Downtown Dallas is home to many of Dallas’ top attractions, including the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Crow Collection of Asian Art. Downtown is also known for featuring excellent restaurants and shopping and some of the best hotels in the city, making the area a great place to stay while visiting Dallas. If you are looking for four-to-five-star lodging in the Downtown area of the city, hotels to consider include the Fairmont Dallas, the Adolphus Hotel, and The Joule, A Luxury Collection Hotel (probably the top-of-the-line in the area). For quality but less expensive lodging you might consider the SpringHill Suites Dallas Downtown/West End, or the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas Downtown.
The Uptown neighborhood of Dallas is known for featuring some of the best art museums in the city such as Dallas Contemporary, the Mac, and the Museum of Geometric and Madi Art. Uptown is also known for its outdoor attractions such as Dragon Park and Klyde Warren Park. You will also find great shopping and dining in Uptown, as well as a lively nightlife scene. Uptown is known for its hotels, so of you are interested in spending a good bit of your Dallas stay in this neighborhood, you’re in luck when it comes to the lodging options. High-end hotels in the area include the Stoneleigh Hotel and Spa, the Ritz-Carlton Dallas, and Hotel Zaza. The quaint, highly- rated Guesthouse on Allen Street is an excellent three-star hotel choice, as is the Hyatt House Dallas/Uptown, which is probably the best budget option in the area.
Fair Park is one of the more prominent landmarks in Dallas, known for featuring a wide variety of attractions for tourists and locals alike. Fair Park particularly shines when it comes to museums, featuring the African-American Museum, the Museum of Nature and Science, and the Museum of the American Railroad. Good lodging choices in the vicinity of Fair Park include the Corinthian Bed and Breakfast, the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, and the budget Palace Suites.
If you are a music fan or counterculture person wanting to experience authentic underground Dallas culture, you will undoubtedly want to visit Deep Ellum, where you will find the majority of the coolest live music venues and bars in the city. Although you will not find any hotels in Deep Ellum, there are some great options within two miles of the area. These include the boutique Hotel Indigo which is only a mile from Deep Ellum, the Dallas Magnolia Hotel (1.3 miles), and Aloft Dallas (1.7 miles).
Bishop Arts District
The Bishops Arts District, formerly a warehouse district, is a burgeoning hub of entertainment and culture in Dallas rapidly becoming a not-so-well-kept secret. It is here that you will find some of the best vintage shopping and local and organic eateries in the city. if you are looking to stay in the vicinity of the Bishop Arts District, hotels within a two-mile radius include the Belmont Hotel, Inn of the Dove, and Galaxy Inn Dallas. Within three miles of the Bishop Arts District are the hotels of Downtown Dallas.
The Greenville Ave neighborhood of Dallas is one of the more popular entertainment districts in the city, featuring some of Dallas’ coolest bars, clubs, restaurants and shops. It is also home to the legendary Granada Theater, originally a movie theater opened in the 1930s and now one of the top music venues in the city. The Hotel Palomar Dallas is an excellent four-star lodging option within one mile of Greenville Ave. The Lumen is a great mid-level luxury boutique option within two miles, while the Holiday Inn Dallas Central – Park cities is a great budget choice, also within two miles of this bustling entertainment district.