8 Top-Rated Resorts in Dallas, TX

Written by Bryan Dearsley
Updated Feb 1, 2024

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 hotel and resort options in the "Big D," as locals call it, are the "ritzy" Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, and the chic Las Colinas Resort. The latter is especially popular for those who enjoy outdoor activities and is a large resort that, despite its size, manages to provide an exquisite and intimate experience.

Another great option to consider is the sophisticated Hotel ZaZa Dallas. This boutique-style hotel is particularly popular among couples seeking a romantic getaway for its eclectic rooms and distinctive décor, as well as for weddings and other social events.

Also offering guests a high degree of comfort and quality is the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. This large resort is particularly popular for those visiting Dallas for work and business. Thanks to its first-rate amenities, it offers 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 in this vibrant city, be sure to browse through our list of the top resorts in Dallas, Texas.

Map of the Best Resorts in Dallas

The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Las Colinas - Best Overall Resort in Dallas, and for Golf

The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Las Colinas
Photo Source: Las Colinas Resort, Dallas

Location: Irving, Dallas County
Spa: Yes
Pool: Indoor lap pool, outdoor pool, outdoor family pool
Restaurants: 4 + in-room dining
Meeting Facilities: Yes
Fitness Centre: Yes
Parking: Onsite self-parking, valet parking
Salon: Hair & Beauty
Pet Friendly: Yes

A recent addition to the Ritz-Carlton Banner, The 5-Star Las Colinas Resort is our top pick for the overall best resort in Dallas owing to its luxurious, sprawling grounds, beautiful ambience, and amazing service. The ultimate staycation pick, this resort offers something for everyone; multiple pools to cater to all ages, several restaurants to cater to diverse food palettes (including in-room dining for those who prefer to dine in privacy), world-class golf, and a full-service spa for the ultimate in indulgence and pampering.

Home to two 18-hole championship golf courses, namely The Championship TPC and the Cottonwood Valley, the resort is heaven for golf enthusiasts. And there's more: golfers can also have custom club fittings and PGA-certified instruction sessions on resort grounds to hone or perfect their golf swing, as well as access a peerless pro shop. If you're staying at the resort and want to enjoy a daily round of golf with a friend, be sure to use the resort's promo code "ZJ4" when booking the golf package for two.

Photo Source: Las Colinas Resort, Dallas
Photo Source: Las Colinas Resort, Dallas

Aside from its impressive golf courses, the resort also features a two-story sports facility with basketball, racquetball and squash courts, which is why we love this resort for the myriad of activity options.

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.

The property is currently in the process of undergoing remodeling and upgrading, which can occasionally be a little noisy or distracting. However, any inconvenience caused by the renovations is earnestly offset by the resort staff who go above and beyond.

Address: 4150 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, Texas

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center - Best Resort in Dallas for Families, Pool, Waterpark, and Lazy River

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Photo Source: Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Location: Grapevine (~30 mins from downtown Dallas)
Spa: Yes
Pool: Lazy river, indoor, outdoor, whirlpool, waterpark
Restaurants: 4
Meeting Facilities: yes
Fitness Centre: yes
Parking: yes
Pet Friendly: Only service animals
Salon: Hair & beauty options available at the Spa

The 4-star Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, located near the DFW Airport, is one of the largest resorts in Dallas. Spread across carefully landscaped grounds adjacent to Lake Grapevine, the Gaylord offers plenty of onsite activities and a great waterpark, which makes it our top pick for families!

Fun things to do include exploring the riverwalk trails and gardens, and enjoying the resort's private water park and multiple pool facilities.

Perhaps the most attractive feature of the resort, for kids in particular, is the private Paradise Springs Water Park which comprises a 10-acre outdoor pool, a 6,000-foot lazy river, a hot pool, toddler pool, numerous waterslides, and a massive water playhouse. With so much fun to have in the waterpark, kids will have little time for boredom!

Also worth checking out at the resort are the regular live entertainment options, along with a games room and a fitness center. And just in case mom or dad needs to get some work done, there's a handy business center and ample meeting and convention space.

Traveling with picky eaters? With 10 different restaurants to choose from, even the fussiest kids (or adults) will find something to cater to their taste buds! Restaurants at the resort include the Texan Station Sports Bar & Grill, the Waterside Glass Cactus Restaurant (which features performances on stage alongside beautiful views of the waterfront), and the Mission Plaza Marketplace which is better suited for quick eats and small bites. Seasonally, the Paradise Springs Pool Bar & Grill offers poolside snacks and drinks when casually lounging poolside. If you're interested in more hearty meals, you'll find comfort in carbs at Zeppole, a charming Italian restaurant serving up Italian-American classics in a charming courtyard setting, and at the resort's Mexican restaurant: The Riverwalk Cantina. If you're celebrating a special occasion, treating the family to a fine dining experience, or just in the mood for a special meal, the Old Hickory Steakhouse serves beef and seafood specialties in a formal, moody interior.

