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“Great Value for SPG Awards”
Review of Aloft Guadalajara

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Aloft Guadalajara
Ranked #32 of 131 Hotels in Guadalajara
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Aloft is not a full service hotel, so think Holiday Inn Express with a modern fresh look. You basically let yourself in into this property; no one to help with luggage. The main reason I chose the property was the extremely generous “Free Nights SPG Awards”. Based on points/value equation, this property is an excellent choice.

The location is in a growing “suburban” area with tons of traffic, so take transit times into account. I normally stay in Expo area, and getting into out of hotels there are much easier. Here, if you have a car, getting in and out is a pain because there not much turning space, with difficult to access parking.

Staff is not overly friendly and for the most part do not even acknowledge you . I asked for a wake call, never got it, I guess that’s why they have alarm clocks in the room. Daniel, at checkin was the friendliest and I mostly dealt with him. I asked for late checkout extension, and he said no problem.

The hotel definitely grew on me. I initially was turned off by the feel o walking into a converted warehouse with exposed concrete walls, but innovative design. There are mostly pluses with the room, the shower had lots of water pressure. There are ample lights. The beds were comfortable. Free fast internet. Getting to the room is very easy and fast, no need to walk through a lobby.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Herman R, General Manager at Aloft Guadalajara, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2014
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Estimado Ezra,

Muchas Gracias por su comentario positivo acerca de nuestro hotel! Nos alegra que Ud. haya disfrutado su estancia con nosotros y esperamos poder pronto verlo de vuelta.

Atentamente,

Herman Reeling Brouwer
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

This was our first stay in an ALOFT hotel and it certainly did not disappoint. We're Starwood fans and as SPG members, this hotel offers unbeatable value (so use your Starpoints)! Normally we stay in the Westin when visiting Guadalajara, however this trip we decided to try something new & we're so happy we did.

The hotel has a fresh design style and the modern, contemporary feel certainly appealed to us. From the "non-elevator" elevator music to the self-serve (yet still very cool & convenient) eatery & bar in the lobby, this hotel brought a refreshing change from the sleek, yet very business-like feel of the Westin, GDL. Danny & Patty, the front desk staff, were definitely (as torilove73 stated) "uber friendly", as were all of the hotel staff that we dealt with. I loved their energy and eagerness to assist with anything we needed.

The surrounding area is neat as well, and offers plenty of unique eateries adjacent to the hotel, as well as a couple of commercial centers which are within a 5 min. taxi ride. The Parque Lineal is just a couple blocks up and offers a great 1.2 mile jogging path with a number of exercise apparatuses along the way.

All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found that the only thing we missed were the Heavenly Beds & bathrobes (funnily enough) offered @ the Westin. Kudos again to the staff for being awesome. We'll be back for sure!

Room Tip: Ask for a golf course view. You'll fall asleep to the city lights and wake up to manicured fairw...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Herman R, General Manager at Aloft Guadalajara, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Cabo Chinito.
Thank you for your positive rank and comments about Aloft Guadalajara. I am very please to know that we meet your expectations and that you embrace our concept so nicely; also I want to thank you for taking time to let us know that our staff are doing well, we are proud of our talets, It is very important for Aloft team to know that our our efforts are on track to deliver a good service that make you feel in good energy, this is the real spirit of Aloft Hotels.
Come back soon.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Hotel is brand new, but it has everything I come to expect from ALOFT hotels. The design is chic, contemporary, but with a nice Mexican influence. If you know ALOFT hotels, then you won't be dissapointed. The staff was very friendly. Always accomodating and always lending a helping hand. Upon arrival you are greeted with a warm smile and hello. The bar area (although mostly empty when I was there) has a cool vibe. My bartender was engaging and offered up the best little Mexican treats from their restaurant menu. To me, this felt like a little piece of NYC in Guadalajara. I will definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Herman R, Manager at Aloft Guadalajara, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2014

Hello JavC0

Thank you very much for share your comments about The Aloft Guadalajara Style, it is our goal to make you feel the Mexican taste inside Aloft modern and refreshing signature. I am very glad that our friendly talents make your stay special.
We are looking forward to welcome you again.

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Herman Reeling
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Chic design. Uber friendly staff. Great location, some of the best food and entertainment in the city. Casino a cross the street as well. Nice pool! We liked everything about this hotel. One word of advice, it is not super close to the center but there are many easy options for transit from about $1 usd for public to about $5 for a taxi... or if you have a car, your golden!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Herman R, General Manager at Aloft Guadalajara, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2014

Hello torilove73. Thank you very much for staying at Aloft Guadalajara and taking the time to share your comments. It makes me very happy that our privileged location and friendly talents have met your expectations; our challenge is to excel in your next visit.

