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The 18 best hotels in Dallas, Texas

From boutique hotels to luxurious retreats, here are all the best hotels in Dallas. Get ready to sleep like a log

James Wong
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James Wong
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Ana Astri-O'Reilly
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The best thing about Dallas is that everything seems to come in plentiful amounts, not just the portions and pours but also the accommodation options—after all, everything is bigger in Texas! Visitors who appreciate Southern charm and hospitality are in for a treat. The hotel properties in this ever-growing city serve some of the finest sleeps alongside distinct features, phenomenal spas, unbeatable locations (at a fair price), delicious on-site food and drink, and of course, Dallas glamour. This is one of the Texan cities where it is perfectly acceptable to sport that Sunday best in the lobby and go all-out at the lunch table, especially if you choose to be based in uptown. With so much to choose from, selecting the perfect night's snooze may leave you wide awake. We’ve narrowed down the best spots to rest no matter your individual taste. Whether you’re after razor chic interiors, big luxe rooms and pamper corners, or a place to take the afterparty, something on our list should more than do the trick.

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  • Boutique hotels
  • Turtle Creek
  • price 3 of 4

The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek was originally built as a private residence in 1925, inspired by European art and architecture. Original features like the hand-carved fireplaces and stained-glass windows have been preserved and restored and coexist with modern design elements. The 128 rooms and 15 suites all come with romantic balconies, Nespresso coffee machines and minibars, marble bathrooms with bespoke and DS & Durga products, and, of course, the latest tech. Mirrors accentuate the size of the rooms; the whole feel is Chanel dashed on Renaissance-style architecture. The pool has St Tropez written all over it. Fitting because the hotel is in one of Dallas’ poshest neighborhoods and conveniently a short drive from downtown for which complimentary car service is provided (or anywhere else within a five-mile radius). The Mansion Bar and The Mansion Restaurant are two of the finest destinations in their own right. Time Out tip: Ask for the chef’s crème brûlée, which isn’t on the restaurant menu.

What do you get when you check into a Virgin Hotel? Glitz, glam, and a bucket load of fun, and the Dallas edition is easily one of the coolest hangouts in Texas. This Design District wonder is not only home to a trendy restaurant, the Commons Club, and the Funny Library Coffee Shop, but it also boasts a sexy fourth-floor rooftop pool and bar with views skyline views, including that of the Dallas Reunion Tower. Rooms and suites are design-forward and come with the latest in smart tech, from sensor lighting to wireless charging, and we can confirm the (free) WiFi is strong throughout the entire building (Work from the pool, anyone?). Pricing here is exceptionally fair (by Dallas standards), so do a suite and invite your pals for a SMEG-chilled drink on plush sofas, get ready together in the huge walk-in closet with a celebrity-style make-up dresser, or order champagne to the massive circular soaking tub (bath bubbles courtesy of Red Flower vegan wellness products). Hybrid beds with ergonomic headboards allow for a variety of seated positions and lounging, and pets can join you for free.

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The result of European materials and design and Texan charm and hospitality, the Crescent Court is an elegant and sophisticated hotel in the heart of the Uptown neighborhood in Dallas. Business travelers and visitors will find themselves within five minutes of the financial district and walking distance of the country’s largest arts district. The lavish rooms and suites reflect Southern gentility. Italian linens, soft bath sheets, marble vanities, Molton Brown bathroom amenities, high-speed internet access, a work desk, lint rollers, shoehorn, and individual thermostats are some of the common features of rooms and suites. The suites include a separate seating area, a kitchenette, a shower or soaking tub, and comfortable King and Queen size beds. Dining options at the hotel vary from the contemporary Japanese cuisine of Nobu to a private dining club, from light bites and cocktails at Beau’s to breakfast with garden views at The Conservatory. Enjoy relaxing treatments at the award-winning spa at the Crescent, or tone our muscles at the fitness center. If that doesn’t appeal to you, relax by the pool!

Located on famed McKinney Avenue, The Ritz-Carlton is Dallas decadence to a tee. You’re welcomed by impeccably dressed gentlepersons upon stepping through the grand lobby, where a multitude of amenities awaits. There’s Fearing’s Restaurant (indoor or outdoor seating available), a luxurious spa, salon, top-notch fitness center, and heated outdoor swimming pool. 218 rooms and suites exude old-world charm meets modern touches. If you’re going to stay at the RC, do it right; the Ritz-Carlton Club Level experience is the only one of its kind in Dallas, with its own dedicated concierge, complimentary internet in the lounge, and included food and beverage presentations from breakfast to night time dessert (if you have a sweet tooth, prepare for the time of your life!). Club bathroom pamper products are by Asprey, best enjoyed in the marble bathroom’s oversized soaking tubs, and Club guests enjoy free WiFi in the lounge.

