by Sabra King - 0 Reviews - 16 List
Exotic, relaxed, esteemed or award winning, your getaway needs to merely be a change of scenery from your daily routine. One or all of these qualities can be found in our own backyard--without the expense or fatigue of travel. Find an adventure at these best staycation spots in Dallas, and you may never leave the city limits again.
Updated: April 16, 2009
Talk about a getaway: The magnificent seven suites with titles such as rock star and crouching tiger will help you pretend your Bon Jovi and tour Asia with just one step into the room. The Dragonfly restaurant with Napa Valley wine and whole Mediterranean Branzini washes away the Big D backdrop until you see the Dallas elite in the urban oasis smoozing poolside. And a hot rock massage at the ZaSpa won't leave an inch of your body in touch with city life or... reality.
Sweet aromatics from fresh orchids wash the city stench away once entering the luxurious lobby floor. Celebrity chef Dean Fearing can also wash away the worries of your world with his signature margarita or afternoon tea at his namesake Fearing's restaurant. The cuisine beats that of any exotic destination with palm sugar glazed Bay of Fundy salmon and lobster coconut bisque. And both men and women can feel cleansed of stress with a crystal rain shower at the luxurious Ritz spa.
Leave the present day drudgery and visit the Melrose mood from the past. Built in 1924, this Dallas landmark offers a resounding classic style for every room. The AAA Four Diamond award-winning Landmark Restaurant serves a breakfast that beats hitting the snooze button. And the book stacked Library Bar attracts evening guests to sink into leather chairs, sip cocktails and enjoy Kobe beef burgers. Rooms reflect a regal tone and service is impeccable--naturally--for a truly royal experience.
A modern lobby with palm trees, swank lounge areas and soothing light sets the precedent for the hotel landscape. Around the lobby corner sits Central 214 restaurant, an open concept cosmopolitan backdrop of whites and earth tones that grants a comfortably sophisticated vibe for American regional dining. Exhale Spa connects the mind and body with a wide variety of exercise classes, treatments and healing modalities. Rooms continue the hotel's earth tones in contemporary and plush bedding, linear office areas and uber mod carpet.
Routine and discipline are lost at W Hotel in Victory Park. A bold lobby leads to indulgences at Craft restaurant serving hearty contemporary cuisine and to the living room bar with mean cocktails and prowling singles. Ghostbar pulses on the 33rd floor with the martini and collagen filled and the rooms below vibe with cool decor and little sleep. The weary rejuvenate in the infinity pool or at Bliss Spa but if none of these amenities do the trick the concierge will oblige with any request.