4.0
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Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
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Overview

Location

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.

Rooms

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

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 753 Reviews
Nice hotel... but the smell ...
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful hire property is kept clean by a friendly staff in a good location and booked for a great price. However my room has a smell so strong I can actually taste it in my mouth. It’s some kind of strong Fabreze or something. Maybe a smoker or pet was here before? I should have asked for a new room. Also the fan is very loud but I do travel with earplugs so it’s ok.

Good and hip, but with some big noise threats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best asset of this hotel is its staff: each single person we interacted with has been friendly, warm, polite, helpful. Well done to them and to the management.

The rooms are larger than you would find in many other parts of NYC for similar prices. They are clean, with a large bed, a spacious shower, tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary bottled water, plenty of power points, a long desk-space: in one word, comfortable both for working and for resting.

The area around the hotel is is really interesting, heterogeneous, colourful, vibrant (and walking distance from Columbia where I was visiting for work). There is an element of 'urban grit', but I always felt at ease and never threatened, unlike what I read in some reviews below. My American friends tell me it has changed a lot since 10-15 years ago.

Downstairs there is a social area with interesting paintings, a pool table and a very cool bar. However, it is from here that the problem came for me on the second night. While the bar is noisy in general, but still manageable (I'm used to big city type of noises), sometimes there are events and there is a full disco level of pounding sound and vibrations. My room (214) was directly above the disco and it was sheer Hell. It was impossible not only to sleep but also to focus on anything. I notice that some reviewers below complain that the air-con is noisy: well, it's true, but not only did it not bother me, I was in fact using the air-con full blast to try and create something, anything that somehow protected me (together with ear-plugs) from the pounding of the music! I really do not understand how management can be so irresponsible as to allow activities that can ruin a guest right to reasonable peace (and I repeat, I'm not looking for countryside quietness!). Luckily, I was able to change to a quieter room on the 4th floor on the following day, and staff was helpful as ever, but if I hadn't been able to, it would have been a deal breaker. I suggest that at the very least they should make people who are offered rooms on lower floors clearly aware of the situation.

Apart from the mercifully resolved noise problem, I liked this hotel. I'd be happy to return (provided I can go on the 4th floor...) should I need to visit the area again.

Visiting the area
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hotel was very convenient to the area we were looking to visit, close to shopping, churches, restaurants, and some night light. Parking was available for a cost, but we were able to find parking on the side streets as it was the weekend. Staff was friendly, rooms were clean, comfortable, and had all we needed except decaf coffee. The bar in the lobby was nice, coffee available first thing in the morning, breakfast is not included. Whole Foods is just around the corner with a great selection of items.

Tight
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was small when I opened the window the view was of a brick wall the decor was ok. This hotel is in a good location surrounded by plenty of stores and restaurants. The world famous Apollo theater is right around the corner as well as a movie theater. This hotel has a good
bar/night club located inside

Great location
Reviewed 1 month ago

Close to local cafes, food market and public transport. Comfortable rooms. Super clean. Bar area is very noisy in the evening. Quite intimidating. Not easy to see how you can get to/from hotel without using steps. To go breakfast and snack items very basic. Great bakeries and cafes a short walk away so suggest you use these. Noisy air con in rooms. Could also hear TV in room next door. Overall comfortable stay but would not re-book