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aloft Austin at the Domain
Ranked #78 of 203 Hotels in Austin
Hinsdale, Illinois
1 review
“great hotel”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

I have stayed at this hotel three times and they never disappoint. Clean rooms, modern amenities and a super friendly staff that is eager to please. The Domain has a lot going for it and downtown Austin is just a short trip down Mopac. Wifi connection was a snap and worked great. Aloft Domain is a perfect example of what makes the Aloft line such a great concept.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

i stayed at the aLoft the last week of August and wasn't exaclty impressed. I had trouble connecting the the WIFI network on both my laptop and iPad. After half an hour on line with tech support, I was essentially called stupid by the tech. I've stayed at numerous hotels in the past month and this is the only one that didn't work. I was happy that the front desk did their best to make it up to me. If you've never stayed at an aLoft, it is a normally a nice trendy hotel. I didn't get a chance to go to the bar adjacent, but will on my next trip. Due to the front desk staff, I have decided to stay again on my next trip to Austin and give the aLoft another try.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed September 15, 2012

This hotel is really great and has modern ameneties. Very reasonable prices with luxury accommodations. Great location near shopping and restaurants. Eat at Jasper's. It's really nice with great food. The bed was so comfortable and the shower was huge! Loved it and would love to stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Houston, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2012

This place is unique because it caters to pets, but also for a few other reasons. The room design is different: the decor is very modern and nice, the design makes good use of space...there is no traditional closet, instead it's shelving space with a curtain, the 'extra' furniture is streamlined along the long wall, the rooms are oriented to be long and narrow, the beds are only mattresses....all very nice. The other unique item is the lobby, as i think there was no sit-down restaurant, but instead they have a swanky c-store setup, with a cafeteria-style window....seems better for hotel as you don't go there for its dining! Seems designed for the fast-paced, to-go lifestyle.

By the way, the rooms were very quiet! We only once heard a dog bark and it was not at night or early morning!

Room Tip: they all seem fine. Ours faced the pool.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Tiny room. Delicious A la carte at breakfast. The Domain opens late and closes very early during weekends. Lots of new constructions at that area.
DO NOT NEVER EVER pick up the room next to the elevator. It's loudly during night.

Room Tip: DO NOT NEVER EVER pick up the room next to the elevator. It's loudly during night.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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New York, NY
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

I stayed 3 nights at this hotel for business. The hotel is located at the rear of the Domain shopping outdoor mall behind the parking lots. You have to take a little bit of a slow drive (1 lane/each way road) within the Domain to get to the hotel. It's not a big hotel. There are 6 floors.
This was my first experience with the aLoft brand. I don't like it, though there's definitely a market for it. It brings me back to my college days because this hotel felt like a really sweet brand new dorm that your really cool friends were able to get into. There's a DYI feel to it because you have a veneer of trendiness and then on closer inspection,it seems a bit cheap.
I had a king-size bedroom. The room measured around 250 sq foot. The bed was a true king size, though it was not a Starwood Heavenly bed. The bed was decent and I did not have any complaints with the sleep quality over my 3 nights. The comforter is on the lighter side (but this is Texas so there's no point in having very thick blankets). The bathroom is not truly a separate room because there's only a wall that separates it from the rest of the room. I thought the sink was too small and too low. There was always water getting onto the floor. There's a good-size walk-in shower. (No bathtub.) The handlebar on the glass shower door got loose on my 2nd night and I just left it as it was. The bath towels were Walmart quality.
There is no closet. What you have is a little bar opposite the sink to hang about 5 pieces of clothing. There are no drawers anywhere. There is plenty of shelf space throughout the room so I ended up just putting my used clothing in a bag on a shelf.
I got on the free WiFI and the connection speed was good on the 6th floor.
There are 2 elevators and it takes about 30 seconds or more to call it.
I paid a little bit over $150 per night (before taxes). In hindsight, I wouldn't have booked a room at this hotel for that rate, perhaps closer to $110. For business travelers, I would suggest sticking to the Four Points by Sheraton brand if you want to do low end Starwood. Otherwise, I think Hilton Garden Inn would get you more bang for the buck.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

The room was nice and clean. I really liked the updated washroom which were very contemporary. It is walking distance from The Domain and the MoPac highway.
Overall good experience in the short visit to Austin.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Property: aloft Austin at the Domain
Address: 11601 Domain Drive, Austin, TX 78758-3416
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin > Northwest Austin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#38 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#54 Family Hotel in Austin
#60 Business Hotel in Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — aloft Austin at the Domain 3.5*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The new Aloft Austin, located at The Domain, which is known as the second downtown in Austin. You'll find some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment at our doorstep. ... more   less 
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