The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
What We Love
- Chef Dean Fearing’s all-star culinary program, led by his namesake restaurant
- Monday–Saturday nights at 6pm, the Guacologist whips up the avocado dip with margaritas in the lobby
- The only hotel in Dallas with a Club Level exclusive to keyholders
What To Know
- WiFi comes with a fee
- Rooms and suites are generously scaled to Texas-sized proportions
- The location is on the cusp, but in the future will feature access to the Arts District through a five-acre park
- The fitness center is accessible 24 hours a day with room key
- Both parking and pets (under 25 pounds) incur a fee
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
As the city’s first big luxury-chain hotel, the Ritz fits right into the scene in the Big D, mixing opulence with Chef Dean Fearing’s down-home spirit. The flagship restaurant lured the beloved chef from his home in the nearby Mansion, but here his menu nails upscale contemporary cuisine with Southwestern influences and his presence extends to the spa’s Margarita Salt Scrub. The Spa goes big, offering Ritz signatures with local ingredients in a 12,000-square-foot space. The 218 rooms and suites are as elegant as you’d expect, and service is par for the gold-standard course.
In the Area
Situated between burgeoning downtown and lively uptown, the hotel’s neighborhood has come to life since its 2007 opening, mainly because of the art scene. The Arts District sits within a half mile of the hotel, with the renowned Nasher Sculpture Garden recently joined by the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The nearby AT&T Performing Arts Center and Dallas Symphony mark a tremendous expansion in the cultural arena, and visitors to Dallas won’t want to miss the Sixth Floor Museum dedicated to JFK’s assassination. Fearing’s leads the restaurant scene, but find great Tex-Mex at Avila’s or local favorite El Fenix.
How to Get There
Nobody does it better! The service and accommodations are impeccable. From the minute you pull in until you pull away. They seem to accommodate needs more than most any other 5* hotel, perhaps it’s just the Dallas friendly people, but everything was perfect.
Travelers have high expectations when they stay at a Ritz property, and this hotel delivered on all counts. Every staff member with whom we interacted was friendly, helpful and considerate (a big shout out to the woman at the front desk who assisted with a booking snafu and to the waitress who plied me with wine at the Rattlesnake Bar when she saw be sobbing after having dropped my son off at college). Our King room was spacious, immaculate and well-appointed and the bathroom was roomy and spotless. We enjoyed breakfast in our room each morning, and it arrived quickly and was delicious. I have tried several hotels in the Dallas area, and I cannot wait to return to the Ritz.
Great place to stay, the team here is first class 100%. Came here for a concert of Santana in Dallas. We went to the club level had a great breakfast and great drinks here. Went to the bar and talked with management team here. This is a place you can get on the street car right by the hotel. Shuttle to Deep Ellis is great. We will come back.