Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Solana4.0 out of 5.0
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Hotel was as expected, clean clean with friendly staff. Was here for work retreat, conference rooms were not freezing (cool but not uncomfortable). Several restaurants were in walking distance but closed on Sunday. Ate breakfast in hotel, pricey but good.
Great service, very clean and easy to get to from DFW. About 25min from airport. Not much in the immediate area but not too far from anything you may need. Good breakfast and very friendly staff. I will def stay here again. Clean room, comfortable bed and Netflix in the room.
OVERVIEW: Stayed here four times in suites and upper floor standard King rooms, with longest stay being multiple months. Refresh of lobby, bar and “restaurant” area show well and location is excellent if on business travel in Southlake area of Dallas. But, infrastructure issues, very mixed service, lack of real restaurant (read: bar fare), and dated rooms detract. Perfectly suitable for business, but newer, fresher options within close proximity of 114. ROOMS: Corner Suite was large, with kitchen, living area adjoining sleeping area (not separate) with large king, and bath around corner. Double doors were dated and felt insecure – i.e., good shove could open – needs fixing. High floor kings were fine – single sleeping area, king bed, chair (either upholstered or leather depending on room), bath combo tub/shower adjacent to toilet. Linens were mediocre – particularly in bath; and bed comfort same. Robes provided, and mid / low end toiletries. Rooms looked to have recently updated décor, which helps, but layout, style, glass sliding closet doors, etc. betray age. Again, just fine for business of short duration. Low end coffee maker, older fridge, flat screen TV (est 32 in), safe, ironing board, and pull out desk for work. Suggest corner suite or upper level king overlooking pool to block noise form Hwy 114 and provide nicer view. Concierge / club level is fine, with fare you’d fine in any airport club lounge – light fare, soup, veg, snacks, cookies, and soda, drinks. Photos of each room attached to this review. PROPERTY: Again, as with many Marriott properties, lobby and bar/dining area looked to have be refreshed, and they have a nice modern, clean aesthetic – so feels good walking into lobby. The bar area is nice, comfortable, very “corporate travely” – but note that only bar style food on premise. More later on that. Troubling were power outages, flooding that left halls and elevators moist and reeking of mold, dampness. Phones went out at least twice, as did TV service. Door locks also failed twice, and had to return repeatedly to have key cards reset. I hosted two large meetings and parties at conference facilities and they were just fine – typical, what one would expect. Clientele are almost solely business travelers, with exception for weddings, events, school teams, etc. – so weekend are very quiet. There is a laundry room for use by guests as well. FOOD: Not great. Bar style – limited fare – lots of sandwiches and fried food, salads, bad appetizers. I wound up ordering a large number of club sandwiches over the course of my many nights. Applies to both in dining area and room service (latter is not 24/7). Service is mixed. Room service was friendlier, and reasonably fast. Clientele are business travelers staying at hotel naturally. There are a couple restaurants immediately adjacent to the hotel (in fact, in the same building complex). They are OK. The first is Mar Cosina, a tex mex style restaurant that is good, a couple dishes pretty good, if not great, but generally an unremarkable suburban hotel Mexican restaurant. The second is La Scala, an Italian restaurant. The pizzas there are fine, worth trying, if, again, not amazing. I would avoid the pasta dishes, which, at least in my experience were terrible. Also, this is a smoking allowed establishment, so be forewarned if intending on dining there – for smokers a rarity, for non-smokers, likely best avoid and order room service. So, in a pinch, when needing a break from hotel bar food, you can order delivery from both to lobby to pick up – which is a nice option and favorable aspect of hotel. There is also a wine, beer and liquor store in the hotel complex. SERVICE: Mixed bag. A couple excellent, service oriented front desk staff, and one nightmare and a manager who declined to intervene (given Marriott status, especially surprising, but irrespective no client should get treatment received). Perhaps tight labor market to blame, but opportunity for training, and expect generally good, sometimes indifferent, and on occasion awful – again, mid-range hotel fare. Overall, however staff was fine, and a few were excellent. LOGISTICS: Proximity to airport is excellent, with shuttle provided – often arrived from / returned to DFW airport with flight crews. Parking is below ground – and there is a great back entrance in parking garage that brings you on lower floor, next to pool entrance and laundry and elevators for fast trip up to room sans lobby. SUMMARY: Suitable for short duration business travel; but unremarkable, with nice lobby, dated floors and rooms, great proximity to DFW, mediocre food, and infrastructure issues.
