OT: Dallas (Alabama/Michigan) Hotel/Trip Planning

Submitted by icefins26 on March 11th, 2012 at 11:50 AM

I know it's a ways out but as the spring game draws closer, the opener against Alabama also draws closer...and this 65 degree weather in Michigan isn't helping things.

At any rate, can anyone recommend hotels in Dallas?  We are flying down from GR to Dallas on Friday and leaving Monday.  We are about to book the Sheraton Dallas Hotel downtown - looks to be a good location but we'd like to be close to the "fandom" and aren't sure if it would be downtown Dallas or closer to Arlington?  Any insight on where to stay, what to see (bars, restaurants), etc. would be appreciated!



March 11th, 2012 at 4:39 PM ^

Stadium is halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth. Game day bars, chain restaurants, six flags, tourist traps, all nearby if that's what you want.

Downtown Fort Worth is quite nice, just make sure you are actually downtown.

As far as Dallas goes, the best place to stay would be anywhere in the Uptown/west village neighborhoods or anywhere near SMU and Highland Park and University Park.

The Sheraton downtown is a huge hotel and likely affordable on the weekends. Drawback is you will have to drive everywhere. It's in a business district.

I would map the crescent court hotel and stay anywhere in that vicinity close to McKinney ave.

Enjoy Dallas...Go Blue!!!


March 11th, 2012 at 12:15 PM ^

the problem with cowboy stadium is that its alot like the palace in that there isn't alot going on right around the stadium. there is a cool bar right across from the stadium called the tailgate tavern, its small but nice. I'll be curious to see where the blue is. PS I hate to wish summer away but I can't wait. gotta book my airline tickets (bummer)


March 11th, 2012 at 12:44 PM ^

Pappadeaux's is close by the Stadium, it's a great seafood place/bar plenty of TV's, there are a couple other places along the road in front of the stadium but you are still a little ways away from the stadium. Pretty sure you could land a few planes in the stadium parking lot.



March 11th, 2012 at 4:00 PM ^

Hahaha.. Was on a business trip with a friend and sent three different transvestite hookers to his room from craigslist. Needless to say he wasnt happy but well worth the laugh. Thanks for the reminder.

San Diego Mick

March 11th, 2012 at 2:18 PM ^

1st, I have close friends who live in Elk Grove/Flower Mound area about 20-25 miles north of Dallas and they have a 5000 sq ft house, so I'm good there.

2nd, and this is a more important matter, how the hell do I get tickets and not overpay for them? The damn tickets will cost me more than the flight to get there it seems like.


March 13th, 2012 at 9:00 AM ^

I've stayed at that Sheraton and the location is great for seeing Dallas in general - sure there will be plenty of Michigan fans there - nice place