My husband and I stayed at the Lumen Hotel the weekend of November 9-10, 2012 to visit my brother, who is on the faculty at SMU. He suggested we stay at this hotel due to its close proximity to the campus and the building where he teaches and has his office.
I think we were in the newer wing. Our room was on the right front part of the building as you look at it from Hillcrest Avenue. In general, we really enjoyed our stay. We did find the food at The Front Room a little over-priced. But then, perhaps all restaurants connected to "boutique" hotels are pricey. We only ate one breakfast at the Lumen as there are many other places to eat within a 10-minute walk of the hotel. Our food was good and the oatmeal was incredible. I don't think I have ever eaten such sweet and juicy red raspberries before.
One comment that I read over and over in reviews was that the room didn't have a window or was small. The hotel lists not only the amenities but also the size of each room offered. The least expensive rooms are advertised as having no window. And dimensions of each room should allow each prospective guest to figure out if the room they are booking is big enough.
We started out with a reservation for a Queen Deluxe room, but took advantage of a three-day sale in early December to upgrade to an Imperial room with two double beds. The room was large, the shower did not look out into the room and we had a nice street view. We heard a few doors closing on Saturday night, but I have heard louder doors in other hotels.
The wine tasting hour, which we enjoyed on Friday, was a lot of fun and both of the Canyon Road wines we sampled were excellent. I enjoyed the pool Saturday afternoon. It had been warm for several days before we arrived so the water was a perfect temperature. Sunday morning I borrowed a bike (complimentary) and found the Katy Trail, which took me into the city, ending at the American Building. It was about a 4-mile ride round-trip, picturesque and flat.
We agree with most other reviewers that the beds were super-soft. Perhaps that is why we didn't hear slamming doors. We were told the the hotel was completely booked that weekend.
We would stay at this hotel again. Jody P
- Also Known As:
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- Hotel Lumen, a Kimpton Hotel, brilliantly illuminates your stay in Dallas. Ideally situated across from SMU campus and adjacent to the swanky Social bistro, its chic retro style provides modern comfort that feels fresh and inviting. Located in the affluent Park Cities neighborhood, our luxury boutique hotel is near exceptional shops, restaurants and museums. The hotel is also close to the Dallas World Aquarium, Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas Art Museum and the American Airlines Center. ... more less
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