The Fairmont Dallas
What We Love
- An artist-in-residence program gives guests exclusive access to all-star talent such as locals Paul Peña and Pamela Nelson, former vice chair of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts
- A top-to-toe $10 million renovation to guestrooms and public spaces in 2013 coordinated by Dallas interior design firm Flick Mars
- Open year-round, the outdoor pool has great views of the Dallas skyline from morning to night
What To Know
- Membership in the Fairmont President’s Club includes perks such as free WiFi, use of Reebok workout gear, and spa discounts
- Need to work out? Try the Fairmont’s convenient fitness center or cross the street for access to the YMCA’s health club and spa
- There’s valet parking, but with so much to do in the area a car isn’t even necessary
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
The Fairmont Dallas fits right in with its Arts District neighbors, with colorful artwork on the walls and an artist-in-residence program that allows guests to watch the artists work and to experience the results through special events and permanent installations. All 545 guestrooms feature the luxurious touches you’d expect from a Fairmont, like Simmons/Empyrium pillowtop mattresses and iHome iPod docking stations, but an upgrade to a 18th-floor Fairmont Gold room or suite brings over-the-top furnishings and extras such as private check-in/checkout, free afternoon cocktails and canapés, and a private concierge. Local ingredients are the star of the menu at the hotel’s Pyramid restaurant — and it doesn’t get more local than the 3,000-square-foot herb and vegetable garden on the hotel’s rooftop terrace. The Pyramid bar puts a Lone Star spin on cocktails like the Texas Mule and the seasonal blood orange margarita.
In the Area
Take advantage of the Fairmont’s location in the Arts District to overdose on culture. Get the lay of the land with an architectural walking tour of the district, but be sure to swing by the Nasher Sculpture Center, which some call the best collection of modern sculpture in the world, and find your inner Zen with meditation, yoga or tai chi in the galleries at the Crow Collection of Asian Art. Stop to refuel at the food truck court, where you can sample traditional Texas-style barbecue at OinknMoo BBQ, po’boys and burgers at Rockin’ Rick’s, and Hawaiian shave ice at Enticed. After a full day of gallery hopping, head to San Salvaje, one of Texas Monthly’s best new restaurants of 2014, for fruity cocktails (try the pink guava caipirinha) and Latin fusion dishes such as fresh squid tacos and pumpkin-chorizo empanadas.
How to Get There
Exceptional accommodations and stay including cleanliness of the room, courtesy of the staff, the comfort of the facilities, and the amenities offered by the hotel. There was never a need to venture outside the confines of the hotel. It felt as though everything was all inclusive.
This hotel is charming and I love that it's older. The staff was wonderful, so helpful and respectful. This property was so convenient for me all of my children are close by and it worked out wonderful for me and unless they move, I will definitely stay here again. My daughter got engaged on this trip and we were all surprised. Overall a great trip and we all enjoyed the pool for a day at least.
My wife and I spend 8-10 weekends a year in downtown Dallas. We have stayed in most all of the luxury hotels, but always come back to the Fairmont. It is convenient to the shows and consistently delivers the best overall experience. We have never been disappointed. We can save a few dollars booking elsewhere, but we always come back.
Haven't been to the Fairmont in some time. I do miss the original Pyramid room and the Venetian room but; that's another review! I stayed there over a weekend just for a "staycation" and had a great time. The service is great, the pool area was nice (a little loud on the DJ) and the room was extremely spacious! Highly recommend an "old standby" for sure!
We stayed there while our daughter attended the National HOSA Convention. Our stay was very pleasant and comfortable. The rooms were amazing and the staff was very polite and accommodating. They answered any questions we had regarding the area