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City Guide / Dallas

Visiting Dallas on Business? Here’s Where to Stay

By Shan Zhong

Visiting Dallas, Texas, on business? Lucky you! A vibrant city with plenty to do, you may find yourself looking to stay long after your business concludes. If you are planning a business trip to Dallas, the first thing you’ll need to decide is where to stay. From fully furnished apartment living to shorter-term rentals and private rooms, this bustling city has many options for you. If you aren’t sure where to start, read on.

Apartment living

Depending on how long you’ll be in town, Landing might have the perfect answer to your lodging needs in Dallas, Texas. Whether the tab is on the company you work for or you are handling that on your own, consider this apartment network that will mean less packing. Hello Landing offers fully furnished, luxury apartment living accommodations for business travelers just like you. Easy to work with and able to help take the headaches out of navigating new places, this turn-key situation could be perfect for you.

If apartment living might be for you, there are a variety of ways to go about it. Ideas to consider are subletting boards where you might be able to come up with a mutually agreeable arrangement or even the classified ads in the greater Dallas area. If you plan to travel in the summertime or over winter or spring breaks, you may even be able to work with a college or graduate school student to find a situation that works for both of you.

Dallas is not short on apartments but they can be expensive. Doing your research ahead or working with a place like Landing could be the best way to determine what will work for your specific situation. Going in with an open mind but aware of what your needs and timelines are will help make the process easier and more successful in the end.

Hotels and short stays

If you don’t need an apartment, aren’t ready to commit, or are only planning to be in town for a few days, Dallas has plenty of hotel options for you. From luxury accommodations to simple strip motels, there are places to stay for people of all needs and income levels. If you want frills, Dallas has them for you with hotels that sport famous restaurants. If simple is more your style, this city has numerous chain and independent motels for you.

When considering which hotel to stay in, think about your overall budget as well as access to public transportation. While cabs, Uber rentals, and busses are easy enough to find in Dallas, going in with a plan may help you decide if you’ll want to rent a car or not. Another thing to consider before booking your Dallas hotel is the location.

There’s certainly no shortage of things to do in Dallas but there’s a big difference between staying downtown and on its fringes. If you are looking for an active nightlife and social scene after work, you’ll want to stay in the heart of the city. For those looking for day activities on weekends, the city has a variety of museums and even botanical gardens you won’t want to miss. When making your hotel reservations, be sure to ask about things nearby and adjust your plans accordingly. Not every second of your trip needs to be about business.

Airbnb options

Feeling a little more adventurous? A great way to check a new city out while getting to know the locals is to rent out a private room or Airbnb. From tiny houses to unique buildings in little-known spaces, these creative living arrangements can make business travel more fun.

If you’re someone who likes to explore and enjoys a taste of adventure between business meetings, renting an Airbnb might be one way to go. While keeping you more connected to the locals, they can also be the best of both worlds in that most are located off the beaten path and are quiet. If you need time to work without noise from neighbors, these accommodations might also be perfect for you.

One drawback to Airbnb rentals is that they don’t always come with Wi-Fi service. For this reason, and if you need the internet for business, you’ll want to ask ahead. While there, you can also think about asking for a pet-friendly rental if you have any interest in taking your pet along for your travel, too. It never hurts to ask.

No matter what your final decision is, your trip to Dallas, Texas, will be more successful if you take the time to plan for it. Exploring your options for both long and short term stays will add up to more free time outside of work and even a little adventure. Happy travels to you and may you be successful in each and every Dallas business pursuit.

Shan Zhong published on July 13, 2020