Often staying downtown means an older hotel building with smaller room. Not the case at the Joule. You will have the convenience of staying downtown but the luxury of a modern, spacious and beautiful room. I think the room would be best described as SEXY! Although the Joule is in the heart of downtown, the room was extremely quiet and great block out blinds. We slept sooo well. The fitness facility is one of the best I have seen in a boutique hotel and open 24hours. I loved the pool area...felt like I was in West Hollywood. Only suggestion to the hotel is turn the heat up on the pool a few more degrees. We will definitely be staying at the Joule the next time we are in Dallas!