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Old Jan 25, 18, 12:12 am
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Aloft Seattle Sea-Tac Airport [Master Thread]

So I was looking to have an alternative to the dreadful Four Points Seattle Sea-Tac (it doubles as a casino too with homeless people roaming the hallways...it actually happened during my stay there) and I saw that the Aloft Seattle Sea-Tac is supposed to open Feb 1 according to the SPG website. When I try to book a room, there is nothing available until March 1. Is this normal for a new hotel opening or is there anything special I can do in order to get a reservation for early Feb? I would much rather stay somewhere new near Sea Tac. I have a 6 am flight so really looking to stay near the airport while still earning SPG nights or else I would stay at the much nicer SPG hotels downtown.
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Old Jan 25, 18, 10:36 am
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Likely it has been pushed back a month, but try calling them perhaps?
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Old Jan 25, 18, 12:33 pm
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I was exited about this new prospect, but the location is not desirable at all. Unfortunately, I will give it a pass. That area....ugh....

ETA: I would rather look at the Airport Marriot.

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Old Jan 25, 18, 2:14 pm
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Despite the "No Prostitution Zone" signs as one approaches the area, I have never felt unsafe the couple of times I stayed at the FP. More that besides a McDonald's and fast food Mexican joint there's nothing much nearby for a traveler. The hotel itself was safe enough, though rooms are quite sterile. Had to get SPG to add missing incidentals points here each time. Not particularly recommended.
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Old Jan 25, 18, 5:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Points Scrounger View Post
Despite the "No Prostitution Zone" signs as one approaches the area, I have never felt unsafe the couple of times I stayed at the FP. More that besides a McDonald's and fast food Mexican joint there's nothing much nearby for a traveler. The hotel itself was safe enough, though rooms are quite sterile. Had to get SPG to add missing incidentals points here each time. Not particularly recommended.
The new Aloft is located in the other direction not directly on International Blvd, surrounded by some $40 "motor inn" type hotels known for some questionably activities. Definitely not an area where I would feel comfortable at night and with absolutely nothing but some parking lots and a 7-11. I understand the relevant authorities are trying to spruce up the area and change the reputation, but honestly I'm scratching my head a bit at Starwood's decision to build a new hotel in that area.
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Old Jan 25, 18, 5:29 pm
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The Aloft is next to the Hampton Inn & Suites, which is a decent property. I'd give them a chance.
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Old Mar 4, 18, 11:10 am
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I just stayed here over the weekend. The property itself is OK. Only about 1 mile to the airport. The shuttle back to the airport runs at :15 and :45, 24 hours per day. Room size is tiny and not so soundproof. I wouldn’t bother to stay here unless you are aiming for the spg platinum status.
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Y'all are making me nervous. I used pts to reserve one night for a 14 hr layover at SeaTac. I likes the idea of a close hotel with a shuttle. It's a long 2 days of travel and I probably won't do anything but grab a quick dinner and crash. I need a reliable shuttle to catch a very early flight. Will I be able to grab something for breakfast at 4 a.m. or am I better off heading straight to the airport? Thanks for the help.
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Old Mar 23, 18, 11:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Sweetone View Post
Y'all are making me nervous. I used pts to reserve one night for a 14 hr layover at SeaTac. I likes the idea of a close hotel with a shuttle. It's a long 2 days of travel and I probably won't do anything but grab a quick dinner and crash. I need a reliable shuttle to catch a very early flight. Will I be able to grab something for breakfast at 4 a.m. or am I better off heading straight to the airport? Thanks for the help.
just head straight to the airport.
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Old Mar 23, 18, 11:30 pm
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Originally Posted by CBear View Post
The new Aloft is located in the other direction not directly on International Blvd, surrounded by some $40 "motor inn" type hotels known for some questionably activities. Definitely not an area where I would feel comfortable at night and with absolutely nothing but some parking lots and a 7-11. I understand the relevant authorities are trying to spruce up the area and change the reputation, but honestly I'm scratching my head a bit at Starwood's decision to build a new hotel in that area.
It would be a developer's decision, not Starwood. Frankly, I am confused why everyone is so terrified of this area - if you think Sea-Tac is so bad, trying spending a night near Newark, Miami or LA airports. I've stayed at the FP frequently, and received suite upgrades almost every time (the last stay was upgraded to a giant two-floor duplex apartment). The airport distance is a little sketchy especially mornings with the traffic on WA99, but there is nothing wrong with the hotel and I've never seen dangerous or homeless people or prostitutes near or in the property. I hate Aloft hotels, so I would do the FP in a heartbeat.
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Old Mar 24, 18, 2:31 pm
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The FP is further away, in a sketchier area actually, and not the most "together" property in terms of shuttle, points posting, etc.
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Originally Posted by Points Scrounger View Post
The FP is further away, in a sketchier area actually, and not the most "together" property in terms of shuttle, points posting, etc.
Ok. So last month I actually booked the FP Des Moines, because people told me the FP Downtown was a bit shabby. I like a hotel with cheap or free parking, since we will be renting a car and mostly visit Boeing Factory and Museum of Flight. I don't want to spend more then $250 a night, so my options are limited. Now I'm ready these not-so-good comments about the FP so could you clarify?
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Originally Posted by kevinflyaway View Post
Ok. So last month I actually booked the FP Des Moines, because people told me the FP Downtown was a bit shabby. I like a hotel with cheap or free parking, since we will be renting a car and mostly visit Boeing Factory and Museum of Flight. I don't want to spend more then $250 a night, so my options are limited. Now I'm ready these not-so-good comments about the FP so could you clarify?
I've stayed there multiple times since it opened...you will be fine here.
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Old Mar 25, 18, 7:39 am
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Originally Posted by kevinflyaway View Post
Ok. So last month I actually booked the FP Des Moines, because people told me the FP Downtown was a bit shabby. I like a hotel with cheap or free parking, since we will be renting a car and mostly visit Boeing Factory and Museum of Flight. I don't want to spend more then $250 a night, so my options are limited. Now I'm ready these not-so-good comments about the FP so could you clarify?
The shuttle issues are anecdotal but I believe they are likely accurate, I have had posting issues here more than once. As for shadier, keep an eye out for the Prostitution Free Zone signs as you enter Des Moines. At least the Aloft is convenient to a 7/11, while the FP has very little nearby except a McDonald's and Mexican joint. FP room I found sterile as well. But, that's me ...

With a car, you should do fine at the FP.
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Old Mar 25, 18, 7:50 am
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IIRC some other airport hotels at SEA charge a fee to use their airport shuttles, including the Marriott at $6 per person (priced as a RT I believe).

Are the aloft and FP airport shuttles free for hotel guests?
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