Awesome Hotels for a Family Staycation Near Dallas

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The summer travel season might be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get away from it all right in the metroplex. There are tons of hotels and resorts that cater to families, and we’ve found a few of our favorites. From the renovated The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa in Frisco to the ever-popular Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, keep reading to find one that works for your crew’s next staycation.

photo: Gabby Cullen

The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa

This impressive resort just reopened after a $30-million renovation. Not only did they add more green space and a kids’ club for ages 4-12 ($35 for a half-day/$60 for a full-day) that has plenty of toys and games, as well as two to three staff members, but there’s also an impressive poolside vibe with a two-story waterslide and a splash pad. There are also cabanas with TVs, and lawn games like giant Connect Four and corn hole. Be sure to try out the put-put golf!

There’s a new TopGolf Swing Suite (up to 12 guests) you can reserve for $25 an hour on a weekday and $50 an hour during the weekends. Don't miss the live music and the ice cream sundae bar in the lobby.

As for dining, you’ll have plenty of options. You can eat all day at the lobby restaurant and bar, Beans & Barrel, or the grab-n-go section stocked with sandwiches, fruit, snacks, ice cream and a Starbucks. You can also order menu items from Herd & Hearth, which specializes in modern Southern cuisine with an emphasis on fresh ingredients. We recommend the s’mores dessert, as well as the tortilla soup! Herd & Hearth is now open for breakfast and full meal periods will be available soon. 

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Hyatt Regency Downtown Dallas 

If you want to be close to just about everything downtown Dallas has to offer, the Hyatt Regency is ideal. The iconic Reunion Tower is connected to the hotel, Dealey Plaza the West End, the Dallas World Aquarium, Klyde Warren Park and the Perot Museum are within walking distance or a short uber ride away. Even better, there's a DART stop, which means you'll have access to the Dallas Zoo, the Bishop Arts District and beyond! 

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Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Whether you come in the warmer months or colder months, the Gaylord has plenty to do. Hit up Paradise Springs Water Park & Resort Pools, a 10-acre water wonderland complete with a lazy river, slides and pool in the summer or experience the wonder of the resort's year-round activities, like an Escape Room, cookie decorating, and more. One of the best times to visit is during the holiday season when the Gaylord goes full Christmas. You can ice skate, go snow tubing, build a snowman, decorate gingerbread houses, get photos with Santa and much, much more. 

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Great Wolf Lodge

Always a popular choice for families, this indoor/outdoor waterpark resort is filled with fun. From the ropes course to the Magi Quest, arcade, hourly activities, character events and of course, water features, a night or two here will fill your vacation cup in no time! 

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Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Worth Downtown

This hotel is located within walking distance from Sundance Square, has suites that are perfect for families (a separate living space!), an indoor pool with kiddie perks, a pool table and an outdoor fire pit. Enjoy the excitement of downtown Fort Worth or head over to the Cultural District to explore the Kimball Museum or the Fort Worth Science and History Museum. Also, be sure to take the kids to Dream Park in Trinity Park. 

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Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

Known for total luxury, the Four Seasons is DFW's go-to spot for a splurge-worthy getaway. There's a real sand beach at the pool for warmer months, as well as racquetball, squash and basketball courts. During the summer, there's no end to the fun with visits from the Dallas Zoo, waterslides, outdoor movie nights, kid camps, s'mores and much more. Another amenity parents love is all the little extras for kids like a mini putting green and playhouse in the lobby, outdoor playground, the Kids for All seasons club, cookie decorating, babysitting services and more. 

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—Gabby Cullen

 

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