Stayed at the Marriott for a 5 day Boy Scout training session. The hotel took great care of the group of 24. The food was delicious and the outdoor pool area was a great area to hang out with friends. The hotel had a partnership with a local fitness center across the street. Per each day you can stay, free fitness pass. Great for if your training for a triathlon, had an indoor/outdoor pool and basketball/tennis courts. Plus enough trails in the area for running. Restaurants within walking distance with a hidden bar that has karaoke and drinks are cheaper.
The hotel is good, atmosphere is nice and the people at the reception are very friendly and try to help as much as possible. I had a couple of incident but was solved in the correct way. It's a bit far from any major city but close to the highway and therefore easy to reach almost every place (you need a car).
The hotel just rocks with its facilities huge area. Tastefully decorated rooms where you feel and home and relaxed It has a pool and do not forget to visit their indoor pool with spa gym The staff is good and so is their service.
My 10 days in Dallas Fort Worth were for a business trip and the hotel is perfectly set up to accommodate the business traveller, I can't speak for tourists or families but the hotel is a little way away from the usual tourist areas and you will need access to transport, having said that the hotel offers a free courtesy shuttle to and from DFW airport, my advise is to ring the hotel as you clear Immigration and tell them what terminal and stand you want picking up from - if your coming from the UK on the BA flight this will be D15 - don't stand waiting for the shuttle without letting them know you're there, it doesn't automatically do the rounds of the terminals to pick people up. The same shuttle will take you into the nearby town of Southlake for local shopping and restaurants, again ring them when you want pcking up to go back to the hotel. The hotel itself is situated in a large isolated campus with access to a couple of restaurants on-site, the restaurant in the hotel is also a bar and serves very good and tasty food. There is also a small Starbucks and shop where you buy the morning coffee and the usual range of traveller essentials like headache pills, toothpaste, etc, etc. The rooms are typical of a 3-4 star UK hotel with A/C, tv, small fridge, iron, tea and coffee making facilities. Wi-fi is not free and will cost you extra. The housekeeping team were very efficient and the whole staff team were extremely helpful and courteous and eager to ensure my stay was smooth and issue free. The on-site leisure facilities include an outside pool (not used by me, just a time issue rather than a quality problem), an up to date suite of exercise machines and free weights and there is a running trail of approximately 2 or 4 miles that takes you round the locality - my tip is to stay on the path, I managed to take a wrong turn and ended up in the middle of nowhere, but that's a different story. All in all, this is a classic example of a Marriott hotel; clean, efficient and very courteous. I'd certainly stay here again if/when I revisit Dallas Fort Worth.
The Solana Marriott in the DFW area is a great property, great people, extremely hospitable....for the most part. On my most recent trip, I encountered a bartender, named Maria, who, I am sad to say, ruined my entire experience. Not only did her attitude negatively affect my entire night, it also affect my husband's entire night as well. For every drink ordered it took 10x the normal amount of time necessary to complete the order and when finished, she would jump around, dance around and finally when remembering us, she would bring us our drinks. At one point a kind young gentlemen server offered to assist us as we had been waiting for so long and Maria had been so noticeably rude and unfortunately she heard this as she made a point to harass the poor young man who was so kind to us and had done nothing wrong. I am extremely disappointed in this trip and will reconsider any trips in the future - especially if I walk in and see Maria and hear her attitude.
The solana is a great location. Right by the texas motor speedway. Thefront desk staff is great. The workout facilities are great. And the pool is wonderful. The architecture is beautiful. Will.come back next year.
While the grounds & amenities of the hotel & conference center are top quality, the rooms are average at best. I can attest to the rooms being clean. However, the beds were firm & left us sore the next morning. The bathroom was standard but didn't even offer an exhaust vent for a steamy shower, which delays use of the mirror. The most frustrating part was the lack of AT&T cell reception in the rooms. After turning the phones off/on without any improvement in reception, we had to resort to standing on the balcony to make calls.
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Free airport shuttle
Located in Westlake, Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Solana is within a 10-minute drive of Hawaiian Falls Roanoke and Southlake Town Square. This 294-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. Texas Motor Speedway is also within a 15-minute drive.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.
All 294 air-conditioned rooms provide iPod docks, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. LCD TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also standard.
At Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Solana, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include 17 meeting rooms, conference space, and a 24-hour business center.
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87% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 255 reviews