Rated 5 out of 5 by 20Annie08 Definitely now on our list of places to go to again
We were very comfortable at the Aloft in Minneapolis and loved the location. Now that we know it is dog friendly in a very real sense, we will certainly return. No PBS station on the television was our only disappointment and a major one. They only had the one with MN produced programming, which was good, but we missed Masterpiece!
October 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anastasia Amazing Front Desk
The professionalism and demeanor of this hotel's front desk staff is on par with the best hotels I've stayed in. I was very impressed with the courteous front desk staff, especially Sean. He gave us great restaurant suggestions and was very helpful. We would stay here again as the location can not be beat and the staff was terrific!
May 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Susan Excellent Hotel
This hotel is a gem. It is immaculate; the staff are extremely helpful; the amenities and layout of the room are 21st century in the best sense. There is no charge for wifi; the room has a fridge; the shower has power; the towels are plush. The hotel is about .2 mile from the light rail. I would LOVE to stay there again.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Johnson2013 Amazing Experience
Spent the pride weekend with your hotel and we had an amazing time. The service level at this property surpasses the service at 4-5 Diamond properties. From the friendly reception to the awesome bar staff Krista and the young man bringing out the food. This made for a great stay for my friends and I. Will return soon!
July 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by AddAyla Halloween
I stayed on Halloween Night and rented two rooms,
My room had not been cleaned, the TV didn't work, and the thermostat or the heater didn't work in the other room. The 2nd room never got above 63 degrees. Maybe it was just bad luck, but I won't be back. The only good experience is the staff was very friendly.
November 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bob1246 May 4th stay
The windows facing Washington Ave. were too thin. Listened to traffic all night. Heard all the noise in the hallway too. The $50 retainer fee on my credit card was silly. Charging $9 for a breakfast sandwich!! Really!! Nickel diming customers does not create loyalty. Charge appropriate room rates and give the perks.
May 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rpjwhatajourney A Wonderful Introduction To Minneapolis
We visited Aloft Minneapolis with a special rate through the Guthrie Theatre. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Aloft. Terrific location. Very helpful and friendly staff. Very comfortable beds. The hotel surroundings were quiet and very safe.
We will definitely stay at the Aloft for return trips to Minneapolis.
August 21, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Pete40 Bad Experience
I was charged for not only my room, but someone else's room. The error was not taken serisouly on their end, nor was it handled in a timely manner. The main area of the hotel is where everything is and it's loud since the bar and DJ is open up to the reception area so you can't even hear the front desk that well.
November 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Judy32 Terrific Location!!
Terrific location for anyone looking to stay in downtown Minneapolis. Easy access to light rail to/from MSP. Across the street from Guthrie Theater, Mill City Museum, Stone Arch Bridge, and many resturant choices. The staff was very nice and informative. Clean rooms as well as common areas (pool, gym, bar)
September 6, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Whalsand Exceptional
Great location. 'Shuttle" service a real bonus. All staff were friendly and helpful . Rooms clean and well designed . Only problem: heater in room was hard to control . to get the room at a comfortable 70, thermostat needed to be set at near 80 and then turned off manually . Goofy.
November 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by 1AvidTraveler Looks great, fell short
Front Desk Frank was great. The room was small but modern. Issues included cold air that blew into the room, even when the thermostat was set at 74 and 75 degrees F causing discomfort all evening and throughout the night. The temperature outside was sub-zero, and the relief was limited in the room. The smoke detector was no installed; wires were hanging from the wall. The bed was super-hard. After a poor night's sleep, there was no hot water for a shower in the morning. The pocket door that separated the toilet/shower area from the sink and living space had a large gap resulting in no privacy. During the cold shower, water created a large puddle outside the shower stall. There is no on-site, long-term parking available; must use ramp across the street, which is not so bad, except had to pay extra, because I happened to arrive during an event at the Guthrie Theatre. I was advised not to keep my vehicle in the parking space behind the hotel past 8 PM as the condos next door owned the parking spaces and Aloft was not responsible for any damage. When I asked the probability of damage, the desk personnel offered "no comment." To round out the stay, there were issues at check out. The location is good with easy access to freeways and dining options. Minneapolis is a great city.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MedCity Aloft location is terrific
We like to attend the theatre; the location couldn't be better. We stayed two consecutive weekends and plan to stay again when we are in Minneapolis. We discovered the Aloft shuttle this time and that was a great help in parking once and getting around the city.
August 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by KPsingh one unconvetional set up, a fine art
We stayed in aloft for the first time. We were impressed the way they planned the whole set up. It has very unusual features that you wont find in any traditional hotel. Try it you will fall in love the way the have utilized the space. A modern art.
July 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kimber Thank you
You have the most amazing staff that always makes me feel welcome. This is the perfect hotel when friends and family come to town and you need a place in the heart of the city. Great energetic vibe and always a fun place to be.
January 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SAMIAM Awesome!
Aloft was Awesome! From the moment you walk in - it's hip AND comfortable. Not cold - but warm and welcoming. The location was great and the staff fantastic. We loved our stay so much - we stayed an extra night!
February 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reindeer12 A blast!
