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aloft Austin at the Domain
Ranked #80 of 201 Hotels in Austin
Reviewed March 30, 2013

We came to Austin for one night to visit family. We have two dogs that travel with us. Most hotels charge between $75 and $150 non-refundable deposit if you have a pet. What really appealed to us was the fact that they accept pets for absolutely no fee. That's right, absolutely free. Not only do they accept pets for free, they welcome pets with a gift bag including doggy treats, dog toy and a luxurious pet bed.

Clean, close to amazing shopping area, restaurants, and only 20 minutes from downtown.

They also accommodated us with a very late checkout, so we could enjoy kayaking in town center before we had to go home the next day!

You can't ask for better customer service or a nicer place to stay for the price.

It will be hard to stay anywhere else when we travel. Thank you Aloft !

Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Seth n Shannon P
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

I travel to Austin from the UK a couple of times a year, and this was my first stay in the Aloft. It's not my favourite Austin hotel, but is perfectly good and I'd have no problem staying there again. It's only about 25 minutes drive from the Airport and down-town.

Like everywhere (I have been) in Austin, the bar and reception staff are ultra-nice and helpful. The place itself is pretty funky - very modern - I told my family that if IKEA built a hotel it would look like this. Room was really comfortable, huge bed, massive TV on the wall, and unlike other reviews I couldn't hear any noise whatsoever from other rooms. Only real downside was the huge air-con unit was on the floor only a couple of feet from the bed, and was way too loud to keep running when you are trying to sleep. (In March this didn't matter, since it wasn't *that* hot)

Apart from the breakfast bar (coffee, muffins) and a fridge with boxed sandwiches, there is no catering here. The room/bar service is ordering food to be delivered from local take-aways, of which there are a few Chinese, Burger and Pizza places. You can also eat at the bar next door, which seems to be a popular venue, or walk to the many restaurants in the Domain.

There is a nice, small, outside area for eating/drinking, with a small pool and sunbathing areas, and a decently-equipped gym with weights and the latest running/cycling/cross-training machines.

The Domain itself has loads of restaurants and cool shops (Apple, Microsoft) with a real cosmopolitan feel,and all within a minutes walk from the Hotel. There is a lot of development still going on here and I guess this place is going to be huge.

Anyway - the aloft - absolutely fine!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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2  Thank donkeywings
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Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Aloft hotels are always fun and this location has a nice bar next door. Also the location is part of a nice shopping area. As a bonus it's only 15 - 20 minutes from downtown. At this location the pool is outdoors.

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1  Thank pkt6000
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Friendly front desk., easy to park, can walk to the Domain, shops & restaurants. Easy access to High way. Good enough for a few nites, after all, most times you are not in the room, you need a place to shower and sleep. Priced right. Has a nice large TV on the wall, place to plug in electronics. Airy.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank EMLINY
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

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
Thank Canada_gal_1
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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
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Thank albert y
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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.

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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
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Thank kevbot
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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: $156 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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