Review: The Adolphus Hotel – Dallas

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.

Booking

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:

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The Adolphus

Arrival

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.

Check-In

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.

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sitting area

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The place is beautiful…

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Concierge Desk
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escalator to the check-in area
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lobby seating
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seating, looking towards the main entrance
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more seating

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more seating
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even more seating
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main entrance
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Check-in desk with original keys

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.

Room

The room, 2003, was on the 20th floor (The Concierge Level).  After exiting the elevator, you see this nice set up.

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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.

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My room was on the upper level of the 20th floor and it was amazing!

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view entering the room

To the immediate right as the closet and bathroom.

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closet
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bathroom
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shower…the handle is on the right

Upon entering the main part of the room, the minibar is on the right.

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Then the beds…

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night stand

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seating

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desk
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This pillar was my only issue with the room

Fitness

The fitness center is on the seventh floor and it has so much space.

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There is a rooftop pool outside of the fitness center.

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Dining

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.

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There is also a lobby bar where you can get a drink and/or food.

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The Concierge Lounge was on the eighth floor and had the following setup for breakfast…

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…and a terrace if you want to eat outside.

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Final Word

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.

 

 

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