Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Solana4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
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.
I've stayed here many times when I'm visiting Dallas. The people are friendly and the hotel is clean and inviting. They also have an offsite gym, which is a short walk and has all you need. There is a Starbucks's located in the hotel as well which is a plus.
The hotel recently went through a renovation of the lobby and restaurant area. It all looks very nice. They have underground parking which is free. Check-in was quick and easy, the clerk was nice enough to upgrade us to a suite even though my status isn't an upper echelon one. The rooms themselves haven't been refreshed in quite a while and they are starting to show their age, however, they did have a 50 inch TV. The reason I only gave them a very good rating was the room wasn't as clean as I expected. There were pills under the bed and some dust and dirt in the corners. I told the front desk at checkout and they were very apologetic and willing to do almost anything to make us happy.
We had adjoining rooms with our grandchildren and their parents. We were on the concierge floor, great place for the little people to grab a snack. The only problem was, the concierge room is not open at all on the weekends....that was a bummer. But, the service at the hotel was exceptional and their was a playground and 'hiking' areas close by to help pass the time. There are two restaurants within walking distance...we ate at the Mexican one which was great! All in all, our stay was wonderful....just wish it was closer to other things without having to spend a long time in the car.
At it's best this property is no better than a traditional Holiday Inn. The rooms are dated and in need of significant upkeep. This property doesn't favorably compare to the newer Marriott hotels. The dining is very limited and the area nearby is sparse.
I have a love/hate relationship with this hotel. To me, the rooms are pretty basic, but clean. The shower head is maddening because it is only one of those wide rainshower heads that doesn't have enough pressure. I want to narrow down the flow to increase pressure, but it is not adjustable. Bed linens are great, but the bed is a bit hard. Refrig in the room is great, lots of plugs and lights. The room is yellow-y browns, which makes it look a bit sepia/dingy. The TV is smart and there are good channels if you don't use your Netflix (or whatever) account. But still, the overall feel of the room is more budget than one would expect for the price paid per night. There are so many hotels in this area, many that are in better locations for meals and entertainment. Having said that, the food here is very good, the bar is active and fun. Employees are very, very nice and the F&B people for meetings and conferences are top notch. So I guess what I would like to see is a bit of a modernizing of the feel in the room. Nit picky, maybe.
I have stayed here many times in 2016, for business trips. The hotel has just been renovated, the lobby is very nice. The rooms are large, very clean and with a nice view. Having stayed for over a week, I got the rate for long term, which is really cheap compared to the level of the hotel. The first floor restaurant is of excellent quality, professional staff and friendly. The hotel has a magnificent outdoor pool, surrounded by greenery. It also has free underground parking, very rare in this area, but very helpful to have the car in the morning cool in the hot Texas summer, and of course in the event of thunderstorms. The gym is equipped with the excellent brand tools, the hotel also provides free passes to the nearby fitness center, complete with everything including tennis courts and indoor pool. This is my preferred hotel in the area of Grapevine / Roanoke.
- 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 conference space, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.
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87% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 249 reviews