Like most American cities, Dallas has no shortage of chains and all the big ones are present and correct. Nonetheless, there are a few quirky little gems if you look hard for them, as well as some big casino-style hotels of the type JR would have loved.
The Dallas hotels below are grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over US $250)
Moderate (US $130 to $250)
Cheap (up to US$130)
These Dallas hotel prices are the starting prices for a standard double room and include taxes unless otherwise specified. Breakfast may be included; investigate at time of booking.
As you'd expect from a hotel named for movie icon Zsa-Zsa Gabor, Hotel ZaZa specializes in luxury details – think Frette bed linen, rainforest showers and enormous swagged curtains in every suite. The building itself is an old-fashioned colonial-style affair and comes complete with a chic bar and an expensive restaurant.Address: , , ,
Telephone: +1 888 880 3244.
Set in a lovely 1920s art deco skyscraper, The Joule is Dallas at its most patrician and boasts a lobby crammed with art – all themed around local moneyspinners, oil and gas. Rooms are slickly decorated and come with enormous ensuite bathrooms, and there's an enormous, well-appointed gym.Address: , , ,
Telephone: +1 214 748 1300.
W Dallas - Victory Hotel
If JR branched out into hotels, the W Dallas Victory would be it. Overlooking the sports venue of Victory Plaza, the hotel offers 252 oversized rooms and suites in categories named Wonderful, Cool Corner, Spectacular, Fabulous, Mega, Fantastic, Marvelous, Wow and Extreme Wow. There's also a great spa and onsite restaurant.Address: , , ,
Telephone: +1 214 397 4100.
With a motto that boasts 'reinventing 1940s cool,' the Belmont is a renovated motel immediately to the west of Downtown. As promised, there's a distinctly retro vibe, although the lovely fresh linen, free wifi and heated swimming pool make it clear that modern amenities have not been overlooked.Address: , , ,
Telephone: +1 214 393 2300.
Unusually minimalist by Dallas standards, Hotel Lumen is an oasis of soothing colors and ergonomic furniture. The hotel also has a heated outdoor pool, a hosted wine reception every evening and an on-site fitness centre. Off the lobby, the Front Room is a casual-chic restaurant serving three meals daily.Address: , , ,
Telephone: +1 214 219 2400.
The Highland Dallas
Ultra-modern and possessed of a lobby decked out with gold seating and blinging chandeliers, The Highland does Dynasty chic reworked for the 21st Century. Rooms are large and the beds supremely comfortable, while bathrooms come stocked with Diptyque toiletries.Address: , , ,
Telephone: +1 214 520 7969.
Best Western Plus Addison Galleria
Not far from Dallas' old Love Field Airport, the Addison Galleria is an old-fashioned motel, albeit with a large heated swimming pool and a lovely courtyard. Part of the Best Western chain, this is a real no-frills affair – but with prices starting at $49 a night, no one is likely to complain.Address: , , ,
Telephone: +1 972 701 0881.
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Dallas
Just around the corner from City Hall, the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown couldn't be more central. A stone's throw from city center attractions, rooms are comfortable and clean, if fairly uninspiring. No matter – there's a pool onsite, guest parking and you get a free buffet breakfast in the morning.Address: , , ,
Telephone: +1 214 299 8982.
Hyatt House Uptown
On the northern edge of downtown, the Hyatt House Uptown sits amidst a bustling business district very close to Cedar Springs and Maple, an area dense in art galleries and antiques stores, as well as dozens of good restaurants. Rooms are a businesslike affair but there is a complimentary breakfast.Address: , , ,
Telephone: +1 214 965 9990.