Rated 1 out of 5 by Campos64 Sorely Disgruntled!
After calling ahead and confirming that we would be receiving a double queen room, we arrived very late (they knew this in advance as well) only to find out that they were completely booked and our room only had one bed. My husband and I had just returned from a long flight, having both just had surgery and there was someone with us to help us. This was why I confirmed the double queen room ahead of time. We ended up not being able to stay as he had no where to sleep.. The man at the desk refused to refund our money and was rude when I asked him to note that we did NOT stay but had to go find another hotel. I will not recommend this hotel.
March 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Moorerl2 Unique hotel
Aloft is an unique hotel. Rooms are very well laid out with lots of storage. Mattresses are very firm. Lobby is great for getting together with friends. Hotel staff is very helpful. Location is great. Several places to eat and shop close by.
February 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sadman great property near the airport....
i have stayed at a number of aloft properties around the world but this one would have to be my favourite....great staff, very good location & just the right distance from the airport....
check-in was quick & there was very pleasant live music at the bar....great atmosphere....
i was initially concerned about noise from the airport but i had no trouble sleeping at night as far as noise was concerned....
the hotel is surrounded but lots of restaurants as well as a number of big brand shops like best buy & dsw....
there is a free shuttle to the airport that leaves every 30 minutes....
would definitely stay here again if i have an early morning flight out of pdx....
May 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by pretzeldw One of the best hotels near the airport
I always try to stay here when passing through Portland, about 6 separate times as I write this review. First off, its in a great area. Cascade Station has a lot of places to eat and shop within walking distance. Famous Daves is right across the street if you feel like some good BBQ. There is also Buffalo Wild Wings, Red Robin, and IHOP within a 2 minute walk. Plus some smaller shops closer to Ikea (Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Panda Express, Sushi, and my favorite Yo-Cream Frozen Yogurt). Its a good area to stay if you want to spend a little time.
aloft hotel has a very young, modern, hip look and feel to it. When you walk in it is very open. You will see the wxyz bar where you can get some great drinks and appys. A pool table and some Apple computers you can use. There is a nice pool and fitness center as well. In the summer months they have a nice patio area for the wxyz bar. In the main lobby there is a tv monitor with flight schedules at the Portland Airport, and stations to check into your flight.
There is a lot of parking behind the hotel. Plenty of room for a large moving truck or motorhome even.
My experience with the front staff has been good. They are friendly and quick to help you with your requests.
Overall you won't be disappointed staying here
February 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by TomL Standard Aloft Hotel
This is similar to other Aloft hotels. The staff is friendly. The location is good, 10 minutes from PDX. There are several chain restaurants within easy walking distance. There is on-call shuttle service to the airport. Loud music in the lobby. There are many snacks and drinks available in the lobby, although they are not cheap.
As with other Aloft hotels, the room lighting design is not so good. The bathroom lighting cannot be turned on without lighting up the bedroom, waking anyone who might be sleeping.
December 1, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by LadyTraveler62 Great Places
Aloft met & exceeded my travel needs. The staff were very helpful, even remember me from when I called and booked the room. Very helpful, good follow through. PDF email reciept arrived without me asking for it - thank you.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fitment First Time Guest
The hotel was fantastic. The only negative comment I can give to this hotel is the WIFI did not work in the Splash area
January 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Moreau01 reservation mix up
We actually left and went somewhere else due to a reservation mix up (not our fault)
January 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kimwr1966 Great stay!!
My friend and I came down from Seattle for the Pearl Jam concert. The hotel was awesome. The decor has great lines, the staff was wonderful and I want the squishy blue floor in the elevators. This was my first stay in an Aloft and I will look for an Aloft hotel first when planning my stay anywhere. You guys rocked it!
December 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grandkids10 The Aloft had everything we needed.
The Aloft was not only a great hotel, but having shops and restaurants so close was exceptional. WE will be back and will recommend the Aloft to everyone.
December 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by energywhiz Stay was Ok
Arrived on shuttle from airport. Hotel is second stop for the shuttle. Front Desk clerk seemed way too interested in chatting with another staff member before bothering to assist me.
Room was your standard Aloft which I generally love, but the room was dirty and the mattress creaked. I was too tired to bother to complain so I can't speak as to how Staff would have handled it.
I was not thanked for being a platinum member nor told or asked about the points amenity, however it posted soon after my stay.
Overall an ok hotel.
