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 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 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 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 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 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 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 3 out of 5 by Cool2inHomewood air
The room thermostat did not seem to work, so you could either turn the AC on or off but setting the temperature did not matter and you could not put the unit fan on low. We turned it off at night due to the noise, so the room air it got humid during the night,
June 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ConcertAttendee Steel City Concert Attendee
Great hotel for the price. In room refrigerator did not work, however. We did loose the items that we stored in the refrigerator. Otherwise, an alright place to lay your head.
June 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hairy1 Clean
Very clean, simple non cluttered room. Free lotioms and wwter were a nice touch.
June 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gina2011 Gina
Very comfortable rooms and friendly staff.
May 27, 2014
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 Steve32 Well thought-out, novel European-like features
each of the three staff front-desk shifts were outstanding.
May 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by PeteW2 Enjoyed my stay
I enjoyed my stay at the hotel. I have stayed here a couple of times and still have not figured out were the iron or the light switch for over the bed is located. Love the loft concept. The refresh bar pricing is a little confusing because no every thing as a price. The man at the front desk the morning of my check out was very helpful. Sorry I did not get his name.
May 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scottly59 Best hotel discovery ever!
This place is a gem! Near great restaurants and cool shops and with a hip vibe, I have to say this was my favorite hotel stay of all time. Added bonus — I was able to connect my laptop to the room's flat screen with ease and watch a Cards game thanks to the multi media hub in each room.
May 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rolltide6 This hotel is very friendly
It is located in a very hip trendy neighborhood. Lots of shopping and eateries. Aloft enjoys being "Green"but that includes no room cleaning or towel exchanged.
May 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by zyxwvuts very hospitable
We have stayed in this hotel twice. It is a great location in Homewood/Birmingham Alabama. The staff is very helpful and even when we arrived after 11pm, there were plenty of people around to help us and we had some snacks at the bar. We will return.
May 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Debmitchell Super kindness
We were shocked at how the hotel staff gave our pet Yorkie so much attention and made us feel very welcome. Kindness is special in Alabama and we were shown an abundance of it always greeted by name as we entered hotel lobby and met with smiles
We had a room for our daughter and granddaughters also. We walked the lovely town of Homewood to restaurants and shopping . A truly wonderful experimence.
Super clean and professional.
This is our fav hotel where we will stay each time we are in Birmingham area.
April 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MXR007 Noisy environment - needs radical re-engineering!
This hotel has nice upscale features but far too much ambient noise to be sleep friendly. Our room was on the top floor and was inundated by the constant white noise drone of machinery like an electrical power generator. In addition the outdoor seating for the downstairs bar echoed the conversations through our 5th floor window until the bar closed at 1:00 AM. The white noise in the bar area on the first floor was deafening during happy hour and made it almost impossible for me to hear the check in clerk at the central desk. The stark concrete design might be trendy and edgy but lacks when it comes to noise abatement and control. I was on a business trip and needed to be on call at 8:30 AM each day to make setups and sell merchandise; the lack of sleep was not helpful in the least. Your interior design staff needs to rethink the interior of the main lobby entirely to get rid of the echo chamber white noise effect and the machinery space noise on the top floor. I doubt we will darken the doors of any Aloft hotel in any corner of this planet if this is the design standard used for each hotel in this franchise.
April 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BamaMom B-ham close to Summit in Soho!
Great hotel, modern and clean!!! Loved the location and the accessibility. Very cool, but not too cool for us regular folk!
April 13, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by TATT Great location
This hotel is in a great location but is very poorly run.
April 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by remoore97 kBirmingham
Your beds have become some of the most uncomfortable I have ever slept in.
April 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by dbackes610 Great Hotel and Excellent Staff
My arrival, check in and stay were wonderful. Staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Cant wait to return!
April 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Happy4 Nice hotel but housekeeping needs to turn on a vacumn
I really like the hotel and the staff were very nice. I love the clean line modern look. My experience would of been so much nicer if when you walk onto the elevator the floor was clean. The floor was so dirty with lint and dirt and stains on carpet! Then we got off onto the 3rd floor same thing filthy floor lint and dirt all the way down the hallway. Our room was nice and looked clean but then the bathroom floor was dirty which grossed me out. I prefer to get out of the shower and NOT step in dirt and lint. I took tissue and picked up lint and took a hand towel and mopped up the floor myself. I purposely left stuff on the floor in our room buy the beds the next day to see if someone would vacumn, but no they made the beds but did not vacumn the floor. The entire weekend the same dirt and lint was on the hallway floor and elevator. Can't someone see the floor needed vacumning. We were in room # 321
March 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oldsmobile2014 Great hotel experence!
This hotel makes is business travel fun and convenient! Great location.
March 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maxwell28 Superb staff
The service was exceptional.
March 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JC3561 Relaxing Stay!
This was my second stay at the aloft in Birmingham. The entire staff (front desk, bartenders, housekeeping) were all extremely friendly and welcoming.
My trip was business-related, so after a long day, it was wonderful to discover the addition of Michael's Restaurant to the hotel. I had originally planned to revisit a couple other restaurants from previous Birmingham trips, but once I experienced Michael's, I returned the following two nights!
The free self parking was very convenient--I never had an issue trying to find a parking spot when returning each night.
March 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LKR66 Very comfortable hotel!
I was really impressed with the staff. Very nice and helpful. The beds and pillows were super comfortable.
March 29, 2014