Rated 5 out of 5 by FamilyFunBusinessTrip Contemporary, Fun & Definitely Family Friendly
I loved this hotel. We visited the National Harbor twice within a one week period. First we stayed at the Westin and then we stayed at the Aloft. The Aloft was just so wonderful and fun. The staff was exceptional, helpful in planning sightseeing and in mapping out the best public transportation routes. They went out of their way to accommodate us - even locating a left being stuffed animal hours after check out.I loved the re-fuel snack and breakfast area - convenient and healthy choices and great tasting as well. Plus free coffee until 10am.
May 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ZenFredd This hotel was perfect
This hotel was exactly what we expected. I went on June to celebrate my first anniversary and the service, staff rooms. everything was great. I didn’t like the reception...... it was kind of messy for such of beautiful hotel.
July 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ashleigh1128 Nicest staff
The staff at this hotel was the nicest of any hotel I've ever been too. The room was beautiful. This by far one of my favorite hotels I've ever stayed at. I definetely recommend this hotel.
August 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ABy3 great stay
the staff handled the guests with care and attentiveness, will be coming back
June 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by cmsbelt Great Staff
In a great location with a terrific, friendly and helpful staff.
July 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jburke266 Great place.for our conference
Excellent staff support! They truly cared about our group.
September 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by George54 A good value
This was my second stay at this hotel. I stayed 3 nights and had no issues with my check-in or with any of the facilities. Everything worked well. The room was quiet and comfortable. The staff were friendly and courteous. Pricing was very competitive. I will definitely stay there again.
June 8, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by SK1000 Rude, and Unprofessional Staff
My wife and I are staying at this hotel for 3 nights from 6/2-6/5. The facility was ok but we felt some of the staff at the front desk were under trained and even rude. This morning when my wife went down to get breakfast around 9:45. She grabbed a snack bar for $2 on the price board. The lady at the reception counter wanted to charge her for $3.50. My wife explained to her politely it was $2 on the price board. She looked very impatient and went to check the price, then said to my wife the board was wrong. Someone put the wrong price on the board, so you owe me additional $1.50. As my wife tried to explain to her, it was not customer's fault that your price board was incorrect. You should correct it immediately if it is really wrong. But this person at the counter was very rude and kept arguing the price was wrong. "YOU OWE ME $1.50" She repeated 3-4 times. This kind of customer service is unacceptable for a SPG hotel. I am a SPG Gold member. We spent thousands of dollars staying at SPG hotels every year. It's not about paying $1.50 more. It's matter of the stinky attitude and customer service. I know these maybe minor thing, but I can tell you for sure we will NOT choose this hotel again, or recommend to anyone in the future. Because of one or two under qualified and unprofessional staff could potentially ruin the great reputation of SPG hotel.
June 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nothankyou Awful experience all around
This is a hotel for students or young people, not business travelers. The rug in my room was filthy. The ironing board and iron were "miniature" and my shirts fell on the gross carpet while trying to iron. The downstairs bar stopped serving food before 8pm even though I told the bartender 15 minutes earlier that I wanted to order food, he didn't think he should tell me it closing. Finally, I was told that my room was pre-paid upon check-in and check-out but 2 weeks later I was charged for it with no notification from the hotel . And I had to spend a long time on the phone with them to get this answer, very frustrating. I will never stay here again.
October 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by nevereveragain very disappointed
The outward appearance is not only spectacular but deceiving.
The lobby, sitting area and conference room are all beautiful.
Once we stepped in our room it was great, until it was time to use the bathroom. The toilet was filled, and I literally mean filled to the top with feces, that seemingly had been fermenting for several days and carried a horrific stench of death and foul sewage.
Management was called immediately. Zach did respond in a timely fashion
The following morning, after a night of restful sleep, we were once again disappointed. Other patrons of the hotel stated that there was an emergency evacuation that only a few guests heard. AN EMERGENCY EVACUATION that only a FEW patrons heard. We were not only shocked but furious. We then asked the concierge what happened and that we, among other guests, did not hear anything. The response was, "Well, it was a false alarm anyway.".... Absolutely unacceptable and extremely dangerous! What if it wasn't? It is not ok for only a few fire alarms to function properly so that only a few people can evacuate safely! And the nonchalant response of your employee that "it was a false alarm anyway" is totally unacceptable. I would like to be notified if my life is in danger, falsely or not.
Hopefully, management can reconcile these issues for future guests, as I will not be returning to this particular Starwood property.
March 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by FK2012 great hotel for a great price
I was attending a convention at the neighboring hotel and was within walking distance of all the shops and entertainment. It was safe to walk alone even late at night. The neighboring restuarants were classy and neat but a little expensive. The fridge in the room helped me to save by holding on to the left overs and doing my own breakfast. The microwave in the lobby was great. Free coffee all the time and water bottles in the rooms were a life saver. Loved the HD TV and contemperory shower in the bathroom. The 70's decore of the lobby was very european and lobby was always bussling with people. I will come back anytime to this hotel!!!
July 16, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Penny what's the new twist
I was told to hang up and redial numerous times in order to use a travelzoo voucher to book my room. When I asked to speak with a manager, I was put on hold and never attended to again. I hung up after 31 minutes. Simply trying to book a room.
