Rated 5 out of 5 by MinnesotaMarilyn Miscellaneous comments
We were there on Thanksgiving, so it wasn't too busy. I was worried after reading negative things on the reviews, but found very few problems. I did leave my pillow behind and called the same evening, but they didn't have it. TV on treadmill didn't work. I called; they said they'd send someone, but no one came. Pool area seemed pretty chlorine-y, but really, despite these negatives, most things were VERY VERY nice and comfortable. I would definitely stay there again.Shower nice, Bed nice, view, nice. I struggled with figuring out the lights. Overall: Good.
November 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bazinga Great place to stay
Really enjoy staying at this property. The staff is helpful and efficient.
The rooms are very clean and nice.
I would recommend Aloft to any traveler staying in Minneapolis.
November 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by hogfarmer Dorm atmosphere
Felt like I was staying in a college dorm
November 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JumpinJack location, location, location
One block from Guthrie Theater. GREAT LOCATION.
Parking across quiet street in ramp is OK. It keeps snow off the car.
Bar quite friendly.
Shuttle service great.
November 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by misshannah0726 Very disatisfied
I decided to surprise my family and take them to the Guthrie Theater to see The Christmas Carol on Saturday night. While looking up hotels, I saw that Aloft was right across the street. I was very excited to surprise my husband and two girls with a special memorable night. However, upon getting the room, we quickly realized that the power outlet to plug in our phones was not working. The other outlets were already full with the TV, alarm clock, etc. The first thought was "fire hazard". Secondly, we could not turn the bathroom light on without turning the bedroom light on. So when we had to get up to use the restroom at night, the bright lights woke up our youngest. Thirdly, the pool was extremely cold, and my bathwater at home is warmer than the hot tub was. The only enjoyable thing about the stay was the breakfast. They had a great egg and sausage sandwich. It would have been nice to know that the Spaghetti Factory was literally across the street, however when we asked the front desk about places for dinner, they only suggested pizza delivery. We would have loved to have gone to the Spaghetti Factory instead.
November 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Minnehaha Aloft Stay Nov 2014
The bathroom shower door does not close properly allowing water to seap out. I think you need a floor mat near the sink and a mat near the shower. One is not enough.
At the bar, please provide spoons to use for the snacks. People put their hands in the bowl. One person put the food near her mouth and then back in the bowl.
November 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andyaz1 Super quiet room!
Great place to stay for a good nights sleep. For when you want to have some fun and/or company, the bar is great, and features live music on some days. Great location downtown, with many great restaurants close by. Friendly staff, and great service. One of my favorite places to stay at!
November 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ShuttleProblem Shuttle problems
Originally we were told that the shuttle would be available to take us to the location of the Wedding we were here for.
At last minute shuttle was not available. which caused many people to make new last second arrangements.
Not a pretty sight!!
November 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by precarious Cool and comfy.
The hotel has cool decor, great facilities, and open/sunny space throughout. The staff were friendly and even recognized me by name. Late night drinks in the bar were a nice way to end the night and the exercise room was terrific for staying in shape. Great!
October 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by alyssa1254 Great modern hotel
This is a great hotel and a very comfortable setting. I loved it!
October 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Platinum50 Frank is a ver valuable emplloyeee
We had a very tight schedule at a local trade show and without knowing us Frank coordinated everything for our company and we avoided any hiccups. On my 50th night in 2014 with SPG Frank made it the best stay of the year.
October 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by willie3 great decor
Modern decor is very pleasant. Rooms very well designed. Breakfast food way too expensive.
October 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by S1234567890 It was ok, but overpriced and I wouldn't do it again.
The building and room design were cool and different.
The woman working the front desk was really rude. I wouldn't go back just based on that fact alone. The breakfast bar was expensive and paid for on a per-item basis. Lame. At least they had free WIFI.
October 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by marathon26 Location is awesome!
This hotel was close to all the things that we were doing for the weekend. Close to the theater and U of M! It was clean and very modern. Our only problem was that it was so modern we couldn't figure out the lights! I needed to leave early Sunday morning and only needed the light on in the bathroom and instead all of them(lights) came on and I couldn't get the sleeping area to go out! So everyone ended up waking up whereas in other hotels I would have been able to leave without waking anyone! I am sure it was a "easy" fix but no one shared with us...
September 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JayCheyfromAZ Overall, a great hotel
My husband and I traveled there from Arizona for a 6 night stay. Overall, we loved it there and will stay there again(when the new stadium is done). Customer service is a HUGE deal to me. Our favorite people that work there I would have to say would have to be the 2 gentlemen that work the front desk and the amazing lady bartender, Krista. The 3 of them were more than helpful and nice. The male bartender and one of the girls at the front desk could use a personality check.
