We stayed at the Aloft Santa Clara this past weekend for our 4 year anniversary, and I really can’t speak highly enough of our experience.
The hotel is only about 9 weeks old, so the hotel is shiny and new and funky and everything cool that you’d expect from an Aloft. From the moment we arrived to when we left the level of service we experienced was outstanding.
Ryan had told the General Manager before we arrived and spoke to the receptionist as well, letting them know that it was a very special weekend for us, and they were so accommodating – we didn’t actually expect anything really, because we’re aware that Aloft hotels generally don’t provide extras.
But they did. From the Happy Anniversary from the receptionist when we first walked in – to a knock on our door Saturday afternoon, where we were given a celebratory gift of wine glasses, wine, and a handwritten congratulations card.
It was pretty amazing.
Aside from that excellence, the bar staff were also so lovely, and the bar itself was a standout for comfort and atmosphere.The room was great, bed was super comfy, all those good things.
The location is a bit tricky if you didn’t have a car, but a close enough drive to anywhere you might need to go. They also have a pool that’s open 24/7 which is pretty crazy.
The Aloft is a Starwood Category 5 hotel, so 12,000 – 16, 000 points per night.