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12 Top-Rated Resorts in Dallas, TX

Written by Bryan Dearsley
Jul 27, 2020

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As popular among tourists as it is for those traveling on business, the modern city of Dallas, Texas, offers no end of great choices when it's time to find somewhere great to stay.

Topping the luxury options in the "Big D," as locals call it, are the chic Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. The latter is especially popular, and is so large a resort that, despite its size, it manages to provide an exquisite and intimate experience.

Another great option to consider is the sophisticated Hotel ZaZa Dallas, particularly popular among couples seeking a romantic getaway for its eclectic rooms and distinctive décor.

Also offering guests a high degree of comfort and quality, the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center and Cooper Hotel & Conference Center are particularly popular for those in Dallas for work. Thanks to their first-rate amenities, both offer guests plenty of great excuses to kick back and relax when the chance arises, whatever the reason for being in this dynamic city.

To find the very best places to stay, be sure to browse our list of the top resorts in Dallas, Texas.

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1. Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

Photo Source: Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas
Photo Source: Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

Although a relatively new vacation property, the 5-star Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas manages to ensure guests feel as if they're the center of attention thanks its country-club ambience.

Situated between Dallas and nearby Fort Worth, this chic resort offers many fun activities and things to do. Highlights include golfing on its championship 18-hole course; relaxing around any one of its three large outdoor swimming pools, one of which is dedicated to families; or working out in the well-equipped fitness center.

Another popular activity includes being on the receiving end of some much-welcome pampering at the resort's full-service spa. The resort's fine-dining restaurant, LAW, is well worth mentioning; guests can enjoy a meal in their room or at this or one of the resort's other fun eateries.

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 seating areas with a fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, and walkout balconies or patios. Also included in these larger units are a pullout couch, dining table, and large marble bath with a deep soaker bathtub and stand-alone shower.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

2. Hotel ZaZa Dallas

Photo Source: Hotel ZaZa Dallas
Photo Source: Hotel ZaZa Dallas

There's no denying the unique appeal of the 4-star Hotel ZaZa Dallas. 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-style shag carpet. This 60s-inspired suite also comes with other period features, including beanbags, lava lamps, a king bed, plus a futon.

Another great choice is a romantic French-themed room with velvet-clad furniture, large gilded mirrors, and a comfy king-sized bed. A number of larger units are also available, including spacious one-bedroom suites with kitchens and private terraces.

The public spaces are equally interesting. Highlights include on-site dining, a full-service spa, and a heated outdoor swimming pool. There are also plenty of quiet places to sit down 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 area.

Accommodation: Hotel ZaZa Dallas

3. Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas

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Photo Source: Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas

Located overlooking Lake Carolyn and on the Mandalay Canal, the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas offers a unique urban waterfront experience. Despite being just a short drive from downtown Dallas, this popular 4-star hotel is set in a surprisingly peaceful location: close your eyes as you splash about on the water (the hotel offers paddleboards) and you'd easily think you were somewhere quite remote.

Highlights of a stay include easy access to great shopping, dining, and entertainment, plus on-site amenities such as a great day spa and hair salon, a fine-dining restaurant, a heated lakeside swimming pool, a fitness center, plus a business center and meeting rooms. Both valet- and self-parking options are available.

When it comes time to bed down for the night, the hotel has 421 rooms and suites from which to choose. These come with standard features including a choice of king or queen beds, spacious marble bathrooms with cozy bathrobes, separate sitting areas, and great views.

If additional space is needed, opt for one of the larger condo-style units with their separate living areas and couches. There's also a huge 2,890-square-foot, two-bedroom presidential suite, which features its own dining room and furnished balcony.

Accommodation: Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas

4. The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

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Photo Source: The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

Located on historic McKinney Avenue in uptown Dallas, the elegant 5-star Ritz-Carlton is a must-stay for those who crave luxury and sophistication. The feeling you're somewhere quite special is evident the moment you check in, thanks to the large marble-floored lobby with its columns, chandeliers, and art displays.

Notable amenities include a fine-dining restaurant with a number of great private dining options, including a delicious afternoon tea experience and private dining (in-room dining is also available).

