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“Modern, Hip and the right price” 4 of 5 stars
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Aloft Tempe
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   951 East Playa Del Norte Drive, (Opens April 1, 2009), Tempe, AZ 85281   |  
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Ranked #28 of 47 Hotels in Tempe
Scottsdale, Arizona
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54 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Modern, Hip and the right price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Aloft is the W baby sister of Starwood hotels geared to the young hip crowd on a budget but in this case also parents visiting ASU students and those doing business in the area that want a good hotel at the right price with the right amenities. I stay over the 4th to watch fireworks and attend the concerts in Tempe. Location is perfect right off the 202 not far from the airport, minutes from downtown and close to ASU. Try not to get a room facing 202 as it is RIGHT there and may be noisy but everywhere else is fine and the price is right. Beds are the Starwood issue comfort, flat screen TV, CD player and all common ammenities are all there just in a scaled down version of a W but keeping that sleak modern feel. Nice sheets and towels and the same soaps and lotions the W has as a plus! The lobby is inviting as is the staff who are accomodating. There is a "grab and go" area with all kinds of goodies for anytime of day or night made on property. The pool is a dipping pool but has a nice area to sit out and relax. The Lobby is also the tech center, relaxation area and has a neat bar with reasonable prices and friendly staff. It's perfect for the business traveler, ASU mom and dad or if you're on the road a great stop over hotel. Someone mentioned the AC, I didn't find it any louder than any in room system I've had in other hotels and it worked great in the 110 heat that day! I had a nice cool room!

Room Tip: Stay away from the rooms overlooking 202 for noise, best view is overlooking the canal and ASU Stadi...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Andrea N, Starwood Hotels & Resorts at Aloft Tempe, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our hotel’s amenities and evening receptions. Our staff is dedicated to quality customer service and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Take care!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Arizona, United States
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Aloft Tempe was so fantastic! Everyone here was so accommodating and nice. The Front Desk staff amazing! Hotel was clean and the beds were comfy! We only stayed one night but everything was great! We were in town celebrating a bachelorette party and were going to visit Mill Avenue. Aloft Tempe was the perfect location. The cab ride from the hotel to Mill was $7! Can’t beat that! Definitely will stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Poway, California
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

If you are going to visit ASU this is a good spot, just a few blocks away. The rate was excellent, and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. All the amenities were in my room - free bottled water and coffee plus free coffee in the lobby in the morning, and free laundry (machines - 1 each washer and dryer - on the 5th floor, free detergent at the desk). Their green program lets you skip housekeeping for a $5 coupon for the snack area per day.

The only oddity was that the rooms have only a bed and the desk chair, it's a bit small for an armchair which I would like to have had. But if you aren't spending much time in your room that won't matter. I had a room facing the freeway but it did not bother me a bit.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This hotel is in a good location, right across the street from an in and out burger and ASU. It is literally right off the highway so I recommend getting a room NOT on the same side as the highway. The older guy working the front desk was a little too casual and rude for my taste. I had called to request an early check-in and when I arrived the front desk agent proceeded to tease me for not asking the same thing for my colleague. Well, I didn't know she was in the same hotel when I called you mr smarty pants. He would not let it go either, he was basically a jerk. The lovely smell of cigarettes from him did not help our welcoming experience. Otherwise, if you like an average hotel with more of a european/swedish feel, aka small and almost a retro look, it was ok.

The shades in the room allow the sunlight through so by 6am every morning my was room was very bright. The "free" internet barely works.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Andrea N, Starwood Hotels & Resorts at Aloft Tempe, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We have addressed your comments with our front desk team to ensure all our associates are delivering the quality customer service Aloft Tempe is dedicated to. We sincerely hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay and hope to see you again in the future. Thank you again and take care.
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Berlin, Germany
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80 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

Very nice hotel, friendly and committed staff, good location close to the airport and the lake, which is ideal for morning and evening runs and water sports. The concept of the hotel offers excellent value for money.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andrea N, Starwood Hotels & Resorts at Aloft Tempe, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
We greatly appreciate your review, thank you for taking the time to share. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our helpful and friendly associates and were able to take advantage of our convenient location. We hope you choose to stay with us again on your next trip to Tempe so that we may provide you with the same quality experience.
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New York
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Clean, conveniently located and a Starwood property. All good... But let's talk about the shower. A huge glass enclosure w separate tub you can crank the hear up so it turns into a steam room. If I could have taken it with me I would have.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, DC
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45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Our family stayed here in late March at the start of a spring break trip to Arizona. The staff was very welcoming and helpful with directions. Our teens appreciated the cool vibe of the lobby area and modern room decor. Starbucks and In-N-Out Burger right across the street. We would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Andrea N, Starwood Hotels & Resorts at Aloft Tempe, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
We are delighted to hear you and your family enjoyed your recent stay with us. Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional guest experiences. Thank you for sharing and take care!
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Address: 951 East Playa Del Norte Drive, (Opens April 1, 2009), Tempe, AZ 85281
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Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Tempe
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Business Hotel in Tempe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Aloft Tempe 3*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is located near Arizona State University and Sun Devils Stadium. Onsite, enjoy w xyz bar, free wifi, an onsite gym, and an outdoor pool. ... more   less 
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