Hotel ZaZa Dallas
What We Love
- The on-site ZaSpa
- See-and-be-seen poolside bar
- Free WiFi
- Cool factor doesn’t preclude excellent service
What To Know
- Can tend to attract the party set, so it might get a bit noisy (especially in rooms with balconies)
- Pets welcome
- The pool is suited for warmer months
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Off McKinney Avenue, straddling uptown and downtown Dallas, the Hotel ZaZa came onto the scene in 2002 and is still the city’s paragon of cool. The Mediterranean-inspired property bursts with eclectic artifacts from around the globe, from African tribal masks and Moroccan lanterns to sculptures and wine bottle chandeliers. It’s all a little over the top. But then, so is Dallas.
Bed and Bath
Standard rooms have a muted luxe look with upholstered, nailhead-trimmed headboards, workdesks with Eames chairs and Helmet Newton photographs. Themed suites are outrageous, all-out affairs—-the Shag-a-delic has shag carpets, a circular couch and lava lamps. The Far East? Elephant lamps, Asian lanterns and Chinoiserie fabrics. All rooms have marble bathrooms, Italian linens and rain showers.
The ZaSpa indulges with treatment rooms and fragrant products. The hotel’s Dragonfly restaurant is one of the most sought-after reservations in town, and the pool bar lounge has a heated patio beneath the stars during winter and a poolside party in the warmer months.
In the Area
The hotel’s location puts guests near uptown shopping and restaurants and downtown museums, theaters and bars. Tei-An serves upscale house-made soba and Chef Teiichi Sakurai’s stunning omakase menu as well as a long list of premier libations. Dallas is the birthplace of Neiman Marcus, but the city’s must-shop destination is Stanley Korshak, Big D’s version of Bergdorf Goodman. In need of culture? Dallas has invested serious dollars in its arts district, which now includes the Norman Foster–designed Winspear Opera House and Rem Koolhaas’s Wyly Theatre. Or get historical and peer through the actual window from which Lee Harvey Oswald fired at President John F. Kennedy at the Sixth Floor Museum.
How to Get There
I have stayed at Hotel ZaZa on numerous occasions! They NEVER disappoint. I wanted to bring my best friend here for her birthday, and they went above and beyond to make her day special. The rooms are spectacular! Service is amazing. The pool area is so fun! Drinks are fabulous! And the food is delicious. Thanks so much for always making the stay awesome. I don’t know if I can ever stay anywhere else in uptown.
We stayed here for a girls trip June 19-21, 2019. We loved and were impressed with everything ZaZa had to offer. The staff is amazing and a special shout out to manager, Maria, who went over and above to accommodate us and make us feel welcome. She is beautiful inside and out. We will definitely be staying here for our next trip!
We have stayed at ZaZa many times over the last year, and really love the atmosphere and the people. We’ve met many of the employees, the bartender and pool servers (shout out to Tiffany and Christina for being amazing) Robby, the absolute best concierge and all around friendliest person ever; everyone has always been very accommodating. We have had the pleasure of having wonderful Alejandra help us at the front desk on a handful of occasions, and she’s been so so great. Incredibly helpful, answered all our questions, etc. The days she is not there to greet us with a smile are truly less good for it! Zaza is such a wonderful place, you definitely can’t go wrong here and it’s the only place we stay when we visit Dallas. With by far the most heavenly pool to relax at this place is truly our home away from home and we hope it always stay that way and keeps the magic we always feel there. We love ya ZaZa!