Hotel ZaZa Dallas
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Went back home for the first time since July for the Christmas holidays for a much needed trip. As much I am perfectly comfortable in Hyderabad, it's always good to come home for friends, family and the all important food I miss so much. As is normal for my return trips...I checked into a nice hotel (Za Za) for my first two nights to help wash 23 …
Decided to spend a rather long time in the U.S. as it may be my last trip there for several months...and like the last time, I crammed a lot into my time there. My basic itinerary was Dallas for 2 nights, Okla City for 6 nights, Dallas for 2 nights, New York for New Years for 2 nights, Dallas again for 2 nights, Ft. Myers Florida for 6 nights, Los …
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel ZaZa Dallas
We arrived early (11:00 am) and understood that we'd probably have to wait until later to check in to our room, but we wanted to leave the bags. We were told their system was down and couldn't check anyone in anyway. We came back at 2:30 p.m. and checked the status of our room which was supposed to be on the club level. It still wasn't ready 3 1/2 hours later even though the front desk knew I was already in town. We had a drink at the bar, waited another 45 minutes and finally got a room NOT on the club level. We were given the privilege card (a complete joke), but still charged the club rate. Dinner at a very small Dragonfly was mediocre at best. The "pool party" went on until 2 in the morning. As if the stay itself wasn't bad enough, the bellman who took my suitcase away from me at the desk while I was checking out didn't even put it in the car that was waiting on us. They had to bring my suitcase to me at the car rental place!!! Ugh. This whole experience was terrible and I do not recommend this hotel.
Recently returned with my girlfriend from a 4-night business / pleasure trip, staying at Zaza (our average age is 50+). Booked hotel based on reviews here (some of the negative ones actually convinced us!), their web site, and also wanting a change from the ordinary. We booked on line without issue. ZaZa is simply outstanding in every respect; a refreshing change. All staff friendly and service excellent. No complaints anywhere. We even had the owner sit down at our table and chat with us one evening at Dragonfly! The Decor is superb, even that single bowl of lollipops in the lobby. We've stayed at the Savoy, the Paris Ritz, the Pierre, Waldorf, etc., and our stay at ZaZa was every bit the equal. One of our best hotel stays ever. Even the lifts, with their dim lighting, were soothing. We really felt like we were at an oasis, not in Dallas. I could go no and on....
My husband and I went to eat a romantic and exotic dinner at Dragonfly in Hotel ZaZa. We were very excited to try this new treasure, but left a little disappointed. We arrived early for our reservation to have a cocktail in the lounge. It was so small that people were packed like sardines and it was so loud we couldn't even hear each other. It was a great age range for the crowd and lots of eye candy. The decor is absolutely fabulous - so refreshing to have a unique place in Dallas.
I was expecting to be swept off my feet and instead they pulled the rug out from underneath us. Pressing service stained my wedding dress, we were billed incorrectly, management never showed up to assist us for appropriate photo areas in hotel, and Dragonfly's service was rude and unhelpful at best. Trendy and loud. This is the place if you want a pick up joint. If you are looking for class, head across the street to the Crescent.
Tries too hard
Nicely furnished, spacious, well-appointed rooms. Service was generally courteous. Room service brought tasty food. The high speed internet access worked well.
Now the bad news. It was noisy. The decoration of the hotel was a bit tacky. The lobby is a high traffic area with the ultra hip.
Saturday night at 3am the party next door was unbelievably loud.
Management moved us to a quieter room rather than ask the revelers to quiet down.
Complimentary tea and coffee on each floor. Woke up Sunday morning to go fetch mine and found a couple of college students making out on the floor in the hallway.
Not recommended for anyone over the age of 35.
We were excited about the prospect of eating at Dragonfly (the hotel restaurant) and then staying the night for a romantic getaway. The decor is edgy, stylish and great fun, and the room we stayed in was large, sumptuous and full of delightful, thoughtful touches. This was everything we could have wished for. The service in the restaurant was awkward and contrived. The morning breakfast (served in the room) was not at all what we had ordered. When it came time to pay the bill, it was wrong - and we had been charged for two things we had not ordered.
In all of our travels we have never found a hotel that deserves as close to a zero rating as this one does. The concept suite we reserved was tacky, and it was one of the best suites the hotel has to offer. This is the place in New York that people reserve by the hour. They were going for a "Moulin Rouge" feel and ended up proving the point that cheap French perfume is still cheap perfume. Does the ZaZa think that the large bowls of lollipops scattered around the hotel are "cute". Everything in your room is for sale. Are they that pressed to make money that almost everything you pick up has a "you can buy me" type of tag on it? Getting a housekeeper must require a trick we didn't know, we called three times and never did get the requested service. EVERYONE has a key to your room and pops open the door, twice with the privacy request put on the door. If they were going for the look of a cheap French bordello, they achieved that with stunning success. If you're 15-21 and want to sit around sucking on lollipops then this is your type of place. If you have an ounce of maturity and class you'll avoid the ZaZa.
Hip & Glam Hotel ZaZa
Hotel ZaZa lived up to the publicity! It was thoroughly hip, modern, different and fun! The decor was very artsy and refreshing. It was a Wonderful departure from the McRooms at the boring hotels. The room was thoughtfully furnished, modern, clean, and artistically engaging. Definitely a place to relax, enjoy, and drink in the environment. Dragonfly was superb - another good one for Mr. Pyles!!
A very good friend and colleague of mine recommended this Dallas newcomer as a "luxury boutique" hotel that I would love. With her suggestion, I made reservations at the place. Not only was the staff difficult and poorly trained from the beginning, but the place resembles a brothel. I had hoped the hotel would reflect the cosmopolitan nature of Dallas, but instead it turned out to be a loud, 20 something wannabe party. I was put into a suite with obnoxious furnishings and garish "art". I am glad that I did not suggest that my other business colleagues stay at this hotel. I would have been embarrassed to check them into such a place. In my opinion, the staff was rude, and seemed to be trying to pull off an LA attitude. As a native New Yorker, who has seen it all in hotels, I was bemused, and angered at the same time. Good Luck! I forsee a "W" on that hotel soon!
Dallas has needed a hotel like this for a long time.
Forget the mansion