by Eileen Ogintz
Lone Star legend meets 4-Diamond luxury at the historic 407-room Adolphus, a standard for luxury accommodations since St. Louis beer baron Adolphus Busch opened its doors in 1912. You will feel like you have time traveled back to another age with the imperial European dÃ©cor. Everyone from Queen Elizabeth II to U2 have stayed here. This is an experience as much as a place to sleep.
There is a rooftop swimming pool with a fire pit and waterfall features, three dining options — including one on the rooftop — and expansive two-bedroom suites. Relax with on-demand movies in your room and room service or opt for complimentary sedan transportation downtown within a 3-mile radius (until 8 p.m.). There are one- and two-bedroom suites, and rooms that are said to be the largest luxury hotel rooms in Dallas (500 square feet), with king beds. Guests are meant to feel they are guests at a country estate.
Our Editor Loves
- Historic ambiance
- Pool and sun deck
- Lobby living room
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Let me start off by saying the staff here are extremely friendly, nothing but nice things to say about each and every one of them that we interacted with. Of special note was Andrew at the Concierge desk who gave an excellent historical tour and gave us a better appreciation of the history, charm, and character of the hotel.
Unfortunately, the rooms are not what I have come to expect from a higher end Marriott property. While vacationing with my wife and infant daughter, I used Suite Night Awards and was upgraded to an "Executive Suite, 2 King." We had high expectations for the room that were left unmet. While the room is nicely decorated, we'd consider it a fairly standard hotel room with a second king size bed and a loveseat tucked into the corner. Other Marriott properties I've stayed at offer what I would consider a true suite, which has a separate sitting room distinct from the bedroom as well as a second TV. This would've been much appreciated when traveling with our infant who has an earlier bedtime than my wife and I.
As long as you temper your expectations of a "suite" the hotel is a great option.
Lovely hotel, stayed two nights in September as I went to Dallas to see the Yankees play against the Rangers, half an hour, $20 Uber ride from the stadium in Arlington (in case anyone is interested in doing the same) Service was good, breakfast is pricey and I was not impressed, looks like they used fake eggs, omelette was a horror. Elevators are small and slow. Room was lovely. Nice bar in the lobby, Not much to see in the immediate area surrounding the hotel.