The Lumen

6101 Hillcrest Avenue, Dallas, TX, USA
University Park

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Hotel Description

Say what you will about the grand Texas opulence of old — efforts are underway to inaugurate a leaner, cleaner, design-savvy wave of boutiques with the charisma and charm to hold their own against the coastal heavyweights. Yes, even in Dallas, rarely the birthplace of trendy novelty; even across the street from Southern Methodist University, change is a-comin’. The Lumen saw opportunity in a former mid-century motel and took it, crafting a must-stay with modernist flavor in the process.

They did well by that heritage, preserving elements of the original layout in the process of refreshing the space; a nod to relatives on a campus visit, maybe, but also a shrewd move in today’s design landscape. A polished lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows gives way to a bustling roster of public spaces — Front Room Tavern, notably, is the site of the daily wine hour, and a dependable purveyor of craft cocktails and new-American comfort classics. Upstairs, Texas-sized rooms fulfill needs both classic (Frette pillow-top bedding, sun-drenched views) and contemporary (flatscreens, iHome docking stations) in a luxe grayscale ambience, with a yoga mat and Atelier Bloem bath amenities in every room.

This being Texas, the outdoor pool is an absolute must, in season; private cabanas with poolside service make it an all-day affair, if you like. A 24-hour fitness center boasts a full roster of state-of-the-art machines, while free bikes at reception make it rather easy to explore Park Cities — towncars are also available for journeys of up to three miles. However you choose to go, it’s a thriving, university-driven neighborhood with plenty of quality dining and retail options.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 60 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Extra beds are not available at The Lumen, a Kimpton Hotel.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Extra beds are not available at The Lumen, a Kimpton Hotel.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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