8 Dallas Hotels to Relax with the Family

Whether you are looking for a quick stop or a long stay in Dallas, these hotels are perfect accommodations for you and your family. Their affordable rates attract many tourists who want to save money and still enjoy the best that our city has to offer.

Warwick Melrose Hotel

Situated in the Uptown Oak Lawn and Turtle Creek area of Dallas, Texas city center, this hotel offers comfortable guestrooms, first-rate services, and a gourmet, on-site restaurant.
Built in 1924, the Warwick Melrose Hotel is a completely non-smoking property with courtesy shuttle service within a 3-mile (5 km) radius of the hotel. Guests can work out in the on-site fitness center, then visit the helpful concierge for dinner reservations or transportation arrangements.

Warwick Melrose Hotel impression

The guestrooms and suites at the Melrose Warwick boast a variety of contemporary amenities for a comfortable stay. After a busy day, guests can relax while watching a film with a beverage from the in-room refreshment center or meal from the hotel’s 24-hour room service.

The 4-diamond Landmark Restaurant at the Warwick Melrose is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can also enjoy appetizers, salads, and sandwiches at the relaxing Library Bar.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas Downtown

Just off Interstate 35E and only minutes from Love Field Airport with free shuttle service, this hotel provides completely non-smoking rooms, an on-site restaurant and easy access to area attractions. This hotel is in an excellent location if you are visiting Dallas for a few days as it is within walking distance to many downtown bars and restaurants including the excellent Sonny Bryans Steakhouse and a Starbuck across the street.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas DowntownIt’s more of a younger atmosphere in the hotel and the bar is lively and fun after 10 pm. If you book a room on one of the higher floors the view of the city is stunning and definitely worth it – they are also quieter as well.

Staff is friendly and helpful and the rooftop pool is a nice way to unwind after the previous nights partying! It’s about mid-range price-wise but for the money, you do get a great location, and parking is only $12 which is pretty reasonable for the center of downtown.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas Downtown, 1015 Elm Street, Dallas

Grand Hyatt DFW

This is an airport hotel close to Dallas’s main airport but it more than exceeds your expectations for an airport hotel! It’s luxurious and has the air of being much more expensive than it actually is.

It is obviously easy to find close to the airport, and surprisingly there is no plane noise at all! The rooms are boutique style and very well furnished with huge flat-screen TVs – whether you are preparing for a long flight or relaxing having just got off one they are perfect for chilling out.

The health club is lovely and so is the fitness suite if you want to work off some steam. Upgrades are available if you ask nicely at the front desk and if you can get a suite it is worth the extra money for more amenities. It is a little way from the city (uptown is around a $45 taxi ride) so it’s definitely worth hiring a car – the concierge and reception staff are very helpful.

Grand Hyatt DFW, 2337 South International Parkway, Dallas

Hotel ZaZa Dallas

This hotel is really pretty – it’s the ideal place for a bachelorette party or a great place to relax as a couple. The outside pool with fairy lights is so pretty – be warned though this does close over the winter.

The hotel bar is lively and fun and the staff is friendly and welcoming. The only downside is the parking as it does cost $24 a day, which mounts up if you are staying for a few nights! The hotel overall doesn’t break the bank however and is good value for money. Overall it has a boutique feel and the rooms reflect that – the Dragonfly room is especially nice!

The breakfast is amazing and sets you up for the day to go and explore the city. You can walk to bars and restaurants which is a big plus point so although you may have to pay for parking you can save money on taxi fares.

Hotel ZaZa Dallas, 2332 St Leonard Street Dallas

Ritz-Carlton Dallas

When you are booking at any Ritz Carlton, you know you can expect a brilliant standard and this hotel is no exception to the rule. If you are only staying for a few days it’s a great place to stay – the price does reflect the luxury, however. Located off of Highway 35E, this 5-star hotel is near Cowboys Stadium and Dallas World Aquarium. It offers a free local shuttle within 3 miles and has an outdoor pool, gym, and spa.

The Ritz-Carlton, DallasThe rooftop spa facilities are fantastic with a whirlpool spa and full fitness suite and the nail technician does a great job of perking up tired hands! The rooms are large so even if you have a basic room you know you are going to get a good size space. If you really want to splash out, stay on the Concierge Level where the amenities are on tap with upgrades and free food whenever you like.

This does feel like a younger person hotel and the bar downstairs can be busy and vibrant – a great atmosphere but not one for a quiet drink!

