My husband and I visit Dallas whenever we can, frequently traveling with our dogs. We love the fact that more and more properties are puppy friendly, and have found several in Dallas that we enjoy for location, but not for elegance. We were there last month for a wedding and booked the Lumen because rooms were blocked off for the wedding guests bringing pets. We booked a small suite and got a beautiful apartment on the fourth floor. It had marble in the bathrooms,a full gorgeous kitchen, huge flat screen TV in the living room (a smaller one in the bedroom), comfortable king bed, beautiful décor and all of it was spotless. The staff was fabulous, from the valets to the managers. Everyone strived to make us feel welcome from check-in to check-out. The staff was professional and friendly - even offering to walk our dogs if we needed their help. The front desk staff always had a doggie treat (duck and cranberry biscuit, anyone?) and a smile for our pups. Although we did not get a chance to use the pool, it was beautiful - it had cabanas, couches, lounge chairs, etc. There is a furnished deck on the rooftop that is very comfortable and affords a great view of the area. The neighborhood surrounding the hotel (including the SMU campus) is lovely, especially for walking dogs. Please be sure to pick up after yourself, though. The hotel carries bags for just that purpose.
We had one meal at the restaurant, which I understand has been entirely redone at the front of the hotel when it was renovated last year. It is glass enclosed and very attractive, especially at night, when the bar is lit up against the night. Of course, we sat outside on the patio area with the dogs (they are very well behaved) and the wait staff brought out bowls for water without being asked.
The Lumen (and other Kimpton properties) have a happy hour every evening from 5 to 6. Although the selection is small, it was tasty, and very welcome at the end of a day busy running around Dallas. All in all, I was delighted with the choice and will definitely stay again in the future, with or without the dogs.
- 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