Rated 5 out of 5 by SnowmassDisappointment Eating and shopping within easy walking distance
Plenty of great places to eat and neat shops within easy walking distance.
February 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by sleepyguest Very Noisy
Stayed here for two nights for a wedding in town.
Our room was not very well insulated from outside noises. We could hear everyone up and down the halls talking, and in the morning the cleaning staff was very loud on the floor while we were trying to sleep.
Also, the room had white stains on the bottom of the black roll up curtains, and we noticed it in another room that we visited too.
February 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BBLC A great place for a good night's rest
I stay at this hotel when I am on call at work as it is much closer to work than home and I can go to the hotel quickly from work and sleep for a couple of hours or eight if work doesn't call. The staff members are always friendly and always recognize me as an SPG Platinum member. I've never had a problem here in multiple stays, except ESPN going out and not being able to watch football on two different visits that were several weeks apart. The beds are outrageously comfortable.
December 29, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Penne CHIC hotel with great features and a perfect location
We love this trendy hotel and often travel to Bham just to stay there. Aloft has wonderful rooms, a great bar, breakfast/snack features, and free parking. There are even small refrigerators in each room. The ONLY addition I would make to this fantastic hotel would be to provide small MICROWAVES in each room. A microwave is a MUST for me and the only perk missing from this cool hotel.
May 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JohnCocaCola Snowstorm and Service above and beyond !
I always stay at Aloft and is my number one choice in Birimngham. However, Elaine ,GM, and her team went above and beyond in caring for the guests during the recent snowstorm. I can't say enough about how they selflessly took care of all guests in spite of being apart from their own families. They are the best!
January 31, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by swinkel Great location, problems with the room
The location of the hotel was great, but the room needed improvement. 1) The refrig sounded like a broken lawn mower 2) lighting in room was too dark at night, and the hotel kept saying I chose the green option for housekeeping which I had not. At check-in I specially mentioned I needed housekeeping each day since I was traveling with 2 small children. Housekeeping was provided on the first day, but not on the 2nd or 3rd. This is especially annoying since I was sick and called down and explained that I would need more towels. Towels arrived late that night and my room was never cleaned!
January 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by heidib Aloft's New Style New Approach is Refreshing!
New Year's Eve in Aloft Birmingham was great. Michael's (the restaurant) served up a tremendous meal--Cinnamon Rolls served while waiting for dinner were THE BEST!! Service and Food was Tremendous. Aloft Staff really seem to love where they work and pass their excitement to the guests. Re-Fuel is a superb approach for today's traveler--providing 24/7 access to food and beverages. Modern design of the hotel room gives even today's older traveler a little pop and something different from the traditional hotel. Love Aloft. Will stay again! We were just traveling through and it happened to be New Year's Eve. We really enjoyed!!
January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lac3 Awesome Hotel
We love the Aloft. We have stayed at the Birmingham Aloft several times. It is a trendy and fun place to visit. Homewood has a lot to offer visitors with many shops and restaurants within walking distance. The staff are awesome- from the front desk to the housekeepers everyone is friendly and always willing to help.
September 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rick24 Great location and staff
I have stayed at the Birmingham Homewood Aloft on many occasions. They have great staff....... which makes it nice from the moment you check in. I like the convenience of their location, adjacency to good restaurants, free parking and easy access from the highways.
April 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by AnnaAnn Not For Me
This was my first time staying at Aloft and will be my last. The industrial look is not my style at all, so I never felt at ease in the hotel. The room was uncomfortably small with nowhere to sit other than the bed. And...the hardest bed I've ever slept on in my life. Felt like sleeping on a rock.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AMC81 Excellent Stay
Great place to stay, inexpensive, comfortable and a great neighborhood ! (also, If you are a runner, there is a nice neighborhood two blocks away...very nice for running!) I will stay here anytime I am back in the Birmingham area!
April 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Balrog I like your properties
Hallways gettting a little drab
December 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 I have stayed at the Soho Square ALOFT at least 12 times
The staff are wonderful, but as a business person who relies HEAVILY on internet access, this hotel's wifi is a CONSTANT nuissance. On EVERY stay and various room assignments, the internet access automatically cuts off after 15 minute intervals of use and you need to keep periodically clicking on the icon "connect." There have been times where in the middle of typing a long business e-mail the content gets wiped out during these transitional intervals and needs to be entered from scratch which is EXTREMELY AGGRAVATING. I have not encounterted this even at lesser quality hotels!
January 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Buster103 The Staff is Great
Out of their way to help and guide thorough going to meetings all the way to offer dinner suggestions
January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HSK73 Great place to stay!
The staff is friendly and always willing to help. The room is clean and the bed is comfortable. When we are in Birmingham, we always try to stay here.
January 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BourbonStreetBoy Great experience
Great experience staying here. The staff was very courteous and very helpful. The room was neat and different. Parking was most convenient and included.
January 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeduncan22 Excellent Accommodations!!
I've stayed at the Aloft in SOHO (Birmingham) 2 nights this week. The staff is extremely friendly, quick, and efficient! I enjoyed a cocktail at the WXYZ Bar where Lauren took excellent care of me.. For dinner I walked through the hotel to Michaels, where I had an excellent steak dinner. Having the bar and restaurant right there in the hotel lobby made things very convenient, and I did not have to bother getting out and searching for a place to eat!
The room was very nice and modern, and one of the cleanest I've seen in a while! I definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in Birmingham. Homewood is beautiful - there are tons of boutique style shops within waking distance of the hotel. It is also conveniently located to several major areas of the city, and just a hick trip to downtown, and 2 different malls!!
January 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by JWarren No rest for us!
We booked a room for my wifes birthday at Aloft thinking that it would be a nice touch for our trip to Birmingham to see our son.
