Rated 5 out of 5 by Californian Great Atmosphere / Friendly Staff
The hotel itself was awesome! I was very impressed with how clean and comfortable our room was. The staff was extremely nice and offered some great recommendations for the city. The location was also very nice. Easy access to the rental bikes was helpful as well. I'd definitely recommend and will probably stay with them again should I visit Minneapolis in the future!
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Julesindenial Excellent service!!
Our stay at Aloft was amazing! Frank, the gentleman at the front desk, was incredible and made sure everything we could need or want was taken care of. He checked the hours and accommodations of nearby restaurants to find one that would suit us best. After he assisted us with dinner, he made sure our transportation was taken care of as well. The shuttle driver was very friendly and efficient and he provided front door service at our destination. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. This is now our hotel when we are in Minneapolis and we highly recommend it. Thanks Frank!!
June 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GKT123 GKT
Clean, friendly and close to the city center. Loved being able to use the Nice Ride station in front.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DSMArch Great modern hotel for very fair price
Great location and excellent unique modern experience. Rates are better than the typical hotel. Recommended excellent restaurant for dinner. We have stayed many times at Aloft MN before and will continue to come back
July 6, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by DBLJ Incompetent
Made reservation a month before daughter's wedding night, August 17, contacted front desk two days before to verify reservation and late night checkin, was assured enerything was taken care of. Bride and groom arrived to checkin and told no room available as online system overbooked hotel. "The computer did it" Where i work people operate the organization, not computers. Staff on duty gave form apology letter with directions to the Ramada. Staff had lemon attitudes. Customer checked out so waited for room to be cleaned and certainly had the "late" checkin. Ths hotel is the joke of the wedding party and won't be forgotten for a long time.
August 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Midwesterner57 Edgy alternative to boring chain hotel
We stayed at the Aloft Minneapolis for a weekend getaway. Great location downtown. If you're attending a show at the Guthrie Theater, this is the place to stay. The Guthrie is just around the corner, a five minute walk at best. Gold Medal Park is across the street with bike sharing facilities available if you favor two wheel transport. The hotel is edgy and different. Not your average boring run of the mill chain experience and the rates are less expensive. Parking was plentiful and easy in ramp across the street. We will come back. Check out Italian restaurant Bar La Grassa for dinner if you get a chance.
June 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nevergobackhere The air-conditioning system in this hotel room did not work at all.
The air-conditioner started out really strong. It could not be turned lower. Then it would shut off completely and I would roast. Could only sleep for about three hours at a time. And I had to get up and adjust the thermostat. Finally the thermostat completely gave out. I had to ask downstairs to have someone fix the air-conditioning more than once..
Even after the engineer fixed it, , it still only worked for about three hours at a time. The tapwater is totally undrinkable. Hotel only supplied two bottles of water for a three day stay. I was very disappointed. There were no directions in the hotel room for running the lights or the air conditioning.
June 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DowneastTraveler Great value, great location
Although small, the rooms, beds and baths are excellent. Close to public transportation with easy access to the airport and near the Guthrie Theater, the Mill City Museum, and the wonderful Mississippi River parks and historic Stone Arch Bridge across the Falls.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mish41 U of M visit
My daughter & I stayed as we were visiting the U of M. Very nice motel. Clean & comfortable. Didn't have to wait long to check in or out.
June 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pascal70 Great dowtown hotel
I mainly appreciate the location (near I35), not far from downtown. On top, the hotel facilities are good, rooms are not big but very clean and there is always a nice atmosphere in Aloft lobby.
Romms on street side are a bit noisy, prefer rooms on the rear. Staff is very helpful.
June 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Steve1004 sleek euro modern
Very modern and euro like hotel. Rooms very utilitarian and a bit stark yet functional. Staff was excellent in all ways and places. Near Guthrie theatre and great freeway access.
June 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by jloewen Towel rack?
