I stayed here for two nights (the night before my wedding and then the night of my wedding). Having stayed at the Aloft at the National Harbor, I knew I liked the chain and the atmosphere. However, this hotel clearly has a lot of traffic to it. For being only 4 or so years old, it has a lot of wear and tear.
My room had two queen beds and was fairly comfortable. The sliding door to the toilet/shower area would open on it's own/not stay shut. The walls, however, looked like someone had done some touch up painting on the ceiling and didn't properly cover the walls/carpet because there were random white drips on the wall on the grey paint. Either that or the grey paint had been scraped off in some places. I could also see that the window had been drawn on with a finger at one point and never cleaned because it showed when I went to close the blinds the first night. Like another reviewer mentioned, I know other people have stayed before me, but seeing the remnants is kinda icky. Makes me wonder if the rest of the room was actually clean
None of these things directly affected my stay, but it was disappointing to see because it made the room very worn and made it look like the hotel didn't care about appearance.
The night before my wedding (it was a Friday night), they had a DJ playing in the lobby/bar area. Unfortunately I got there right as he was wrapping up but it seemed to draw a good crowd of people (from the hotel or from outside, I'm not sure). My friend and I decided to get a drink from the bar to take back to our room. They had two mixed drink specials that night so I decided to try one. Unfortunately, I took one sip and my face immediately puckered. It was WAY to strong for me to even try to choke down so I asked the bartender if I could please have a different drink (just a glass of white wine). She agreed but made me pay the difference between the mixed drink and the wine. It was only an extra $2.50, however, a good bartender would have not asked me to make up the difference when I didn't even have the first drink.
The gentleman, Nick, at the desk was very friendly the few times I asked him some questions.
All in all, it worked for what I needed over my wedding weekend but I wouldn't go out of my way to stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chic and comfortable, the Aloft Dulles Airport North offers complimentary airport shuttle service to/from Washington Dulles International Airport and is located near the Dulles Technology Corridor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aloft Ashburn