Doors and walls had grease, scuffs, prints.
There were no towels at the pool. Staff wasn't especially quick to help resolve the issue so we were late getting to our next event. This happened all 3 days that we used the pool. Incompetent staff? We had to request numerous times to get more towels for our room (we only had 3 for 4 people), and it took hours for them to arrive. Where are the staff? terrible service
April 8, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jen23 I would not visit this hotel if I had the choice
I had MANY problems with the method of payment I wanted to use and event afterwards. The rooms were very uncomfortable with the door that was too small for the doorway and a glass shower door, The shower had no place to hold my shampoo and such. The shampoo and bath soap dispensers were tacky. The overall room appeared cheep with no large closet space. The sink was very messy and akward. The breakfast area was too slow and we had cold food for a very high price tag. Music was very loud while we were eating. I was never aknowledged as a rewards member.
May 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Businesstraveler Great hotel with some shortcomings
Hotel has some great features and aspects: wonderful staff, the public areas, room internet. And the location in the heart of National Harbor was excellent; easy to walk to the conference center but didn't feel trapped in that bubble. Easy access to a variety of restaurants. Here's the downside: an uncomfortable bed and pillows which made for poor sleep. When traveling for work with the need to be "on" while at the conference, it is a must to have good sleep; I've not had this problem before when traveling. Also, difficult to hang dresses or long slacks in closet area. Room needed refurbishment as it was looking worn (runs in carpet, dings in wallpaper).
April 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by VAbarb Modern & basic with matching price point
Modern and basic with a matching price point for area
Aloft has a very clean feel and minimal styling. This is not the hotel for you if you are looking for plush full service accommodations. Common areas border on stark and could use more warmth. Lobby is on second floor after going up a set of modern/open concrete stairs. Lobby has a very open - warehouse feel and is divided into several seating/lounge areas - one of which has a bar. There is a small circular front desk which can serve about 3 customers at a time. They have a breakfast/food area which I did not look to closely at. The rooms are small but feel larger due to the very efficient use of space. The rooms were clean and fully equipped (although the iron and ironing board were extremely well hidden in a cubby behind the far side of the headboard). Workout room was small but had very good equipment – TV in most equipment – water and free ear phones (new and individually wrapped) for listening to TV. Pool was small and anyone counting on doing laps would be frustrated at size. The National Harbor area has lots of restaurants and fun bars with in close walking distance. This area is very safe to walk around at night and feels like a ‘convention island’ with only the hotels/ shops/ restaurants. I would stay here again because you get this great area at a reasonable price.
There were several things that were good ideas but poorly executed 1. The lobby area was interesting but with too much concrete for my taste - the floors looked like they could just hose them down to clean them. 2. Bar area did not attract folks as a gathering place, it felt cheaply done and was not inviting. 4. Four screen display wall looked like something you could do yourself and was not at the same design level as the nice modern furniture that was used in the seating areas. 5. Airplane flight display concept is good – but display used small fonts and was mounted too high on wall - - so you actually could not read it easily. 6. touch screen check-in – they used a diagram on screen that showed inserting your Credit card in bottom of monitor.. however actual hardware was mounted in a drawer face about a foot off the floor 7. Not enough lighting in room
November 10, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by rickyp8 Pleasant Stay at Aloft
April 26, 2014 was my second stay at Aloft. Again, I enjoyed the modern look and feel of this hotel. Customer service was excellent. The reservation desk staff were professional and courteous, especially Marvin. Want of my pet peeves is not receiving quality customer service. I expect, as I believe all Aloft customers, to have my needs attended in a reasonable amount of time. I am pleased to say, Marvin succeeded in meeting my wife’s and my needs during the check-in process and thereafter.
May 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BradNYC35 Great Stay, Coming Again for SURE!
Good stay. Thanks! Enjoyed the area food and attraction, hotel staff was very nice.
May 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SunshineNC Great hotel in a great location
We had a really nice stay. Marvin checked us in and was very helpful throughout our stay. Loved our room- it had a terrific view of the harbor. The room is clean and comfortable, in room internet reliable and fast. Great location to get out and take a walk along the harbor. Easy access to lots of decent restaurants. The outdoor second floor balcony off the bar is perfect for relaxing and enjoying all the activity of the area.
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elephantdung My Stay at ALOFT - National Harbor
Our stay at the ALOFT National Harbor was EXCELLENT, and I have already recommended the hotel to two friends planning their trips to the DC area. The staff was great. Their attention to detail regarding our needs and specifics for first time visitors to DC was invaluable. We had limited time to see all that we wanted and the ALOFT staff was key in our accomplishing all we wished for.
The room as great. It felt very much like a comfortable condominium. We felt at home. Great views, and very contemporary amenities. The gym was great, and the breakfast food was ideal.
The staff recommendation for surrounding restaurants and bars were great. We truly enjoyed every facet of our stay, and we WILL return soon.
