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Aloft Durham Downtown


345 Blackwell St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 402-5656
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Photo of Brandon Bartell Brandon Bartell
Aug 10, 2020 5

Excellent customer service for booking and then cancelling a wedding room block. They made everything easy and painless.

Photo of Rodney Fleetwood Rodney Fleetwood
Aug 30, 2020 3

Hotel is really nice and clean. However....it's not the best hotel if you are a light sleeper. Loud and I mean LOUD trains come through at 1am, 5am, and 9am. It actually seems like the other is setting right on the tracks. Other than a sleepless night the hotel was great.

Photo of Sheena Shular Sheena Shular
Mar 14, 2020 5

Always enjoy staying at the Aloft. It's like bachelors pad vibe.

Photo of Brian Surkan Brian Surkan
Feb 5, 2020 4

Stayed here with my family during a job interview. Pleasant experience and LOVELY location! Not cheap, however.

Photo of Brandi Hillman Brandi Hillman
Nov 23, 2020 5

Location was convenient and felt very safe in this space! Ronnie and Quita took great care of us and went out of their way to provide a safe and fun environment. I don't normally write reviews on hotels, but they deserve this shout out for being awesome!

Photo of Brittany Deady Brittany Deady
Nov 21, 2020 5

Easy check-in, felt COVID safe, super friendly staff, very clean and pet friendly! We will definitely be planning all our future road trips around Aloft hotels since they are the best pet friendly hotels around!

Photo of Marcus T Marcus T
Dec 2, 2020 5

I can't express how much I enjoyed this hotel. Great location and very stylish. The staff was very friendly and my room was nice and clean.

Photo of Keith Washo Keith Washo
Dec 22, 2020 5

Great customer service and cool vibe. The front desk guy Johnathan was super kind and friendly. So nice! Recommend for great hotel in Durham. Thank you. Will come again and stay! Thanks for good experience. 5 star review!

Photo of Juan Iglesias Juan Iglesias
Feb 23, 2021 5

Friendly front desk staff especially Jonathan he was really helpful and knowledgeable about the area, easy check-in, and a great location. Will definitely come again.

Photo of MonBong Albotra MonBong Albotra
Mar 21, 2021 4

exceeded expectation..clean,comfortable rooms tastefully done...GM Martin & staffmade our stay pleasurable.

Photo of Juandolyn Thompson Juandolyn Thompson
Apr 13, 2021 5

Love this place. Clean great clean hotel room. Staff is awesome. Great location. Has a nice view at the pool also😎

Photo of Debbie Pysz Debbie Pysz
May 7, 2021 5

Wonderful warm experience from arrival to departure! We were checked in by Chelsea who as it turned out is the director of sales. Anyone hosting an event? We'd highly recommend this Aloft for Chelsea's bubbly personality and knowledge of the area. The room was spacious and immaculate. Amenities are lovely. Great travel value, in fact we spent another night there on the way back home and are already planning a multinight stay later this month!

Photo of Armin Reischl Armin Reischl
May 14, 2021 5

We stayed here over the weekend with some friends. The hotel is in walking distance to downtown Durham with all his restaurants, bar's and coffee shops.This time we brought our dog. He is a Rhodesian Ridgeback and about 95 lbs heavy. So he is a large dog, and some hotels don't accept large dogs. Lucky Aloft changed his pet policy, and now allows large dogs.The second floor is the pet floor. So, if you come with a pet, you can't stay on any other floor. The staff was very friendly and helpful during our stay. Right in front of the hotel is a large green area, where you can hang out with your furry friend on a sunny day.Overall, if you travel with your dog, the Aloft is definitely a hotel I would recommend.

Photo of Chef Kimberly Chef Kimberly
May 9, 2021 5

Every part of our stay was good. We brought our dog with us, so I didn't know what to expect. He did great and he loved the outdoor space.

Photo of Johnny Dugas Johnny Dugas
Jun 9, 2021 5

it was great, the long hair hippy-looking guy was a little strange but otherwise helpful. the location is right by everything fun in downtown Durham. the housepeople are great

Photo of William Edwards William Edwards
Jun 23, 2021 5

Great place to stay in Durham. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Location is right in the city just next to the ballpark.

