Oyster's Dallas Hotels
Planning your vacation around the Cowboys' home game schedule, or simply looking for a chance to practice your best Texas drawl? Dallas is sure not to disappoint even those with the most luxurious - and larger than life - taste. Find out Oyster.com and Travel Channel's top picks for Dallas hotels.
Hotel Indigo feels more like a beach hotel than a hotel located on Main Street in downtown Dallas. Rooms are decorated with bright yellows, nautical stripes, and large floor-to-ceiling photographs of mussels or flowers, all of which adds to the hotel's boutique charm. Most feature flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and microwaves. The beach-chic decor is also present in the bright lobby and Phi Restaurant.
This elegant, 191-room hotel is housed in a beautiful historic building in hopping Uptown, close to art galleries and great nightlife. It has a lovely outdoor pool, a huge, impressive fitness center and an acclaimed 22,000-square-foot day spa. Big rooms come with high-tech amenities, but the slightly bland decor is unimpressive (especially for a hotel of this caliber), and there’s a fee for Internet access. The famous Japanese restaurant Nobu is located in the lobby, and the members-only Crescent Club offers stunning views.
The Aloft Downtown Dallas is located in a historic building, and has a trendy, loft-inspired feel, with sleek, colorful rooms featuring large flat-screen TVs, exposed brick accents, and concrete ceilings. Rooms are on the smaller side (typical for a historic building) and the attempts to make the best use of space can be a bit odd -- in some rooms, the mini-fridge is located under the bathroom sink. Nonetheless, the hotel has become popular due to its outdoor pool, large industrial-chic lobby complete with a 24-hour snack bar and overall value.
The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek feels like a Tuscan villa -- the hotel is pink stucco, the roof is terra cotta, and beautiful fountains, tile mosaics and trellis plants surround the pool. The property is lavish, with a grand lobby and large, upscale rooms with patios -- but it's a bit farther from the restaurants and galleries in Uptown Dallas than the Rosewood Crescent.
Located near the Texas Love Field Airport, the Crowne Plaza Dallas Market Center is your typical chain hotel -- the decor is generic and some rooms are yet to be updated with flat-screen TVs. But perks include an indoor pool, free parking and free wi-fi. The hotel is right on the freeway, and a 15-minute drive away from downtown Dallas; visitors hoping to be within walking distance of tourist attractions may consider staying in a downtown hotel.