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“one night, two rooms - nice hotel and good location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of aloft Winchester

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aloft Winchester
Ranked #14 of 25 Hotels in Winchester
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“one night, two rooms - nice hotel and good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

We stayed here one night to check out Skyline Drive and downtown Winchester. Free parking, easy access off highway. Check-in was quick and easy. We had our dog so we had to sign a waiver. Was given free breakfast for two ($10 each) and one free hot drink per day - nice SPG Plat perk - $20 went a long way in the morning. Everyone encountered was friendly - though the lady cooking in the morning was bit grouchy.

Room is showing a little wear from last year. but in decent condition. Was missing lotion and soap and there was trash in the bathroom trashcan.

Location is close to downtown Winchester (>2 miles) and it had a good Thai place and coffee shop. Pool is nice but heavy handed on the chlorine!

I would stay here again as the value of 2K points per night is a steal. Great customer service.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Karen M, Starwood Hotels at aloft Winchester, responded to this review, 1 November 2013
Dear singtx,
Thank you for your positive review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed our convenient location, SPG upgrade amenity, and the team we've employed here. Thanks again for sharing and we look forward to hosting you again in the future.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Virginia
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

I will definitely stay here again. Loved the healthy snacks, good bar, and modern, clean room with a really comfortable bed. They gym in the hotel is great for a mid sized hotel. Unlike previous reviewers, I did not hear anything from the lobby/ bar once I got off the elevator.

Nothing this hotel can do about this, but there are not a lot of good restaurants really close by.

Thanks from a road warrior.

Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Karen M, Starwood Hotels at aloft Winchester, responded to this review, 25 October 2013
Dear woodinva,
Thank you for your positive review. We appreciate your kind words and glad to hear that your recent stay with us exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back should your future travel plans bring you back to Winchester.
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Selbyville, Delaware
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74 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

I listened to what others said about the Aloft and gave it a try. They were right. The place is great. This is a $75 hotel bordering on upscale. Rooms, lobby, bar have a European motif; very functional yet aesthetically very nice. Little touches you won't find in a HIE or Hampton for twice the price; comforters, opaque walls, sinks designed as stand alone bowls, large cylindrical throw pillows, showers large enough to walk around in. Really a great facility at a great price.

Room Tip: Upper floors afford nice view of mountains
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank OpaSteve
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Karen M, Starwood Hotels at aloft Winchester, responded to this review, 18 October 2013
Dear opasteve,
Thank you for trying out Aloft Hotels. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our modern loft-inspired decor. We are a lifestyle brand and do offer a different on-property experience from many of the other hotels in the area. Thanks for sharing your experience and we hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We stayed here overnight while visiting the national park. Nice clean hotel with a twist of modern design. This was the first time we ever stayed at an Aloft hotel, and based on this experience, we would stay at another one.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Karen M, Starwood Hotels at aloft Winchester, responded to this review, 11 October 2013
Dear Ben Z,
Thank you for choosing Aloft Hotels. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back. We have 75 Alofts worldwide - happy traveling!
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Winter Park
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

I stayed at the aloft Winchester in October, my first stay at an aloft. Loved the creative and comfortable design, especially the super comfortable bed with down coverlet. Lots of unique touchs, like a sanitized remote control (who doesn't appreciate that?), bathroom design with opaque glass shower wall to guest room, healthy breakfast offerings, friendly and attentive front desk service. The only problem was the A/C unit was quite noisy, which I reported to the front desk and they said they would investigate and remedy before the next guest.

Room Tip: Choose a room away from the highway, which is noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Portsmouth, Virginia
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

If you're planning on taking a beautiful ride through the Shenandoah Mountians via skyline drive from the south, this hotel is the perfect place to end that ride. Or begin, if you plan on taking that scenic ride down from the north. The hotel's eclectic feel gives off a modern, yet very comfortable vibe especially when hanging out near the pool table or listening to the live music coming from the bar. The staff is beyond friendly. There is a snack bar with light meals available if you're not interested in leaving the premises on a rainy day (check the times of when the snack bar is serving meals during the day). We didn't get to try out the very heated pool nor the well stocked exercise room but from what I could see, the other guests seem to be enjoying themselves they're as well. Either which way, this hotel is well worth a "stop and smell the mountainous air".

Room Tip: The higher floors have good views of the mountains that surround the area. And if you plan on sleep...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Tiara T
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Karen M, Starwood Hotels at aloft Winchester, responded to this review, 11 October 2013
Dear Tiara T,
Thank you for your positve review. We're so thrilled you enjoyed your scenic drive through the Shenandoah Valley and enjoyed our modern, urban, loft-inspired hotel. We love the team and family we have employed here and glad you had a great experience. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Mississippi
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229 reviews
186 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

Pet friendly without an additional fee. Free parking. Indoor pool. For as new of a hotel as this is, it needs some upkeep. The button panel in the elevator was falling off. Kids running around everywhere in pool area, outside lounge area, and pool table area. Housekeeping needs a little more attention at this Aloft. Stayed at 6 different Alofts this Summer and this was by far the worst of the 6. Laura aided us at check in and was very helpful throughout our stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jkdaves
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Karen M, Starwood Hotels at aloft Winchester, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Dear jkdaves,
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent visit to Winchester. We have forwarded your comments to our housekeeping team and will be following up with them. Thanks so much and we hope you will stay with us again.
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Property: aloft Winchester
Address: 1055 Milwood Pike, Rt. 50 East, Winchester, VA 22602
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Virginia > Winchester
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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Winchester
#13 Family Hotel in Winchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — aloft Winchester 3*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aloft Winchester Hotelis nestled in Winchester, VA, a community tucked away in picturesque Shenandoah Valley and full of history. Whether you have half a day to enjoy or are planning a week long vacation, our Winchester hotel's accessible location and hip style will answer all your needs. Enjoy our hotel amenities, whether you meet, mix and mingle at w xyzSM bar or play in re:mixSM lounge. Or for a change of scenery, head out and about and peruse the Historic District for the perfect gift and step foot on some of our nation's Civil War battle sites. You will be glad you made the trip! ... more   less 
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