Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek feels like a Tuscan villa -- the hotel is pink stucco, the roof is terra cotta, and beautiful fountains, tile mosaics, and trellis plants surround the pool. The property is lavish, with a grand lobby and large, upscale rooms with patios -- but it's a bit farther from the restaurants and galleries in Uptown Dallas than the Rosewood Crescent.
The Joule, A Luxury Collection Hotel Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The Joule is one of the coolest -- and most luxurious -- hotels in Downtown Dallas. It's located in a historic building dating back to the 1920s, and its decor is a mix of old and new -- funky furniture and patterned rugs are juxtaposed against dark wood paneling and antique touches in the lobby (including two giant cogged wheels), and the hotel has an extensive art collection, including works by Andy Warhol. There is a popular lounge downstairs and the bathroom walls are made of frosted glass (though a curtain can be pulled across), so this hotel may not be the best pick for families, but it is for a romantic getaway.
Hotel ZaZa Rating: 4.0 Pearls
A glamorous, ultra-hip hangout, the 153-room Hotel ZaZa is a cool, romantic alternative to the luxurious but sometimes stuffy hotels in Uptown Dallas. Guests and locals mingle at the gourmet restaurant, Dragonfly, and at Poolside, the site of outdoor cocktail parties year-round. Rooms have a similar trendy vibe, with animal print accents and black-and-white Old Hollywood photographs.
Hotel Indigo Dallas Downtown Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Hotel Indigo feels more like a beach hotel than a hotel located on Main Street in Downtown Dallas. Rooms are decorated with bright yellows, nautical stripes, and large floor-to-ceiling photographs of mussels or flowers, all of which adds to the hotel's boutique charm and romantic look.
Aloft Dallas Downtown Rating: 3.0 Pearls
The Aloft Downtown Dallas is located in a historic building, and has a trendy, loft-inspired feel, with sleek, colorful rooms featuring large flat-screen TVs, exposed brick accents, and concrete ceilings. The hotel has become popular due to its outdoor pool, large industrial-chic lobby complete with a 24-hour snack bar, and overall value.