Popular with tourists as well as business travelers, the modern city of Dallas offers no end of great choices when it comes time to find somewhere to stay. Adding to the luxury options are the chic Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas in Las Colinas – a large resort that offers an exquisite and intimate experience despite its size – and the sophisticated Hotel ZaZa Dallas, especially popular with couples for its eclectic rooms and distinctive decor.
The Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center and Cooper Hotel & Conference Center also offer guests a high level of comfort and quality and are especially popular for those in Dallas for work. Their top-notch amenities provide both guests with plenty of great excuses to kick back and relax whenever the opportunity arises, regardless of the reason for being in this dynamic city. To find the best place to stay, browse our list of the top-rated resorts in Dallas.
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1 Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas in Las Colinas
Although a relatively new vacation property, the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas in Las Colinas manages to make guests feel like the center of attention with its country-style ambiance. Located between Dallas and nearby Fort Worth, this chic resort offers many things to do. Highlights include golfing on the championship 18-hole course; relax around one of the three large outdoor pools, one of which is dedicated to families; work out in the well-equipped fitness center; on the receiving end of some welcome pampering at the full-service spa; or enjoy a meal in your room or at one of the resort’s fine dining options.
The resort’s rooms are located in a number of Mediterranean villa-inspired buildings with courtyards and fountains, adding to that sense of tranquility. A popular choice are the brightly decorated one-bedroom suites with their custom furnishings, spacious master bedrooms, separate sitting areas with a fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, and walk-out balconies or patios. Also included in these larger units are a pull-out couch, dining table, and large marble bath with a deep soaking tub and stand-alone shower.
Accommodation: Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas
2 Hotel ZaZa Dallas
The unique appeal of Hotel ZaZa Dallas is undeniable. Part boutique hotel, part art gallery, each room here has its own distinct flavor… and name. Favorites include the delightfully named “Shag-a-delic,” so named for its retro-styled shag rug. This 1960s inspired suite has bean bags, lava lamps, a king size bed and a futon. Another good choice is a romantic French-themed room with velvetwood furnishings, large gilded mirrors and a comfortable king-size bed. A number of larger accommodations are also available, including spacious one-bedroom suites with a kitchen and private terrace.
The public areas are equally interesting. Highlights include on-site dining, a full-service spa, and a heated outdoor pool. There are also plenty of quiet places to sit and relax, both indoors and out, as well as great local artwork to enjoy. And when it’s time to work out, there’s a fully equipped gym.
Accommodation: Hotel ZaZa Dallas
3 Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas
Overlooking Lake Carolyn and the Mandalay Channel, the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas offers a unique waterfront experience. Despite being just a short drive from downtown Dallas, it’s a surprisingly peaceful location: close your eyes as you splash across the water (the hotel provides paddleboards) and it’s easy to think you were somewhere pretty remote. Highlights of a stay include easy access to great shopping, dining, and entertainment, plus on-site amenities such as an amazing spa and hair salon, fine dining, a heated lakeside pool, fitness center, plus a business center and meeting rooms.
The hotel has 421 guest rooms and suites, featuring standard amenities such as a choice of king or queen size beds, spacious marble bathrooms with cozy bathrobes, separate sitting areas, and great views. If extra space is needed, opt for one of the larger condo-style units with their separate living areas and couches. There is also a large 2-bedroom presidential suite with a private dining room and furnished balcony.
Accommodation: Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas
4 The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
Located on historic McKinney Avenue in downtown Dallas, the Ritz-Carlton is a must for those seeking luxury and sophistication. The sense of being somewhere very special is evident the moment you check in, thanks to the grand marble-floored lobby with columns, chandeliers, and art displays. Notable amenities include a gourmet restaurant with some great private dining options (in-room dining is also available); a full-service spa; a business center with plenty of meeting and conference space; a large, heated outdoor pool; plus a fully equipped fitness center with personal trainers and classes.
The bright, elegantly decorated and spacious rooms are equally delightful. A popular choice are the one-bedroom suites with separate parlors and sitting areas, work desks, plus large ensuite bathrooms with soaking tubs and stand-alone showers (plus a very decadent in-mirror TV). Even larger units are available for groups of up to 16, complete with staff quarters and secure private entrances
Accommodation: The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
5 Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Another great option for those looking for a luxurious stay in Dallas is the iconic Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Located in the heart of the city’s bustling downtown area, this former private residence has been renovated to offer a uniquely luxurious stay in its chic, well-appointed rooms and suites. A popular room choice, the 450-square-foot king or double queen suites offer plenty of additional living space, including a comfortable sitting area and work desk, a spacious private patio or balcony with garden views, and an oversized bathroom with separate tub and shower.
The hotel is also a popular dining destination for locals and visitors alike thanks to the excellent Mansion Restaurant, which serves world-class international cuisine (for a special treat, opt for room service). The hotel also has a large fitness center, a heated outdoor pool with plenty of seating and umbrellas, plus a spa.
Accommodation: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
6 Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West
The Omni Dallas Hotel in Park West consists of 337 rooms and suites and is a good option for those looking for a stylish place to stay close to the city and the airport. Part of its appeal is the pleasant park-like setting overlooking a small lake, offering guests a great excuse to explore the trail network. On-site amenities include a large, heated, outdoor pool; a restaurant; gift and coffee shops; a business center and meeting space; a fitness center; plus an around-the-city shuttle service.
