As you drive down Hillcrest Avenue near Southern Methodist University, you can’t miss Hotel Lumen, especially in the evening, when the façade is illuminated by blocks of color. Inside, pillow-top mattresses, Aveda bath products and spacious tile showers keep guests contented. Outside, a chic and serene heated pool boasts private cabanas and lounge area for daytime sunning or evening cocktailing. The curated art collection includes whimsical metal sculptures from local artist Brad Oldham. Onsite restaurant Front Room does diner-style breakfast, lunch and dinner and lots of classic cocktails.