Yesterday I blogged about my “night at the Freddie Awards“. As part of my rushed booking I needed a place to stay close to the airport with free parking and a good price. I had a car, but a free shuttle to the airport is always nice and my fellow blogger PM&M was with me and he had an early flight and I did not want to get up to take him so this place, Aloft Dulles Airport North, fit the bill.
Speaking of the bill, it was very reasonable. $55 a night or 2,000 points and $35 per night. That really worked and as an SPG Gold I got 125 points back as a gift and will earn 70 paying for it on my SPG card plus with Delta CrossoverRewards 35 Skymiles as well. What is not to like?
This was my first visit to an Aloft. They are a “trendy” hotel (or at least try to pull that off). It is hard to differentiate a brand and this place does feel different. First impression is “Sam’s Club” meets IKEA. Get the picture? If not you can see their pitch in the video below:
We got there early. It was noon. However, the front desk person was amazing, kind and very accommodating to our early arrival (PM&M needed to work and check in). I was impressed.
My room was a king room and was just fine. The AC worked. The room was clean. The desk had ready power ports. The chair worked. WiFi was free and good speed.
The bathroom was clean and lots of clean towels and the standard amenities were there and had an “open feel”. The only thing I did not like was the shampoo was all in one including conditioner and it was not the greatest. A minor issue. The bed was comfortable. I like a soft bed and this one was soft-ish and I slept well.
There is an a-la-cart breakfast area that feels like Delta’s in-flight menu. I skipped it, but it can work for most. I also did not check out the bar or the free drink coupon I was given (thanks) as after the Freddie’s I was ready for sleep!
This hotel is no Westin, but for the price and what you get is it a no-brainer choice. I would stay here again without hesitation as a value stay and a good night’s rest. – René
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