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As a city buzzing with company headquarters, universities and plenty of culture, Dallas is anything but short on hotels. It all depends on what you're looking to do during your stay in the Big D. Some of the best hotels in the city offer easy access to much of what Dallas has to offer, while others are chock-full of activities to keep you busy without even having to leave the resort.
Regardless of what you're in town for, it's always a sure bet to book a room at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, as well as Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Both Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotels are within a short drive of downtown (where you'll find plenty of businesses), the Arts District (complete with fantastic museums) and Highland Park (home of Southern Methodist University). Not only are these hotels very residential in feel, they also boast Four-Star restaurants (Fearing's and The Mansion Restaurant, respectively). Up the street from these hotels is Hôtel St. Germain, which serves as a great option for a romantic retreat.
If you're in Dallas for parents' weekend or visiting SMU, we suggest booking a room at one of the two Kimpton hotels near campus. On one side of the university, you'll find the newly renovated Hotel Lumen, while the other side (closer to the football stadium) boasts Hotel Palomar.
Perhaps the golf course is calling your name, make your way about 15 minutes outside Dallas to check in to the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. The 400-acre resort hosts the PGA's HP Byron Nelson Championship each May. Don't miss a trip to the Four-Star spa for the ultimate relaxation session.
While hip and contemporary stylings of the W Dallas Victory are indeed very appealing, some of the best hotels in town are historic properties, updated to the tastes of modern travelers. A personal favorite is The Stoneleigh. The art deco building dates back to 1923 and has 170 luxuriously-appointed guest rooms, a spa and the T/X Restaurant and Bar.
Nearby, the Warwick Melrose was built in 1924 and pays homage to classic standards of luxury. With 184 guest rooms, including 20 suites and a presidential suite, guests have enjoyed the comforts of the Warwick for decades. Also not to be missed is the onsite Landmark restaurant and popular Library Bar.
The historic Adolphus is touted as the grand dame of Dallas hotels, and with all of the gilded, old world glamour, it’s hard to argue. The hotel’s history dates back to 1912 when Adolphus Busch of Anheuser-Busch fame courted city leaders to create a “luxury palace worthy of the Lone Star State” -- and a palace it is. With 422 guest rooms and suites decked out in Queen Anne furniture and artwork abound, it’s easy to see why past guests have included Queen Elizabeth II and the Vanderbilts, among many.
Dallas is thriving with business, sports and entertainment. Whether you’re traveling to Dallas on business or for pleasure, if you're looking to stay at the best hotel, look no further for the best places to rest your head. Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas is conveniently located along the McKinney Avenue Trolley Line in Uptown. There are plenty of places to eat, drink and shop in Uptown and there is no doubt that the Ritz will add that extra bit of luxury to your stay. Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, also a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel, is tucked away on 400 acres of rolling hills, but still offers easy access to Dallas' best museums and shops. The Omni Mandalay Hotel, whose design was inspired by the Burmese city with which it shares its name, offers another home away from home in Las Colinas — or you can head to Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek for a Four-Star hideaway in the tree-lined Turtle Creek neighborhood. A personal favorite of mine is the W Hotel Dallas. Located right in the heart of downtown and directly across from the American Airlines Center, the W is posh, luxurious and welcoming to all guests.