Aloft Harlem

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Aloft is the first of two higher-end Harlem hotels. Part of the Starwood family, it offers a design-led, environmentally focused experience. Everything about this property is modern and hip, from the lighting fixtures, clean lines and color splashes in the lobby, to the oversized stylus-and-vinyl artwork adorning the guest rooms. Aloft offers 122 rooms, each decked with a plush platform bed, 42-inch flat screen, mini fridge, oversized shower, Bliss Spa products, ergonomic workspace and free WiFi. There is no restaurant as such, but Re:fuel is a cafe offering snacks on demand, and W XYZ is a trendy nightspot with cocktails, music, pool and even live performances. If you’re hungry, you could do worse than make the short trip to Sylvia’s or Red Rooster. And if you do, you’re going to need to use the Re:charge fitness center, which is open to guests 24/7. Aloft Harlem also offers one of New York’s greenest hotel experiences. Natural materials like cork and sustainable wood veneers are integrated into the hotel’s design. Showers feature product dispensers to reduce landfill litter from non-biodegradable bottles (unused soap is recycled and distributed to domestic homeless shelters or countries that are in need of it), and all rooms have recycling receptacles. Meanwhile, guests are encouraged to participate in the Make a Green Choice initiative in which they earn a $5 food/drink voucher for each night they decline housekeeping services and re-use towels. Aloft is located in the heart of Harlem, a block from 125th Street and just steps from six subway lines.

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Venue name: Aloft Harlem
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Address: 2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd (Eighth Ave)
New York
10027
Cross street: between 123rd and 124th Sts
Transport: Subway: A, C, B, D to 125th St; 2, 3 to 125th St
Price: $169–$400 double. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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Amai

My second time staying at this Aloft Hotel in Harlem and probably my last. The hotel is conveniently located to the hub of Harlem activity on 125th Street close to the Apollo Theatre. The staff is pleasant. The rooms are very small and clean. However, for the amount of money per evening, you receive very meager accommodations. Aloft Harlem has taken "minimalism" to the minimum.