Rated 4 out of 5 by Absolute Great SFO Choice - Less Noise, Access to Westin Facilities
My first time staying at this particular Starwood airport location, and it won’t be my last.
The hotel is conveniently located south of the airport, and shares a parking lot with The Westin next door. It offers the typical Aloft lobby, and emphasized the nightlife of the location.
My room was also a standard room, with plenty of desk space to work and a comfortable bed. Just what I needed for a few days of visiting clients south of the city.
Facility-wise, there is a good gym, but as an added benefit guests may also access the Westin gym and restaurants - a nice bonus depending on what machines you’re looking for. Finished off with an indoor pool and plenty of outdoor patio, it’s a nice place to relax.
You will hear the planes, depending on what runway is currently active, but I did’t find that disturbing within my room.
February 4, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by jl3254 Nice hotel
I have stayed at Aloft SF Airport a few times now, and so far, I have enjoyed each of my trips there. I love the ambience of the hotel and it is has a very clean, modern feel. They have live DJs ever so often with a large lounge area including a pool table, bar, and comfortable seating. The pool and gym are also bonuses. The hotel is close to many small eateries and shopping and about a 10-15 drive from downtown SF.
My only 'complaint' would be the parking. While parking is only $25 #much cheaper than you would pay at any hotel in the city# the parking lot is not owned by the hotel and is often overbooked with overnight parking from the airport nearby. I did not have trouble finding parking during my first stay, but during my second stay, the parking issue was ridiculous. People were double parking and parking in fire lanes just to "fit" into the lot. It really discouraged me from wanting to leave the hotel. If I'm paying $$ to park in the lot, then it would be nice to actually have a spot to park in, without having to worry if I'm going to be blocked in by another car, or be towed because there was no where to park. It is my hope that the hotel can work out a deal with the lot owners where a certain number of spots are reserved for hotel guests.
Regarding the reviews about the noise of the airport, well...that is a given for me. If you book a hotel right next to an airport, and the hotel even has "airport" in it's name, I would expect to hear planes taking off or landing at all times of the day. In my opinion, there is not much you can do about it. Sound proofed walls would be nice, but is that truly a reasonable request? I would recommend this hotel for those who travel on business or need a nice place to stay just outside of the car-cramped city and don't mind a bit a noise. It was not that obnoxious in my opinion, but to each its own.
February 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by sqg13 Very Pleasant Stay
Very neat keyless access to room that let you check in ahead of your arrival and head straight to your room without stopping at the front desk. Clean room and comfortable bed. My room is directly facing the airport, which is good for me since I love to watch planes taking off and landing. However, if you are sensitive to the noise, you may have to ask for a room not facing the airport runway. Very nice addition of pool table in the lobby. I got to play some billard while waiting for the shuttle.
January 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SleeplessSFO beats the westin next door.
Put simply, if I could get the same Starpoints on the same rates I do at the Westin next door, I'd be staying at the Aloft each and every time I'm in town. Heck, if they weren't putting refrigerators in the Westin rooms I'd be switching back anyway!
The building is reasonably quiet, staff is insanely perfect for business travelers, and unlike at the Westin, your Adult Swim fix will continue unabated.
Downsides, like all SFO hotels, the parking fee is slightly insane and you'll still hear some jet noise. Ironing boards can be hit or miss, too.
January 11, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by classics Aloft Millbrae
This is an excellent airport hotel--cool vibe, comfortable. My only problem was that the coffee machine in the room didn't heat the water. The guy in the lobby gave me a free latte, so I'm not really complaining. You hear the planes overhead, but otherwise very quiet.
January 11, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by farcire good price for the area and quality of room
The building itself is old with thin walls and windows, but the venue looks like it's been updated recently. It feels like a poor man's W from the colorful modern decor down to the Bliss soap dispensers attached to the bathroom wall. Be prepared for noise, as the hotel is next to the freeway and across from the airport, and I could hear and watch planes take off from my bedroom window. The outdoor pool, fireplace and outdoor lounge area were a nice surprise -- very new, clean and relaxing (if you can ignore the noise). Parking is an additional $25.
January 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by justchillin great staff and clean room
I had a great stay at this hotel. It is very close to the airport. It's about 10 miles from San Francisco. The staff was very friendly and helpful,. In particular, Guiermo was very cordial and especially helpful when I mentioned I'd forgotten to put out the green tag to participate in the GREEN program, he said it was not a problem and immediately submitted a request for the points.
The only thing I don't like is that the parking rates weren't prominently displayed or disclosed when I initially made the online reservation. The hotel is in the middle of nowhere. And they have their own parking lot. Which pretty much means you HAVE to park there if you get a car rental or have guests driving to meet you. So there were in effect HIDDEN charges that you couldn't avoid if you had a car rental.
December 14, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by CO4321 Great hotel, average staff
hotel was fine for a quick overnight stay before an early flight. overall the room was comfortable enough but not somewhere I would stay longer. also, when we checked in at night we were starving and asked the girl at the front desk for a delivery menu or something nearby because we didn't want to go out again. she basically told us to check google ourselves. I understand the hotel is limited service but if you have friendly staff who are willing to answer your questions it really makes all the difference.
November 10, 2015