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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.

Written by
James Wong
Ana Astri-O'Reilly
Rosemary Waugh

Fact: Dallas’ best hotels set the bar for hotels across the state. It could be something to do with the fact the city is one of the most tourist and business-friendly of them all, and thus, has stays that cater to an international crowd looking for more than just your typical Southern comforts. Or, it could be that Dallasites are known for their tastes in the finer things in life, so places to go glam are always a roaring success no matter how hot and humid it is outside. Whatever the reason, we’re glad that it’s serving us world-class hotels, many of which boast art collections, phenomenal spas, unbeatable locations (at a fair price), business lounge access, and of course, delicious on-site food and drink. With so much to choose from, selecting the perfect night's snooze may leave some wide awake, so we’ve narrowed down the best spots to rest no matter your individual taste. Whether you’re after sexy interiors, big plush rooms with pamper services, or a place to take the afterparty, there’s bound to be something on our list that fits perfectly.

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in and review every hotel featured, we've based our list on our expert knowledge of the destination covered, editorial reviews, user reviews, hotel amenities and in-depth research to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines

Best hotels in Dallas

What do you get when you check into a Virgin Hotel? Glitz and a bucket load of fun; 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.

Mood? The perfect pre-night-out hangout (and next-day recuperation spot).
Location perks? In the heart of the Design District.
Budget range? Pricier but well worth it.
Time Out tip: Pack your swimwear and make the most of that rooftop pool.

If there’s one building to best showcase Dallas city glamor and the Arts District’s creativity, this is it. HALL Arts Hotel is one of our favorite stays of the moment, a tower that’s not just a part of the district, but a true extension of it. Think of it as the love child of a genius tech entrepreneur and a minimalist contemporary art museum. Rooms and suites beautifully combine two worlds; clean white spaces curated with enormous photography canvases and playful mantelpiece ornaments; futuristic tech like smart lighting systems, electronic drapes and telephones that look like Hollywood movie gadgets; and of course all the comforts you’d expect of a hotel. Fluffy gray robes, slippers, Nespresso coffee makers and sumptuous Natura Bissé bath products. Some options come with bathtubs that could pass as MOMA installations. In terms of amenities, there’s a gym equipped with Matrix equipment and Peloton bicycles, a rooftop pool and gardens, and Ellie’s, where we highly recommend the incredible HALL wines.

Mood? Sunday morning art gallery vibes.
Location perks? An Arts District landmark loved by creative types.
Budget range? Higher-end, but you get what you pay for.
Time Out tip: If anyone calls, we’ll be taking a bath.

  • Hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • Downtown
  • price 3 of 4

The Joule’s a special stay in the heart of Dallas. Outside, a Neo-Gothic work of art that dates back to the 20s; inside, old-world opulence meets contemporary design, made to pop thanks to the hotel's extensive art collection. Rooms and suites too, follow the same ethos. Expect dark hardwood floors, disco metallic surfaces, pendant lights and frost-glass showers. Downstairs, the dining options all carry equal weight. There’s Sassetta, an Italian restaurant with Tuscan-inspired décor where you’ll find amazing pasta; CBD Provisions, a modern Texas brasserie; and Weekend, a third-wave coffee shop. For late-night (inventive) drinks and music, the subterranean The Midnight Rambler bar is a must. The most striking feature of the hotel is its cantilevered pool overlooking Main Street, seasonal and open to guests only. The hotel provides an excellent concierge service and has a fleet of cars to take guests anywhere within close radius, and there’s a lovely boutique lobby level if you want to take a piece of The Joule home with you.

Mood? Low-lit earth tones and envy-inducing artworks.
Location perks? Right in the heart of it all.
Budget range? Mid-to-high end.
Time Out tip: Did we already mention that pool?

You’ll escape the city the moment you check into the Four Seasons here in Las Colinas; the massive property is a sun-kissed oasis of lush green golf courses, glistening pools part-shaded by trees, and fireplace-dotted evening spaces. There’s also a huge golf and sports club, where every fitness and wellness endeavor is catered to, and the adjoined spa and salon only adds to the ‘world of its own’ feeling. And that’s not all. Overnight guests get the full Four Seasons works—attention to detail and quality beyond compare. Studio-style villas, for example, are appointed with their own private lawn and personal firepit from which to enjoy the sunset over; large living spaces are arranged with couch seating by the white shuttlers; a king bed with ample fluffy pillows to sink into; and a marble bathroom carrying silky L'Occitane products to pour into deep soak tub. There’s really no need to leave when everything is right here. Absolute bliss.

Mood? Mahogany, velvet and some very polished cutlery.
Location perks? A true respite for any city fatigue.
Budget range? Getting steeper, but we’re talking luxury here.
Time Out tip: Settle in for a night around your personal firepit.

  • Hotels
  • 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 fine destinations in their own right. 

Mood? Decadence and then some.
Location perks? Another world – but only two miles from the city center.
Budget range? For when you’re ready to splash the cash.
Time Out tip: Wine and dine onsite, fireside.

