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12 Top-Rated Resorts in Dallas

As popular among tourists as it is for those traveling on business, the modern city of Dallas offers no end of great choices when it's time to find somewhere great to stay. Topping the luxury options are the chic Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas - a large resort that, despite its size, manages to provide an exquisite and intimate experience - and the sophisticated Hotel ZaZa Dallas, particularly popular among couples 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 best place to stay, browse our list of the top-rated resorts in Dallas.

1 Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

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Although a relatively new vacation property, the 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 things to do. Highlights include golfing on its championship 18-hole course; relaxing around any one of the three large outdoor swimming pools, one of which is dedicated to families; working out in the well-equipped fitness center; being on the receiving end of some much-welcome pampering at the full-service spa; or enjoying a meal in your room or at one of the resort's fine 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.

2 Hotel ZaZa Dallas

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There's no denying the unique appeal of 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 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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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, it's 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, fine dining, a heated lakeside swimming pool, fitness center, plus a business center and meeting rooms.

The hotel has 421 rooms and suites, 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.

4 The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

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Located on historic McKinney Avenue in uptown Dallas, The 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 (in-room dining is also available); a full-service spa; a business center with plenty of meeting and function space; a large, heated, outdoor swimming pool; plus a 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 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

5 Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

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Another great 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. A popular choice of room, the 450-square-foot king or double queen suites offer plenty of additional living space, including 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 treat, 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 spa.

6 Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West

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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 close to the city and 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; gift and coffee shops; 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 more space is needed, upgrade to the 1,400-square-foot Luxury King Suite, which 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.

7 The Westin Galleria Dallas

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A great option for those looking for a good quality yet more affordable 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, and plenty of meeting space.

The hotel has 448 bright guest rooms all told (including 12 suites), each nicely decorated and offering great views over the city from the window seat. Highlights include custom furniture, great artwork, HDTVs, work desks, comfortable beds and bedding, and large bathrooms with granite countertops and separate bathtubs and showers (plus bathrobes and slippers). It's also worthwhile considering an upgrade to the Club Room level, which provides access to an exclusive lounge area with complimentary breakfasts and snacks. (Some pet-friendly units are available, and include a dog bed and treats.)

8 The Joule

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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 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, plus a full-service spa. Also worth experiencing is the great dining (also available in-room), and the hotel's eclectic mix of boutique shops.

Accommodation: The Joule

9 The Highland Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton

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Part of Hilton'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.

10 Fairmont Dallas

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Situated in the midst of the city's bustling 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, enjoying a coffee and snack at the handy Starbucks location, or taking a dip in the Olympic-sized heated swimming pool. There's also a well-equipped, 24-hour fitness center.

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, HDTVs, as well as marble topped desks and Herman Miller chairs when it comes time to get in some work. 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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A popular option for business travelers and vacationers alike, the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center is one of the largest resorts in Dallas. Spread across a delightfully 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 waterpark and swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), or indulging yourself in the full-service spa. There's also 10 different restaurants to choose from, as well as regular live entertainment, 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 complete with separate dining and seating areas.

12 Cooper Hotel & Conference Center

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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; 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.

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