Ten Bucket-List Hotels In Dallas That Are Worth Traveling For

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the No. 1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas, so it should come as no surprise that the city is home to a dizzying number of hotels. But the best Dallas hotels offer more than just a place to rest your head for the night. These are places that provide unparalleled service and deliver luxurious experiences in a Texas-sized way. If you want to stay somewhere within walking distance of the main sights, then Downtown and Uptown are the places to be.

Located in the Central Business District is the Joule, an uber- chic, boutique hotel set in a revitalized 1920s neo-Gothic landmark building. The interior is stunning, plus there's a top-notch restaurant and sexy subterranean cocktail den. But it's the rooftop infinity pool that truly takes the cake.

Also located downtown is the Adolphus, a 100-plus-year-old icon that was modeled after a Beaux Arts German castle. Thanks to a multi-million dollar makeover, which included updates throughout the hotel as well as a new rooftop pool, the hotel is even more glamorous than before.

Over in Uptown is where you'll find the Ritz Carlton. With a luxe spa, an outdoor pool area with fire pits and an eatery by celeb chef Dean Fearing, it's easy to see why the hotel is one of the most admired brand names in the world.

And who said you have to forgo luxury when you're traveling with the family in tow? Located minutes from downtown in the Dallas Design District, the Hilton Anatole not only offers luxurious rooms and a phenomenal rooftop steakhouse, but it's also the only hotel in the city to boast a 4 acre resort-style pool complex, complete with 180-foot waterslides and a lazy river.

Whether you're in town for business or planning a great escape, these ten Dallas hotels should definitely be at the top of your list.

The Highland Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton
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This mid-century gem started out life as the Hilton Inn back in the 1960s and after several ownership changes plus extensive renovations, it has returned to the Hilton portfolio as part of the Hilton's four and five star Curio Collection....  Read More

Warwick Melrose Dallas
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Within stumbling distance of Oak Lawn's busiest restaurants, bars and clubs, this AAA Four-Diamond Dallas landmark is the epitome of affordable luxury. Originally constructed as an apartment hotel in 1924, the eight-story Melrose has had nearly...  Read More

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...  Read More

Omni Dallas Hotel
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Perfectly positioned within walking distance to downtown's Historic West End and the Dallas Convention Center (there's even a sky-bridge connecting the two), this 23-story, city-owned gem is as dazzling on the inside as it is on the exterior,...  Read More

Hilton Anatole
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The breathtaking lobby, filled with one of the largest private collections of antiques and art in the country (including two 12-foot panels of the Berlin Wall painted by Jurgen Grosse and a custom large-scale kinetic sculpture by Reuben...  Read More

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...  Read More

Hotel ZaZa Dallas
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This ultra hip hotel rates high with visiting celebrities and there's a good reason for that. Sure the Uptown location is unbeatable and the service is exceptional, plus there's a fantastic spa, an award winning restaurant and a stellar...  Read More

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....  Read More

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...  Read More

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...  Read More


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As a perpetual wanderer, foodie freak and wannabe chef, Ilene is always on the lookout for the best places to see, eat, drink and sleep. When she's not writing about the latest happenings in...  More About Ilene