Hotel Palomar Dallas is central to many of the city’s best destinations. Situated between Lakewood and Park Cities neighborhoods, it’s just down the street from Southern Methodist University as well as the Mockingbird Station entertainment complex. Rooms feature fun amenities like animal print bathrobes, great linens, and our favorite thing of all, an in-room pet upon request. Yes, just call the front desk and they’ll have a goldfish delivered right to your door. Downstairs, there’s an infinity pool, a full-service spa, small-but-well-equipped fitness room, and the great tastes of restaurant Central 214.
Neighborhood: SMU, Mockingbird Station (Central Dallas)
Room Rates: $240 and up
What Makes It Great: That in-room goldfish, but we’re also partial to the free evening wine reception in the lobby.
Nearby Attractions: Southern Methodist University, NorthPark Center (one of the country’s best shopping malls), White Rock Lake, 3.5 miles from gay entertainment district.