Photo of Cassandra Spruill Cassandra Spruill
Aug 9, 2021 5

Loved the bbn peace and quiet I get here as a Motorcoach Bus Driver. I need the peace and quiet so I can rest well before driving. The get 5 stars from me because every time I come here I can really relax and rest well... nothing like a good night's sleep before driving all day for a Motorcoach Driver.👌🏽

Photo of Wessim Amara Wessim Amara
Aug 17, 2021 5

Very good location in downtown Durham. Walking distance to multiple shops and restaurants. The rooms were clean and the staff helpful. The parking next door is convenient and also cheap compared to other cities I have been to. I would stay here in my next visit.

Photo of Gisele Costello Gisele Costello
Sep 7, 2021 5

We had a wonderful time here for our 25th wedding anniversary! We were greeted at the front desk by the most pleasant and caring young man named Jonathan!Not only did he go out of his way to do everything he could to make us comfortable, but he even went above and beyond and took out a map and circled local establishments within walking distance where we could go for our Anniversary dinner.When we got back to the hotel after dinner he further asked if there was anything more he could do for us and just knowing that he was offering such good service will make us go back again.We spent the evening at the pool on the 2nd floor overlooking the city of Durham. It was awesome!The modern room was very clean/neat and the bed was super comfortable. The bathroom spacious with a big shower. We asked for a late checkout and we again were given that opportunity.I highly recommend Aloft for anyone wanting to be in the downtown area and in a super accommodating hotel.

Photo of Andreaelise Hunter Andreaelise Hunter
Oct 30, 2021 4

Great room and location, no mouth wash I forgot mine and you have to pay all of your totals up front and a $10 per night parking which was not told upfront. Downtown beautiful location and access to everything needed for an awesome time.

Photo of Cassandra Spruill Cassandra Spruill
Nov 4, 2021 5

Loved the peace and quiet I get here as a Motorcoach Bus Driver. I need the peace and quiet so I can rest well before driving. The get 5 stars from me because every time I come here I can really relax and rest well... nothing like a good night's sleep before driving all day for a Motorcoach Driver.👌🏽

Photo of Jennifer Lewis Jennifer Lewis
Nov 20, 2021 5

Nice hotel, staff was friendly. Loved the room and all of the amenities!

Photo of Michelle Massey Michelle Massey
Dec 5, 2021 5

Overall had a great stay. Clean facilities and friendly staff. Parking garage located around the corner and didn't connect to the hotel, but that was the only downside. Close by to tons of restaurants and shops so you don't really need your car if you want to walk around and explore!

Photo of Joseph LaChance Joseph LaChance
Dec 5, 2021 5

Very nice place. Rooms are well maintained. A pleasure to visit.

Photo of Al D Al D
Sep 15, 2021 4

If you're going to a Durham Bulls baseball game, this location cannot be beat because it's literally about 100 yards to the left field gate. As a matter of fact, the Norfolk Tides baseball team was staying there. Parking is convenient and only $10/night, plus there are a ton of restaurants in walking distance. Staff was friendly and efficient, and the room was very clean. Only reason for a 4 star rating is that the hallways are dark and painted in dark colors so it kinda kills the ambiance of the day.

Photo of Barbara Andrews Barbara Andrews
Oct 4, 2021 5

The location was perfectly suited to experience downtown Durham and a convenient drive to explore the Duke campus. The room was quiet and the bed and pillows were comfortable. Another review mentioned the train noise, I did hear it one out of the nights in our three night stay, but it was not the event portrayed previously. The highlight of our stay was an extremely helpful young man at the welcome desk named Jonathon. He went out of his way to help us find late night dessert and other amazing spots like Pressed and M Sushi! He was a very conscientious employee and was readily available at check in, providing parking garage tidbits and additional thoughtful insight all three nights of our stay. The breakfasts were delicious and prepared to order - Gluten Free! The in house bar was very inviting and we left for our Wyoming home ready to come back for another visit!

