We were looking for a local hotel with some character for a night to celebrate our anniversary. Even after living here 15 years I was aware of the Melrose. This is is a gorgeous hotel with old-school charm in a vibrant area of Dallas. The lobby is beautiful, the front desk was very informative about the property. Our room was small, but nicely appointed, yet still had an older hotel charm about it. We went down to the Library Bar twice that evening and enjoyed it. While it was mostly filled with business men, we enjoyed our time(s) there. We chose to walk to dinner and quickly noticed no-one else was doing the same. The area certainly felt safe, but being mid-August there just weren't many people out and about. There are plenty of places within a mile to eat or drink for sure. We will definitely go back for another celebration in the future.