Rated 5 out of 5 by BK75 AWESOME
The accomidations were great! Very clean, quiet place to stay. I would definitely recommend it to others.
July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TwoRoam Great place to stay
Hotel was quiet, no one running up and down the halls or slamming the doors. Staff friendly. Dog friendly. Near small shops. A lot of choices to eat within walking distance of the hotel. I would stay there again. It is about 20 minutes from the airport.
July 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MStylesMS Good, solid, trendy hotel.
I took my wife here for the weekend for a romantic getaway. The modern, trendy rooms and neat lobby gives it a very "cool" feeling without seeming cold. The fitness room was small but had very nice equipment in it...better than most hotels I've stayed in. I would definitely go back and recommend this to friends!
July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lester99 Great hotel
Excellent in every way. Great sleep, cheerful and responsive staff, good food and drink.
July 24, 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 3 out of 5 by KW123 Staff is great but room had some issues
The staff is great but the room had some issues. The safe did not work. The water didn't seem to get very hot at all. The parking garage was blocked off like they were doing work but nothing was going on.
July 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jean2014 Hotel has great location
The Aloft is in close proximity to my work and adds the additional benefit of some good restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.
July 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by LB0816 Failure to Meet Expectations
While the staff is superior in many ways and wonderful, the hotel failed to live up to expectations.
I booked this hotel ONLY because I was promised an unobscured view of the Vulcan on the Fourth of July. This was a very important event for my young son who was facing surgery the following week. The view was obscured. We missed a part of the show. I did try to resolve this in advance, but I never received a return call from nor got to speak to manager prior to the Fourth or at check out.
The balcony door was latch was broken at check in. The breakfast plan that was PURCHASED prior to check in was disappointing. The toilets are ineffective and difficult to flush. Children were allowed to run wild in the hallways and pool area, unaccompanied by adults.
The hotel maybe the latest trend, but it is not a place I would take my family to again.
It is a real shame. It had potential and could have been a very special time. The only real redeeming factor was the polite and wonderful staff.
July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BennettUA Excellent service and a very cool area
The staff made us feel very welcome, all of them. In particular, Megan at the front desk was very helpful. Gave us a printout of local, walkable restaurants and a map of how to find them. The bartenders were very attentive but not overly pushy, and we didn't have but one drink but they did check on us while we enjoyed our coctails in the outdoor lounge so we were able to smoke and chill out there. The weather was perfect for it, and it has very comfortable and hip furniture and a fireplace.
The room was smaller than I would have thought but not too small by any means. Loved the layout of the room and the functionality of the bathroom. Excellent, spa-quality shower. I asked for a room on the top floor and got it, and had a brilliant view of the local area and a fantastic view of the Vulcan statue.
This was my first stay at an Aloft, and I spent HOURS and HOURS of time researching which hotel to stay in for this area. I tried all the various travel websites and this was the hotel I chose. I felt like I hit a homerun with chosing Aloft. Excellent staff, great rooms/ambiance/cleanliness, fantastic location.
July 8, 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 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 Simon73 See Birmingham in Style
Stylish, elegant and comfortable hotel. Welcoming and friendly staff. Really appreciate the vouchers for drinks at the bar and for breakfast.
July 3, 2014
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 4 out of 5 by Catfish70 Our Stay At Aloft
It is clean and serene. We enjoyed our stay. Also, it was conveniently located near Rosewood Hall our destination. I really like the decor and it seems so neat the way they have the organized shelves for your robe, clothes, shoes, etc. It was just perfect.
June 29, 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 3 out of 5 by FamilyTraveler16 Not for families
Due to the layout of the guest rooms, I would not recommend this for families. Specifically, the bathroom has a sliding door that doesn't completely close and a frosted window between the guest room and the shower.
The first time I stayed in this hotel the toilet was clogged, and not in a way that housekeeping should have missed. This stay, there was a condom wrapper and other trash on the floor in the room. (I also find it odd that they sell "personal lubricant" in the lobby)
The pool table in the lobby and the good restaurants in walking distance are positive aspects of this hotel.
May 26, 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 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 4 out of 5 by JoliesMom Modern, Comfortable, Great Staff!
Young bartender makes a Mean Margarita!!
Staff very helpful and personable!
Pet-Friendly - No extra fees!
I'd definitely stay again!
June 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by viaggitore23 aloft is average
very personable and helpful staff, however the room and accommodations are a bit tight, don't bring any clothes to hang in the closet because their isn't one.
June 14, 2014
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 Balrog I like your properties
Hallways gettting a little drab
December 12, 2013