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
- 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
Room and amenities were top notch. I always book my guests at this hotel when possible, as it truly exemplifies all things Texas. First class all around. Fantastic bar scene, and walkable to hot spots downtown.
I love staying at Hotel Zaza when I travel for work. They go above and beyond on all the details. Appreciate the complimentary coffee on my floor in the AM, breakfast bars, yummy cookies and glass of nice rose upon arrival! Always feel appreciated and enjoy my stay!
One of my favorite hotels in Dallas! A great vibe in all aspects; from the pool, to The Dragonfly Restaurant, to the rooms! The service is always fantastic every time I have stayed. Highly Reccommend.
I’ve been staying at Hotel Zaza Dallas since they opened and the service just keeps getting better and better every year. My last stay on July 4th was the first family getaway that my wife and I have been able to take out twin girls on together that didn’t involve a hospital. KC, Mary, and the rest of the staff went out of their way to make this stay as pleasant and rememberable as possible. The first night we had warm cookies and milk delivered and the second a meat and cheese tray with Prosecco for us and turkey/cheese sandwiches for the girls, along with a stuffed animal for each of the girls. Thank you guys for the stellar service and attention to detail. We can’t wait to visit again soon!
The hotel is VERY cool and well located. I think it is a bit outdated in some respects but the artwork, staff that caters to every need and rooms themselves pushes it from a 3.5 to a 4 in my opinion. Breakfast superb - of course the seafood restaurant across the street is world class (sorry name escapes me) and here is a secret...go the gas station next door for the bbq. Tried it on a whim as a "snack" and it was out of this world.