Located on famed McKinney Avenue, The Ritz-Carlton is Dallas decadence. 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, fitness center, and heated outdoor swimming pool. 218 rooms and suites exude old 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. Club bathroom pamper products are by Asprey, best enjoyed in the marble bathroom’s oversized soaking tubs.

Mood? Go luxe or go home.
Location perks? Super close to Cowboys Stadium.
Budget range? It’s the Ritz-Carlton, sweetie.
Time Out tip: Book yourself in for some spa-time pronto.

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  • LoMac

Perched in the heart of fashionable Uptown Dallas, Hotel ZaZa is easy walking distance from the business and nightlife of Uptown and McKinney Street and a stone’s throw away from the concert venues and museums of the Dallas Arts District. What we love about this elegant hotel is the personality of all the guestrooms and concept suites. Think bold African prints dancing with vintage Hollywood photography, and an exterior reminiscent of Sicilian Renaissance architecture in Spanish adobe hues. Of course, y’all get a bit of the Big D here too—spacious rooms with more USB ports than you have devices, thick king beds and wide marble bathrooms. There are no coffee-making facilities in the room, however, there is free caffeine available on your floor in the morning. Water is provided in eco-friendly glassware. For something extra special, check out their Magnificent Seven suites, which we hear come in unique concepts such as Zen and Far East. ZaZa also has a brilliant poolside area, a tranquil spa, and chic restaurant and lounge, Dragonfly, that’s one of our fave meals in town.

Mood? Big, bold and beautiful.
Location perks? You’ll be living in an uptown world.
Budget range? Relatively expensive, but not as expensive as some.
Time Out tip: Draw inspo from the décor and dress to impress.

  • Hotels
  • LoMac

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 your muscles at the fitness center. If that doesn’t appeal to you, relax by the pool!

Mood? In a word: suave.
Location perks? All uptown has to offer.
Budget range? Upmarket to match its uptown locale.
Time Out tip: Shrug off your woes with a mani-pedi in the spa.


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.

Mood? Contemporary hipster with a love of history.
Location perks? Discover Deep Ellum, one of Dallas’s top neighborhoods.
Budget range? Getting pricier.
Time Out tip: Brunch is best at Elm & Good.

  • Hotels
  • 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.

Mood? Fun and fresh.
Location perks? If you’re in Dallas to spend time downtown, this is your hotel.
Budget range? Good value for this quality.
Time Out tip: We love that pool.

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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.

Mood? Old-school high life.
Location perks? Get the best of both the Arts and Financial Districts.
Budget range? Reach for the credit card but don't blow the whole budget.
Time Out tip: Eat Vietnamese food at Otto’s, one of three onsite restaurants.

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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. The pools at the Anatole are very popular with locals who do staycations, so they can get crowded at summer weekends.

Mood? Wholesome luxury.
Location perks? Escape city stresses at an urban resort.
Budget range? Worth the few extra dollars.
Time Out tip: Peruse the hotel’s huge collection of art and dream of amassing your own.

Le Meridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh
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13. Le Meridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh

The Stoneleigh is both a contemporary city hotel – with all the smooth lines and amenities you’d expect – and something a little bit more special. Play your cards right in this art deco hotel and you’ll be transported back to an earlier era of high-end living. We love the rooms with the old-school European vibes, especially the OTT drapes and gilded chairs. And if you’re into steak then you’re in luck. Graze Restaurant is all about its prime cuts.

Mood? Wood walls, stone fireplaces and those really big curtains.
Location perks? Uptown location offering a nice walk to the Dallas Museum of Art.
Budget range? For when you want to treat yourself.
Time Out tip: Steak, anyone?

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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.

Mood? Sleek and stylish.
Location perks? A city landmark in the center of the action.
Budget range? Mid-to-high-getting-higher.
Time Out tip: Yes, it’s the GeoDeck observation platform.

  • Hotels
  • 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.

Mood? Where fitness freaks let their hair down.
Location perks? Fans of the Cowboys are gonna love it.
Budget range? Variable, but on the more expensive side.
Time Out tip: Secure a seat on the elevated pool deck to watch events on the outdoor field.

  • Hotels
  • 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. If 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.

Mood? Everything a ‘Texan resort’ should be.
Location perks? A whole little world (and spa) on your doorstep.
Budget range? Decidedly not ‘budget’ but you get so much included in the price.
Time Out tip: Spend the night at the 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. 

Mood? Business with a side of pleasure.
Location perks? You’ll be spoilt for dining and shopping options nearby.
Budget range? Well, you’ve been saving for a while.
Time Out tip: Be sure to check out the on-site Asian fusion restaurant, OMA.

  • Hotels
  • 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.

Mood? Uplifting calm to get your zen back.
Location perks? You’ll leave in glowing health.
Budget range? A good price for the facilities on offer.
Time Out tip: Stroll aimlessly in the delightful gardens.

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