4.6 out of 5

"If you want a vacation in NYC that allows you to walk to famous restaurants, entertainment, and museums this is the place. You will be within walking ... " More

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Hotel Description

Aloft Harlem places you steps from Apollo Theater and within a 15-minute stroll of Columbia University. Highlights at this boutique hotel include in-room free WiFi, free Internet, and plasma TVs.

IPod docks, cable TV, and free local calls are featured in all 124 rooms. Pillowtop beds, video-game consoles, and safes are also available.

At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and a 24-hour business center. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

You'll be 3.1 km (2 mi) from Yankee Stadium and 3.3 km (2.1 mi) from Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum with a stay at this 3.5-star Harlem hotel.

Aloft Harlem ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

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If you want a vacation in NYC that allows you to walk to famous restaurants, entertainment, and museums this is the place. You will be within walking distance to Sylvia's, the Apollo, and Studio Museum in Harlem, the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. But, the real reason to choose this hotel is the access to public parks. Morningside park has an awesome playground. Marcus Garvey is historic and the famous Central Park Zoo is a short ride away. And it is a short distance to the Bronx Zoo. You could say it is between the Zoos.

Posted by , from Michigan on Oct 14, 2017

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5 out of 5
Pros: Near subway.
Cons: Lager bathroom.
Location: Several nice small ethnic restaurants nearby.
Great hotel, great location, great vibe. Enjoyed the wonderful view from our windows.

Posted by , from NY on May 17, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great Hotel in Harlem, New York

Pros: The staff and people staying at the hotel. Quite clean and easy to manage around the facility. The staff answered questions with useful information.
Location: It was close to Columbia University- Teachers College within walking distance. Close to 125th street -lots of venders. Great restaurants in area.
The staff was so helpful, nice, and amazingly friendly. The room was clean and the facility was pleasant. The hotel was centrally located to reach other parts of town easily. Cab service was most accessible. The breakfast menu can be improved.

Posted by , from Brookline, Mass. on Sep 2, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great stay!!!

Had a great stay here at alof Harlem. I would definitely recommend it to anybody looking for a great room and a great rate.

Posted by , from Bakersfield, CA on Sep 24, 2013

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4 out of 5

Aloft Harlem - great location

This was my second time in  6 months staying at the Aloft. The rooms are comfortable and the staff is friendly and helpful. It's in a great neighborhood with wonderful resturants. You can walk ~ 12 blocks and your in Central Park! 

Posted by on May 11, 2013

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4 out of 5

A good uptown choice

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
We stayed one night at the Aloft Harlem. The room was bright, comfortable, quiet and clean. The staff was welcoming and helpful. The free coffee in the lobby is excellent. The neighborhood is bustling and apparently safe, at least during normal hours when we were on the street. There's a subway station about a block away, which is serviced by the express lines. This makes for easy, fast access to midtown (9 minutes) and downtown (20 minutes). The one negative for persons who don't handle stairs well is that the entrance to the lobby and registration desk is one floor below street level. There's a street-level elevator for handicapped access, but it's not clear how to use it, as one has to first check in, down in the lobby.

Posted by on Mar 22, 2013

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5 out of 5

Hotel was comfortable.

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet
The hotel was very nice and a special treat to have a flat 42inch screen TV. I paid for an additional night through the Hotel. I feel my information through Travelocity should have Been enough in registering. So that process should have been fine tuned and acknowledged the earlier registration.

Posted by , from Lou., Ky on Mar 21, 2013

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4 out of 5

Up to date and modern.

Pros: Free Internet, directv
Cons: location
The hotel was great from the moment we stepped into it. It is new, so everything looks great and is up to date. It is vey 'cool' for younger people in my opinion (I'm 23, my Mom wouldn't care too much for it). The rooms are a little small, but we didn't spend too much time in it so it did not matter. We had an issue with the battery on our phone dying despite being on the charger and they came and took care of it right away. Our only complaint was the location. We weren't really sure on what location to be in and not to be in and we went based on price and rating of the hotel. Harlem was a bit far from where we were doing things and it did not give me the safest feelings but like I said, we did not spend too much time in our room so it did not bother us.

Posted by , from Rochester, NY, USA on Aug 20, 2012

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5 out of 5

Excellent Hotel

This is a great Hotel to stay in. It is clean, confortable and it worths every penny.

Posted by , from Mexico on Jul 4, 2012

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4 out of 5

Safe neighborhood in Harlem

Pros: Free Internet
I was skeptical to book a room in Harlem because of its bad reputation and distance to midtown Manhattan. On the other hand, the outrageous prices near midtown compelled me to book a room with the Aloft Hotel. Aloft is affiliates of Starwood hotels- so i couldn't have done better. Upon arriving, the hotel is located on the nearest corner of Federick Douglas between 54th and 53rd street. The streets are sketchy at night- but never felt imminent harm upon arriving late in the night;sometimes the streets were empty. The hotel is about a 20 minute cab ride to midtown and a 10 minute ride via subway. There's a station 2 blocks away from the hotel. The hotel was kept clean and elevators were always accesible; it was never busy when I was there. Staff was very friendly and helpful to accomodate my stay. You can chose to have a maid service your room or opt out in exchange for $5 vouchers for purchases.

Posted by , from Los Angeles, CA, USA on May 23, 2012

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Property Features

WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Aloft Harlem. For a fee, parking is available. This 3.5-star New York hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 124 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Built in 2010
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) (11 km / 6.9 mi)
  • Train station: New York Harlem 125th St. Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Metro station: 125 St. Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Aloft Harlem offers 124 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and video-game consoles. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. 42-inch plasma televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include safes along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • Plasma television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Gaming console
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Aloft Harlem Hotel, New York has a fitness center with weights, elliptical and treadmills.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by noon

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 40 kg)


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Minimum guest age is


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: USD 250.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 11.5 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 45.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Aloft Harlem
  • Aloft Harlem Hotel
  • Aloft Harlem Hotel New York
  • Aloft Harlem New York
  • Harlem Aloft
  • Aloft Harlem Hotel New York City

You should know

  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.