Rated 5 out of 5 by RR2014 Wonderful Surprise
I am used to staying at "cookie cutter" types of hotels - plain rooms and expected decor. Usually the only review I can give a previous hotel would be the comfort of the bed or ease of check-in and check-out. My Aloft experience was much different. Pleasantly surprising.
I read many reviews online before booking this hotel. Upon arriving at Aloft, you'll notice the style right away. Once you walk in, you are greeted with an array of colors, which aren't overbearing - rather complimenting to the overall look. There was a snack area to purchase food, a bar and lounge area, pool and fitness room on the main floor. They even had a small pool table for guests to use.
The rooms were smaller than an average hotel room, but I didn't mind at all. The platform king sized bed was comfortable and firm. I really liked the over-sized shower as well. The room was setup very well. I really liked all the styles and colors.
The WXYZ bar downstairs was hosting a salsa night the evening I checked in. The ONLY complaint I have with my experience would be the lack of parking during this event. I left before Salsa Night began - and when I returned there was no parking. I just happened to get lucky that someone was leaving and I took their spot. One other minor detail would be the walls are very thin in this hotel. You are able to hear the room next to you if their TV is on or they are having a conversation. It was just noticed on my part, but not disruptive.
Overall, I will definitely stay at this hotel again. I enjoyed all the amenities it offered; it's convenient location and trendy style. The price was reasonable for what was offered.
This will be my first choice when I return to Winchester!
24 febbraio 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris19 Great Stay with Awesome Staff
The hotel was great and the staff was always friendly and helpful. The room was spotless and I had no problems with anything at all, anytime I have family come into town I will be recommending Aloft to them.
See y'all in a few months again!
28 gennaio 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by traveller1012 Mind. Blown.
I have stayed in upscale hotels, discount hotels, hostels, private rooms, and apartotels all around the world, but the Aloft Winchester was unlike any of them. It's got all of the captivating design and comfort and cleanliness of an upscale American hotel combined with the fun, quirky, social vibe of an indie European hostel and the rock bottom prices of an inn in rural Asia. I have dreamt of hotels like this one, and now I have found that my dream is real.
I spent a night in this hotel while passing through town, and I can't wait to go back. The swimming pool literally sparkles thanks to tiny bubble jets in its floor. The elevator has an electronic bellhop with a fun accent that announces the floors, and the elevator music playlist includes songs from Imogen Heap and Ben Folds. The room was impeccable, and the design made me feel like I was on an adventure. It was also the CLEANEST room I have ever seen. The 24-hour food nook in the lobby was well-stocked with warm breakfast sandwiches in the morning.
A quick google of Winchester shows that there really isn't much to do in the area. I don't care. I am coming back to this hotel, and I will spend my two vacation days mingling in the lobby and playing billiards and swimming in the sparkle-pool and trying out the 24-hour gym and reading and chillaxing in the sitting area by the bar.
3 ottobre 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hammer99 Above and Beyond! Fun for the whole family!
Great Trendy Hotel! Not your typical hotel experience! A bit worried at first but now we love the Aloft! Camp Aloft for kids is great even if they don't have the snack bags at this current location! Very clean hotel! Comfy Beds! Shower takes some getting used to but it's great! Spg Gold Recognition is a great perk!
2 ottobre 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by aj1914 IKEA and NYC had a Baby!
My new favorite! The room is designed for comfort & function and in a world desinged for families of 4-
we were delighted to have room for 5 in the double queen w/the built in chaise. Very helpful staff, self serve refuel station above average. Lobby phenomenal- hip, bright colors, pool table, flat screen made to hang out in not look at. The room looks like an IKEA display, high ceilings lots of room
equal to a NYC apartment- huge for accomodations.European style glass floor to ceiling shower, would move in. Reccomend - this location is first off the exit.
29 maggio 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by egutiere I love this hotel
I was really impressed by the overall cleanliness and ultra-contemporary look of the hotel and the room. The room was quite spacious and I loved the king size bed and the high ceilings. The shower was quite spacious and very clean. I would recommend this hotel to anyone that likes a very clean hotel and room; especially those of us that have clean and well behave dogs and love traveling with their pets. I would definitely stay here again.
29 maggio 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BillyS Great Hotel, with some room to improve.
This is our second stay at Aloft in Winchester, VA. The rooms and amenities are a cut above all the other area hotels.
Unfortunately, I believe we have experienced the off season cutbacks that most properties make. The property is under staffed and basic items are either not available or cannot be located by some of the new staff members.
On a positive note, the property is spotless, the pool is refreshing, and the staff is very friendly,
22 gennaio 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by energywhiz This hotel takes Aloft to a New Level
Arrived just after 3pm and was warmly greeted by the desk clerk and one of her colleagues. They were very friendly and we chatted while she processed my check-in. I was thanked for being a Platinum member and was told about the amenity (250 points).
My room was standard Aloft and was spotless. I must admit I love the Aloft concept, with the body wash/shampoo dispensers, I have mostly 1-night stays and I hate wasting soap/shampoo since I can't use a whole bar/bottle in one night!
I checked out just before 4am because I had quite a drive ahead of me and the clerk who checked me out was surprisingly peppy given the hour, quickly processed my check-out and wished me a good day and safe drive.
I will be back when I need to stay in Winchester.
11 gennaio 2012