For the stop in Dallas, I was a little torn between the Indigo and the Crowne Plaza. Although I’d only stayed in one Indigo previously, this one won out.
This building has a bit of history behind it.
I arrived at around 8pm, and was checked in pretty quickly.
This time around, I wasn’t able to avoid the pre-authorisation of the card, and I left the check in desk $50 lighter. At the time of writing, a week later, the pre-authorisation still hasn’t come back.
The Indigo brand is billed as the boutique of the IHG group, therefore there were a few interesting bits around. And this was before I’d made it to my room
My room was on the 8th floor.
It was the more standard layout this time around. As you entered, the first thing on the right hand side was the seemingly standard coffee machine.
To the left was the bathroom. This was split into two halves as you entered, there was a sink with the closet area behind.
Next to the sink were the standard Indigo amenities
Next to this was a separate room with the toilet and a very good shower.
Further amenities were included in the shower.
On to the bedroom, and this was a pretty small area by American standards.
Along the front wall was an area for storing a suitcase.
Next to this was a work desk with a large TV above it. There was a power point available at ground level, but none at desk level.
On each bedside lamp, there was a USB port and standard electrical port.
Obviously I don’t know what the Crowne Plaza was like, but I’m confident I made the right choice. Everything at the Indigo Dallas was spotless. The banner in the lobby mentioned that this place was refurbished in 2006, however it seemed far more up to date than that. Despite it being located on the edge of downtown as opposed to right in the centre, it’s still possible to walk to the other end of town. Failing that, there’s a DART stop within a five minute walk.
One minor grumble was the party that appeared to be going on in the room next door at 4am, but I suppose there’s not much the hotel could do about that.