Dallas is a big city, and you pretty much have to drive or rideshare everywhere if you want to see anything beyond your immediate neighborhood (which you should). When you’re looking for a place to stay in Dallas you’re going to want something centrally located and easily accessible—but in this city, that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice elevated design elements and essential creature comforts.
Below, these Dallas hotels fire on all hospitality cylinders. But if you’re looking for a more neighborhood-y experience, we’ve also got the best locales to look for an Airbnb.
For the Design-Centric Traveler
Virgin Hotels Dallas
The most recent edition to the Dallas hotel scene is also one of its most stylish. Bold colors and retro-chic interior make this unique Design District-based hotel a perfect enclave for travelers with an elevated sense of style. An upper level pool and bar offer sweeping views of Downtown and there’s a quirky coffee shop called the Funny Library and a delicious modern French restaurant called Commons Club on the first floor (try their cocktails and the tater tots with arugula aioli).
If You Love Art and Hospitality
HALL Arts Hotel
Located around the corner from the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Art Museum, the HALL Arts Hotel houses a contemporary art collection that compliments if not rivals its neighbors. The sleek interior is somehow museum-like but still cosy, and with a live piano meloding in the upstairs lounge, guests will feel like the creme de la creme of the Dallas Arts District.
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For In-the-Know City Slickers
This Downtown gem is more than a hotel. The 1920s neo-gothic structure offers one of the coolest cocktail bars in the city, a pool with city views, and contemporary luxe rooms that will put any traveler at ease. The hotel lobby’s coffee shop is lauded for its crumbly biscuits and baked goods, and its in-house restaurant, CBD Provisions, is Texas fine dining incarnate.
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If You’d Rather Be Home Sharing
Bishop Arts District and Deep Ellum
The Bishop Arts District offers an artsy, homey vibe with rows upon rows of mixed-used craftsman cottages that house some of the city’s best shopping, dining, drinking, and—yes—living. Fair warning, you might catch yourself sneaking a look at real estate listings on Zillow. Across town, Deep Ellum’s got a stronghold on the city’s best dives and live music, if you like to stay close to where you’ll be going out.