Best hotels in Dallas, USA | Budget accommodation ($)

Budget accommodation in central Dallas usually equals a park bench, but some local residents do rent out spare rooms via Otherwise, you’re looking at staying in an anonymous part of the giant urban sprawl and making sure you’ve got a car. The Best Western CityPlace Inn (4150 North Central Expressway) is decently close to the action, and falls into the surprisingly acceptable motel bracket. More of the same chainy adequacy can be found near Love Field airport, while the Best Western Hotel and Conference Center (8051 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway) further north is a step up in quality if down in price.


Best hotels in Dallas, USA | Mid-range hotels ($$)

The Indigo (1933 Main Street) is just lovely. Friendly staff and a tropical, beachy feel give it oodles of character. The bright yellow bedrooms are very much love-or-hate, though – be warned. The nearby Magnolia (1401 Commerce Street) is a Downtown steal as well – big mirrors make the rooms feel more spacious than they are, but a recent makeover has embellished a genuinely stylish swagger. The Belmont (901 Fort Worth Avenue) is a relative bargain – the retro-chic feel, city views and judicious tarting up of a classic building make up for the slightly isolated location.


Best hotels in Dallas, USA | Luxury hotels ($$$ to $$$$$)

The Adolphus (1321 Commerce Street, $$$) is the one with the wow factor, with wall-to-wall wood panelling, billowing plants and tapestries making the lobby scream “opulence”. The bedrooms are more subdued, but still have touches of classic glamour. The Palomar (5300 East Mockingbird Lane, $$$) puts a fun twist on the upmarket business hotel, with free wine-tasting every evening, leopard-skin robes, plants in the corner of the perky-feeling rooms. The Stoneleigh Hotel and Spa (2927 Maple Avenue, $$$) has a detached refinement about it, with lots of natural light, smart-without-being-cold colour schemes and spacious standard rooms.

The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek (2821 Turtle Creek Boulevard, $$$$) has a relaxed but stately feel that’s popular with visiting dignitaries. A coral colour scheme runs throughout and it’s in a leafy location. Slightly closer to downtown, the Ritz-Carlton (2121 McKinney Avenue, $$$$) is your classic big corporate luxury hotel, but there’s plenty of cat-swinging space and all the facilities you can care to mention. Joule (1530 Main Street, $$$$$) is the star though; bold and in the heart of Downtown, all surfaces are varnished to superhuman levels and startling art installations make it stick in the memory.


Dallas hotel prices

Price brackets are based, roughly, on the starting rates that can be found in low season.

$ = under US$100 a night

$$ = under US$185 a night

$$$ = under US$300 a night

$$$$ = under US$400 a night

$$$$$ = over US$400 a night.


The Dallas hotels above have been personally inspected – and recommended as being amongst the best in their price bracket – by travel journalist David Whitley. To look for other hotels in Dallas, try a Dallas hotel search with our booking partner,


Disclaimer: These hotels were inspected in May 2011. Things may have changed since then.



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