The large, year-round pool with cabanas and an outdoor fireplace
Free bike rentals for exploring the area (get one with a basket to stow your shopping scores)
Plush tiger-print terry robes and yoga mat in every room
Daily wine tasting hour
What To Know
Flimsy towels in otherwise sumptuous bathrooms
Distracting TVs in bar area visible from restaurant
Parking on site
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Boutique mash-up of color, whimsy and modernism with New American fare and wine happy hours
1960s bachelor pad. From the outside the hotel resembles a nondescript office building, but inside the feel is something a hipster Hugh Hefner might cook up. The lobby is dominated by the shimmering pool, which lies just beyond the all-glass entryway, and two groovy sitting areas: one in tones of turquoise, orange and brown, the other a sunken square sofa near the front desk that pops with reds and golds. Throughout the interior are fanciful stainless steel sculptures — a bird in a saguaro cactus, a fat maître ’d — by local favorite Brad Oldham.
Bed and Bath
Upstairs, the decor is tamer. The rooms are heavy on white, with a muted grayish teal as the accent color on an oversize chair and the padded wall behind the low platform bed. The wide bathroom door folds open to a white-tiled space where the main attraction is a large glass shower with a fat rainfall showerhead.
At the hotel’s Front Room restaurant, chef Tim Bevins makes traditional dishes seem new by adding unexpected ingredients: fennel and artichoke together with blue crab; candied pecans with sweet potato ravioli; pickled chanterelles with roast chicken. For dessert, the cashew pot de crème topped with cashew brittle tastes like God’s gift to the sweet-toothed.
In the Area
The hotel is surrounded by leafy University Park, adjacent to the SMU campus and the George W. Bush Presidential Library. But those who are not here for scholarly pursuits will love exploring Snider Plaza, which is within walking or biking distance. Dig for treasure at Snider Plaza Antiques Shops or the fun, all-denim Blues Jean Bar. Refuel with a tabouli salad or Greek chicken pita at Zoe’s Kitchen. A bit farther away and a few notches up the chic scale is Highland Park Village, where top designer boutiques (Jimmy Choo and Tom Ford) mingle with shops with a more local sensibility, such as haute botanical boutique Avant Garden.
6101 Hillcrest Ave
Dallas, Texas 75205
How to Get There
The closest major airports to Lumen, a Kimpton Hotel are:Dallas, TX (DAL-Love Field) - 5.8 km / 3.6 miDallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth Intl.) - 24.5 km / 15.2 miThe preferred airport for Lumen, a Kimpton Hotel is Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth Intl.). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.