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aloft Washington National Harbor
Based on 633 traveler reviews
Great place to stay in National Harbor - less expensive than the other options.
Oct 19, 2014 by: punkysgirl from South Carolina
My husband and I were pleasantly surprised with our great stay here. He loved that you could use the carts to carry your luggage without having the hassle of paying a bellhop. We also loved the large room size and the room set-up....I could get ready in the morning without waking my husband. Finally, they have a "green" program where you get a $5 voucher to use in the food area if you forego the maid service each morning. We will definitely stay here again if we're in this area in the future.
Aloft was fantastic!
Oct 18, 2014 by: desertcaper from Indio, ca
Loved the hotel. Room was comfortable and quiet. Hotel staff was very friendly & helpful especially Roz at the front desk. Hotel atmosphere is fun & the National Harbor area is great. We were unsure about the location when we booked but is very convenient, close to sights, close to old town Alexandria as well. Lots of restaurants right on the water with great food. Only complaint is beds are a little hard. Would definitely stay there again. Great location & great price!
Very nice place to stay
Oct 14, 2014 by: TeamCastro from Laurel, MD
I attended a conference at the Gaylord but didn't want to pay Gaylord prices. It is very minimalist in style, but everyday when I returned from non-stop workshop sessions, it felt like home. The front desk staff is very attentive and their customer service is stellar. Chris, the front-desk manager, is an asset to the property. Knowledgeable and willing to please, his service will not soon be forgotten. The room was very comfortable and I loved the Bliss products offered. Even with all of the evening activity outside, the room was very quiet. The free wi-fi is a huge bonus, especially with so many other properties charging for it. I would definitely stay at the property again. My only complaint would be that since it was two of us sharing a room, the soaps should have been replaced every day.
Good place to stay
Oct 05, 2014 by: honestreviews83 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Enjoyed my stay here! Very close to all of the happenings at the waterfront. Lots of good restaurants nearby. Try Crab cake place..reasonably priced meal and tasty! I did not care for there being no parking garage attached to the hotel and nowhere to unload/load bags. I basically had to block the traffic behind me. If you're disabled I have no idea what you would do. The staff was friendly. The room had a modern look and was clean. Very quiet. Walk in shower had a cool design. The elevator music was fun. No microwave. I would definitely stay here again for the right price. I'm sure some of the higher end hotels at the Harbor are nicer but who wants to pay those prices??? On the 6th floor we had a partial view of the water.
Small, but Mighty!
Oct 05, 2014 by: Caljogger from California
I loved this place! It is very minimalist, but comfortable and emotes a modern and chic feel. The rooms are compact but designed beautifully to take advantage of the smaller space. Bed very comfortable, nice linens, free WiFi, large screen television, business desk with light. Free bottle of water per day, free coffee and pot in room. The window shades actually block the light, which is nice. I liked that you can forego housekeeping and get a $5 off coupon, but be careful as you can only use it on the same day against food and bar purchases. For breakfast you can get eggs to order, waffles, tater tots, etc. Fruit, yogurt and frozen dinners are available for purchase. A myriad of restaurants nearby, so the fact that there's not a restaurant here, per se, is a non-issue. My room faced the street and there was very little road noise, which was nice. There is a pool on-site, but honestly it is so small it's more of a "splasher" kind of place and not really amenable for lap swimming. Desk staff were consistently awesome, great service attitudes and helpful. You can walk to the Gaylord conference center in 5 minutes. Great room prices. Expect to spend $35 for taxi to or from the airport. Only reason I'm doing a 4 instead of a 5 is because no on-site dining for lunch or supper.
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