I just returned from a quick three night stay in Portland. I had originally booked at a different hotel, but decided to change hotels so that I could have easy access to the light rail. I was only looking for a place to rest my head. I choose Aloft only based on it's proximity to the airport AND lightrail.
Boy am I glad I switched hotels!
I was in Portland to attend my nieces wedding, and really didn't expect to "enjoy" the hotel, but the Aloft is just simply a pleasurable experience all around!
First I would like to say that the Aloft impressed me before I even arrived.
My mom and step dad had booked a special pre-paid rate at Aloft which was non-refundable. Three days before they were meant to arrive, my step-dad was rushed to the hospital. He was admitted with a gall stone attackm,, but also needed several tests and was going to be in the hospital for quite a few days. I rang up the main Aloft number and explained the situation. The woman was extremely nice and said that she would contact the manager at Portland Aloft and reccomend tha they cancel the booking AND refund my moms card. At the end of the call she actually went out of her way to wish my family well.
Later on that evening I did get a call from Portland to say that they would happily refund her card.
WOW is all I can say. My mother and I are extremely grateful to the kind hearted folks at Aloft, and it was one less thing for my mom to worry about.
Anyhow, as soon as you arrive at Aloft you will be warmly greeted by the front desk staff, the ambiance will soothe you, and the snack bar will satisfy any craving you might have at mid-night! (I, myself utilized the snack bar allot!!!)
They also had waffles and hot egg sandwiches in the morning.
The rooms are modern - the bed and linens were really super comfortable. There is a coffee maker, fridge and bottled water in the room. Oh and a REAL hair-dryer!!! Yea!!
It actually dried my thick hair!
I experienced no problems with noise as others have mentioned.
I never got to try the pool but I did sit at the bar a few times and found the atmosphere very pleasant, and being alone I was grateful for the rock & roll boooks that they had out for reading.
All & all - I had an amazing time there...I was only looking for a place to flop, but I actually really enjoyed the hotel itself and the lovely staff.
I highly reccomend Aloft Portland and will def seek out the Alofts whenever I travel from now on.
Thank you so much!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For the traveler open to possibilities, Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station is a fresh, fun, forward-thinking alternative. We're minutes from Portland International Airport, with easy light rail access to downtown's urban energy-plus the great outdoors at our doorstep! ... more less
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