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The Joule, Dallas
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1530 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201 (Downtown Dallas)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 192 Hotels in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Flint, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Love!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed staying here and are looking forward to going back. Atmosphere is comfortable and peaceful. Restaurant was great. The spa is serene and a must do again. My husband loved the frette towels and was online the next day looking for some.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New Hampshire
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31 hotel reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I stayed here to attend a meeting and found the staff to be among the most accommodating I have ever experienced in an urban hotel. Everyone went out of their way to be helpful. The pattern was repeated by every employee we met, no matter their role.

Rooms were very modern - with a sophisticated lighting system that I will admit challenged me. When I could not figure out how to turn out the bathroom sink light at night, I had to call the desk for help, and they patiently walked me through it. I sensed I was not the only person who had ever done this.

The beds were very comfortable, and the room was quiet - always a plus in a city. The shower was spacious and the shower heads were great - two of them. A bit odd is the fact that the toilet room was on the other side of the entry from the sink, but this was not a problem, just a curiosity.

I like to exercise when I travel, and I found the fitness room to be spacious, pleasantly cool with modern, well maintained equipment, towels, water, fruit and earphones. Machines had their own television screens.

The hotel is about 6 easy walking blocks from the 6th Floor Museum of the Dallas School Book Depository which chronicles the assassination of JFK. I visited by myself without a reservation midweek in February, but I can see that a reservation would be wise at any other time. It was an emotional experience. The hotel is conveniently located near excellent restaurants.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Worth, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Really classy hotel. Everyone, & I mean everyone, was very polite, nice, & professional-- in a very non-stuffy way. Rooms are clean. Beds are comfy. New towels delivered in the morning & during turn-down service at night. Also, it is located in a interesting part of downtown Dallas. Lots of shopping & good eating/drinking places. I would have given this place 5 stars except 1) the commode areas are not exactly private-- i guess it is the new upscale cool thing, but I don't care for it. Nor does my wife. Also, we were there for a large wedding. The lobby bartender was soooo slow. I mean real slow. She was a very nice person-- but, real slow. You would think that the hotel would staff-up for a large, and expensive, wedding. However, like I said, she was very nice & friendly. The situation was resolved about 45 minutes later when 2 other very nice, and faster, bartenders showed up. All in all, this was a very nice & classy experience. We would absolutely go back. Oh... go & see the eye sore across the street. Yep, it is a real large sculpture of an eye. Ask the valets to explain the story behind the eye sore.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Once of the nicest hotel's I've stayed at!

When entering the hotel:
- Valets and doormen outside the hotel, willing to help with anything!
- Friendly reception staff
- Bar on ground floor is nice, again staff are great (only thing is that the bar is an extension of the lobby so not huge, but still okay)

Rooms:
- Decent room size
- Very clean, housekeeping is very efficient
- Recently refurbished so everything is new
- Large flatscreen TV, although for some reason not directly in front of the bed which I found a bit weird
- Wifi throughout the hotel
- Lighting control system for the room, very advanced
- Bose stereo, also Apple TV as standard

Bathroom:
- Again a good size
- Nice, powerful rainshower
- Very nice spa toiletries

Room service:
- I ordered breakfast and dinner, both were good (although dinner felt a bit small!)

Other:
- There are a lot of nice touches with this hotel, for example they have a free car service to take you anywhere within 5 miles... the cars are also beautiful - Audi A8 long wheelbase (loads of toys). The drivers are great
- Make sure they show you how to use the features in the room, especially the lighting system
- Very nice Mexican restaurant next door
- I didn't get the chance to use the gym but it looked very nice.

Overall highly recommended, I'd happily stay here again.

I've been to Dallas several times, this is by far the nicest hotel there.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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McKinney, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Amazing, amazing hotel! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, the hotel's lobby was simply stunning, and our penthouse was absolutely breath-taking. Our view from the penthouse overlooked Dallas entirely and provided a breath-taking rooftop access & balcony view---not to mention a well-stocked mini bar and gorgeous master bedroom and bathroom. The joule went above and beyond to make our girls night memorable and fun!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This is the best place to stay in Dallas, excellent staff and service. The rooms rock, so many great touches that makes your stay so enjoyable! Great local beers in the mini bar. I highly recommend a stay-cation at the Joule!

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Johns Island, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Great property, excellent staff, and beyond compare. From the moment I arrived and let them know my luggage would hopefully arrive at some point they were all over it i.e. Tooth brush, any toiletries on site, CVS nearby, anticipating the luggage arrival, and delivery they were all over it. Dinner in the restaurant was stellar, accommodations beautiful and comfortable. Friendly, warm, southern hospitality. Definitely the must stay at venue while in Dallas!

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1530 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Location: United States > Texas > Dallas > Downtown Dallas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Dallas
#3 Business Hotel in Dallas
#4 Romantic Hotel in Dallas
#7 Family Hotel in Dallas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Joule, Dallas 4.5*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Joule, named for the international unit of energy, occupies a revitalized 1920's neo-gothic, landmark Dallas building. The hotel is well into a two-year $78 million renovation and expansion expected to be complete by early 2013, including a subterranean spa by ESPA, new suites and multi-story penthouses, the TASCHEN Library and retail by TRAFFIC Los Angeles and TENOVERSIX. A visual masterpiece from award-winning designer Adam D. Tihany, the hotel creates a tasteful union of Old World quality and contemporary design with original marble flooring, richly colored fabrics, custom millwork, chrome, glass and populated throughout by original artwork from names including Andy Warhol, Tony Cragg, Adam Fuss and Richard Phillips. In addition to uniquely designed guestrooms and a spectacular penthouse, the property currently includes a cantilevered glass rooftop pool and bespoke lobby environment. Set in the heart of a burgeoning downtown, adjacent to the flagship Neiman Marcus and within walking distance of the internationally acclaimed Dallas Arts District, the hotel is ideally located. The Joule - an artfully delivered experience in an iconic setting infused with energy, style and passion. ... more   less 
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