There's also a full-service spa and a business center with plenty of meeting and function space that's also popular for weddings. Also worth mentioning are the large heated outdoor swimming pool, as well as the fully-equipped fitness center offering personal trainers and classes.

The bright, elegantly decorated and spacious rooms are equally delightful. A popular choice are the one-bedroom suites with their separate parlors and seating areas, work desks, plus large ensuite bathrooms with soaker bathtubs 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 private secure entrances

Accommodation: The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

5. Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

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Photo Source: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Another great 5-star option for those seeking a luxurious stay in Dallas is the iconic Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Situated in the midst of the city's bustling downtown core, this former private home has been refurbished and offers a unique luxury stay in its chic, well-appointed rooms and suites.

The 450-square-foot king or double queen suites are a popular choice of accommodations and offer plenty of additional living space. Notable features include a comfy seating area plus a work desk, a spacious private patio or balcony with a garden view, and an oversized bathroom with separate bathtub and shower.

The hotel is also a popular dining destination for locals and visitors alike thanks to the excellent Mansion Restaurant serving world-class international cuisine. For a special dining experience, opt for the in-room service.

The hotel also has a good-sized fitness center, a heated outdoor swimming pool with plenty of lounge seating and umbrellas, plus a full-service spa.

Accommodation: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

6. Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West

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Photo Source: Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West

Consisting of 337 rooms and suites, the Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West is a good option for those seeking a classy place to stay that's close to the city as well as its airport. Part of the appeal is its pleasant park-like setting overlooking a small lake, and offering guests a great excuse to venture out and stroll its network of paths.

On-site amenities include a large heated outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, plus gift and coffee shops. There's also a business center and meeting space, a fitness center, plus an around-the-city shuttle service.

Standard room features include comfortable pillow-top mattresses, spacious bathrooms with granite counters and bathrobes, seating areas, work desks, and HDTVs. A good choice are the deluxe suites, which come with either a king or two queen beds, evening turndown service, plus free bottled water.

If even more space is needed, upgrade to the 1,400-square-foot Luxury King Suite. This very elegant unit comes with two furnished walkout balconies, a dining area, plus a separate master bedroom with a large ensuite bathroom featuring a stand-a jet bathtub.

Accommodation: Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West

7. The Westin Galleria Dallas

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Photo Source: The Westin Galleria Dallas

A great option for those looking for a good quality yet more affordable 4-star stay, The Westin Galleria Dallas is a popular choice for vacationers and business travelers alike. A highlight is the large heated outdoor swimming 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, a business center, a number of restaurants, and plenty of meeting space.

The hotel has 448 bright guest rooms all told, including 12 suites. Each of these pleasantly decorated units offers great views over the city from the window seat. Other notable highlights include custom furniture, great artwork, large-screen HDTVs, work desks, and comfortable beds and bedding. The large bathrooms with granite countertops and separate bathtubs and showers (plus bathrobes and slippers) are another plus.

For those with the resources, it's also worthwhile considering an upgrade to the Club Room level. These classy rooms provide access to an exclusive lounge area with complimentary breakfasts and snacks. Some pet-friendly units are available, and include a dog bed and treats.

Accommodation: The Westin Galleria Dallas

8. The Joule

Photo Source: The Joule
Photo Source: The Joule

Set in a magnificent 1920s gothic mansion, The Joule is a fantastic choice of hotel for those who like a little (actually, a lot) of class with their stay. While popular for its central location, this charming old 4-star hotel also offers a great selection of room options. Popular choices include the standard size rooms with their elegant hardwood floors, Italian-designed furnishings, 47-inch HDTVs, and upgraded bedding.

If more space is required, shoot for the 1,000-square-foot split-level pads with their funky loft bedrooms, spacious bathrooms, plus downstairs dining and living rooms. A number of luxurious penthouse suites are also available, the largest covering an area of 2,500 square feet.

The public parts of the hotel are also worth spending time in. Notable features include a large fitness center offering personal coaching and workout classes, along with separate change rooms and showers. The hotel also boasts a full-service spa that is popular with day guests, too.