Photo Source: Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Photo Source: Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Need a break from the kids or just some time for self-care? Try indulging in the resort's full-service, world-class Relâche Spa. The Relache Spa at Gaylord Texan offers some interesting specialized treatments including the "mother to be massage" for expectant mothers in need of some pampering, a "CBD Massage treatment" which incorporates the use of plant medicine to rejuvenate and destress the body along with easing aches and pains, and a dreamy "Soothing stone massage" which incorporates the use of warm basalt stones and a signature vanilla bourbon massage oil blend to encourage better sleep and circulation.

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 for larger families. A number of bigger one-bedroom suites are also available with separate dining and seating areas.

While the resort offers self-parking in addition to valet parking, navigating the parking lot can be challenging, and getting to and from the resort can get a little cumbersome. It would be helpful to familiarize yourself with parking options in and around the resort with the assistance of hotel staff.

If you do have some extra time and want to venture outside of the resort, the LEGOLAND Discovery Center, the Cowboys Golf Club, and historic downtown Grapevine are all within close proximity and easy to explore.

Address: 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas

Hotel ZaZa Dallas Uptown - Best Resort in Dallas for Couples

Hotel ZaZa Dallas Uptown
Photo Source: Hotel ZaZa Dallas Uptown

Location: Uptown Dallas
Spa: Yes
Pool: Outdoor - heated
Restaurants: 1 + in-room dining
Meeting Facilities: Yes
Fitness Centre: Yes
Parking: Valet
Pet Friendly: Yes
Salon: No

There's no denying the unique appeal of the elegant, Mediterranean-inspired 4-star Hotel ZaZa Dallas Uptown which is part boutique hotel, and part art gallery.

Great for couples, 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, ideal for couples, 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, large soaker bathtubs, and private terraces. The option of standalone bungalows offers additional space and privacy. If you have a preference for a patio or balcony, be sure to request this when booking.

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

Couples will also enjoy the hotel's unique "ZaSpa" which is amongst the best spas in the city. For an unforgettable romantic experience with your significant other, choose between the "two's a party" couples massage treatment and strengthen your bond through this shared physical wellness treatment, or "The Romance Ritual" which involves an indulgent, side-by-side combo package with an energizing scrub, a comforting scalp massage, and a healing body massage.

Hotel Zaza also makes for a great pick for intimate wedding events and special occasions with its aesthetic event spaces and catering services. If you're part of the bridal party, indulge in the ZaSpa packages offered at the spa ahead of the wedding festivities to make sure you're looking and feeling your best!

One of the best perks of a stay at this hotel is the complimentary shuttle service (aptly named "the Magic Carpet") to nearby restaurants and drop-off locations.

Address: 2332 Leonard Street, Dallas, Texas

The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas - Best Resort Spa in Dallas

The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
Photo Source: The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

Location: Uptown Dallas
Spa: Yes
Pool: Outdoor Pool
Restaurants: 1 + in-room dining
Meeting Facilities: Yes
Fitness Centre: Yes
Salon: Hair & Beauty
Parking: Valet, $60. Day use, $15
Pet Friendly: Yes

Located on historic McKinney Avenue in uptown Dallas (not to be confused with the Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Las Colinas), in close proximity to notable restaurants and tourist attractions such as the Dallas Arboretum and Klyde Warren Park, the elegant 5-star Ritz-Carlton, Dallas is the ideal choice for those craving 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.

The resort's full-service spa is arguably the best in Dallas. Signature treatments at the Spa worth trying include the eight-hand massage, and Dean's margarita Salt Glow. Facial treatments at the spa are also spectacular, and while you're there be sure to use the sauna and steam rooms too! For a romantic treat, try a couples massage with your loved one! In addition to the amazing selection of treatments, the kind and competent spa staff make the entire spa experience a solid strength of the resort.

