Rated 5 out of 5 by Bamajoe Totally Hassle Free
The people at Aloft in Homewood are so easy to work with.
March 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Matt33 Completely Underwhelmed
My wife and I traveled to Birmingham for a short weekend get away and we stayed at the A-Loft one night. I'll go over some of the positives and then hit the negatives so I make sure i'm being fair.
Pros: Location, great restaurants within walking distance and very centralized in the B-ham area
Lobby: Great atmosphere when you walk in, good bar, and just overall environment
Staff: Great staff who did a great job with check in, check out and anything else we needed.
Cons: Rooms, when you see the lobby you think you're room is going to be very cool...but it's just not. It's boring and a complete let down. It's not a loft at all, it's just a hotel room with some pretty bad decorations.
Thinnest walls ever. We had some sorority girls that got in around 2 a.m. that woke us up. I know this isn't the hotels fault per say, we even made a noise complaint and within 2 or 3 minutes we could hear management knocking on their door (and we could also hear every word that was said). The neighbors quieted down immediately, but we could still hear every word they said, and they weren't yelling. They were talking at a very reasonable volume. That's on the hotel, not them. I've stayed in hotels in Mumbai, India that had better sound protection between rooms.
Beds: I'm pretty sure I felt every spring in that bed drilling a hole through my back.
March 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by EHW4 All style, no substance.
We've stayed at other Aloft properties and had high expectations for the Birmingham location. The lobby, bar, and rooms are as beautiful as expected. Service at the bar was excellent. Unfortunately the walls were paper-thin, the shower's water lukewarm at best, the beds hard, and the room unprepared for our arrival (e.g. three towels, four guests). Great location, but I can't recommend it for any other reason.
March 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Apkels Great hotel and location
Great hotel. Walking distance to shops, restaurants in home wood. Very clean and up to date.
March 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Liz55 The Only Place to Stay
Aloft is an attractive, clean and comfortable hotel at an affordable price. Every detail of the hotel and room was visually pleasing. The staff was super helpful too. It's the only place I will stay the next time I'm in Birmingham.
February 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rmac11 This was different
Not your typical hotel setup scene. Very modern. My only issue was that the water never got hot in the sink or in the shower. Staff was extremely friendly and pleasant. Restaurant food was good, but expensive (3 soups, 1 salad, 2 crab cakes, 1 soda - $89)
February 22, 2014
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 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by L2sail A delightful surprise
We needed a one night get away and wanted to be somewhere we could walk to restaurants, shopping and a great coffee shop for Sunday morning. We found all that in this area of Homewood. Aloft is the perfect hotel in location, price, service and accommodations. The manager was extremely courteous and helpful with a reservation issue. We will definitely come back and will spread the word!
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 11, 2014
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 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 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 22, 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 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 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 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 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 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 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Josh47 Best staff in the industry
Great hotel - clean rooms, nice area, good food!
BUT never have I been to a hotel with the service of this hotel.
I left my IPAD in my room and traveled home (Boston). Didnt realize until 2 days afterwards.
Called the hotel and to my HUGE surprise, they had my IPAD. WOW,
Then the staff worked with me promptly to ship it back to me in 1 day. 1 DAY! wow.
Thank you ALOFT Homewood. Best experience with a hotel in a long time.
December 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Balrog I like your properties
Hallways gettting a little drab
December 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by FamilyGirl Unique Accommodations
The hotel staff was VERY friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and well planned for the space, but a little too small for my comfort. The main problem I had and the reason I will probably not stay again is the bed. It really rated up there with one of the most uncomfortable beds I had ever tried to sleep on. It was VERY hard and the pillows were most uncomfortable too.
November 30, 2013
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 27, 2013