Dallas Top Hotels

by Lee Grayson Google
Dallas, Texas offers a wide variety of top accommodations.

Dallas, Texas offers a wide variety of top accommodations.

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The term top hotel is subjective, but a group of Dallas, Texas, hotels offer amenities and services above other local hotel accommodations. The city includes a number of distinctive neighborhoods, each with hotels that may be classified as top for the area. The Big D incorporates several districts in the downtown and also an area adjacent to the international airport where visitors can find high-quality accommodations.

Top Dallas Airport Hotels

The Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, a major transportation hub for the United States, features a complex with airport hotels that offer more than simple overnight accommodations. The Grand Hyatt DFW features an Epicurean Studio that offers cooking lessons, as well as gourmet dining options.The Grand Hyatt also includes the SkySpa that features therapy and massage treatments and face and skin-care treatments. The Hyatt Regency DFW, another top Dallas airport hotel, offers a zero-edge heated, indoor lap pool, yoga instruction and a 24-hour gym. On-site dining at the Regency includes an upscale grille and steakhouse.

Top Dallas Hotels Incorporating Noted Restaurants

The Hilton Dallas Park Cities, located between Preston Hollow and Highland Park, features the OPIO restaurant and The Bar and The Patio at Opio. All eateries are under the direction of Dallas chef Billy Webb. Mojo's Cafe serves breakfast and lunch for hotel guests. The AAA Four-Diamond hotel offers boutique accommodations with an executive lounge that serves 46 executive hotel rooms. The Grand Met restaurant, part of the Grand Hyatt DFW, offers menus for all meals and also for major holiday dining. The dinner menu features rack of lamb, blue crab and tuna tempura. The hotel's epicurean institute uses the Met kitchen for instruction in gourmet meal preparation. All rooms address basic business needs, including desks, executive phones and lounge chairs.

Top Dallas Historic Hotels

Warwick Melrose Hotel, built in 1924 in the Turtle Creek area of Dallas, offers guests an AAA Four-Diamond experience and a choice of 184 guest rooms, 21 suites and a presidential suite. The Stoneleigh Hotel and Spa, a 1920s historic Dallas hotel located in the Uptown area of the city, celebrates Beaux Arts-architectural styling in a design by noted Dallas architect F.J. Woerner. On-site dining at the Stoneleigh includes the Lion's Den English pub. Vintage tapestries and paintings decorate the historic downtown Adolphus Hotel, constructed in 1912. Accommodation options include rooms or luxury and junior suites. The hotel hosts The French Room, the only AAA Five-Diamond hotel in Texas, The Bistro, Walt Garrison Rodeo Bar and Grill, and dining in the Lobby Living Room that serves afternoon tea.

Top Dallas Boutique Hotels

The Joule on Main Street, part of the Starwood Hotel family, welcomes visitors to downtown Dallas to a renovated 1920s boutique hotel with suites surpassing 400 square feet. The Charlie Palmer at The Joule offers on-site dining with a menu from the well-known chef. Two lounges also welcome hotel guests. The Kimpton Hotel's Palomar Dallas, located in the Park Cities and Lakewood neighborhoods, features 198 rooms and suites with relaxed modern decor and an on-site spa, outdoor pool and an eco-friendly hotel operation that recycles and conserves energy as part of the integrated hotel design.

About the Author

*I have written chapters and articles for Oxford and Harvard University Presses, ABC-CLIO, and others. Arcadia Press published two of my local history texts and I have also written for numerous "article sites," including Pagewise in 2002. My "How to become a...real estate agent" is available as an online text from a Canadian publisher. *I taught writing courses at a branch campus of Indiana University. *I held a California real estate license and have remodeled four of my own homes and advised others on financing homes, repairing credit to qualify for loans, and managing construction (including meeting local, state, and federal regulations for restoration and development grants). *I served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer and wrote nearly $75,000 in small education grants (under $1,000). *My travels include frequent road trips in Canada, Mexico, U.S., and Europe. I attended school at Cambridge University and used this as a base to explore the UK and Europe.

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