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 Hotel “used to be grand”, it is dated and past its time. I guess if it were in New York that would be acceptable. The Pyramid Bar was so crowded it was impossible to be served. On one occasion when I was actually able to order a drink it arrived about 20 minutes later. The next day I checked my bill and I was charged 10.00 for a large party charge......Laughable.........yes! I disputed the bill and also the fact that I noticed that my bill also included items from the snack tray that I did not take. I disputed that and the manager was almost argumentative. I told him, that I did take the 9.00 bottle of water but that the other 2 items were missing when we entered the room. The water pressure is horrible. It was a dribble of a shower....The valve had to be replaced while we were there for the tub/shower because the water on the second night would not turn off. All in all, we had a great time with our friends. The room was large and spacious. I think the errors that I listed above were oversights of the housekeeping, and a slightly rude manager.
The best thing about the room was that it had a closet and the room was spacious.
We just stayed at this Fairmont Nov. 1st-3rd for a wedding. Let me say the staff was exceptional. But the hotel leaves A LOT to be desired. The art hedges on medieval, the sheets are cheap and the showers, at least on the 21st floor are a bit like standing under a waterpik to wash. We asked for house keeping to fix the problem, which they said they did, but there wasn't any change. The hotel room doors are like painted black curtains. And the hallways, gloomy. I have stayed at The Fairmonts in Boston and Ottawa, Ca, so maybe I was spoiled, but I was so excited to stay here, and so very dissapointed.
So I came on business to Dallas and was going out and left my anklet on the TV table. The next day I wanted to put it on and was looking for it. The management are telling me it is listed as a missing items, why will my stuff be missing if it was not stolen. This anklet was stolen I have never experienced this before. I live in Dubai where pple don’t take what does not belong to them in a hotel like yours this is disappointing.