Review: Aloft Seattle SeaTac Airport
For anyone who’s ever stayed near SeaTac before catching an early morning flight or during a really long layover, it comes as no surprise that the options near the aiport aren’t particularly sexy. Well, now there’s a new option in town: the Aloft Seattle SeaTac Airport.
This past weekend, while we were attending FTU Signature Seattle, we decided to stay at the hotel where the event was being hosted, so that we could spend as much time with attendees as possible. But, when we heard from our SPG Platinum Ambassador that the new Aloft Seattle SeaTac Airport was opening the same weekend, we decided to pay them a visit.
Location, Location, Location
They’re located one mile from the airport, and they offer a 24/7 shuttle to get back and forth. If your intention is getting into the city, they’re by the Link Light Rail which will take you pretty much anywhere worth seeing in Seattle.
Being an Aloft, one can expect an elevated millennial look and feel, with funky lighting and atmosphere music, and you will be greeted by young, cool people, as you would expect from the brand. From their website:
Energy flows and personalities mingle in a setting that combines urban-influenced design, accessible technology, and a social scene that’s always abuzz.
The lobby is open floor plan and starts with a circular check in counter, with the Re:fuel pantry off to the left side. You can expect light snacks and drinks all day and night. Off to the very far right of the lobby, you can find the bar, but not before walking past tons of seating areas, a large dining table, a pool table, a fireplace and more.
There’s a really nice, large gym room, complete with all of those machines you probably don’t know how to use and wouldn’t be using even if you did, but maybe that’s just me.
The rooms are very nice, especially considering this is an airport hotel. If you’ve been to any of the airport hotels near SeaTac, you are already used to the very limited and generally disappointing offering. They are either expensive, very old and poorly maintained on the one hand, or cheap, scary motels on the other.
The rooms at the Aloft Seattle SeaTac Airport are new, and they certainly feel like it too. They even smell new, considering they just opened their doors Feb 23. And man, do they look good. I have always liked their minimalist cool feel every time we’ve stayed at Alofts around the world, like this one in Abu Dhabi, the largest aloft in the world.
You’ll find a comfy bed (with cool pillows), a small desk to take care of all of your (blogging) needs, a closet, safe, a coffee station and a very nice bathroom with a roomy shower with very nice water pressure.
I fell in love with the Seattle art atop the bed, but I don’t think they would have appreciated my ripping it off the wall.
How to book
This is a Category 3 SPG hotel, which means you will need 7,000 Starpoints a night, or possibly a better option is to fork over the $123/night they’re running with right now. If you ask me, a very good choice to have available should you ever need to stay near SEA.