Ritz-Carlton Dallas, 2121 McKinney Street Dallas

Staybridge Suites Dallas

This hotel is another excellent choice if you are traveling on a budget, or you are looking for a place to stay if you are visiting Dallas for a couple of weeks – you can also save 20% when you book early enough.

The hotel is quiet, really clean and the staff is helpful and pleasant. The breakfasts are free and offer a good variety of choice especially some great low carb options. Suites have a full kitchen so you can stock up and chill out if you want a cheaper night rather than having to pay to eat out.

They do have a nice pool area that has a Jacuzzi which is a great way to chill out if you are on a business trip, and there is also a fitness center so it does have the amenities of a more expensive hotel.

Staybridge Suites Dallas, 7880 Alpha Road, Dallas

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

Featuring a spectacular 18-hole golf course, which plays host to the AT&T; Byron Nelson Championship, Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas boasts 3 swimming pools and an array of activities for children and families to participate in. The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is 8 miles away.  Decorated with luxurious furnishings, the contemporary rooms at this Dallas resort offer private balconies and stunning views. The spacious rooms come with a flat-screen cable TV and private bathroom. Private villa rooms with a fireplace and view of the golf course are also available.

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las ColinasKids For All Seasons, Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas’ complimentary program for all children, offers activities such as dodgeball, swimming, yoga, and crafts. During your holiday, you can spend quality family time in the family swimming pool, game room, or at the playground. Couples will appreciate the art museum tours and stargazing opportunities.
The state-of-the-art fitness center has the machines, equipment and exercise programs to help you maintain your workout routine. Located on-site, LAW serves steak and seafood options and hosts a delectable Sunday brunch.

AT&T; Stadium is 16 miles from this resort. The Dallas Museum of Art can be reached in 22 minutes’ drive.

Hilton Anatole Hotel

Situated on 45 acres and just 3 minutes’ drive from the Dallas Convention Center, this Central Dallas luxury hotel boasts 5 restaurants and an on-site spa and wellness center. Free Wi-Fi is included.  A flat-screen HD cable TV with pay options is featured in each guest room at Hilton Anatole. All rooms are furnished with a seating area with chair and ottoman, upscale linens, and Asian-inspired décor. A minibar, mini-refrigerator, and coffee-making facilities are included. Premium bath amenities are provided.

Hilton AnatoleThe Terrace offers American breakfast fare in an open-air ambiance. Counter Offer provides grab and go dining options throughout the day. Lunch, dinner and late-night menus are featured at Media Bar+Grill. SĒR Steak+Spirits showcases steaks, fresh seafood, and a prime view of the Dallas skyline. Specialty martinis and an extensive wine list are highlights at The Gossip Bar.

The on-site V Spa offers a variety of massage and body treatment options. The Verandah Health Club features state-of-the-art exercise equipment, an indoor lap pool, an outdoor pool, and hot tub, a jogging track, and tennis and racquetball courts.

Hilton Anatole maintains one of the largest Asian art collections in the world in addition to a 7-acre sculpture park. A concierge desk is available. A business center is provided for guest convenience. A convenience store and gift shop is located on-site.

Getting around Dallas

Getting to Dallas could not be easier – the International airport is the 3rd busiest airport in the world! The airport is around 25 miles from downtown Dallas so even if you don’t hire a car (which is recommended) it’s not too expensive in a taxi. The smaller Dallas Love Field airport is nearer to the city and offers more short-haul services. Driving to Dallas is simple via Interstate 35 and Interstate 20 and if you don’t have a car renting is by far your best option of exploring the area and car rental is easily available from all the major providers.

The public transport system in Dallas is excellent. Known as the DART (Dallas Rapid Area Transit) this is a rail and bus system that crosses the city and is reliable and fast. The trains run from 6.30 am to 6 pm and there are around 930 daily departures. Tickets are $1.75 for a one-way ticket or $4 of you want a 1-day pass, which is a good option if you are looking to hop on or off to explore the sights. The nostalgic streetcars are a cool way to travel from Uptown to downtown, and they operate 7 days a week every 15 minutes. Amtrak and Greyhound also provide bus routes to Dallas and are the cheapest way to travel – buses go from the Union Station. Finally, the Trinity Railway Express is the main commuter service in Dallas but tickets are more expensive at $2.50 each way.

 

 

 

 

 

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