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Anyone hanging out in the Deep Ellum indie district should make a beeline for The Pittman. The 2020 opening is modern hipster luxe with a nod to the neighborhood’s rich history. Think century-old Beaux-Arts exterior and modern glass and steel interiors. 165 guest rooms and suites are splashed with white walls, pops of dark green, orange and gray, alongside art pieces by local talent. Rooms are outfitted with yoga mats, bespoke toiletries, soft spa robes, and a minibar. The fitness center has state-of-the-art Peloton bikes and TRX machines, but if you prefer to burn calories outside, take advantage of their free PUBLIC cruiser bikes. In terms of food, it is all about Elm & Good, one of the city's top eats, especially when it comes to brunch. The open kitchen does excellent wood-fired meats and vegetables, hand-made pasta, and more for dinner too. Don’t forget to take your drinks out to the pool. Kimpton hotels also host fun time wine and social hours each day.

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  • Reunion District
  • price 4 of 4

The Omni Dallas Hotel has a superb location in downtown Dallas, a nice walk away from attractions like Pioneer Plaza, the JFK Memorial, the Sixth-Floor Museum, and Dealey Plaza and Reunion Tower. Other landmarks are just a short drive away, like the upscale Highland Park Village shopping mall or the American Airlines Center. The luxurious guest rooms and suites are decorated in warm colors and have floor-to-ceiling windows with amazing city views. The hotel also offers ADA-accessible rooms with roll-in showers and grab bars. Wi-Fi is available for a daily fee, as is parking. After an intense day of sightseeing and shopping, relax at the heated outdoor infinity pool or sip a cocktail at the Uptown Terrace (seasonal) and enjoy stunning views of downtown. Or why not get pampered at the Mokara Salon and Spa? You can also grab a coffee at Morsel’s, the hotel’s coffee shop, or a signature cocktail and bites at the Lobby lounge.

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  • Downtown
  • price 4 of 4

The Adolphus opened in 1912 as the first luxury hotel in Dallas. The property's stately and elegant rooms have hosted the rich and famous and royals for decades. The recently renovated suites have a comfortable sitting area with two TVs, free high-speed Internet access, lavish furnishings, modern amenities, and King size beds. You can choose from five different floorplans for your luxury suite. All the rooms are non-smoking and pet-friendly. The Adolphus also offers many dining options, including an upscale restaurant and bar called The French Room, the Texas-inspired Rodeo Bar, and the all-day bistro and bar, City Hall. Cool down in the rooftop pool with sweeping views of downtown; head to the fitness center where you'll find complimentary fruit and water to fuel your workout; relax by the fire with a signature cocktail; pamper yourself with a treatment at the minted spa.

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  • Boutique hotels
  • Downtown
  • price 3 of 4

The Joule exudes charm and sophistication. The building itself is a Neo-Gothic work of art from the 1920s. Art is important to the hotel, as is made clear by its art collection.
The lobby bar is the preferred meeting place for guests and locals, where they come for the hand-crafted drinks, superb food, and cozy seating areas. Dining options include CBD Provisions, a modern Texas brasserie; Sassetta, a casual Italian restaurant with '50s and '60s inspired décor; and Weekend, a third-wave coffee shop. For late-night drinks and music, visit the subterranean The Midnight Rambler bar. The chic rooms feature hardwood floors, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and newspapers, a selection of TASCHEN books, 300-thread count sheets, spa amenities, and an iPod docking station. You can do some retail therapy at the carefully curated boutique, work out at the VITAL fitness studio, and then recharge your energies at the spa. The most striking feature of The Joule is the cantilevered pool overlooking Main Street. The pool is seasonal and open to guests only. The hotel provides concierge service and has a fleet of cars to take guests anywhere within a five-mile radius.

