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I'm staying at the W in Dallas for a week. So what's fun to do in Dallas?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Soph, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    ??????? What's close to the W that's fun!?![​IMG]
     


  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Been several years since I was there, but I remember heading to an area called "Deep Ellum", I think. It was where all the night action seemed to be. It was over the Superbowl and we had a huge party at The Copper Tank, a big bar in that area.

    Hey, report back on how you like the W too, I am looking at a week in the one in San Diego next year.
     


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    spertia Senior member

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    Hey, report back on how you like the W too, I am looking at a week in the one in San Diego next year.

    The hotels vary a lot (in style, service, quality, etc.) depending on the city/location.
     


  4. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    The hotels vary a lot (in style, service, quality, etc.) depending on the city/location.
    I'm headed tomorrow to the W MontrÃ[​IMG]al for a couple of weeks -- love the modern decor. I'm sure you'll have a blast at W Dallas - close to Victory Park, Uptown, Turtle Creek, and high-style Design District. [​IMG] W MontrÃ[​IMG]al
     


  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    The hotels vary a lot (in style, service, quality, etc.) depending on the city/location.

    Yeah, I thought about that as I was posting. I know the one in SD is way different than the one in say San Fran. However, still like to hear about his experience or AK's in Montreal's.

    Has anyone been to the W in San Diego?
     


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    Speaking of W hotel quality.. I have a W gift certificate I need to use (not valid on other Starwood hotels. I checked). Anyone know which are the best? The value should cover at least 3 nights and a nice room service/restaurant meal or two, so I'd like to make the best of it.
     


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    I'd go with NY or Honolulu
     


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    I've stayed at the Seattle and SF Ws, and they strike me as basically the same style: trying too hard to be hip, almost to the point of caricature. However, I think their beds are very comfortable (as is the case for most Starwood hotels).

    --Andre
     


  9. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    ??????? What's close to the W that's fun!?![​IMG]

    Been several years since I was there, but I remember heading to an area called "Deep Ellum", I think.

    Give me a little more information on what you think is "fun". As for Deep Ellum, it was the place to go a few years back, but is dying now. Many of the good clubs are closing. Getting kind of scary now.

    If going out is what you're looking for, try the Ghost Bar in the W or Dragonfly at the Hotel ZaZa. Most of the action in Dallas is moving to "Uptown" which is 2 or 3 miles from the W (ask someone at the hotel).

    Let me know what kind of fun you're after and I think I can point you in the right direction.
     


  10. zatarregaza

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    Ah, man.. There's so much to do in this area!

    As Mark mentioned above there's all of Uptown. Tons of places to drink (like the Gingerman or idle Rich) and eat (like Arco D'oro) or both (like Sambuca). There's even some shopping you can do if you look hard - mostly quirky little boutique shops off McKinney.

    There are ton of shops opening in the complex where the W itself is located. If you can get into Ghostbar you'll probably catch a few local celebs drinking it up there.

    Downtown you have a few decent places to eat mostly in the West End area. There are museums like the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Museum of Art right on the northern edge of downtown. The Meyerson Symphony Center is right there too. I just visited the Dallas World Aquarium the other day with my sister and nephew - this ended up being much funner than I thought it would be.

    Tons of stuff to do in this area. I work in Cityplace tower and am pretty familair with some of the things worth doing here in the uptown area. There's still much more to do. I'm sure you can find someone to point you in the direction of what is fun to do here.
     


  11. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Tons of places to drink (like the Gingerman or idle Rich) and eat (like Arco D'oro) or both (like Sambuca).
    +1, +1, Never been there, +100.

    For a fairly laid back (not fancy) time with LOTS of talent you could also try Primo's, Mexican food with a good bar and hot women everywhere most nights.

    If you are here on an expense account and want a REALLY nice dinner, skip the restaurants in the W and head up McKinney Ave. to Abacus. One of the top restaurants in Dallas. Very nice, but pretty expensive.

    There are museums like the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Museum of Art right on the northern edge of downtown.

    +1 on the Nasher and DMA. Wife and I are members at the Nasher. It's amazing. See if you can find a docent tour going on and try to listen in. Really fascinating.
     


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    Yeah, I thought about that as I was posting. I know the one in SD is way different than the one in say San Fran. However, still like to hear about his experience or AK's in Montreal's.
    Well here are some pictures I snapped... I thought the W was great -- everybody who worked there was very friendly and not stuck-up at all... and appeared to all be under 30 years old! It's located in a safe, convenient area of downtown, the bed was very comfortable, the amenities were great (Bliss spa) and the gym, while small, was nevertheless adequate (barbell rack and treadmills with large screens that I could hook my earphones into). The bar was very hip - lots of pretty girls speaking French (or more precisely, QuÃ[​IMG][​IMG]coise which has a funny twang to it.) The concierge was hot and gave me a great recommendation for breakfast - Olive & Gourmando (http://www.oliveetgourmando.com/index_flash.cfm). I'd stay there again! Loved it. [​IMG] [​IMG] lobby: [​IMG] [​IMG] hot concierge: [​IMG] hallway to my room: [​IMG]
     


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    Dallas Cowboys, Baby!!!
     


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