The Highland Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton
What We Love
- The Highland is the first hotel in Curio - A Collection by Hilton
- The hotel is Green Key certified
- 24-7 room service from the hotel's restaurant
What To Know
- The hotel offers free shoeshines and a morning newspaper
- Valet wait times can be lengthy on busy Friday and Saturday nights. Be sure to call for your car ahead of time
- Valet parking is $25 per day
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Checking in at the Highland Dallas is about as close to becoming a local as you can get. This 198-room boutique’s concierges and staff are seriously proud of Big D and always ready to connect you to the top of the town, whether setting up a fitting at the original Neiman Marcus or reservations at Marquee, Bistro 31 or any of Dallas’ other buzzy restaurants.
Bed and Bath
Geometric patterns and a palette of blacks and dark woods are livened by cowhide cushions and ottomans, and yellow throws and pillows strewn over plush beds. Big bathrooms have soaking tubs and walk-in showers in selected rooms, and the amenity list is long and playful: watch shows on the 32-inch flat-screen or enjoy organic snacks from the minibar, which is stocked with Texas beers and Mexican sodas.
The Highland is a Dallas destination unto itself. Its outdoor infinity pool has a mini-Miami vibe, with private casitas for dining, drinking or even an outdoor massage. It also sports a state-of-the-art gym and the Exhale Spa, which offers a full menu of treatments along with yoga instruction. Sweat it out on the elliptical, perfect your Downward Facing Dog or enjoy a collagen-building Lift facial, and then get done up to start your night at the hotel’s free wine reception. The party heats up downstairs at Knife restaurant, where the mixologists pour Texas-style cocktails, like the signature Southern Heat: Milagro tequila and Cointreau with muddled cucumber, jalapeño and lime juice.
In the Area
Explore the garden and interior spaces at the Renzo Piano–designed Nasher Sculpture Center, where you’ll see pieces by Joan Miró, Picasso and Richard Serra. Venture into Dallas’s Bishop Arts District, a hip, bohemian enclave, for great shopping — Dirt Flowers has fantastic housewarming gifts — and restaurants. Even if you can’t score tickets to a Dallas Cowboys game, a tour of AT&T Stadium is worth the drive for a tour of its contemporary art collection. No joke — this football stadium really houses an interesting art museum. Check out the Southfork Ranch for a tour and experience the lifestyle made famous by J.R. and the rest of the Ewings.
How to Get There
I've been to 1000s of hotels across 30 counties and this one is at the bottom of the barrel. I was given a room with a view of the expressway...No big deal right? WRONG! This hotel is not sound proofed and it sounded like I was sleeping on the highway ALL night. No break from the noise. Another colleague of mine was given the other side of the hotel and did not have the same issue. However, when staying at a hotel you shouldn't have to find a room that allows you the ability to sleep. Lastly, this is basically a coffee free hotel. No coffee pot in your room nor is it offered in the lobby. All around a joke of a hotel...I'd highly recommend finding alternative options.
I love this hotel, it is very clean and the staff is very friendly. My friends are I hung out at the pool and had drinks and food, the food was delicious and the atmosphere couldn’t have been better! We are already planning our next visit for this summer!
Stayed here two times in a two week period and have to say I was impressed with the property.
Stylish design, courteous staff and ample amenities, The Highland is a wonderful hotel near SMU in Dallas.
Rooms decor is modern/contemporary, with nice large flat screen TVs, supple linens and feather pillows on the bed and enough electrical outlets near the bedside to keep all your devices fully charged and, more importantly, accessible.
The in-hotel restaurant, Knife, is quite good, and the "free" breakfast for Hilton HHonors Gold Members was a nice touch (which was actually one of the reasons I returned to the hotel a week or so later).
There is a Spa next to the hotel, which offers a range of services at reasonable rates.
The pool and spa at the hotel also offer a nice escape after a long day.
Additionally, the Mockingbird Station complex across the street offers a lot of easy dining options, a yoga studio and movie theatre if you find yourself with free time.
The only downsides to the hotel are the obligatory valet parking ($22/night) and the bathrooms (especially the showers) are slightly out of date compared to the rest of the hotel.
A solid property I would highly recommend on your next trip to Dallas.
This hotel has obviously been renovated, but they've done a really nice job. Our room was not completely quiet, but not so bad as to complain about. The restaurant on the main level, Knife, is EXCELLENT. (Best French toast I've EVER had!) We will definitely consider staying there again!
We always feel welcomed at this hotel. The staff is well trained, efficient and friendly. The ambience of the space is beautiful and calming. The restaurant is fabulous- we have eaten there every time we visit SMU.