Have stayed at Lumen a number of times. The hotel has been recently renovated. Kudos to Kimpton for adding a very cool vibe, nice pool, great restaurant (I believe it is independently owned), and trying to create a great small hotel. Location remains outstanding. Close enough to downtown and to Greenville Avenue to enjoy, right next to SMU, and sitting in the midst of Dallas' high-end neighborhood Highland Park. Unfortunately, the hotel is noisy. Many rooms have a view of a cinder block wall, thus resulting in a dark room. Additionally, the shower is located in most rooms facing the bedroom. I guess if you are alone it is ok, but when traveling with anyone else it is just plain strange. Overall I am going to give the Lumen an "A" for effort and a "C" for results.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lumen, brilliantly illuminates your stay in Dallas. Ideally situated across from SMU campus and adjacent to the swanky Social bistro, its chic retro style provides modern comfort that feels fresh and inviting. Located in the affluent Park Cities neighborhood, our luxury boutique hotel is near exceptional shops, restaurants and museums. The hotel is also close to the Dallas World Aquarium, Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas Art Museum and the American Airlines Center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Lumen Kimpton