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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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City Exterior Modern building Architecture Downtown plaza

Overview

Sleek, art-filled downtown hotel with buzzing dining and shopping, contemporary style and a flagship ESPA spa

The Look

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.

Beyond

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

The Joule
1530 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1229 Reviews
Awesome!
Reviewed 6 hours ago

We called last second and reserved a room 15 mins before walking in. Everyone was very professional and friendly. Complimentary Champagne or water was offered during checkin. Our room was clean, our breakfast was great and so was the fitness center. We will def. be returning when that super cool pool opens up April 1st!

Check them out!
Reviewed 2 days ago

This hotel is very cute and eclectic, in such a great way. The hotel is very beautiful and the rooftop terrace with indoor reception area is crazy gorgeous. If you need a wedding venue, check this place out. Was totally blown away by the rooftop spot. Food was okay, I was not impressed. But I loved the location, the hotel and all it had to offer. Check this place out.. it doesn’t disappoint!

BEST night-away from kiddies
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I just checked out of this surprisingly incredible boutique hotel deep in the heart of Dallas!! We planned a fun night away from the kiddies (and mother-in-law) and sped away to the city. A 30 minute drive and we walked into a very special place with a big eyeball staring up at us. We never heard the real story of the eye but believe me it’s cool! We arrived early and they checked us right into a huge King room, but we ended up changing rooms due to being across from the elevator. Honestly, I don’t think it would have been a problem the hotel rooms seem soundproof!! We ended up having a wonderful conversation with the manager and she kindly moved us to Room 802– even though we would’ve been OK to stay where we were. But, she knew we would LOVE the view of the big eyeball!! Everything about the room was perfect and so modern yet warmly comfortable. The bed & sheets were luxury A+!! We loved the set up of the room & the bathroom divided by the curtains— the shower was massive w powerful waterfall jets!

We ate almost the minute we unpacked and enjoyed the chicken sausage pizza at Americano located right inside the Joule! Delicious!! By the time we checked out the spa and inside pool we decided to wait until next time so we have the entire day to enjoy. ($50 per person for a day pass) The only disappointment for 2 grown-ups that wanted to play in the rooftop pool— it was closed up with locked doors to the outside pool deck. It would have been lovely to sit up there and enjoy the views, but we’ll come back when it’s warmer & pool open.

There was nothing we didn’t love or enjoy about our pampering 24 hours at the Joule! All the staff were kind and thoughtful and definitely made our stay more enjoyable. Thank you Jay for moving our bags 2x with a smile. Also, thanks Mike the bartender for the sample taste of the most expensive Cognac I’ve ever had (as my hubby & I snuggled in a cozy corner talking till midnight) The last perk— Thoroughly enjoyed having Apple TV in the room where we watched the finale of our show we’d been binging at home with breakfast room service! We can’t wait to come back to the Joule! 🙌🏼👁💛🍷

The Joule, Dallas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at this hotel several times and am never disappointed whether it is with my family or on solo business trips. The hotel and rooms are beautiful and the staff is always ready to accommodate their guests.

Cool Hotel, Great Service
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool boutique hotel vibe but with great service. Starting at check in, shout out to whoever checked me in it was easy and smooth and they held my bags while waiting for the room. People who work here are super friendly and helpful. There is a cool coffee bar off the lobby and a cool book store. Awesome art collection really distinguishes the property. Rooms were very well done and the on-site restaurants had solid food. All around an excellent property.