January 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PF808 Ultra-modern and Upbeat
This was my first time staying at this hotel. It was recommended by my son. Initially, I was a little concern that it might be a little too high tech for me. The décor was very unique and I loved the colors and ultra-modern style. The room was clean and fresh with a lot of shelf space and power outlets, I will definitely stay at an Aloft Hotel in the future and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in an upbeat atmosphere with a change from the norm. The one drawback to this hotel was that there was not a restaurant onsite or a breakfast meal included as a part of the price. However, at this particular location, there were several restaurants within close walking distance. The staff here were very friendly and helpful. This was one of my best experiences at a hotel.
June 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Don99 This hotel was great
The only thing that I would have liked that the hotel didn't have was a hot tub. The pool was very good though and we were the only people there. Our room was very nicely appointed with everything that we needed. We were greeted by very friendly staff during check in and the staff was most helpful in assisting us with directions during our stay.
January 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mcmbam First experience with Aloft
This was our first experience with Aloft - we are gold SPG members, owning multiple Starwood timeshares plus lots of experience with the varying levels of their hotels. This was an excellent experience for us and we will definitely seek out Alofts in the future. Suggestion: hotel expects too much of their front desk staff - juggling check-ins, check-outs, stocking the snack/take out area and taking food orders. Either increase staffing there or split responsibilities more.
August 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by SJR22 Well located PDX hotel
This property is directly across the street from a nice mall with lots of restaurants, has an airport shuttle, and is one long block from the train/transit into downtown Portland. Good location, good value, nice place.
October 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nursery1234 Great place to stay, good location
We stayed three nights here on 2 different occasions in July. Both times, the staff went above and beyond the call of duty to make us feel welcome. We even got a late check out on the last day since our flight out wasn't till late at night. The room was clean and very different, but is modern. The pool and fitness center are open 24 hours which would be nice (didn't use them). They could use a hot tub.
August 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Alohaquelah Great proximity to MAX
Free parking; close to MAX; heart of downtown PDX in 15 minutes.
January 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by mbluecpa Good choice near the airport
The Aloft is a good choice in a large and growing retail/office compound near the airport. Rooms and amenities at Aloft properties are fairly standard and as expected. The rooms are somewhat small but perfect for a one-night airport hotel stay.
Several chain restaurants, both fast-food and sit-down, are within an easy walk. The hotel has an airport shuttle shared witih other properties that's available on-demand with 10-15 minutes' notice. Portland's MAX light rail runs fairly near to the hotel (~1/4 mile) providing access to/from downtown in a little over 30 minutes and the airport in about 5 minutes.
The gym had three treadmills, a bike, a couple of elliptical machines, and a weight machine. Nothing spectacular, but it definitely met my needs and expectations.
The hotel provides an amenity for Gold and Platinum guests; the front-desk agent was not aware of it but just handed me a $5 credit for food/beverage when I inquired.
The hotel has free parking and occasionally advertises park, stay, and fly packages. It's also a good value on cash and points stays.
February 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Familyfun Great place to stay
We had a great time in Portland very easy to get around with the light rail right out the door and the staff day and night were very helpful. We will be back. Thank you
August 30, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nic1 Complete disappointment after long day of travel
We usually always stay at the Aloft Potland Airport when we travel from the airport. I made my usual reservations, received confirmations, then even confirmed my room a day prior knowing our flight would be coming in after midnight. I was assured our room was reserved as requested and that there would be no problem with our late arrival. After a 20 hour day of flying two flights of over 7 hours in flight, we arrived at our hotel to be told a tour had come in and that our room was no longer available but they could send us to a sister hotel. Not what you want to hear at 12:45 am. And to top it all off, the sister hotel they sent us to was very old and was In need of a complete renovation in their rooms (we actually saw a lot of mold in the bathrooms). I have recommended the Aloft to many of my friends and associates as "the" place to stay if you are flying out of or to the Portland airport. That will not happen anymore. This situation was completely unacceptable and unprofessional. In this day of social media, customer service should be exceptional for companies tht care about continued business from loyal customers...not making those customers feel disregarded.
December 28, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by fworth Staffing has slipped
Client relations needs some improvement. Due to severe weather delays, I arrived 5 hrs later than expected. Person at front desk seemed annoyed that I was checking in. When I asked him to check if my loyalty account was on the reservation, he shook his head and rolled his eyes, as if I had asked him to do the impossible.