Where does one put a washcloth after use? or a towel? No towel racks, only the stack of new towels! In modern architecture, form is supposed to follow function, but lack of form does not mean the function is no longer needed!
June 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by MJW2014 Thin Walls
The walls were very thin in the hotel and I could hear the child yelling back and forth with his mother all night. I had a hard time falling asleep. Additionally I needed to unplug my fridge because the noise very loud. The staff was great and the rest of the room I loved but the lack of a quiet atmosphere especially when I was trying to sleep impacted my overall impression,
June 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Amazing
Hotel was amazing. It was our first time staying at Aloft. Perfect location since we went to the Vikings game. Great view of downtown. Everyone was super nice. Only downside was the bed was really hard. We will stay here again.
November 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carhartt Great Stay!
Great hotel in a convenient location. I always enjoy my stays at the Aloft Minneapolis and this trip was no exception. The front desk staff is prompt and courteous. I like the wide ranges of food and beverage selection available. The location is close to everything. The only minor negatives I experienced is the self parking is luck of the draw at the garage across the street where the gate seemed to be broken on two occasions not admitting me (not part of the hotel property) which forces you to park on the streets and run down first thing in the morning to put money in the meters. Overall a great hotel!!
July 30, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jennifer2014 No draw space
I recently stayed here with my husband and 2 children. The rooms are VERY small but the worst thing about the room is there isn't any...not ONE draw to put your socks/underwear/bra's in..we had to put it on top of the desk. There were hangers provided but no draw space! Suggestion...get new night tables with draws.
The beds were comfortable. The maid staff was great. If you want your room cooler than the norm 74 be prepared for a LOUD HUM from the A/C unit.
I would not return to the ALOFT.
June 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jbcreative Aloft Minneapolis: 4-star hospitality at 2-star rates
I stay in a lot of hotels, and have visited every brand in the Starwood collection... even though I typically go to a property higher on the category ladder, this Aloft has always surprised and delighted me with a consistency of excellence unmatched by hotels who charge double or even triple the room rate offered by Aloft.
The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and eager to help; the rooms are spotless and efficiently comfortable; and most importantly (to me), as a 14-year SPG member, the staff here actually make me feel like a preferred guest.
One of my least-favorite activities at other Starwood hotels is (1) having to explain to staff what benefits are afforded at my SPG level, and (2) having to beg on bended knee when asking for one of the SPG member benefits my loyalty has earned; it's hard to stay loyal after finally extracting said perk from hotel staff who act as though extending these benefits is an act of charity bestowed to a nuicance freeloader.
Fortunately, this Aloft has always extended member benefits without making me beg or even ask; in most cases, each 4pm checkout or other perk is cheerfully offered before I have to ask, and it's a nice touch when the Aloft staff thanks me for my continued loyalty & sincerely asks me to contact the front desk immediately if any aspect of my stay fails to meet my expectations.
Bravo, Aloft! I'll be back...
February 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by AnaB14 Comfotable stay
Great stay. Decent location.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DT1978 Location is super
great for walking to local restaurants and other activities
June 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by cahi0033 If you're getting married, don't stay here.
A modern concept with very sterile features, this hotel has a facade of luxury. The beds and the pillows were hard.
This hotel has no amenities. This hotel does not accommodate wedding groups well, even when you pay extra for it. This hotel only gives the bride and groom a free room if 20 rooms are booked; most hotels do it anyway. The rooms were small. They lacked any reason to stay in them.
The only bright spot was the bartender and her knowledge of beverages and her personality.
No free breakfast. No wine hour. No treat upon check-in. Worn down walls and furniture. Pool says open all night but closes early.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Miste A Better than home experience
The whole experience at the minneapolis aloft was wonderful. Staff was above and beyond. Definitely will plan to come back.
