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“My New Favorite Hotel Chain!” 5 of 5 stars
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aloft Winchester
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1055 Milwood Pike, Rt. 50 East, Winchester, VA 22602   |  
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Ranked #12 of 27 Hotels in Winchester
Virginia, USA
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90 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“My New Favorite Hotel Chain!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Prior to this weekend I had never heard of the ALoft brand by Sheraton / W. We only stumbled on it because we needed a hotel in Winchester VA that took pets. Normally I avoid hotels that take pets because they tend to be hotels that are past their prime. We were in a pinch though for dog care so we took a chance and I'm very, very glad we did.

This is an extraordinary hotel. Exceedingly well designed with European style lines and new approaches at every turn for taking care of guests. The room had a wonderfully modern bathroom with a gargantuan slider door that separates the shower and toilet from the sink area. Looking for the closet? The closet has been reinvented...words are hard to explain but the approach is brilliant for hotel use. Beds...great. Exercise room and pool looked fantastic. Mr. Clean would be proud. Exceedingly friendly staff that put up with way too much noise from dog...kids...etc.

A review though must be balanced. The couple we stayed with heard elevator music throughout the night. Also, the water pressure was a bit low (I expect this is out of environmental concerns). I should be okay with a green shower but I'd rather indulge on vacation.

All in all, a splendid experience.

Well done Starwood!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hartford, Connecticut
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Stayed here a few times. Not only are they pet freindly, but the place is neat and clean. The front desk is very accomodating too. I'd stay here any time I'm in the area. I've stayed in Aloft hotels in other places and I really like the modern sleek style of the room.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WA, USA
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

A first time stay at an Aloft. The initial experience was positive. Clean, firm, new beds, excellent storage space for luggage. Excellent lighting over vanity area and it is separate from shower area which made 2 people getting ready in AM easy. Negatives - Only one chair in room that sleeps 4, only 1 pouch of coffee ( single cup maker), printer attached to computer had no ink for 36 hours despite requests for refill. Continental Breakfast was not free and despite the fact we paid for a "rate including breakfast" nothing was available before 6.30 on week days and 7 on weekends. On Saturday by 7.15 still nothing available - not even cereal.
On Friday night extreemly loud music until well after midnight - thank goodness we were on 6th floor. Safe not working and never repaired during 4 night stay. A request for tissues could not be fulfilled at 5pm on Saturday as room attendants had gone home and sole front desk person could leave desk for over an hour

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Knightdale, North Carolina
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The hotel was really nice. The rooms were very contemporary. The beds were however like sleeping on a futon and not very comfortable. I stayed here two night with my husband and 3 children, and I must say the window in the shower that can be seen in the bedroom is not ideal with children. If I was just traveling with my husband I would have given a higher rating.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cary, North Carolina
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73 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I've always liked aloft hotels, and this was was no exception. It was fairly new, and it was absolutely spotless inside. We only stayed for a single night as part of a drive through Virginia, but would definitely stay again if I was back in that area. The staff was friendly and attentive, rooms were clean, comfortable, price was fair. Just a pleasant experience on par with what I've grown to expect from aloft. We were also given a 20% off coupon at checkout for a future stay.

Room Tip: Our room overlooked the front of the hotel/main road. There was some road noise. Not enough to warra...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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51 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for a single night for a night out on our anniversary. We had stayed here once before after the storms that swept through Virginia left us without power. During that stay of 2 nights we had absolutely no problems.

This time, however, after a smooth check-in, we arrived to our room only to find that the sheets hadn't been changed after the previous guest although the bed had been made. In addition, there were handprints on the shower glass and an empty wine bottle under the sitting bench under the television.

We called the front desk about the dirty sheets and the front desk employee brought clean sheets promptly although with no apology.

I'd stay here again since we've now had both a great and less than great experience. Third time will tell. Other than the room, the staff is pleasant, smiling and quite helpful.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, Virginia
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77 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Stayed here on business and will come come back. It's nice to stay at a hotel that doesn't look like all the others. Only paid $80. Most important the bed was comfortable. The lobby has a full bar and pool table. I didn't use the gym, but it was well stocked with work out equipment that look new.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Address: 1055 Milwood Pike, Rt. 50 East, Winchester, VA 22602
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Location: United States > Virginia > Winchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Winchester
#10 Romantic Hotel in Winchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — aloft Winchester 3*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aloft Winchester Hotelis nestled in Winchester, VA, a community tucked away in picturesque Shenandoah Valley and full of history. Whether you have half a day to enjoy or are planning a week long vacation, our Winchester hotel's accessible location and hip style will answer all your needs. Enjoy our hotel amenities, whether you meet, mix and mingle at w xyzSM bar or play in re:mixSM lounge. Or for a change of scenery, head out and about and peruse the Historic District for the perfect gift and step foot on some of our nation's Civil War battle sites. You will be glad you made the trip! ... more   less 
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