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Just two miles west of downtown, this stylish 1940s bungalow hotel is a fabulously low-key antidote to Dallas' flashier digs, with a touch of mid-century modern design and more than its share of soul...
A moving cog-and-wheel sculpture in the stylish lobby hints at the building's Industrial Revolution–era beginnings. Urbane elegance continues throughout. Don't miss the breathtaking, cantilevered rooftop pool area.
Feel like royalty – yes, even Queen Elizabeth has stayed here – the old-fashioned way. The Adolphus takes us back to the days when gentlemen wore ties and hotels were truly grand, not bastions of ascetic minimalism...
Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh
A $36 million makeover in 2008 upped the art deco quotient.
Hotel Indigo Dallas Downtown
After a hot day of sightseeing, this downtown hotel pampers the senses with fresh colors, soothing scents and sweet-dreams bedding.
Hotel Za Za Dallas
Hip, over-the-top eclectic rooms.
The Westin Galleria Dallas
Only serious shoppers need apply. The Galleria mall is this Westin's whole reason for existence, though the rooms are certainly nice enough.Tiffany, Versace, Coach... the Westin Galleria has some well-known neighbours...
W Dallas Victory
Urban sophistication has come to Dallas. Lobby and guest rooms ooze minimalist edge. A mid-high-rise open-air floor (no walls), houses the trendy pool and spa.
Hotel Palomar Dallas , A Kimpton Hotel
The Palomar combines dramatic flair – like zebra robes, a Hollywood-esque infinity pool and a chichi spa – with eco-conscious policies and enough freebies (like the nightly wine and cheese happy hour) to make you feel good about being spoiled.
The Fairmont Dallas
Within easy walking distance of the Arts District, this classy hotel has one of the largest and most lush hotel pool areas we've seen, with herb gardens and couches for lounging in the sun.
Warwick Melrose Hotel, Dallas
Hiding from the paparazzi and need discretion? Not too far north of Uptown there's a quiet residential area full of stately condos. It's home to the graceful Melrose Hotel Dallas...
Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas Downtown
OK, so the Hampton Inn Dallas West End won't win any design awards, but while staying here you can hoof it the quickest to downtown museums and restaurants.Sightseers take note: you can't stay anywhere closer than this to Dallas's John F...
Magnolia Hotel Dallas
We're still dreaming about the delish breakfast, the cookie and milk buffet, and the nightly happy hour in front of the fireplace on those comfy chairs. A sleek downtown hotel that actually feels homey sounds like a paradox, but this is it...
Hyatt Regency Dallas
A shiny behemoth rises at the edge of downtown. From this glass monster hotel you can do some serious city-gazing.Panoramic pictures of Dallas hang in the lobby, in the guest rooms, in hallways.....
Rosewood Mansion On Turtle Creek
Step into a life of ease, where for every two guests there's one staff member attending. This is the definitive five-star Dallas hotel, and worth it if you've got it...
The Lumen, A Kimpton Hotel
This ultramodern concrete hotel across from SMU doesn't completely live up to the hype. Yet we love the parade of poodles and shih tzus through the lobby, the DVD library and the strong coffee in the morning.
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
With 1500 rooms, a 25,000-square-foot spa and enough Hill Country limestone to build a pyramid, the Gaylord Texan can't be accused of doing anything small. The sprawling atrium gardens have become a tourist attraction in themselves...
One of the better deals among the midrange hotels (although the $17 valet parking isn't such a steal), Hotel Lawrence has a convenient downtown location in a 1925 building.
Name and association are much of the attraction at Southfork Hotel: though run by the same owners as Southfork Ranch, the hotel is right on a highway, 13km away. Still, it has a kitschy appeal and a useful shuttle.Looking for a 'Who shot J.R...
Rosewood Crescent Hotel
An iris in a vase on the vanity, a lint brush in the closet, a valet in a topcoat at the lobby entrance... This Rosewood hotel has studied the dignified art of service. I'm ready to have my bed turned down now.....
Best Western Cityplace Inn
A funky 24-hour diner on-site gives soul to this otherwise standard motel. The McKinney Ave trolley to Uptown is just a 15-minute walk away.
Abby Guest House
This bright and cheerful garden cottage is within walking distance of great cafes and bars on Upper Greenville Ave; with a full kitchen and sunny private patio, it's a total steal.