The next morning aFed Ex shipment was sent to me at the hotel and I was told it had not arrived. When I provided name of the person who signed, I was told there was no one by that name working at the hotel. Finally, about half an hour later, another person at the front desk recognized the name and was able to find the package, which had been delivered hours ago. I never received a call/message alerting me the package had arrived, had I not been so persistent, I would not have received it at all.
My first day at the hotel I had hung the 'do not disturb' on my door early morning, as I had a series of conference calls. The sign was removed when I left the hotel before noon, but room service never came back to clean my room. The second day I found used coffee packets in the coffee maker, which had not been cleaned.
I stay at this hotel 4-5 times a year, service had always been great, but it has certainly slipped.
June 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kimberly Wonderful Stay
The hotel was very comfortable. It felt secure, and the general atmosphere was warm and welcoming.
February 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jamie29 Had a great stay
Love the pool table in the lobby. Great drinks at the bar. Comfortable rooms.
July 17, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anthony86 The rooms were not up to starwoods standards
The staff was friendly and helpful, but the room was just not up to the standards I have experienced at other starwoods locations. When I entered the room there was a large stain on the carpet as I opened the door. As I walked into the room there were large scuffs on the wall to the left and part of the wall had been covered with a similarly colored piece of something but did not match the paint color/wallpaper. The comforter was lumpy and had no duvet (was just placed between two sheets). As I pulled back the comforter I discovered hair. I appreciate the modern look of the design but was absolutely not satisfied with the state of my room for the rate I paid.
October 1, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Southbound Worst hotel experience of my life
Once I retired to get 6 hours sleep before catching my flight, I itched the entire time I was in the bed. So, I scratched for six hours, from head to heel (yes, my heels were itching too) and finally just got out of bed at 2am and the itching stopped. I brought this to the attention of the front desk person and he offered to give me some free toiletries to take with me. No thank you. I've only stayed in one other Aloft in Nashville, TN, and had a great experience. But the Portland, OR, location, was a horrendous experience.
December 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by McCollin Fantastic stay at Aloft Portland
I was pleasantly surprised by the simplicity yet full service of the Aloft Portland. The shuttle from the airport was great. I was greeted quickly and with a friendly smile. My room was compact yet comfortable. I liked how the soap and shampoo were mounted in the shower. the bathroom sink was nice but didn't drain very well. The bar and downstairs area was very clean and enjoyable. It was conveniently located too. Ashley, in the bar was attentive and friendly. It was a very nice place overall!! I only expected that being an SPG member would get me a little better rate the the general rate but otherwise it was a great place with nice and simple amenities.
April 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Azor Breakfast was a joke.
The beds were lumpy with a very thin pad that made sleeping difficult. The breakfast was a joke. There was not even hot water because at 9:30am the machine needed to be cleaned. In fact the front staff were not aware that breakfast was ongoing until 10am. There was little or no directions from the front staff. Not everyone has been in the hotel before. It would helpful if the staff looked up every now and then to see if help was required. The lounge was the best part of the stay. Very nice service
December 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mindsurge Great service; uncomfortable sleep
The staff at the aloft was excellent -- going above and beyond to be friendly, informative of the local area and helpful. The room was clean and had all needed amenities (coffee, electical, WIFI, etc.). However, the bed was terribly hard and uncomfortable as were the spongy pillows. Didn't get much sleep due to the uncomfortable mattress/pillows. On a good note, it was very quite even though it was right next to the airport; must have great sound insulation. Bar was a bit higher for drinks than I've paid at other locations. But it is centrally located within walking distance of shopping and a good selection of restaurants.
August 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karen83 Excellent stay!
We checked in and used the park and fly. Great program for those who are needing to leave their car and not use the airport! We have stayed here many times before but this experience was different. Never have we received service like we have this one. Winn checked us in and was extremely friendly. He made us feel like we really mattered and working in the customer industry myself I know that goes along way. Keep him around! People at the front desk in the morning were extremely nice as well; however, I was unable to get any of their names. Nonetheless, great amazing stay. Will always come back for the service that we receive from this hotel! Not ordinary service!
December 30, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Scubasteve Usually my favorite PDX hotel
My one and only complaint: The WI-FI didn't work. I have stayed here dozens of times and never had a problem connecting with either my laptop or hand held devices. this time I could barely get a 3G cell signal. the WIFI strength indicator wavered between 2 and 3 bars. I was on a high floor so I'm not sure if that was the reason for the issue. When I called down to see if a wired alternative was available they said they had no loaner CAT-5 cables,
December 3, 2013