The Magnolia Hotel Dallas
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Left Austin around 10am, driving to Llano to join the parents. Road trip!
Ate lunch in Goldthwaite at a restaurant - can't remember the name but they had a large pot of free beans! Fairly good salad bar too. Had coffee in Stephenville, then on to Dallas.
We stayed at the Magnolia Hotel, and got the "downtown rate" since Colton and …
I have finally arrived. The epic 15 hour direct fly has left me tired and drained after a busy week at work, but I'm excited. I'm in TEXAS!
The hotel is plush and luxurious (yes a real novelty for me) in the downtown area. There wasn't alot happening in this area of town being the business district, however Iit didn't take long to organise …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Magnolia Hotel Dallas
Nice rooms and free coockies and milk in the evening
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Magnolia Hotel Dallas
The absolute best deal in town
I know this is primarily a business hotel, but if you're traveling to Dallas with a family or a big group of friends, this place is perfect. I had 20 family members come in for the Thanksgiving holiday and I booked 5 suites at the Magnolia. It couldn't have worked out better. The suites were HUGE - all had a living area with a pull-out sofa and a full kitchen complete with a full-size refrigerator, washing machine, oven, microwave, dishes the whole shebang. The Magnolia is smack dab in the middle of downtown in walking distance to Neimans, multiple restaurants and DART (Dallas' train/subway system) so you don't really need a car. Plus there's a free shuttle that will take you anywhere downtown. The absolute best feature was the second floor. It was basically a large living room with couches, tables and sitting areas everywhere. It also had a stunning fireplace and a billiards room with flat screen tv perfect for ordering pizza and playing pool. Like the rest of the hotel is was nicely decorated in a hip but comfortable modern style. Aside from the slow service at the bar (which is only open from 6pm to 10:30pm) the staff was incredibly helpful. Free breakfast in the morning, snacks and drinks in the evening, and cookies and milk at night were also a nice touch. The only drawback was the lack of an on-site restaurant and "real" bar. (The upscale Adolphus next store or the down-home City Tavern around the corner are better bets.) Plus, room service stops at 10:30pm which didn't work out too well for late-arriving guest. But overall it was a great hotel experience. I'm assuming rates can get high during the week. Since this was a holiday weekend (and not very crowded at the hotel) I found a $139 rate for the suite which has to be the absolute best deal in town.
Loads of TLC
Just completed a perfect anniversary weekend at this beautiful hotel.
Received a spacious and comfortable suite with loads of amenities.
Enjoyed the delicious continental breakfast each morning. It had a nice selection and was tastefully displayed. The evening reception and late night cookies with milk were a real treat. The hotel does not have a restaurant, but room service offers a nice variety of sandwiches and the evening special of lasagna with salad was good and reasonably priced. When we asked about area restaurants and shopping, the doorman advised a van was available for complimentary transportation. The staff was very friendly and professional. We highly recommend this lovely and comfortable hotel!
A Wonderful Experience!
Every year when my family and I visit Dallas to see the Oklahoma Sooners play Texas, we choose to stay at the Magnolia. We have always had a wonderful time! This hotel has plenty of amenities, fabulous services, and spectacular rooms. The staff at the Magnolia always make us feel totally comfortable and right at home. We recommend this hotel to everyone! The ambience and decor of the Magnolia is so sophisticated we sometimes forget we are in a hotel!
The Magnolia...a real hidden treasure!
Tucked away in downtown Dallas, just a block from Neiman Marcus and around the corner from great food and fun is the most amazing, top-notch hotel! What a treat...from the moment my husband and I got out of the car and were greated by Jason, our favorite valet, to the time we left, we were treated wonderfully! You step inside and feel and see the ultra-cool interiors, the absolute attention to every single detail. The entire interior of this hotel is eye-candy...and the bed was downy-soft, two pillows per person, BIG room, WALKIN CLOSET?!?, and a huge soaking tub with a terry-cloth shower curtain of the finest quality fabric. The lighting, colors and fabrics and the period furniture all made the experience more wonderful...take a tour around the second floor library room and meeting rooms. The third floor has a wonderful spa, workout room with all the latest equipment and tv's to catch the news or pass the time on the treadmill. Morning breakfast, afternoon happy hour, and cookies and milk at bedtime were just icing n the cake. Who cares if there's no restaurant in the hotel...you're in Dallas!! Lots of great places to eat, and a shuttle to take you to the closest places. If you are all about comfort and feeling pampered, this is definantly the place!! We look for the unique places to stay when we travel, and the Magnolia has made a place on our list of favorite places to stay! Don't miss this one-of-a-kind experience!!
