I don’t know about you, but I love a good staycation. It’s just the right amount of separation from everyday life that it kind of feels like you really did get out of town, without a lot of the hassle. If you’re looking for a good spot for your next staycation, allow me to help. Below are some of my favorite hotels for a quick getaway in the Dallas Fort Worth area.
The Adolphus // Downtown Dallas, $$$
Since this is where my wedding reception was held, The Adolphus will always hold a special place in my heart. And once you stay there, maybe it will for you too. The hotel is gorgeous and recently (about four years ago) underwent a major renovation—think old world, cigars and whiskey meets modern pops of color and gold accents. If you’re there in the summer, the pool on the seventh floor is a must-visit, and if you’re there during the holidays the decorations are stunning.
Interested in a spa day? Spa Adolphus is a luxurious space to relax with wonderful attached balconies. Be sure to make a reservation for either tea or a fancy dinner at The French Room too.
Best For: Romantic Couples Weekend, Girls Trip, Spa Relaxation, Summer Days, Great Views
The Omni – Dallas // Downtown Dallas, $$
Want a spot that’s in downtown but isn’t right in the middle of all the hubbub? The Omni Dallas (known for its creative light displays on the exterior of the building) is close enough for anything in downtown or Bishop Arts but is separated enough for a quieter vibe.
Beautiful rooms, a great pool and awesome restaurants just steps away—what more could you want?
Best For: Family Getaway, Girls Trip, Explorers, Great Views
Hotel ZaZa // Uptown Dallas, $$$
Looking for something upscale but a little quirky? Hotel ZaZa is your spot. It’s small enough to have that boutique hotel feel, but with the over-the-top décor it’ll feel like you’re living big. During the summer, enjoy the beautiful pool area with its Miami-like vibes. Make sure to visit the restaurant Dragonfly for brunch or dinner too.
If you need a spa treatment, ZaSpa is the place to go. While it’s currently closed because of the pandemic, the wait for services to resume will be worth it.
Want to get out of the hotel for a bit? You’re in luck as you’re in walking distance of a million different places (only a slight exaggeration).
Best For: Romantic Couples Weekend, Girls Trip, Nightlife, Eclectic Vibes
The Omni – Fort Worth // Downtown Fort Worth, $$
Located in downtown Fort Worth, The Omni Fort Worth is a sight to behold. It’s huge, with swanky condos attached, and offers some really great views. Enjoy the lobby restaurant, Cast Iron Restaurant, for Texas-with-a-twist food; Wine Thief for tasty wine and cheese pairings; or walk over to Bob’s Steak & Chophouse next door for an upscale meal.
Want something to do before or after you dine? Take the quick 3-minute walk to the Water Gardens, or trek 10 minutes over to Sundance Square to watch the fountains.
Best For: Romantic Couples Getaway, Great Views, Steak & BBQ Enthusiasts
The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth // Downtown Fort Worth, $$
Another great spot in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, The Worthington has the perfect combination of Fort Worth flair and classic chic. The place is massive, and the rooms are very comfortable. Make sure to visit the lobby bar before ending your evening—it’s almost impossible not to make a few new friends over a cocktail or two.
An additional perk: The hotel is an easy walk to Sundance Square! Really—it’s right across the street.
Best For: Easy Couples Weekend, Rustic Flair, Downtown Atmosphere
Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West // Plano, $$$
Talk about a place that is in walking distance of practically everything. The Renaissance at Legacy West is in the perfect spot. Want to go shopping? There’s Tecovas, Sephora, Lululemon and J.Crew, to name a few stores. Want live music? There’s Legacy Hall and Tommy Bahama. Delicious food? Where do we even begin?
And the hotel’s design is something to admire. The spacious rooms are decorated in what can only be described as samurai-cowboy. And the massive rooftop pool on the third floor is a must-visit during the summer.
Best For: Easy Couples Getaway, Girls Weekend, Mother-Daughter Shopping Trip, Foodies
Hotel Crescent Court // Uptown Dallas, $$$$
Probably in one of the most beautiful areas of Uptown, the Crescent is the epitome of luxury. The rooms (and a jaunt over to the on-site Stanley Korshak) will make you feel like a royal. And the pool and spa here are not to be missed.
During the evening, make sure you spend some time at Beau Nash, the lobby bar, for a superb cocktail and (sometimes) live music. Then walk over to either Sixty Vines or stay right where you are and visit Nobu—the world-renowned Japanese restaurant that, of course, has a few Texan dishes thrown in there for good measure.
Best For: Romantic Couples Weekend, Girls Spa Trip, Luxury, Wine Aficionados
Texican Court // Irving, $$
Is fancy not what you’re going for? Check out this incredibly cool, chic and charming boutique hotel near Toyota Music Factory. The combination of fire pits, landscaped courtyards, lawn games and complimentary bicycles makes for a good time. Plus, the rooms have just the right amount of rustic Texas style—think finished wood and distressed leather, maybe some cowhide too.
Love live music? This place is for you. Every Friday and Saturday you’ll hear some great jams out in the courtyard at the Two Mules Cantina. Oh, and did we mention there’s a tequila bar? It’s currently closed, but keep an eye out for when it reopens.
Best For: Family Staycation, Relaxing Couples Fall Getaway, S’mores and Tequila Admirers, Music Fans
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