I stayed one night at The Magnolia during a business trip on June 24, and really enjoyed my stay. Briefly, here are my pro/cons as business traveler:
Wi-Fi. Great wi-fi. Hats off to Magnolia. No problems. High speed. VPN compatible. This is often a hotel-created issue for me, but couldn’t have been happier. Each device is issued its own specific wi-fi key.
Unique Hotel Experience. Because the hotel is built into an historic office building, the floor arrangements are very different, as are the rooms. I had a corner room facing east, and had windows on three walls. The bedroom itself had a foyer due to the building layout. I cannot speak to other rooms, but I liked Room 2007 for reasons above.
Breakfast. The hotel, like many others, offers a free breakfast. However, breakfast here is real treat. Scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage were great. French toast was decent. Coffee was good, and they serve yogurt, several juices (in pitchers), fruit, a variety of bagels and cereal. I made it to the evening cookies and milk soiree, but thought breakfast was the best food offering.
Location: I really liked the location in downtown Dallas. There was a CVS pharmacy very close, as well as some great restaurants and bars. Easy to get around.
Shuttle: The hotel offers a free shuttle service around the downtown/uptown area, which saved me a taxi ride.
Elevator. Unlike some older hotels (think NYC) that have just 2 elevators, this hotel has a bank of six
That seemed to be working all the time. The interior is art deco (original?). Classy.
Valet parking. Not that this was a huge issue, but I hate paying for valet. Service and crew were excellent.
No pool. Don’t stay here if you want to spend a hot Dallas afternoon by the swimming pool, because, they don’t have a pool. This would have been a bigger issue if I was staying for leisure and/or with family.
Overall, I really liked it and hope to stay again, soon. Recommended for business travelers or conference attendees.