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
I chose Hotel ZaZa given its proximity to Crescent Court in uptown. I think the physical property was OK. Minor quibbles with the room including no soap dish in the stall shower. AC was a little quirky but not a game changer. My main issue was with housekeeping. On Tuesday AM, i left the room at 730AM. Came back from my meetings at 230PM and the room had not been cleaned yet. This should not happen at these types of properties. Room service was timely, but one morning they forgot a coffee up with my coffee. Again, this should not happen at these type of hotels. May look for other options when i'm back in Dallas next time.
This is the best place to stay in town.
I travel to Dallas often for business and I am never disappointed.
Clean Rooms, awesome management and staff, 5 star bar and restaurant.
All you need under one cozy roof.
Will definitely stay here again and again !!
This hotel is very unique! Fabulous art in the lobby and rooms. The rooms are large and very comfortable. They still offer turn down service! Free coffee on each floor. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Places to eat are walking distance, area is nice.
Hotel Zaza is located in an excellent area of Dallas. Close enough to downtown business center for super easy access and yet more of a hip area with excellent restaurants and bars in walking area. Hotel itself is very nice. Extra large rooms with good size bathrooms and working area. Nice touches such as coffee on each floor every morning and snacks and drinks every afternoon. Hotel has a vibe that is different with eclectic artwork throughout, including many photos of celebrities in unique outfits or out of character. Restaurant food is good, if service not great. Throughout the hotel the staff is friendly and helpful. Two hotel cars, outfitted with longhorns on the front, are available at all times to provide complimentary shuttle service to any location within four miles. We stayed during a convention and the hotel was convenient to the convention center while being far enough away to be removed from the dreadful "convention scene". Enjoyed my four days at the hotel and felt like it was good value for money and also a fun place to stay.
this place is one of a kind make sure to look at all the wonderful rooms//great eats and drinks available/great place to hold an event/right outside the door is McKinney avenue filled with restaurants bars nightlife and trolley