5 Best Hotels in Downtown Dallas, Dallas and Fort Worth

Fairmont Hotel

$$$ | 1717 N. Akard St., Dallas, TX, 75201, USA

This 24-story hotel is in the middle of Downtown Dallas, at the heart of the city's arts district and near Uptown hot spots. The massive lobby has polished columns, elaborate chandeliers, and grand tapestries. Three floors have been reinvented as an exclusive boutique hotel within the hotel. Be sure to join the chain's loyalty program to avoid paying for Internet access.

Pros

  • Proximity to attractions
  • Refurbished interior

Cons

  • Lacks a sense of fun or whimsy
1717 N. Akard St., Dallas, TX, 75201, USA
214-720--2020
hotel Details
545 rooms
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

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Hotel Indigo

$$$ | 1933 Main St., Dallas, TX, 75201, USA

Conrad Hilton built this hotel in 1925; today the InterContinental property is a National Historic Landmark. The hotel is on the eastern edge of Downtown, next to the Universities Center at Dallas and within walking distance of the original Neiman Marcus and the Majestic Theatre. Common areas and guest rooms reflect the Indigo chain's emphasis on refreshment, with cheerful colors and beach accents. Complimentary transportation is provided within a 3-mi radius, an area that includes Music Hall at Fair Park.

Pros

  • Good value for Downtown lodging
  • Cheerful, accommodating staff

Cons

  • Surrounding neighborhood is somewhat sketchy
  • Nearby dining options are limited
1933 Main St., Dallas, TX, 75201, USA
214-741--7700
hotel Details
170 rooms
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

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Hyatt Regency

$$$$ | 300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75207, USA

The 50-story Reunion Tower, a Dallas skyline icon, is adjacent to this 18-story hotel, which is popular with business and convention travelers. A permanent collection of photographs inside the hotel marks the city's history in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. Since this is a chain, rooms are less personalized, but they are fitted with quality furnishing and linens. The hotel connects to Union Station, a hub with access to three train lines: Amtrak, Trinity Railway Express, and DART light-rail.

Pros

  • Good access to transportation
  • Walking distance to Dallas Convention Center
  • Kiosks for self-serve check-in and check-out

Cons

  • Nearby train noise
  • Generic rooms
  • Lack of personalized service
300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75207, USA
214-651--1234
hotel Details
1,120 rooms
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

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Magnolia

$$$$ | 1401 Commerce St., Dallas, TX, 75201, USA

When it opened in 1922, the 29-story Magnolia building was the tallest structure south of Washington, D.C. Today it is best known as the home of the red-neon Pegasus sign, installed atop the structure in 1934. (The current sign is a replica.) The building opened as a hotel in 1999, with tailored, oversized rooms that have an urban loft feel; the 129 suites have full kitchens.

Pros

  • Free nightly reception
  • Ideal for guests who want to try nearby clubs and restaurants

Cons

  • Weekend nights can be noisy
  • Most nearby shops and restaurants cater to weekday crowds and are closed weekends
1401 Commerce St., Dallas, TX, 75201, USA
214-915--6500
hotel Details
325 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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The Adolphus

$$$$ | 1321 Commerce St., Dallas, TX, 75202, USA

Beer baron Adolphus Busch created this Beaux-Arts building in Downtown Dallas in 1912, sparing nothing in the way of ornamentation. In the gracious lobby, rich fabrics, dark woods, elaborate floral arrangements, and intimate seating areas belie the hustle of the streets just outside. The romantic European-style rooms, filled with unique floral prints and Queen Anne–style furniture, have modern amenities. A courtesy van takes guests to Downtown and Uptown sites and NorthPark Mall. Book early to stay at the hotel during the annual Neiman Marcus Adolphus Children's Parade, which marches in front of hotel the first Saturday in December.

Pros

  • Smooth service
  • Unique furnishings
  • Sense of history

Cons

  • Most attractions and shopping experiences require transportation
1321 Commerce St., Dallas, TX, 75202, USA
214-742--8200
hotel Details
407 rooms
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

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