Decent hotel with a few issues.
Posted Mar 13, 2017
We typically look for new, uniquely modern hotels to stay at when traveling; and, we've had some great success in the past (Hotel Zelos in SF, for example). So, we are usually prepared for a wide-spectrum of experiences from great to truly bad. On this trip, we had a "decent" experience at the NYLO Southside hotel.
Dallas is an incredible city, with tons of activities to choose from. The initial problem with this hotel, however, is its location. It sits outside of the "downtown" and "uptown" areas--the fun areas. This hotel, however, is more catered to those people who want to hang out on the outskirts of downtown Dallas.
Avg. cost of an Uber ride to downtown and uptown area was between $6-11, depending on surge hours/days, which was convenient. But, the hotel is surrounded by abandoned buildings, warehouses, and other run-down industrial sites. It looks like the city is trying to renovate the entire district, so I bet I would
have had a different experience in a couple years. There's also a really huge police department sitting right across the hotel, which was kind of an eye sore. But, there was also a cool brunch & coffee shop just 20 or so feet from the front door to the hotel.
The staff was decent, but the worst part of our stay was being subjected to panhandling inside and outside the hotel. The staff would simply just watch as the homeless begged for food, which, if nothing else, creates safety issues. Not sure I'm going to stay at this hotel again as a result.