Although it's tucked inside an unsightly '60s skyscraper, the Highland retains the soul of a boutique hotel. Formerly, The Palomar by the King of boutique hotel chains Kimpton, it was ceded to Hilton in winter of 2014 to become the first in their new "Curio" line of hotels. But there's nothing all that "curious" about the property. The decor is Mad Men-esque—think groovy patterned rugs and throw pillows, plus the kind of low-slung, midcentury-Modern chairs that feel good to sink into after a martini or two. Amenities go beyond the usual: Guests are treated to loaner bikes and free yoga classes (plus mats in each guest room to practice in privacy), and they have access to a swank infinity pool on the roof. The parade of amenities continues with swank spa, a state-of-the-art fitness room, a respectable restaurant and bar, and service that doesn't miss many beats. Plus, as at all Kimpton-owned hotels, there's a friendly, hosted wine reception nightly. Final perk: Dogs are welcome. Tip: Rooms that end in 18 have floor-to-ceiling windows but don't cost a lick more.
5300 E. Mockingbird Lane, Off Central Expressway
Our Rating Neighborhood North & East Dallas Transportation DART Light Rail: Mockingbird Phone 888/253-9030, 214/520-7969 Prices $239–$300 double, $399–$480 suite Units 198 Amenities Restaurant, bar, room service, outdoor pool, fitness center, spa, loaner bikes, yoga classes, concierge service, Wi-Fi (charged), free parking Web site The PalomarBook a Room Now
Map5300 E. Mockingbird Lane, Off Central Expressway Dallas
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