When it comes to Texas cities, Dallas is in a league of its own. Home to a thriving art scene, countless award-winning restaurants, world-class museums and a plethora of distinct neighbourhoods, it’s no wonder Dallas is one of Texas’ most beloved gems. Whether you’re looking for some delicious barbecue at the famous Hutchins BBQ, an active afternoon at Klyde Warren Park or a curious day at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, there are tons of activities that the whole family will love.
When it comes to hospitality, everyone knows Texas is the best. And Dallas is no exception. Here you’ll find a whole host of unique hotels from cosy BnBs in the historic district to iconic luxury names like Four Seasons and of course, the Ritz. There are also several unique accommodation options like the famous Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Uptown’s ZaZa. Thanks to its sprawling size, Dallas is home to more than a dozen distinct neighbourhoods, each more vibrant and unique than the last. Looking to dive into D-Town’s rich history? Opt for a stay in the Downtown Historic District. Looking for a bumping nightlife and arts hub? Deep Ellum fits the bill. Either way, there are plenty of options for every type of traveller.
Dallas is by no means a place to relax. It’s a place to go out, to have fun, to experience and to learn new things. Whether you’re an art buff, a history fanatic, sports lover, shopaholic or just fancy some time in the Great Outdoors, there really is a slice of Dallas for everyone.
The Joule is a renovated 1920s neo-Gothic landmark building that’s right in the heart of Dallas’ central business district. A visual masterpiece, the hotel boasts a collection of original artwork from names such as Andy Warhol, Tony Cragg, Adam Fuss and Richard Phillips. Each of the 160 rooms is as slick as can be, with rainfall showers, Apple TV and a stash of TASCHEN books. The hotel also has excellent dining options and a spa.
Once a palatial private estate, the mansion now has 126 rooms, 16 suites, the esteemed Mansion Restaurant and is one of the most luxurious hotels in Dallas. The hotel is located in the scenic Turtle Creek neighborhood in Uptown Dallas and is somewhat of a little oasis in the city. Rooms have state-of-the-art furnishings; for a treat, stay in the penthouse which features a huge soaking tub and opens onto a rooftop terrace.
With an enviable location in the dynamic Dallas Arts District, HALL Arts Hotel is a stylish accommodation that makes clever use of SMART technology and curated art throughout the entire space. Amenities include a rooftop pool, 2,900 sq. ft fitness centre and restaurant. The nightly turn-down service is the cherry on the top…
The Stoneleigh Hotel effortlessly blends 1920’s elegance and 21st-century modernity all into one. The historic 1923 Art Deco building is in Uptown Dallas, so you’re close to museums, shopping, excellent cuisine and nightlife. Each of the 176 guest rooms and suites have mahogany furniture, black-and-white marble floors and a 55-inch flat screen TV. There’s also an outdoor pool if you fancy getting some laps in, and a fitness center.
This eclectic hotel in the heart of Cedars District in downtown Dallas is for those who like a little edge to their luxury. 76 art-inspired suites and guestrooms add a splash of colour to the rustic red brick exterior, with loft-style rooms and expansive windows in every room. The hotel’s original building is nearly a century old, and was preserved due to its ties to the history of South Dallas. To check out the city skyline, make your way to the 4500 sq.ft. rooftop bar, lounge & pool with downtown view.
The Adolphus is a historic hotel that’s a true Dallas landmark. Opened in 1912, the hotel still retains its old school elegance but with upscale, modern features thanks to a recent million dollar overhaul. You can choose to dine at one of their on-site restaurants, including dinner at City Hall Bistro, lunch at Otto’s Coffee and afternoon tea at The French Room. Facilities include a rooftop pool and wellness center for spa treatments.
Summing up the very meaning of a boutique hotel, Hotel ZaZa is chic, comfortable and cool beyond belief. You’ll ooh and ahh at each of the 169 guestrooms, which include 17 custom-designed Concept Suites, the Magnificent Seven Collection and the separately housed Bungalows. The suites are individually designed, ranging from a Geisha-style suite with silk and bamboo to a Venetian-style villa with red velvet. There’s also an award-winning restaurant, pool and spa.
If you want to be close to most of the city’s attractions, then Downtown is definitely the best area to stay in Dallas. Downtown is also home to the funky Art District and is well connected to other parts of the city via DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit).
Luxury hotels such as The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Hotel ZaZa and Rosewood Crescent Hotel have all attracted celebrities. To dine with the stars, consider Al Biernat’s, which has drawn in Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis.