The Ritz Carlton will always have a special place in our hearts, because it’s where Emily got engaged! We’ve also had very memorable meals at Fearing’s (the tortilla soup is incredible) and have loved ending our nights out with the best of night caps at the famous Rattlesnake bar. When you enter the lobby, be sure to snap a pic for the ‘gram in front of their stunning floral arrangements and take in the gorgeous environment that surrounds you! This Dallas hotel is the epitome of southern hospitality, so get ready to say howdy and soak it all in.
This Irving gem is the perfect luxury weekend getaway! It’s home to the Well & Being Spa, one of our favorite spas in DFW, and that’s just the start. There’s also an award winning TPC golf course and multiple glorious pools! It’s so serene. We’re booking a staycation here this August and can’t wait to try their AntiGravity Aerial Yoga classes (one of the only ones in Texas!), as well as experience their beautiful rooms and delicious cuisine at LAW. We’re already daydreaming about enjoying smores next to the rustic outdoor fire pits underneath the Texas stars at OutLAW Taproom after dinner. Keep an eye out for our full review this fall!
3. THE JOULE
This downtown stunner is everything you want in a luxury hotel. It’s situated in the heart of Dallas and the shopping is fantastic! For starters, the flagship Neiman Marcus is within steps of the hotel doors. The Joule feels like an art gallery that’s infused with beautiful design elements everywhere you turn. We’ve heard the spa is a splurge worth making as it offers geothermal experiences that take guests through a memorable and (in our case) much needed healing journey. Browse beautiful books in the library by TASCHEN, sip on artisanal coffee at Weekend and relax in the lobby while contemplating your next move. We love grabbing lunch at the bar at CBD Provisions or dinner at Americano followed by drinks at Midnight Rambler. While you’re there, be sure to take a dip in their infinity pool overlooking the famous Dallas eye sculpture!
4. OMNI FRISCO
Omni hotels always have the most comfortable, coziest beds around and are always close to the action is in major cities. Frisco is no exception when it comes to a plethora of exciting things to experience, especially if you’re a sports fan! Not only is it home to the National Soccer Hall of Fame and Dr. Pepper Ballpark (you know, the one where you can watch the game from a lazy river?), but it’s also home to the Dallas Cowboys headquarters and practice facility! The Omni Frisco serves as the cornerstone of The Star, Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, so you can easily roll out of bed and head downstairs to tour where the Cowboys practice. Who knows, you might even see a player from the team! Pro tip: Grab a bite to eat at Neighborhood Services. You won’t be disappointed — It’s a restaurant from one of our favorite chefs.
Located in the middle of Uptown, this Dallas hotel is a perfect place to rest your head after a day of exploring! Here, you’ll find both fantastic dining options in the hotel (hello, Nobu!) and wonderful options like Sixty Vines (our favorite wine destination) right next door. Want to get your shopping fix on? Head over to upscale clothier Stanley Korshak across the beautiful open air breeze way. Just promise us you won’t leave without treating yourself to a spa experience — this is one of the best facials we’ve ever had in Dallas! We love relaxing in the sauna, steam room and whirlpool after getting a facial here. It’s total bliss!
Needing a family friendly staycation that still offers up luxury amenities and services? Look no further than the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine. Delight in a 10-acre waterpark with waterslides and winding lazy river! After all of the pool fun, you can treat yourself to a relaxing time at the Relâche Spa. Take advantage of their spa amenities that include a heated indoor pool, eucalyptus infused sauna (ahh), steam room and slumber room with zero gravity chairs (yes, please!). Did we mention a spa day pass is only $35? We’re in! This makes for an epic day of relaxation, even without a hotel stay, so go ahead and treat yourself. Whether you’re down for a fun-filled family adventure or a spa day all to yourself, the Gaylord Texan is your go-to.
7. THE ADOLPHUS
A Dallas landmark since 1912, the Adolphus is an absolute must for anyone seeking luxury. We’ve had the pleasure of experiencing Otto’s and City Hall Bar (two of the Adolphus’ great dining options), and we’re currently planning a full-blown foodie staycation here! As soon as you step inside the Adolphus, you’re greeted by well-dressed bellhops and decor that makes “fancy” an understatement. If you don’t believe us, just take a look inside The French Room. It was recently renovated and leaves us feeling utterly transported and totally transcended into foodie heaven! There’s no doubt in our mind that our staycation here will be the ultimate R&R experience. From the hospitality to the dining options, we’re sure the Adolphus will leave us feeling like absolute royalty!
We just heard that Arlington is opening their first luxury resort this August, and we’re here for it! Live! by Loews will be in the heart of Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park, the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium and multiple new restaurants and venues at Texas Live! This is a sports fans dream vacation, and it just so happens to be super close to home for those of us residing in DFW. Speaking of DFW, VisitDFW is hosting their first travel conference, Texas Travel IdeaFest, at Live! By Loews this October. We’ll be there, sharing our industry knowledge in an exciting workshop and networking with the best in the industry. If you’re a content creator who wants to learn more about sharing travel experiences, find out more about Texas Travel IdeaFest here.