Rated 2 out of 5 by newcher1 Disappointing Room to say the least
While Amanda (the front desk person) and Ray (the service guy) were wonderfully attentive, the room and general condition of the facility was disappointing. In the advertising, it states to "leave your charging devices at home...they have a central station that would charge every type of electronic device". When we got in the room, it turned out that it was a unit that your chargers plugged in. Good thing we actually did bring ONE charger. The walls in the 5th floor hallway were scratched all along where the people had run their luggage and needed repair. Our room had both the safe & coffee pot broken and needed repair. The room had a view of the police station/jail. No I will not be staying there again.
March 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mrsmac1992 Ok, but not great
I stayed in an Aloft in Richmond, Va back when it was new and it was clean and comfortable. This trip was to Birmingham, Al and I thought I would have the same experience, but the hotel there was not very clean. My room had stains all over the carpet, the bathroom was clean-ish, but not clean. I had dirt on the sink and the tile had some soap scum in the shower and there were water spots (pee???) near the toilet. I had to wipe off the television as the cleaning staff had smeared it. I did use the work out facility and it was absent of towels and the lobby tables were filthy.
July 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by TimW2 Alright experience in Birmingham
Fairly decent stay with only a few complaints:
-Refrigerator didn't work and it took an entire day to get it fixed, which caused some of our food to go bad
-Didn't enjoy having my three nights on three separate reservations, which meant every morning we got an early morning knock on the door asking when we'd check out and we had to reactivate our keys every day
-I've received no less than 10 emails in the week since my stay (and three emails in the days leading up to my stay) asking me for surveys, special deals, and other items. Email overload is not something I was expecting.
September 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hurricane What a pleasant surprise!
This hotel is a cut above, especially for the price. The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable and also very young. We loved the modern decor and cleanliness. We really enjoyed the bar as well as the other amenities. 5 Star stay for us, all the way!
April 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by FKO70 Great location but a few problems
Room was nice but top sheet was on top of comforter which made me wonder if comforter is washed after each guest?? Our hot water was off each day and I had to call and tell them and in about 10 minutes, we would have hot water. Our coffee pot filled the cup about 1/3 full and then the rest ran out from somewhere onto the tray. I Love the location of the hotel and its convenience to so many things.
November 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Susan301 Great Stay!
I stayed in the Homewood location for 3 nights. I was attending a wedding in town. I grew up maybe 6 blocks from the hotel. It was great! The area was great! The staff very nice. We had one hick up with hot water on Saturday afternoon. The hotel was quick to make amends. Housekeeping could use a boost. They would forget to finish - left pillows out of the cases the first night and didn't replace coffee. I figured inexperience and it can be corrected. My pup loved it too. We were both comfortable and safe at any time of day we were coming and going. Will be back.
April 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by steve1623 This hotel had the features I like
The room was just the right size , the location was great, the staff helpful and the design of the room was different than most hotel rooms and very attractive.
April 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brock Best hotel in Birmingham
Stayed here a dozen times and always experienced attentive staff and clean rooms.
April 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Caron60 Creative design features
Immediately we recognized a modern, fresh, colorfully creative atmosphere that was welcoming and alive. Check-in and out was flawless. We especially liked the option for no maid service in exchange for a $5 voucher to be redeemed for food or beverage items. The room layout was very cool with tons of electronic hookups. The only blip came at bedtime when the noise level in hallways and next door kept us awake for hours. A sound machine would be a welcome addition to this otherwise super chic accommodation.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maddox FAV Hotel
Our very favorite hotel in the area. It's an hour's drive outside of our final destination for visiting the area, and we're happy to drive it to get there. Staff is so welcoming to our little four-legged baby boy. Amenities are concentrated in all the right areas. LOVE the huge shower. Only one problem: TVs at the XYZ bar are too small to enjoy. And the 4 larger TVs on the opposite wall which would do well enough are put together as one screen and whatever you're watching is broken into 4 slices - really hate that effect - only good for music videos. During game season those TVs should be separated so they can be enjoyed. But that didn't ruin our stay, though - just meant we had to stay in our room to be able to enjoy watching football.
