The Adolphus, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- Decorations with history—a Guggenheim-owned Steinway, museum-worthy tapestries—and Beaux-Arts architecture
- Pianist in the lobby
- Downtown location
- Memorable meals at the French Room
What To Know
- Don’t expect nightlife — the hotel attracts a civilized crowd
- Old-school aesthetic
- It's best to make a reservation for afternoon tea in the hotel's Lobby Living Room
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Built by beer baron Adolphus Busch in 1912, Dallas’s Adolphus Hotel remains a favorite among distinguished visitors. The gilded beauty is full of Anheuser-Busch symbols: The eagles and hops leaves are icons of the Budweiser logo; the harnesses that suspend the lamp from the ceiling were used by the famed Clydesdales. But the chandelier isn’t the only piece with a fascinating history. Those tapestries? Woven in 1661, they’re two of six in the world — the other four live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. That grand piano? It’s an 1893 Steinway once owned by the Guggenheims. A Louis XV grandfather clock stands next to the elevators; across from it, a Regency oak frame circles a huge mirror.
Bed & Bath
The Adolphus’s guestrooms range from 400-square-foot executive suites to sprawling two-bedrooms worthy of the queen (yes, she stayed here in 1991). Though they’re modern re-creations, the lamps and tables in the guest quarters mimic the lobby’s aristocratic aesthetic. Marble bathrooms have deep soak tubs and fluffy robes.
The hotel’s crown jewel, the French Room, has vaulted ceilings and walls covered with rococo murals. Well-heeled diners sup here on classic French cuisine underneath Murano glass chandeliers. Across the hall, sip a single malt by the black marble hearth, which is topped by an intricately carved mahogany mantel. Also be sure to linger over a graceful three-course English tea served daily from 3-5 pm.
In the Area
Refine your wardrobe down the street at Neiman Marcus’s flagship store. See works by Matisse, Picasso, and Giacometti at the Nasher Sculpture Center, a well-edited collection with indoor and outdoor exhibits. Dallas’s arts district garnered national attention with the opening of two impressive venues: the Dee and Charles Wyly Theater and the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House. At Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck Dallas, you’ll find sushi and stunning skyline views, courtesy of a dining room floor that completes a 360-degree rotation once every hour.
How to Get There
Whitney, the concierge at the Adolphus Hotel, provided a wealth of knowledge and background about the hotel and some of its lesser known history. She was super friendly and amazingly helpful in answering my questions in the tastefully appointed front lobby. Whitney helps make the Adolphus shine!
Very welcoming check-in personnel. Rebecca is a smiling, friendly and helpful check-in receptionist that made sure my reservation was exactly as I had made using the online reservation system.
Our room was very large, comfortable, clean and well appointed. The bathroom was large, with great lighting, and a great walk-in shower with large soft bath towels.
The purpose of our trip was a weekend get away to dine in the fabulous French Room in the Adolphus. Our waitperson, Connie, is very friendly and very knowledgable of the menu, as was able to answer any questions my wife and I had. We always request Connie as our waitperson because of her friendly manner and knowledge of the menu.
I have been to the Adolphus several times in the past couple months for different social things, and every time has been an incredible experience! In addition to the beautiful atmosphere and character of this luxury property, everyone there is always so happy, nice, and helpful! Emily at the front desk is an absolute gem. My husband and I are not big spenders and are usually there on a special rate, but they never treat us any less than gold! Love love love this property!
Stayed her for a few days while in town for business and it was an excellent experience. My sister was also in town for business and she regretted not booking at The Adolphus. My room was in excellent condition and very spacious. Hoping to come back with my husband for a weekend trip.
I recently stayed at the Adolphus Hotel and had the wonderful privilege of connecting with Whitney Dawn Gochinas. She is in a class all by herself, as she is the absolute best Concierge I have ever worked with. Ever! I have seen a few, as I travel almost every week for work & am a platinum guest with Marriott.
If you plan on staying at the Adolphus, I highly recommend finding her & introducing yourself. You will find a very polished, highly capable professional that enjoys going above & beyond to delight you. She will enhance your trip with a wide variety of options and resources and will manage & confirm all accomodation on your behalf. Connect with her in advance of your stay and you will receive a confirmation email, reminders prior to the event she schedules and a follow up email post event to thank you for the opportunity.
I'm a hotel snob and the rooms are phenomenal! The hotel restaurant was fantastic. Healthy and delicious Mediterranean food. The hotel has a wonderful charm & its clean! I am looking forward to my stay in August.
I will be calling Whitney prior to arriving again for recommendations.