Once a charming 1960s motel, The Lumen has been transformed into a mid-century retreat in an ideal location directly across from Southern Methodist University (SMU), along a tree-lined border of the Highland Park neighborhood. And when urban exploration calls (and we’re sure it will), the hotel is two blocks west of I-75/Central Expressway and a few short miles to the Dallas North Tollway. This boutique hotel boasts a poolside scene for guests only, a four-star restaurant The Front Room Tavern, free Wi-Fi, a work out facility, and enough indoor and outdoor event space to host a graduation party, game-day festivities, cocktail receptions, weddings and much more.

Front Room Tavern
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    front room tavern

    Front Room Tavern is the perfect blend of destination dining and hotel hotspot. With a four-star review from The Dallas Morning News, it is at the forefront of the Dallas restaurant scene, dishing out well-schooled and creative new American comfort food. NOW OPEN - offering outdoor terrace and poolside seating!

    Some Features

    • Outdoor swimming pool and lounge area with seasonal rooftop
    • Smoke-free environment
    • Pet-friendly Dallas hotel
    • 24 hour Fitness center
    • Indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces
    • Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi
    • Concierge service for reservations, travel and personalized attention
    • Four Star Restaurant - Front Room Tavern


    Excellent Hotel!

    Staff was extremely helpful and friendly, room was beautiful and it was a great location, we were visiting the SMU campus right across the street. We stayed in one of the suites and there was plenty of room for all.

    Quick Weekend

    Great very cool hotel - excellent location. Great bar and the food was delicious. Staff was awesome. Room is roomy. Have stayed several times and will be back

    Awesome Hotel !!

    I love this Hotel. It’s so clean and has a friendly staff the moment you walk in. The rooms are very spacious which i loved. Great products from the Niven and Morgan line. I can’t stress how awesome this place is. We celebrated at the St. Patrick’s Day parade and decided to visit Dallas and book a room at The Lumen. The valet staff are on point and extremely helpful. Our room was amazing and extremely clean. The lien was soft, the robes were comfy and the soaking tub was amazing. I love to stay at a hotel where i know i’m getting my money worth. I recommend staying here and look forward to my next visit!