Travel authority Condé Nast Traveler has put out a list of the 15 best hotels in Texas based on readers' choices. Four swank Dallas properties made the cut.
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek is the highest ranked Dallas hotel at No. 3. Next up at No. 4 is the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, followed by the Rosewood Crescent at No. 6. The Joule sneaks in at No. 14. San Antonio's Mokara Hotel & Spa received the state's top honor.
With its Old Hollywood feel, five-star restaurant, terrific terrace and sexy hotel bar, it's no surprise the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek took top honors in Dallas. Fearing's restaurant (one of the best in Dallas), Uptown hot spot Rattlesnake Bar and a luxurious spa surely helped the Ritz-Carlton in the rankings.
The Rosewood Crescent Hotel may fly a bit under the radar locally, but it consistently ranks highly among business travelers for its convenient Uptown location; top-notch service; and the plethora of nearby dining options, including Nobu. In fact, the Crescent ranked No. 1 on the Conde Nast Gold List in 2012.
In terms of local buzz, The Joule downtown has it, thanks to an unbelievable renovation and expansion that includes LA fashion imports TenOverSix and Traffic, new Consilient restaurant CBD Provisions, cool hangout Weekend Coffee, and the subterranean ESPA. Although it sits at No. 14 now, we expect The Joule to shoot up the rankings next year.
The results are based on a standard five-point scale — excellent, very good, good, fair and poor – for categories such as activities, food/dining, location, overall design, rooms and service. This year a record-breaking number of Conde Nast readers, nearly 80,000, cast 1.3 million votes for more than 16,000 properties worldwide.
The Ritz-Carlton, Mansion and Crescent also are among the 10 Texas hotels on the coveted Gold List 2013.