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Review of aloft Austin at the Domain

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aloft Austin at the Domain
Ranked #75 of 200 Hotels in Austin
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20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“1 night is enough”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

I'm not a fan of ALoft, I don't like the fact that I have to bring shampoo and conditioner as all they have is a dispenser of 2 in 1 and soap (weight matters when you only travel with carry on luggage).
If you have a choice of hotels stay at the Westin down the road, the Aloft has a bar attached which gets really loud and overall the Westins services and amenities are much better.
In their favour they do have outlets next to the bed for phone charging, the bed is comfortable and the shower is nice

Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

This was my first time staying at the Aloft. This place isn't the best property when it comes to business, but for leisure, it was awesome. The lobby looks very modern and it seems to target the young crowd. This was the first hotel where i spent a lot of time at the lobby. The lobby is a very nice place to relax or have fun with your friends. I also really liked the staff. They were very friendly and they remembered me every time i stopped by the front desk. The bartender was very sociable and met to my and my friend's needs. Everything was very nice; but, i did wish the beds were a bit more comfortable though.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Grand Island, Nebraska
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

So many aloft hotels fall below the potential of what they could be but the aloft at The Domain does it all right.

Pros:
1. Front desk staff were very friendly and knowledgeable, (A rare combination at aloft hotels)
2. We were traveling with a pet and the hotel was very accommodating.
3. Great location.
4. Free parking.

Cons: None

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank kevbot
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San Diego, California
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121 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

Nicely situated at the Domain, we stayed at Aloft because we were SPG Members and in Austin for the Formula 1 race. Lovely, new Hote with nice room amenities. The houskeeping staff were very friendly. I've stayed in many Hotels with Starwood and I want to make mention of the General Manager...So impressed by his hospitality...Standing at the reception desk for much of the day on an obviously high-demand check-in day, he was friendly and welcoming and really seemed to care about us and our stay. The front desk staff were all so helpful with local activities and directions, the special daily drink of the day at the bar fun and overall a great experience with my first Aloft stay in Austin. I particularly loved the one-on-one "SPG Moments" experience with race driver Nico Rosberg at the private Lobby reception. Can't wait to return in November 13.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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562 reviews
110 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 509 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

This is a hotel in a nice area but pretty simple itself. The biggest complaint is the thin walls and the poor room heating/air conditioning. The air is either too hot or cold and blows right onto the bed and very loud. Room blinds couldn't cover the entire window at the bottom due to a desk in the way so in the morning the light comes in. Overall, it means a mediocre night sleep.

One positive is that the staff was very nice and helpful, even driving us to local restaurants and picking us up. Great work there.

My suggestion, bring ear plugs! With all the other choices in the area, I won't be staying here again

Room Tip: Ask for a room far away from elevators otherwise you'll get a lot of noise.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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India
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55 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

A good chain of hotels, my first stay at Austin. Good service! Large Rooms, very contemporary! A very good sports bar/restaurant operating until very late in the evenings!!
The Domain is a is a good location, proximity to my office, choice for food and shopping.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

This aloft is a typical aloft, if you've stayed in one before. It's currently under construction but they only work during the day. It didn't bother us since we were gone all day. The rooms are spacious. The beds are pretty soft but we slept great. The only complaint I have is the hotel has really thin walls. The doors slam really hard so you hear everyone on your floor that's opened/closed their door. Also you can hear your neighbors. We normally bring a fan to drown out the noise but forgot it this time. The shower is nice but the water pressure is a not strong as I am use to with other hotels. I know Austin is very Green so that could be the reason. The hotel staff is always friendly. The food area downstairs has most every thing you need. We used the wxyz bar at other aloft locations but have not used this particular one. It looked like the others that I've been to.

The location of the hotel is superb. The Domain has some great restaurants and many shops. Many of the shops are high end, such as Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany but they also have some regular stuff such as the Apple Store, Lucky Brand, Coach and JCRew. They are also almost done with a Whole Foods Grocery Store, which will be a nice addition. There are also residents who live at The Domain and you'll see them walking their dogs or out and about. We've stayed at the Domain a couple of time and always felt very safe. If you want more chain restaurants, you can head in either direction on the MoPac (local highway) for cheaper choices. The area is just fantastic.

Overall, the hotel is very good but in an excellent location. Enjoy!

Room Tip: Rooms on the East Side over look a bunch of construction but does have a great view of the moon. Th...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: aloft Austin at the Domain
Address: 11601 Domain Dr, 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 star — aloft Austin at the Domain 3*
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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