September 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dcaps Great experience
The Homewood AL hotel is in a great location in Downtown Homewood, has a very friendly and attentive staff that always makes you feel welcome.
November 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by GMC1 Great location
The hotel is a little too cold and contemporary for my taste. The location is great and walking distance to restaurants, etc. Rooms are not comfortable.
November 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by gup7 Overall Good - only a few downsides
Staff were very friendly and accomodating. This, plus the nice room, are the major upsides of the hotel. The bar and lounge are nice as well.
The biggest downside for me was that when I got on the elevator to go to my room around 11pm there was vomit all over the inside. I alerted the front desk. Unfortunately when I used the same elevator to come down the next morning it still smelled of vomit and you could see streaks on the hastily cleaned panels.
Other minor downside - no shuttle to or from the airport. Costs about $20 for a cab.
August 7, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by TheBigFish Poor experience
Typically this hotel is very good, however, on my last stay, I arrived to find the front desk unstaffed and had to wait to check in. The coffee maker in the room did not work and the shower drain backed up significantly in the morning. Those little things make the business trip just a little more annoying!
November 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by NewYorkCityboy Worst experience in a long time.
Closet space and lack of drawers make it difficult to unpack anything. Lighting at wash basin is directly overhead, making for terrible utility. No room service at all. Parking was awful. Several nights of my 4 night stay, despite valet service, I had to drive around to find a place to park because no one was available in the front to take my car, so I moved on rather than blocking traffic behind me. I wound up parking several blocks away. Staff at desk were reluctant to offer anything but an apology for the dreadful parking situation until I persisted. I would probably stay some place else but, this is where my company books when I travel. Adult films in room cater only to straight clientele. If you are gay, you are out of luck for this kind of entertainment.
August 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dallas16 Best place to stay in Birmingham area!
I highly recommend the A Lof hotel in Homewood AL. The hotel is modern, clean and beautiful and the staff was friendly and welcoming. The front desk receptionist remembered our names and greeted us as we walked in the door and only stayed 1 night! Late check out was not a problem as well whcih was nice because I had a late flight out. The Homewood area it is located in is great as well! Walking distance to shops and resturants !
October 14, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rid59 Room not available
I checked into hotel at 3:00. The room wasn't ready. I indicated that I had a 4:00 meeting and needed to get into a room to change and get ready. I didn't get into my room until 3:40. Turns out the delay was associated with a gift basket being transferred into my room.
Was not happy at all. Was very late to meeting due to a transfer of my gift basket . I understand when a room isn't ready, but this reason was unacceptable. Have stayed at this hotel in the past and never had a similar issue
August 8, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bterry Please clean the floors
We have stayed at Aloft many times and we have always been pleased, however, the cleanliness was lacking during our previous stay. The floors eveywhere, hallways, elevators, etc., were dirty and looked as though they had not been vacuumed for days. We had glasses outside our door when we checked in that remained camped outside our door until we departed the next morning. Aloft is a good hotel but attention to detail needs to be worked on. Beds were comfortable. Also only two or 3 HD channels available.
February 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by AWS22 Always love staying at Aloft!
I'm never disappointed when I stay at Aloft. This time I was in Birmingham for one night and was thrilled that BSC recommended Aloft as the best place to stay with easy access to their campus and the airport. Took a great walk in the residential neighborhood nearby the evening I arrived. Plenty of places to eat just a half block away. I wish the room came with an ironing board however - my only disappointment!
October 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by J12345 Fun night out
Great place to stay for something a little different and fun. Definitely would stay there again. Only negatives are that many of the furnishings and common area floors look worn and/or dirty. Room was not worn or dirty. Check in and night life was fun and friendly. Morning coffee/check-out crowd must have been hungover...not friendly or helpful. Am there were lots of cleaning people milling about but coffee station and breakfast area were unattended, as was front desk.
