Musicians, artists, and European travelers frequent the Belmont, a recently restored (2005) motel that first opened in 1946. The hotel embraces its history rather than glossing over it, with original tile in the bathrooms, smaller rooms that accommodate just one queen bed, and mid-century inspired furniture. Some rooms have screened-in porches; others face a peaceful garden landscaped with native plants. The buildings are on a cliff, and have stunning views of Downtown Dallas, especially at night. The hotel bar attracts a laid-back, artistic crowd, and the restaurant has become a neighborhood favorite.