Hotels and Inns in Dallas, Texas

by Cicely A. Richard

Dallas features a mixture of chain hotels and historic hotels and inns that have operated in the city since the start of the 20th century. Visitor choices consist of places in the middle of downtown Dallas, in historic neighborhoods or in the art district. Amenities vary from one lodging to another, with some offering basic amenities like pools to places with transportation services. Dallas inns are tourist attractions themselves, featuring antiques from former residents.

Historic Lodgings

The Warwick Melrose Hotel is a member of the Historic Hotels of America. Built in 1924, the AAA Four Diamond Award hotel sits in the upscale Oak Lawn and Turtle Creek neighborhood. It features neutral colors with red accents, European marble floors and antique furniture. Hotel amenities include concierge, a fitness center, transportation services and valet parking. Guest rooms have 37-inch flat-screen televisions, terrycloth robes and refreshment centers. Built in the early 1900s, The Daisy Polk Inn & Dickason Cottage is in Oak Lawn, once the home and vocal studio of Miss Daisy Polk. Her family transformed it into a bed and breakfast, which contains antique furniture and draperies. The inn serves breakfast using organic and fair trade meat and produce. Select rooms contain wood-framed beds, wood floors and fireplaces.

Romantic Getaways

The Corinthian Bed and Breakfast is a historic home in the Peak-Suburban Historic District built in 1905. The inn boasts columns reminiscent of 18th-century architecture, landscaped grounds, antique furniture and a front porch. Staff members help with wedding planning, even reserving chapels and churches. Select rooms have wood-framed beds, sitting and dining area, and private baths. Couples can order fresh flowers for their rooms. Opening in 1912, The Adolphus showcases Flemish tapestries, a carved Victorian staircase and antique wood furniture. This AAA Four Diamond Award hotel hosts weddings in its grand ballroom with hand-blown Italian crystal chandeliers. Romancing the Adolphus packages include food and beverage credit, chilled sparkling wine and rose petals. The hotel has multiple restaurants, complimentary transportation, a fitness center and concierge. Select accommodations have full kitchens, flat-screen televisions, and bathrooms with marble and brass fixtures.

Kid-Friendly Hotels

Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West is located in the Las Colinas Business District and features neoclassical architecture. Omni Sensational Kids program gives children a suitcase containing games and books, a backpack, kid’s menus and lists of family attractions. Hotel amenities include multiple dining establishments, concierge, shuttle service and a 24-hour business center. On-site recreation consists of an outdoor heated pool and in-room fitness kits. Select rooms have living areas with sofas, walk-in showers and hot tubs. Embassy Suites Dallas-Park Central Area, an all-suite hotel, features modern décor with large public areas. Its Build-A-Bear Workshop Explorer Package includes bear-sized clothes and accessories, messenger bags and coupons to Build-A-Bear Workshop stores. Guest rooms contain sofa beds, LCD flat-panel television with On-Demand video games, blackout curtains and refrigerators.

Vacation Packages

Dallas’ official travel website provides an updated list of vacation packages offered at area hotels, whether travelers are looking for family vacations, romantic getaways or sports specials. The website presents packages that may not be listed by the hotel.

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