Discover The Best Staycation Spots In Midtown: Aloft Hotel

I simply adore a staycation, especially when the hotel is situated in the ideal location in town. Aloft Hotel in Midtown is a must-visit! You will fall in love with everything, from the delectable food to the cozy rooms and the breathtaking rooftop experience. Don’t miss out on the abundance of reasons to love Aloft Hotel!

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Welcome to my blog where I’ll be sharing my experience of a staycation in Aloft Midtown Tampa. Located in the heart of the city, Aloft Midtown Tampa provides a perfect urban oasis for travelers looking for a fun and relaxing getaway. With its modern and vibrant vibe, Aloft Hotels offers a unique stay experience that combines comfort, style, and convenience. Whether you’re a local looking for a staycation or a visitor looking for a base to explore Tampa, Aloft Hotels is an excellent choice. So, let’s dive into my experience and discover what Aloft Midtown Tampa has to offer!

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Your Guide to Midtown Tampa: What You Need to Know Before You Go

Midtown Tampa is a new 1.8 million square feet mixed-use development located in the heart of Tampa. This pedestrian-friendly district features contemporary architecture, public art installations, green spaces, and retail stores. Midtown Tampa is also home to a variety of restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, offices, and apartments. 

One of the key attractions of the area is Midtown Commons, a public plaza that serves as the center of activity for the development, featuring a performance stage and space for community gatherings. The district is conveniently located near Tampa International Airport, Raymond James Stadium, and downtown Tampa, making it an ideal location for visitors to the city. Visitors can easily explore the area on foot or take advantage of the free shuttle service available within Midtown Tampa.

Midtown Tampa is a walkable and bikeable neighborhood, and the hotel’s central location makes it easy to get around. There are also several transportation options available for those who want to explore the city beyond Midtown. Visitors can take the city bus, ride a bike, or take a taxi or ride-share service. Tampa’s streetcar line also runs through downtown and connects to several other neighborhoods, including Ybor City and Channelside. Additionally, there are several car rental companies located nearby for those who prefer to drive themselves.

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From Sephora to Whole Foods there’s plenty of places to choose from when in Midtown. See the full list here. 

Overview of Aloft Midtown Tampa

The hotel is a trendy and modern hotel that offers a comfortable and stylish staycation experience. The hotel is located in the heart of the Midtown Tampa community and features a variety of amenities for guests to enjoy, including an outdoor pool, fitness center, and lounge. The hotel also has a lively atmosphere, with live music and events often taking place on-site.

Aloft Midtown Tampa offers several room options, including standard rooms with king or queen beds, as well as suites with additional living space and pull-out sofas. Each room is equipped with modern amenities, such as a flat-screen TV, mini-fridge, and free Wi-Fi.

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Love the modern design
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Lovely seating area
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Mini sized items ranging from shampoo to body wash
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I love the cool light fixtures in the bedroom. The decor is so chic and modern.

Room Options & Amenities Available

There are the different types of rooms available at Aloft Midtown Tampa along with their descriptions:

  1. Aloft King Room: These rooms come with a king-sized bed and feature modern decor, free Wi-Fi, a 55-inch LCD TV, a mini-fridge, and a coffee maker.
  2. Aloft Two Queen Room: These rooms come with two queen-sized beds and are ideal for families or groups. They feature the same amenities as the Aloft King Rooms.
  3. Savvy Suite: These suites feature a separate bedroom with a king-sized bed, a living area with a pull-out sofa bed, a 55-inch LCD TV, a mini-fridge, and a coffee maker.
  4. Breezy Suite: These suites feature a king-sized bed, a living area with a pull-out sofa bed, a wet bar with a sink and mini-fridge, a 55-inch LCD TV, and a coffee maker.
  5. Urban Suite: These suites feature a king-sized bed, a living area with a pull-out sofa bed, a wet bar with a sink and mini-fridge, a 55-inch LCD TV, and a coffee maker. Additionally, they come with an extra half-bath for added convenience.
  6. Splash Room: These rooms are perfect for those traveling with kids as they feature two bunk beds and a twin trundle bed. They come with a 55-inch LCD TV, a mini-fridge, and a coffee maker.

All rooms at Aloft Midtown Tampa feature free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, coffee makers, and Bliss Spa toiletries.

Top Things to Do Near Midtown Tampa

The hotel offers a central location in a vibrant area that provides easy access to many exciting attractions. Nearby, guests can explore Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Adventure Island, Lowry Park Zoo, and the Florida Aquarium. The iconic Tampa Riverwalk is also just a short drive away and offers a variety of waterfront dining and shopping options. For sports enthusiasts, the Raymond James Stadium and Amalie Arena are also located nearby.

Other nearby attractions include the Tampa Museum of Art, the Glazer Children’s Museum, and the Tampa Bay History Center. For those interested in shopping, the International Plaza and Bay Street is a premier shopping destination featuring high-end designer brands and luxury stores.

If you’re looking for a day at the beach, the hotel is just a short drive away from beautiful Gulf Coast beaches like Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach.

Best Dining Options in and around Aloft Midtown Tampa

The first option is the Sal Y Mar Rooftop, an open-air rooftop bar with views of the city skyline that offers a selection of cocktails, beer, and wine, as well as a menu of fresh seafood dishes and other small plates.

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Loved their shrimp fritters appetizer.
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You have to order their shrimp and grits! It literally set my southern heart on fire. 10/10
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From day to night. The ambiance at Sal Y Mar is beyond words.
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How cute are these chairs. Couldn't get more insta worthy!
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The second is the WXYZ Bar, a trendy spot with a laid-back atmosphere that serves craft cocktails, beer, and wine, as well as light bites such as flatbreads and sliders.

Order their ‘Espresso Martini’ and thank me later *wink*

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How cute is the seating area at the bar? The neon sign says "live". Love it!

Final thoughts on my staycation at Aloft Midtown Tampa

As your staycation at Aloft Midtown Tampa comes to a close, don’t forget to take one last stroll around Midtown Tampa and enjoy its unique shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. With so much to see and do, you may not have had time to fit everything in during your stay. But don’t worry, there’s always next time!

Whether you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city or simply want a change of scenery, a staycation at Aloft Midtown Tampa is the perfect way to relax, unwind, and explore everything that Midtown Tampa has to offer. So why not book your staycation today and discover what makes this vibrant neighborhood so special?

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