Photo Source: The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
Photo Source: The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

Notable amenities include a fine-dining restaurant spearheaded by celebrity chef Dan Fearling, who was recently touted as a "pioneer of American Cuisine" by The Culinary Institute of America, for his modern twist to southwestern cuisine. If you're considering dinner at the restaurant, the tasting menu is worth trying! Another highlight of a stay here is indulging in one of the hotel's classic afternoon tea experiences,

Worth mentioning too, 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 delightful. A popular choice is the one-bedroom suites with their separate parlors, seating areas, and work desks, plus large en suite bathrooms with soaker bathtubs, 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.

Address: 2121 McKinney Ave, Dallas, Texas

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek - Notable Mention for Luxury

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Photo Source: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Location: Uptown Dallas
Spa: Yes
Pool: Outdoor
Restaurants: 2 restaurants + in-room dining
Meeting Facilities: Yes
Fitness Centre: Yes
Parking: Valet, $58
Pet friendly: Yes
Beauty Salon: No

Another great 5-star option for those seeking a luxurious couples' weekend getaway in Dallas is the iconic Rosewood Mansion. Set overlooking Turtle Creek, this hotel is also 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, large screen TVs, a spacious private patio or balcony with a garden view, and an oversized bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower.

The hotel is also a popular dining destination for locals and visitors alike thanks to the excellent Mansion Restaurant. This luxe dining experience serves world-class international cuisine, as well as tasty traditional American fare. Private dining is also available. Guests can also dine Al Fresco at The Restaurant Terrace, or try a bite at the Mansion Bar.

The hotel also has a good-sized fitness center, along with a heated outdoor swimming pool with plenty of lounge seating and umbrellas. There's also a full-service spa onsite, and a hot tub, sauna, and steam room are also available for you to relax in.

Pet lovers will love the resort's "pampered pets" program which offers hospitable treatment as well as dog-walking and dog-sitting services.

Photo Source: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Photo Source: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

The interior furnishings of the mansion are great for those who appreciate historic charm and cozy interiors owing to its origins as a grand, private estate. If you prefer contemporary interiors and a more modern feel, this may not be the ideal pick.

Address: 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas, Texas

Hilton Anatole - Notable Mention for Families, Waterpark, Pool & Lazy River

Hilton Anatole
Photo Source: Hilton Anatole

Location: Dallas
Spa: Yes
Pool: 2, lazy river, waterpark, slides
Restaurants: 3
Meeting Facilities: Yes
Fitness Centre: Yes
Parking: Self, paid. Valet, paid
Salon: Beauty options available at the spa
Pet Friendly: Yes

The Hilton Anatole was established in 1979 and has hosted a number of famous personalities over the years. The resort continues to be a favorite for its sprawling outdoor pool complex and entertainment options as well as its conference facilities.

Kids and adults visiting the resort will rarely have time for boredom; the entertainment options at the resort are perhaps its biggest draw. Popular for its extensive Jade Waters Pool Complex, the Hilton Anatole features an outdoor pool complex including a lazy river, two 180 ft water slides, a dedicated splash and play zone for kids, and a separate "leisure cove pool" with adjoining hot tub and pool-seating for snacking at the swim-up bar. With so many opportunities to enjoy swimming and water play, you're bound to get hungry. Grab a bite at the JadeWaters Bar & Grill which serves up easy-to-eat menu items when you're spending time poolside.

Golf enthusiasts will love the Top Golf swing suite on the resort grounds. With a golf and interactive gaming simulator (including numerous virtual games), and the option to enjoy delicious food and drinks while lounging in between golf swings, this unique feature of the resort is a popular favorite.

The activity doesn't end there. The resort's Verandah Athletic Club, which is not limited to guests of the resort, features a 7-lane indoor lap pool, workout machines, squash, tennis and basketball courts, as well as a eucalyptus steam room and sauna. If you prefer to work out in a more social setting, you'll want to check out the club's group fitness classes.

The resort's onsite Verandah Spa forms part of the health club and is a good place to enjoy facials, classic massages, or self-care treatments such as manicures and pedicures. A visit to the spa also provides full-day access to the health club facilities.

If you're looking for fabulous customer service and value luxury, you won't be disappointed with a stay at the Hilton Anatole. Another resort in Dallas known for its waterpark facilities is the Gaylord Texan Resort mentioned above which is also popular for its lazy river, waterslides, and pool facilities.

Address: 2201 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207.

The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa - Notable Mention for Golf

The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa
Photo Source: The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa

Location: Dallas Central Business District
Spa: Yes
Pool: Outdoor
Restaurants: 2
Meeting Facilities: Yes
Fitness Centre: Yes
Parking: Valet & onsite self-parking
Salon: Some beauty options at the spa
Pet Friendly: Yes

A 4-star resort owned by the renowned Marriott group, the Westin Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa is located in the heart of Dallas' business district. The resort's serene location, coupled with its splendid views overlooking the Fazio Golf Course, makes it a popular choice for guests in search of a comfortable and enjoyable experience at affordable nightly rates.

