The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Uptown, Dallas, Texas

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Pros

  • Convenient location in Uptown Dallas
  • Sophisticated rooms with iPod docks and stocked minibars
  • Spacious bathrooms, some with a separate tub and shower
  • Modern fitness center with personal TVs on cardio machines
  • Huge 12,000-square-foot spa includes a full service salon
  • Mid-sized, outdoor pool with plush lounge chairs
  • Excellent restaurant, Fearing's, with an outdoor dining pavilion
  • Free Bentley house car for drop-off within 3 mile radius

Cons

  • Fee for parking
  • Fee for Wi-Fi

Bottom Line

The Ritz-Carlton Dallas is big on both style and amenities. The 218-room property is surrounded by neatly manicured hedges in a central part of Dallas, and has a sophisticated lobby with plenty of space to lounge. Rooms have traditional decor in warm colors, big, comfy beds, and generous space -- but they lack wow factor. Bathrooms have double sinks and some have a separate tub and walk-in shower. The great on-site restaurant, Fearing's, has an appealing outdoor dining pavilion. A stunning 12,000-square-foot spa and fitness center includes a full service salon, modern cardio equipment, and a relaxing outdoor pool. The fees for parking and Wi-Fi are a nuisance at a hotel of this caliber.

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 Location

Located in Uptown Dallas

The Ritz-Carlton is located in lively Uptown Dallas, with many area attractions just a short drive away. Though some spots are technically within walking distance of the hotel, the surrounding streets are busy and many lack sidewalks, so driving is recommended (and those who do choose to walk should exercise caution).

Divided into several areas -- Victory Park, McKinney Avenue, Knox-Henderson, and West Village -- Uptown Dallas is a hot spot of shops, restaurants, and nightlife. Creating the border on the south side, Victory Park is home to the American Airlines Center, a huge sports and entertainment complex where the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars play. Numerous high-end hotels are in the area, which is also a posh residential neighborhood. To the north, McKinney Avenue is lined with art galleries, and Knox-Henderson is packed with upscale restaurants. West Village offers great shopping -- whether you're looking for trendy boutiques or high-end labels -- and has some of the best nightlife in Dallas, and nearby Turtle Creek is known as the artsy, gay-friendly area where the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Kalita Humphreys Theater sits.

  • 23-minute drive from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • 1-to-6-minute walk to train and cable car stations along McKinney
  • 4-minute drive or 6-minute walk to Nasher Sculpture Center
  • 2-minute drive or 7-minute walk to dozens of restaurants, shops, and galleries
  • 4-minute drive or 8-minute walk to the Crow Collection of Asian Art
  • 4-minute drive or 8-minute walk to the Dallas Museum of Art
  • 4-minute drive to the American Airlines Center
  • 5-minute drive to the AT&T Performing Arts Center
  • 5-minute drive to the Main Street District
  • 5-minute drive to Thanks-Giving Square
  • 5-minute drive to the Conspiracy Museum
  • 6-minute drive to The Sixth Floor Museum
  • 6-minute drive to Reunion Tower
  • 7-minute drive to the Historic District
  • 7-minute drive to Pioneer Plaza
  • 8-minute drive to Museum of Nature & Science
  • 8-minute drive to the African American Museum
  • 9-minute drive to Granada Theater
  • 11-minute drive to Fair Park, and Children's Aquarium at Fair Park
  • 13-minute drive to Lakewood Theater
  • 14-minute drive to Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
  • 25-minute drive to Cowboys Stadium

 Bottom Line

The Ritz-Carlton Dallas is big on both style and amenities. The 218-room property is surrounded by neatly manicured hedges in a central part of Dallas, and has a sophisticated lobby with plenty of space to lounge. Rooms have traditional decor in warm colors, big, comfy beds, and generous space -- but they lack wow factor. Bathrooms have double sinks and some have a separate tub and walk-in shower. The great on-site restaurant, Fearing's, has an appealing outdoor dining pavilion. A stunning 12,000-square-foot spa and fitness center includes a full service salon, modern cardio equipment, and a relaxing outdoor pool. The fees for parking and Wi-Fi are a nuisance at a hotel of this caliber.

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Address

  • 2121 McKinney Av, Dallas, TX 75201

Room Types

  • Corner Guest Room
  • Guest Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 218
Pool: N/A
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Uptown, Dallas
Address: 2121 McKinney Av, Dallas, TX 75201
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