Saturday, 30 July 2011

Hotel Reviews–The Palomar–Dallas Hotels

Palomar Outside Entrance
The boutique hotel Palomar, Dallas is not your average luxury hotel, but a chic, modern, friendly, extremely comfortable and happy place to stay where the vibe is always humming, day or night.   This was my fourth visit to the hotel and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every stay.

From the rooftop pool and Exhale spa to courtesy tea and coffee in the mornings, free wi-fi (provided you sign up) well appointed rooms and friendly and efficient staff there’s just about everything you could possibly want here whether you’re staying for business or leisure, and whether you want privacy or to mingle with other guests.

Palomar Bar
Many don’t think of Dallas as an obvious destination for a holiday, and if you’re looking for sand and blue seas then this is not the place, but for culture – the I.M.Pei designed Meyerson Symphony Centre,  Norman Foster designed Winspear Opera House, The Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Centre – fabulous blue skies and temperatures frequently in the high 90s, not to mention the designer level shopping in Highland Park Village and the Northpark Centre mall (think Nordstrom, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany and Louis Vuitton) it’s a superb city to visit.

One of the joys of Dallas is the ease of combining work and getting around with wonderful shopping, amazing food (and more about that later) extremely friendly people and far more to see and do than you can ever fit in on one trip – which makes it a great place to return to.  The Palomar, with its central location on Mockingbird Lane and almost instant access to the Expressway, is only a five minute ride from the best art, food and shopping (and the business district) that Dallas has to offer.

The Palomar is luxurious but unpretentious and a lovely hotel to for a stay of any length.  And I will definitely be back………………………………………

Palomar bedroom
And for those who don’t need an upscale designer fix you just walk out of the door, cross the road and Loft, Victoria’s Secret and Urban Outfitters await.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.  Dallas offers temptation at every level.