The Aloft Manhattan Downtown Hotel Review is a continuation of the TPOL in NYC Trip Report.
With the DOW hitting record highs day after day, The Street is in need of a place to celebrate. If you’re a banker or just a lawyer in town on business, consider staying at the Aloft Manhattan Downtown where happy hour lasts late into the night.
I needed one more night to requalify for platinum. Although it was more expensive than the Four Points Long Island City, I chose the Aloft Wall Street to ring in this accomplishment. The Aloft Wall Street is a happening place for a part of town that goes dead after the closing bell.
Ambiance is aplenty in the Aloft Downtown.
The hotel is conveniently within walking distance to New York Small Claims Court, the reason for Bachuwa Law’s visit and consequently TPOL’s visit to the Big Apple (see my guide on Frequent Miler for the small claims process). It is also walking distance to the NYSE and other FiDi attractions.
The room is small by Aloft standards but adequate for New York standards. It still has the fun pillows and comfortable bed. Add in a powerful air conditioner and I slept like a baby.
The Bathroom And Amenities
Aloft soap. Aloft coffee. Aloft shower. All good on that front.
The best part of the Aloft Wall Street is the WXYZ bar. Unlike most WXYZ bars (see Aloft Abu Dhabi), this one had cocktails worth drinking. I especially enjoyed the Don Julio concoction. Also, unlike most WXYZ bars, this one had a decent crowd of locals coming by after work.
If your NY travel requires you to be in FiDi I would recommend staying at the Aloft Wall Street. It has more atmosphere than the Four Points Downtown and is a kinder price than the Andaz.