Rated 4 out of 5 by Marinka This hotel was located ideally for our stay.
We attended a play at the Guthrie so this hotel was so convenient. The staff gave us helpful information for places to eat and coffee the next morning, again within walking distance. We were surprised that there really was no hotel parking. The public parking ramp was close by, which we used, but thought maybe the hotel would have compensated for its use.
May 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GKT123 GKT
Clean, friendly and close to the city center. Loved being able to use the Nice Ride station in front.
July 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by jloewen Towel rack?
Where does one put a washcloth after use? or a towel? No towel racks, only the stack of new towels! In modern architecture, form is supposed to follow function, but lack of form does not mean the function is no longer needed!
June 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rose27 Don't Want to Leave!
Such a comfy hotel - in the room & the 'lobby' area! Staff excellent to work with - I asked for a room facing the city and was provided with an excellent view of downtown! We ended up staying a second night due to the weather and we were able to stay in the same room, and were also awarded the extra points for not getting housekeeping while we were here. The staff 'Anne' also informed me about the SPG awards, and even though we booked through a travel agency we were able to collect points through the hotel - which gives me an even greater incentive to stay!
The rooms are super cute, not very roomy, but comfortable and a nice layout, could use an extra desk chair in the room or some other form of seating, but overall I am impressed.
The pool area is clean, always has some sort of fun song on and has a hot tub and a nice sized pool to swim in.
Bottom line: I would def stay here again!
February 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kathy103 Lovely but lacking
First of all, the staff was excellent and very responsive. the room was quiet. My husband and I did not like the layout of the room. There was one chair and little space to move around.We like to have the bathroom door to close all the way. The channels on the television are somewhat limited. One could find a greater selection at a less expensive hotel. Parking was an issue. We arrived and parked in the designated hotel parking garage and had to pay $8 in cash for a one-time performance fee at the Guthrie even though I tried to explain that were staying at Aloft. Upon leaving we also paid for hotel parking. At the front desk, the only explanation was "We've had problems with parking."
We did not want our room cleaned and hung out both the "go green" and do not disturb signs. It was cleaned.
When leaving I agreed to have the receipt emailed. After 3 days, I had to call the hotel because it had not arrived.
For what you get I feel the hotel is overpriced.
May 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by runningfool52 Great Location
i like the simplicity of the room. for me, individually, it is great, for a couple, maybe a bit cramped, though it comes down to value- so cost of room would be the determining factor. my cost was great and i felt i got a great value for my room. the one complaint though is the scent was overpowering, i felt it was too artificial. i like a more subtle approach, where there is a sense of a scent. to me it was 'too chemical' and not 'natural'. but overall, great, staff awesome, friendly and engaging. the shuttle really helped out in several situations for us. we used the bar several times and it was nice. had a nice view from the room. the exercise room had a strange electrical smell to it, and it was on all 3 days we used it. appreciated having the lifefitness equipment #new#. you have a lot of unused space in there, i would recommend a rowing machine #concept 2# and a schwinn airdyne bike.
October 11, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by robbo Great Customer Service but...
The staff was very friendly and made me feel welcomed. I stay at alofts due to the friendly, non stuffy, staff atmosphere. The room and hotel was very clean and inviting. The only negative I have and this is a big negative is that the water pressure was extremely low in the shower. When I raised this at the front desk it was "oh yeah we have heard that before".... I will not be back due to this.
March 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Steve1004 sleek euro modern
Very modern and euro like hotel. Rooms very utilitarian and a bit stark yet functional. Staff was excellent in all ways and places. Near Guthrie theatre and great freeway access.
June 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mark11 Quirky but good
In Minneapolis for a conference. Aloft was the conference hotel. Great location--I could easily walk to my meetings. The rooms are quirky and cool. Was disappointed with lack of a bath. Biggest problem was noise--I was on the second floor and street noise kept me up late both nights. Plus, anyone in the hall sounds really loud in the room. Best part of stay was the staff--they were first-rate!
April 24, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by sleepytime great features and great location
Enjoyable stay at Aloft. The staff was welcoming, friendly, and helpful. The room was clean and well-appointed. Despite the very comfortable bed and linens, I didn't sleep well due to loud laughing and yelling by guests in the hallway at 2 a.m. one night and then someone talking in the parking lot below my window (I was on the 3rd floor) at 3 a.m. the following night.
