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 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 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 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 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 17, 2014