Rated 2 out of 5 by BizNess37076 Disappointing stay
I stayed on the 5th floor. I was surprised that the hallways were so scratched and the floors looked dirty. My room had potato chips crumbs on the floor under the desk, baseboards were filthy, and ceilings had bad patch up jobs. All night I could hear noise coming from the hallway. Around 3am there was a loud sound that woke me up. It was the mini fridge. I unplugged it. At checkout I told the clerk. He did tell me sorry, it was barely audible. The food I bought from their pantry was stale and inedible. This hotel definitely does not live up to its price point.
January 31, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Traveller0010101 Unfriendly Staff
Staff was unfriendly and unpleasant to work with when arriving to book a room. I felt like I was inconveniencing the staff by arriving and trying to book a room in their hotel. Through interactions with multiple staff members I never saw one of them smile or make an effort to make me feel welcomed. The wallpaper in the hall on the 5th floor was scratched up and looked terrible. And there was no hot water (only luke-warm) for a 9am shower the next morning.
February 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ConnieL1 Fun Atmosphere
We stayed here one night as a nearby get away. The location is excellent, plenty to do within walking distance. The staff here are amazing! The front desk staff were friendly, courteous, and helpful.
Our room was clean and very nice. The refrigerator did not work, but only staying one night we didn't bother with it. The bed was very comfortable, LOVE the pillows!
We visited the attached restaurant, which is not part of the hotel. They were a little out of our price range, we asked the bartender at WXYZ (part of the Aloft) for recommendation, and he directed us across the street to a sports bar and grill that was exactly what we were looking for!
Lots to do within walking distance. We did some shopping, went to a couple of bars and had dinner before returning to WXYZ. I cannot say enough about the bartender that night - Garrick Hoffman. He was AMAZING! There were 2 wedding parties that night, folks in town for the bowl game and visitors as ourselves. He was working alone and stayed on top of everything! He was great!
Overall, we enjoyed our stay and will most definitely stay at Aloft again.
January 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BBLC A great place for a good night's rest
I stay at this hotel when I am on call at work as it is much closer to work than home and I can go to the hotel quickly from work and sleep for a couple of hours or eight if work doesn't call. The staff members are always friendly and always recognize me as an SPG Platinum member. I've never had a problem here in multiple stays, except ESPN going out and not being able to watch football on two different visits that were several weeks apart. The beds are outrageously comfortable.
December 29, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by TCardillo An unorthodox, but lovely little hotel
I loved most things about Aloft. The design was contemporary and sleek; the high ceilings really made the room feel enormous; the balcony overlooking the city area had a great view; the room was bright; I loved that amenities (like parking, water and WiFi) were all free; and it was within walking distance to a great coffee house, several restaurants, and a bar that played live music. The on-site bar and restaurant were both excellent. The one downside - and it was not insignificant - is that the bed was not as comfortable as it should have been. I didn't sleep well, as a consequence (but I will acknowledge that I am a "Princess and the Pea" sleeper - few hotel beds meet my expectations).
October 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Penne CHIC hotel with great features and a perfect location
We love this trendy hotel and often travel to Bham just to stay there. Aloft has wonderful rooms, a great bar, breakfast/snack features, and free parking. There are even small refrigerators in each room. The ONLY addition I would make to this fantastic hotel would be to provide small MICROWAVES in each room. A microwave is a MUST for me and the only perk missing from this cool hotel.
May 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lac3 Awesome Hotel
We love the Aloft. We have stayed at the Birmingham Aloft several times. It is a trendy and fun place to visit. Homewood has a lot to offer visitors with many shops and restaurants within walking distance. The staff are awesome- from the front desk to the housekeepers everyone is friendly and always willing to help.
September 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rick24 Great location and staff
I have stayed at the Birmingham Homewood Aloft on many occasions. They have great staff....... which makes it nice from the moment you check in. I like the convenience of their location, adjacency to good restaurants, free parking and easy access from the highways.
April 21, 2013