Set The Scene For Seduction At Dallas' Most Romantic Hotels

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By Ilene Jacobs, Dallas Local Expert

Want to spend some quality time with your sweetie? Whether you want to plan the ultimate Valentine’s Day celebration with your beloved or just want to find the perfect place for a romantic getaway for any occasion, spending a night in one of Dallas' most romantic hotels will set the mood for an unforgettable evening.

Those wanting the ultimate in luxury will want to check out the Ritz-Carlton and the legendary Adolphus Hotel. There's also the four-star Rosewood Mansion, occupying an estate that once belonged to a cotton baron.
 
For something more hip, hit up the Joule, a chic boutique hotel housed in a renovated 1920s neo-Gothic landmark building in the heart of Dallas’ central business district. The rooftop pool here is worth a stay on its own.

And if you fancy something more intimate, the Hotel St. Germain, housed in a converted 1906 Victorian mansion, is overflowing with charm. In fact, it's often referred to as one of the most romantic hotels in the city.

Read on for more ideas on where to splash out for the night, we're sure that any of these hotels are guaranteed to make your love soar even more.

10. Four Seasons Hotel Dallas
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They say that couples that play together stay together. So for those whose idea of a romantic getaway includes getting in a few rounds of golf, the Four Seasons has it covered to a tee. Located in the city of Irving (13 miles from downtown Dallas), this five-star golf resort boasts 431 spacious guest rooms, luxury suites and villas decked out with everything from deep soaking tubs to private balconies affording stunning views of the property. The rooms are lovely, sure, but the amenities are even better. Aside from two 18-hole golf courses, guests have access to three swimming pools and a full-service health spa and fitness center. Did we mention that there's also racquetball, squash, basketball and tennis on offer? Of course you can always retreat to the whirlpool with a cocktail in hand if you need some down time. Speaking of cocktails, be sure to order one of the smoked Texas margaritas at LAW (Land, Air and Water), the resort's acclaimed restaurant. It'll go nicely with a luscious tomahawk ribeye for two. Romance it up further by indulging in a couple's massage on your patio. They'll even give you one-on-one instruction on how to give the perfect massage to your partner.

9. The Corinthian Bed and Breakfast
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Snazzy hotels are all good and fine, but for times when you're craving something with a little more character, this extravagantly restored 1905 Victorian home has you covered. Located in East Dallas' Peak-Suburban Historic District, not too far from downtown and Deep Ellum, the Corinthian B & B boasts original hardwood inlaid flooring, antique furnishings and a fireplace in the formal parlor, not to mention five charming suites (including a separate carriage house, complete with full kitchen and dining area) with pillow-top mattresses, claw foot or whirlpool tubs, coffee/tea makers and all the usual modern amenities. Guests snack on homemade cookies each evening, and signature breakfast dishes include homemade jams, pastries, breads, sausages, a variety of egg dishes and peach French toast. Prices start at $139 per night, and did we mention that parking is free?

8. NYLO Dallas South Side
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For a fantastic bang-for-buck option, this industrial-chic boutique hotel offers 76 spacious lofts and suites starting at around $168 per night. Set in a renovated factory building overlooking downtown, the rooms feature sky-high ceilings, plush beds, coffee makers, free Wi-Fi, high-speed Internet, flat-panel TVs, lavish bathrooms with spa rain showers and massive windows affording stellar views of the Dallas skyline. All this and more is within sauntering distance from downtown's main attractions. And if you don't want to hoof it, there's a light-rail (DART complimentary D-Link shuttle) station located nearby. The in-house restaurant is lovely, but the hotel's most notable feature is the rooftop bar, boasting an infinity pool, fire pits and commanding views of the city. If you're looking for the perfect place to pop the question, this is the place. Just make sure you get there early enough to snag one of the comfy loungers.

7. Hotel Crescent Court
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Nestled in a stunning neo-French classical-style complex, the four-star Hotel Crescent Court doesn't just boast a brilliant location in the heart of the Uptown, it's also home to Nobu, one of the world's most renown Japanese restaurants. The hotel's 191 rooms range in size from 380 to 3,035 square feet and include living areas as well as marble bathrooms stocked with Natura Bisse toiletries and private balconies. Along with several restaurants and bars, the property boasts a 22,000-square-foot spa and fitness center plus a year-round rooftop pool. An added bonus is that guests can dine at the Crescent Club, an exclusive private dining club located on the 17th floor of the Crescent Complex's center office tower.

