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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Quick checkin, decent sized room, plenty of tables available for breakfast, with a Starbucks on site so overall a good hotel for a few nights in a business trip.
But the hotel looks a bit tired so could do with a refresh, especially the rooms and corridors.
We stayed at the Fairmont for my husbandÃ¢ÂÂs birthday. We live in Dallas but wanted a little getaway. Staff was great, William, the Doorman is a gem! Room was spacious and nice and we had champagne and strawberries waiting on us when we arrived! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will be back!
Staff is nice and friendly. accomodations clean. very old plumbing could use an upgrade. a 10 minute shower will take you 30minutes because of the trickling of the water from the fancy shower head. otherwise, good for the cost. I would recommend it. the only thing is that if you are in Dallas to sightsee, this might not be a good location. it is far from a lot of things.
The Lawn and Landscape staff chose the hotel and I am so glad they picked Fairmont Dallas! I do not have any recommendations for improvement. As mentioned earlier everything was not only perfect with the hotel even the gift shop had awesome people. We were greeted with a smile by everyone!
Great location; friendly staff who seemed genuinely interested in our conversations but the rooms are a little tired (for the price). Cannot fault the cleanliness of room/bathroom. Pool most welcome and it was cold water (very very refreshing in the 34 degrees) but we were only able to order beer (served in a plastic cup); I was keen to sit back with a cocktail...alas.