Also worth experiencing is the great dining in the hotel's on-site restaurant, which also offers in-room dining. The hotel's eclectic mix of boutique shops are also worth checking out. Valet parking is available, and recommended.

Accommodation: The Joule

9. The Highland Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton

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Photo Source: The Highland Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton

Part of the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand's trendy Curio Collection, The Highland Dallas is a great place to stay, whether for business or pleasure. Conveniently located near the posh Highland Park and Park Cities neighborhoods, along with great shopping, dining, and entertainment, this fine luxury hotel has much to commend it.

Highlights include on-site dining, a full-service spa, private poolside cabana rentals, and a state-of-the-art fitness center offering workouts, yoga, and training. There's also plenty of meeting and function space, too, along with a business center.

The rooms are certainly a cut above your average hotel. Typical features found in all rooms include a classy marble-floored entrance way, comfy king beds with upgraded linens, a seating area with a work desk, spacious bathrooms with bathrobes, and free Wi-Fi. Better still are the larger suites, which come with additional features such as a separate parlor room with a pullout bed.

Accommodation: The Highland Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton

10. Fairmont Dallas

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Photo Source: Fairmont Dallas

Situated in the midst of the city's downtown core, Fairmont Dallas is just steps away from the trendy Dallas Arts District with its great shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities. On-site amenities include fine dining in the hotel's restaurant, or dining alfresco on the rooftop terrace while enjoying magnificent views over the city.

Fancy a coffee and a snack? Then head to the handy on-site Starbucks location. For relaxation, why not take a dip in the Olympic-sized heated swimming pool. There's also a well-equipped, 24-hour fitness center. Valet parking is also offered.

Consisting of 545 rooms and suites, the Fairmont offers elegantly decorated and furnished accommodations with great city views. All rooms include high-quality features such as comfortable pillow-top mattresses, spacious marble bathrooms, and HDTVs. Need to work? These rooms even come with classy marble-topped desks and Herman Miller chairs.

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

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Photo Source: Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

A popular option for business travelers and vacationers alike, the 4-star Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center is one of the largest resorts in Dallas.

Spread across a carefully landscaped 4.5-acre site adjacent to Lake Grapevine, the Gaylord offers plenty of on-site activities. Fun things to do include exploring the riverwalk trails and gardens, enjoying the resort's private water park and swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), or indulging yourself in the full-service spa.

There are also 10 different restaurants to choose from, which are especially popular for their Thanksgiving and Christmas menus. Also worth checking out are the regular live entertainment options, along with a games room and a fitness center. And for those here for work, there's a handy business center and ample meeting and convention space.

Popular room choices include the 410-square-foot king rooms overlooking the resort's central atrium and indoor garden, each with a furnished balcony, mini-fridge, and lounge area. A version of this room with two queen beds is also available. A number of larger one-bedroom suites are also available with separate dining and seating areas.

Accommodation: Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

12. Cooper Hotel & Conference Center

Photo Source: Cooper Hotel & Conference Center
Photo Source: Cooper Hotel & Conference Center

Popular for its first-rate health and wellness programs, Cooper Hotel & Conference Center is a rather more manageable size for those wanting a less-busy pace than some of the larger hotels in Dallas.

The resort's reputation in the field is world-renowned and was established by its founder - a leader in health education - back in 1970, and carries on in the superb 52,000-square-foot Cooper Fitness Center. Here, you'll have access to professional trainers who'll work with guests on personalized fitness programs with info you can then take home with you.

Other notable amenities include a mile-long jogging trail, a tennis court, and a large heated outdoor swimming pool. There's also a great on-site restaurant serving up healthy, nutritious meals all day long (breakfast is included in your stay).

Consisting of just 73 rooms and suites, the resort offers bright, attractively decorated accommodations with standard features such as desks, bathrobes, and roomy balconies. A number of one- and two-bedroom suites are also available. Highlights of these spacious units include elegant French doors leading to the furnished balcony, a master bedroom with king bed, and a separate living area with a pullout couch.

Accommodation: Cooper Hotel & Conference Center

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