Rated 4 out of 5 by Eimb Convenient and decent place to stay near airport
Rooms nice, AC noisy, shower old, light over bed didn't work but close to airport, decent bed, good tv.
September 5, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rob205 A bit disappointed
US Air put me up in PHLY overnight and I chose Aloft, having stayed prior at all the other Starwood brands. The lobby seemed clever, but once upstairs the concept has a cheap feel to it. I liked the design in a way but the implementation seems cheap. The first room I was given the linen was not changed and there was hair on the bed. In the second room the tile in the bathroom had mildewed and it just looked like it was a old shower in old hotel rebranded, which I understand this one was built from scratch. I would not be likely to stay at this hotel again.
January 25, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by OnTheRoadAgain99 Small things make the whole difference.... Bad Experience
I like the ALoft concept, but this was a string of unacceptable conditions.
1. $7 for parking... explained by the desk agent as acceptable because they have low rates.
2. Internet speed was slower than slow. Couldn't download average sized files or remote connect to remote server.
3. Phone battery started to beep at 4am.
4. Shower water temp was either freezing or scalding....one slight setting was acceptable for humans
5. Digital tv had no service from 6:30a - 8am
6. Coffee maker wasn't assembled properly by the maid and it poured everywhere but the cup.
7. Ceiling in the bathroom had large curls of paints and was in dis-repair.
Stopped by the front desk in the morning to make my comments in person, but the staff was too busy chatting amongst themselves...so didn't bother.
It would have also been nice if I was told that the room key is required to leave the parking lot.
All in All, not a good experience.
March 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SamanthaLAXtoPHL Modern chic with outstanding service
I've stayed at Aloft hotels in California before but this was my first time at the Aloft - Philadelphia Airport location. I had a WONDERFUL time at the Philly Aloft. The customer service was excellent and I wanted to specifically thank Lindsay, the front desk staff member. She was extremely courteous but more important she was vivacious , she really enjoyed her job and it showed. She helped answer my questions about parking, the shuttle, the amenities and the Starwood Preferred Guest rewards program. I can't thank Lindsay enough for making my trip to Philly a success. The hotel was clean and the entire staff was friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone and I will continue to stay at the Starwood family hotels.
September 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Quon The Aloft is NOT kid friendly
My room was quite small for the price I paid. I was not satisfied with the housekeeping of my room. One of my beds was perfectly made and the other one looked like the previous person had made the other one. My bathroom wasn't replenished with a fresh roll of toilet paper, and it was ¾ gone. My shower leaked water onto the floor. I had to constantly reset the air conditioner every time I turned off the air to turn it back on. I requested that two wash cloth and two towels be placed inside my room that was 9 o'clock in the morning. When I return 9 o'clock that evening they had not been up to my room and when I called front desk they told me that housekeeping leave at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. (Most check-in are at 3pm) Most of all, I had problems when I had my children swimming in the pool. The pool open from 6 a.m. To 11 p.m. And their excuse was it was adult swim time. They could not show me anything to verify that it was Adult Swim time not even the sign posted inside a swimming area. One of their security guards became very hostile with me. The front desk manager did come down to apologize. The only thing that baffled me was they have 4 pools in that hotel why would you hold on Adult Swim and the main pool to take away from the kids fun? When booking the reservation it was not disclosed and they said they had complimentary breakfast where you can just grab and go which is not true. Heard quite a lot of banging due to some of the rooms being under construction.
June 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BigBill We Love Aloft
This is our perhaps 5th stay at this hotel, The Aloft? It has that little edge to it that peps you up a little and thankfully since the original concept was rolled out, the "Aloha" bit has been dropped. Little touches such as the Bliss Spa products and King beds are nice. We stay at this one to catch early flights as we do not live very close to the airport, or stay here if we get in very late. Never disappointed, very good value pricing unless a convention in town bleeds down to the airport for rooms. I wish there were more Alofts.
April 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by subphillyflyer This hotel is very modern
My son and I really enjoy staying at this hotel.
August 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DK72 Cannot be beaten for the value
I have stayed at Aloft in Philadelphia several times and it cannot be beaten for value. It is a fraction of the price of the hotel at the airport but is only five minutes away. It offers the best quality of mattress and the rooms are very quiet and peaceful. My only complaint was that my room was not ready when I arrived and I had to wait about 20 minutes for them to get it ready, but that was a minor issue.
August 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Carhartt Needs Improvement
I have come to expect all Alofts to be consistently similar but this property in particular was lacking. Hopefully, it was just a temporary glitch.
Pros - Extremely friendly staff, check-in, etc. Rooms Air Conditioning was excellent!
