Opened in 2007, this Uptown Dallas tower is Ritz-Carlton’s only Texas property—a fact that’s celebrated with complimentary mini margaritas and guacamole, served every evening in the swanky lobby lounge. The drinks are made with a different tequila each night, sourced from the hotel’s stocked Tequila Vault, while the guacamole is handcrafted by the on-staff Guacamologist. Soon after opening, the hotel earned the nickname “the living room of Dallas” for the dedicated local crowd that frequents its bars and restaurants. Chief among them is the award-winning Fearing’s, where the menu features elevated Southwestern flavors, and the Rattlesnake Bar, which hosts a weekday happy hour with tacos and live music.
While the decor in the 218 luxe rooms isn’t particularly Texas-themed—think calming color schemes, cushy furnishings, and Asprey toiletries—you’ll never forget where you are thanks to the sweeping city views. For the best vistas, book one of the corner kings, which feature windows in the bathroom. The club-level rooms offer even greater perks, including access to the food-and-drink-stocked Club Lounge. Texas-made FarmHouse Fresh products and treatments like the Dean’s Margarita Salt Glow body scrub are available at the spacious spa, which leads out to a fitness center and heated saltwater pool.