Photo of Linda Mcguigan Linda Mcguigan
Jan 26, 2022 3

hotel room is avg. evelyn r at thebfront desk was exceptional. helpful. knowledge went out of her way to be helpful. server at the kitchen area also very friendly. bartender outstanding

Photo of Adam Hall Adam Hall
Feb 11, 2022 5

We came for a Neil DeGrasse Tyson talk, and the Aloft staff made the trip that much more amazing! Two adults and two children over 8 shared a corner 2 queen room with a pullout couch. Upon check-in, the front desk staff (kudos to Jonathan!) recommended several eateries, and we ended up taking his advice (much to our immense benefit) and dined at Mateo Bar De Tapas and then Monuts. The stay was excellent. Our room was clean and well-ordered, as were the secondary hotel areas. The location is perfect for a DPAC show or just to experience the downtown Durham area. Thank you all for the great stay!

Photo of Brunden Long Brunden Long
Feb 19, 2022 4

Hotel was very nice and clean. Staff was okay. There was one front desk employee who was super nice. He probably uses pro nouns he him her. Everyone else was okay but he actually took a moment to speak to me.

Photo of kyle sninchak kyle sninchak
Feb 28, 2022 4

Was very nice but for the price I expected a little more. Rooms are very tall. Customer service was great!

Photo of Selena Welborn Selena Welborn
Mar 21, 2022 3

Went to the hotel bar after an event at DPAC. Waited 21 minutes in line for a drink....Maybe 5 sets of people were in front of us. Don't get me wrong the poor bartender was doing the best he could... He also had the people already sitting at the bar that he had to tend to. I can't believe that management didn't have more than one person working, especially knowing there is an event next door going on, and on a Saturday night!

Photo of Michael F Michael F
Oct 21, 2019 3

This hotel is not that old, but appears to have been ridden hard. At this price point I expected higher quality, but was greeted by a torn window shade and stained shower grout. The location is perfect, the staff was very friendly and accommodating, but if given the choice I would certainly opt for 21c or The Durham. Both of which offer more of an experience than Aloft.

Photo of Taylor Shepard Taylor Shepard
Oct 11, 2019 3

The best thing about this hotel is the location. If you are going to DPAC you truly cannot be any closer. It is also surrounded by several restaurants that are in walking distance. Unfortunately though the hotel isn't worth the price. The rooms are fairly small and average, there was no complimentary breakfast, and it just didn't meet the price. I might go back because of the convenience of DPAC but if that's not a priority try another hotel.

Photo of Stephanie G Stephanie G
Sep 29, 2019 3

I really wanted to like this hotel. We are Marriott Platinum and my husband loves the aloft brand. He checked in a few hours before me, and they deleted my name off the reservation (I made it under my name). They have these odd vouchers that expire daily for status holders, but they say $10 instead of 20, so we kept getting charged. Not only can you hear everything in the hallways, you can hear EVERYTHING at the Durham Bulls stadium, especially concerts. My room is marked as feather free due to allergies, but wasn't even though I arrived at midnight. The AC is a cheap window type unit, despite being a nice hotel. The pool is not cleaned and full of floating hair The staff is constantly confused; they couldn't give my husband directions to their own parking garage. I'm just not impressed. This place may be a *bit* cheaper than the downtown Marriott, but I suggest the other Marriott brands if you are going to stay downtown Durham. $230 a night is outrageous for this low level of service and satisfaction.EDIT: Last night I asked the main front desk employee if the hotel sold Tylenol, Tums, or bandaids (if they had a small convenience area). He kept saying "Cum? Cums? You want cum?" over and over!!!! What the ever living @#$&! After three times saying this, he just turned around and walked away from me.

Photo of Kerwin Burton Kerwin Burton
Oct 8, 2019 5

Trendy and very comfy. Will stay here again if given the opportunity.

Photo of Michael Harding Michael Harding
Oct 29, 2019 3

Very trendy place. Bathroom is fresh. However, if you're sharing the space with anyone, be aware of how much you'll be sharing. No fan or means of drowning out your most personal sounds or releases. The TV is a bit dated and had no means for linking to it. Asked for an extra set of towels and left a decent tip for housekeeping. Unfortunately, returned to the room only to find NO towels in my room. But they took the tip. This place has so much potential. They just need to step up their game a bit.

Photo of Sean Clinchy Sean Clinchy
Nov 9, 2019 4

Love this place, but it’s been getting pricey lately. Great location, right next to the Durham Bulls stadium and a short walk to restaurants. Nice staff and on premise parking (for a fee).

