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Aloft BWI Baltimore Washington International Airport
Based on 540 traveler reviews
So NOT a usual airport business hotel, and that's good!
Jan 24, 2015 by: alanglazen from Cleveland, Ohio
This place is not for uptight tools in 3 piece suits. It's for the relaxed crowd, with an entirely different vibe. Lobby is easy-going, relaxed furniture, no dropped ceilings or patterned carpets. The rooms are very comfortable, nice-sized, and "chill." WXYZ bar is nothing special, except it too is laid back. I will say----the food at the bar is absolutely not worth eating, and that's because they have the bartender serving too many roles. Takes orders, makes drinks, bar-backs....and makes the food! It's all nuked and portion controlled stuff. But this doesn't take away from the hotel, which is a chance to escape the usual Holiday Inn/Ramada/Sheraton soulless places. WIFI was not working at all, but I fell asleep before I could complain! Highly recommended, and a bargain to boot!
Have always wanted to try Aloft...
Dec 09, 2014 by: mledoux0 from Evergreen, Colorado, USA
I'm not really a "fan" of any hotel, really... But, I've always wanted to check out Aloft because it seemed different. Not really a "boutique" hotel, per say, but definitely different than your ordinary hotel. I was very happy with our stay. It met all of our needs (clean, relatively inexpensive and close to the airport). Upon closer inspection, the shower could have been a little cleaner, but... overall, I was happy with the minimal decor and appreciate the use of natural materials like concrete walls and ceilings and more modern and sleek design. No antics while we were there (unlike previous review), but honestly... we were just looking for somewhere to rest our heads the night before an early flight so... we weren't downstairs later in the evening. All in all, a good visit. Would stay there again and will also be checking out other Aloft locations.
Dec 08, 2014 by: Bob R from Savannah, Georgia
Funky equals inconvenient. Failed attempt at Scandinavian minimalist. Shower room light shines into bedroom area through opaque window; sliding door between sink and shower/toilet room not well hung, swings, and leaves gaps making privacy an issue. No dresser or drawers for any storage, only nooks. Breakfast not included when all peer hotels include it in price. TV would not telecast six channels it was supposed to carry; I complained; it was not fixed and desk clerk said it was not a hotel problem, but a provider issue. Room safe not functional; I complained; not fixed; hotel offered no alternative safe storage. Good shuttle; good bed; nice shower - but disadvantages far outweigh that. I will not return nor recommend this brand.
Cheap decor, but comfortable room
Nov 28, 2014 by: KGCRAWFORD from
I was looking for a hotel near the airport that offered food and drinks so that I wouldn't have to go out. This hotel looked like a good match, however, the only thing that was available on their menu was chicken tenders, and their bar was poorly stocked. No white wine at all. Their 24 hour "snack shop" was VERY expensive with minimal options. The room was clean and comfortable, but the decorations were very cheaply done. The staff was helpful and courteous.
Ecclectic hotel but didn't enjoy antics
Nov 16, 2014 by: blondewithdogs from Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
We stayed here for a convention a few weeks ago. We found the staff friendly, and the hotel eclectic and clean. The room layout was very nice and the beds comfortable. The issue I have as a travel agent, is booking this hotel for my clients due to some "shady" activities downstairs. At night I was told the lobby turned into what I would akin to working brothel. My friend's son who is in his 20's was in the bar area at night (approximately around 10 pm) near the bar and the pool tables, and was propositioned by more than one gals who most likely were "escorts". He said every night of the 5 nights we were there, the same "girls" we're there. I wonder if the hotel management is aware of this. My Mom who wakes up early and sits downstairs with her coffee, saw some of the girls and drunk men in the lobby area at 5:30 am. This was bothersome as my mother is in her late 70's and had to see this. I book a lot of business travelers, and would pick another hotel due to this issue, although Aloft at other areas are wonderful in all other aspects. I would book my clients at the Hilton next door over this property.
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