April 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by leah44star Hooray Aloft!
We loved everything about our stay. Clean, accessible, friendly staff, the recharge area is great (especially when you get home late!!!). Two tiny complaints--they were out of king beds when we arrived (really not a huge deal), and the bathroom door didn't close all the way, which was a little weird. But we loved it--totally affordable, nice, and certainly a great option for out of towners!!
October 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Historian A lovely, friendly hotel
The hotel is beautiful and very convenient. I appreciated the free computers, the reasonably priced serve-yourself food in the lobby, the attractive bar, and the warm staff (especially Shay at the front desk).
Pool is nice but really only big enough for one to swim.
I hung up the green card on my door so that my sheets wouldn't be changed -- and the room wasn't cleaned that day.
October 28, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by PMD5 Not up to W standards
This hotel was acceptable - but no more, and far less than what a hotel in the W family should be. Though everything was stylish, nothing was high quality. The room was quite small, the iron seemed to have been a Target castoff, the ironing board was miniature and un-padded, the closet was just an entertainment cabinet with a curtain over it, the shower was cramped with low pressure, and the window shades barely came down. I am an SPG platinum member, and one of the benefits offered was free breakfast, but by 9:00am there was no breakfast left and only lunch wraps were available. The tables to eat at are either wobbly, too low for anyone over 5'6", or couches (which looks fun and lounge-y, but makes it tough to eat). The staff was nice and helpful, but they were not working with much. I would recommend anyone traveling to this area go to one of the established quality SPG hotels and not Aloft.
March 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pete14 The staff is fantastic (Brian / Rachel)
During checking in, Brian asked if anything was new in the course of our conversation. I shared it was my birthday and he right away shared, that if I needed anything, let him know. I then went to my room and later went to the WXYZ lounge and Rachel knew it was my birthday and within five minutes they brought out a brownie with a candle on it. I enjoy this hotel and the staff is fantastic!
August 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mish41 U of M visit
My daughter & I stayed as we were visiting the U of M. Very nice motel. Clean & comfortable. Didn't have to wait long to check in or out.
June 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by runner8 Good, Affordable Place to Stay
The hotel was a bit out there and not as close to the center of downtown as I thought. But aside from that, it was very clean and comfortable. Not sure if I'd stay here again only because its so far from downtown, but if its cheap enough, I might. Fitness center was clean and well maintained, though not a lot of machines. The pool is too small to really do any kind of lap swimming
August 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by flewis Poor check in experience
I booked three rooms at the aloft hotel Minneapolis for a group of eight people this past weekend. When we arrived I went to the front desk to check in and was greeted by a recepsionist who began to check me in. I began by trying to explain that I had booked three rooms for a group of six peopel and I pulled out my confirmaiton email from SPG. Without care for the email I had as evidence of my reservation she began to inform me that I was only able to communicate with her about the reservation for the room with my name on it. As i began to explanin that I made all three room reservations and that I was encouraged by the booking agent at SPG to enter the names of other guests staying in the others rooms to make it easier at check in, she continued to commit to a defensive attitude with me, with respect to the other three rooms. The recepsionist would not work with me, which required me to ask for a manager. When i asked to speak with the manager, she said, "sure you can speak to a manager but he is going to agree with me, its the policy." This response was quite offensive. I work in the customer service industry. If a customer has a problem, staff should do everything that is within their power to help that custoer overcome their issue. Not make it a battle over who is right and wrong. Not to mention, if the problem is biger then what they are capable of resolving, they should kindly suggest that we speak with a manager, not wait for the guest to demand it. After speaking with the manager, it turns out i was right. The SPG member, making the reservation does have the power to make changes to any of the reservations he or she makes regardless of who is listed on the reservation as the person occupying the room. My complaint is not with the policy rather with the way in which your staff memaber handled her customer. Please work with this location to impove customer service thorughout the guest experience. I will add that as a token of good will, the manager that i spoke with at the hotel sent up six free drink tickets to our group to appologize for the poor level of service.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ray185 A different take on a hotel
The hotel focused on all the important things - comfort, cleanliness, and a staff that takes pride in the place. I, for one, can live without room service when there are great food and snack options at reasonable prices available in the lobby 24/7. This was the most innovative hotel I've stayed in. It has a different take on what a hotel experience is. Highly recommend it.
