Last Updated on February 16, 2024 by Laura

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The Big D is the third-largest city in the state, but this is Texas we’re talking about. Everything is bigger here — so Dallas holds all the might of a major metropolis. Think rodeos, the Cowboys, a burgeoning art scene, historical sites, next-level shopping, and restaurants of all culinary persuasions. If you’re planning a trip, these are the best hotels in downtown Dallas.

The Adolphus (1321 Commerce St., 214-742-8200) Downtown Dallas

Built by Anheuser-Busch cofounder Adolphus Busch in 1912, this storied property became the first true luxury hotel in Dallas. Since then, The Adolphus has welcomed a handful of American presidents and even Queen Elizabeth II. Located in the heart of downtown, its rooftop pool and stunning city views are hard to beat. “My wife and I have stayed at this hotel numerous times over the years. The hotel has old world bones with a recent modern update that was done the right way,” says a Tripadvisor reviewer.    >> Book this hotel for less

Hyatt Regency Dallas (300 Reunion Blvd., 214-651-1234) Downtown Dallas

Set right next to Dallas’s most iconic landmark, Reunion Tower, the contemporary Hyatt Regency Dallas is just steps from the very best of the city, including world-class museums, Dealey Plaza, and the Historic West End. “We chose the Hyatt Regency because of the spectacular views of downtown Dallas,” says one Yelp reviewer. Another lauds the Hyatt’s warm hospitality: “The best service I’ve experienced at a hotel and I’m a road warrior for work.”     >> Book this hotel for less

The Joule (1530 Main St., 214-748-1300) Downtown Dallas

At once lavish and artsy, The Joule has fast become a Dallas icon, thanks to its lobby decorated with works by Andy Warhol and its five-star amenities, like a subterranean spa. According to Conde Nast Traveler, “This hotel gives Main Street its posh pulse and the customer service is truly on point.” The Joule is also known for award-winning culinary experiences, from CBD Provisions (a brasserie known for its Berkshire pig head carnitas) to Sassetta, a modern Italian restaurant with house-made pastas.  >> Book this hotel for less

The Statler (1914 Commerce St., 214-459-3930) Downtown Dallas

Built in the 1950s, The Statler combines a mid-century flair with modern, upscale amenities. Don’t miss the retro cocktail bar or bowling with live music. One Google reviewer says, “The rooms were great and the tub and shower were heavenly. They have everything you need inside the hotel. Staff was attentive and always friendly and helpful.” Another adds, “The hotel is lively with activities and dining options for everyone.”  >> Book this hotel for less

Hall Arts Hotel (1717 Leonard St., 214-953-1717) Dallas Arts District

If you’re in Dallas for its art scene, the Hall Arts Hotel is surrounded by it. The Winspear Opera House, Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas Museum of Art, and Klyde Warren Park are within a half mile of this Hilton property — the only hotel within the Dallas Arts District. But its prime location is far from its only selling point. Tripadvisor reviewers rave about this hotel. “It checked every box. Beautiful decor, very solid bar and restaurant, rooms were well appointed, amazing gym, and awesome rooftop pool. But beyond the physical amenities of the hotel, what really set it apart was the service. Every person we met could not have been more helpful and friendly.”  >> Book this hotel for less