Photo of Travis Futas Travis Futas
Nov 11, 2019 5

Nice modern hotel connected to American Tobacco. Great rooms and location with plenty of food options within walking distance.

Photo of Laura Sidden Laura Sidden
Nov 16, 2019 3

Nice hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great location for DPAC and Bulls. Nice bar. Rooms very minimalistic and modern. No towel bars in sink area is rather inconvenient. Thermostat is difficult to get to a comfortable temp....either really hot or really cold....wierd. But the worst part is the fact that it is next to railroad tracks....and 3 trains blowing whistles went by between midnight and 5AM.....not a good night's sleep. Really a shame for such a nice hotel.

Photo of Gabriella Byholm Gabriella Byholm
Dec 2, 2019 4

This place is super close to everything downtown and was just what we needed in a pinch. The room was amazing and very clean and modern. Parking was easy! We walked to a nearby pizza place and enjoyed our stay very much! Will be staying here again of ever we are back in Durham!

Photo of RobertsMom NC RobertsMom NC
Dec 4, 2019 5

We decided to stay here in order to avoid a late night drive home after the show at DPAC - which is a minute walk from hotel. We will be back. Loved the hotel. I loved the clean modern look of the lobby and rooms. Our room overlooked the green area that is currently displaying Durham Christmas Trees and a Christmas Tree Lot. Staff was attentive and room was clean. FYI: apparently there is a railroad line somewhere nearby. I could hear the train whistle in the middle of the night. I personally like trains and I’m a good sleeper but I know some folks wouldn’t care for it.

Photo of Alex Williams Alex Williams
Jan 2, 2020 5

Hands down the best hotel stay I've ever had. Front desk staff was incredibly friendly and helpful at all hours of the day. Bartender gave great recommendations for nightlife around Raleigh/ Durham. Clean room. Quiet. In walking distance to bars, breweries, cider, and restaurants.

Photo of Yvonne Hoffman Yvonne Hoffman
Jan 17, 2020 5

I loved this hotel. Our room looked out over the baseball field and apartments in the old tobacco warehouses. They were unique and modernized and the food places had great foods.

Photo of Karie Duncan Karie Duncan
Jan 27, 2020 5

I booked this hotel last minute and got a great deal! I wasn’t expecting to have so much space for what the I paid! The room was big, the bathroom and shower were clean, and the location was so convenient. We walked to a some local bars and restaurants in just a few minutes!

Photo of Kevin Mahaffey Kevin Mahaffey
May 22, 2019 4

Nice room, great location... Tobacco Road sports bar across the street is pretty good and very convenient. Also.... if the Bulls are in town, the stadium is also right next door. Easy walk for a ball game, hot dog, and cold beer... do it- you will have fun

Photo of Saviour Anyidoho Saviour Anyidoho
Apr 21, 2019 5

Very friendly and helpful service. We were on a 4 day road trip for work and arrived quite late at the hotel. The front desk was so welcoming and had everything ready for our meeting the next morning. The rooms are large and clean.

Photo of Charles Lawley Charles Lawley
May 12, 2019 4

We had a nice stay. Convenient to DPAC which is why we stayed. Room was clean, service was pretty good. We would definitely stay here again.

Photo of Melissa Harris Melissa Harris
Mar 30, 2019 5

Rooms are clean and roomy. Hotel staff was amazing. Parking is a nominal fee. 5 stars!!

Photo of Dee Dee
May 24, 2019 5

Beautiful, cute, boutique hotel. Large rooms, nice views and friendly staff.

Photo of Lisa Vines Lisa Vines
Jun 24, 2019 4

Nice, clean room with friendly staff. I did not like that there was no information sheet or book in the room with information about the hotel or surrounding area.

Photo of JustSomeGuy JustSomeGuy
Jul 8, 2019 4

Best thing going for them here is that they are adjacent to DPAC. And walking distance to/from the Durham Bulls ball park. That said, the bed was very comfortable, the room clean, and functional. I would not say luxury, but acceptable. I can't say I agree with the idea to not put basic hotel and area information in the rooms for the guests. They say "That is by design. We pride ourselves on customer service, and want to give you that kind of information in person"....Fail. No breakfast provided, or room service available. The xyz hotel bar might have been ok, we were not inclined.