With the craziness that is 2020, we decided it was time to take a much needed staycation in a local Dallas suburb, Grapevine. The city is known for its wine tasting rooms and festivals, and it’s the perfect place to celebrate Christmas in Texas (it is known as the Christmas Capital of Texas). After spending so much time at home, we thought a weekend getaway to Grapevine would provide the escape we needed. The Hotel Vin in Grapevine did not disappoint.
*We were guests of Hotel Vin, Autograph Collection for the purposes of this review. As always, opinions are 100% our own.
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Location is everything
Grapevine accommodations run the gamut from intimate boutique properties to massive resorts. If you are looking for a place to stay near DFW airport Grapevine is the place to be, as it is a quick 10 minute drive.
Hotel Vin is the newest property to open in Grapevine’s historic district with an enviable location on the TEXRail line and walking distance to downtown Grapevine. The hotel is connected to the highly anticipated Harvest Hall, a European style food hall and event space scheduled to open later this fall.
Accommodations at Hotel Vin
We stayed in a Deluxe Queen room with two queen beds and found it to be quite comfortable and spacious. All rooms have a Smart tv, USB ports next to the bed, complimentary bottled water, and a refrigerator. The bathroom had lovely decor and spa bath toiletries. One of my favorite things in the room was the motion sensor controlled under-counter light in the bathroom. Perfect for night time visits!
Many items in the room came wrapped in plastic, including the television remote and coffee station. Hand sanitizing stations can be found throughout the hotel and at every elevator door.
Amenities at Hotel Vin
Upon entering the hotel, guests are immediately met with stunning decor and an upscale vibe. To the left is a beautiful cornflower blue paneled fireplace with a substantial lounge, and the bar and restaurant are straight ahead. The colors and textures mix perfectly to create an inviting space for guests as they enter the lobby area.
Beyond the restaurant is the hotel’s outdoor patio overlooking the Main Street train station. Cocktails and small bites are served all evening, and on weekends there is live entertainment. There was even a food truck the night we were there.
Bacchus Kitchen + Bar is the on-site restaurant and bar serving locally sourced cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, and craft beer. We enjoyed a lovely dinner of crab gnocchi, lamb ragu, and mushroom risotto, with cinnamon sugar beignets for dessert. Service was top notch on a very busy Saturday night.
Hotel Vin is the only boutique hotel in Grapevine, providing a wonderful staycation experience. The staff is over the top lovely, and always ensures you have everything you need. There is a parking lot adjacent to the hotel, and guests can self or valet park. We thought the valet service was excellent, very prompt and polite.
Some other features of Hotel Vin include a fitness center, fourth floor rooftop terrace adjacent to eight dedicated meeting rooms, and three private dining rooms on site.
Once Harvest Hall is complete, there will be direct access from the first floor of Hotel Vin. This will give guests access to seven additional restaurants and two bars.
Hotel Vin is less than a five minute walk to the shopping and restaurants on Grapevine’s Main Street. Here you will find Grapevine’s wine tasting rooms, art galleries, and entertainment venues. We enjoyed the annual Grapevine New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail which allowed us to sample selections from three tasting rooms. It was the perfect way to spend an afternoon on our staycation.
If you are planning a Grapevine staycation, there is plenty to see and do. We would recommend the Farmers Market of Grapevine, the Texas General Store, and Main Street Antiques to get a taste of Texas fun.
Hotel Vin is the perfect spot for a Dallas staycation, so what are you waiting for?