The Joule

1530 Main St | Dallas, TX 75201-4804  [SEE MAP]Dallas, TX  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

The array of modern amenities all earn high praise
The smallest rooms are tiny, starting at 212 square feet

Some hotels aim for historical luxury, while others lean more toward contemporary-chic. The Joule does both, combining antique accents (check out the massive mechanical wheel in the lobby) with multicolored lighting and modern art. Recent guests say they were beyond impressed with the decor, as well as the numerous amenities, including a library and several shops. The Joule's stunning infinity pool is also worth a look: Its daring rooftop design earned it a spot on our list of the Prettiest Hotel Pools. And when dinnertime rolls around, grab some contemporary Texas fare at CBD Provisions. The hotel's location isn't bad, either; rooms look out over Main Street in the heart of Dallas' historic district.

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Location
Dallas, TX
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 160 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Traditional, Opulent, Modern, Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Solo travelers

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  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating
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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Frommer's

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Alas, the cool vibe doesn't extend to the rooms which are plush (Frette linens, Bose Sound systems, Bulgari toiletries) but a bit standard in looks: shiny lacquered furnishings off-setting, neutrally toned furnishings.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Forbes

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Original marble flooring, elevators and historic staircases were combined with famed designer Adam Tihany’s contemporary aesthetic, casting a sophisticated and luxurious light through the property.

Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2018

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1212 have reviewed the The Joule, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1212 reviews 4.5 (based on 1212 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Featuring modern decor in shades of blue, gray and purple, guest rooms at The Joule have down comforters and pillows, Italian woodwork, Black Merbau floors and bathrooms with rainforest shower heads. Accommodations also feature alarm clocks, 47-inch flat-screen Apple TVs and in-room safes.

    Standard room size212 square feet

    • Internet (free)
    • Premium channels
    • Workspace/desk
    • Minifridge
    • Bathrobes/slippers
    • Minibar
    • Shower/tub combo
    • Separate shower
    • Separate tub
    • Wireless Internet
    • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
    • Adjoining rooms available

    Location & Parking

    Set within a 1920s neo-gothic building, The Joule is located in the heart of downtown Dallas. The property is within walking distance of the Arts District, as well as shops, restaurants and businesses. Inside the hotel, guests will find a library, an artisan coffee shop and a few retail boutiques. The Joule also houses an extensive collection of art, including paintings by Andy Warhol.
    • Complimentary car service within a 5-mile radius
    • Located about 20 miles southeast of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; 6 miles southeast of Dallas Love Field Airport
    • 24-hour valet parking ($34)
    • 24-hour self-parking
    • Airport shuttle
    • Car service (free)

    Within walking distance of:

    • Grocery store
    • Movie theater
    • Theater
    • Shopping
    • Bus stop
    • Train station
    • Subway/metro stop
    • Restaurants
    • Beach

    Dining

    The Joule offers multiple on-site dining options, including CBD Provisions, a modern brasserie that serves traditional Texas dishes with a contemporary twist. There's also Weekend, which offers sweet and savory baked goods along with espresso beverages; and the Midnight Rambler, a cocktail lounge with an underground salon that serves bar food and beverages. On weekends, the hotel serves a Champagne afternoon tea service in the Taschen Library. Americano is an Italian eatery that also has an outdoor patio.
    • Midnight Rambler’s hours are 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

    Number of restaurants4

    Cuisine TypesItalian, American

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • Free breakfast

    Pool

    The Joule has an outdoor rooftop pool, part of which has been built 8 feet beyond the hotel's structure, with a glass wall overlooking Main Street.
    • Pool is open from mid-March to the end of October, weather permitting
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Seasonal
    • Indoor
    • Outdoor
    • Indoor/outdoor combo
    • Pool bar
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas

    Spa

    The Spa offers a full range of spa services inspired by all forms of energy. The two-level spa provides a subterranean level, which allows geothermal-inspired heating experiences for guests.
    • Crystal steam room, ice fountain, vitality pool and relaxation areas

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna

    Fitness

    The Joule has a 24-hour fitness center with cardio machines, strength-training equipment and free weights, plus wellness balls and yoga mats. The Joule also has VITAL, a fitness studio with yoga, cycling and core fitness classes.
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
      • Bicycles
      • Tennis
      • Guided runs
      • Paddle boats
      • Motor boats

      Business

      The hotel houses more than 14,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Ballrooms and meeting venues offer audiovisual technology; projectors and screens; and touch-screen controls.

        Number of meeting rooms7

        • Business center
        • Meeting rooms
        • Meeting and event planners available

        Pets

        The Joule welcomes dogs to the hotel and provides food and water bowls, along with a sleeping blanket and waste bags.
        • Guests traveling with pets must sign a waiver
        • Pets allowed (with fee)
        • Dog walking
        • Pet-sitting

        Wedding

        The Joule's indoor and outdoor venues allow couples to host ceremonies, receptions, showers and any other wedding-related events. Ballroom spaces offer a combination of historical and modern furnishings, along with gourmet catering from the on-site restaurant. The Joule Terrace, which can hold 280 guests for a reception, offers an outdoor rooftop setting with views of the surrounding area. The combined Mosaic and Praetorian ballrooms can host up to 420 guests for a reception or up to 370 guests for a banquet.

          Maximum wedding guest capacity420

          • Hotel hosts weddings
          • Outdoor space for weddings
          • Wedding planners available

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