- Introduction: Weekend in Dallas
- Review: Brushy Creek Vineyard
Review: Yama Sushi
- Review: Kona Grill
- Review: The Adolphus
- Review: Mudhen
- Review: Sixth Floor Museum
As I stated in the trip introduction post, I planned this weekend trip at the very last minute. I knew that I wanted to stay in downtown Dallas, but not at the Crowne Plaza again.
I searched the Marriott app and narrowed my search to two options: Dallas Marriott City Center and The Adolphus, Autograph Collection. Both hotels offered a military rate of $135. The Marriott City Center and The Adolphus offer a Marriott Rewards member rate of $199 and $265, respectively. I used my Marriott Rewards credit card to pay for this stay. I earned 5 points per dollar and also received a 25% point bonus because of my Marriott Rewards Gold status. I chose the Adolphus mostly because of this picture:
After getting through the disappointing service at Yama Sushi and more of the same at Kona Grill, I was happy to finally get to the hotel. The parking at the hotel is valet only and costs $32 per night. Since there is little public parking nearby, I valeted my car.
A nice bellman offered to walk me to the check-in counter, I declined (due to lack of cash on me), but he insisted. We entered a door to the left of the main entrance and made our way through a winding hallway before emptying into the lobby area.
The place is beautiful…
Got side tracked, back to the check-in. The friendly desk clerk welcomed me and thanked me for being a Marriott Rewards member. She also gave me a little history about the hotel. Adolphus Busch, one of the founders of Anheuser-Busch, built this magnificent property in 1912. After the brief history lesson, she informed me that I would be upgraded to a Premier Double King Suite. What?! This particular room goes for $313 per night. For my two nights, I got almost $400 in value from the room alone.
The room, 2003, was on the 20th floor (The Concierge Level). After exiting the elevator, you see this nice set up.
I made the left towards my room, so I thought. I had to make another left and to my surprise, the floor split into three levels.
My room was on the upper level of the 20th floor and it was amazing!
To the immediate right as the closet and bathroom.
Upon entering the main part of the room, the minibar is on the right.
Then the beds…
The fitness center is on the seventh floor and it has so much space.
There is a rooftop pool outside of the fitness center.
Also outside of the fitness center was the poolside bar where you can have drinks or grab a bite to eat. All of the food is made fresh in the small kitchen to the left of the bar.
There is also a lobby bar where you can get a drink and/or food.
The Concierge Lounge was on the eighth floor and had the following setup for breakfast…
…and a terrace if you want to eat outside.
This is the best hotel that I have ever stayed. The impeccable service by all of the staff greatly appreciated. I did not want to leave after my stay was over. I would recommend this property to anyone that is visiting Dallas, even if I lived in Dallas I would leave my house to enjoy a weekend getaway. The place is top notch and I would recommend it to anyone.