6. Adolphus Hotel
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No Dallas hotel is more legendary than this Main Street grande dame that's been welcoming everyone from royalty to rock stars for over a century. A recent multi-million dollar facelift has injected some modernity to all 407 guestrooms and public spaces, but there's still a wonderful sense of old-school decorum here, which is fitting given the sheer quantities of marble, rich wood detailing and hand-crafted molding on site. Luxurious rooms and suites feature pillow-top mattresses, free wireless Internet access, 32-inch flat-screen TVs and spa-like bathrooms. Updates also include a new 19th floor ballroom, a luxury spa, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, a year-round rooftop pool and bar, plus an all-day dining restaurant and coffeehouse. The hotel is located right in the heart of downtown, providing easy walking and trolley access to a variety of excellent dining options. If you're splashing out, you will want to pack some fancy clothes and book yourself a table at the hotel's acclaimed French Room restaurant.

5. Hotel ZaZa Dallas
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This ultra hip Uptown hotel rates high with visiting celebs and there's a good reason for that. It has a fantastic spa, an award winning restaurant and a stellar oasis-style pool. But the main attraction is the rooms. Along with guest rooms and bungalows, the hotel boasts massive townhouse-style suites and a collection of fantasy concept suites decked out with everything from oversized whirlpool soak baths to velvet, fur and precious Objects d'Art. If you're into retro, book the Shag-a-Delic suite (Brittney Spears stayed here). It comes furnished with a round bed, lava lamps and bean bag chairs. Oh, and did we mention that there's a special shag bag hidden in the mini bar? We'll leave it to your imagination to figure out what's inside.

4. The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
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Everything you'd expect from a Ritz is at this contemporary Dallas outpost in the vibrant Uptown District. All 218 spacious guest rooms and suites feature sitting areas, deep soaking tubs, rain showers, premium bedding, designer toiletries and a host of other complimentary amenities. In addition to a 24-hour fitness center and a heated outdoor pool, the hotel hosts a complimentary guacamole and margarita tasting every evening at 6 p.m. in the lobby. Also located here is celebrity chef Dean Fearing's eponymous restaurant. Want to wow your betrothed? Then book a Prince Charming Experience where you both can enjoy deluxe overnight accommodations complete with champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, a rose petal turn-down and a credit towards breakfast for two.

3. The Joule
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If you've ever wanted to stay in a luxury art gallery, then the Joule is the place for you. Set in a renovated 1920s neo-Gothic landmark building in the heart of Dallas' central business district the hotel showcases an impressive collection of small and large-scale pieces by artists such as Roger Hiorns, Tony Cragg and even Andy Warhol. Equally breathtaking are each of the 161 guest rooms, suites and multi-story penthouses, which come furnished with pillow-top mattresses, rainfall shower-heads, designer toiletries and of course, art. The hotel also houses several chic boutiques and a variety of restaurants, including CBD Provisions, a trendy brasserie serving modern American farm-to-table fare. When it comes to pampering, the hotel offers a world-class spa plus it has a 24-hour fitness center. In the mood for a drink? You're in luck, the city's sexiest cocktail den, Midnight Rambler–"is located down the stairs just off the lobby. Icing on the cake? The heated rooftop infinity pool that that cantilevers eight feet beyond the building's edge.

2. Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
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If you want to kick back in luxury, there's not a better place to do it than at this iconic hotel. Established in 1981, the Rosewood Mansion oozes all the opulence and elegance you'd expect to find in a former estate of a wealthy cotton baron. Which is what the property once was when it was first erected in 1925. Fashioned after a 16th century Italian Renaissance style structure, the hotel features 143 guestrooms and private suites luxuriously furnished with Italian bed linens, marble baths, designer toiletries, original artworks and private balconies. You could happily spend your entire stay within the confines of your room. But you might miss out on the rest of what the hotel offers, like a dynamic fitness studio with state-of-the-art equipment, a gorgeous pool, a cozy lantern-lit terrace and a sophisticated restaurant and bar featuring live jazz in the evenings. Oh, and if you feel like venturing out, they'll give you a Lexus to test drive around town.

1. Hotel St Germain
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Originally a private residence dating back to the 1900s, this elegant boutique hotel will make you feel more like you're in a chateau somewhere in France, rather than in Dallas' bustling Uptown neighborhood. And with attention given to every detail, from a butler greeting you upon arrival to personalized service throughout your stay, you can rest assured that your romantic rendezvous will be nothing short of memorable. The hotel offers seven luxurious suites all decorated with antiques, canopied feather beds, whirlpool or soaking tubs and fireplaces. And for that special touch, you can order an array of extras to set the mood: Think rose petal turn-downs, apothecary bubble baths, love potions and champagne. Speaking of champagne, there's a Parisian-style champagne bar located in the parlor, and on Friday and Saturday evenings the hotel offers a gourmet six-course dinner in its dining room. In short, if you're looking for something intimate and unique, this is the place to go.