Family-friendly hotels in Dallas
By Jessica Lohan
Bedroom suites in Highland Dallas Hotel (Courtesy Highland Dallas Hotel)
Everything truly is BIGGER in Texas, and Dallas is full of big surprises for families traveling with kids. An amazing family vacation in this city can be had, especially with its many family-friendly offerings.
When visiting Dallas with the kids, stay at one of these accommodating hotels with a range of treats to offer – from free movies, indoor basketball and a ticket to learning.
Highland Dallas Hotel
Located near historic Highland Park is the Highland Dallas Hotel, a luxurious hotel with suite accommodations for larger groups and families. Kid-friendly amenities include a pool for after an adventurous day and a children’s dining menu. The AAA/CAA Family Fun Package will start your day out on the right foot with breakfast for 4 and premium WIFI to plan out your trip. Enjoy a 5% savings when you book. Hit one out of the park and visit the Ballpark at Arlington, home of the Texas Rangers, or cross over to the Dallas Cowboys Stadium.
Pool at Fairmont Dallas (Courtesy Fairmont Dallas)
Situated in the heart of downtown Dallas and located in the arts section is the newly renovated Fairmont Dallas. This elegant, pet-friendly hotel offers the “Sweet” Family Gateway package that includes a lavish suite with a second adjoining room available at a rate of 50% off the best available rate. Guests are treated to a complimentary in-room movie with popcorn, soda and two pints of ice cream that will leave your kids thanking you for the best family vacation experience. For the true Texas experience, head over to the Texas state fair held yearly in late September running through mid-October. Everything you can imagine fried from fried Frito pie to corndogs. While at the fairgrounds, kids will be able to try their hand at many carnival games or enjoy the many rides at the midway.
Westin Hotel Galleria Dallas
Luxury suites in Westin Hotel Galleria Dallas (Courtesy Westin Hotel Galleria Dallas)
A destination in itself, the Westin Hotel Galleria is located adjacent to the upscale Galleria shopping haven that includes even a sparkling ice skating rink where kids can glide around. This first class hotel includes amenities for everyone to enjoy, like a modern pool and the Westin Kids Club. Escape from the heat in one of the complimentary “family beds” and offered through room service is gourmet food and beverage service. Make your trip from the American Girl store located in the Galleria mall complete at this world class hotel with the American Girl ®Sweet Dreams package, which includes a personalized welcome note for your little one, an exclusive cupcake delivered directly to your room, and American Girl Doll bed, bathrobe and slippers.
Magnolia Hotel Dallas
Room at Magnolia Hotel Dallas (Courtesy Magnolia Hotel Dallas)
Vibrant downtown Dallas is home to unique architecture and the Magnolia Hotel in Dallas is no exception, with its beautiful Pegasus that illuminates at night. This upscale hotel features luxurious accommodations, from standard rooms to suites, with family-friendly amenities. Its museum package includes a room or suite for your comfort, bedtime cookies and milk and up to 4 tickets to the Ross Perot Museum as well as round trip car service to the museum for your visit. Enhance your family vacation by exploring the life and sciences exhibits during your visit to the Ross Perot Museum, which features a children’s museum and other amazing exhibits including an earthquake simulator.
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Homewood Suites Dallas Downtown
Make yourself at home in the affordable Homewood Suites located Downtown, which connects you with many downtown areas including the West End. The spacious studio, one or two bedroom suites provide comfortable accommodations and includes Internet access, heated pool and kid-friendly amenities like video game stations, a Home Theater, and an indoor half basketball court. Families will kick start their mornings with complimentary hot breakfasts included with their stay. When in town, giddy on up over to Fort Worth and visit the Stockyards for the cattle drive that is re-enacted daily. Once the longhorns wander through, explore the kid-friendly Cowtown Cattlepen maze and have your card punched M-A-Z-E along the pathways.
Jessica Lohan contributed this to MiniTime.