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Aloft is a very nice hotel in a great suburban location of Guadalajara, adjacent to the Guadalajara Country Club. It just opened and there are still some minor adjustments for the staff getting used to running the hotel, but all in all, it was a great experience.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Herman R, General Manager at Aloft Guadalajara, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014
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Hola BrainDoc90,
Gracias por hospedarte en Aloft Guadalajara y por tomarte el tiempo en relatarnos tu experiencia. En estas semanas hemos hecho muchos cambios, esperamos puedas venir a visitarnos y nos brindes tu valiosa retroalimentación

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Herman Reeling Brouwer
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

For anyone who finds themselves needing CENTRAL accommodation in Guadalajara, I would recommend the Aloft for sure. It is probably the NEWEST hotel in GDL as of this writing.

It's a younger crowd, with no-frills accommodation and without fussy service. The staff are super friendly, not super professional. In a good way. The rooms have what you would need and nothing you don't. The hotel just opened when I stayed here and as a result the infinity pool has no lounge chairs or towels and the floor its on is a construction site. Literally. Drywall and wires exposed...

The in room coffee maker was not clean upon arrival (meh - just coffee) and I was not blessed with another packet of coffee from the maid one day after using mine one morning (and I even left a note saying thanks for giving me more! In Spanish!).

Note that it's probably a 2-star hotel by US standards: showers have those soap dispensers on the walls; the bed duvet cover, well it just "covers" the duvet, with the sides leaving the duvet exposed; the building materials and light switches and cheap-o alarm clock, et al... are of economy standards and the barren concrete walls and hallways might be a turn off for the more seasoned travelers expecting a more Marriott experience. (For that, go across the way to the NH, which is a phenomenal Spanish chain.)

There is no valet, no bellboy service, the reception is not on the ground floor and the two elevators seemed to choke under the Friday night load of guests (not to mention the cleaning staff seem not to have their own service elevator). The staff is eager to speak English (although I speak Spanish) and are playfully clad in pink polo shirts.

Skip the breakfast and go across the street. Their little 24-hour "snack bar" can be convenient if you need a little pick-me-up though.

It's in a nice area of GDL. First timers - I wouldn't stay in the center. From here you can walk down Av Pablo Neruda for cafes/restaurants (or across the street to the mall Punto Sao Palo), take a cab downtown, head over to Andares, stroll down avenida Chapultapec....

All in all a great experience, and if you are an SPG member, I could think of worse ways to use 3-4,000 points for a free night!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Herman R, General Manager at Aloft Guadalajara, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014
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Hola BretW,

Agradecemos tus comentarios ya que éstos nos motivan para seguir mejorando día a día. El concepto Aloft fue desarrollado como una alternativa renovada, divertida y vanguardista para un público que busca una nueva opción de hospedaje informal en el segmento de Select Service y ubicado en la estratégica zona financiera y comercial de Guadalajara.
El hotel desde su inicio en el mes de Febrero 2014 ha logrado adecuarse al mercado y esperamos que pronto puedas venir a visitarnos nuevamente para que brindes tu valiosa retroalimentación

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Herman Reeling Brouwer
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Have you been to NYC or Montreal and experienced the lofts there? Well staying at the Aloft makes you recall that feeling. The colour lighted outdoor pool and the pool table in the lobby are activities you want to try. The room has a condo-loft feeling more than a hotel room so you can feel a little at home in the downtown Big Apple or the Old Port in Montreal!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Herman R, General Manager at Aloft Guadalajara, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014
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Hola Jmkliur,
Muchas gracias por hospedarte en Aloft Guadalajara. El concepto Aloft fue desarrollado a partir de los lofts como una alternativa renovada, divertida y vanguardista para un público de espíritu joven que busca una nueva opción de hospedaje informal en el segmento de Select Service y ubicado en la estratégica zona financiera y comercial de Guadalajara.
Esperamos poder recibirte nuevamente muy pronto en su casa Aloft Guadalajara.

Herman Reeling Brouwer
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Additional Information about Aloft Guadalajara

Address: Av. de las Americas 1528 | Colonia Country Club, Guadalajara 44637, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Guadalajara Metropolitan Area > Guadalajara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #32 of 131 Hotels in Guadalajara
Price Range: £68 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aloft Guadalajara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 142
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