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12 December 2021
Affectionately called the Big D, Dallas is one of the shining stars of America. The city is one of the largest in the country and is rich with history, culture, and nationally ranked attractions. That being said, it’s no surprise that the Big D receives loads of visitors each year, so there are plenty of stylish places to choose from when deciding where to stay. Read our list to discover the best hotels in Dallas – bookable with Culture Trip.
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, for old-world charm
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Once a palatial private estate, there isn’t a more refined Dallas hotel than Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Everything radiates old-world Texan charm, from the grand lobby in dark-wood splendor, to the suites and rooms in chic 1920s style. The Mansion Restaurant serves up a fine-dining menu in the light pouring in from the big, arched windows, or alfresco on the sun-dappled terrace. Nightcaps are served in style, in the candle-lit Mansion Bar to a soundtrack of live piano music. If you need a little you-time, unwind in the massage rooms or by the huge outdoor swimming pool.
The Ritz-Carlton, for five-star luxury
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Of all the hotels in Dallas, The Ritz-Carlton is the only Forbes Travel Guide five-star offering. The most basic room is described as “deluxe”, and for good reason – the beds are plush and floor-to-ceiling windows give way to sweeping city views. For the utmost in luxury, a set of suites have private lounges and full dining (or meeting) tables. Dining doesn’t disappoint either, with award-winning Dean Fearing leading the kitchen, serving southwest cuisine across three different bars and restaurants. The afternoon tea in the lobby attracts folk from far and wide for an afternoon visit alone.
Adolphus Hotel, for celebrity glam
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This downtown Dallas hotel screams splendor. You’ll receive only the best of the best at the Adolphus, which has been visited by Donald Trump, Oscar de la Renta, Babe Ruth, and even Queen Elizabeth II. Established in 1912, this century-old hotel was fashioned in baroque style, bringing European luxury and regality to the Lone Star State. With a little over 400 rooms and suites, grand ballrooms, a private athletic club, and three gourmet restaurants, this place is oozing with sophisticated grandeur. The elaborate decor, attentive service, and historic European vibe will help you experience what it is like to live like royalty.
Omni Dallas Hotel, for a stupendous view
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This Dallas sky-rise has it all. Guests may enjoy one of the 1,000 comfortable and stylish rooms that overlook the city skyline of downtown Dallas. Adjacent to the Dallas Arts District, the Omni houses seven dining options, including a steak house, farm-to-market restaurant, sports bar, and pool terrace. Take laps in the pool or get a treatment at the spa before walking across the connecting sky bridge to the Convention Center to see a stellar performance. If you don’t find one there, the Omni puts on a performance of its own. Watch from below as the hotel changes colors! Its beautiful lights expertly add to the gorgeous Dallas cityscape.
Magnolia Hotel Dallas, for boutique sophistication
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This grand boutique hotel oozes style and sophistication. While the lobby and public spaces of the hotel are trendy and classy, including their state-of-the-art conference rooms, exquisite ballroom, and deluxe restaurant and lounges, the private rooms are cozy and comfortable, reminding guests of their very own accommodations at home. Another amazing thing about the Magnolia is its downtown location. When you aren’t in your room or at the pool, walk around the bustling Dallas downtown district and explore shops, restaurants, and other fun attractions. If you came to Dallas to explore, the Magnolia offers you a front-row seat.
The Joule, for the extensive art collection
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The Joule offers over three kinds of rooms, four suites, and four penthouse options for guests to enjoy. The hotel has many phenomenal features, one of them being the exquisite art collection. Walk up and down the halls to notice the mid-century mosaics and other colorfully created works. As impressive as the curated art may be, it’s not the only thing to see – the hotel is also home to many boutique shops, including two Los Angeles-themed designer stores and a library shop, where guests can peruse books and sip coffee. Don’t forget about the five prime restaurant and bar locations in addition to the deluxe fitness center and spa.
The Highland Dallas, for a destination stay
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A chic cosmopolitan hotel, the Highland Dallas is high-class. Start your day off with a workout in the 24-hour center, and then have brunch at the hotel’s premium restaurant, Knife. Afterward, relax by the 47ft-long (14m) infinity pool or get pampered with a massage at the Exhale spa, and be sure to pop into the salon for a full makeover, including hair, face, and nail treatments. Finally, meet up with your friends for after-dinner drinks and a pop-up movie out on the patio. Whether you want to work or play, eat or explore, or relax and rejuvenate, the Highland will help you do it in style.
Fairmont Dallas, for fabulous fine dining
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With Fairmont hotels in select locations all over the world, local residents and out-of-town visitors are lucky to have a Fairmont in Dallas. The establishment offers unparalleled service and hospitality, premium rooms and suites, and award-winning fine dining in an artistic and expressive neighborhood. With mattresses topped with plush bedding and high-tech features in all of the rooms, the Fairmont provides comfort and convenience. Combine that with their rooftop pool, exclusive YMCA guest access, and available spa services, and the Fairmont Dallas knocks it out of the park.
Hotel ZaZa, for rooms with character
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ZaZa may sound like a nonsensical word in a witch’s spell, but that’s okay because your stay at ZaZa will be nothing but magical. The boutique hotel won’t feel like a hotel at all, but rather a beautifully decorated and spacious, private home. The hotel offers rooms, suites, and bungalows for guests to stay in, and some, if not many, of these options include hardwood floors, formal dining areas, and garden terraces, all within an exquisitely styled room with 10-foot ceilings. When you aren’t relaxing in your room, stop by the luxurious spa, the pool, which features the musical stylings of a DJ and a great nightlife ambiance, or visit the ZaZa Art House and Social Gallery. The space is very popular for private dining and social events and also hosts many art exhibitions, fashion installations, and even artists’ seminars.
Belmont Hotel, for unique package options
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This retro-chic establishment is ideal for those traveling in groups or working with a budget. The hotel offers around 65 rooms, including a terrace suite and a hospitality suite. Grab a drink with the girls at Bar Belmont, or hang with the guys at Smoke, the hotel’s signature smokehouse. Take a swim in the pool while enjoying views of Downtown Dallas or break out a sweat in the fitness center. The Belmont also offers special hotel packages for guests, including the Girls Night In, which features tarot card readings and drink coupons, or the Romance Package, featuring champagne and desserts.
Suzy Pope contributed additional reporting to this article.
These recommendations were updated on December 12, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.