Magnolia Hotel Dallas Park Cities
What We Love
- Free buffet breakfast, wine and beer reception, and cookies with milk
- The newest addition to the Magnolia brand, this Park Cities hotel is well located for downtown Dallas, Southern Methodist University, Fair Park, American Airlines Center, North Park Mall and more
- Park Cities Grille serves an international mix of favorites and healthy fare
What To Know
- Free WiFi, self-parking, local transfers and shuttles to/from Dallas Love Field airport
- Formerly a Holiday Inn, but you wouldn’t know it thanks to an $11 million revamp completed in 2015
- The Park Cities locale makes it a popular choice with business travelers
- Some rooms have views across the highway
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In northeast Dallas’ Park Cities enclave, this former Holiday Inn opposite South Methodist University reopened after an $11 million revamp in 2015. Now part of the Magnolia hotels family, expect the brand’s signature mix of fresh, contemporary interiors, a communal bar/restaurant/games room Lounge, and perks galore (free breakfast, WiFi, wine hour, airport transfers and more). Guestrooms feel fresh and modern, with floor-to-ceiling windows, flatscreen TVs, sofas, work desks and, in most, refrigerators. The simple tile bathrooms are outfitted with standalone or over-tub showers. On the dining front, room service is available from 6 am to 11 pm, or there’s the buzzy Lounge area for the free breakfast, wine hour and milk-and-cookies spreads, as well as a la carte dishes from the healthy, international menu. A favorite with business travelers thanks to the location near ACE, Davaco, MV Transportation and more, the hotel also offers a 24-hour business center, zippy WiFi and 12,000 square feet of meeting space for up to 500 people.
In the Area
Explore the garden and interior spaces at the Renzo Piano–designed Nasher Sculpture Center, where you’ll see pieces by Joan Miró, Picasso and Richard Serra. Venture into Dallas’s Bishop Arts District, a hip, bohemian enclave, for great shopping — Dirt Flowers has fantastic housewarming gifts — and restaurants. Even if you can’t score tickets to a Dallas Cowboys game, a tour of AT&T Stadium is worth the drive for a peek at its contemporary art collection. No joke — this football stadium really houses an interesting art museum. Check out the Southfork Ranch for a tour and experience the lifestyle made famous by J.R. and the rest of the Ewings.
How to Get There
After much confusion about my reservation upon check-in that they said was sorted, I still had to spend another 15 minutes the next morning at the front desk sorting everything out (after an early morning fire alarm evacuation). Also, when I checked in, they handed me a room key and told me I was all set, but I then I had to tell them there was no room number on the key envelope, nor had they told me what my room number was (shouldn't that be the one thing that one of the three people checking me in should have known to do)? Also, giving me the WiFi password should be standard as WiFi is included in my reservation. My key card never worked on the first try, and finally on the last night after several trips to the front desk, an engineer came to replace the door battery (which is great, but I wanted to go to bed, not spend half an hour trying to get into my room). I return home to find out that the hotel has charged me for 2 nights (or I assume that is the huge charge...they are looking into it today supposedly) that were already pre-paid. The amount of time I have wasted with the incompetence of the hotel is 100% not worth the money I spent. The rooms were VERY outdated, the shower had mildew and rust, the bath towel had holes in it, and the air unit sounded like it may at any point implode (but if you like a weird sound machine to sleep, maybe that's a good thing). Hopefully these things will be rectified after the renovation.
I booked this hotel well in advance and have stayed there many times when it was under different ownership/name. It is a great location and convenient to SMU campus and downtown Dallas.
The outside has been updated, but I have no idea about the rooms. I didn’t get that far.
I booked a room for last night DIRECTLY through their own website. Upon arrival a little before 10pm, the guest services person went to get her manager along with my ID and Credit card into an office.
Seems that even though I had a printout confirmation of my reservation, including an email from the hotel confirming my reservation, and another reminder on Monday about my Wednesday reservation, they did not have a room for me.
Perhaps old school booking by telephone is the ONLY way to get a room here. Pathetic that their OWN website does not secure a reservation.
Avoid this place at all costs. The smell in the hallways is overbearing, the sheets still had makeup on them from a previous guest. They let some people check in early while they tell others they can’t. This happened to me and it caused me to miss a great deal of my conference yet they let others in my conference check in early. I went for a conference here and I will never stay here ever again. Oh and they changed their name to the the Beeman Hotel from Magnolia Dallas Park Cities on 11/01 and I guess they forgot how to function properly. Lots of the front desk staff were rude and Sarah has no idea what she’s doing. Whoever they are just do yourself a favor and don’t stay here. They also mistakenly charged my card when my company was taking care of the reservation. I have been diligently trying to get this resolved because this is an error on their part and I just keep getting passed around. I’ve spoken to about 10 different people and no one can fix this for me. Terrible customer service, gross hotel, beds are rock hard.. the only redeemable part of the hotel are the shuttle drivers and shuttle service. Again, STAY AWAY.