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 stayed in this hotel a few times. The hotel is great and the staff is just as good. Great bar area for business or pleasure. Friendly/knowledgeable bartenders and wait staff. Knife restaurant is second to none. I highly recommend this hotel and restaurant to anyone staying in the Dallas area.
Located close to SMU and Love Field with great southern hospitality! Was at the hotel for a conference and could not of been more pleased with my room and the hotel amenities. Stayed on the 3rd floor close to the elevator had a limited view. Excellent on site restaurant and room service. Very helpful and friendly staff.
We have been coming to Dallas to visit our daughter at SMU. Many times we stayed at The Highland Dallas. The last time was August the 8th. The airline had mechanical troubles with the aircraft and they provided us vouchers to stay that night. We called The Highland hotel and asked specifically if they took the airlines voucher. It was late at night. The lady consulted and told us to come and they will accept those vouchers. Sadly the service was not the usual and few weeks later our credit cards were charged for the night without any explanation. We called the hotel and explained the situation. The gentleman in a very inappropriate tone told us that that was the policy of the hotel and it was bad luck for us. Obviously, that was the last time we will stay at that place. Many more choices around SMU with great and cordial service. Examples: The Warwick, The Lumen, The Magnolia close to campus and several on Uptown. Thank you
We have loved the Highland ever since we first discovered it in 2015! We have always made this our SMU home when we are visiting our son. The location across the street from SMU, the complimentary car service to campus, Knife,etc., makes this hotel one that you will not regret staying in. We will be here again in the Spring for Fraternity Parents weekend and the hotel is very convenient to all functions that Fraternity/Sorority weekends entail!
This was a nice hotel. The valets are very attentive and quick. Things were very clean. The bar was also very nice. The room was cleaned well each day. My biggest complaint would be that the water pressure was very low and we were only on the 3rd floor and the tub facet was falling out of the wall. Mini bar had a nice mix of things, but was on the pricy side. Location was great and Mockingbird station across the street offered a nice selection of restaurants.