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Hotel Zaza Reviews

Planning a trip to Dallas for business or pleasure? We’ve got you covered in terms of some great hotels in this vibrant, all-American city with its enthralling skyline, exciting art scene, cool country music spots, and fab bars and restaurants. If you love eclectic and artsy boutique hotels with urban flair, the Hotel Zaza in Uptown Dallas is a must. We’re excited to tell you all about this gem with its unique concept suites (Erotica, Out of Africa!) and award-winning restaurant. Iconic Ozzy Osbourne of the band Black Sabbath stayed here, and it boasts the sexiest suite in the city!

In this roundup, we’ve also included a classic airport hotel, a fantastic spot for both conventions and spa treatments (the two complement each other beautifully, we think) and a budget option for when money gets a bit tight. But at the top of the hotel food chain for discerning jetsetters, the Hotel Zaza in the Big D is a standout in style and amenities. Read this post to learn all about it.

What Is Hotel Zaza?

Hotel Zaza in Houston, Texas

Ideal for both leisure and business travelers, Hotel Zaza is a chic and eclectic boutique choice in Dallas’ stylish Uptown neighborhood. Art and funky, sexy, tongue-in-cheek style reign supreme here as you can tell from the décor to the furnishings of the themed suites, with monikers such as Erotica, Bohemia, Zen and Shag-A-Delic.

Hotel Specs

Among the highlights of the well-appointed, 169-room Hotel Zaza you will find an award-winning restaurant—a fave of locals and out-of-towners alike—a luxe day spa, a fitness center, a poolside lounge with DJs, cool concept suites, and 6,000 square feet of meeting space.

Pricing

Room rates at Hotel Zaza range from circa $270 to $500 per night.

How It Compares

We picked a few other hotels in the Dallas area to see how they compare to Hotel Zaza. Our roundup includes the classic and convenient Hyatt Regency DFW at the DFW International Airport, the Cooper Hotel Conference Center & Spa for planning your next great meeting plus spa escape, and the Quality Inn Duncanville, a no-frills budget accommodation.

  • Hyatt Regency DFW
  • Cooper Hotel Conference Center & Spa
  • Quality Inn Duncanville

Hotel Zaza

Among the most notable services at Hotel Zaza, we really appreciate the room service from the in-house restaurant. Special ahead-of-time booking options may include complimentary breakfast and free overnight parking. Spa services include massages, skin care modalities, and body treatments.

The facilities at this one-of-a-kind luxury boutique hotel in Dallas include 6,000 square feet of function space, a gym, a lovely and comprehensive day spa, Dragonfly restaurant, and a vibrant nightlife scene that draws locals.

But wait until you hear about the rooms! The Magnificent Seven Suites—with names like Crouching Tiger, Dangerous Beauty, Rock Star and The Last Czar—feature highlights such as (depending on which you choos) a kitchenette, two bedrooms and a full terrace; a wall collage of Da Vinci’s sketches and designs; a crystal chandelier, a Botticelli-style mural, and marble and mahogany furnishings; and an electric guitar. Guess which suite Ozzy Osbourne stayed in?

The 19 concept suites are just as fab with themes such as Bohemia, Erotica, Out of Africa, Shag-a-Delic, and Medusa. To give you a sneak peek, the sexy Erotica boasts an oversized whirlpool soak bath and a balcony away from other accommodations while Out of Africa has a refined safari feel with a mosquito net bed. Words alone cannot do the cool style justice.

The twelve luxurious Bungalows (in a historic 1930s home right next to the main building) round out the offerings. These deserve their own mention, since what awaits you here includes, but is not limited to, a butler’s pantry with fresh goodies and a nightly Texas Pinyon Pine fire in the brick courtyard. Are you wowed yet?

Dragonfly is a stylish contemporary restaurant offering New American cuisine with Asian influences. There’s also a vibrant bar scene here. Dig into a lobster roll or pan-seared ribeye with marrow butter.

