The Texas sun is searing stuff, and taking the full brunt of it is the city of Dallas, a hotspot for everything from innovative cuisine to world-class entertainment. Searching for a way to heat up your vacation while staying cool? Then grab your flip-flops, adjust your swimming costume, and get ready to dive in at the deep end of the best hotels with pools in Dallas.
Frank Sinatra, the Jackson 5, Tony Bennett – these are just a few of the legendary acts who performed at the Statler Ballroom in what is now the Statler Dallas, Curio Collection By Hilton. A retro hotel with its roots in the ‘50s, this place was given a high-tech upgrade in 2018. You’ll find an iPad, Nespresso coffeemaker, and other gadgets in your suite. Ask the concierge in hushed tones to tell you where the secret-access speakeasy and rooftop pool are so you can sip on a few Old Fashioneds – just the way Ol’ Blue Eyes did.
Looking to mix it up while in Dallas? Then make a beeline for the Relativity Pool Bar at Lorenzo Hotel. During summer the Sip and Swim events will get you mingling easily with new friends. No need to wait until then, though; in between seasons you’re free to grab a drink and get chatting to the guy next to you about the Albert Einstein artwork looming over the water. If a storm tries to rain on your parade, head to the covered Kolache Korner for a coffee and burrito until sunny skies return.
Embark on a culinary journey through Dallas at Hyatt Place Dallas-North. This Hyatt hotspot puts you right next to Addison’s Restaurant Row, which means access to more than 250 local bars and restaurants. Feel like staying in for the day? Grab a pastry at the hotel’s breakfast bar or snack on small bites and beverages at the bar. No matter where or how much you choose to eat, be sure to count down 30 minutes before hopping into the pool.
First time doing Dallas? Virgin Hotels will ease you into the city. Get wet and wild at the Pool Club with drinks on the rooftop deck. Hit it off with new friends over dinner at the Commons Club. And when you’re ready for a night on the town, dry off in your spacious Chamber before diving into the Design District, right outside the hotel. Trust us, after one night in these comfy beds, Virgin Hotels will be your new favorite place to be in the Big D.
Gain a new appreciation for the greater Dallas area with a stay in Irving city at Texican Court by Valencia Hotel Group. Bring your four-legged friend along and they’ll receive a welcome box full of treats, a Texican bandana, and a credit towards snacks in your room’s minibar if you want to spoil your dog (or yourself). Even though there’s no doggy paddling in the pool, there are plenty of relaxation areas outdoors where you can soak up that vital vitamin D (for Dallas) together.
Escape from the city without leaving the heart of Dallas at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Tucked into an exclusive neighborhood, this estate-sized hotel plunges you into refined resort living in an urban sanctuary. You can dip in the temperature-controlled pool any time of the year, warming up with craft cocktails in the colder months. Come bedtime, these suites (with their petite balconies and welcoming foyers) tempt you to stay cuddled up by using the 24-hour in-room dining service. Since you’re staying in, book a therapeutic massage in the sauna while you’re at it.
It’s difficult to believe that back in the 1960s this unique boutique hotel was a motel. They’ve completely revitalized the space, adorning suites with luxury linens, adding soaking tubs, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Gaze out and you may see the pool, inviting you to swim a few laps. After you’ve done so, and lounged awhile, swap your flip-flops for tennis shoes and dry off on a ride around Highland Park, on one of Lumen’s free-to-borrow bicycles.
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