5 Best Luxe Staycations in Dallas

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shutterstock_261927377Sometimes you need to get away the most when you have the least amount of time. Well, there’s nowhere that does the classic staycation better than Dallas. We happen to have some of the best staycations spots to relax, get pampered, and have fun so duct tape your inner workaholic, close your eyes, and choose one. You can’t go wrong.

For the Thurston Howell III in You

The Joule is an elegant hotel where you can expect to be pampered and treated like royalty.
The Joule is an elegant hotel where you can expect to be pampered and treated like royalty.

Photo Credit: The Joule

If you like elegance served right along with your relaxation then The Joule is the place to go for one of the best staycations ever. Its 1920’s neo-Gothic architecture and design have been updated and revitalized The rooms are automated so you can do everything from pulling down the shades to turning off the lights right from your bed. The TVs are Apple equipped so that you can access your favorite music and movies right from your iTunes account.  The renowned rooftop pool with a full bar makes it easy to imagine you are somewhere tropical (as long as it’s not December). Be sure to make an appointment at the spa for some hands on relaxation. Shopping anyone? It’s located within strolling distance of downtown Neiman’s.

For the Art Afficianado in You

The Hilton Anatole offers a relaxing atmosphere among one of the largest art collections in a hotel.
The Hilton Anatole offers a relaxing atmosphere among one of the largest art collections in a hotel.

Photo Credit: Hilton Anatole

The Hilton Anatole houses the largest art and antiques collection of any hotel in America. The Indo-Asian theme is apparent throughout the public areas of the hotel as well as the spacious rooms. There are pamphlets in the rooms that give the location, description, and history of the various works of art so that you are able to walk through the hotel and grounds, learning about each one of them. Trees, shrubs, and grassy areas outside, and fountains inside keep you feeling like you are in the well appointed country home of someone who collects Asian artifacts. Very laid back with a meditative vibe.

For the Wild Jetsetter in You

Hotel ZaZa is whimsical, unique, and the perfect spot to have a fantasy weekend.
Hotel ZaZa is whimsical, unique, and the perfect spot to have a fantasy weekend.

Photo Credit: Hotel ZaZa

Hotel ZaZa is an exciting, fun, quirky, Bohemian playground for your soul. Choose one of the Concept Suites to really submerge yourself in your getaway fantasy. Each of the Concept Suites has a different theme. Out of Africa, Erotica, and Shag-a-delic were a few of our favorites. Hotel ZaZa is pet friendly so you are welcome to bring your pampered pooch, too. Get bottle service poolside to make your stay complete.

For the Texan in You

Upscale Texas decor with lots of space, the Gaylord Texan is like its own little city.
Upscale Texas decor with lots of space, the Gaylord Texan is like its own little city.

Photo Credit: Gaylord Texan

You love the Riverwalk in San Antonio, you wear your A&M ring proudly, and if a restaurant doesn’t serve steak and potatoes then really, what’s the point? It’s fine because The Gaylord Texan has a room for you. Leather couches, rock fireplaces, rough wood accents — all of the comfort of Texas right here. It’s huge and even has a miniature Riverwalk right inside the hotel where you can enjoy some great Tex-Mex at the Riverwalk Cantina. The rooms are large and comfortable – get a room with a balcony that overlooks the Riverwalk and you’ll feel like you’ve been in San Antonio.

For the Romantic in You

Just for the hopelessly romantic, this hotel used to be a turn of the century Dallas mansion.
Just for the hopelessly romantic, this hotel used to be a turn of the century Dallas mansion.

Photo Credit: Hotel St Germain

If you’ve ever wanted to visit a turn of the century mansion then Hotel St. Germain is just the place to do it. This historic property on Maple Avenue. The seven suites are decorated  with French antiques, a canopied feather bed, high ceilings and a working fireplace. The rooms contain either a jacuzzi or a soaking tub. You’ll even be treated to a Continental breakfast in the morning. The dining room overlooks a New Orleans style courtyard  to complete the romantic ambiance.

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