My regular readers know that I’m a huge fan of Fairmont Hotels but I had never been inside Fairmont Dallas! I decided to have a little staycation the weekend of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala with my friend Wendy Darling so that we didn’t both have to drive an hour at midnight after the ball. Fairmont Dallas is conveniently located in downtown Dallas just about four minutes from the arts district. You could technically walk, but why test your heels?
About Fairmont Dallas
Fairmont Dallas is located steps away from the world class arts that Dallas has to offer: Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Opera, Texas Ballet Theatre, and more! In fact, Fairmont Dallas has been known as The Arts District Hotel since opening its luxurious doors in 1969. The trendy restaurants and shops of Uptown are minutes away by car or trolley and bustling Klyde Warren Park always has concerts, events, and food trucks waiting to entertain you.
A few photos before gala taken at Fairmont Dallas:
We stayed in a deluxe guest room with two queen beds and a view of the Dallas skyline. The 450-sq foot room has a very large flat screen TV, chair and side table, desk and chair in front of a window (with fantastic light for applying makeup!), and a large closet.
The bathroom was equipped with a rain shower head (ah, the joys of a Fairmont) and personalized toiletries. Look closely and you’ll see our names on the shower gel, lotion, shampoo, and conditioner. Those are the details I appreciate when I’m choosing a hotel.
There was plenty of counter space for us to get ready, especially taking advantage of the well-lit desk. It was so fun to get ready for a formal event with one of my girlfriends!
Notice how well the beds are turned down. This is, in my opinion, a signature of Fairmont Hotels. You’ll never find a bed that’s more well made and inviting that at a Fairmont hotel! Also, notice the subtle stitching on the headboards. I love that the rooms are not overly western but still pay homage to Texas history.
Amenities & Dining
Fairmont Dallas offers a fitness center and rooftop pool overlooking downtown Dallas. There’s a Starbucks and a fashionable boutique on the lobby floor. My personal favorite amenity is the rooftop garden! I frolicked through the flowers after breakfast and couldn’t believe I was still in the middle of a concrete jungle. It was such an unexpected surprise and a great place to take pictures!
You can eat a casual meal poolside or at the four-star Pyramid Restaurant, where we ate breakfast and dinner. We opted out of the buffet and ordered off the menu. (Eggs benedict for me, which won’t surprise any of my regular readers. Are you all sick of me ordering eggs benedict everywhere or do you appreciate the international search for the best EB?) At dinner we ordered the cutest little lobster beignets to start. I had the farm fresh chicken for dinner and found it incredible juicy. After dinner, we were a little early for the gala still so we headed back up to our room to enjoy a glass of champagne.
Fairmont Dallas has a sleek, modern feel with Texas touches. With its farm-to-table restaurant and convenient location to some of the best fine arts in the country, Fairmont Dallas is great for travelers as well as locals wanting to stay overnight after one of the city’s fabulous events. Learn more and book your stay at https://www.fairmont.com/dallas/.
Want to hear about the Dallas Symphony Orchestra gala? Click here! Love Fairmont Hotels? Read about Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise here and Fairmont Sonoma here.
Happy traveling (or staycationing),
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Disclaimer: This article is intended to be a general resource. Any recommendations are based on personal opinion. A portion of this trip may have been compensated but opinions are my own, always. I’m not a fan of negativity so if I don’t like something, I don’t write about it. I’m here to tell you about the best of the best!