The 9 Best Dallas Hotels of 2021

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Best Overall: Hotel ZaZa Dallas

Hotel ZaZa Dallas

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Boutique Hotel ZaZa Dallas receives rave reviews for its flawless service and remarkable decor. Expect contemporary artworks, designer furniture, and an overall impression of Mediterranean-inspired chicness. Part of the fashionable Uptown neighborhood, the hotel is within walking distance of the Dallas Museum of Art and Winspear Opera House. There are 169 guestrooms and suites, all with complimentary Wi-Fi, a gourmet minibar, and luxury bath amenities. Magnificent Seven Suites add a kitchenette and full terrace, alongside unique themes including Crouching Tiger, Rock Star, and The Last Czar.

If you can drag yourself away from your room, you’ll discover a lush garden complete with a sparkling swimming pool and tempting daybeds. ZaSpa is your go-to for facials, wraps, rituals, and massages. Award-winning Dragonfly restaurant serves American classics throughout the day (think ribeye steaks and lobster rolls) and features a poolside terrace for evening cocktails. Hotel ZaZa is also a memorable choice for corporate and social events, with a beautiful gallery space and a sophisticated private dining room.

Best Budget: Best Western Cityplace Inn

Best Western Cityplace Inn

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Best Western Cityplace Inn stands out from other budget picks for its convenient location within a 10-minute drive of Downtown Dallas. If you find yourself with a little leeway in the budget, consider upgrading to a suite with extra living space and a decadent whirlpool tub. Either way, all room choices come with cable TV, a coffeemaker, microwave, and fridge. Wi-Fi is free.

Other complimentary services that add to the overall value of the hotel include parking and a generous buffet breakfast. Load your plate with hot and cold items and you may save money on lunch. The hotel has a 24-hour restaurant and a coffee shop (perfect for grabbing a cup on the go). From March to mid-October, kids and adults alike enjoy the heated outdoor pool, while a fitness room lets you stay in shape all year round.

Looking for more convenient options? Check out our reviews of the best Dallas airport hotels.

Best Boutique: The Joule, Dallas

The Joule, Dallas

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Located a few minutes’ walk from The Sixth Floor Museum on Main Street, The Joule puts you at the heart of the action. It’s also a destination in its own right, housed in a landmark 1920s neo-Gothic building and filled with fabulous art installations. Rooms and suites boast Merbau wooden floors and custom-milled Italian fabrics. Unwind with a drink from the gourmet minibar, leaf through the supply of TASCHEN art books or fall asleep on 300-thread-count sheets. The hotel also has four breathtaking penthouses.

During the day, the underground spa beckons. Here you’ll find a heated swimming pool and a long list of signature treatments and massages. If you feel like being a little more active, head to VITAL fitness studio to join group classes that range from yoga to boxing. The hotel also has a bevy of dining and drinking outlets. These include Texan brasserie CBD Provisions; subterranean cocktail bar Midnight Rambler; and Weekend, your new favorite spot for artisan coffee and mouthwatering biscuits.

Best for Families: The Westin Galleria Dallas

The Westin Galleria Dallas

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The Westin Galleria Dallas may be a 20-minute drive from the city center, but many families love it for its unique location within the Galleria Dallas mall. You’re an elevator ride away from the mall’s many shops, restaurants, and ice-skating rink; while little girls especially love the American Girl boutique. If you book the hotel’s American Girl Package, your little princess will even receive a bed, robe, slippers, and turn-down service for her doll. Some rooms come with two Queen beds, while rollaway beds and cribs are available upon request.

All room types include cable TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, a minibar, and a coffeemaker. When they’re not exploring the mall, kids will love hanging out by the heated rooftop pool. The hotel has two restaurants: the Second Floor Regionally Inspired Kitchen and fine-dining destination The Oceanaire Seafood Room. The latter has a children’s menu but is also a great choice for a romantic dinner while the hotel babysitting service takes care of the kids.

Best for Romance: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

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Beautifully situated within its own tranquil gardens and a short stroll from historic Reverchon Park, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek is a romantic getaway in Uptown Dallas. Once a private residence, it resembles a Tuscan villa complete with heritage details including leaded windows, chandeliers, and polished stone floors. In the rooms and suites, contemporary paintings by local artists await alongside Rivolta Carmignani bed linens, deluxe waffle robes, and a Nespresso coffee machine. Each room has its own private balcony or patio.