March 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Karen927 Great location
This was our second stay at the Aloft National Harbor for our bi-annual girls trip. We love staying at this hotel because of its location and staff. There are many great restaurants and shops and some great bars with good entertainment for the night life, all within walking distance. There is also a free shuttle that will take you to the closest Metro station where you can hop on the train with stops/transfers to many of the sites Washington DC is known for. As for the staff at the Aloft, they are amazing. They are always friendly and willing to assist with any questions you may have. Marvin, especially, is very personable and will give you great recommendations for restaurants based on what your taste is.
March 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris2435 Nice Suite
Made reservations for my son to stay after graduation in one of the suites. The suite was very spacious. It was on the corner overlooking the main street of the harbor with balcony and king size bed. You could see the nightlife waterfront and new Ferris wheel. I would recommend this hotel.
May 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jackson82 Lack of Customer Service
As a General Manager of one of your locations, I was expecting just a little empathy from the situation. What I received was just the opposite. He was short, rude and very unprofessional. He stated that it would be taken care of I would be emailed a folio. Once again days passed and NOTHING. If this is the leadership and example that is set by the general manager, your team is in trouble!
I then called the billing department and finally received everything needed.
This situation should not have been this challenging! A little follow-up and simple customer service on every level would have been great.
December 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by meyou2 Fun location - nicest staff
suggest serving real food instead of the packaged eggs , bacon etc. that was a bummer. if building code allows, suggest an 'egg station'. 3 small pans -heated with propane grills would add some excitement. still would only need 1 cookish and a temp. laborer. waffles and pan cakes could be nuked!
tell about parkin charges on line.
hey we had a great stay and traded out the food coupon for a trip to your grocery area, only cause i don't eat space food.
anyway - the staff, room,location etc. was fun. had aloft of laughs - with the staff.
April 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by 1229trans Not a good Experience
My experience was not that good. The room prices are high for the size the rooms are small and there were only one pillow had to get romm service to bring more pilolow when I arrived. i called at 4pm the came at 10pm. Okay they have a no smoking policy and i smoke I can adapt I went outside but you can smell marijuana smoke all weekend long. It was so many drunk and when I say drunk I MEAN FALL DOWN SLURRED VIOCE DRUNK. I was apporched by a person that could not walk leaving the loung area asking about a club i not from the area so i said I dont Know. This guy said and I quote "you know where the F_
March 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AerospaceConvention2014 Vibrant simplicity
(The conference center was nearby, not on-site.) Aloft definitely made an impression on me. Most hotels to me are just a bed, a closet, a desk and a chair. Aloft (National Harbor, DC/MD) has a theme of clean, colorful straight lines and simplicity. The 6th floor room I had looked out at the Wilson Bridge and into Alexandria. (A room on a lower floor or facing the opposite direction might not have been able to see the water.) The staff was very helpful with any concern that I had (e.g. a lamp was replaced the day it was reported, with an immediate offer of an alternative room). The off-season price was competitive. I will definitely take note on future trips to see whether an Aloft is in the area.
January 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bri2390 Girls getaway paradise
I had an amazing stay at the aloft hotel. It has a very chic and retro feel. The bar had amazing drinks and they snack pantry was very convenient! I had a rude encounter with one of the staff members, this issue was taken care of in an AMAZING way. Ihab Kherati, Patrick, Keyri, and Katrina are absolutely FANTASTIC!!! My room was very clean & spacious the staff was very friendly and eager to help my & my best friends needs! This hotel added greatly to my weekend experience! I will definitely be back at the ALOFT for my future trips while enjoying National Harbor!
March 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by TCLAY DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!! VERY MISLEADING!! THIS IS NOT A FULL SERVICE HOTEL!!
HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED!!! THIS IS NOT A FULL SERVICE HOTEL!!! There was NO ROOM SERVICE, not even a kitchen for the bar!! Just a backroom to heat up frozen-ready hot foods. The room decor is depressing!! Blue-grayish walls!! It has a jail feel to it! Not so much as a picture on the walls and we stayed in two separate rooms just to see if we would have a different experience on the last night - NOT! Was forced to go out and get breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All the nearby restaurants close at 11pm, so a late weekend dinner is basically out of the question. We had to call a nearby carryout. Did I mention the dull and depressing decor!! It looks like cheap, Ikea knock-off furniture!! SO DISAPPOINTING!!!
March 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by dixon3603 Great hotel
Not my first time at this hotel and it was as great this time as it was my first time. I love the spaciousness of the rooms.
May 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by MICHELLE1966 MY STAY WAS LESS THAN NICE
THE STAFF WAS RUDE AND THE ENVIROMENT WAS LOUD AND UNCOMFORTABLE. IT WAS NOTHING LIKE MY FIRST EXPERIANCE IN BALTIMORE MD.
May 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by KSUE Not again!
It was not an experience. Underwhelming by just walking in the lobby. Given incorrect reservation. I had to return back to the front desk to get what I paid for. The lotion (tube) in the bath area was nearly empty meaning it was leftover from a previous guest. YUK! I felt unsafe in the lobby with persons loitering in the area. We had a drink in the bar but departed very soon due to others in the surrounding area (homeless as noted by clothing and smell and and obviously under the influence of some type of substance).Hotel needs a good "quality" manager and heightened security.
February 11, 2013