June 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JEM72 Nice place to stay
Overall this is a nice place to stay. A few minor issues - the shower door didn't fit and a lot of water splashed under it on to the floor, make sure you don't leave anything there. The sink looks great but I couldn't use it very much at all without splashing water all over. Other than that it's a good place to stay - the room was very comfortable and quiet.
May 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Airnorton WONDERFUL PLACE!
We came to Minneapolis to see a Vikings game. We've stayed at many SPG hotels, but this was our first time using ALoft. The room was everything we wanted and more. No wasted space, instead we got exactly what we want in a hotel room. Parking was in the garage across the road. The only issue we had was the firmness of the mattress. I had no problems sleeping after one night, but both of us thought it was too firm after two nights. We would most likely stay here again.
October 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by FlyIntl Consistent, Fun and Comfortable
Stayed here last week and returned this week. I like the Aloft Minneapolis because it's consistent, friendly, fun and comfortable. Easy parking, easy to get around the property, good fitness room, walking/running trails/paths right next door. Some restaurants (not many) are just out the door. Right next to the Guthrie Theater.
The staff is friendly and solidly good. This is one of my favorite Starwood properties in Mpls because it does what it does, well.
June 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by midwesthelper Fun, clean hotel!
What an awesome hotel! The best ever! Clean, trendy, fun hotel! Will definitely stay again.
May 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by economo Maybe you've never heard of a "Reservation"
If not, let me explain. People sometimes call you on the phone and tell you what nights they want to stay at your hotel. You say "OK" and maybe take some info and that's how you and I both know that I'll be staying at your hotel. OK, clear on that? So....I did that. You were one of the hotels with blocked rooms for a conference I'll be attending. I called. You took my info. You said I'd get a call back to sort out my reservation. I figured that, given that I was calling a hotel, you'd, you know, call me back with the reservation. (Hotels are known for making reservations. Hmmm... do you need me to tell you what a hotel is? Maybe not...) So, I didn't get a call back. Then, I called again. You took my reservation information again. I, again, was promised a call back. AT NO POINT did you tell me that you were booked or maybe booked or nearly booked or sorta booked or in danger of getting booked. You just told me to wait. I did. In the meantime, the other hotels reserved for my conference got booked. I called you again. You sounded confused. You didn't have my name or number (which I'd dutifully given you twice) and you explained to me that you were, in fact, all booked up. You also acted confused when I said that I had been told that I'd get a call back. I try to stay anchored to reality and so I don't think I made the two phone calls up in my head. (Oh gosh, if I did, then I have much bigger problems... let's assume I actually did call you and I suppose you can verify that given that some calls are recorded). Anyhoo.... now it seems I'm out of luck since I'm flying in to MN if a few weeks and need a room and, due to your flagrant ignorance as to the nature of a "reservation", I don't have one. Thanks, ALOFT! (And, apple-tinis and other sorta outdated coolness factors notwithstanding, I am super disappointed with this hotel and will actively avoid this brand in the future; all joking aside, I travel a lot and don't have time for hotel staff that is incapable of making a reservation properly.)
May 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Marinka This hotel was located ideally for our stay.
We attended a play at the Guthrie so this hotel was so convenient. The staff gave us helpful information for places to eat and coffee the next morning, again within walking distance. We were surprised that there really was no hotel parking. The public parking ramp was close by, which we used, but thought maybe the hotel would have compensated for its use.
May 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 111111 great experience
Everything went well, staff was great!
May 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by masternurse Great Hotel for Business Travel
The food was excellent. Both the quality and the selection of food far exceeded my expectations. It was so easy to eat before and after my busines meetings without having to leave the hotel.
May 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lbarrows Fantastic hospitality
This is such a wonderful place to stay when you are in the Minneapolis area, especially if you are going to the Guthrie or on a biking outing. Rooms are modern, spacious, and comfy. Great beds, cool shower set-up. They have a seriously marvelous staff and the lobby is happening in the evening. Highly, highly recommended if you are looking for an inviting, contemporary hotel stay.
May 19, 2014