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“THE ADOLPHUS shines on with The French Room” 5 of 5 stars
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Adolphus Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1321 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75202   |  
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Ranked #25 of 188 Hotels in Dallas
Arlington, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“THE ADOLPHUS shines on with The French Room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

My husband and I returned recently to The Adolphus for a brief getaway, and The Adolphus was as grand as ever. Great experience from beginning to end, with a lovely room, world-class knowledgeable (and personable!) service on par with any of the stellar hotels I have stayed at in NY, London or Paris. Truly a crown jewel for the city of Dallas. The most fabulous part of the getaway was the sublime dining experience at The French Room where Carlos made spot-on perfect recommendations for all of our courses (just place yourself in Carlos' capable hands, you will be SO glad you did) and sommelier Richard Patino paired wonderfully inspired wines. Looking forward to a return visit...as soon as possible!

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed a getaway weekend to the Adolphus. The hotel is absolutely gorgeous, the rooms are beautifully furnished, and it really is a magical place. The old world elegance is breathtaking compared to other modern looking hotels. We stayed in a very large junior suite.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The story of how such an elegant 1910's hotel was built in Dallas is an interesting one. It's all thanks to beer by Adolphus Bush....

The hotel is still elegant in a stodgy sort of way. The public areas are all wood paneled, patterned thick carpets, and sink into arm chairs. If you want to experience the style of the Guilded Age, the lobby is the place to be.

I stayed in a very lovely, large corner room that was very clean and comfortable. With a plus: wifi available without extra charge. The bathroom was fine, with a walkin shower. I wish the towels were a little thicker though...

I was there only one night so the only dining experience was breakfast. It was good, ample, and quite reasonably priced.

Since I travel a lot I don't usually "commit" to one hotel over another; I like to have different experiences. However, my next overnight trip to downtown Dallas will certainly include another stay at the Adolphus.

Room Tip: As usual, a higher floor is best if you don't care for city street noise.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We stayed at The Adolphus Hotel this past weekend for the Dallas Marathon. This is the second time we've stayed here and it did not disappoint. This is a historic hotel and the decor inside give you that image. Many people complain that this hotel is too old looking but it's very elegant. The lobby is gorgeous and I've had the luxury of eating at the famous French Room, which is fantastic. The hotel was nicely decorated for Christmas. They had a beautiful Christmas Tree in the lobby area. The staff here is always very helpful and courteous. The check-out time is at 1 pm, which was great for us marathon runners. It gave us plenty of time to get back and check-out.

The rooms do need some updating. We stayed in their Executive Suite which has plenty of room for my wife and I. There's a large sitting area, good size table and many chairs. The bathrooms are rather small but are very functional. There was a light out in the bathroom, which is a little disappointing that the cleaning staff would not see this minor detail and correct it. The bed was very comfortable along with the pillows. HDTV's are pretty standard in hotels now and this hotel did have a nice one.

We love The Adolphus! We've lived in the Dallas area for many years and it's a hotel that represents the early days of Dallas hotels. Dallas has many new modern hotels in the downtown area that we've stayed as well, Joule, Hotel ZaZa, Omni, Ritz Carlton and A-Loft. All of these are really nice as well but for the price and the character, The Adolphus is a great downtown hotel within walking distance of many attractions. It's near Neiman Marcus for shopping and many area restaurants such as the Iron Cactus, Dallas Fish Market and Campisi's. It's also very close to the Dallas Convention Center and federal buildings.

Give this hotel a try and you'll be brought back into an elegant time of Dallas.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shreveport LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

A friend of mine and I came to the Adolphus for the Dallas Half Marathon. It was a perfect location for this event. We were able to walk directly out to the start of the race. The valet and concierge guys out front were always polite and knowledgeable. The room was very large and clean. Beds were very comfortable. The concierge even gave me directions out to avoid the traffic. Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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
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Randolph, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I attended a 3 day conference and stayed at the Adolphus. I have stayed there a number of times and always enjoy the dependable comfort, cleanliness, and decor. It is a great hotel, full of old world elegance and beauty, conveniently located in downtown Dallas. Holiday decorations in the lobby are stunning. Staff is friendly and very helpful. Looking forward to the next visit.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

I booked this hotel at the last minute for business, and went only by going on website photo's, and was blown away when I got there. It was an absolutely stunning hotel,the lobby is beautiful and the room was amazing and huge. Service by the staff was faultless, and it was a fantastic location. I would love to come back and stay here if ever in Dallas again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
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Additional Information about Adolphus Hotel

Address: 1321 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75202
Location: United States > Texas > 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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 188 Hotels in Dallas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Adolphus Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 432
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Adolphus hotel is an urban classic, with Lone Star tradition and cosmopolitan style. Travel + Leisure readers voted it one of the top 10 large city hotels in the Continental U.S. and Canada. The latest Zagat Survey ranks the hotel's French Room the #1 restaurant in Dallas for food, decor and service.Main Street entertainment and nightlife just outside our doors! ... more   less 
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