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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Management needs to pay more attention to detail. Assigned room had not been cleaned when I checked in. No one picked up when I called for room service. Front desk did not relay order to room service when they said they would. Conference room was not set up as expected. AV guy was not there that day and no one else understood the equipment which delayed our meeting. When ordering food in the conference room, it was suggested that do not order off the main menu as that would be too complicated. No hot water on the first day. Expect more.
The front desk staff is AMAZING. Super friendly and helpful with lots of suggestions of where to eat and what to do around the hotel. The room was clean and comfortable. the Knife restaurant was great as was the service. The room service was great to with a super friendly waiter. I would definitely stay here again.
Beautifully appointed, exceptionally clean, spacious. I had noisy neighbors and a pretty crappy view from the 3rd floor, but don't know if that can be helped. The highlight was dining at Knife - highly recommend.