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Hotel Lawrence

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   302 South Houston Street, Dallas, TX 75202 (Downtown Dallas)
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Ranked #130 of 188 hotels in Dallas
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Geelong
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Lawrence because I was making a flying visit on my way to DC and New York. I only wanted to see where JFK was assassinated and the old red museum and so the Lawrence was perfectly positioned for my purpose. I opened the window and took the photo that accompanies this review. WOW! The Lawrence is... More

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Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Stayed the weekend of Dallas Comic-Con so the elevators were always packed and only one was working. The hotel was clean but the vestibule/ entrance reeked of moisture and was always musty smelling. Oddly, this did not spread into the lobby, it stayed in the entry only so I guess that was good. The room was on the small side... More

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Andrew H, General Manager at Hotel Lawrence, responded to this review

We want to thank you for your review, and your positive comments. We have put forth an effort to ensure that the hotel is clean and our breakfast is superb as we plan and coordinate our upcoming renovation. We are always thrilled to see that guests notice these concerted efforts. We look forward to your return! More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I travel a lot. Probably way too much. So I get my fair share of hotel stays worldwide. I stayed there because there was not anything else available downtown (now I know why), so despite the negative reviews of this hotel, I took my chances. I can say that, without a doubt, this is the worst place I have ever... More

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Andrew H, General Manager at Hotel Lawrence, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and your experiences after your recent stay. We are disappointed that you encountered an issue that we should be able to resolve, regardless of the hotel's age. It is important for you to know that we are under new ownership and management with a renovation being... More

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

In spite of the truly horrendous reviews this property seems to receive, I booked it anyway--purely because of its proximity to Dealey Plaza & the sites related to the JFK assassination. I am SO glad I did! I am accustomed to staying in historic, boutique hotels (I seek them out in fact, preferring them to the sleek, cookie-cutter chains so... More

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Andrew H, General Manager at Hotel Lawrence, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for your glowing review! We recognize our proximity to Dealey Plaza is a huge plus, and we hope future guests will take the opportunity to visit the Sixth Floor Museum when they stay with us. There are so many things to do in downtown and we are in a fantastic location. We look forward to your return... More

Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This Hotel is ok. Our room was clean and quiet. Furniture fairly new and in good shape. The place has seen better days. Cost about half as much as the other Downtown Hotels. Good location downtown. Staff very friendly. Our room, 516, the Toilet is too close to a supporting column! Not easy access. All in all, not bad for... More

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Andrew H, General Manager at Hotel Lawrence, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We want to present a value to our guests as we plan our upcoming renovation which will give us a fresh new face. We appreciate you taking the time to post your thoughts and we look forward to your return. More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I understand the Hotel Lawrence has some historical value, but as a hotel itself; it leave much to be desired. Its very old and unkempt. Rooms are small and fairly dirty. The elevator works sometimes. Its just not a "nice" hotel if thats what you're looking for on your trip to Dallas. The 2 positives of my stay: #1: The... More

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Andrew H, General Manager at Hotel Lawrence, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am very happy that your interactions with the staff were positive and agree that our location is one of our biggest assets. We hope that you had a chance to use our wireless Internet and to enjoy our improved breakfast as we try to add value. We are focusing on improving our overall cleanliness... More

Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The hotel is near Union Station, Dealey Plaza and the Texas School Book Depository. But everything else is far and without a car, you will spend most of your time trying to google directions and transport to get anywhere decent. Their internet is free and quite good, though. The room was sufficient for my stay with a queen bed and... More

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Andrew H, General Manager at Hotel Lawrence, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we appreciate feedback so we can know how we are doing. We are pleased that our increased bandwidth is noticeable, and that our service is seen as being improved. A renovation is being planned for the future and we hope you will return to stay with us again in the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for two nights. I normally stay in budget accommodation but I wanted to stay in downtown Dallas. The location was great, I could see Dealey Plaza & the Book Depository from my room. It was very convenient walk to everything. However the walls are paper thin and I was kept awake by loud televisions and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Others reviews have been right, some others maybe a little harsh .. but if you're a frequent business traveler, you will see many older hotels like this and know what to expect. The hotel does need some renovation, but it's not horrible. The elevators are indeed old, but are still smooth and very fast. People who are scared of these... More

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Andrew H, General Manager at Hotel Lawrence, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences after staying with us, without guest feedback we would not know how we are doing. We have upgraded our Internet recently and are thrilled that someone noticed the speed that we are now offering. We look forward to your return! More

Thailand
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

It was cheap and it was near the Kennedy memorial sites. That said, there's nothing else positive to say about this hotel. A historical site itself, there could at least have been some attempt in the lobby to preserve and highlight the past, but it was a dreary place to enter and the graffiti on the elevator doors didn't help... More

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Andrew H, General Manager at Hotel Lawrence, responded to this review

Thank you for finding the time to write your review, we need to hear from our guests in order to know how to improve. We are not satisfied with the current conditions and they will definitely be improved in the near future. We are currently planning a major renovation that will resolve these items and bring an incredible new fresh... More

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Address: 302 South Houston Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Location: United States > Texas > Dallas > Downtown Dallas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lawrence 3*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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