Rated 5 out of 5 by Sistajaye Excellent customer service
Called the hotel to request for an early check-in. Brittany told me early check-in was available. Arrived early and Brittany was there! She remembered speaking with me!! Great service all around1!!
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by irh2013 Good time
Stopped over on my way too and from NYC, very nice hotel with a great location in national harbor.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AmyB1978 Excellent Hotel
This was our second stay at an Aloft hotel and each time the stay has exceeded our expectations. The staff has been incredible each time and will go out of their way to help you. Everyone was so friendly and really made the experience welcoming. When traveling, we will always stay at an Aloft hotel!
December 10, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by TCLAY DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!! VERY MISLEADING!! THIS IS NOT A FULL SERVICE HOTEL!!
HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED!!! THIS IS NOT A FULL SERVICE HOTEL!!! There was NO ROOM SERVICE, not even a kitchen for the bar!! Just a backroom to heat up frozen-ready hot foods. The room decor is depressing!! Blue-grayish walls!! It has a jail feel to it! Not so much as a picture on the walls and we stayed in two separate rooms just to see if we would have a different experience on the last night - NOT! Was forced to go out and get breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All the nearby restaurants close at 11pm, so a late weekend dinner is basically out of the question. We had to call a nearby carryout. Did I mention the dull and depressing decor!! It looks like cheap, Ikea knock-off furniture!! SO DISAPPOINTING!!!
March 12, 2013
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 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 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 5 out of 5 by Brenda63 This hotel staff is wonderful! thanks to Marvin
Marvin was extremely professional and polite!!! thanks for making my day!
December 8, 2013
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 Sweetbrown The Best Stay
Marvin (One of the employees), ensureed my stay was fabulous. He greeted me by name and over the 3 days each time greeted me by name and wished me a great day.
He was all smiles even when I was miss attitutude and change my stay from good to great!
He set the bar for what I expect from all Starwood Properties.
November 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jen23 I would not visit this hotel if I had the choice
I had MANY problems with the method of payment I wanted to use and event afterwards. The rooms were very uncomfortable with the door that was too small for the doorway and a glass shower door, The shower had no place to hold my shampoo and such. The shampoo and bath soap dispensers were tacky. The overall room appeared cheep with no large closet space. The sink was very messy and akward. The breakfast area was too slow and we had cold food for a very high price tag. Music was very loud while we were eating. I was never aknowledged as a rewards member.
May 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mike237 Pretty good
Good hotel with good service. Only downsides is that the entrance is on the second floor, which should not be a big deal but somehow is, and that the lobby area is too open and loud to be comfortable. The room itself was reasonably ok, and quite reasonable for the price, but it wasn't stellar. Nice that it is in the National Harbor complex, and I'm sure it is a great place to see the sites from if the weather is good and you are traveling for pleasure (it was raining the whole time, the government was shut down, and i was traveling for business.)
The staff was quite helpful. For example, I left the charger for my headphones behind in the room when I left, and I called when i got back home and they found it and are shipping it to me for no charge, and very friendly and helpful about it.
October 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bigblue Great stay...
Great stay as always... room was perfect and staff always accommodating... Thank you.
December 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by marilynlax service
The hotel arranged a car service for us when we asked for a cab. As we loaded our luggage into the car, we were told we were sharing with another passenger who was not going were we were going. The car driver dropped the other passenger first, even though our destination was closer, then couldn't find our destination. We were in the car an hour to go from National Harbor to the capital building. The hotel needs to be much more careful so that other guests are not subject to such a fiasco!!!
October 14, 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 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 Nancy987 Well Appointed.
Very efficient everything ...great experience for busy professionals. I was there for a quick stay and feel this hotel thought of everything. The staff and managers are very polite and the concept is refreshing.
November 25, 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 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 3 out of 5 by Brittany Cozy modern hotel with great staff
The aloft is a great hotel. I stayed for about 2 weeks on business and the staff was very courteous. I appreciated the services they offered in terms of texting in any questions. I was constantly asked how my stay was going which was greatly appreciated. There was a green service offered in which you could decline room service and get a $5 voucher. While the service is great the execution is not very consistent. Sometimes i would have the voucher and others not. The card would just be left on the door so perhaps another guest would take it? But nonetheless it is a great incentive. I would use the voucher on breakfast which was great. Everyday i would order a sandwich which was prepared by a lovely staff named Tina and when not her Marcus. They were very pleasant. I didn't get the opportunity to enjoy the bar but I thought the area was very nice offering a pool table. The pool was a decent size but was not heated so was not very enjoyable. The patio bonfire was nice for cozy nights. I stayed in a kingsize bed which was fairly comfortable. There weren't any drawers in my room which wasn't convenient for an extended stay but i made do. Overall the stay was nice. No complaints.
November 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oktoberfest2013 First Stay with SPG
It was different. You can take elevator/steps to 2nd floor to check in. Then you take elevator to your floor. The only thing I did not like, there was not a full operating kitchen to "cook" your breakfast.
When I made the reservation, I was told breakfast/parking were included. Went to ask about breakfast was told because of the discount, breakfast/parking were not included. I got home and checked my credit card bill, the hotel charge was different than the hotel receipt.
September 30, 2013
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 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by johnny98 Great place to stay
Great staff and hotel amenities but don't book your trip relying on the shuttle to the metro station. It fills up fast and could leave you stranded. Fortunately that didn't happen to us but I saw it happen to others especially around rush hour. That's why it lost a star.
If you have a car it's perfect and in close enough proximity to everything. Walking distance to many great restaurants.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Regan This hotel is in a excellent location.
Had a wonderful experience at the Aloft Hotel. I hope to get back there sometime soon. The entire staff was GREAT!!!!
November 18, 2013