Rated 4 out of 5 by Teavelforfun First time at aloft
Check in was poor (not recognised as a spg gold, not given info about breakfast despite having the breakfast package) but otherwise the stay was great. The bed was fantastic, had the best sleep in a while. Hotel is pet friendly so family dog was able to join us. Love the bliss products. Nate the bartender was very nice.
June 12, 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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by steve1742 excellent experience
the hotel was well located, convenient, clean, comfortable and was perfect for our visit to national harbor. the room had an EXCELLENT view of the water and ferris wheel, with plenty of room and a balcony.
June 15, 2014
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 1 out of 5 by Mar98 night front desk bad...Morning front desk nice
We did our reservation by phone with spg, the lady who attend us was rude and ask me to spell names and address when I have a member number an all the information was there.When we arive to the hotel. ..they told us that they don't have a reservation and even when we have a printed confirmation thay told us that we have to wait at least for 10 minutes.We left for an hojr and when we came back we have to wait for half more hour until they gave us a room with bad attitude no apologies and It looked like it was our fault.After that we had more bad experiences...but is too lon
June 29, 2013
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 3 out of 5 by VANative2011 Disappointed Stay So Left Early
I liked the modern furniture and atmosphere of the hotel. The room itself was very comfy but once it was time for bed I could not fall asleep due to all of the LED lights (some blinking some not) from the phone, smoke detector, etc., the white light shining thru the sides of the pull-down curtains, and music playing outside my room/hotel at 3AM. Why was the bed pointed toward the 2 large windows anyway? And the fact that the price did not include overnight parking means the hotel stay was over priced and over rated! I will not stay at the Aloft at National Harbor again.
December 14, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by MsBad TheLocation of teh Hotel is amazing. our stay was very good.
our stay was Great. We will be back
June 17, 2014
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 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 5 out of 5 by ReneT Cool, Cool, Cool...
Really cool aesthetic. Comfortable, amazing staff!
July 17, 2013
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 3 out of 5 by Tres Staff was Amazing!
When I first walked into the hotel I knew it wasn't going to be my cup of tea. The facility was clean and the staff was friendly and efficient. The first thing we encountered was that the chlorine levels in the pool made it intolerable to swim. It burned your eyes standing outside the door to the pool. Next we had an issue with the shower only having really cold or scalding water. The staff got engineering there quickly and got it fixed within a couple of hours.
The biggest thing for me was the in room bathroom. The door had to be slid open and shut and ours wouldn't close all the way and was very heavy. When you are a family with kids this isn't a great option. It also didn't have a bathtub which was a pain because my younger one hates showers.
February 12, 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 2 out of 5 by NotHappy Not Impressed!
Let me start by saying that the concept of the Hotel is great.. having a loft look for those loft lovers. However, I was a bit disappointed in the cleanliness of the room. My room had big hand prints on one of the windows the size of an adult not a child! The toilet did not flush correctly, had to call the front desk twice to have it fixed! The carpet was dirty with dirt spots here and there. Also, the materials used to complete the room, furniture, walls, valances ect.. were of poor quality. The staff needs to work on customer service skills.
February 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meka1923 Great staff on and off the clock!!!
From check in to check off the staff was great. When we check in their was a young lady by the of Abigail who was great very pleasent and very happy to help us. She came across a problem checking us in so she ask Rim who was on her way out the door but came back just to help us and was very happy to do so. During our stay we had a problem in the room Reggie the engineer who was off the clock and their for a family event over heard us talking and came right up to help us. We really enjoyed the hotel and the staff. Can't wait to come back!!!!
June 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 All Aboard the Aloft
This was my second time staying in National Harbor. The first time was at a big resort with a not-so-friendly front desk and aggrivating add-on charges. The Aloft has an extremely welcoming staff.
I was checked in by Rim, who was very helpful and checked out by front Desk Manager (VAN) who was also very helpful. The room was modern and had a charging station that hooked up to the TV to connect PC or Internet radio through the TV speakers. The location was also perfect, close to the water and restaurants. I will stay again and recommend.
February 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by pawla Very Nice Hotel
Pluses - very nice, clean, quiet, great price on the special we received. Great view of the harbor from our room
Minus - the pool is only open during certain hours, but did have a lifeguard. However, the pool is much smaller than you would expect if you look at a picture on the internet. We did not have to pay for parking - but we don't know if it is always provided. There is no parking lot but we were given free parking in the garage across the street. Had a hard time finding a place to park in order to register. Also, National Harbor, Maryland is not in our GPS. We live in maryland and didn't know there was such a "town". When we called for directions, evidently our call was directed to a central office - staff were not familiar with Washington DC
April 4, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by kycats Not a great experience
The experience started out by being given a key to a room that already had an occupant. I found that out when I entered the room and somebody else's belongings were in there. Fortunately, the occupant was not in the room at the time. Additionally, the light in the shower area was not working and the ironing board continued to collapse when I tried to use it. Usually, I find hotel mattresses very confortable but this one was not.
