Overtime, The Statler Hotel has evolved with the city of Dallas. Initially built in the 1956, it underwent a massive upgrade in 2015, and has now emerged as one of the best hotels in the city. From its trendy vibe to the hotels food and beverage scene, this shelter is cooler than an outfit by Elvis Presley — and just as entertaining. Pop in for a drink at their speakeasy and crash for a few nights in their modern, spacious rooms. You won't regret it.
OUR ARTICLEBY: Alex Temblador Contributing writer
One of the steps toward modern manhood is learning to make an entrance. For men, making an entrance is a statement you make in the outfit you wear, the way you style your hair, and how you move and walk. Making an entrance means finding your swagger, an inner confidence you let loose when you enter a new scene because you know who you are and who that is has something good to offer this world.
The Statler Hotel had one hell of an entrance to the Dallas scene in 1956, rocking the largest convention center in the South at the time and claiming the title of “first” in so many ways – like the first to have elevator music and TVs in every single room. In 2015, the hotel underwent a renovation that modernized the hotel and gave it a new kind of swag – one that combines the masculinity of the 1950s with modernity, so that in 2018, The Statler reemerged on the Dallas scene with a new look and new swagger.
Over the years, great men have made an entrance at this hotel, like Frank Sinatra.
To enter this downtown Dallas property, you walk past a few vintage cars into a lobby that greets you with modern furniture, luxe details in marble walls, and funky art pieces like murals that encourage guests to “Take it easy.”
Taking it easy isn’t hard to do at The Statler. The rooms offer a mix of comfort and practicality with spacious beds and ultra-luxe rainfall showers. With minibars, Nespresso coffeemakers, and an environmental touch pad to control temperature, lights, and the TV, convenience and care are taken to cater to you. Enjoy it, you deserve some TLC.
You don’t have to venture far for food and drink. Overeasy provides Southern breakfast favorites like chilaquiles and biscuits and gravy in the morning and a farm-to-table lunch menu. Fine China is the modern Asian restaurant on-site, and Scout, provides American cuisine, in a space with bowling, ping pong, and pool. Bar time is the best time at The Statler, whether its at the rooftop bar, Waterproof, or in the underground speakeasy, Bourbon & Banter.
For modern travelers, relaxing at The Statler takes place on the rooftop pool or in the gym. And if you need to get out and about for business in downtown or drinks in Deep Ellum, a simple text to a free Efrogs shuttle will get you where you need to go.
Over the years, great men have made an entrance at this hotel, like Frank Sinatra. Be great and make your own entrance at The Statler, and who knows? We might be talking about your visit to this iconic Dallas hotel 50 years from now.
Make sure and stop by Bourbon & Banter when you’re ready to turn the night up. Best of luck finding it…
If you get down with classic cars, The Statler will be quite the treat for you
Hit Overeasy for grub and coffee in the AM. It’ll be the fuel needed to hit the concrete for the day
After checking in, do like their wall art says and “Take it Easy.”