The Joule, A Luxury Collection Hotel Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Downtown Dallas, Dallas, Texas

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Pros

  • In the center of downtown, within walking distance to many attractions
  • Trendy rooms with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi
  • Cool rooftop infinity pool that juts out over Main Street
  • Funky, hip decor and an extensive fine art collection
  • A popular, late-night lounge
  • Historic 1920s Neo-Gothic building
  • Free car service within a 5-mile radius
  • 24-hour room service

Cons

  • Noise from the downstairs lounge at night
  • No spa (though in-room treatments are available)

Bottom Line

The Joule is one of the coolest -- and most luxurious -- hotels in Downtown Dallas. It's located in a historic building dating back to the 1920s, and its decor is a mix of old and new -- funky furniture and patterned rugs are juxtaposed against dark wood paneling and antique touches in the lobby (including two giant cogged wheels), and the hotel has an extensive art collection, including works by Andy Warhol. There is a popular lounge downstairs and the bathroom walls are made of frosted glass (though a curtain can be pulled across), so this hotel may not be the best pick for families, but all can enjoy the cantilevered pool which juts out over Main Street.

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 Location

On Main Street, in the heart of Downtown Dallas

Located on Main Street in Downtown Dallas, The Joule is within walking distance of nearly everything -- high-end shops, tourist attractions, and top-notch restaurants. Many of the city's finest hotels are in the downtown area.

Downtown Dallas is the city's central business district, but the area also boasts tons of attractions, shops (including the Neiman Marcus flagship), galleries, and restaurants. Downtown has recently been undergoing some major changes, particularly with the rejuvenation of the Arts District, home to the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The city has proved to be a cultural center, boasting performing arts centers, theaters, and numerous historic sites.

  • 16-minute drive to Texas Love Field Airport
  • 26-minute drive to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • 1-minute walk to the Neiman Marcus flagship store
  • 11-minute walk to Dallas World Aquarium
  • 12-minute walk to Nasher Sculpture Center
  • 13-minute walk to Dallas Museum of Art
  • 13-minute walk to Dallas County Historical Plaza, home to the JFK Memorial and the historic Old Red Courthouse
  • 15-minute walk to AT&T Performing Arts Center
  • 4-minute drive to Reunion Tower, complete with an observation deck, or 12 minutes via public transportation
  • 6-minute drive to Dallas Heritage Village, a reconstructed historic village
  • 9-minute drive to Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, or 25 minutes via public transportation
  • 12-minute drive to the Dallas Zoo, or 30 minutes via public transportation
  • 12-minute drive to University Park, home to high-end shopping and Southern Methodist University, or 35 minutes via public transportation

 Bottom Line

The Joule is one of the coolest -- and most luxurious -- hotels in Downtown Dallas. It's located in a historic building dating back to the 1920s, and its decor is a mix of old and new -- funky furniture and patterned rugs are juxtaposed against dark wood paneling and antique touches in the lobby (including two giant cogged wheels), and the hotel has an extensive art collection, including works by Andy Warhol. There is a popular lounge downstairs and the bathroom walls are made of frosted glass (though a curtain can be pulled across), so this hotel may not be the best pick for families, but all can enjoy the cantilevered pool which juts out over Main Street.

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Address

  • 1530 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Room Types

  • Deluxe Room
  • Deluxe Suite
  • Demi Joule
  • Grand Deluxe
  • Joule Suite
  • Loft Deluxe Suite
  • Loft Suite
  • One-Bedroom Suite
  • Penthouse

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 128
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Downtown Dallas, Dallas
Address: 1530 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201
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