The staff were very friendly and tried to be helpful. Unfortunately, the facility was not the greatest.
April 26, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Vesper Did not meet my expectations
The facility did not meet my expectations. The room was simply not up to standards. The linens were stiff and scratchy. The bath towels thin and scratchy. We did not received the requested additional towels. Everything was raggedy and "well used." The night clerk was so ill she could not speak above a whisper. Parkiing was a nightmare. No valet parking. You must use a parking garage down the street and there were no carts available for luggage. One night I could stand but would not have stayed two. The only good thing was the view.
November 25, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jazzy81013 Good but Almost Great
The staff were all very professional. The room appeared exceptionally clean until I pulled the sheets back. I received a coupon for complimentary drinks at the bar, but becasue I am a breastfeeding mom I gave it to one of my quests. If this was a one time thing, then kudos. If this happens reguarly , then housekeeping should be held accountable for the linens put on the bed. Plus- View and overall apperance
Con- Sheets with stains and shredded comforter./ No Micro in hotel to heat bottles, so I ran it under warm/hot water instead
August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chek02 Breathtaking view from our suite
We requested for a room with a view and was given more than what was requested. We were upgraded to a one bedroom suite with a complete view of the harbor which can be seen from the bedroom, living room and yes- from our own balcony. The hotel is very nice and I think would cater more to the younger generation- 20s to 40ish. It has a bar and a pool table at the lobby, has several flat screen tvs, a big courtyard with a fire pit that kept us warm enough to be able to hang out there despite low temps. We had an awesome experience here, same with the kids. We would definitely come back soon and hopefully- get upgraded to a suite again. Setbacks?? Hmm..no club lounge, hotel lobby/check in at the second floor, no valet parking. But overall stay was outstanding.
April 6, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by ShockedandDisappointed shocked and dissapointed
When I got the room, I went to use the toilet. There was already tissue in the toilet bowl. I flushed and the toilet was backed up. I called front desk who stated "the engineer is gone for the night, we'll check into it in the morning." Shocked that the desk attendent would think that this was an adequate response, I started offering other solutions. Sarcastically, I asked if they could bring me a plunger and I would take care of it. They sent up a security person with a plunger in a plastic bag who did not speak but merely held out the plunger for me to take. I plunged the toilet. At no point was there an offer to change rooms or plunge toilet for me or any other solution. I can get better service from the lowest quality hotels. I expected more from Aloft.
December 10, 2011
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 5 out of 5 by RyanW1 Marvin is a rockstar!
Marvin (who works at the front desk) was amazing! I have stayed at a number of hotels and never have I been more impressed with a hotel staff. He was friendly, welcoming and was an absolute highlight of our trip! He worked his tail off to make sure we had the best experience possible and because of him when we come back to National Harbor the Aloft hotel is the only place I am interested in staying. The rest of the hotel was pretty good also but Marvin makes it great!
April 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by whcc Marvin and Front Desk Staff
Management at this location should be credited for the personality of staff they bring on board and empowering said staff to treat guests with utmost care. All staff, from Front Desk to Maids greeted me with a smile on their faces and a can do attitude. I had 2 small issues: (1) WIFI and (2) noise bleed from adjoining rooms. Both were resolved quickly and totally.
Special acknowledgement to Marvin at Front Desk. A great credit to management at ALoft Nat'l Harbor.
April 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by SRHNYCMetro Nice Hotel & Area | Staff Needs More Training
Everything with the hotel - location, amenities, lounge, pool - was fine. I have no complaints there.
However, an emergency alarm sounded in the middle of the night and and everyone needed to leave the building. The staff did a VERY POOR job of evacuating the building and directing guests away from the building until the fire and police departments cleared the premises.
I'm not aware of any injuries or deaths, but my family was shaken and we all were disturbed by how poorly the staff managed the overnight emergency.
February 29, 2012
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 2 out of 5 by timf Dissapointing
My initial impression upon arriving was very good. The staff at the front desk were very friendly and helpful, and the look of the hotel as we walked in was impressive. But once we checked in later that evening and settled into our room, we just felt disappointing. The room was in need of maintenance. Ceramic tiles were falling off of the wall, toilet seat was barely attached to the toilet and over all I felt like the room was not kept up. The service at the hotel bar was TERRIBLE! We had chosen the ALOFT in hopes to find someplace to come back to and stay whenever we visited the Washington National Harbor but I believe the next time we come we'll stay in Alexandria. Again, the staff at the front desk were great. Too bad that didn't trickle down to the rest of the hotel.
April 29, 2013