Ratings based on 1,377 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 Room cleanliness
3.5 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
2.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
ConvienentPosted Apr 17, 2014
Cons: Needs updating.
It was downtown and walking distance to my meeting.
by Ken from Houston, TX
Old, Stuffy HotelPosted Apr 16, 2014
I expected a historic hotel with charm and character. Instead, I was disappointed to arrive to an old, stuffy overpriced hotel. There is a stench (old smell) upon entrance. The rooms are in desperate need of a face lift because they are small. The television is tube and not flat panel. The bathroom is small and outdated. The pictures on the website are not an accurate representation. The average or normal rate for this hotel should be in the $60-70 range and not $100+. I would not recommend this hotel.
by Mss from Austin
What a total letdownPosted Apr 16, 2014
Location: Go to another hotel
I paid for 2 nights and only stayed one. I didnt care if I was still going to be charged it was not worth staying the entire weekend out. I stayed at my brothers who has a bug problem when it gets humid and or warm, because it was still better than this place. Thanks for not mentioning to my friend and I we were staying in the room that had both one suicide and a murder take place in it previously. It said someone tried to put a few million dollars in this dilapidated hole of a hotel, I wanna know where it went bc I expected better. And no one wanted to deliver along with no type of room maintenance or service.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
A nice stayPosted Apr 5, 2014
The hotel is comfortable and the staff were nice. It is also well located as it is close to the Convention Center. The only problem was the internet connection which was really slow. Hope they solved the problem with that.
for Everyoneby casey from Baton Rouge
Great downtown location.Posted Apr 3, 2014
The hotel is going through renovations, but it didn't interfere with our stay. The bathroom was a little small, but functionable. I've never stayed in a hotel that was able to be as cold as I have at home. They provide a free and good breakfast, and excellent fresh baked cookies in the afternoon. Great hotel for the price and location.
for Everyoneby patrick from cincinnati ohio
flash of the pastPosted Apr 1, 2014
Pros: see above plus complimentary breakfasy wasa excellent.
Cons: It can not be improved but roomsa are small. NOt a hotel for a family to stay in a single room.
Location: Points of interest restraurants and shops all within walking distance,
I enjoyed the art deco feel of the hotel. All staff was extremely pleasant as well as helpful. Hotel was close to points of interests and a DART(Dallas light rail) which makes travel in the city easy as well as inexpensive.
by A verified traveler
HostelPosted Mar 30, 2014
It's time for a face lift or take the pictures off the internet.
for Everyoneby Clay from London
Glimpse of the pastPosted Mar 28, 2014
Pros: Location, friendliness of staff, free breakfast.
Cons: Built in 1925, it looks its age. Only one elevator was working, very slowly. Whole feeling is rather dowdy, but that's not really a problem.
Location: Centrally located, across street from Union Station, convenient for transportation. Easy walking distance to Market Street restaurants, Dealey Plaza.
Hotel Lawrence is perfect for a short visit. There's no need for a car as it's close to public transportation ($2.50 from DFW airport), including the free bus service in downtown Dallas. It's within easy walking distance of Dealey Plaza and restaurants in Market Street, and for the more energetic, the cultural district with museums and classical music venues. It's old, though. It opened in 1925 and looks and feels it. It's rather threadbare, and there were often long waits for the creaking one working elevator. Thin walls between the bedrooms. Stained bathtub, erratic shower fixture. All that said, however, the free wifi worked perfectly and the work area in the bedroom had plenty of power points. The free breakfast offered more than what's implied by "continental", including biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, and make-your-own waffles every day, and sausage patties and bacon on alternate days. The breakfast room had a friendly, conversational atmosphere. The front-desk staff were extremely friendly. None of this is faint praise. I really enjoyed the hotel and thought it was good value. I'd stay there again. I prefer it to fancier places. Pickier people, however, might be more...picky.
for Everyoneby Al from New Orleans
Hotel TerminusPosted Mar 25, 2014
Pros: Low price, quiet, location, comfortable bed, internet service
Cons: Don't fix it up so much that the price goes way up. There is a big need for relatively cheap rooms at big meetings (mine had 10,000 people)
Location: Dealy Plaza (site of JFK assassination), 6th Floor Museum and West End, Old Red Museum, attend large conventions
This hotel is 89 years old and hasn't had a major overhaul for some time in terms of appearance. On the other hand, the Wi-Fi worked very well, the water was hot when I showered, and the breakfasts were happily consumed. It reminded me of staying at a hotel across the street from the train station in France, not only because of the 2* level but it is literally across the street from Union Station, which I used to travel to the DFW Airport and to meet my sister who came to see me from Ft. Worth one evening. It's location relative to the Convention Center and the Hyatt and Omni Hotels was very convenient.
for Everyoneby Shane from Loma Linda, CA
A Do-able HotelPosted Mar 24, 2014
My stay was good. I came into town for the half-marathon weekend. The hotel was walking distance to the convention center and starting line. The rooms are not perfect and I saw how it partly-renovated and partly-"coming apart". It didn't bother me. I also heard the hotel was haunted which didn't phase me as well. Check the hotel out if you need a place that is affordable. **Parking is $10/night at a nearby parking a lot just around the corner. It can get a little scary late a night due to being in an area with homeless.