Rated 1 out of 5 by Party8 needs 2 be cleaned
to sum it all up the hotel was dirty big trash bag full of trash in the hallway on the 3rd floor all the carpets needed to be vacuumed only stayed cause i checked in so late and needed a room would never stay again didnt report because i had to rush for a appt.
February 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by JMSC2012 Left much to be desired
None of the staff had a clue about anything locally. We asked about a restaurant on the water, and we were told to go to three places not only NOT on the water, but they were farther away than the hotel itself. Then one of the staff was overhead cursing by several guests which was quite unsavory. They also seemed so put out by any requests. Additionally, we were part of a wedding party, and the hotel failed to give ANYONE their welcome bags the groom had specifically worked out with the manager to deliver when the guests checked in.
September 24, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Curtis62 Too Pricey for the Amenities
I have stayed at many SPG hotels and was grossly disappointed with this hotel in the heart of beautiful national harbor maryland. The noise levels in the lobby, The traffic throughout the hotel and lobby, the cleanliness of the halls and common areas (or lack thereof) was unsettling in a hotel with such potential for excellence. The decor of the hotel and rooms is very nice so the entire staff needs to "buy into" that presentation and take this hotel to a higher level of excellence. Needs work. I would not stay here again...
May 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrPaxis Great Place to Stay in the Island of National Harbor
I am not a fan of National Harbor. If I have to stay there, then this is place. Very hip, cool and different. Every single staff member was wonderful.
February 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sissy12 Excellent Service
I had a great stay. The rooms are functional and very comfortable and the was excellent.
February 20, 2014
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 4 out of 5 by Taystevie Great decor but something's missing.....
I booked this suite for my bday celebration. When I did a walk through of the room, I was pleased. Loved the decor! But then I realized, the room didnt have a microwave, like most hotels. My guest were unable to smoke on the personal patio/balcony because they said its still apart of the room and the room was smoke-free. Which to me, defeats the purpose of having a balcony. Overall, the experience was good but not great.
January 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Edayff49c3 Location was awesome
We stayed 2 nights and reserved 3 rooms for our family. The staff was very professional and greeted us by name every time we returned to the hotel.
Room was very clean and bed was comfortable.
Everything was in walking distance, so once we parked our car in the garage we never needed to move it until check out.
Very convenient check in and late check out was just what we needed.
Would definitely stay again.
June 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RKSF Well located, great experience!
The aloft National Harbor sits right at the center of the restaurant, retail and bar activity with views of the Potmac River. The hotel is a fresh experience from the standard hotel fare I usually get. The lobby is fun, large and offers something for everyone. I particularly like the outdoor deck overlooking the river and bridge, which is lit up at night.
September 3, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by kwash03 Very Impressed With The Improvements....
I have stayed at the Aloft on many occasions due to our corporate account. I however would've preferred another on-site hotel due to issues with previous stays, and had no intentions of promoting the hotel to friends, families or business associates.
I'm elated to say that this last stay was by far the BEST I've EVER experienced, from the greeting received when I arrived from Marvin, to walking into my room to a very pleasant scent, the pleasant Aloft hotel musical/marketing piece greeting me on the TV, the warm temperature after being outside on one of the coldest days ever experienced in this area, and the cleanliness of the room and the fact that everything in the room worked put me over the edge, the blinds, the remote, the lights etc.
Thank you for such a wonderful experience and I look forward to staying with you again in the near future and will pass the word along to friends and family!
February 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Campos64 SO WORTH IT AND MORE!!!!!
This hotel was so worth it and more. The location location location was amazing! All you need in walking distance, hotel clean, guest services professional and consistent. We were greeted everytime with a smile and a "welcome back". I must say that I was very pleased.
April 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by funcouple Genuinely friendly staff
My wife and I had a rare overnight fun trip to National Harbor planned, and lucked into finding the Aloft Hotel there. There were lots of things we enjoyed about our stay. The room was great, comfortable, with a great view. But the highlight was the genuine friendliness and accomodation provided by the front desk staffperson who we think was named Marvin. He treated us great throughout our brief stay, and even moved us up to the top floor for a better view after we had already checked in. It is always amazing how much a smile and greeting make a difference.
January 17, 2014
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 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 Gingo Return to U S A
After traveling abroad staying at Aloft gave us a relaxing stay back in USA.
Mimi and her staff made us feel welcome during our stay.
We will be looking to return very soon!
February 8, 2014
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 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 Jburke266 Great place.for our conference
Excellent staff support! They truly cared about our group.
September 30, 2012
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 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 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 Mizagu Husband's Birthday
We had a wonderful experience at the hotel. this is our second time . When we got married we stayed at the hotel . the staff is excellent . they met all our needs and more . we love the Aloft hotel.
We will e staying at the Aloft in May 2014. At the Philadelphia Airport .
January 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nelle08 There has to be a better place!
I must admit I'm a hotel snob! I stayed here for a weekend getaway with my fiancé' (we live 15 mins away in Fairfax, VA). We do this occasionally and the last time we stayed at the Gaylord. I am not impressed by the National Harbor hotels. I am a fan of the W perimeter and Uptown. But Aloft does the Starwood brand no justice. Its "cheesy" to say the least! The rooms were petite, and I felt like I was sleeping in my 3 year olds room it was so compact. The décor was BLAH at best. Typical for the modern hotels. White bedding with colorful accents. I felt like it was an upgraded DORM ROOM! Katrina at the front desk was very nice and professional. When our first room was below standards she switched it immediately without any problems. So the staff was great! Save your money. This hotel has solidified we are better sleeping at home and the National Harbor is not a good staycay!
The area offers great shopping and restaurants galore. The restaurants are ok! I am a foodie and I'm Trinidadian and Dominican so I love spices. But everyone is different, I just thought they were overpriced for the quality.
January 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by theresa55 no towels or coffee in room
We arrived at midnight wanting a shower and bed. There was one hand towel in the entire unit. There was no coffee for the coffee maker. The next morning we went down to order breakfast. The lady took our order and told us it would be about five minutes. Upon returning to pick up our sandwiches she told us she had been talking to a friend and forgot our order. Took another 15 minutes to get our food. Overall terrible service. We have stayed at other aloft hotels and had great service. Will not stay at national harbor again. Need staff that care.
December 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by havnfun weekend stay
everything was great, the staff wa excellent the rooms fresh and clean
January 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dave753 Great place to stay
This is a great hotel in an excellent area with good transport links. The staff are friendly and helpful. It is a great experience.
January 21, 2014