Was in Dallas doing business near the Galleria area, but had heard about the NYLO hotel from a friend. Decided to stay in Plano and booked the hotel through their web site. Paid $149 for 1 night. Web site was easy to use and showcased the hotel well.
Hotel is located in a field all by its self. From the exterior, it doesn't look like your traditional hotel. Even the signage is unique. If you were just passing through the area, you wouldn't know it was a hotel.
Once you enter the the hotel through the big red doors (kind of reminds be of going to Talbot's Department Store), you enter into a very trendy hotel lobby. Very unique lobby layout and furniture. Front desk agent was pleasant and shared with me the highlights of the hotel (i.e. free WiFi and where to find breakfast). It was late and I asked if there was dinner room service and he said no, but if I was nice, he might be able to deliver it to my room. Also asked about airline miles for my stay and was told they weren't available.
The rooms are unique. I'm still not sure if I like them or not. I do like that they're 'different' - i.e. warehouse feel, new, trendy, etc. But didn't like that I felt really cramped. The desk faced the wall and although it was on rollers, it was difficult to turn it far enough to work and watch TV. The TV was a nice flat screen on a wall mount that pulled away from the wall far enough to be seen from the desk around the corner. Bed was very comfortable. Unique designed actually placed the bed in front of the window, but a step up each side of the bed allowed me to get in behind the bed in order to look out and see the courtyard below.
I loved the shower and especially the 'rain soaking' shower head. However, the lighting in the bathroom was really the worse lighting I ever experienced in a hotel bathroom. Florescent lighting is not for me. Bathroom door is a sliding door you'd find in most warehouses. Bathroom was separate from the room, but isn't fully enclosed. The walls don't go all the way to the ceiling either. For a single traveler, no big deal. If there are 2+ in the room, the sounds from the bathroom could be heard in the room.
I arrived late and just wanted to order room service. No luck. Had to go to the restaurant and place and order and then ask for it to go. I ordered french dip and it was very good. Breakfast was also good cooked to order along with a nice selection of other items.
POOL / COURTYARD / BUSINESS CENTER:
To get to the pool you have to go through the restaurant, which is a really crazy design. If I was traveling with my family, it'd be very awkward. The courtyard was well groomed, but with temperatures over 100, no one was outside. There was a huge fireplace lit at the pool. This seemed very strange. The hotel promotes itself as a 'green' friendly hotel and according to the welcome letter, they purchase renewable energy credits. But to me it seemed like a complete waste of natural resources to keep a huge outdoor fireplace lit when no one was outside and it was in the middle of a HOT Texas summer! Business center is tucked off in the back corner of the restaurant. Went there to print my boarding pass in the morning, but lights and computer were turned off. It was an Apple computer so didn't venture too far into its applications. Printed my boarding pass at the airport.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- NYLO Plano--the original NYLO hotel--blends NYLO's signature urban, industrial design with classic Texas comfort to provide an unmatched and highly social hotel experience. Business and Leisure travelers alike will enjoy chic loft-style accommodations, NYLO's signature LOCL Bar & Restaurant, a heated outdoor pool, a state of the art gym, and 1,800 square feet of meeting and event space. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nylo Plano At Legacy Hotel Plano
- Nylo Hotel Plano