The 9 Best Hotels in Dallas

From restored historic mansions to sleek business retreats

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The 9 Best Hotels in Dallas Universal
Kathy Tran

Sometimes the key to relaxing is just to get up and go. But when life gets too busy, we only have the time and the energy to go a couple of miles down the road. Luckily for Dallasites, we’ve got some of the best hotels in the country that specialize in creative cuisine, innovative spa treatments and endless amenities that make for an exceptional staycation situation. Here are the best hotels in Dallas vetted by our editors to enhance your relaxation situation ASAP.

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The 9 Best Hotels in Dallas at a Glance  


Buzziest New Opening

Hotel Swexan

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Most Opulent

The Ritz Carlton, Dallas

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Most Charming

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

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Best Spa

The Joule

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Best for Downtown Dallas Views

Thompson Dallas

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Hotel Swexan 9 Best Hotels in Dallas
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Buzziest New Opening

1. Hotel Swexan

  • Location: Harwood District 
  • Rates: from $625/night 
  • Why We Love It: delicious dining, exclusive, European vibes  

Standing for Swiss meets Texan (Swexan…get it?), this hotel is the product of the Harwood International founders who have a multi-general Swiss-Texan family heritage. You’ll surely swoon for the super chic interiors inspired by travel and a love of art and if you’ve been jonesing for a journey, you’ll delight in the property’s European-inspired vibes. The property’s five restaurant and bar offerings are also unique, ranging from a steakhouse with an in-house beef program (Stillwell’s) to a rooftop Mediterranean-inspired pool bar that is open to hotel guests only (Pomelo).

The Ritz Carlton, Dallas 9 Best Hotels in Dallas
  • Location: Uptown 
  • Rates: from $899/night  
  • Why We Love It: prime location, superior service, great spa, local cuisine 

This property not only has it all, but it does it all exceptionally well. Celebrity chef Dean Fearing ensures that your taste buds and belly are both satisfied with his “bold flavors, no borders” take on southwestern cuisine, and the elite spa is an ideal place to sit back, relax and let the troubles of life slowly get massaged away. Plus, we are absolute suckers for the featherbeds and Frette luxury linens. The best news? Its uptown location is walking distance to sporting events, art galleries and some of the best dining in the city.

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek 9 Best Hotels in Dallas
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  • Location: Turtle Creek Corridor  
  • Rates: from $625/night  
  • Why We Love It: prime location, serene pool, architectural history, buzzy bar  

Nestled amongst the trees just off Dallas’s Turtle Creek, this sophisticated property and restored historic mansion is an ideal getaway for couples and families alike. Take a dip in the serene swimming pool before a delicious meal at the property’s iconic restaurant. Before returning to your room, make sure to enjoy a night cap at the super sexy Mansion Bar where you’ll enjoy classic cocktails and live music on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8:30 p.m.

The Joule 9 Best Hotels in Dallas
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Best Spa

4. The Joule

  • Location: Downtown 
  • Rates: from $389/night 
  • Why We Love It: lively atmosphere, great suites, subterrain spa  

Simply put—we just can’t quit this hotel and its spa. From the moment you walk down the stairs to the subterrain spa, you can totally disconnect from the stresses of life and enjoy a truly transformative experience. The Joule offers a European heat experience and encourages guests to arrive before their treatments to properly unwind. The Loft Penthouse is *chefs kiss* for impressing a bride-to-be if you are on bridesmaid duty and the Spanish latte at the lobby’s Weekend Coffee is also a treat not to be missed.

Thompson Dallas
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Best for Downtown Dallas Views

5. Thompson Dallas

  • Location: Downtown 
  • Rates: from $249/night 
  • Why We Love It: prime location, great restaurants, stylish suites  

Want to experience the best of Downtown Dallas? Spend a weekend at this newish hotel that boasts beautiful suites, great restaurants, and a buzzy location. About those restaurants—Monarch has been one of the coolest eateries in town for a while now and Catbird is the hottest spot for celebrity spotting after dark (Hi, Leon Bridges). The property’s spa and pool are also a must when properly staycationing at this luxury hotel.

JW Marriott Dallas Arts District
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Where Business Meets Pleasure

6. JW Marriott Dallas Arts District

  • Location: Dallas Arts District 
  • Rates: from $599/night 
  • Why We Love It: newest on the list, great workspaces, prime location 

Business travelers are giddy about the JW Marriott’s first Dallas location. Situated conveniently in the Dallas Arts District, this locale is ideal for exploring the nation’s largest contiguous urban arts district (yep, 118 acres of awe-inspiring art). There are over 20,000 square feet of meeting space here and the rooms are decked in with a mid-century modern motif. Book here during your companies all office retreat and work for a couple of hours and then escape to the property’s mid-air pool. It’s all about working smarter in 2023, people.

The Adolphus, Autograph Collection
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  • Location: Downtown 
  • Rates: $339/night 
  • Why We Love It: historical significance, afternoon tea, pool programming 

One hundred years ago, city founders convinced Adolphus Busch to build a luxury hotel meant to attract high-end clientele to Dallas. This Beaux-Arts hotel has hosted so many well-known names including presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George HW Bush. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Phillip were also said to have spent a night or two here during their American tour. Interested in learning more about the history of this beautiful hotel? The property offers a 45-minute guided historical tour for a small added fee. Another can’t miss activity is the afternoon tea.  Pinkies up, fancy friends!

Hall Arts Hotel Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton
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  • Location: Dallas Arts District 
  • Rates: from $305/night 
  • Why We Love it: lively atmosphere, sleek suites, private pool, proximity to museums  

Located in the always enchanting Dallas Arts District, this hotel is full of opportunities to show your kids how awesome the arts are for all ages. Make sure to let the staff know a kid is checking in and they will provide custom art kits by Agate arts, complimentary access to the Perot Museum and Picole Pops by the pool. Ellie’s, the properties signature restaurant, also has a brand-new kid’s menu.

Omni PGA Frisco Resort
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Best Resort Hotel

9. Omni PGA Frisco Resort

  • Location: Frisco  
  • Rates: $359/night 
  • Why We Love It: golf, endless eats, lots of space  

Calling all golf enthusiasts: This resort that has two 18-hole championship golf courses and a 10-hole par 3 course. There is also a two-acre putting green called “The Dancefloor” that lights up at night. Couple that with a full-service spa and 13 dining destinations and it’s safe to say that this brand new DFW resort is FORE real, ya’ll.

diana oates

Dallas Editor

Diana Oates is a freelance writer living in Dallas with her husband and three kids. When she’s not telling you about the best new restaurant in town or the hottest hotel to escape...

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