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
The information and help from Cari and Philip was excellent. Cari spent time explaining options, made great recommendations for visits and restaurants. Philip was also most helpful. Concierge service at its best.
We were here for a conference at this hotel. The hotel was very nice. Our room was a corner room and was a nice size and even included a area with a desk. It was was clean and quiet. The beds were comfortable. There were enough outlets for our electronics in the room. The bathroom was a nice size and it was very clean. I would say that the water pressure was not very good it took forever to get the conditioner out of my hair (and my hair is very short). For the price, it was ok.
I also want to comment on the food. The hotel restaurant was not great. My husband had pancakes one morning and said they were almost the worst he had ever had. We tried to have dinner there but the menu was too much even in the bar - nothing we could eat - all very exotic food.
I’ve just had an amazing 4 days in Dallas for a convention and I’ve got to say the Fairmont is a beautiful hotel.
The first couple of days I relaxed by the pool which was just beautiful.
The weather was sensational but being by the pool kept me nice and cool.
The rooms were spacious and very very nice, the food was spot on and the service was exceptional.
Would definitely come back here again.