If you're a golf enthusiast, this resort is a great pick! Featuring splendid views over the championship 18-hole Fazio Golf Course, designed by top golf course designer Tom Fazio, and amazing golfing packages for resort guests, the Westin Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa is a delight for golfers. Opt for the resort's "Stay & Play" packages when booking your accommodation to get the most out of your resort experience. With a reservation at the resort, you can book tee times and optional golfing services at the Westin Golf Shop for a seamless golfing experience. If you are a golfer looking for a more luxurious option, you may want to also consider the Las Colinas, which is a more upscale option in comparison.

The Resort's distinct strengths are its access to the golf course, as well as the comfortable and spacious rooms it offers. When booking your stay, a friendly tip is to request either a poolside or golf course view to add a little flair to your stay in the room.

The lazy river-style outdoor pool complete with waterslides and pool chairs is one of the nicer features of the resort, and poolside waitstaff is always available to assist you with a smile if you want to refuel with a refreshing drink or a quick bite. What's not to love?

You'll be well looked after at the Westin Stonebriar Golf Resort with its incredible staff and friendly service which has guests returning to this resort time and again. The resort also features excellent event facilities including a conference center and numerous dining options.

The Joule - Notable Mention for Spa

The Joule
Photo Source: The Joule

Location: Downtown Dallas
Spa: Yes
Pool: Rooftop
Restaurants: 2
Meeting Facilities: Yes
Fitness Centre: Yes
Parking: Valet, $55. Events, $20. Restaurant validation
Salon: Beauty salon only
Pet Friendly: Yes

Set in a magnificent 1920s gothic-style building that formerly served as a bank, The Joule is a great choice of hotel for those who like a little (actually, a lot) of class with their stay. While popular for its central location in downtown Dallas, this charming 4-star hotel with contemporary design also offers a great selection of room options.

The hotel has a full-service spa (that has been rated amongst the best in Texas) that is popular with day guests, too. The Spa at the Joule offers everything from skincare products by well-reputed brands such as Environ and Biologique Recherche to facial treatments and full body wellness packages, as well as couples treatments. If you're in the mood to try sophisticated cosmetic enhancements, you can even opt for a microblading or brow lamination session at the associated beauty salon!

Pick from either the standard-size rooms with their elegant hardwood floors, Italian-designed furnishings and upgraded bedding, or 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.

Photo Source: The Joule
Photo Source: The Joule

The public parts of the hotel are also worth spending time in. Notable features include a large 24-hour fitness center offering personal coaching and workout classes, workout equipment such as yoga mats, weights and wellness balls along with separate change rooms and showers. The hotel's rooftop pool features private cabanas when the weather allows, and offers beautiful views of the city's skyline.

The Joule is home to two restaurants, namely Sassetta: a lively and modern Italian restaurant, and CBD Provisions: a contemporary Texan Brasserie.

Amongst the amenities the hotel offers are the convenience of house cars to drop-off points within close proximity of the hotel's location.

Address: 1530 Main Street, Dallas, Texas

Top Dallas Resorts - Feature Comparison

Spa Pool Restaurants Meeting
Parking Salon Pet
The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Las Colinas Yes Indoor; outdoor 4 + in-room dining Yes Yes Onsite self-parking, valet parking Hair & beauty Yes
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center Yes Lazy river; indoor; outdoor; whirlpool; waterpark 4 Yes Yes Yes Hair & beauty options at the spa Only service animals
Hotel ZaZa Dallas Uptown Yes Outdoor - heated 1 + in-room dining Yes Yes Valet No Yes
The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas Yes Outdoor pool 1 + in-room dining Yes Yes Valet - $60;
Day use - $15
Hair & beauty Yes
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Yes Outdoor 2 + in-room dining Yes Yes Valet - $58 No Yes
Hilton Anatole Yes 2; lazy river; waterpark 3 Yes Yes Self - paid;
Valet - paid
Beauty options available at the spa Yes
The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa Yes Outdoor 2 Yes Yes Valet & onsite self parking Some beauty options at the spa Yes
The Joule Yes Rooftop 2 Yes Yes Valet - $55;
Events - $20;
Restaurant validation
Beauty salon only Yes
Dallas Resorts: Comparison of features