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Review Summary


  • Spacious rooms with up-to-date amenities (like Nintendos and iPod docks)
  • Blocks from three trains and six buses
  • Stylish heated outdoor infinity pool and large whirlpool (open seasonally)
  • Upscale American food and trendy design at Central 214 restaurant
  • Free yoga equipment in each room
  • Big, bright fitness center
  • In-room spa treatments
  • Free evening wine hours
  • Kid-friendly, with free cribs, rollaway beds, and welcome gifts
  • No fee for pets


Bottom Line

This 198-room property, formerly Hotel Palomar, is a stylish pick in the affluent Park Cities area, across the highway from the Southern Methodist University. Spacious, contemporary rooms come with the standard high-tech amenities (flat-screen TVs, iPod docks), plus nice perks like Nintendos and free yoga equipment. One of the hotel’s top features is its lovely outdoor infinity pool, surrounded by lounge chairs and a couple of cabanas. The property also has an American restaurant with chic, modern design, and a bright, state-of-the-art fitness center. But it's a 20-minute train ride from Downtown Dallas.

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Off Highway 75 and across from the Southern Methodist University, in the affluent Park Cities area

Map of The Highland Dallas

The Highland Dallas is located on east Mockingbird Lane, which is the border between the affluent neighborhoods of Highland Park and University Park, known together as Park Cities. Preppy Southern Methodist University is located across Highway 75, and there are shops and fast food restaurants a short drive away, along Mockingbird Lane on both directions. There are no tourist attractions nearby, but there are three train lines and six buses within walking distance.

Highland Park and University Park are two of the most affluent communities in the US. The heart of this area is the Southern Methodist University, which stands on a huge campus off Highway 75. There are many convenient stores along its southern border (Mockingbird Lane), on the eastern edge of it, and on Greenville Avenue, on the other side of the highway.

  • 27-minute drive to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • 5-minute walk to the Mockingbird train station and bus stops
  • 5-minute walk to the Angelika Film Center
  • 10-minute walk to Southern Methodist University
  • 4-minute drive to the Dallas Country Club
  • 6-minute drive to the AT&T Performing Arts Center, or 22 minutes via public transportation
  • 7-minute drive to Nasher Sculpture Center, or 20 minutes via public transportation
  • 7-minute drive to the Dallas Museum of Art, or 20 minutes via public transportation
  • 7-minute drive to Dallas World Aquarium, or 23 minutes via public transportation
  • 8-minute drive to Dallas County Historical Plaza, home to the JFK Memorial and the historic Old Red Courthouse
  • 8-minute drive to the Reunion Tower, complete with an observation deck, or 22 minutes via public transportation
  • 9-minute drive to the Dallas Heritage Village, a reconstructed historic village
  • 12-minute drive to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
  • 13-minute drive to the Dallas Zoo

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Key Features
Fitness Center
Pets Allowed
Hotel Services
Transport to / from Hotel
Dry Cleaning
Room Service
Pets Allowed
Family Services
Babysitting Services
Kids Allowed
Things to Do
Beauty Salon
Business Center
Fitness Center
Golf Course
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Mini Bar (with liquor)
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
5300 E Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas 75206, United States
Phone (214) 520-7969
Also Known As
  • Hotel Palomar Dallas, a Kimpton Hotel
Room Types
  • Deluxe Room
  • Executive King Room
  • Grand Luxury Suite
  • Luxury King Room
  • Luxury Suite
  • Premier King
  • Presidential Suite
  • Spa King Room

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