I want to first start off by saying that aside from the Essex House in NYC, I’ve never stayed in a hotel as nice as the Joule Hotel in Dallas, Texas. With that being said, I might be overly enthusiastic when talking about it, but I know that I’m not alone when it comes to how I feel about the Joule Hotel. For one, just look at the shower-head that was in my room! Not only was the waterfall shower-head divine, but they also have some of the most amazing complimentary soaps, shampoos and conditioners from the ESPA spa. And if you’ve never heard of the ESPA spa, it’s one of the best in the world.
When you pull up outside of the Joule Hotel on Main Street in Dallas, you will notice an enormous eyeball across the street that has its own pristine fenced off green grass location. Artist, Tony Tasset, designed the 30 foot eyeball. It truly makes a statement, but Tasset says it’s just an eyeball. Regardless, the eyeball is so cool! You are also a few buildings up from Neiman Marcus, which is so lovely, and The Zodiac is another foodie find.
The Joule Hotel also has an amazing restaurant called, CBD Provisions. You can find CBD Provisions mentioned on many top food lists, such as Bon Appetite and D Magazines. I’ve never tried the CBD Provisions breakfast, but that’s also supposed to be excellent. I’ve had CBD Provision’s dinner, but most of their items were family-style, so I only ordered some of their small plates, but I noticed their menu also changes, because what I ordered is no longer on the menu. I also think they no longer have mostly family style items. But either way, the food is excellent, and I love when menus change, so it always is fresh and new.
The Joule Hotel has one of the coolest pools I have ever been to. A friend and I determined upon visiting, that the Poule is a place where everyone sits around and lounges, but no one actually gets in the water. Except for me! I had to get in just to get a picture in front of the pool with the huge sheet of see-through plexiglass on the end that hangs over Main Street. It’s really cool, and really scary at the same time. You sort of feel like the plexiglass could break at any moment. And the tiles in the pool are so pretty. I like to call it a mermaid bottom, because it is so pretty and sparkly like seashells and gems.
The ESPA spa at the Joule Hotel is one of the nicest spas I have ever been to, as well. The spa is so large, it takes up two floors. Just look at the photo above to see how glorious is the hallway leading to the spa. You’re led into the changing rooms to put on a luxurious white robe. You then sit down in a waiting room where they bring you anything you want, such as a refreshing glass of champagne. I was fortunate enough to receive a body exfoliation, mud wrap, and full body massage. I can be quite shy about my body, but I felt rather comfortable and relaxed in the rooms and with staff. The dim lighting makes you feel instantly woozy, along with the bubbly champagne. It was one of the most relaxing experiences. After my massage, I had a mani/pedi in one of the comfiest chairs ever. The staff continued to bring me what I needed with a bright and bubbly attitude, along with a food menu, where I snacked and lounged with my friend for hours. There wasn’t a single feeling of being rushed on and a need to fill spots. We were sort of the only ones scheduled for a mani/pedi, but they also did not make us feel like we needed to hurry up. Some locals just go to the ESPA spa, and never stay in the Joule hotel.
The Joule Hotel also has one of the best places for coffee in Dallas at Weekend. I’ve worked as a barista at a lovely coffee place in Colorado, so I have slightly higher standards for coffee. I ordered a simple latte without sugar, and it was delicious. The staff are so kind, and there is a lovely sitting area just outside of the shop. Plus, how cool is the design they made me?! I’m always impressed when a barista goes that extra mile. I used to make smiley faces. =)
I was also so incredibly fortunate to have a room with a view of the eyeball of Main Street. I was so excited about this, and looked out at it often. I’m not sure if the price is different, or even which room I had, for that matter, but I’m sure you can just ask for a view of the eyeball. I was also impressed with the security of the hotel, such as a room key is needed to ride the elevator to the rooms. There is also an amazing library I kept forgetting to check out, as well as a few other shops.
How crazy is that eyeball at night, and the detail! Seeing the eyeball, and checking out the Joule Hotel is a must-do in Dallas. I’m excited for all who get the opportunity to stay at this lovely hotel.