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Hotel ZaZa is situated in the heart of fashionable Uptown Dallas. It is within easy walking distance of the business and nightlife action of Upton and McKinney Street and a stone’s throw away from the concert venues and museums of the Dallas Arts District. Each of the Magnificent Seven suites has a unique concept, like the Asian luxury of The Crouching Tiger suite or the Da Vinci-inspired design of the Leonardo suite. The Bungalow Suites are located in an annexed 1930s historic home. The amenities at the Bungalows include a morning butler’s pantry, open-air electric car service to the main hotel, and a night fire in the courtyard. Guest rooms and concept suites with luxury linens and unique works of art are also available. The Poolside at ZaZa doubles up as an outdoor nightlife venue with a DJ and great views of Uptown. Dragonfly is the chic on-site restaurant and lounge. You can relax and unwind at the ZaSpa.

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  • Downtown

The Beaux-Arts building that houses the Magnolia Hotel dates from 1922 and started out at the headquarters for the Magnolia Petroleum Company. Although renovated, the hotel has retained its charm and elegance. It is centrally located in the Main Street District and is within walking distance of attractions like the Dallas Convention Center, the Aquarium, the business on Main Street, and the Historic West End. All the rooms are elegantly appointed, with custom bedding, queen size beds, complimentary Internet access, satellite or cable HD television, an oversized soaking tub, and some have a fully furnished kitchen. Extended stay accommodations with discounted rates and other amenities are available. The Magnolia offers a 24-hour fitness center, an expanded Happy Hour, fresh house-made cookies every night, transportation to corporations and attractions in the downtown area, parking (for a fee), conference facilities, an on-site bar and restaurant, The Lounge, in-room dining, and pet-friendly accommodations.

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  • Dallas Market Center

Where do you stay if you’re an art enthusiast, demand an amazing central location, and appreciate some glam? Why, you stay at the Hilton Anatole and enjoy the largest art collection owned by a hotel, all while taking advantage of being three miles from downtown Dallas. However, you may never want to leave the 45-acre property. The Verandah Club and Spa hast state-of-the-art equipment and different pampering services and treatments. SĒR Steak + Spirits steakhouse serves chef-driven cuisine with magnificent views of the city, while Media Grill and Bar is a casual sports bar and Counter Offer sells food items to go. Jadewaters Resort Pool Complex is seasonal. There are five types of suites, from the stately Grand Presidential and Presidential, which feature wet bars and have a reception room for up to 50 people, to the Standard Parlor. All suites have internet access for a fee, luxury linen, lounge area, remote printing, coffee maker, LCD television, and are smoke-free.
Time Out tip: The pools at the Anatole are very popular with locals who do staycations, so they can get crowded at summer weekends.

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  • West End
  • price 4 of 4

The Hyatt Regency and Regency Tower are two of the city's most familiar landmarks. Go up to the GeoDeck observation platform and enjoy 360-degree views of the city below. This hotel is very close to popular attractions like the Sixth-Floor Museum, the Historic West End, the Dallas Convention Center, and Pioneer Plaza. Its proximity to the financial heart of the city makes this hotel a fantastic place to stay for business travelers. The comfortable and modern rooms offer high-speed Internet access for a fee, HD flat panel TV, bathroom amenities by Pharmacopia, a coffee maker, iron, an iHome® alarm clock radio, and a safe deposit box. The Hyatt Regency is pet friendly and loves to pamper them. There are a few dining options inside the hotel, including a bar and a coffee shop. There is a splash pool on the third floor with food and beverage service available, and a Hyatt StayFit gym open 24 hours, among other features. An underground concourse joins the Hyatt with Union Station and thus provides access to the local public transport network.

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  • Downtown
  • price 4 of 4

The Omni Frisco Hotel is a new-ish property at The Star in Frisco, the Dallas Cowboys headquarters and practice facility. The Omni is across from the Ford Center, an indoor football stadium surrounded by upscale restaurants and retail stores, and The Star is 25 minutes north of downtown Dallas and 30 minutes from the airport. Other local attractions include Toyota Stadium, Dr. Pepper Ballpark, and Stonebriar Mall. Wake up with a cup of coffee and unwind with a glass of wine in the evening at the chic Lobby Bar. Sit down to modern American cuisine at Neighborhood Services. Lounge by the pool on the fourth floor. Work out at the fitness center or, if you prefer, request a Get Fit Kit for your room. The elegant rooms and suites, all of which are non-smoking, come with a work area, safe, coffee maker, bathrobes, iHome radio, Internet access, bedside charging station, data ports, a 55-inch TV, and video check-out. Pets under 25 pounds are welcome and carry a non-refundable fee.
Time Out tip: Secure a seat on the elevated pool deck to watch events on the outdoor field.

