With a trendy "W xyz" bar and a smashing location just south of Pack Square, this hotel remains very popular. Minimalist decor and simple furnishings in the 115 boxy rooms might make you think you're in IKEA, but there's free Wi-Fi and a fridge for your bottled water. Although the hotel itself has only limited food service, there's a good restaurant on the ground floor, Blackbird, and you're within steps of more than a dozen other places to eat and drink. And although
it's part of Starwood's "Style at a Steal" Aloft brand, in-season rates here remain fairly, um, lofty.