January 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Pete14 This hotel is starting to show lack of care.
I unpacked my bag and starting to relax in my room only to find out the heater didn't work for the second visit in a row. I ended up moving rooms the week. Next, the fitness TV's haven't worked correctly for months. Now one of the bikes have been broken for weeks. Day two, no ear buds and that has happened in the past three months. Please care as you have in the past Adam!
April 13, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by JRP04 OK with the right expectations
My first stay at an Aloft and it caught me off guard. The lobby was a little too "hip" for my style but that's a preference. The rooms are very European in style and size which made it tight and sparse on comforts, e.g. the beds were not very comfortable. I'm not too familiar with the Minneapolis area but it seemed the only thing within walking distance was the Metrodome.
April 13, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by mmmme The hotel was clean and modern but.
I was not happy about the parking and lack of telling us the details. We stayed for two nights and the pass was good for one night, so I could not get out of the garage without paying them. We did not receive an explanation on how to use the parking pass and had issues with getting out.
Also, we were to get a credit for not getting fresh towels and never got the credit..
January 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by SmurfetteOK Not so friendly
My conference was at another local hotel. The staff at the conference hotel were much more friendly to me than the staff at the Aloft where I stayed. It seemed like the staff at Aloft were more concerned with acting like they were better than everyone than providing customer service.
May 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bill4LA Terrific Hotel
Really enjoyed this hotel and have returned to it over and over again. I like where it is located and think that the staff is professional and very accommodating.
Would like to receive my receipts. I was there twice in just a short span of days and never received my receipts via email. Please send. These are minor issues since I liked all other aspects of the hotel.
May 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by droccio Overall Good
Zero SPG recognition
Club atmosphere at night didn't really bother us as we were on 5th flloor, but after a certain hour they do treat hotel guests the same as random bar patrons
Check-in Kiosk did not work for room check in or flight boarding pass printing
September 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by ozzie Close to Guthrie Theatre
Whilst the room was rather small and the internet access was non-existent, staff heeded our request for internet access and moved us to a room with wifi and followed up on our report on problems with their telecommunications.
The hotel was a 15min walk from the City Centre and adjacent the spectacular Guthrie Theatre and interesting historical features,
December 28, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by mudduck47 18 Wheelers Aren't Heaven
The 18 wheeler earth movers and dump trucks moving down Washington Street don't make for a heavenly sleep. I was Washington Street side and there large trucks generating noise in the early morning hours that woke me and made returning to sleep impossible. While other recommend the hotel to me, I would not do to others.
April 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by kykid4 Amazing Front Desk
I want to echo other reviws in sharing how freindly and customer service oreinted the front desk staff were. Truly among the best I have encounterd. They went out of their way to meet our needs. Brian was exceptional!
Very positive stay.
The only area of needed improvement was the room was not attended to with clean towels until 5pm and we had to call.
June 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by jadeo good features but needs tlc.
fun and funky hotel but needs some tlc and upkeep. promised docking system for ipods but all out of attachment cables. cracks in ceiling. whirlpool grout seriously in bad repair. very rusty lift sitting next to whirlpool. no pool towels when we checked in, and no offer of extra towel in lieu of.
lobby/bar area is airy and fun.
March 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nrt90 Needs a little tlc
Over all great hotel but needs a bit of tlc. First off my room cleanliness was not very good at all. The window was very dusty and I found a little bit of blood in the bottom of my blanket (it wasn't mine). Next they don't validate parking what a bummer. However the hotel is unique and has great views of the city. Very neat modern yet retro feel.
January 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sammer Nice hotel
We wanted to stay downtown close to Target Field since we had tickets for Saturday and Sunday games. We liked the hotel but the parking situation is not ideal, especially when we left in a torrential downpour.
We had pizza at the bar Sat. night - very good. Great bartender, she deserves a raise!
April 28, 2014