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“Funky, but nice” 4 of 5 stars
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Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   13139 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Charlotte, NC 28277 (Ballantyne East)   |  
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Ranked #27 of 170 Hotels in Charlotte
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Marietta, Georgia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Funky, but nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

this is definitely the most "modern" hotel I've been to. Took me a while to get used to keeping your room card in the door to activate the lights. However, very nice rooms & amenities. Great lobby/bar (with nice pool table) for hanging out after work. Great for a business trip.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ajones13, General Manager at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Hello Harry T!

Thanks for your review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our "modern" style and that you had fun at the wxyz bar and lounge!
We look forward to hosting you again on your next trip!

Cheers

Alastair Jones
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boone, North Carolina
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This was my first stay at an Aloft hotel. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the hotel atmosphere. The common area is fun, with live music on select nights. Our business meeting included a group of 10+ people and we enjoyed being able to hang around the bar area to visit. The rooms are spacious given the European styling. Very functional.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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ajones13, General Manager at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Well hello there Dr_E_Boone!

Thanks for the great review of our Aloft. We appreciate your great comments and it sounds like you liked the vibe of the Aloft!

We hope to see you and your colleagues next time you are in Ballantyne for a business trip!

Cheers

Alastair Jones
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

This hotel was very trendy and "European" style. The room was fun and really clean. When you walk in you have to put your key card in a wall-slot to turn on the electricity. It was a decent size room for the price. The only weird thing is the shower as it has the frosty glass that goes into the corner of the bedroom. You can see, but can't see the person in the shower if this makes sense. I would feel awkward If I was Sharing the room with siblings, etc.

As far as the staff goes, the hotel was crowded for a convention so I was never able to use the free van shuttle service for up to 2 miles. Instead I walked about 1/2 mile to the shops and the hotel with the golf course. It is an okay area to walk around by yourself.

No hotel resturant though, just a bar and one of those catering service menus.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ajones13, General Manager at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Hi there Candiejo

I wanted to thank you for taking the time to write a review about the Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne.
I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay. we look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in town!

Cheers

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Washington, DC
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

The Aloft is an interesting concept. It is sleek and modern with lots of metal, glass and bright colors. One is struck upon entering by the circular area in the center upon entering. It is the reception desk, but at first blush it looks a bit like a sales counter. The staff, however, was outstanding and very accommodating. That was true of every staff member throughout my stay.

The hotel has some very nice features such as a pool open until 1:00 am and a 24 hour gym. It is a green hotel and certified as such. Everything humanly possible to be environmentally responsible has been done. Among other things, one has to insert a key to turn on the lights in the room, and one can opt out of maid service in exchange for a voucher good for credit on a snack or meal or Starwood points.

The snack bar produces decent breakfast options fairly priced, but it is truly more of a snack bar than a restaurant. The bar area seems well equipped, however.

Rooms are adequate in size (two queen beds will get you more room than a king), but certainly "different." When I entered the room, I entered the bath area with sink, etc., though the toilet and shower are in an adjacent space. There is a use of cubby spaces and the like.. I must say it took some getting used to. I found the decor too modernistic for my tastes, though adequate in comfort. The bed was great complete with comforter.

I did miss having a restaurant in the hotel, particularly since there are few restaurants close by.

I should also say that with the space age decor came great AV technology, a large flat screen television, but a retro alarm clock that rings like clocks back in the day. One would have to be comatose to sleep through that clock.

In sum, though I prefer more traditional hotel rooms, the service by the staff, the environmental consciousness, etc. made this a pleasant enough stay.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ajones13, General Manager at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Hi Ken 4401!

Thanks for your thorough and detailed review of our Aloft. I really appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay even if the design and style of our property were not exactly to your tastes. Thank you for noticing our commitment to the environment and the service of the talent who work here. One thing to note is that we have a complientary shuttle that will take you to over 60 restaurants within a 2 mile radius of the hotel for future stays.
We hope that you will stop by and visit us again in the future!

Cheers

Alastair Jones
General Manager
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We were in Charlotte for five nights last week. The Aloft staff went out of their way to help us. The facility is new, clean, cool, with lots to do for kids. Nice bar and lobby area with games. Pool and fitness center were great. Rooms were large, clean, well designed, with lots of neat little extras. Definitely a green facility as well. Typical awesome Starwood beds too. Highly recommend to business or leisure travelers.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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ajones13, General Manager at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Hi Pennquaker

I wanted to say thanks for taking the time to write a review about our property. We are very pleased to see that you and your family had a great time! We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in town.

Cheers!

Alastair Jones
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Hartford, CT
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I had to stay here instead of my usual place at the Westin Charlotte due to a convention being in town, and all the downtown hotels being sold out. This is a newer property, and while it is a bit out of the way ($55 cab ride from airport), it was a very pleasant experience. Rooms were a good size, and the furnishings and decorations are a bit eclectic, but not too over the top. Breakfast was self-service, but they had a decent variety. Service was very good - the front desk attendant even helped me staple some presentations.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ajones13, General Manager at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Hi hegartnw

I wanted to thank you for your review of our Aloft. i am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to you staying with us again in the future!

Cheers

Alastair Jones
General Manager
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

While in Charlotte-South for a soccer tournament over the weekend, we stayed at the Ballantyne Aloft and were thoroughly impressed! Hugh offered us a warm and friendly greeting upon our arrival and made us feel excited about being there. He was also very helpful the second night when we were seeking restaurant recommendations. The rooms were clean and well-kept and offered all the amenities a familily of 2+2 were in need of (plenty outlets to charge electronics!)... the boys really enjoyed the fresh, contemporary design of the Aloft (even riding the elevators was fun!) Thanks to the whole staff for taking care of us, we will definitely be back!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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ajones13, General Manager at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Hi there Tim B!

Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write a review on our Aloft.
I am very happy to hear that everyone enjoyed their stay and that Hugh stood out for you.
I will be sure to commend him on a job well done!
Hopefully you will be back for another soccer tournament or weekend getaway soon!

Cheers

Alastair Jones
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Additional Information about Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne

Address: 13139 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Charlotte, NC 28277
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Charlotte > Ballantyne East
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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:
#1 Green Hotel in Charlotte
#20 Business Hotel in Charlotte
#25 Family Hotel in Charlotte
#43 Romantic Hotel in Charlotte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne 3*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Celebrate your style at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne Hotel, set along the grassy greens of The Golf Club at Ballantyne in an upscale lifestyle community, and in the heart of Ballantyne Corporate Park. ... more   less 
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