If there’s a brand that immediately brings to mind luxury and glamour, it’s The Ritz-Carlton. The Dallas location takes that concept even further with amenities and fantastic service at every turn. If you feel like splurging or have enough reward points to upgrade, stay on the Club Level, where you’ll have access to a private lounge with all-day snacks and hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and concierge services. Club level rooms even feature Bvlgari bath products for cryin’ out loud! But even the so-called standard rooms are large and luxurious. The pool is a great place to hang during the summer and celebrity chef Dean Fearing’s namesake restaurant, Fearing’s, is a must-visit.
Room Rates: $399 and up
What Makes It Great: Posh rooms with great views, but our favorite amenity is the on-site spa. Book an appointment and get access to gender-specific wet areas with a large Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Or ask for a day pass for around $25.
Nearby Attractions: Dallas Arts District, Uptown nightlife, 2.0 miles from gay entertainment district.