We both found the decor much too cold and uninviting but maybe geared more for the young modern business class. The staff is absolutely fantastic! Every staff member went out of their way to speak and thank us for our visit and stay at Aloft.
After waking at 4 AM for the 9 hour trip to this hotel we were awakened our first morning at 5:30 AM by loud trucks just outside our window. This after having to unplug the in room refrigerator which was so loud we could'nt hear the television. It is now 6:30AM and I am writing this review before we leave to find another hotel.
If you are over 45 years old, this is absolutely NOT the hotel stay you may be looking for. Off now to find another hotel to finish our stay.
September 6, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dee2014 Great look, not very comfortable
The hotel has a very modern look and feel to it. Unfortunately, the bed was very uncomfortable to sleep in. I won't be returning to this hotel.
January 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wayfarout Super cool
Staff was very attentive and helpful. Our first room had a few maintenance issues, and we were moved to a corner room with balcony and it seemed everyone, from maids, maintenance man and front deck staff asked us if we were ok!! We were visiting Birmingham to see new grand baby and the hotel was such a groovy place to hang out in room or go for a dip in the pool or hang out in the bar. It was very kid friendly.
September 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Katie A very nice stay!
We stayed 2 nights at the Aloft in Homewood, Alabama and found it to be such a convenient location for visiting our relatives nearby, shopping and eating in the area. The rooms are very modern in decor, although they do not feature central air (individual units in each room). Other than a dog barking down the hallway, it was perfect for a 2 night stay.
December 31, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by traveler5678 Excellent, modern hotel!
Aloft was a great hotel. The staff exceeded my expectations and was very helpful answering all of my questions! Free wifi throughout, televisions on the fitness center equipment, and friendly staff were just a few things that stood out to me. The location was great with easy access to Homewood (a 5 minute walk). The rooms were modern and spacious with large flat-screen TVs and many outlets to plug all of your electronics in. There was a small "closet" area with hanging space and a few shelves for storing clothes, etc. but there were no drawers. My king-sized room had a small couch/bench and plenty of counter/desk space. I would recommend this hotel especially to businessmen/women who need a convenient hotel. Families may also enjoy the hotel, but I think the size and amenities are more suited for business purposes. The free access to a computer and printer also made travel easier. Overall, a great stay at Aloft! Plus, it's pet-friendly!
June 9, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Maggie Small but irritating issues, noise, mainten. and dirty floor
1). The bathroom floor was nasty. Didn't look like it had been cleaned in a while.
2). I had to call two nights in a row, on Sunday and Monday night after 10:30 and ask that the front desk do something about the noise coming from the bar. Ridiculous.
3). Didn't receive any green bucks. Stayed 2 nights and had the sign on my door.
4). Blow dryer was broken. Called front desk and they had one sent up to 231 immediately.
5). Last time I stayed in March, the chain in the toilet was off and it wouldn't flush. and the remote didn't work. Just needed a new battery but why aren't these issues checked regularly. The front desk people were super nice and the bartender was super helpful on directions even though I didn't buy anything from her. This hotel is super convenient for me. My daughter is going to be starting Samford in August. I will make frequent trips and would like to stay at Aloft. I am hesistant now because it's the little things that mean alot.
June 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike Very Modern Feel
Spent 2 nights in this open spacious hotel with a great exercise room. Plus was the staff helpfulness and the shower. Do not stay in a room near the elevators as the guest chatter noise seems to travel under the room door easily. Good location with short stroll to many restaurants.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MargotF Great location for events in Birmingham
Stayed here for the weekend of the Compass Bowl game and it turned out to be the perfect spot for easily getting around to the various events. Enjoyed exploring the SOHO Square area as well...had a great lunch at Urban Cookhouse and enjoyed shopping at the upscale consignment shop. Staff couldn't have been nicer.
January 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by niquimd Trendy Spot...Awesome Stay!
Was only there for one night, however, my mom and I loved he hotel. Staff very welcoming, room and decor trendy and cute. We had dinner at a great restaurant in the lobby. A bit pricy, but excellent food and service. We would definitely stay here again. Free parking too!
December 15, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dawn74 Trendy hotel, lacking in comfort
My teenaged daughter and I spent one night in this hotel. The Pros: excellent location, trendy decor, excellent customer service and staff, clean rooms and comfortable beds. The cons: room was noisy and bright. Light filters through glass from shower stall and the mirrored sliding door was very noisy, both issues disturbing the sleep of those still in bed. We could hear everything outside (we had a corner room). Also, we looked forward to swimming in the described "heated" pool. We were disappointed to learn the water was not heated, only the swimming pool room was heated, so we did not choose to swim. Though we did not use the gym, it was well appointed with various machines and free weights.
April 30, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Gayle Form should follow Function
In an attempt to be trendy, this hotel proves that some of the older designs work better. The lighting in the room is problematic if one person wants to use the bathroom during the night as the whole room will become illuminated. The sink is pretty to look at but difficult to use. There are no hand towels by the sink. The towel hook in the shower room is over the light switch so the light switch is covered when a towel is placed there. I could name more similar issues but will mention just one more thing: the trendy little tables downstairs are shaped in a way that makes them unstable. The slightest touch to one side almost sent my coffee all over my lap. The bases do not adequately support the table.
It makes me wonder who designed this hotel? There is an attempt to be energy efficient but it comes off as laughable when there are reserved spots near the door for hybrid cars and yet the breakfast is all paper and plastic stuff. It is as if the hotel is trying to make a statement but it is just for show and no real substance.
June 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hundl007 Great Staff
Staff was very friendly and helpful. If we ever needed anything (including an emergency dry cleaning service) they would jump to help. Highly recommend staying here.
May 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MiaDavid4 I. Sanchez
Convenience, Personnel touch
May 20, 2013