aloft1It’s always refreshing to see a new choice of hotel property near the San Francisco Airport — and the options have gotten even better recently. Just a half mile from the airport, the hip and ultra modern new Aloft hotel is a great choice for a comfortable stay before or after flying or when visiting the Bay Area.

Great amenities like free Wi-fi, bottled water, and quality coffee make this a comfy choice in a loft-inspired lodging option.

A lovely indoor splash poor, on-site parking, airport shuttle, backyard lounging area, upbeat bar with live music, luggage storage and even a pet program make this stand out as an exceptional overnight option.

aloft2This hotel has style and lots of it. Even the hip and funky elevators with futuristic music and plasma-moving psychedelic floors that smoosh when you step are the coolest of cool.

An on-site gym and comfy lounge serving small plates add to the comfort. Plush and cozy pillows beckon to folks who can enjoy a cocktail and entertainment with some snack food, all in a hip and jazzy yet, ever-so-laid-back atmosphere. It’s just what you need before or after a flight at SFO.

aloft3Aloft is pet friendly. Their ARF Program lavishes furry and four legged guests with a dog bowl, treats, and special doggy bed nearly as cozy as the lounge downstairs.

Before going aloft, stay Aloft next time your travels take you in or out of SFO.

Carmel L. Mooney is the editor of, an online travel magazine. Carmel’s been on local talk radio for 17 years and now co-hosts THE GOOD LIFE with Mike the Wine Guy on KMYC 1410AM. Her family travel column can be read in California Kids Magazine at: You can follow her on Twitter: @CarmelLeeMooney or Facebook. Carmel is also the Executive Director of Pawsitive Service Dog Solutions, a non-profit that trains and places Autism Service Dogs.