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Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne
Ranked #43 of 180 Hotels in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Reviewed February 28, 2012

Great rooms and they know the business traveler. From fast cafe breakfast to rooms with a nice working space. A good gym and pool.

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ajones13, General Manager at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne, responded to this reviewResponded February 29, 2012

Hi there True Road Warrior!

Thank you for taking the time to post a reveiw about out hotel. We are pleased that you had an a-list stay and that we met your business travel needs.
Hopefully we will see you back in the near future

Cheers

Alastair Jones
General Manager

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Reviewed February 7, 2012

Charlotte has really grown over the last 7 years. To the point where the hotels were being overgrown with occupants. The Aloft is just a great place. Always has a great rate, super clean, and new. Rooms are standard Aloft Rooms which I have come to love. They have a great bar and great bar food! Bar is usually buzzing with people from Wednesday on. They often have live music for a few hours in front of the fire. One man playing the guitar.

It's roughly 18 miles from Charlotte Douglas Airport. 17 miles to downtown. Don't let the mileage scare you, it's 20 minutes either way. Parking is self park so you don't get the 25 dollar parking charge you might get at the Westin per day.

Great restaurants and bars close by.......if you are looking for a little "scene" check out - On The Roxx or Village Bistro...or Cosmos which has become a bit of a Cougar Den. Not intended to be derogatory. Just a fact. Wealthy older women looking for good looking guys.

This place is great! A definite stay if you are in the CLT.

Room Tip: All Rooms are the same. They are minimalist but always clean and comfortable.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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ajones13, General Manager at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2012

Well hello there MountPleasant!

Thanks for your great review of the Aloft Ballantyne!
Really happy that you enjoyed all aspects of the hotel. Wanted to let you know that we have just changed up the bar food menu and it is even better! We have live music on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-10 at the Wxyz. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in CLT

Cheers

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Reviewed January 1, 2012

This was our first time staying at an Aloft. We weren't sure what to expect and we were very pleasantly surprised and pleased. Property is very clean and the staff are extremely accommodating. We had breakfast in the snack area and thought it was very good. We had breakfast sandwiches and they are made to order. We didn't use the pool facilities but we did check them out and it was very nice and clean. Everything about the grounds are very pleasing. We even had a view of the golf course. The lounge is a really neat area however we were there on a Thursday (they have live entertaintainment on Tuesdays and Thursday's) and there was a "single's mingle" and only one bartender. Made for a little difficulty in getting served but it was fun for people watching. Looked like everyone was having fun and we did, too. The only thing we would have liked to have seen in the room was a light weight blanket for the bed instead of having to use the duvet. We did make that suggestion with person that checked us out. All in all this was a very pleasant stay and we will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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ajones13, General Manager at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2012

Hi Discerning Traveler 55!

Firstly thank you for your detailed review of our Aloft!
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you liked many facets of the hotel. My apologies in regards to the slow service at the bar, but we were not expecting a large group in from outside of the hotel that night. We usually have 2 bartenders on duty. We do have lightweight blankets available on request (the front desk agent you spoke with was in training and was not aware of this yet), so you know for future stays. We look forward to seeing you back at our Aloft soon!

Happy New Year!

Alastair Jones
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Reviewed December 30, 2011

If you like very modern styling in your hotels, this is for you. It appeals to those who like lofts (go figure) or rehabbed warehouses- that's the feel of the rooms at this hotel. I felt like I was stepping onto the bridge of a starship, complete with a hologram meeting you at the door- pretty cool. The rooms have an industrial feel that isn't very warm and cozy. They are clean and bare and efficient (your key card 'powers' the room, as in, no power without it being 'plugged in'). There are not many things nearby, but are a close drive away. The customer service is top notch. There's a bar, pool open until 1, and breakfast made to order. This hotel definitely caters to a younger hip crowd. Check out my photos.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Thank samjan06
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ajones13, General Manager at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2012

Wello hello there samjan06!

