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Welcome to Cambria Dallas Downtown!

Cambria Dallas Downtown offers a culturally rich experience through design, art, history, and modernization like no other hotel. Our hotel is an adaptive reuse of Dallas’s landmark Tower Petroleum Building in the Harwood Historic District, at the corner of Elm Street and St. Paul Street, formerly the Tower Theater and known for popular cinema and happenings in downtown Dallas.

With modern amenities tastefully integrated into the Tower Petroleum Building's phenomenal Art Deco style, our truly unique downtown Dallas hotel creates a boutique travel experience unlike anywhere else in in the city.

Classic Art Deco Architecture

This boutique hotel repurposed original terrazzo tile, rose granite stonework, Ashford black marble, and authentic brass elevator doors to preserve the craftsmanship and authenticity of the hotel. Reflecting the Art Deco era of 1930’s, the hotel boasts open public spaces with geometric patterns and furnishings, a large bar and lounge with chef’s table, booths, and nestled seating for easy conversation.

Cool teal and chocolate wall colors offer flavor in the lobby, welcoming guests to experience a sense of space filled with heritage and infused with today’s modern technologies and plush appointments. At every turn, you'll find immaculately restored design accents, grand style and craftsmanship, and an admiration for the building's phenomenal Art Deco style.

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History of the Tower Petroleum Building, Dallas

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The brand-new Cambria Dallas Downtown may be reinventing the hotel experience for the modern traveler, but our roots date back to the 1930's. Located in the iconic Tower Petroleum Building, we embrace our building's history and embodies the spirit of Downtown Dallas.

In 1931, the 23-story Art Deco skyscraper opened in downtown Dallas, making waves as the city's most marvelous, modern office building. With its iconic zig-zag styling and intricate facade, the Tower Petroleum Building immediately became a hallmark of the Dallas skyline.

About the Architect

The Tower Petroleum Building was designed by famed Texan Mark Lemmon, who had spent years traveling the country, designing legendary hotels like The Commodore in New York City and The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Upon return home to Texas in 1921, Lemmon contributed to the architecture of some of the state's most recognizable buildings, including the Natural History and the Hall of State, buildings on the campus of Southern Methodist University, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, the Cotton Bowl, and the fabled Cokesbury Bookstore, which hosted book signings by F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, and Howard Cosell.

A Rich History

In the first two decades of its life, the Tower Petroleum Building also acted as the central hub for the Dallas Theatre Row and the city's arts community. During the 1930's and 1940's people traveled across Texas to catch a show at the property's Tower Theater, which was just behind the Tower Petroleum Building, to see some of Dallas's most exciting and majestic productions. In 1951, the Tower Theatre drew the curtain for the final time, and the Corrigan Tower replaced the beloved Tower Theater.

The building's 12th floor was also home to the FBI from 1937 to 1943.

Introducing Cambria Dallas Downtown

Now fast forward to 2016 when Choice Hotels announced its plans for the Cambria Dallas Downtown, an upscale but never uptight hotel for the modern business travel. Over the next two years, Choice Hotels and John Kirtland spared no expense curating a truly singular, modern travel experience that pays its respects to the Tower Petroleum Building's storied past and iconic Art Deco architecture. Cambria Dallas Downtown opened its doors for the first time in December 2017 and has been delivering boutique accommodations, tech-forward amenities, and genuine Texas hospitality ever since.

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The Cambria Approach

Welcome to the upscale but never uptight Cambria Downtown, where everybody is somebody! At our hotel you won't just find reverence for the past (though our building's Art Deco style is pretty awesome), you'll also find a hotel experience designed for the modern business traveler. With tons of tech-minded amenities, an amazing on-site bar with a special program dedicated to giving you a look into our community, as well as a curated experience in the heart of the city, our Cambria hotel puts you in a prime position to blend business and fun in the amazingly beautiful Tower Petroleum Building.

In the Heart of Downtown Dallas

Just steps from Art Deco grandeur of our hotel, you'll find downtown Dallas's rich tapestry of history, culture, and business. Less than a mile from Cambria Dallas Downtown is the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, which provides a variety of exciting concerts and expos throughout the year. We’re also just down the street from the JFK Museum, steps away from the local Majestic Theatre, and surrounded the city's very best restaurants.

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Downtown Dallas Accommodations

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Due to the integrity of the Tower Petroleum Building, our accommodations are oversized with unique characteristics in each room. The room décor is designed to enhance the Art Deco architecture of the building with the lighting fixtures, bedroom wall décor.

Rooms offer city views and tons of natural daylight, Beautyrest mattresses with plush padding, duvet, and crisp white upgraded linens. Guests will also enjoy a large working desk and office chair, extra seating with a reading chair and ottoman, credenza with coffee maker and mini-fridge, 50" mounted SMART TV’s, and a built-in armoire with laptop size safe, iron and board, and drawers.

Our spacious bathrooms feature walk-in showers, granite countertops, backlit mirrors, and premium spa products. To deliver a truly modern experience in a vintage space, Cambria Dallas Downtown provides upscale appointments and features in our rooms like Cubie Alarm Clock Charging Stations with Bluetooth Speaker, Acca Kappa toiletries from Italy, upgraded thick bath towels.

Explore Our Art Deco Inspired Rooms

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Cambria Dallas Downtown
1907 Elm Street,
Dallas, TX 75201

(214) 220-2900

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