I recently made a trip to Miami because an old friend was getting married, and a few of our high school buds and their ladies were going to be there. I figured it’d be great – get some sun, hang out on the beach, visit Little Havana, do a little partying, do the wedding thing, all that. Well, it was fun, but not at all what I expected.
Why? Because we got rained out. The whole weekend. Apparently Miami is not the epicenter of sunny days that everyone says it is. We did manage to sneak in a little tourist activity here and there, but, for the most part, we didn’t want to leave the hotel.
Thankfully, our accommodations were pretty killer. We stayed at Aloft Miami Doral, and they took great care of us. The room was clean, and “so retro-modern,” as my girlfriend called it. Our second day in Miami – the day before the wedding – was actually the most fun I’ve had in awhile.
Yeah, I know…in a hotel? Maybe the good company helped, but I’m serious. It was a blast. We got to sleep in (really rare for my gf and I, since we both work about 60 hours a week), grab some breakfast, and even get in a little work out in their gym. The rain broke for about an hour, so the we all headed out for a walk to Lakeside Memorial Park. It was way bigger than I expected, and really well taken care of. The fresh air was nice.
Then…the rain was back. Rain in Miami can be surprisingly intense, even in the summer. Needless to say, we were happy to be back in the comfort of the hotel. The group split a little after that – some up to nap, get their own gym time, watch tv…that kind of stuff. My lady and I mixed a couple of cappuccinos at Aloft’s 24/7 self-serve fresh bar and holed up in the room for a couple of hours, watching a show that she picked. Something to do with weddings. I love that woman, but I’m here to tell you, I was asleep for just about the whole marathon.
By the time I was rested and she was bored of the tele, it was almost 6 p.m., so we figured we’d snag our friends, hit happy hour at the hotel bar (W XYZ) and put their pool table to good use. We got some solid competition going, and even got some fellow vacationers – and now, new friends – in on it. There was a band playing some live music too, and they were awesome! We stayed until the bar closed up at midnight, and got some much needed sleep before the wedding the next day.
Our stay was just the break we needed. 10/10 would recommend!
Aloft Miami Doral is located in Miami’s Doral area, less than one mile from International Mall and Dolphin Mall and just nine miles from Miami International Airport.
Aloft makes travel fresh and fun, with bold modern design, bright social spaces – perfect for travelers who want unique experiences. Aloft has a variety of features, like an outdoor Splash pool, grab & go pantry, and fast & free WiFi. Enjoy their vibrant social scene at W XYZ® bar, with signature cocktails and tasty bites from the happy hour menu.