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Aloft Tempe
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   951 East Playa Del Norte Drive, (Opens April 1, 2009), Tempe, AZ 85281   |  
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Ranked #28 of 47 Hotels in Tempe
Austin, Texas
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143 reviews
141 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“fun Tempe hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I couldn't figure out why this Aloft is more expensive than the Phoenix airport one, but after I arriving I could see that it is in a bit more active and scenic a location, next to the lake. The general lobby vibe here is a bit more spacious, with a prettier pool area, and there are chain food places like In N Out and Starbucks across the way. All in all it's a good hotel if you need to be in Tempe-- not luxury but modern, lighter in decor than at a Sheraton or something. But the Phoenix Aloft is just as good for most intents and purposes.

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Andrea N, Starwood Hotels & Resorts at Aloft Tempe, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at our convenient location in the heart of Tempe and just a short distance from Scottsdale and downtown Phoenix. We hope that you chose to stay with us again the next time you are in the area and we look forward to welcoming you back. Thanks again!
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

The hotel room is decent on space but there are no bathtubs or water pressure. It is a very AVERAGE hotel that is over priced for what it is. The staff is okay, nothing great. I wouldn't stay at the hotel again.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Wheaton, IL
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121 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

A new trend in hotels - modern design, minimalist accommodations, a central 'gathering place' , free internet, a nice sized modern television . The downside of this new trend - a closet the size of a large suitcase- without a door, and not tall enough to fit a dress-, no drawers to put your unmentionables in (only a couple shelves), not enough blockage of light from the bathroom into the sleeping area, small room size. The staff was very friendly, but again we are talking young, young, young. We asked for restaurant recommendations and they told us to go to Tempe Marketplace. They were right - there are a number of restaurants there. And it is a nice, new, outside mall. But if you are over 40, be prepared to feel ancient. In our late 50's, I'm pretty sure we were the youngest ones there as the place was filled to the rafters with college kids from nearby ASU. If you are visiting the campus, this hotel is in a great location. If you like modern, and if you are under 40, you will likely love the hotel. We prefer something a bit more traditional so will not be back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Phoenix_dream
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Chelsea, Alabama, United States
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

For an economy hotel this aLoft is great. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Location is great! In n Out burgers and Starbucks is across the street, Tempe Lake is right there with walking/running paths and ASU is across the bridge. Easy access to Sky Harbour. I will be staying here again in the future.

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

What to say? Aloft Tempe was my first Aloft experience, and it was a gem from the start. Two friendly ladies at the counter greeted me on my arrival and made me feel right at home. The room was well put together, yet trendy and stylish at the same time. As the little brother to the W Hotels, Aloft has twice the style and service at half the price. Lastly, to top it off, the General Manager surprised us with three complimentary tickets to the Suns/Nuggets game on Friday night in downtown Phoenix. A great stay from start to finish...

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Austate1
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Andrea N, Starwood Hotels & Resorts at Aloft Tempe, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
We thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and are even more pleased to hear your first stay was a very positive experience. We are dedicated to quality customer service and providing exceptional stays to all our guests. We look forward to the next chance we have to welcome you back. Take care!
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San Francisco, California
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86 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Stayed here for one night for a business trip. I always enjoy Aloft hotels.
As for this location:
Pro's
GREAT location, next to a shopping center with good places to eat and a Starbucks.
Nice staff. Had a small issue with my room, they took care of it quickly. \
Clean rooms.
Nice workout facility.
Con's:
This could have just been something with my room - but there were a lot of noises - like the air turning on made a lot of noise, every few minutes there was a clink noise coming from what I think were the pipes. I slept with earphones on, but it was a little distracting.
Aside from that - great place, and I'd stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank ncreviews
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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This was a great place to stay. We enjoyed the modern trendy décor. The staff had a fun laid back feel to them. The location was convenient for us too. It's close to the freeway and airports. There is also a lounge in the lobby which was nice for a night cap before bed. I would stay here again for sure.

Room Tip: Upper floor would be better. Lots of traffic on the lower levels
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank welltraveled1973
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Andrea N, Starwood Hotels & Resorts at Aloft Tempe, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
We appreciate your thoughtful review, thanks so for sharing. It’s wonderful to hear you enjoyed our friendly staff and convenient location. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to the area. Thanks again!
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Property: Aloft Tempe
Address: 951 East Playa Del Norte Drive, (Opens April 1, 2009), Tempe, AZ 85281
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Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Tempe
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access 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:
#15 Business Hotel in Tempe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Aloft Tempe 3*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is located near Arizona State University and Sun Devils Stadium. Onsite, enjoy w xyz bar, free wifi, an onsite gym, and an outdoor pool. ... more   less 
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