I think rouxdog is thinking of the Melrose Hotel. I've not stayed there, but I think it's probably a lot like the Stoneleigh over a few blocks away, on Maple I think. What I don't like about the Stoneleigh is a)price, b)no real air conditioning, and c)the "tropical" style doors that allow every sound from the hallway right into your your room. This is all pretty bad. However, they do have a very nice bar, and I like the pub across the street, the Stoneleigh P (which long ago was a pharmacy, thus the "P"). Back in the 1970's there was a radio station which broadcast from the top floor of the Stoneleigh Hotel.
What I like A LOT better is the Hotel Adolphus, downtown. When you can get a deal. The restaurant there is outstanding, and the rooms beat the hell out of the Stoneleigh.
When I can't afford the Adolphus, I just stay at the Holiday Inn Select. It's very nice, there are several in Dallas. Poured concrete building, dead quiet, even on Central Expressway, indoor heated pool, I have no complaints at all. Decent bar, with typical bar food, but hey, you get what you pay for. I sometimes really like room service breakfast, too. You pay a little extra for that, but it's a treat to eat in your PJs! And the coffee is better, too. Plus, you and your "friend" can crack open that nice little 1/2 bottle of champagne that's been chilling overnight in the ice bucket!
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