Aiiiight! A review of Belmont Hotel
My wife and I were letting some friends borrow our place for the weekend. We just wanted to find a nice hotel close to home that was different from Hilton Anatole for change. I frequent [-------------------] alot, so I found the Belmont. I'm from this area of Dallas (Oak Cliff), and I have never payed any attention to this hotel. The pictures on line were nice, and it looked like it would be nice for the weekend. We did not book through anyone, since we live right around the corner in the Kessler Park area, we just walked in and got a room. Valet was great and they took care of our vehicle. The front desk attendant was really nice too, and she told us about everything that was happening at the hotel that weekend. We got an outside Bongalo, these rooms are pretty nice, and housekeeping really does a good job on the rooms. We just had a couple problems with the stay. The first problem was, you can't set the thermostat below 72 degrees, and if you have never been to Dallas, it gets plenty hot here! I set it right at 72, my wife and I left and came back(two hour duration), and the room temp had only gone from 78 to 77. The A/C was blowing out cool air, but we could not feel it due to the fact the vent was blowing air at the window. So, the room stayed hot, because the cool air was being blown to a very hot window. The next issues were the beds, in my opinion, and this is just my opinion, the beds are pretty hard. With the room being hot, and then the beds being hard, needless to say we got no sleep. I think if you want to have a comfortable stay in this hotel in the summer, definitely choose to stay inside the hotel, DO NOT CHOOSE AN OUTSIDE BONGALO IN THE SUMMER! Besides those issues, I think it was a pretty good hotel. Being a community activist I believe that it is great for the community. People mentioned in previous critiques that the area was sort of "seedy". This could be said about the area, but they are making a big change in the community right now. The hotel is nowhere from the AA Center and the W Hotel. They are going to be continued projects to improve the area, and in about five to ten years this neighborhood will be done with it's growing pains. The neighborhood is perfectly safe, because thirty seconds done the block, you have million dollar homes. So don't let the neighborhood become an issue. Good for Dallas, but not us, we will stick with the W or the Anatole. But this place is definitely worth a visit !