Business Traveler (USA) - - TRIED AND TESTED -

Sev­eral stays over sev­eral decades pro­vide a glimpse of the Mel­rose’s rooms of dif­fer­ent sizes. Spa­cious in many ways de­scribes them best, not a sur­prise given that this dowa­ger among Dal­las ho­tels was an apart­ment build­ing or an early ver­sion of an ex­tended-stay at var­i­ous times in its 89 years. Many of the rooms have foy­ers, large clos­ets and nooks that once func­tioned as mini-kitchens, and all of them have high ceil­ings mak­ing even the small­est seem roomy.

On our most re­cent stay, we had a 475-square-foot deluxe king that started with a large foyer, and, in the main part of the room, of­fered a nice-sized desk with two chairs, a 37-inch flat-screen TV with stor­age and a mini­bar un­derneath and am­ple nat­u­ral light from the big win­dows. The bed, with its pil­low­top mat­tress and its 300-thread­count sheets, added to the sense of el­e­gance and com­fort. The bath­room, with an­other win­dow, was gen­er­ous, with mar­ble touches and new fix­tures but an old-fash­ioned lay­out. It had a tub-shower com­bi­na­tion and limited counter space, the only neg­a­tive fea­ture we can think of about the whole place.

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