A quaint Dallas mansion
Situated in a converted 1906 Victorian mansion in the leafy Uptown neighborhood of Dallas, Texas, is the intimate and romantic Hôtel St. Germain. The seasonal hotel (open early October through May) offers seven lavishly appointed suites, each one uniquely decorated and filled with French antique furnishings, many of which come from proprietor Claire Heymann’s personal travels to France. Highlights include signature touches such as the 17th century Aubusson tapestry and Baccarat chandelier in the main dining room, the carved antique beds surrounded by silk canopies in the bedrooms, and the quaint vintage key displays on the wall in front of the reception desk.
Another stellar aspect of the hotel is its formal dining restaurant, which serves a sumptuous seven-course prix-fixe meal of elegant French-inspired cuisine in an intimate dining room setting. While there, be sure to enjoy the extensive wine and champagne selection from the restaurant’s cellar.
Although the hotel's small size might not be for everyone, its charm is in the fact that it’s a distinctive getaway far removed from the impersonal nature of corporate chain hotels.