The hotel was originally built in 1922 as the office and headquarters for the Magnolia Petroleum company - later to become Mobil Oil.
It remained the tallest building in Dallas until 1964.
The is no doubt the place has slipped from grandeur somewhat, a kind of ageing architectural rock star, but the elegance of the 20's is still there in high intricately tiled ceilings, ornate beaux arts add-ons and a kind of dilapidated sheik.
Maybe less like an ageing rock star and more of an old gay uncle…
My room was on the 5th floor and still picked up some noise from the street but nothing that actually kept me awake through a Friday and a Saturday night.
The space was generous and comfortable with a good desk/office area, lounge and even a little entrance hall. The bathroom is equally luxurious with acres of mirrors and a great double bath.
The position in the centre of downtown is as convenient as anywhere else in Dallas. Walk to the farmers market in one direction – go the other way to Dealey Plaza and the Kennedy memorial, the historic district or visit any of the great public spaces around the city.
Overall it offered a great value for money for a city centre hotel with the added extras of a history and a beauty that made me feel just a little bit special and was far more interesting to stay at than perhaps more functional hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Magnolia Hotel Dallas Downtown is a downtown Dallas, Texas hotel near American Airlines Center. This boutique hotel offers extended stay accommodations, corporate lodging, and venues for weddings & meetings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Magnolia Hotel Dallas
- Dallas Magnolia Hotel