Aloft Houston by the Galleria
What We Love
- A stylish Starwood hotel steps from the Galleria mall, with an indoor poolThe re:fuel grab-and-go eatery, with self-serve healthy snacks
- The hip, fresh vibe at w xyz bar and the boutique hotel in general
- The location near the Galleria and high-end shops and entertainment
What To Know
- Rooms are small but bright and modern
- Bathrooms have Bliss products
- Free WiFi is fast and reliable
Elevate your Lone Star State stay at Aloft Houston by the Galleria. A member of Starwood’s eponymous boutique label, this stay keeps you in style, from the minute you walk in the door. Steps from the Galleria, one of TripAdvisor’s top 15 things to do in this sprawling metropolis, it boasts modern architecture and equally hip interiors. Décor is young and fresh; your room even stocks bath amenities by Bliss.
You’re a PYT just for staying here, so act the part: Meet and mingle with other guests at w xyz bar, over a craft cocktail and a snack, or hit re:mix lounge for games, TVs and pool tables. Swim in the indoor pool, recharge in the gym, or snag a healthy bite at the re:fuel grab-and-go 24/7 mini-market. Cruise around Houston and see the city sights, too. And make sure they include the Galleria, with its 2.4 million square feet of shopping space, so that you can dress the part.
In your Aloft abode, Starwood’s signature brand of comfort and style meets ultra-trendy city living, and the look of a high-tech office meets that of a home-entertainment center (think a 42-in. flat-panel cable LCD TV). Your ceilings will soar at nine feet, and light streams through the oversized windows. Some other perks include your signature platform bed and 300-thread-count sheets.
Re:Fuel is a grab-and-go self-serve eatery with an enticing mix of healthy snacks, sweet treats, drinks, coffees and more. This convenient mini-market is open 24/7, too. For evening cocktails, w xyz bar serves craft cocktails and a snack menu, plus plays mood music and hosts lively events.
Houston is the largest city in Texas, with tons of culture and energy to keep you busy during your Lone Star getaway. Aloft puts you in the heart of the Uptown District, a high-end destination where upscale retail shops line the streets. Just blocks away is the legendary Galleria mall, offering a variety of shopping and entertainment options, while Memorial Park, golf courses and the zoo are within five miles. Downtown’s Museum District and sports venues are also just a short drive.
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The manager Nas and General Manager Steve K are the worst! Nas was very rude and unprofessional during my stay. Attempted to kick me and my guests out of the hotel due to "occupancy law" even reservations and the staff at check in allowed me to check in knowing the number of guests I had. The manager yelled at my daughter and me and used profanity with another guests. I called Steve seeking a resolution and experienced the same treatment I did with Nas. The GM basically had read my review on Yelp, previously talked to Nas before I called and was rude from the start of the call. I have yet to receive a resolution for the inconvenience and terrible stay
We really like Aloft Hotels. Small rooms but modern and trendy -and all that we need. The Galleria Houston location did not disappoint. Ali at check in and Amber at the bar went above and beyond. We will stay here again!
We've decided to try all of the hotels now under the Marriott brand. Aloft was next on our list. While a little trendier then most Marriott's we've stayed, it was nice, rooms were spacious and clean and staff very friendly. I would have given it 5 stars except for a couple of inconveniences. 1) While we had our do not disturb sign out, housekeeping came knocking beginning at 9am and continued a couple of times after that. While normally would have been gone from the room at that time, we had a late night and needed the rest. .2) Our room came with the breakfast, but when we went to redeem it was only valued at $12. With the prices on the menu, $12 did not cover it. And there was no mention of the amount when booking the room. Second part of the breakfast was the cook. We got there, there was one person in front of us who had been waiting for about 10 minutes. Not because he was waiting on his food, rather waiting on the cook to get back to work. He was not friendly at all. We then placed our order on one menu and was informed it needed to be separated. Not a big deal, but then when I placed the order, I was told the $12 only applied to one order. Aggravated, I went to the front desk, the person there quickly resolved the problem and gave our breakfast for free. Other than those two things, it was a nice visit..
Stayed here for a night while on business trip in Houston. It has everything one would expect from an Aloft hotel. Check in was quick reception was relatively friendly. Parking was a breeze - though there are restaurants withing walking distance. Noise level was low. The area has a ton of stores (mostly large departmental) but would be a bit of a walk.
I primarily chose this hotel for the location and price on a recent business trip. A hotel is generally for getting some sleep and getting ready for the day in the morning. This place met my needs. The beds were comfortable and clean. Sheets and pillow were perfect. Aloft is no frills in the room with clever storage areas, so don't expect normal furniture. They even have an analogue clock! The water had good pressure and was hot.
There’s a small bar and snack area – not a restaurant. The bar is reasonable, snacks are a bit pricy.
You can walk to some decent bars and restaurants from this hotel.
The only downside – I felt out of place. I’m a middle-aged white male with a nuclear family. This place seems too hipster to me, even with the analogue clock and newspapers. The constant hipster music was annoying as well. They seem to try too hard to be hip.
Other drawbacks: Parking is $22 per night which is way over-priced, and the cops were outside of the hotel with aa major investigation 2 nights last week.
That said, this is still a good deal on a hotel in this area.