Hotels in Dallas
Before you start researching Dallas hotels, keep this in mind: Uptown is where most people live and play, Downtown is the city's business center. Hotels in Dallas's Downtown target business travelers more than leisure ones, though that does mean you can occasionally find weekend bargains and Downtown is only a 10-minute drive from Uptown. Among the best hotels in Dallas is the Hotel ZaZa. The exterior of this hotel overlooking Uptown's McKinney Boulevard is Mediterranean, but the interiors have an eclectic mix of styles with 153 large guestrooms as well as 16 unique signature suites (for example, Opium has a Persian theme; Medusa is inspired by the Italian Renaissance).
Some other hotels in Dallas offer a resort atmosphere, as long as you don't mind a short drive to the city center. The Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas has a par-70 golf course, tennis courts, and four pools, all about a 20-minute drive from Uptown.
Limestone landmark in Dallas’s Uptown neighborhood; an outpost of chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s namesake restaurant occupies the first floor.
The Dallas icon of luxury, founded in 1980 when oil heiress Caroline Rose Huntturned a circa-1925 cotton magnate’s mansion into an outstanding property, undertook a full freshening up for its 30th anniversary.
Indulging in maple-and-peppercorn-soaked buffalo tenderloin from celebrity chef Dean Fearing, relaxing with a massage in the 12,000-square-foot spa, heading to lunch in a Bentley town car—these are some of the highlights of a stay at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas.
Surrounded by 400 acres of North Texas hills and minutes from downtown, with 431 rooms and a spa.
Established in 1912 by beer magnate Adolphus Busch, this downtown hotel has welcomed A-list guests like Queen Elizabeth II, Babe Ruth, and Donald Trump.
From companion goldfish available upon request to chilled peach tea in the lobby, the Kimpton Palomar Hotel is all about the little extras.
Set in a Queen Anne-style house built in 1909 on what was originally called “Millionaires’ Row,” the Hotel St. Germain opened as a bed-and-breakfast in 1991. A butler is poised at the check-in desk to offer complimentary champagne upon arrival.
While this 1927 Neo-Gothic building still maintains many of its historic features, it also has a modern cantilevered rooftop pool, a Charlie Palmer restaurant, and a $20 million–plus art collection, including works by Andy Warhol and Richard Phillips.
From its dominant vantage point on a high hill in Oak Cliff, the Belmont Hotel commands spectacular views of the Dallas skyline. The only word of warning guests should heed before booking a room is that once they arrive, they may never want to leave.
Overlooking Uptown's McKinney Avenue, ZaZa is a French Mediterranean-inspired villa that also incorporates styles from across the globe. Public spaces are adorned with crystal chandeliers and imported African prints, but the highlight here is the design of the hotel's 153 guestrooms.
With room names like “Mega Room” and “Wow Suite,” W Dallas–Victory inspires high expectations and, much to the delight of its guests, consistently exceeds them.