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  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
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With a stay at Aloft Harlem in Manhattan (Harlem), you’ll be minutes from Apollo Theater and close to Central Park. This boutique hotel is within close proximity of Columbia University and Museum of the City of New York.


Make yourself at home in one of the 124 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and plasma televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while video-game consoles and cable programming provide entertainment. Bathrooms have showers and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and a television in a common area.

Food & Drink

Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and express check-in.

How to Get There

Aloft Harlem
2296 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10027 United States


4.0 Very Good 773 Reviews
Contemporary Harlem
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is really quite nice. It's contemporary in appearance and the rooms are basic but comfortable. The lobby bar is nice and as a bonus there's a small grocery. The staff were consistently friendly and professional.

I only stayed for two nights for some meetings at Columbia University. There's a subway station very close to the hotel, but Columbia is also walkable through the beautiful Morningside Park in good weather (I actually did it in bad weather, too, when the freak winterstorm hit in early-November). The hotel is in the heart of Harlem a short walk from Apollo Theater. Strangely enough, while the area has gentrified considerably, it's still not easy to find a good place for dinner.

Aloft is not a fancy hotel, but it's convenient and comfortable. I felt at home there.

Home away from home
Reviewed 1 month ago

Great hotel if you are interested in exploring Harlem and all of the cultural gems it offers. Near Columbia U. Great restaurants and shopping, walking distance from Apollo Theatre.

Clean, comfy beds, consistently good service.

A bit tired five years on
Reviewed 2 months ago

I wrote a review of this property five years ago and just went back as I had a meeting at a company way uptown. The neighborhood has gentrified a lot in that time, making it seem safer but it’s sad to see chain stores taking over a lot of real estate. That said there are more options for dining and entertainment. The hotel itself is a short walk from the subway. Great value. But the rooms are banged up. Stains on the carpet. Gouges in the walls. It’s still fine but it needs some TLC. The HVAC blasts so noise isn’t a problem. Those caveats aside, I still like this property, but it needs a touch up.

Surprisingly Good
Reviewed 2 months ago

Modern hotel in Harlem. Rooms had coffee maker, safe, flat screen tv, and ample USB ports/outlets for charging. Rooms were arranged well and made good use of space. Shower was large with strong water flow. Was a little uncomfortable with bed being right next to entry door, and there was a little city noise, but nothing major. Location is close to Apollo Theater, some decent restaurants, and a short drive/metro to CCNY. Small business center with Apple computers and a printer was available. The only minor complaint was at check in where I was told that I was eligible for breakfast and points. Apparently, it's one or the other. A little training needed, but imagine that we're still working out the kinks with the SPG/Marriott merger. Another complaint was web site says parking is $26/day while I was charged $45. I didn't notice it until a week later, but this really needs to be corrected since many people factor this into the cost of staying. Parking details aren't really clear either. You're supposed to park in the loading zone and give key to front desk attendant, and there were many cars lined up when I arrived. Overall, a surprisingly good stay.

Stayed here for Comic con.
Reviewed 2 months ago

My son and I stayed here for our annual Comic-Con weekend. We chose this location due to the fact of the price and we wanted to visit Harlem. We had a great time it's a great location for what we wanted to do. It's directly across the street from the Magic Johnson movie theater. Which came in handy when we went to the 11 p.m. show for Venom. Now to the hotel it's not a large Hotel small hotel with a lounge with a pool table and a full-service bar for evening drinks. We did notice Friday and Saturday night they did have a DJ in the lounge. Our room was on the third floor and we were so tired from walking around we didn't even hear the music. If there was one thing that I would like for them to have is a area for say a continental breakfast which is a great value when staying in New York City. Saturday morning we did walk down to a soul food restaurant called Amy Ruth soul food restaurant at 116th and Lenox Avenue. The food was good but it is on the pricey side. For me and my son who is 15 our bill came to $36. Overall we do plan on coming back and staying at this hotel there's a lot of history and family history in Harlem that we want to see.