I was attending a conference for work at another hotel in the BWI area but the hotel cost was on me. The conference rate at the other hotel was higher than I wanted to pay so I started looking for somewhere close by (walking distance) at a better rate. Most of the hotels I found were the traditional chain hotels without much in the way of amenities until I found Aloft. It sounded great on the website and it was. It's stylish, with a lobby bar, pool tables, great 24 hur snack bar and an indoor pool and gym. The staff is very friendly and helpful. While Aloft doesn't have a restaurant the bar serves some great appetizers and light fare that can easily make a meal. Although I didn't try it you can buy hot breakfast in the morning.The lobby furniture is comfortable and set up in a way that encourages conversation and mingling. There's a small but pleasant outdoor patio with plenty of seating.The rooms are attractive, the bed was very comfortable and the glassed walk-shower was wonderful.
The only negatives I would mention, and they are small negatives, is that the liquid soap dispenser was empty when I arrived on day one and wasn't refilled the next day. The room had a set up for tea and coffee and although I used the last tea bag on my first day, there weren't any added for the next day. So I'd say the housekeeping could pay a bit more attention to detail but the big thing-cleanliness was fine. The a/c in my room was a bit noisy but not enough to make it hard to sleep. I talked with another guest though and that was not the case in their room.
The location is good if you have to be near the airport or, like me, are attending a conference in the area. There's a free shuttle to the Amtrak station and the airport but it's not a walkable area. It woudl be an easy drive to I-95 into Baltimore. There are a few restaurants within walking distance at nearby hotels.
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- Also Known As:
- Aloft - Baltimore Washington International Airport Hotel Linthicum