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  • Downtown
  • price 4 of 4

The Gaylord Texan is a destination in itself. The light-filled atrium inside the resort reflects the history of Texas, from the first Spanish settlers to El Alamo to today. This fabulous resort is a few minutes from DFW airport, making it an ideal location for conventions and conferences that draw attendees from all four corners. The resort sits on the shores of Lake Grapevine and features 4.5 acres of indoor gardens, a riverwalk, a seasonal water park, many restaurants and bars, 400,000 square feet of conference facilities, and much more. I you decide to leave the resort, Historic Downtown Grapevine is less than five minutes away, while downtown Dallas is just 35 minutes away. As for the rooms, expect a flat-panel TV, mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, high-speed internet access (for a fee), pillowtop mattresses, and an iron and ironing board. The fitness facilities are varied: jogging trails, a sauna, an exercise center with cardiovascular equipment, a heated outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and hot tubs. The resort also features a luxurious spa, retail stores, and boutiques. On-site parking carries a daily charge.
Time Out tip: Let your hair down at Glass Cactus nightclub.

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  • Downtown
  • price 4 of 4

Legacy West is a mixed-use commercial and residential development north of Dallas. The headquarters of many international companies have moved here, and it’s also a major hub for shops, restaurants, and gardens (check out nearby Shops at Legacy). Whether you’re in Plano for business or for pleasure, this is where you need to stay. The modern rooms include chromotherapy lighting in the marble bathroom, a pillowtop mattress, a coffee and tea maker, a mini-refrigerator, wireless high-speed internet (for a fee), a 60-inch LCD television with cable or satellite and pay-per-view, and an iPod dock. As for amenities, expect a fitness center, heated outdoor pool, and whirlpool with poolside food service to relax after a full day of meetings or sightseeing. Be sure to check out the on-site Asian fusion restaurant, OMA.

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  • Downtown
  • price 4 of 4

The Radisson Dallas North is bang in the middle of the buzzing Addison nightlife, and it’s also close to downtown Dallas to the south and the happening Legacy West and The Star areas to the north. The hotel’s shuttles within a five-mile radius are very convenient if you want to go bar hopping or visit the Cavanaugh Flight Museum at Addison Airport or the Improv Comedy Club on BeltLine. The hotel is also conveniently located across from the DART Transfer Station with access to the Dallas public transport system. Whether you’re in Addison for a conference, meeting, or a weekend getaway, the Radisson offers complimentary parking, Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool, a business center, and a fitness center. Should you decide to have a quiet evening in, the hotel’s restaurant offers an a la carte menu and provides room service. The spacious and stylish rooms and suites have all the commodities expected of a hotel of this kind.

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  • Preston Hollow

The Cooper Hotel is set in the middle of a green urban oasis in North Dallas. The extensive gardens are very soothing, so if you’re looking for a relaxing and reinvigorating stay, this is it. Ideal for a weekend getaway, a wellness weekend, or even corporate travel. The hotel offers packages for meetings and conferences that include full-service catering and fitness breaks. There’s an activewear store on site, but if you need some retail therapy, the Galleria Dallas is two miles away. You will enjoy complimentary access to the Cooper Fitness Center, a 52,000 square-foot facility, a one-mile jogging trail, tennis courts, and a heated outdoor swimming pool. You can add preventive health exams at the Cooper Clinic. Relax with the comprehensive body treatments provided at the spa. Guest accommodations include complimentary high-speed internet, parking, access to the fitness center, and Lavender Sage bathroom amenities. Rooms are smoke-free and ADA compliant.

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  • Greenville Ave

The stylish Highland Dallas enjoys a fantastic location near the buzzing nightlife on Mockingbird and Lower Greenville, the culture of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and the Meadows Museum at the Southern Methodist University, and a short drive away from uptown and downtown Dallas. This is a perfect destination for a business trip, a spa holiday, or a girlfriend’s getaway. The Highland is among the best spa hotels in Dallas and here’s why: Exhale spa offers an award-winning proprietary fitness program and an extensive menu of therapies, including a package for bridal parties. The hotel is family-friendly, and it offers a children’s menu and a playpen. Business visitors will find that the business center offers notary public services, plus office and meeting equipment. The rooms, suites, and accessible rooms include a gourmet mini-bar with a selection of organic snacks, an iHome docking station, luxury linens, a comfortable seating area, and a workspace. Pets and service animals are welcome. This is a smoke-free, gun-free hotel, so leave your weapons and cigarettes at home.

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