A co-worker and I recently spent 5 nights at the Omni to attend some training in the area. We were originally supposed to stay at a hotel closer to the class but when I saw that the Omni rates were the same we immediately moved and we were so happy that we did. The Omni chain continues to impress me with every stay and this hotel did not disappoint.
I had never been to Las Colinas before and I was glad the GPS had directions. A road near the hotel is under construction and shut down which complicates things somewhat. I loved (and was surprised) that this hotel has free self-parking. The garage itself is very small and its apparent that most people staying here are coming from the airport (about a 15 minute drive with traffic). Its an easy quick park and walk. There are a few restaurants within walking distance though we did not visit any of them.
We did check-in on-line and arrived two hours later than planned but our rooms were not posted on the board to grab and go. This was the one minor disappointment of our stay as I love the Omni on-line check in. However the front desk was very quick and advised us that our rooms had just been cleaned and promptly got us checked in. They had upgraded us to a suite and an adjoining room and they were fabulous. I would have gladly kept waiting for these rooms. Really enjoyed the balcony and the view of downtown Dallas. Everyday the room was cleaned well, a few minor cosmetic issues but otherwise very well maintained. The turndown service with ice was appreciated. There was no ice machine on the floor 11, just a sign that said to go to 10 or 12 but since they provided ice each night no problem. Join the loyalty program, it includes the turndown service, complimentary morning beverage, and free internet.
The pool area was very nice. It said the pool was heated but it was still a little too cold to swim in but they have a hot tub. The pool area is shaded by the building itself in the afternoon this time of year. The gym was very large and nicely equipped. A few of the machines needed some work but nothing to get worked up about.
We did not eat at any of the restaurants in the hotel and the menus we looked at were a bit pricey for us. The bar staff was professional and attentive but again kinda pricey. There were plenty of areas to sit around and relax and talk in groups. One convention was there but it did not seem crowded.
Overall I really loved this hotel and would drive out of the way to stay here again. I would be curious to find out if they do a stay/park/fly option to the airport like Marriott hotels do. If so I would stay there before flying out. Staff was great, I love the fact that all Omni staff will acknowledge you and say hello when they see you, even housekeeping. Makes for a very friendly atmosphere. The room pricing at this Omni is considerably less than its newer downtown Dallas and Ft Worth locations and the free parking, great location, great service, makes it an easy choice.
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- Also Known As:
- Omni Mandalay Hotel
- Omni Hotel Irving
- Omni Irving
- Irving Omni