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Aloft BWI Baltimore Washington International Airport
Based on 510 traveler reviews
Ideal airport hotel and W lite vibe
Aug 17, 2014 by: N_bay_tk from
I've stayed at Aloft before so I knew what I was getting - a poor man's W hotel geared for young, hip business travelers who like modern, simple decor. A step above the other typical mid-range budget chains you can find at/near the airports. Echoing the comments of other reviewers, it was the perfect choice for early morning flight out of BWI; free shuttle, proximity to restaurants including Chili's, Bob Evans, Cracker Barrel, McD were convenient. Also quiet - never heard jetwash despite being right next to the airport. Room was clean, docking station on desk allowed me to use/charge all my devices and stream content to watch on the large flat screen TV. Staff was friendly and helpful including the folks at the desk, housekeeping, and shuttle drivers. I used the shuttle when I returned the rental car and it was very prompt, and it was also timely when I took it to the airport next morning. The in-room coffee maker had tasty coffee saving me $4+ at airport (if they had been open at my departure time oh-dark-hundred). Wifi was free (at least it was free to me as a Starwood Preferred Guest member anyway) but slow; there might be an option to pay for high speed but if so I didn't take advantage of it.
Usually pretty good but not this time. Really disappointed with the Aloft.
Aug 14, 2014 by: sginmd from Maryland
We've stayed at the Aloft a few times before when we have to fly out of BWI early. It is clean and convenient. However, when we stayed this past Saturday evening, there was a wedding reception going on in the lobby of the hotel. If you're not familiar with the Aloft, it doesn't have any dedicated separate space to hold a wedding reception. Thus, the reception was in the lobby of the hotel as well as the bar. This area is adjacent to a small outside courtyard. There was a large speaker outside in the courtyard of the hotel. We were on the 6th floor of the hotel and had to turn the volume up on our TV just to be able to hear the TV. The short story is that the music was loud and didn't stop until after 11pm. I called the front desk numerous times to ask that the music be turned down or off but I could barely hear the front desk. They were right next to the music. I had to yell into the phone just to have a conversation with them. I know that 11pm isn't very late to have the music stop however this is an airport hotel and I suspect that we weren't the only ones who had to get up early (before 5am) to catch an early flight. The whole situation was inconsiderate of the other guests at the hotel. If there were a dedicated space away from the other common areas of the hotel and one that could contain some of the noise, this may not have been an issue. But, it was and we were very disappointed with the Aloft and SPG. We've come to expect more from an SPG hotel.
Flight cancelled, so here we are
Aug 10, 2014 by: CAm0m from Northern CA
Booked this very last minute after our flight out of BWI was cancelled and we needed a place to stay overnight. Free hotel shuttle, just call from baggage claim and wait outside. The shuttle driver had a cooler full of ice-cold bottled water for guests! The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. There are Bliss products in the bathroom, but the shower gel and soap are in a dispenser so no free products to take home (ok, I did snag a bar of soap). There is a full bar downstairs and the bartender was very pleasant and conversational. Morning wake up call provided, and the shuttle leaves for the airport every half hour. Free coffee in the lobby for that incredibly early airport trip. Great place to stay!
Weekend stay at ALOFT BWI With Friends.
Aug 07, 2014 by: Sheilagirl612 from Jamaica, New York
I enjoyed my stay at the Aloft BWI, stayed here the weekend of July 11-14th, 2014 to see the Yankee game at the Camden yards and enjoyed and weekend with friends. People this is the perfect spot. It is away from the hustle and businest of the Harbor area nice and quiet. The rooms are clean, staff very helpful and the shuttle driver Melvin is extremely pleasant. It is convenient to the area restaurants and the airport. Theres an indoor, clean pool and we worked out in the gym in the morning. Only thing I feel the snacks at the front desk are too expensive. The lounge area by the wxyz bar is so cozy. My friends and I had a few cocktails and sat chatting as if we were in my livingroom. That's how cozy the bar area is. We will definitely be back next summer.
Not your typical hotel
Aug 05, 2014 by: John S from Sarasota, Florida
Aloft is not your typical hotel. This one has higher ceilings and 8-foot interior doors which is much more pleasant than the 6' 8" interior doors at every other hotel in the BWI area. The layout of the guest rooms are a much welcome change as well with the large walk in shower and well laid out space. The business/computer center was in need of work as only one of the computers was operational and the confined area was extremely dirty. The pool is nice as well as the nicely equipped gym. Overall this hotel offers a pleasant stay as I have patronized this location numerous times when in town.
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