We appreciate your review of our Aloft. We are glad you enjoyed our modern take on a hotel.
We also pride ourselves on being green, from being a LEED certified hotel, to recycling the majority of our waste, as well as composting and using green chemicals. We also recyle our used soap therough the "clean the world program". We do have a free shuttle that will take you anywhere within Ballantyne and we are located a quarter of a mile away from the closest shops and restaurants should you want to walk.
We hope you will come back and see us again soon!
Until then, Live Life Aloft!

Cheers

Alastair Jones
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

This was our second stay at this hotel, and it was just as great as the first. The service at check-in and all throughout our stay, was attentive and friendly. They even greeted our little dog with a smile, and delivered a dog bed and treats to our door within 10 mins of arriving. The hotel is funky, and a nice change from the boring lot we find while traveling. We also had our 2 daughters with us, and while the room was compact it was set up perfectly and was high-quality and clean. The beds are a dream!! The girls even wanted to take the duvets home. :) The pool was sparkling clean despite that fact that no one was in it, and it was really warm too. The board games for families in the bar area are a fun treat. The little food station off the front lobby is small, but offers everything you'd want for a healthy breakfast or snack. This hotel is perfect for both families and business travelers alike, and will definitely be our hotel of choice when we are traveling in the area.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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ajones13, General Manager at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2011

Hi there Susan O!

Thank you so much for your great review of our aloft!
We are glad that all of your family including your pooch enjoyed the hotel, and we hope to see all of you back with us for your third a-list stay very soon!

Cheers

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Reviewed December 26, 2011

#1 hotel for me when in Charlotte. Restaurants - Bars - Golf - Spa all within 1 mile
Free Parking and Internet. Staff - excellent

Room Tip: all good - either side of hotel. Upper level rooms have great view looking over golf course
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled on business
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ajones13, General Manager at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2011

Hi there!

Thanks so much for your excellent review of our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Reviewed December 20, 2011

A while back, I had the decided pleasure of staying at the Ballantyne resort, but recognizing that I would only be spending enough time in a hotel to clean up and sleep, decided to give Starwood's new Aloft product a try.

It was a study in opposites to say the least, however, Aloft did not suffer from the comparison. The two properties are simply to different to compare, and as an inexpensive, low-frills property, the Aloft shined.

It is a bit off-putting when you first walk in--music is pumping like it's a night club, and the lobby is arranged in the same fashion. But upstairs is quiet, and the rooms very sedate. The room's total square footage is very small, however, they have arranged it in a manner that is both stylistically pleasing and comfortable. The sleeping area is separated from the closet and sink by a modular wall that serves as the headboard on one side and closets/storage on the other. Through the sink/closet area is a small bathroom with a WC and shower. Complimentary products are Bliss, which I rather liked.

While compact, the room was both clever and comfortable. The hotel provided minimal services, and that was reflected in the price. I would definitely stay in this or another Aloft again in the future, particularly if I was spending minimal time in my room.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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ajones13, General Manager at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2011

Hi scbelle,

Thanks for your thorough review of our hotel!
We appreciated being mentioned in the same sentence as the luxurious Ballantyne Hotel (our sister property) and your are 100% correct, we cannot be compared to them apples to apples. We are a 3 star select service hotel with a modern twist. Our rooms are smaller as you noted but packed with everything you need. On the flip side, we like to encourage our guests to come down out of their rooms to the remix and wxyz bar area to mix n mingle. We hope to see you again for another stay!

Cheers

Alastair Jones
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Additional Information about Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne

Address: 13139 Ballantyne Corporate Pl, Charlotte, NC 28277-2840
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Charlotte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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:
#1 Green Hotel in Charlotte
#28 Business Hotel in Charlotte
#29 Family Hotel in Charlotte
#30 Romantic Hotel in Charlotte
Price Range: $105 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne 3*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Celebrate your style at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne Hotel, set along the grassy greens of The Golf Club at Ballantyne in an upscale lifestyle community, and in the heart of Ballantyne Corporate Park. ... more   less 
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