Thursday, July 24, 2014

Two Nights At the Belmont

I love the Belmont Hotel in Dallas. We've stayed there twice now, and I'd stay there again. It's an old post WWII motel that's been converted into a boutique hotel. Up on a hill in Oak Cliff, it's a bit eccentric and out of the way. And it has rooms with a view. That view would be the far off Dallas skyline. BTW, the original hill was man made back in 1946 to create the view. The Belmont is also right off route 30 which leads to Fort Worth and its art troves.
We've had the same room both times we've visited. Our window faced east and the sunrise coming up over the city reminded me of those in Terlingua. Big and bold and splashing our bedsheets with pink. Bathroom tiles are original and well worn, bed was a double, but we seemed to manage just fine.
Lots of landscaping and that terrific restaurant Smoke, right on the premises. I'll be writing about our multitudinous meals at Smoke shortly. All their meats are smoked right behind the restaurant and the ribs are, without reservation, the best I've ever eaten.
The Belmont Hotel and Smoke make quite a combination.

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