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“A loft perhaps like in old soho?” 3 of 5 stars
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aloft Austin at the Domain
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11601 Domain Drive, Austin, TX 78758 (Northwest Austin)   |  
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Ranked #68 of 193 Hotels in Austin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A loft perhaps like in old soho?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

I was really excited to stay here
I've heard aloft hotels are great but.....
I am disappointed :(
The good: the bed was very comfortable and clean and the white linens were nice
The sink kohler tech.
I liked the sliding door/full length mirror to separate the shower/toilet from sink area.
There is a visible safe one can easily find.
Yum 2 bottles of complimentary water! And the room size is pleasant.
TV is nice. So is a cute retro analog clock.
I am NOT impressed with:
The drab carpet- I've become accustomed to indigos wood composite floors. The walls here, are drab too
The ahem closet is a Formica cubicle with a rod and you guessed it --- a DRAB piece of wool to pull across the "closet" to "close" it.
Shampoo mixed with conditioner is a dispenser doesn't work for me despite being bliss.
No shower cap either
A tiny
MR coffee with coffee mate - which is NOT healthy to use :(
No robes or slippers :(
So
If this is indicative of all aloft hotels
The given the choice
I'd stick with the happier indigo
IMHO
Just sayin.......

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Mel_Garber, Starwood Hotels at aloft Austin at the Domain, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Dear thegetawaygurl,
Thank you for sharing your experience of your stay with us. While we are pleased to hear you enjoyed certain aspect of our hotel and hotel accommodations, we apologize for any features or areas you were not satisfied with. We appreciate your comments so we may use this information as a means to improve in the future and hope you will consider staying with us again in the future.
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Boca Raton, Florida
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights for business travel. Very new and trendy style hotel. Close to dining (walking distance), shopping, and interstates. Rooms are modern, clean, and plenty of space. Good stay. Would recommend.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Mel_Garber, Starwood Hotels at aloft Austin at the Domain, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Dear JTM_FSU,
Thanks for sharing your positive feedback on our hotel with us. We're pleased to hear of your satisfaction during your stay and hope to see you back soon!
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Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Stayed two nights over a weekend while the kids were at the grandparents'. This was a sort of staycation, as I work close by, but it was lovely! The staff took great care of us and even provided complimentary beer and snacks to my husband in the room when we checked in. We were recognized and remembered by the front desk staff during our stay. Definitely recommended and we'd definitely stay again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank cat2102
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Mel_Garber, Starwood Hotels at aloft Austin at the Domain, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear cat2102,
Thanks for sharing your experience of our hotel with us. We're pleased to hear you found out staff to be so friendly and helpful as this is very important at Aloft. We hope when you come back to Austin you will once again stay with us!
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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I stayed here for a few weeks on business. The hotel is very modern, the staff is very friendly, the location was great (for me), it's close to a high end mall and it had all the amenities a hotel should have (internet, bar, snakes, etc.).

The rooms were a bit small but very clean and modern. This is aLoft so you will not have certain services their larger hotel brands have like valet parking, bell service, etc.

Overall I was really happy with my stay.

Chris

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank ChrisChris79
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Mel_Garber, Starwood Hotels at aloft Austin at the Domain, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear ChrisChris79,
Thanks for sharing your positive feedback about your recent stay with us. We are pleased to hear you appreciated our modern style but also felt comfortable at our hotel. It's also great to hear you found our location to be extremely convenient to the Austin area. We hope to see you back in the near future!
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I think I've decided that I'm more of a tranditionalist when it comes to hotels. I like plushy and elegant and less modern. That being said, aloft was a decent hotel, a great location, and the staff was extremely friendly. My only complaint is the lack of signage. I had to ask where to find ice, which was two floors down. When I got to the floor, no signs to point me in the right direction. Same when we tried to find the clothes dryer to dry our beach towels. Luckily I speak Spanish, so no problem with talking to the cleaning staff that pointed me in the right direction when I looked lost, walking around. Gym is well equipped and new. Entire pool is only 3 ft. deep? But it's not really for kids, more like so drinking adults don't drown. Sunday mimosas at the Park, which is a restaurant/bar right by aloft is a rowdy all day party. Hallways are a little noisy.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank TouristaDeTejas
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Mel_Garber, Starwood Hotels at aloft Austin at the Domain, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Dear TouristaDeTejas,
Thanks for sharing your feedback on our hotel and for being a loyal SPG member. We value your feedback greatly and are pleased to hear you enjoyed your first stay at Aloft and found our staff to be friendly and helpful. We hope you will consider staying with us again o your next visit to Austin.
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Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is the second time to stay at the aLoft. I stayed there once with the first opened and again last week. The hotel is a bit quirkily and definitely modern. Those wishing for a traditional hotel experience, such as room service, bell service, valet parking, etc. should not stay here. However, if you’re looking for a nice, quiet room in a hotel with courteous and professional staff in an excellent location, the aLoft is for you. The location is in the Domain area of Austin, a relatively newish upscale development with several nice restaurants and shops. While the restaurants are not of the same caliber you’d find downtown, they are mostly independent and serve excellent food (no Chilies or Applebee’s here). The shops range from casual such as JCrew to Niemen’s. Back to the hotel, for me a quiet and comfortable room is a must, and in the regard, aLoft shines. The room was cold, blankets warm and the noise non-existent.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Houston, TX USA
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17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This hotel was next to the Domain mall which was very nice with lots of name brand shops. Hotel was easy to find off Mopac & 183 highway. Hotel was more modern chic and hip compared to others. Had pool table in lobby along with a bar. The pool was very tiny and only about 3 feet deep; so not really good to swim only for dipping. Room was decent size but lacked amenities such as a separate living area or breakfast area. This is more comparable to a full service hotel vs a suite type. The bathroom area was roomy with lot of counter space but the closet was a bit small and had no door but an actual curtain to hide your clothes. It did have a room safe and small refrigerator under the sink. The shower stall was nice size with unique feature of having a vertical strip of glass about 1 foot wide running the entire vertical length. It was frosted so no peek a boo on the other side which opened up into the bedroom area. There was no complimentary breakfast either but you can purchase snacks and other made to order to food. This would make a good hotel for singles or couples but if you have kids this would not be a good place to stay compared to a suite room. There is a mall next door which is convenient and there are also a number of nice restaurants there as well. So no need to drive as it is walking distance.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Address: 11601 Domain Drive, Austin, TX 78758
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin > Northwest Austin
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#38 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#54 Family Hotel in Austin
#60 Business Hotel in Austin
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Hotel Class:3 star — aloft Austin at the Domain 3*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The new Aloft Austin, located at The Domain, which is known as the second downtown in Austin. You'll find some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment at our doorstep. ... more   less 
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