September 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by emmkay Aloft Minneapolis
My stays here were ok. Service needs some improvement. Also, if other guests are being discourteous and making loud noises late at night, staff should let them know that that's not appropriate.
September 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LJBZ Atmosphere
We love the vibe that Aloft has throughout the lobby, bar area and your rooms. Wonderful change of pace from other hotels. Relaxing and fun. Comfortable rooms with a European flair. Staff has always been exceptional.
September 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KH14 Exceeded expectations!
When your biggest complaint is that the pillow is a little soft, you know you're staying in a great hotel! Loved the unique room layout, modern facilities, clean environment... everything! Perhaps the best part was the staff - friendly, accommodating, always accessible. Thanks for a great stay, Aloft!
September 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RachB Great Hotel would stay again!
No complaints. Great hotel!
September 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by TM772 It's in a great location
This hotel is in a great location, the staff is wonderful, and for the type of hotel the food and bar were above average BUT... the heat and air conditioning are awful, very loud and the room was either way too cold or way too hot and we never changed the thermostat from 73 we tried but it didn't seem to have anything to do with the temperature so we set it at 73 and complained. The beds are okay - kind of hard - but okay. The pillows are plentiful but they are all big and firm - hotels that give you a firm and a soft selection are way better!
September 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chercher3 Good value.
Great location, good value.
Excellent service from friendly staff.
September 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by peaches2015 Great Service
My family and I had the best time. All the Staff was excellent and very friendly. Thy treated us like we aort of the family at the Aloft. Micheal, Adam, Greg, Jeff and Ali and all the Housekeeping staff were nice and so very helpful. Thanks again for the great stay
September 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Traveler513 Perfectly Efficient
This brand has figured it out; the hotel and rooms are stylish with a European sensibility, completely efficient and luxurious where it counts (beds and bedding, ample counter space in the bathroom, etc.). The staff was friendly and helpful at every turn. I will absolutely stay here again.
September 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jas27 Some good, some bad
The check in was very efficient and the staff was very friendly! Unfortunately we set a shuttle for us to be transported to a wedding I was performing. I was assured that the time I scheduled would give me plenty of time to get there. The shuttle however was very late and didn't arrive to pick us up until the time when I was supposed to have already arrived!! The hotel room was nice and clean however they didn't replace the toilet paper in the room, the coffee in the room, or the water cups in the room!
August 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TES61 Great location, amenities and staff!
We were in the city for a wedding at the Mill City Museum. The Aloft was about 1.5 blocks from the wedding and wonderful walking paths we utilized the following morning. Room rate was very reasonable for the area and included free ramp parking just across the street. Late check out at noon. The staff was very attentive, knowledgeable and helpful!
August 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kelz63 Sleek modern style; super location!
This was my first time staying in downtown Minneapolis. Aside from the "Wow" factor I experienced when I first walked into the Aloft lobby, I was very appreciative of the hotel's location in the picturesque and historic Mills neighbourhood, which is also only a short shuttle/cab ride to upper downtown. Our room was compact, but stunning in it's Scandinavian-style simplicity. I loved the bathroom vanity and sliding mirrored door leading to the shower. The bed was a little firm for my taste, but I have trouble sleeping away from home at the best of times. Parking was not free, but it was relatively inexpensive and very convenient. The hotel staff were friendly and very knowledgeable about the area amenities. We would definitely stay at Aloft again!
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Village Coolest in Mpls
Great design and decor. Super convenient to best of Nicollet and Hennepin plus the Guthrie, Mill Museum, Farmers' Market, and beautiful river walk.
August 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elena1111 Hotel is fun and personable
All the employees are friendly, knowledgeable and very personable. We loved the open lobby area and fun snack bar setup. Our room was great, and the elevators with the fun things on the floor was a big hit. We took great use of the shuttle and it made the hotel convenient to everything - while still being set away from downtown. We would definitely stay again.
August 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by mmrtsw Lots to like
Loved the casual atmosphere in the hotel. We brought our bikes and the staff was gracious in offering to store them overnight for us. The food items available for purchase were tasty and reasonably priced, and it was convenient to have a quick lunch or breakfast in the hotel. Hotel is close to many good restaurants as well. Convenient to the Guthrie, the Stone Arch bridge and Main Street, and bike trails. Farmer's Market on Saturday less than a block away.
Rooms are small but adequate. Only complaint is the lack of lighting in the rooms. One good light. No decent lighting by the beds. However, we would stay again. Funky and fun..
August 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DCRedhead Very cool hotel, excellent location
I booked this hotel for overnight guests for a recent business function and it was a huge hit with our guests. The hotel is cool and trendy, but also comfortable and welcoming. It is in a fantastic location, very near the Guthrie Center and the nice downtown area of Minneapolis. The hotel staff were excellent at accommodating our needs and setting up the arrangements for our stay.
August 15, 2014