It's time to ditch that Hampton Inn. How many times are you going to let yourself get roped in with the promise of a continental breakfast? Business travelers, and the rare species known as tourists, pour into Dallas because "Big Things Happen Here." Whichever big part of Dallas you're coming to see, we've compiled a list of five Dallas hotels that have a bit of local flavor. Stop staying at that Hyatt House just because it's close to your meetings and stay at one of these five hotels instead.
Courtesy Belmont Hotel
When the sun sets over the Belmont Hotel, be sure to grab a spot on the bar's patio to see a stunning view of the Dallas skyline. Smartly capitalizing on its rich history, the hotel has an atmosphere that can only be described as hipster vintage. In the past, we've doled out numerous awards to this local favorite -- for its hotel bar and its neighbor restaurant, the very interesting barbecue joint Smoke. With rates beginning in the low 100- dollar range, it's definitely the most affordable option on this list and the quality remains high. Plus it's just minutes from the dining and shopping destinations in Oak Cliff and the Bishop Arts District.