Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas Downtown Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Downtown Dallas, Dallas, Texas

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Pros

  • Outdoor pool is a nice reprieve from Dallas heat
  • Walking distance to Dallas nightlife and attractions
  • Popular restaurant and nightclub on-site
  • Comfortable beds with crisp linens
  • Clean, well-maintained building
  • Geared mostly toward business travelers, with ample meeting space

Cons

  • Generic, uninspired large-chain design
  • Sterile business environment
  • Wi-Fi for a fee
  • Fitness center is mediocre

Bottom Line

The 292-room Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas Downtown is the ordinary business suit of the hotel world. Almost everything about the property feels unremarkable, from the clean but boring pool to the sophisticated yet sleepy lobby. While the generic hotel chain decor doesn't hurt the appearance of the rooms, it doesn't help either. But cleanliness and ample space help make up for the run-of-the-mill look, as does the hotel's prime location in the heart of Downtown Dallas. The one boredom-redeeming trait for some, perhaps, is the hotel's restaurant, Thrive -- a chic, modern space, serving upscale New American cuisine, that doubles as one of the area's most popular nightclubs later in the evening.

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 Location

Located in Downtown Dallas, walking distance from restaurants, shopping and attractions

The Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas Downtown is located in a busy area of town within walking distance of most the city's most popular sites and attractions. There's plenty to do here, whether you're looking to take in a pro basketball game, grab a drink, or tackle a massive helping of world famous Texas barbecue. The nation's largest Art District resides here, and the massive Dallas Museum of Art houses a number of collections, including ancient American, contemporary, African, and ancient Mediterranean art.

While visitors probably won't want to spend much time outside during the summer months, most of the year is just fine for outdoor activities. Numerous festivals, parades, and fairs take place during all seasons. And when August brings sizzling heat waves, visitors can bounce between the various indoor options, especially Dallas' renowned barbecue restaurants and smokehouses.

  • 24-minute drive to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • 6-minute walk to the Sixth Floor Museum and Dealey Plaza, the site where JFK was assassinated
  • 13-minute walk to the Dallas Museum of Art
  • 15-minute walk to shopping and restaurants in the historic West End District
  • 18-minute walk to the American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars
  • 11-minute drive to Texas Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys
  • 21-minute drive to Six Flags Over Texas amusement park
  • 35-minute drive to the City of Fort Worth

 Food

Sexy lounge, restaurant and nightclub that doesn't seem to fit with the hotel's overall aesthetic -- in a good way

"Thrive" is a popular spot on the Dallas dining and party scene. The lounge bar and restaurant, serving "New American" cuisine, gives way to a young dance-party-centric nightclub later in the evening.

 Bottom Line

The 292-room Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas Downtown is the ordinary business suit of the hotel world. Almost everything about the property feels unremarkable, from the clean but boring pool to the sophisticated yet sleepy lobby. While the generic hotel chain decor doesn't hurt the appearance of the rooms, it doesn't help either. But cleanliness and ample space help make up for the run-of-the-mill look, as does the hotel's prime location in the heart of Downtown Dallas. The one boredom-redeeming trait for some, perhaps, is the hotel's restaurant, Thrive -- a chic, modern space, serving upscale New American cuisine, that doubles as one of the area's most popular nightclubs later in the evening.

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Address

  • 1015 Elm St

Room Types

  • Double Accessible Room
  • Double Room
  • King Leisure Room
  • Standard Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 301
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Downtown Dallas, Dallas
Address: 1015 Elm St
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