Dallas - Fort Worth Hotel Guide
Both the hotels in Dallas and Fort Worth represent the values of each city. While Dallas boasts super-sized, high-end chain hotels, Fort Worth hotels has preserved their Wild West identity while adding a touch of luxury. There are also plenty of options in the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area that range from comfortably affordable to costly, but travel writers say you'll need a car to visit the cities' sites. Room rates are generally higher during spring and fall, but deals are usually available throughout the entire year.
- As Dallas is a big city, deals are offered year-round, but are the most prominent around the holidays and special events. Room rates are lowest during the summer and winter. The most expensive time to visit is in the spring and fall because of the rise in convention and business travel." -- Smarter Travel
- Few people pay list price, and you shouldn't either. At a minimum, request the lower, corporate rate and ask about special deals. Virtually all hotels offer some deals, especially on weekends when their business clientele dries up. Check the individual hotels' websites for special online offers." -- Frommer's
There is no shortage of rooms in this city. Dallas hotels reflect the city's larger-than-life identity, boasting big names, big rooms and big price tags. Experts recommend finding a room near Downtown Dallas in order to be close to the city's major attractions. Although prices in Dallas are generally high, experts say that lower rates can be found at the numerous national chains found in neighborhoods farther away from the city center.
- If you're in Dallas for a business trip or just a brief vacation, or you simply abhor the thought of driving everywhere, you'd do well to choose your hotel according to neighborhood. Some of the city's best hotels are downtown near the central business and Dallas Arts District, and in the fashionable area called Uptown, but many more hotels (especially more affordable chains) are nestled in North Dallas and near Irving." -- Frommer's
- The main hotel clusters include Downtown Dallas, Market Center, North Dallas, DFW International Airport and the Mid Cities. Keep in mind that while several hotels are grand and luxurious in nature, chain hotels with moderately priced rooms are usually located nearby." -- Travel Channel
Fort Worth hotels are less focused on size and more interested in preserving the historic charm of the city. A handful of Fort Worth hotels have been restored to portray turn-of- the-century establishments while still offering all the conveniences of modern-day hotels. Fort Worth is also full of smaller historic inns. Unlike Dallas, which sees a large number of business travelers, Fort Worth hotels generally raise their rates on the weekends. However, seasonal deals are available.
- At Stockyards District hotels, unlike in most places, weekends are higher than weekday rates. The rates quoted below do not include 15% hotel occupancy tax. Breakfast, either continental or buffet, is offered free at several hotels, as noted below. Do not assume that breakfast is included; if it is not, it can really add to your bill." -- Frommer's
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