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“Afternoon Tea at The Adolphus”
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The Adolphus
Ranked #17 of 201 Hotels in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
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“Afternoon Tea at The Adolphus”
Reviewed 17 May 2011

I went for Afternoon Tea at The Adolphus, and it was absolutely lovely. It was hosted in the lobby (which is absolutely gorgeous!), and they had someone playing the grand piano there. The table settings were immaculate, and the tea service was, as expected at The Adolphus, perfect! I plan on returning for the Holiday Tea service as well.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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10 Thank AmeliaRKClark
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DavidDavis, Public Relations Manager at The Adolphus, responded to this review, 22 May 2011
We are delighted that you experienced our afternoon tea while you were with us. It is a tradition that The Adolphus continues with great pride. Some say our afternoon tea is now more British than the British. The highest compliment is to have the honor of serving afternoon tea to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh - and Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews herself! (You'll be happy to learn they are just as lovely and kind in person as they appear on the world stage.)

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Adolphus for our "O Christmas Tea" in December. Those reservations are taken on October 1. You may want to mark your calendar and save the date. We sell out quickly.
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Frisco, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2011

I booked a deal through Travelzoo.com with this hotel which afforded me a $20 credit and a good price on a room. My partner and I live in the Dallas area but wanted to make it a special weekend for a birthday and decided to stay her since we found the deal online. It was easily the most comfortable and enjoyable stay at a hotel I've had. The location is perfect for experiencing everything great about Dallas. The service was friendly and expeditious at all times of the day and night. The bed in the room gigantic and we just melted into it. The pillows was the perfect comfort level and the temperature in the room was ideal. The aesthetics of Hotel Adolphus are luxuriant and exude class. I will stay there whenever visiting Dallas after I relocate to Seattle and recommend it to anyone visiting the Dallas area in the future.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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DavidDavis, Public Relations Manager at The Adolphus, responded to this review, 22 May 2011
Thank you for writing such a beautiful review. You capture perfectly what we want every guest to experience when they stay with us.

We are so pleased that you "melted" into our new bed linens and pillows. Our managing director Craig Scott personally selected them, after meticulously reviewing all of the choices. He will be delighted that you approve.

It's always a special pleasure to welcome guests who appreciate The Adolphus for what it is and strives to be.
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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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Reviewed 16 May 2011

This grand palace reminds one of the days when staying in a hotel was something to look forward to. The atrium lounge is one of the most relaxing places we ever visited. Make time for afternoon tea. Rooms are large and elegant. This is a place you will not want to leave. We've already booked a return weekend.

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DavidDavis, Public Relations Manager at The Adolphus, responded to this review, 23 May 2011
What a wonderful description of The Adolphus and its salons! The hotel is, indeed, a "grand palace." We like to think of it as the "People's Palace," since all are welcome to enjoy its splendor and comfort. Guests feel as though they are spending an afternoon in Europe, surrounded by magnificent art. From 16th century tapestries to an 1893 ornately carved Steinway, European treasures lend an elegant, aristocratic air - to be enjoyed by all.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Adolphus very soon. How kind of you to compliment us in this meaningful way. To want to return immediately says it all!
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Weatherford, Texas
1 review
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Reviewed 16 May 2011

This hotel has a great location and is truly a steal for the price. It definitely has a vintage 1940's feeling and the rooms are very spacious. If you are looking for the "newest" hotel, you would skip this one but if you like elegance and history...this is for you. The room service at breakfast was one of the best ever and the food was actually hot when it was delivered! Great staff and great overall feel.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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DavidDavis, Public Relations Manager at The Adolphus, responded to this review, 23 May 2011
Thank you for recognizing the terrific value The Adolphus represents. In these economic times, it is important to provide creative ways to help stretch the dollar.

Our guest rooms are the most spacious in the city, by far. We understand how much this means to people when they are "on the road" and need to have ample space to unpack and relax.

Room service is one of the high points of a stay at The Adolphus. We appreciate your mentioning it - and our outstanding staff.
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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2011

The Adolphus is an excellent hotel to stay if you are spending time in Downtown Dallas, the location is close to all the action they provide great transportation services to local attractions. The rooms are spaciuos for a 100 year old hotel and have all the modern ammenities.

I would reccommend this hotel to anyone staying in Dallas. I will be coming back!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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DavidDavis, Public Relations Manager at The Adolphus, responded to this review, 15 May 2011
Of all the compliments receive, the exclamation "I will be coming back!" makes us smile the broadest. Our staff is committed to creating an experience that you want to relive over and over, again, especially since there is so much to see and do in Downtown Dallas.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to your return.
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Sachse, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2011

Very 'up-scale' & historic hotel kept up nicely. Rooms are quiet, comfortable & very relaxing. The service was Impeccable. My only complaint is that there wasn't a pool on-site. They do have a courtesy car to take you to a nearby Fitness Center or the Fairmont Hotel for swimming if you'd like. But, still much better to have a pool on the premises. I could be wrong, but I didn't notice anything mentioned about not having a pool when I was making my on-line reservation. Other than that, a very nice hotel. I would stay there again...but only if I didn't have my two children with me. I gave this hotel 4-Stars only because it didn't have a pool.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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DavidDavis, Public Relations Manager at The Adolphus, responded to this review, 15 May 2011
As someone once wrote to us, "You may not have a pool, but you have personality!"

We are delighted that in every other way you were pleased with your visit to The Adolphus. Your kind words mean a lot to us.
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Plano, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2011

We had stayed at this hotel when we got married 25 years ago. The staff of the hotel went out of their way to make our 25th annivesary a memory we will never forget!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank MrPassport
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DavidDavis, Public Relations Manager at The Adolphus, responded to this review, 15 May 2011
What a joy it is to help couples celebrate their anniversaries. We are so pleased that we made it truly memorable. Thank you for letting us know.

A lot of guests e-mail us ahead of time to let us know what occasion they will be celebrating. It is such a smart thing to do - and a great travel tip. The Adolphus has a soft spot for love birds, and we go out of our way to make these stays romantic and cozy.

As for being the "Best Hotel in Texas," we certainly work hard every day to earn the title!

May each anniversary be as special and delightful as this one.
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Property: The Adolphus
Address: 1321 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75202-4294 (Formerly Adolphus Hotel)
Region: United States > Texas > Dallas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 201 Hotels in Dallas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Adolphus 4*
Number of rooms: 407
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recognized for more than a century as the iconic address for Dallas hospitality, The Adolphus inspires each guest's journey by offering vibrant and storied surroundings and locally celebrated amenities, all crafted and delivered with intuitive, memorable service. Today, the original address for timeless Dallas refinement re-emerges as a smart, urban destination for a new century of hospitality, promising every guest a warm and extraordinary experience. The 407 spacious guest rooms and suites all have king-size beds. Among the new amenities: a brand new rooftop pool and executive fitness center. Travel + Leisure readers voted The Adolphus one of the top 10 large city hotels in the Continental U.S. and Canada. ... more   less 
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