Standard room features comfortable pillow-top mattresses, spacious bathrooms with granite counters and bathrobes, sitting areas, work desks and HDTVs. A good choice are the luxury suites, which are equipped with one king or two queen size beds, a turn down service and free bottled water. If more space is needed, upgrade to the 1,400-square-foot Luxury King Suite, which features two furnished walkout balconies, a dining area, and a separate master bedroom with a master bathroom featuring a standing jet soaking tub.
Accommodation: Omni Dallas Hotel in Park West
7 The Westin Galleria Dallas
The Westin Galleria Dallas is a great option for those looking for a quality yet affordable stay. It is a popular choice for leisure and business travellers. A highlight is the large, heated outdoor pool with its flagstone deck for sunbathing and complimentary lounge chairs and cabanas (poolside dining is also available). Other notable on-site amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, business center, and ample meeting space.
The hotel has 448 bright guest rooms (including 12 suites), each nicely decorated and with a great view of the city from the window seat. Highlights include custom furnishings, great artwork, HDTVs, work desks, comfortable beds and linens, and large bathrooms with granite countertops and separate bathtubs and showers (plus robes and slippers). It’s also worth considering an upgrade to the Club Room level, which includes access to an exclusive lounge area with complimentary breakfast and snacks. (Some pet-friendly units are available and include a dog bed and treats.)
Accommodation: The Westin Galleria Dallas
Housed in a beautiful 1920s Gothic mansion, The Joule is a fantastic choice for those who like a little (actually, a lot) of class with their stay. While popular for its central location, this charming old hotel also offers a great selection of room options. Popular choices include the standard rooms with elegant hardwood floors, Italian-designed furnishings, 47-inch HDTVs, and upgraded bedding. If you need more space, take shots of the 1,000-square-foot split pad with their funky loft bedrooms, spacious bathrooms, plus dining and living rooms downstairs. A number of luxury penthouse suites are also available, the largest at 2,500 square feet.
The public areas of the hotel are also worth spending time. Notable features include a large fitness center with personalized coaching and exercise classes, separate locker rooms and showers, plus a full-service spa. Also worth experiencing is the amazing in-room dining (also available), and the hotel’s eclectic mix of boutiques.
Accommodation: The Joule
9 The Highland Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton
Part of Hilton’s trendy Curio Collection, The Highland Dallas is a great place to stay whether for business or pleasure. Conveniently located near the upscale Highland Park and Park Cities neighborhoods, along with great shopping, dining, and entertainment, this fine luxury hotel has a lot to offer. Highlights include on-site dining, a full-service spa, private poolside cabanas, and a state-of-the-art fitness center offering workouts, yoga, and exercise. There is also plenty of meeting and conference space, as well as a business center.
The rooms are definitely a cut above your average hotel. Typical features of all rooms are a stylish entrance with a marble floor, comfortable king-size beds with luxury linens, a sitting area with a desk, a spacious bathroom with bathrobes and free Wi-Fi. Even better are the larger suites, which offer additional features such as a separate parlor area with a pull-out bed.
Accommodatie: The Highland Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton
10 Fairmont Dallas
Fairmont Dallas is located in the middle of the city’s vibrant downtown area, just steps from the trendy Dallas Arts District with its great shopping, dining and entertainment options. On-site amenities include fine dining at the on-site restaurant or alfresco dining on the rooftop deck, enjoying a cup of coffee and a snack at the convenient Starbucks location, or taking a dip in the Olympic sized heated pool. There is also a well-equipped, 24-hour fitness center.
Consisting of 545 rooms and suites, the Fairmont offers elegantly decorated and furnished accommodations with sweeping views of the city. All rooms feature high-end amenities such as comfortable pillow-top mattresses, spacious marble bathrooms, HDTVs, marble desks and Herman Miller chairs when it’s time to get some work done. Popular upgrade options include the larger deluxe rooms and the Fairmont Gold level units, which include private check-in and a private lounge.
Accommodation: Fairmont Dallas
11 Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
A popular option for business and leisure travelers, the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center is one of the largest resorts in Dallas. Spread over 10 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds bordering Lake Grapevine, the Gaylord offers numerous on-site activities. Fun things to do include exploring the river trails and gardens, enjoying the resort’s private water park and pools (indoor and outdoor), or pampering yourself at the full-service spa. There are also 10 different restaurants to choose from, as well as regular live entertainment, a games room, and a fitness center. And for those who work here, there is a convenient business center and ample meeting and conference space.
Popular room choices include the 410 square foot King rooms overlooking the resort’s central atrium and garden courtyard, each with a furnished balcony, small refrigerator, and sitting area. A version of this room with two queen beds is also available. A number of larger one-bedroom suites are also available, complete with separate dining and lounge areas.
Accommodation: Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
12 Cooper Hotel & Conference Center
Popular for its excellent health and wellness programs, Cooper Hotel & Conference Center is a somewhat manageable size for those who want a less busy pace than some of the larger Dallas hotels. The resort’s reputation in the field is world-renowned and was founded in 1970 by its founder – a leader in health education – and continues in the outstanding 52,000 square foot Cooper Fitness Center. Here you have access to professional trainers who work with guests on personalized fitness programs with information you can then take home. Other notable amenities include a mile-long jogging trail; tennis court; and a large, heated outdoor pool. There is also a great on-site restaurant serving healthy,
The resort consists of just 73 rooms and suites and offers bright, attractively decorated accommodations with standard amenities such as a work desk, bathrobes and spacious balconies. A number of one and two bedroom suites are also available. Highlights of these spacious accommodations include elegant French doors leading out to the furnished balcony, a master bedroom with a king-sized bed, and a separate living room with a pull-out couch.
Accommodation: Cooper Hotel & Conference Center