January 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GreenvilleJAG great first Aloft experience
I don't have anything negative to say about my experience. From the check in staff, to the breakfast bar, to the evening bar, to the work out room, this hotel was a delight.
I especially liked that things like ear buds in the work out room, and cables for media devices were available at the front desk.
This hotel is located in a great walkable neighborhood too.
September 26, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by BeachGirl23 I'd try something else in Birmingham first
Darn! this hotel has such a great location. But my stay just wasn't what I would hope for... We had to change rooms twice for various reasons (barking dogs, roof-top air conditioning), MANY broken things in the final room, inadequate housekeeping in the hotel in general. The good news is that the staff was very responsive and polite. It just seems a shame that this hotel is so new, but so run down and poorly maintained. I really wanted to love it!
June 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by tmh1 great stay with some bumps along the way
i really enjoy staying at the Aloft in Birmingham - it's always been a pleasurable experience. i did find, however, that the housekeeping on this trip was less attentive than usual. towels were removed from room and not replaced, coffee not replenished, etc. these things were quickly remedied when i called the front desk but the attention to detail here seems to lagging. that having been said, i'd happily stay here again and recommend it.
November 2, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by SadFace Don't waste your money
From the pictures online it looked nice...But I had to change rooms multiple times for various reasons and they were all disgusting. Definitely recommend bringing your own sheets, towels, house shoes (because the carpets in all the rooms I was in were gross) and plenty of sleeping aids (the beds are like rocks, didn't sleep at all during my stay). However, the staff was great and tried to do what they could to make it better.
December 20, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by jeff as expected
the aloft brand is in my opinion always clean and orderly. the front desk person upgraded me to a larger room with a balcony which was nice. he did everything he could to meet my needs. i generally will stay at an aloft where available, when traveling and only staying 1 night. mostly because the beds are not comfortable. parking here is somewhat limited. other than that, this hotel stands up to any aloft out there.
April 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by GGmom710 aloft Homewood, Al
The hotel is fabulous and so neat; our 5 year old thought it was the coolest place. It was so nice and love that Michaels was connected... best food!! Only complaint I have is that our water in the shower (no tub FYI in case you have little ones) took forever to get warm, never hot. My husband had the same problem. The water never got hot enough for a comfy shower and occasionally would go freezing for a second.
January 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ste1027 Super place to enjoy a little rest and relaxation (R&R)
I would like to your early Saturday (October 27) desk clerk for being helpful, tactful, and speedy - all at the same time.This young man help me by giving me very good directions to a local site I wished to visit to include printing direction for me to refer to as I navigated the city of Birmingham, Alabama. He also recommended a great local resturant to have breakfast that was just super.
October 30, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by AndyC Friendliest staff, convenient and comfortable
I travel frequently on business, and the Aloft Soho Square is one of the best in Birmingham. The location is very convenient to many great restaurants and nearby shopping. The hotel staff is very courteous and go out of their way for the customers. The rooms are quite comfortable..
I have stayed here dozens of time over the last year, and it beats other area Birmingham hotels hands down.
March 3, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kari13 Comfortable Room and Modern Features
If you are looking for a comfortable room with a modern look, Aloft is the place to stay. The only drawback was that I could here the music downstairs at times, but over all it was a great location and a wonderful stay!
September 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Meredith11 bare essentials for business traveler
The hotel room did not meet my expectation in the following manner:
NO CLOSET, No light switches by bed, large space under door to allow floow traffice noice, VERY NOSIY IN EVERY SENSE POSSIBLE. All hard surfaces, thus nothing to cushion sounds, no storage space (drawers). This is definitely a hotel space meant for the short stay of a weary traveler who does want comfort or quiet.
December 14, 2011