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aloft Washington National Harbor
Based on 594 traveler reviews
3 Day Stay
Jul 24, 2014 by: Tierra B from York, Pennsylvania
This was our first time staying at the Aloft hotel at the National Harbor. We greatly enjoyed our stay. The staff members were extremely helpful. Front desk staff members such as Maurice were pleasant and assisted us when needed. We received linens when needed and the hotel itself was in great condition. We liked that there was a bar and pool table in the lobby for leisure. The snack area was a great asset and it included a microwave, which served great use to us for a late night snack. The price was the most affordable of all the hotels and the location was perfect. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone and I am looking forward to our next stay. Te price was the most affordable of all the hotels and the location was perfect.
Another Great Stay
Jul 22, 2014 by: MrsMiller14 from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Stayed here for the 2nd year in a row while attending the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ festival. Couldn't be happier with our stay. Staff was great & the room was wonderful. The location can't be beat either. As I've said in my previous review, I would definitely recommend staying here.
Jul 22, 2014 by: r7ricks from Elkton, Maryland
Your hotel's European style is easy to adapt to because of how each furniture is placed. I hotel and room offers a clean and comfortable stay, I returned to Aloft when I needed a hotel room in the Maryland area.
ultra modern and casual but great location
Jul 16, 2014 by: 49jb65 from Howell, New Jersey
In town for a conference. Must go to second floor to check in. Had to take 2 elevators to get to room. Only ice machine is on 8th floor. Washer and drier are free. No restaurant- but it has a grab n go. You can get a simple breakfast made in the morning. Swimming pool is indoors and is small. The pool had a loose drain cover which we stepped in. The lifeguard said that her manager didn't get the part for it yet. Room was small. Bed gave us a backache. It had a soft mattress on a wooden platform. At night the surrounding area had music outside which you could hear until about 4am. Staff was friendly and helpful. Felt like it was a college dorm though. Restaurants and shops close by but pricey.
Great Location, Kind Of Nubs
Jul 09, 2014 by: Chris C from Washington, District of Columbia, United States
This hotel is in a great location. It is right in the heart of National Harbor. It is also the cheapest hotel there and there are a lot of penny pinching people staying there. This means you will have a nice place to sleep after hanging out at the harbor, but may have to wait for long periods of time for service. I don't directly blame the hotel staff for these issues. The people who got this room for an incredibly low rate with Priceline or whatever are the cheapest people ever. And boy do they complain. They act like they are staying in the Taj Mahal when really they are so nubs they can't afford to stay at one of the nicer hotels. I also feel bad for the cleaning staff who are probably not getting any tips. Aside from being annoyed at waiting to talk to someone at the front desk, and mesmerized by the tiny things people were spending 10 minutes complaining about (we payed $70 for this room! Why are there only 4 clean towels!) we had a good experience. The room is kind of futuristic-ish. It is really small, and its got a bed you won't find in other hotels. It also had great views. We did have to wear sandals in the shower because its a standing shower (non tub) and it was pretty gross. Our mission on this trip was to go to bars, so we basically got this room so we'd have a place to pass out, not so we could spend all night in the room, and the bed was not bad. Our room rate came with 2 free drink coupons which the staff didn't give us until we asked. Then at the bar the guy said we could get a domestic beer with them when it clearly said "any signature drink". Again we had to tell the bartender. Not sure if they purposely say nothing to try to take advantage of you or if they just have no idea what corporate is offering customers. Having a few cocktails (the ones included) at the bar/lounge section (which is also the lobby...its like a ... loft ... shocker) was relaxing. I wouldn't hang out more than 1 drink there as the bars in the area are much nicer. There was a pool table there and some couches and stuff. Overall this hotel was pretty good (minus the shower) for the rate you pay. You can't beat the location. Just don't be a loser and complain. Also tip for goodness sake.
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