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“Harlem's hidden gem!” 5 of 5 stars
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Aloft Harlem
Ranked #230 of 475 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Buffalo, New York
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Harlem's hidden gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great place to stay. Friendly ,courteous staff. Trendy decor,but comfortable atmosphere with a private courtyard . Large spacious rooms with comfortable beds. The bathroom has a Large walk-in shower with body gel/shampoo dispenser (which is much better than the tiny quarter sized soap bars other hotels give you) while the sink is outside of the bathroom. Close to shopping, great restaurants and entertainment. Dined at Sylvia's and Corner Social. Very diverse crowd. Felt very safe at all times. Staff greets you with a smile and service excellent. Even has a fully equipped fitness center! . Would highly recommend staying here. Just a very relaxing atmosphere.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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4 Thank jack1170
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Aquaria H, Director of Sales at Aloft Harlem, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Thank you for your great review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and in Harlem. We appreciate your feedback about your experience! We hope that your next trip to NYC that you will stay at our hotel again!
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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Location good - close to subway, close to central park, close to Apollo. Typical trendy Aloft hotel. Nice large lobby and bar area. Nice terrace right outside front door in area some steps down from street level which gives it a feeling of a private terrace. Very friendly staff. Great value.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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1 Thank 150nightsperyr
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Aquaria H, Director of Sales at Aloft Harlem, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Thank you for your great review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and in Harlem. We appreciate your feedback about your stay. We hope that your next trip to NYC that you will stay
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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It all started with our desire to dine at The Red Rooster Restaurant for my birthday. Instead of staying in the heart of Manhattan, chose Aloft in Harlem. What a wonderful choice that turned out to be! Aloft is close to the vibrancy of 125th in Harlem. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The crowd is very diverse. We enjoyed dinner and drinks at Red Rooster, lunch at Sylvia and spent a lot of time enjoying the surrounding neighborhood. We felt very safe the entire time. There is a wonderful coffee and tea shop right next door. Do not miss it if you are a java or tea lover.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank YThomas
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Aquaria H, Director of Sales at Aloft Harlem, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Thank you for your Great Review! We are glad that you had a great experience at our hotel and in Harlem. We appreciate your feedback and I will share your review with your staff. We hope that your next trip to NYC that you will choose to stay at our hotel again!
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I came here early in the morning to check- in and Ashton was kind enough to let me in early. He was really helpful and friendly.

As far as the hotel goes, I liked it a lot. It was clean, well maintained with friendly staff. I would definitely recommend this place.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Jam N
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Aquaria H, Director of Sales at Aloft Harlem, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Thank you for your Wondeful Review! We are glad that you had great stay at our hotel. We also know that you have many options for hotel accommodations in NYC and we thank you for choosing the Aloft Harlem! We appreciate your feedback about your experience and we look forward to having you stay again at our hotel!
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

I decided to check out the Aloft boutique hotel so I could be closer to a friend who was staying at a nearby B&B. This turned out to be a hidden gem of an oasis. Aloft offers a funky, modern, clean and unpretentious alternative to staying in Manhattan. The staff are friendly and energetic although no one offered to assist with removing my bags from the car which was parked at the street (and at night!) owing to the awkward positioning of the entrance - this probably being the only misgiving I had. Otherwise the hotel offers the normal amenities one would expect from a no-frills establishment. However the idea of one big room which serves as bedroom, kitchenette leading to bathroom doesn't really wash with me. Consequently instead if spending 2 nights I decided to bid Aloft adios after just one.

Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Aquaria H, Director of Sales at Aloft Harlem, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay not ony at our hotel but in Harlem. We know that you have many options for hotel accommodations in NYC and we thank you for choosing the Aloft Harlem. We look forward to the opportunity to have you stay again at our hotel!
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Russellville, Alabama
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Three friends and I stayed at the Aloft in Harlem from June 16-19, 2014. It is a rare jewel, large, comfortable rooms with two queen beds, walk-in shower, colorful furniture, in a clean, safe location. But the staff members are the best reason for staying here, such cheerful, accommodating, friendly, and attractive young people. They are very helpful with directions, recommendations for food, beauty salon locations, and transportation. The rates are reasonable, about half the rates downtown; at first, I was concerned about taxi fares from this Harlem hotel but decided I could take several rides for the difference in rates! The area is very clean and safe. We will certainly remember the nice features, the convenience, the staff's attitudes, and the rates for future visits to New York City.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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1 Thank yfoster129
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Aquaria H, Director of Sales at Aloft Harlem, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Thank you for your review. I am glad that you had a great birthday and a great stay at our hotel! We appreciate your feedback about your experience at our hotel. We look forward to having you stay again at our hotel!
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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We arrived at Aloft Harlem fairly early in the day before check in (10 AM). Since the room was available, the front desk allowed us to check in early - we didn't even ask! The rooms were spacious and clean. The hotel is just a 10 minute walk to Central park and 5 min walk to the nearest subway station. The hotel is beautifully decorated and the staff even allowed us to check out late (2pm). My mother is coming to visit in a few weeks and we just booked another night at Aloft Harlem!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Shameka M
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Aquaria H, Director of Sales at Aloft Harlem, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Thank you for your great review. I am glad that you had a great stay at our hotel. We appreciate your feedback about our staff and our location. I will share this information with our staff. We look forward to having you stay again at our hotel!
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Property: Aloft Harlem
Address: 2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York City, NY 10027-5324
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Harlem
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#134 Business Hotel in New York City
#213 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#238 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aloft Harlem 3.5*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aloft Harlem hotel is steps from the Apollo Theater, Central Park, and NYC express subway stations. Our boutique accommodation has free wifi, on-site dining, and Plug & Play equipped guest rooms. ... more   less 
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