Hotel Zaza is located in the heart of the city, close to business centers, shops, bars, nightlife, and high-end boutiques. You’re near the Dallas Art District, the Dallas Museum of Art, the American Airlines Center, Robert E. Lee Park (for running and bicycling), the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Kalita Humphreys Theater, and even the Dallas Aquarium and Dallas Zoo.

PROS

  • Location close to lots of attractions
  • Cool themed suites and bungalows
  • Artistic and eclectic vibe and style
  • ZaSpa Dallas
  • Award-winning Dragonfly restaurant
  • Pet-friendly

CONS

  • Style might be too quirky for some folks
  • Small pool
  • Breakfast is extra

Hyatt Regency DFW

This layover-friendly, posh airport hotel is situated right inside Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (near Terminal C) and features highlights such as four restaurants (including a bar and a 1930s-inspired steakhouse), 92,000 square feet of meeting space, a 24-hour gym, a pool, and generously sized rooms and suites.

Standard room rates range from $120 to $280 per night.

This hotel’s  “Guest Services Agents” will help with area recommendations, itineraries, preparing maps for getting places, and more.

The sleek, business-savvy amenities here range from 92,000 square feet of meeting and event space (with 70 meeting rooms) to FedEx Office services, a fully stocked market, a heated pool, and a 24-hour gym with cardio and weight equipment. As mentioned below, there are plenty of dining and even cocktail options.
Since this is an airport accommodation, rooms are soundproofed. They feature flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, tea, coffeemakers, and free WiFi. Suites come with separate sitting areas and kitchens.

This member of the exclusive Hyatt group boasts four restaurants, among them Mister G for steaks and seafood in a 1930s-inspired ambience; Jacob’s Spring Grille serving innovative cuisine in homage to Texas’ first aviator, Jacob F. Brodbeck, as well as a seasonal buffet; Jett’s Coffee Bar for coffee drinks and grab-and-go options; and ACES Lobby Bar—a perfect spot for sport fans to grab a beer or signature cocktail—which has seven flat screen HDTVs.

Located well inside Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, near Terminal C (directly between Dallas and Fort Worth), the Hyatt Regency DFW is super convenient for business travelers. It is also close to popular attractions such as Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor, AT&T Stadium, Historic Downtown Grapevine, and the grassy local hotspot, Klyde Warren Park, located above the DFW highway system.

PROS

  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kid-friendly
  • Four on-site eateries, including a bar
  • Meeting space
  • Day-only options available

CONS

  • Lots of small fees for various amenities and services (such as breakfast, self and valet parking, pets, and refrigerators)
  • Airport noise
  • Some rooms don’t have minibars and safes
  • Rooms appear dated
  • Maintenance and management could be improved

Cooper Hotel Conference Center & Spa

Stay fit via yoga classes, pilates or spinning at the comfortable, upscale Cooper Hotel Conference Center & Spa surrounded by a quiet, park-like setting. This modern and attractive Dallas wellness retreat plus corporate resort boasts an epic fitness center and other great workout amenities. Plan your next business or corporate event and book services such as team-building sessions with fitness breaks—what a unique concept! Of special note: The Cooper nabbed the Convention South Readers’ Choice Award in 2018.

Standard room rates start at circa $220 per night. Corporate travel rates are also available.

Among the services here you will find complete meeting packages, multi-day conferences, team-building sessions, wellness lectures, and fitness breaks. Shoe shine, laundry, and dry cleaning services are also available.

Centered around a colonial-style mansion, this smoke-free hotel comprises 61 spacious rooms including 12 suites. The rooms here feature desks, coffeemakers, and free WiFi, and the suites have private balconies. Amenities at this wellness oasis and conference hotel range from a 52,000-square-foot fitness center, a heated outdoor pool and a jogging track to lighted tennis courts, 8,000 square feet of meeting space with eight meeting rooms for groups up to 250, and full-service catering with healthy options. Parking is free. There is a washer and dryer and a vending machine.