Cons - Parking at $12 a day. Upon checkout I had to pay to get out and ended up being double charged for that day. $36 for less than 2 days. High speed internet is non existent and did not work 95% of the time. Internet was slow enough wireless or wired that even Gmail wouldn't load. Hotel and kitchen were out of bottled water. Poor selection of foods, fresh fruits, salads, etc. No breakfast in morning as oven was broke. Hotel in general was pretty dirty. Floors in halls needed a vacuum big time.
August 4, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by srx788 It was a nightmare
The staff was lazy. No one was at the front desk when i walked in. After i finally was checked in my toilet, a sink were draing slow and were dirity. Lets not talk about the shower because it was filithy. This is the second time i stayed here and its the last.
July 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by anewdayanewstep12 Quality Customer Service
This past weekend, my wife and I went back to the same Aloft location we went to 5 years prior while dating.
While in town for the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. National Conclave, we had several positive interactions with the lead concierge, Mrs. Danielle Gaines.
Her customer service was impeccable! She made sure our dog Cinnamon was well taken of, was kind to every guest she encountered, and recommended great places for breakfast/lunch. Overall, she was the type of person visiting guests should interact with.
In all of my years of hotel stays, I can't remember as high quality concierge as Danielle.
Kudos to her…
Job well done!
Kyle and Michelle Bacon
July 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by KimmieSue Hotel is ok
My first time staying at aloft. It was ok, at check in the security guard was standing at the desk since the agent had to step away, he said she would be right back. He started singing with the music playing in the lobby . Seemed a bit awakard. The agent came back and was friendly. Got to the room and it was muggy feeling. The AC was on but still felt sticky. Once the shower was turned on these little flying bugs came out of nowhere. They were all over the walls and ceiling in the shower.
June 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by M2362 Never Again
This was the loudest hotel I have ever stayed in. I didn't sleep a wink all night. I arrived late, and had an early flight, so was anxious to get to bed right away. The noise started about 10 PM and at 1:30 AM I finally called down to the desk and complained about the loudness in the hallway. The desk clerk promised to send up "security". I have no idea if anyone ever responded, but the noise continued until well after 3 AM. Doors slamming, yelling, thumping and foul language. I was afraid for my safety, and afraid to complain again. I was relieved to take the shuttle to the airport at 5:40 AM.
January 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Hotel13 Disappointing
This was our first stay at an Aloft hotel and it will likely be our last. The room we were in was gross (tile grout as coming apart in several places, and was haphazardly patched in others with mildew all around, a ceiling patch above the toilet was weeping spackle residue down the wall), and loud - between room doors that *loudly* slam shut and a connecting room door that was so thin we were part of the dance party next door to us against our wishes. We notified the front desk four times (twice in person, twice by phone) about the noise issue with our neighbors and while we were assured security was sent up, the problem was never resolved resulting in the worst hotel stay I have ever had.
March 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hockeybeez Great place to stay for our Philly getaway
This hotel near the airport made it easy to get downtown. Staff was friendly, professional, and courteous. Décor was functional and comfortable with the lobby being a great place to relax, probably moreso than the room. Facility was fine with some renovations underway. Guest laundry room was out of order, which could be a problem for longer stay guests. All in all, it was just right for our mini-vacation
August 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by LaSold This hotel had great features
We stay at Aloft Hotel many times. Usually in Texas. We had great experiences. We had two issues that came up with this stay. We were at the airport and saw the shuttle and chased it down before it left. When we reached the shuttle the guy said "sorry" and drove off. Did not provide detail why but drove off. The second was we wanted to print our boarding passes for our return flight. The printer was out of ink. I do not understand why you would not send someone to pick up toner. The hotel person said we could go to Four Points the sister hotel. It turned out that computer was not working either. However, she took us to the front desk and printed our boarding passes at the counter for us using your computers. We probably will not stay at Aloft in Philadelphia again.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ryan1984 Great Customer Service
I stayed in the hotel for one night, on August 2, 2014. The first thing I noticed when I arrived was the customer service. The front desk agent, Angel, was the friendliest and most helpful employee I have dealt with at a hotel. She explained the parking procedures thoroughly, told me about a few restuarants in the area (and also explained the re: Fresh area in the hotel), and also gave me a room with the renovated shower (which was very nice).
When I left the front desk and headed for my room, I passed a few other employees (mostly housekeeping and security), who all greeted me and seemed very friendly.
The room itself was nice, I like the modern look. The beds were comfortable and everything looked clean.
Thanks again for a great stay, especially the great customer service and hospitality. I will be staying with Aloft again when I return to Philly.
August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sarah74 Grateful
I left my engagement ring in my hotel room and did not call to have it located until 3 hours after I left the hotel. I am extremely grateful to the staff at Aloft that they located my ring when my room had been cleaned that morning. They kept the ring safe over the weekend and mailed it to me as requested. I am forever grateful! It is heart warming to know that their are good and honest people in this world. I have not been as lucky in the past when dealing with other hotel chains.
The Aloft staff overall were extremely friendly and helfpul. Thank you!
