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4 haute Dallas hotels get props as best in Texas

4 haute Dallas hotels gets props as best in Texas

Lobby at Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas
The lobby at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel, the No. 6 best hotel in Texas according to Conde Nast Traveler readers. Photo courtesy of Rosewood
Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas
The Rosewood Crescent Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Uptown. Photo courtesy of Rosewood Crescent Hotel
Exterior of Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas
The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek consistently ranks among the city's best hotels. Photo courtesy of Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
The bar at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
The Mansion Bar is a local favorite too. Photo courtesy of Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas also sits on the coveted Conde Nast Gold List. Photo courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
Interior of Fearing's Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
Fearing's at the Ritz-Carlton hotel is one of the best restaurants in Dallas. Photo courtesy of Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
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The Joule's rooftop pool. Courtesy of The Joule Hotel
The Joule hotel in Dallas
The Joule, ranked No. 14 on the list of best Texas hotels, has undergone an amazing renovation and expansion. Photo by Eric Laignel
Lobby at Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas
Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas
Exterior of Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas
The bar at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
Interior of Fearing's Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
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The Joule hotel in Dallas

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.