After the football game my friend and I put on blow-up reindeer costumes. Aloft guests in the lounge asked to have their picture taken with us - adults and children. Aloft allowed us to bring in a little Christmas cheer!
December 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by MarkTexNYC No fuss, affordable property
Like all Alofts, this place is no fuss. If you want to be in-and-out and aren't looking for full service (room service, event services, etc) ...and you're on a budget, this might be your place. If you also insist on being showered with Platinum love, this probably isn't your place.
- Excellent service and super friendly staff willing to go the extra mile
- Great location in Minneapolis. By some great restaurants and they have a shuttle that will take you within a reasonable distance.
- Parking not too terribly much, but some issues with the payment machines (Hotel does not own)
- Like the other Alofts, not too impressed with all the pre-packaged foods (and they're not cheap)
- The bartender during our three nights was quite an unhappy individual and it showed (she was quite rude and off-putting)
- Great Bliss toiletries and awesome walk-in showers
- Be sure to stay on a higher floor so folks in buildings next door can't see you in your birthday suit.
- The desk and chair aren't as comfortable as I'd like for hours-upon-hours of laptop work.
Overall, super property and a great deal.
March 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by zambia08 great hotel
the location was great (also with egards rental bikes, th river, walking/ running trails) room were quiet, beakfast/ coffee was awesome, staf were courteous, understanding, very serve oriented
June 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by gvghgvfhjv Parking
Very small parking area so I had to park in lot across street. Parking was included in my rate so they gave me a pass. When I left the pass only covered 6 of th 7 dollr fee.
October 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by wildkona Aloft is modern but feels cheap
I like the look of this place but I feel alot of things were done cheap, like out of an ikea ad.
The door on the bathroom wouldn't close all the way, the lighting in the room is dim.
January 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shell Overall Excellent
The staff was very friendly from arrival to departure. They really seemed like they loved their jobs. The decor was open, colorful and bright. Rooms were very comfortable and clean.
April 29, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Trip23 SPG minus
Parking outside in garage across the street, computers slow at check-in, tried two different computers (20Mins)- best room available for Platinum 2 Dbl beds...not impressed at all.
February 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by FargoMoJo A wonderful place for Guthrie goers
We always love staying at the Minneapolis Aloft whenever we are attending a Guthrie Theatre production. The staff is extra friendly and we can walk around the block to the show.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pete14 I enjoy the Minneapolis Aloft
Great core staff and very clean room. Nice to see the towel and trash are labeled correctly in the fitness area. It was also nice to see and use the ear buds in the fitness area.
March 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by 2dogsrule Enjoyable, but for the noise
My room was on the third floor, above a lounge area by the pool. People used the area throughout the night (Saturday only) and their talking, etc., disturbed my sleep. The last group was there at 6:00 a.m., drinking out of a bottle, dressed in formal wear. The staff said that area was open to Aloft Hotel guests 24/7. Really? What about the rest of us, trying to sleep, the number one reason for getting a hotel room? Also, I opted for the "green" route of no changed towels and sheets during my stay. I did not think that meant no one would run the vacuum, empty the trash each day, but that is what happened. Disappointing. The location is wonderful, especially the proximity to the Guthrie. The wine (Le Grand Noir - Pinot Noir 2011) at the bar was worth the price. Any place with a pool table gets extra points. It would be nice, however, if the hotel had an arrangement (as in a fixed 24 hour rate regardless of "events" in the area, etc.) with the garage across the street for Aloft patrons' parking, and had more sense about letting people talk and party outside the windows of others. Laissez-faire is a lousy policy.
July 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Purplehaze55 Perfect for the business traveler
The Aloft Hotel has the perfect combination of pizazz and comfort needed for the business traveler as well as the vacationer - all at an affordable price.
November 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by tcnevis Noisy but nice
Not sure what the walls are made of but the problem may have been the clientele. Had to call the desk at 3 am to get the people yelling in the surrounding rooms to shut up.
June 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ginger691 My all time favorite hotel. Ever.
I love this hotel! We wished we weren't so heavily scheduled while we were there so we could actually spend more time in our room. Most comfortable bed ever!
October 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by flower Friendly and acoomodating staff
The staff at Aloft was very friendly and accomodating. The drivers of the shuttle were very informative and it was a definite plus to have their help getting around.
February 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Toobad Shuttle service and parking
The hotel in itself is very nice although there was some confusion with checking in which was resolved. Given the amount of activities on the weekend of my families stay, the shuttle service was very poor. Having only ONE van to transport visitors to their destination was not accommodating. When my family entered the van to head to our destination, we were asked to wait as the van had passengers coming. These passengers were viewed finishing their cocktails at the bar. 30 minutes later after being told by the driver he would be back in a few minutes, the van returned. Then 2 additional passengers were added to the ride and dropped off 1st. My family was late getting to our venue which was 5-7 minutes away. Another family had a similar experience and took a cab. Plus - parking was limited and having to pay at a ramp nearby was another negative factor. Finally in my families travels we stay at hotels that provide a complimentary breakfast bar. We were surprised to have to pay for a deli style food service for a higher end facility as ALoft. My recommendation for this hotel would be POSSIBLY depending on needs of stay in Minneapolis, Mn.
October 14, 2013