I'm hoping to get some advice that will keep me with Marriott for an upcoming trip to Dallas. I am meeting downtown, but the downtown Marriott is above what my company will pay. Any ideas for Marriott brands within walking distance of public transportation to downtown will be appreciated.
Not knowing what options are viable for the rate you need to stay within will make recommendations difficult. Lots of good options in/around the city, can you post up any of your options?
Dont forget you can catch the DART from the airport, worst case those hotels are almost always inexpensive.
It would be hard to give an amount because the discount that my company gets makes a simple search not so simple. Is there a DART stop close to Dallas Marriott Suites Medical/Market Center? Also, the Springhill Suites downtown looks like it might work. Is this an ok property? Thanks for your help.
The Dallas Marriott Suites Medical/Market Center is a nice property, it is not terribly far from a DART station as the crow flies but it's across the interstate and likely a slight bit farther to walk. Texas has access roads running along the interstates so you have 3-4 lanes to cross at a light, then walk under the interstate and cross another. There's signals but definitely not just walking across the roadway kinda thing, so I'd say have a look at the map on the hotel site transportation link and see what you think. The Renaissance property there at Market Center is on the same side as the station and is quite nice if you can get in there. The Springhill downtown is like any other Springhill really, decent but not opulent. The area isn't bad, though close proximity to some of the worst traffic in Dallas will make driving at rush hours problematic if you have a car. Some good places not far via cab/bus/walking to eat though. You can find all the DART maps at DART.org - DART System Map
Hope that helps