What We Love
- Glass-fronted pool cantilevers eight feet out from the side of the rooftop
- Flagship ESPA spa has signature treatments, vitality pool and crystal steam room
- Perks like free WiFi, Apple TV in guestrooms and free area car service
What To Know
- Street parking is tough, so most guests (and locals) opt for valet — meaning there's often a wait
- The pool and rooftop café are more sceney than family-friendly
- In-room coffee- and teamakers are upon request
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Three separate buildings — a neo-gothic former bank, a 1913 Classical Revival–style structure and a 1911 former Salvation Army — have been combined to create the strikingly contemporary Joule. Designed by renowned hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany, the public spaces juxtapose gleaming ivory-colored marble floors, glass elevators and a sleek Taschen library with such accents as mohair and leather chairs, a hallway lined with mosaics rescued from the original structures, and the vault from the old bank building.
Bed and Bath
Also showing the modern-but-warm Tihany touch, the 160 guestrooms and suites are decorated in serene jewel or earth tones, contemporary furniture, hand-picked artworks and photographs, with plenty of natural light from oversize windows. The bedding consists of 300-thread-count Sferra linens and Frette robes, and techno touches include Bose bluetooth radio and 47-inch flat-screen TVs equipped with Apple TV. The bathrooms feature ESPA amenities from the spa.
Following its expansion in 2013, the Joule now includes a retail corridor housing several upscale designer boutiques, including Tenoversix and Traffic, as well as a Taschen library and Weekend Coffee, which uses Victrola Beans flown in weekly from Seattle. At the lobby-level CBD Provisions restaurant and bar (named one of the best in town just months after opening), chef Michael Sindoni puts a modern twist on Texas traditions (think broiled Gulf oysters with absinthe whipped potatoes, and green chile pork tacos), while bartenders from NYC’s Cuff & Buttons have created a bar menu highlighting creative cocktails, regional craft beers and top Texas wines. The 8,000-square-foot subterranean ESPA spa — the brand’s U.S. flagship — has facilities that include a vitality pool, an ice fountain, a crystal steam room and a glass-walled sauna to enjoy before or after services. There’s also a fitness center and the famous glass-fronted rooftop pool, which sticks eight feet out from the side of the building.
In the Area
Downtown Dallas has enjoyed a total regeneration in the last few years, and the Joule enjoys a prime position to take it all in. Shoppers can’t miss the flagship Neiman Marcus department store, a registered historic landmark built in 1914 that happens to be right next door to the hotel. The city’s art scene is world class, and many of the top spots are a short trip using the hotel’s free area car service. Don’t miss the indoor/outdoor Nasher Sculpture Center, the treasure-filled Dallas Museum of Art and the stunning, eco-friendly Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Near the Arts District, One Arts Plaza features restaurants, outdoor seating and live music spaces.
How to Get There
My husband and I are Dallas locals ans have loved satying at the Joule for over 11 years now for special occasions. This time i was a little surprised by how small out room was but still fine for the price i guess and always clean and beautiful. The hotel is so close to everything downtown you can walk or uber easily. The only reason Im not giving it 5 stars is this time at checkout, we found that the pool waitress and somehow kept the cash we paid our entire 400 tab with and specifically stated we did not want it billed to room. We had to hassle with it when we left but were refunded. Also, there were not enough chairs to accomodate the pool area and it was irritating having to ‘fight’ for chairs. That was a first. Hope next time is better. No late checkout was available but early was.
We decided to do a staycaytion in downtown Dallas, and after reading reviews, looking at lots of properties: pictures of the rooms and especially the pool area (since swimming was definitely on our itinerary) we chose the Joule. We could not have picked a better place. We were immediately impressed with the interior of the hotel and were welcomed by the front desk staff. We were upgraded to a room with a king bed (we had booked through a third-party vendor and had originally been assigned a much smaller room with just one double bed) without even asking – wonderful surprise. Our room was immediately ready, even though it was only 12:00 noon. First stop after a quick change in our beautiful room was the pool! We got nice comfortable chairs poolside and received fast, friendly service from “Dave”. The food (chicken panni) was super delicious and the homemade potato chips were SO good. The pool had a nice vibe and the water was the perfect temperature for cooling off on a hot day. Loved the view from the glass wall at the end of the pool and the rooftop.
After a quick shower and change, we were off to see the sights… upon our return to the hotel we noticed we had received “turndown” service, our toiletries were nicely arranged on the counter for us, and we had two huge glass bottles of VOSS water with a note welcoming us to the hotel. We felt like VIPs!
I can’t say enough nice things about this property…it’s wonderful! From the staff, who all were warm, welcoming and accommodating… to the comfy bed, best shower I’ve been in (message settings and rain down – I could have stayed in there all day). I highly recommend this property… it’s so beautiful and they really, REALLY know how to treat their guests.
What a lovely hotel in the heart of downtown Dallas. The service from start to finish was exceptional. We enjoyed a fantastic meal at Americana, a refreshing drink poolside, and a lovely evening in our well-appointed suite. Great shopping is found nearby and museums are a short ride away.
I booked a room at The Joule to celebrate our 25th anniversary and could not be more pleased with that decision. I spoke with Fernando Velazquez a few days before our arrival and explained it was a special night for us. He was quick to offer many opportunities to make the evening spectacular. Upon check-in, we were provided with an upgraded room that was incredible. Even the bellhop approached us to express congratulations on our anniversary and let us know he was ready & willing to get anything we needed! The rooftop pool and bar is an awesome oasis in the city and my wife really enjoyed some relaxing time and fun drinks in the late afternoon. While at the pool, the management delivered a wonderful treat of sparkling wine, fruit, chocolate-dipped strawberries and a hand-written note congratulating our milestone. The next morning, we enjoyed breakfast at CBD Provisions, which was delicious. After breakfast, my wife went to the spa and returned saying it was the finest massage she's ever experienced. It simply could not have gone better!
Great Hotel in great location near lots of restaurants and shopping. Spent almost a week here and spent A LOT of time at the pool and the service was great up there even though it wasn't really peak season quite yet. Room was great as well as service