The moment you set your eyes on Dallas, it immediately lays to waste the tired old stereotype about the Texas city. You know, the lame notion that it is inhabited by cowboys in huge hats living in large mansions (blame the old TV soap opera of the same name). Instead, it is dominated by skyscrapers, massive bridges and eye-catching modern architecture, just like any other major American city. With a tropical climate, many hotels in Dallas are taking advantage of the generally sunny weather to build rooftop pools for travelers to take in the city skyline. Here are 10 of the best hotels with rooftop pools to soak in the vistas, so go book a room to stay in now!
If you want an elegant and classy stay in Dallas, look no further than this beautiful accommodation in the Uptown district. Hotel Crescent Court exudes sophistication from its pristine rooms to its renowned dining options. The serene rooftop pool is a cool spot to unwind amid the humid summer weather, with food and beverage services provided. So take your time in taking in the urban scenery around the pool, but don’t forget meal times, when you can enjoy exquisite Japanese cuisine at the world-famous Nobu restaurant right on the hotel premises. A truly luxurious treat for the hotel guests.
Originally a charming motel in the 1960s, The Lumen has been transformed into a chic boutique retreat. Ideally located directly across from the renowned Southern Methodist University, and just 8 kilometers (5 miles) from the Dallas Love Field International Airport, the hotel sparkles with stylish modern touches. Check out the glistening swimming pool, decked out in cabana-styled lounges for guests to recline and relax. The on-site fitness center also includes in-room spa treatments such as massage and facial services. You can stay all day in this luxury, or you can make use of the complimentary house car service to explore Downtown Dallas to your heart’s desire.
Probably Dallas’s most recognizable landmark, the 171-meter (561-feet) Reunion Tower houses an observation deck as well as fine-dining restaurants for travelers to enjoy. But to appreciate this striking architecture, you can book a stay at the nearby Omni Dallas Hotel, and enjoy the full tower view from its magnificent rooftop infinity pool. The pool is situated within the hotel’s Uptown Terrace deck, which also contains comfortable lounge seating around a built-in fire pit, cabanas, as well as a full-service bar offering fabulous food. It is a fantastic place to unwind amid this superb hotel in a prime location in the downtown area.
American history buffs will remember Dallas grimly as the place where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. They can visit the memorial under his name, as well as the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza which is housed in the Texas Book Depository where Lee Harvey Oswald apparently fired those fatal shots in 1963. A couple of blocks away along Elm Street, where Kennedy was killed in his motorcade car, the stately Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas Downtown offers a safe haven for travelers with its thoughtful amenities and comfortable guest rooms. Check out the rooftop lap pool which offers fine views of the bustling downtown. Or chill out at the Illume Nightclub on the hotel’s premises, with DJs and bartenders concocting an intoxicating atmosphere throughout the night.
If you want a centrally located hotel which is close to most of Dallas’s city attractions, then the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Dallas makes a superb accommodation choice. It is located right by the city’s public rail transit line, giving you easy access to places such as the museums and performance arts centers at the Arts District. Return after a day of sightseeing to the luxurious guest rooms that offer exquisite comforts such as flat-screen TV and coffee maker, while the stylish rooftop pool also has spectacular views of the city skyline.
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Dallas
Address: 1600 Pacific Avenue
Price: from 103 USD
Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Dry cleaning Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Plastic stirrers Visual aids: Braille Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Face masks for guests available WiFi
The Dallas Arts District is a delight for art buffs, with a host of venues providing a vibrant array of exhibitions and performances. Check out the Dallas Museum of Art and the adjacent Nasher Sculpture Center, before heading on to the massive AT&T Performing Arts Center for a slew of regular cultural performances. If these venues are your focus of exploration, then book your accommodation at the nearby Sheraton Dallas Hotel for a cozy stay in the city. Its inviting rooftop pool is a great place to rest and recharge, while the restaurant, coffee house and sports bar on the hotel premises offer delectable food as you soak in the urban atmosphere.
For holidaying families, there are two attractions in downtown Dallas that kids will adore. The Dallas World Aquarium is a unique zoo tour that takes you from the forest canopy level down to the watery depths of the aquarium, while the Perot Museum of Nature and Science has tons of interactive exhibits for kids to learn as they play. These attractions are within walking distance from The Fairmont Dallas, an elegant accommodation with newly renovated guest rooms and public areas. Enjoy the hotel’s massage services, or take a swim in the outdoor pool on the terrace level. Don’t miss the Pyramid Restaurant and Bar, which boasts local ingredients including herbs and vegetables from the hotel’s rooftop garden.
This is a stunning accommodation right in the heart of the city. The Joule is set in a revitalized 1920s neo-Gothic building, and boasts dramatic art installations, unique retail boutiques and a world-class spa on its premises. Don’t miss its show-stopping cantilevered pool, which gives guests the sensation of swimming out beyond the hotel’s edge, overlooking the hustle of downtown Dallas below. Relax even further at the hotel’s subterranean spa and yoga and fitness studio, both offering a range of classes and treatments aimed at restoring and rejuvenating the hotel guests.
If you are looking for boutique hotel accommodations with eclectic decor and plenty of character, then the Canvas Hotel Dallas is an excellent option to stay in Dallas. Located just south of downtown near the massive Dallas Convention Center, this hotel offers spacious guest rooms decked in custom furnishings and large picture windows. Be enchanted by its zany yet elegant interior, but do not miss its rooftop poolside bar and lounge, boasting Dallas skyline views, cabanas and billiards tables.
Located within the massive Galleria Dallas Shopping Complex north of the city center, the Westin Galleria Dallas is a luxurious accommodation away from the bustle of downtown. With about 200 shops and restaurants within the complex, you can still enjoy immense convenience and comfort here. All the guest rooms have cable TV, minibars and refrigerators, and you can also book private in-room spa treatments. If you prefer a more active recreation, then head to the fitness studio or the heated rooftop swimming pool for an invigorating workout.
Westin Galleria Dallas
Address: 13340 Dallas Parkway
Price: from 149 USD
Outdoor furniture Internet services Higher level toilet Fitness CCTV in common areas Swimming pool Meeting/banquet facilities Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
Modern metropolis with fascinating history
One of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, Dallas is a modern metropolis filled with enough fascinating history and art to occupy you for weeks. So stay in a comfortable accommodation, and what better way to pamper yourself than by the hotel rooftop pools, enjoying the sunset by the stunning skyline of the city.
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