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aloft Washington National Harbor
Based on 613 traveler reviews
Waterfront views and resort type property offers respite from DC congestion
Sep 01, 2014 by: Newaukee1 from Milwaukee
Stayed here during Cherry Blossom in April 2014 - was helpful to be "quieter" off the beaten path of the mobs. Hotel has a free shuttle that will take you to the Old Town Alexandria King Street Metro and from there you can get around all of DC for a full day outing. The shuttle is on a schedule so pay attention to that. There are also ferry boats now that will take you across the River to the Old Town Alexandra ; we didn't do this but it is offered. The area is being turned into a Navy Pier type area. Too bad they are building a casino in the area; but this is all the talk in the harbor. Very tourist focused. The pier area has little shops for strolling in and out; an ice cream parlor and a sandy play area for children. Very good Mexican restaurant across the street from the Aloft. The hotel itself is modern / contemporary, didn't have a full service restaurant; there was parking across the road in an easily accessible lot. We could hear many noise from hall and other rooms so not super quiet. Booked a 2 double bed room - ample bathroom space, nice view of harbor and reasonable price compared to DC. Lobby has billiard available; and a sports bar type scene with some outdoor balconies accessible to guests which was appreciated. Tthere is some night life going on here in the evening at some popular spots in the area.
New Secret Value Spot Close To All The Washington DC Tourist Sites.
Aug 29, 2014 by: albebuc from
The aloft Washington National Harbor is a hip spot in the new National Harbor complex. Friendly staff, relaxed lounge, and nice amenities, in a hotel along the Potomoc River, within walking distance of restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. There is a free shuttle to the subway system which allows you to avoid the Washington DC traffic crunch to get to all of the tourist sites. A great value for the location. Don't miss a ride on the large ferris wheel at Washington Harbor.
Aug 29, 2014 by: Photoguy825 from Atlanta, Georgia
Had the pleasure of staying here 4 nights during August 2014, on business. Was a bit hesitant because of a recent review, but my worries were unfounded and my stay was quite nice. Hotel is located right in the middle of the restaurant/retail area of Oxen Hill/National Harbor, so finding a wide variety of shopping and dining options is easy. It's just a block from a very large convention hotel in National Harbor, and offers much better rates. Check-in was a breeze, Rim was my front desk assistant - very friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. It's somewhat odd to have to take a different elevator to the lobby than to the rooms, but not inconvenient. The lobby area is very relaxed, and the food/snack pantry items are very reasonably priced. There is outdoor seating as well, and a firepit. King room was very comfortable and efficient, and had plenty out outlets/connections for technology. Not a big fan of dispenser soaps, but just a minor inconvenience. Room was spacious and clean - minifridge was good to have. Closet area was somewhat small if you have more than 4 outfits to hang. All in all a very nice place, and great staff. Fitness center was definitely lacking, and with the available space, I would have expected better there. The hotel is anything but pretentious and the staff is genuinely helpful and friendly. WOULD certainly stay here again.
Aug 26, 2014 by: George S from Hyattsville, Maryland
I stayed here over the weekend and was very pleased with my stay, upon checking in I realized I forgot my AAA card and explained to the gentleman what had happened and I could call AAA for verification however he said no worries and honored the rate. Check in was swift no long lines got to my room was very well kept no cover ups, plenty of towels and wash clothes, Although the rooms are small they are very tidy and comfortable. The location is excellent you are in the center of great food there are outlets to do some shopping about .03 miles away, And a nice view of the city and water out of our room window. There is also a nice bar in the lobby with good food as well as plenty of TV's and a pool table that is very well kept and free to use. The next morning was great as well housekeeping did not knock at all we did not feel rushed out and we were given just as warm of a farewell as our greeting.
Love Aloft Hotels!
Aug 25, 2014 by: CandeeKan from Madison, Kansas
Autumn, Aubrey, Maurice and Chris were the best! All of them were extremely polite and helpful! The Aloft is located in the center of the National Harbor, so quite convenient to all dining and shopping. I hope this hotel will always be there for my trips to the National Harbor!
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