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
The best in customer satisfaction and service. I loved the atmosphere, not at all stuffy or pretentious. Great location if you need to be downtown. The valets, like Michael along with the 'Bellhops' or door guys, are always right there with a helping hand when needed or smile and friendly greeting. The rooms are huge and clean. Great hotel stay.
Wow. This hotel is such a treat! It is liking walking back into time with updated amenities. With a fun 7th floor roof pool and bar to the high end stores, workout room and modern day breakfast/coffee shop and even a swanky barbershop that stayed busy the whole time. You could stay all weekend and never want to leave. The staff is friendly, rooms are nice, several elevators (which are beautiful as oddly is that is to say) so you never wait long. This would be a great romantic get away, a great place to meet clients or a great girls weekend hotel!
Staying at the Adolphus hotel is always a great experience for me when I come to Dallas from the moment I enter to the moment I leave. The valet manager Kwame and the whole valet team also deserve recognition for how fast and helpful they were every time I valeted my car