Housed within the former Dallas National Bank, The Joule is a welcome escape in the heart of Downtown Dallas. Renovated in 2008, the iconic landmark still holds its charm, thanks to distinguishable neo-gothic architecture on the building’s exterior. It’s the perfect place to take in the charm of the city yet somehow still retains its charm.
With 195 guestrooms and suites, including the hotel’s popular penthouses, the property provides spacious accommodations with a modern design that serves as an ode to the history of the former National Bank. The four penthouses in particular offer private terraces with city views, multiple bedrooms, a full kitchen, living room, and more. Each room is outfitted with luxe bath amenities from Dallas-based brand, Niven Morgan, along with Sferra sheets, Frette terry robes, and high speed internet access for all guests staying at the property.
Upon entering the hotel, you’re greeted by a grand lobby that seems to go on for ages along with a museum-worthy art collection. You’ll find art all over the hotel and each piece has a specific significance, making it an attraction in itself.
Onsite are also two restaurants and a luxe cocktail bar. Sasseta, an onsite Italian restaurant, is the hotel’s most recent addition. It features a seasonally changing menu with fresh pastas, pizzas, and other Italian favorites. Across the way is CBD Provisions, a modern Texas brassiere with an outstanding wine list that exclusively features small producers from Texas, California, and France. However, the hotel’s most popular venue is Midnight Rambler, a speakeasy type cocktail lounge in the basement of the hotel. It’s run by award-winning bartender Gabe Sanchez and offers a rotating menu of unique cocktails that will truly blow you away.
The property also has a glass-front pool that hangs over the building’s edge, which provides the sensation of swimming off the edge of the building and is a huge draw during the warm summer months. Other amenities on the property include an 11,000-square foot spa with state of the art facilities (including a vitality pool, crystal steam room, sauna, and more), a cute lobby bar, a craft coffee shop called Weekend Coffee, a full service fitness center, and a complimentary house car service to local destinations.
Location: Dallas, Texas
The Vibe: A haven for art-lovers, foodies, and visitors in the heart of Downtown Dallas.
Food and Drink: CBD-provisions, a modern Texas brassiere, and Sassetta, an Italian restaurant, are two popular restaurants located off the main lobby. Guests can also find Midnight Rambler, a speakeasy-type cocktail lounge, and Weekend Coffee, a craft coffee shop.
Property Amenities: a full service fitness center,
Our Favorite Thing About The Hotel: The penthouse suites that provide spectacular views of Dallas along with ample space for a weekend getaway or staycation.
What’s Nearby? Across from the hotel is the huge ‘Giant Eyeball’ sculpture within a small park. In addition, the John F. Kennedy Memorial, Dallas Museum of Art, and the Reunion Tower are just a short ride away from the property.
Any Neighborhood Recs? Although Dallas is not a ‘walking-friendly’ city, the Dallas Farmers Market, an assortment of little shops, dining options, and more, is just a quick 10-minute drive away. It’s a favorite spot for locals and tourists alike.
Rooms: 195 guestrooms, including 31 suites and 4 penthouses.
Starting Nightly Rate: Rates start at $249/a night during off season; expect to pay $500+ during peak season.
Closest Airport: Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) or Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
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