Today is February 18, 2013. It's about 5:00 a.m. So, this is fresh. We had never stayed at an aLoft before, so this was a new experience for us. We normally stay at Westin's, but this is a Starwood property, so we decided to stay here to try something new.
Let's be positive first. The hotel is very convienent to the airport and it has a shuttle for it. The cost is cheap in comparison to location. The have relatively new flat screens mounted on the walls. There are lots of places to eat right around it. They have wifi included in the cost of your room. That is the end of the positive.
We stayed in room 428. When we entered the hotel we found it to be extremely loud in in the lobby. Cranked up music like disco tech. It was not serene nor relaxing like the other Starwood properties. When we checked in the gentlemen at the desk who was an older man, identified and thanked us for being SPG members. I believe he identified himself as "Bill." We perceived him to be very annoyed he had to stop work to actually take care of guest. And he was dressed in jeans. I guess this is the hotels uniform... I have no idea. I think the hotel is going after some Euro-Chik motif and attitude... Well this isn't Europe and people want to feel important, like their money is important, and that they are getting a lot for their dollar. When we came back from dinner he was too busy texting to even greet us as we walked in the door.
The room. Amazingly small. The room could fit in my bathroom at home. There was a brown stain in the carpet. The bed is extremely uncomfortable and sits on a floating piece of wood. You have no closet. The bathroom door is sliding AND it leaves a 1" gap between the wall and the door... This is by design and is meant to be this way. So, privacy of the bathroom is an issue. The heater/air conditioner is loud and is either hot as hell or freezing you out. It also puts out quite a bit of light. The walls and ceiling are paper thin and made it so, you could even hear other people's conversations. The pillows are unacceptable. They are those ultra-plush pillows that you have to fold over twice to give any support.
If this is how an aLoft is supposed to be... Starwood needs to shut this line down immediately. There is no way I would want the Starwood name attached to this kind of hotel. There are too many other hotels in the area to stay at. This is the third Starwood property I've stayed at in the last year. All have disappointed me. I think it's time to return to Marriott.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fly to a hotel of new heights high in the Rockies and stay in state-of-the-art loft-inspired design at Aloft Denver International Airport, near the corporate offices of Boeing, Invesco, Pepsi, & more. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Agoda, Travel Republic (UK), TripOnline SA, getaroom.com, Ebookers, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly, 5viajes2012 S.L. and Cancelon so you can book your Aloft Denver International Airport reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Aloft Denver International Airport Hotel Aurora
- Aloft Hotel Aurora