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


A 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. Due to regulations during the ongoing pandemic, the Front Room Tavern is temporarily closed.

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Some Features

  • Outdoor swimming pool and lounge area with seasonal rooftop (pool is closed November 1 until Spring)
  • 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 - The 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!