March 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by BigBill Progressive Problems with Partiers
This is the first of the brand that I and my family ever stayed overnight, back in the "Aloha" days, which thankfully are gone. Philadelphia in general and this site in particular can be a problem for people renting a hotel room and then partying. It has happened more than once here, this time egregiously. At check-in I specifically noted that I did not want to be disturbed by partiers. The (rude) front desk staffer (As a Platinum I was denied a request for a second bottle of water - never previously encountered) showed me a form guests sign to say that if they party they will be sake to leave (I was not asked to sign it, I must have looked as if I were traveling in the morning - which I was). We were directly in the room adjacent to partiers, clearly there for no other reasons. They were in the hall and loud through the wall awakening both of us and necessitating a trip to the front desk. The noise did stop, to credit, but it was 3 a.m. and had gone on for a time. I'm fed up with this location and there are other options, I don't think I'll be back, been here many times but this combo of events is unacceptable. There is not much an Aloft can offer as a perk, but denying a bottle of water?
June 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by YellowCar modern hotel
Great Hotel near the airport, modern facilities. Close enough to the city. There is a 12 dollar parking fee.
August 6, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by MeMyselfandI12345 I Will Never Stay Here Again
This hotel looks good but it isn't - don't be fooled by the surface. The staff are friendly however things don't get done when you ask. There is limited food on site and you are supposed to walk across the parking lot to the sister hotel which is fine but the food was pricey and the atmosphere was like that of a cafeteria. There were issues with my AC unit and it took several days to be fixed and the other room I paid for had a similar issue and the desk person said "all our AC units make that sound". Leaving my associate to record the issue before they would fix the unit and it took 4 days to get it done. The whole experience was over all poor. My associate and I were in town for intensive training for work and to have to perform at a high level on limited sleep was very challenging.
July 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by crazyboy A problem every time I stay here
Staff was great. Nice hotel; just like all the others.
On the downside:
Someone had just "gone number 2" in my room. I noticed the strong odor immediately and it permeated the room. It was awful and I almost gagged. I checked in around 5pm. Not sure how this could have happened so late in the day. No problem switching to another room, but this was kind of a bummer.
Also, when the AC came on in my new room, there was a loud clicking every 10 seconds or so that I couldn't sleep with, so I turned it off.
January 12, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Joseeeee Aloft PHL
Facilities are good for the price point. Staff was friendly but not particularly knowledgeable on the hotel or the area. Good value and location - easy to get to and from by car.
August 4, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tony2013 Worst Starwoods Experience
Truly unhappy with my overnight stay at the aloft Hotel in PHL airport. Upon arriving I found the staff to be "cold" and "disinterested" in accommodating me and my family. First, the room was a lot smaller than described by your reservations agent. In the room, the telephone and the heat did not work. Tried to called reception but the phone did not work. Walked to reception and alerted them I had a room with no heat and no phone. They promised to send someone up to fix both issues and no one arrived. My wife, my 5 year old son and I had to spend the night snuggled-up together to stay warm until the morning. In the morning we found the coffee machine to have mold on it...like it was never cleaned before. Worse hotel experience in my life. Will never stay again nor recommend this hotel.
January 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TomG001 Great for the business traveler
I stayed at the Aloft one night in order to be close to the airport for an early morning flight. This is almost perfect for the business traveler. The room had all the essentials - high speed internet, comfortable bed, really nice bathroom area with a tiled, stall shower. And it was very quiet.
My one suggestion would be to have a few more food options at the bar. There are only a few options and they are all appetizer-type dishes. Other than that, the stay was perfect.
March 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ChaSa Not very good
I book my room with hotel.com and was very disappointed with the room.I got a handicap room and they were stain in lots of place in the room. I advise the front desk the lady working that day was very kind but there was nothing should could do. I only stayed one night and I would never go back if I had the same room
July 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by mcd225 great airport location
Great for airport hotel!!
August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JnJax Best style for the value by the PHL Airport
A great property located closed to the PHL Airport. Updated rooms, clean facility, and friendly staff make this the best room (with style) for the value. Free airport shuttle and wifi are the icing on the cake!
August 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by traveler1432567 Aloft Philly Airport
What an impression the lobby made when I arrived. The music and energy was great.
Rooms are small but hip. Very clean. Staff was ok, but nothing special.
Google maps listing was all screwed up and my Google Nav sent me on a major wild goose chase through a scary neighborhood including a detour around a murder scene.
Called the staff when lost and they blamed it on new property and were not apologetic. Email confirmation should have warned of the maps issue.
May 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SarahW02 Everything I needed!
I had a very positive experience staying at Aloft. Small rooms but well thought out; so there was a place for everything and plenty of space overall. Very neat vibe - would definitely stay here again! Food choices are very limited, so be aware of that.
July 30, 2014