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Set the scene for seduction at these 10 top DFW area hotels



Want to spend some quality time with your beloved? Whether you want to plan the ultimate Valentine’s Day celebration or are looking for a place for a dreamy getaway, spending a night in the DFW metroplex area's most romantic hotels will surely help set the mood.

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 set in an estate that once belonged to a cotton baron. Or if you fancy getting a dose of western-chic, head over to the new Hotel Drover in the Fort Worth Stockyards.
 
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 downtown Dallas. The rooftop pool here is worth a stay on its own.

And if you fancy something more intimatelook no further than the Sanford House Inn & Spa in historic downtown Arlington.

Read on for more ideas on where to heat up the night, we're confident that any of these hotels will make your love soar even more.


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Four Seasons Hotel Dallas
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They say that couples who play together stay together. So, for those seeking a more active romantic getaway, this five-star golf resort will be your happy place. Nestled on 400 sprawling acres in the city of Irving (13 miles from downtown Dallas), the Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas features 431 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, suites and villas, all of which come with perks like soaker tubs, private balconies or patios and stunning views of the property. Aside from the spectacular accommodations, guests will find four dining and drinking options along with two 18-hole championship courses, three swimming pools plus everything from racquetball to tennis and fitness classes. Tip: Romance it up further by booking a couple's spa treatment or massage in the privacy of your own room. Rates begin at around $425 per night.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Four Seasons is a perfect resort-style getaway for active couples.

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Hotel Drover
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A recent arrival in the heart of the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards, this western chic retreat makes a great base for exploring everything Fort Worth has to offer. Named for the legendary cowboys that drove livestock along the Chisholm Trail, the hotel features 200 guest rooms and suites appointed with everything from western art, handcrafted furniture, and artisan bath products to soaking tubs, fireplaces, and terraces. Beyond the rooms, the hotel boasts a chef-driven restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center and a sprawling tree-filled backyard oasis decked out with a heated pool, hot tub, and fire-pits as well as an outdoor stage for live music. All of this is just steps away from eateries, entertainment venues, museums and shops. Did we mention the Stockyard's horse-drawn carriages, and twice-daily cattle drives? Rates start at $250 per night.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Hotel Drover is the perfect place for those wanting to soak up the cowboy culture in the Fort Worth Stockyards.

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Lorenzo Hotel
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Talk about a veritable Instagram goldmine: This 12-story, downtown boutique hotel features not only comfortable accommodations but also museum-worthy art as far as the eyes can see. We're talking over 600 original works in the form of everything from abstract paintings, murals and sculptures to multimedia installations. And no details are spared when it comes the property's 237 spacious guest rooms, which come with contemporary furnishings, custom painted headboards and floor-to-ceiling windows offering sweeping skyline views. On-site amenities include a fitness center and outdoor pool as well as multiple restaurants and lounges. For the ultimate romantic getaway, check into one of the boho-chic themed suites that can only be booked directly through the hotel. Rates start at $139 per night.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Lorenzo is a great option for visitors who are looking for a hip, affordable hotel in a trendy location.

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Adolphus Hotel
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No Dallas hotel is more legendary than this downtown Grande Dame that has 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. Other amenities include a luxury spa, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, several restaurants, and a year-round rooftop pool and bar. Rates start at $269 per night.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: If you want to live like royalty, the Adolphus is the place for you.

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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, a terrific restaurant and a stellar oasis-style pool. But the biggest draws at Hotel ZaZa are its rooms. In addition to 169 contemporary guestrooms and bungalows, the hotel boasts a collection of townhouse-style and fantasy concept suites (with themes ranging from 60s retro to African safaris) decked out with everything from over-sized whirlpool baths to velvet, fur and precious Objects d'Art. For the ultimate aphrodisiac, consider booking a romance ritual at the spa. Think side-by-side sea salt scrubs, hot oil massages and body wraps. Rates begin at $280 per night.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Hotel ZaZa is one of the best Dallas hotels for celebrity sightings.

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HALL Arts Hotel
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Undoubtedly the best location in the city, the newly opened HALL Arts Hotel is an art lover's dream retreat. Not only is the property situated in the Dallas Arts District, the largest contiguous arts district in the country, but the entire property itself is teeming with sculptures, canvases and immersive installations to explore. Beyond its impressive art collection, the hotel boasts lavish guest rooms and suites complete with luxury Frette linens, 55-inch smart TVs, Keurig coffee makers, Natura Bissé bath products plus complimentary snacks and beverages. Additional highlights include a state-of-the-art fitness center, an elevated rooftop pool, a swanky lounge featuring live entertainment and a seasonal, modern American restaurant headed up by executive chef Dan Landsberg. Rates start at around $316 per night.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: For a romantic art-filled escape, HALL Arts Hotel ticks all the boxes.

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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, valet parking, late check-out, and a $70 credit towards breakfast for two for around $529 per night.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Ritz is the very definition of luxury, you can't help but have a memorable stay in this world renown hotel.

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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 a world-class spa and 24-hour fitness center as well as several top-notch restaurants and a speakeasy-inspired subterranean cocktail den. Icing on the cake? The heated rooftop infinity pool that cantilevers eight feet beyond the building's edge. Rates start at $379 per night.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Chic, artsy, innovative and inventive, the Joule goes that extra mile in the name of style.

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Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
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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 constructed 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 state-of-the-art fitness studio, 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. Rates begin at $550 per night.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek is best for those seeking a place with Old World ambiance.

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The Sanford House Inn & Spa
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Set in a majestic mansion in downtown Arlington, this luxury bed and breakfast offers the ultimate getaway for those looking for something more intimate than the usual hotel accommodation. The 2-acre property boasts a fine dining restaurant, a full-service spa, and 12 elegantly designed rooms, cottages and villas. All come furnished with antiques and luxury linens plus some include fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs. Breakfast is included with all overnight stays, and special touches like homemade cookies are left in your room upon arrival. Speaking of special touches, opt for one of the romance packages where you'll be treated to everything from champagne and strawberries to rose petal turn-downs and couple's massages. Rates begin at $169 per night.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Sanford House is for couples wanting the ultimate romantic experience.

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