Review: Renaissance Hotel – Dallas/Richardson

I decided to go to Dallas for a night to get away from Wichita Falls. Dallas is one of my favorite cities. I take advantage of any opportunity to visit. Travel is the theme of this blog, so I make it my mission to visit different hotels and restaurants when I visit Dallas. This trip was no different. I decided to spend the night at the Renaissance Dallas-Richardson.

 

Booking

I booked a king room for $94/night. This rate was a great value. As a Marriott Rewards Gold member, my stay was eligible for a complimentary upgrade.  I checked the government/military for this property (which are usually cheaper) and it was $155.

Arrival

The hotel is 20 minutes from downtown Dallas. It is situated right off of US Highway 75 in Richardson. There are two paid parking options: 1) valet and 2) self-parking. I chose the self-parking for $22/night.

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Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson
Valet Seating

Check-In

The reception area was on the right as you enter the lobby. There were four desks available, which was more than enough. David, the agent helping me, processed my check in quickly. He informed that my upgrade to a junior suite ($1000 value) had cleared. The upgrade was due to my Gold Marriott status. Complimentary upgrades are also available if you book through American Express travel portal. I was also provided a card for complimentary continental breakfast.

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Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson reception area

David then gave me a mini tour of the hotel, which I appreciated. The open design of the hotel made it feel spacious, which I appreciated.

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Skylight

The lobby had a lot of seating.

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Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson lobby
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson lobby
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson lobby
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson lobby
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson lobby
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson lobby
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson lobby
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson lobby

There was a coffee shop to the left.

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Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson lobby lounge
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson coffee shop

Behind the coffee shop was the lobby bar.

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Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson lobby bar
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson lobby bar

Room

Here is a video of the room:

I took the elevator up to the third floor. Due to design of the hotel, I could take a left or right to walk to my room.

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Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson third floor art

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The room was in the far corner.

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The first room that you enter is the main living area. It includes a pull out couch, desk, and a small kitchen area.

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Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson junior suite living area

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You will find the bathroom past the living area, on the left.

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Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson bathroom sink
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amenities
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Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson bathtub
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson
bathroom

The last room in the suite was the bed room. It included two double beds, a nice chair, and tv with armoire.

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Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson Double Suite
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson Double Bed Suite

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Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson television and armoire

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There was not much for views but I was fine with that.

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Fitness Center
The fitness center is located on the lower level. It was not the biggest space. Travelers looking for a quick workout should not have any issues.

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Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson stairs to lower level
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Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson lower level seating

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Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson fitness center
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson fitness center
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson fitness center

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Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson Pool
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Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson

Dining
There is a small market to the right of the reception area. It has small snacks and assorted medicine, should you need it. The cool thing about the medicine is that each beans has individual bins.

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Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson market
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson market
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson market
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson
Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson market

The lobby bar had a small menu, so I went with a Double Double from In-N-Out Burger.

In N Out Double Double Burger

I also did not use the free complimentary breakfast. Instead, I chose to have brunch at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen.

Pappadeaux Shrimp and grits

Final Word

I enjoyed my stay at the Renaissance Dallas-Richardson. It was a great value, location, and property. I had not heard of the hotel before, but I definitely know about it now. Thanks for reading.

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