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Old May 6, 13, 11:10 am   #1
 
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Arrow Aloft Silicon Valley, CA (formerly W Silicon Valley) [Master Thread]

The hotel as reopened as an Aloft, and I'm on my second stay since the reopening. Overall it looks to be the same property with a nice refresh of the carpets, rooms, etc.

Just a few comments / thoughts...

- No room service anymore, which I used to use, but there are still plenty of places nearby

- The snack bar where you can buy drinks, sandwiches, etc. is behind the front desk, so it is a bit hard to browse

- No real update to the gym, which is what I was really hoping for

- I hope they participate in the Smart Check In program at some point

- Rooms are pretty much the same with a refresh, so the rooms are quite nice / large for Aloft
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Old May 6, 13, 11:23 am   #2
 
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- No real update to the gym, which is what I was really hoping for
Thanks for the bummer! (Seriously, saves me a drive-by or disappointment&early check-out.)
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Old May 6, 13, 7:10 pm   #3
 
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Nice hotel but needs some paint & TLC. Hope the renovation does it.
I will go back to this property as an Aloft.
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Old May 14, 13, 7:21 am   #4
 
 
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Nice job on the mostly soft refurb, pics here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/1066814...eat=directlink

New carpets in the hallways, new light fixtures in hallways, room carpets look new, new paint and finishes throughout, new shades, blinds, furniture finishes, coffee makers are back in the rooms now. Logo/lobby updates and signs on and outside the building all updated. TV had the new remotes and all digital and HD programming. Free water for all (Nestle). I got two bottles, FDC said they are refreshed daily.

Overall, a positive refresh of the property IMO.

No change to the hard product, same bathrooms, kitchenettes, room layouts, etc. (though the toilet may have been replaced in this room, not sure.)

The rooms are still huge here as noted above. The standard room is an L-shaped studio suite.

ETA: Same breakfast buffet .. continental is $15. Coffee is still good and free at the breakfast buffet.

I think the main change for me is 250 points welcome amenity points instead of 500 when it was a W.

-David

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