Guests can enjoy a hearty, complimentary continental breakfast and there’s also a restaurant in the adjacent fitness facility.

The Cooper Hotel & Conference Center is nestled in the heart of Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, close to all that Cooper has to offer, such as six health and wellness companies and a research nonprofit, The Cooper Institute. You can also shop for clothes, accessories, nutritional supplements, and more at The Coop, located inside Cooper Fitness Center. You’re just a 20-minute drive on the US-75 from downtown Dallas and 6 miles from Frontiers of Flight Museum.

PROS

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Smoke-free
  • 52,000-square-foot Cooper Fitness Center
  • Outdoor temperature-regulated pool
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Cooper Spa

CONS

  • So well hidden and set away from freeways that it’s hard to find
  • About a 20-minute drive from downtown Dallas

Quality Inn Duncanville

This solid, no-frills, 100 percent smoke-free hotel features pet-friendly rooms, a small pool, and meeting space. It is a great choice for travelers on a limited budget.

Standard room rates start at $50 per night.

Among the notable services are free Internet, free breakfast, and free parking. Special rates are available for AAA members, seniors, and military. You can also accumulate rewards such as free nights and gift cards via their Choice Privileges Rewards program.

The 123 guest rooms are basic, a bit bland, and outfitted with 40-inch flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, and hair dryers. The property has one of those small pools surrounded by concrete and a fence that many roadside motels feature.

There are no dining options on-site, but guests can avail themselves of the complimentary breakfast buffet.

Located off Interstate 20, this motel-style property is just a 15-minute drive from Downtown Dallas and all of its attractions such as the Dallas Zoo, Southwest Center Mall, AT&T Stadium, Fair Park, Lonestar Park, and the Sixth Floor Museum. Nearby dining options include Denny’s, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and Applebee’s.

PROS

  • Low rates
  • Hot breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Discounts available

CONS

  • Complaints about noisiness
  • Complaints about poor breakfast quality
  • Lots of negative customer feedback online

Conclusion

Feeling Shag-a Delic? Just kidding. But in all seriousness, that is the name of a suite at the Hotel Zaza in Dallas. Sound groovy? Travelers in search of a boutique property with a scene-y atmosphere may want to consider the 4-Star Hotel Zaza in Uptown Dallas, featuring a cool scene, eclectic concept suites, a stellar restaurant and poolside lounge, and all the fantastic style you can stomach. It’s a beloved gem by both locals and visitors alike.

For reliably elegant rooms in the heart of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, think about staying at the layover friendly, 4-Star Hyatt Regency DFW, which boasts generous rooms and suites, four restaurants, 92,000 square feet of meeting space, and a 24-hour gym.

Combine your next convention or corporate event with wellness at the 3-Star Cooper Hotel Conference Center & Spa. At this hidden gem you will find great amenities for a top exercise regimen and all you need to host a successful business gathering—with fitness breaks! Your participants might be much more responsive to your ideas after they get a chance to swim in the heated outdoor pool or run on the track. It’s a cool concept, we think.

The 2-Star Quality Inn Duncanville is a good option for folks looking for basic, no-frills accommodations on a budget. Special rates are available for military and government employees, AAA members, and seniors. One plus of this rather plain stay is that you can save money on breakfast since you can grab a complimentary breakfast before you head out and tackle your day. Be aware, though, that this hotel has received a lot of negative guest reviews overall lately.

Again, we really want to draw your attention again to the posh and eclectic Hotel Zaza. It’s always refreshing to find a gem in a (tad stuffy) neighborhood where you don’t expect “eccentric” style, and we love hotels that stay clear of the bland, coporate, posh, and cookie-cutter vibes and embrace unique idiosyncrasies with style, flair, and success. Judicious world travelers love it! Though, if you prefer more traditional digs… we won’t judge!

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