Wonderful stay at Magnolia in Dallas
Downtown Dallas has lots of BIG (as in 1000+ rooms) hotels. Magnolia is more in the 300s (still big, but relatively personal), has no on-site restaurant, but the accommodations are terrific, at least, the suites are, and half the rooms are suites. Suites are only slightly more $ than rooms (still under $200), and are extremely spacious, with a full-sized kitchen, complete with dishes, pots, pans, stove. Heck, the suite would make a decent one-bedroom apartment. Super-high ceilings with tall, tall windows. Only negative, the continental breakfast is pretty mediocre. For dinner, head across the street to Jeroboam, very good bistro with unusual but addictive fries.
Magnolia- Never stay there
I stayed at the Magnolia last month. I cannot believe to tell you how horrible this hotel was. The customer service and hospitality were horrendous. They locked me out of my room 3 times and I had to take the elevator, which takes about 10-15 minutes to get to your location. Even though it is a 4 star hotel and the prices do show it, it was not worth it. My ratings for this hotel in its customer service, hospitality and treament is terrible. I would never stay there again. I will say their decor and suites are nice and spacious. This is a shame since it's decor and accomodations are quite classy.
Magnolia compared to the Adolphus
Ok, I just reviewed the Adolphus and wanted to compare the Magnolia. This is based on over 20 stays at each location, and is from the perspective of a business traveller. First the bad: The Magnolia's two greatest faults are it's poor staff training/standards and bad food. I've had several problems here: late room service, lost reservations, barely understandable people speaking over the phone, and just a generally shoddy staff, indicating to me a poor training program. This is compared to an almost perfect staff record at the Adolphus. Next, the food is pretty bad and of limited selection. This is somewhat explicable considering they don't have a restaurant on premises, but the food is really on par (and sometimes below) that of frozen dinners. Go around the corner to Subway or Jeraboam, or walk to West End. A few little things: the elevators are very slow, the rooms are small (though the suites are nice and huge), and they don't have high-speed access (which the Adolphus does). Now, on the plus side: First, the decor is very contemporary and pleasing with nice comfortable beds. If you get a suite you will be very happy--they are enormous and much better than the Adolphus suites. As with the Adolphus, I get a great business rate ($115), and almost always upgrade to a suite ($138). I like that they have 2 movie channels and 2 ESPN's, so I rarely end up renting a movie there. They have a neat 2nd floor bar/service area with a 5:30-7:30 happy hour with 2 free drinks coupons per day and some free snacks, and also a free serving of continental breakfast. Their workout area is better than the Adolphus, though roughly comparable (unless you use their sauna a lot, which the Adolphus doesn't offer). It has the same benefits of location as the next-door Adolphus: walk to West End restaurants, Neiman Marcus, Jeraboam, Subway, and others. The Magnolia is a little frustrating because they have the right ideas and right execution in a lot of places, but just haven't realized the importance of good food and good service (to frequent travellers especially). I'll take the Adolphus over it almost always, but occasionally change it up and stay at the Magnolia.
Will never forget it!
My fiance and I STILL talk on a regular basis about our trip to Dallas and our stay at the Magnolia last summer and have even discussed imitating the style in our own home. The Magnolia is the most classy and elegant hotel I've seen - and who can beat cookies and milk at bedtime, provided by a most gracious and accomodating hotel staff. The Magnolia employees bent over backwards to make our stay memorable. And the view! We were up high in the building and huge windows afforded a thrilling view of the city. I could go on and on, but in short - I whole heartedly recommend the Magnolia. If I ever return to Dallas, I will not stay anywhere else.
Inspiring. Its all in the details even the elevator doors are something to behold. My standard room was on the small size, but very comfortable and beautifully appointed. The bed was tall, bouncy and soft. The bathroom was very nice and the bath products were worthy of being taken home. Rooms have HBO and mini fridge. Service is great, but watch out for room service and all the food in general (theres no eat-in restaurant onsite). Better off eating at some of the trendy dinner spots near the hotel not great if you want to just unwind after a working day, but great if you want to people watch. Valet parking only, can sometimes get backed up retrieving cars, but theyre very nice about it. Easy access to major highways. Starbucks is in same building. Evening cookies and morning breakfast nice touches, but food sucked. The fitness room and locker rooms are stupendous! Much better than any national chain. Im not one to take pictures while traveling, but I was inspired to photograph the hotel lobby and the wildly-colored Pegasus outside by the water fountains. Used to be Exxon Mobile (formerly Magnolia) headquarters the renovation is magnificent, and theyve retained the Pegasus motif. Interesting history and a great place to stay.
Dallas Magnolia Hotel -- a flower in the city
If you disdain cookie-cutter-rromed, bland, tinny modern hotels, but don't want to sacrifice water pressure for charm, The Magnolia Hotel in Dallas is for you. This thoughtful renovation of a classy old building is the ideal blend of old charm with modern amenities. The location is excellent if you have business at the convention center of nearby and the staff will make you feel most welcome. A continental breakfast buffet and cocktail hour buffett are served daily in the second floor "club," a great place to have an informal meeting -- or use one of the more formal "sanctuary" rooms provided. As an added bonus, you will always be able to find your way back; the hotel is topped by a big red lighted sculpture of Pegasus.