Dallas-Fort Worth is one of the business capitals of the US, and accordingly, there’s a multitude of places you can choose to stay, whether you’re here for work, fun, or a little of both. In a metroplex that sprawls as much as DFW, the location of where you stay becomes very closely tied to how easily you’re able to take advantage of all the area has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a stylish urban Dallas hotel with a rooftop pool, a laid-back Airbnb bungalow, or a rustic, Fort Worth cowboy vibe — there’s a spot to fit your needs whatever the price range. From the newest high-rises to historic favorites, here’s a selection of the best spots to rest your head across DFW’s most popular neighborhoods.
The Statler — Originally built in 1956, the Statler has been restored to its former glory after a $230-million-dollar renovation was completed in 2017. These Downtown Dallas digs have plenty of history after hosting guests ranging from Tina Turner to Elvis. Now, the Y-shaped building is home to permanent residences, retail and office space, five floors for hotel guests, four restaurants, a lounge, a rooftop pool and bar with exceptional downtown views, a speakeasy, a music venue, and a two-lane bowling alley.
Belmont Hotel — Another historic renovation, this boutique hotel with a modern art design prides itself on its uniqueness. At the Belmont Hotel, no two rooms are exactly alike. Although it is not within walking distance of any top destinations, it is only a short five-minute drive from Bishop Arts District, Downtown Dallas, Deep Ellum,and Uptown. The city skyline views and outdoor pool are top class.
Canvas Hotel — Canvas Hotel is located in the emerging Cedars District, just minutes from Downtown Dallas. The loft-style rooms feature exposed brick and a modern, art-filled design. The Gallery Rooftop Lounge and its accompanying infinity pool overlooking downtown is one of the best in the city. In addition, the close proximity to Gilley’s Dallas makes it a great spot if you’re in town for a show.
The Adolphus — The Adolphus is a renovated, historic Dallas icon located in the heart of Downtown. The hotel is named after its founder Adolphus Busch — better known as the founder of Anheuser Busch Brewery. Its classic style is modeled after a German castle. This look and feel is reflected in its design, decor, and ornaments. The hotel features multiple bars and restaurants, a rooftop pool, retail store, spa, and even a barber shop. Famous hotel guests have included multiple US presidents and Queen Elizabeth II.
The Ashton — For 100 years The Ashton has hosted visitors seeking a best-in-class stay in Fort Worth. This Historic Hotels of America member is centrally located downtown making it just a short walk from Sundance Square, and only a short drive to the Stockyards or West Seventh Street. The Ashton prides itself on being a high-end boutique with a premier guest experience.
Hotel Zaza — You’ve probably never stayed anywhere like Hotel Zaza before. The Zaza is not for everyone, but it is an experience. Located in Uptown near plenty of bars and restaurants and just a short jaunt from Klyde Warren Park, this chic boutique hotel is loaded with themed art and decorations. It offers a variety of stays including bungalows, Magnificent Seven Suites, concept suites, and guest rooms. The pool is always active, but especially on the DJ-fueled Sunday funday. The Dragonfly and ZaSpa provide additional elements of luxury to the stay.
Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh — The Stoneleigh is a beautiful hotel on the outer edge of Uptown Dallas. Designed by the acclaimed Dorothy Draper, it pairs modern luxury with the convenience of being a stone’s throw away from the Katy Trail and all Uptown has to offer. Amenities include an outdoor pool and lounge area, as well as the Perle on Maple which offers chef-inspired cuisine with a great outdoor patio.
The Joule — The Joule holds its own against any hotel in the country. This 1920s neo-gothic spot is smack dab in the middle of Downtown Dallas. It is home to one of the city’s best speakeasies, the Midnight Rambler; two excellent restaurants, CBD Provisions and Americano; a craft coffee shop; highly regarded spa; and designer shopping. For all it offers, it’s the rooftop infinity pool — that allows you to swim over the edge of the hotel seemingly into Downtown — that steals the show.
Deep Ellum Hostel — You may notice we’ve only included one hostel option. This is because there is only one hostel in DFW that meets our standards warranting recommendation: the Deep Ellum Hostel. This hostel is new to the scene, opening in 2018, and located right in the heart of Dallas’s busiest nightlife scene. Tucked in a historic building, the private suites and dorms at Deep Ellum Hostel sport a modern look and feel. This style carries over into the on-site Izkina bar which serves Spanish-style drinks and tapas. The hostel features a large lounge space with a vinyl record player and a communal kitchen serving free breakfast daily.
Modern Fort Worth Townhome Near Stockshow — This full, Spanish-style townhouse rental is spacious with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It’s also ideally located in Fort Worth just a short walk from the Stockshow and the action on Seventh Street. Additional perks include a Peleton workout bike for personal use.
Luxury Airbnb City Oasis — If you’re looking for a next-level Airbnb stay, this place is for you. This spot boasts the number one luxury hot tub and pool oasis in Dallas and it’s hard to argue against that. The townhouse is centrally located near all the city’s trendiest neighborhoods. Featuring 24/7 host assistance, huge open living spaces, and high-quality furnishing, this is a great spot for a vacation to enjoy the Dallas sun.
Dallas Lakewood Treehouse Home — This rustic house in Dallas’s Lakewood neighborhood blends right into the nature surrounding it. This treehouse home offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms. With plenty of natural light, it’s the perfect escape from the city yet still is located within the city. Please note, the owners prefer guests 27 years or older and have rules against guests seeking to conduct professional filming or photography on site.