Spend lazy afternoons at the magnolia-fringed swimming pool, cocktail in hand. Massages are offered in the Health & Fitness Studio or in the privacy of your own room; or you can spend quality time with your partner in the steam and sauna rooms. In the evening, the lantern-lit terrace is a romantic spot for an aperitif or two. Later, sit down beside the fireplace in The Mansion Restaurant, which specializes in fusion New American and French cuisine accompanied by a curated list of wines from around the world.

Best Luxury: Hotel Crescent Court

Hotel Crescent Court

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Also located in Uptown Dallas, Hotel Crescent Court has recently emerged from a $30 million renovation and the results are impressive. Even the simplest rooms offer marble bathrooms, Nespresso coffee machines and a 55-inch Smart TV with Netflix and other streaming services pre-loaded. For the most luxurious stay, book the Grand Presidential Suite. With a spiral staircase, a fireplace, and grand piano in the living room and a dining table with space for eight guests, you’re guaranteed to feel like royalty here.

The hotel also spoils with a choice of first-class restaurants. These include Nobu (famous for its high-quality sushi), The Crescent Club (complete with a steak menu, hardwood floors and live music) and Beau Nash (the columned cocktail bar in which to see and be seen). If a night at Beau Nash leaves you in need of rejuvenation, head to the spa with its 16 treatment rooms and couple’s suite. Your wellness experience is rounded out by a heated outdoor pool and an ultra-modern fitness center.

Best Nightlife: Canvas Hotel Dallas

Canvas Hotel Dallas

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Canvas Hotel Dallas is the trendiest choice for those who have come to Dallas to party. The buzzing dining and nightlife scene of the Cedars District is on your doorstep, while the hotel’s own Gallery Rooftop Lounge is renowned as one of the best bars in the city. Picture an illuminated neon bar, 360-degree views of the city skyline and craft cocktails by the fire pit.

During the day, the rooftop infinity pool is a great place to re-charge your batteries before the next night’s festivities. Chef’s Palette restaurant serves artistically plated tapas and entrées while The Library Lounge is a chilled spot complete with books and a billiards table. All room types channel urban chic through exposed brick walls, concrete floors, and richly colored fabrics, plus down comforters, a choice of pillows, and a 49-inch Smart TV. In between parties, kick back, tune into Netflix and unwind with your favorite shows.

Best Business: Omni Dallas Hotel

Omni Dallas Hotel

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Omni Dallas Hotel connects to the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center via sky bridge, making it an obvious choice for business travelers. In addition, it boasts no fewer than 41 meeting rooms of its own – the largest of which can accommodate up to 2,500 people. You’ll also have access to The UPS Store Business Center. When you’re not working, there are plenty of opportunities to play hard too. Head to Uptown Terrace Bar & Grill for seasonal cuisine or a dip in the heated, skyline-view infinity pool; or visit Pegasus Bar for fine wines by the glass.

A fitness center lets you work off steam after a high-pressure meeting, while full-service Mokara Spa is a haven of rest and relaxation. With 1,001 rooms and suites there’s space for all your conference delegates or gala attendees. Each one includes floor-to-ceiling windows, a 42” LCD TV, a coffeemaker and a turndown service. The only drawback is that there’s a fee for WiFi unless you’re a Select Guest member. 

Best B&B: Hotel St. Germain

Hotel St. Germain

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Located across the street from Hotel Crescent Court in Uptown Dallas, Hotel St. Germain offers a similar level of luxury on a much smaller scale. Each of its seven suites is decorated in decadent style with period antiques from France and New Orleans. Expect canopied feather beds, a working fireplace, and an indulgent Jacuzzi or soaking tub. Each room has its own unique elements as well, from a secret passage dressing area in one to a Napoleon III sleigh bed in another. Many have their own balconies.

Reviewers are particularly impressed by the B&B’s gracious staff, with butler service and a turndown service at your disposal. The continental breakfast is made to order and may be enjoyed in your room, in one of two pretty parlors or by the fountain in the walled courtyard garden. Unusually, this B&B also has a full-service restaurant offering sumptuous, European prix fixe dinners. Cut crystal glassware, antique Limoges china, and a glittering chandelier set the scene for a memorable meal.

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