Dallas Hotel Win
Downtown Dallas luxury hotel gets national nod for affordability
No matter how much money they make — or how fat their expense accounts — people love a good deal, especially when it comes to travel. But no one wants to scrimp on the amenities just to get a lower rate at a hotel.
Business Insider has taken some of the guesswork out of travel planning with a list of the best U.S. hotels for under $200. One in Dallas met the criteria: the Omni hotel in downtown Dallas.
The publication worked with Hotels.com to identify the highest-rated hotels in 27 cities with rates under $200 per night. About the Omni, BI writes:
The Omni Dallas Hotel is a huge destination with 1,001 guest rooms, 39 different meeting rooms and four restaurants. Almost everything you need can be found within the hotel, including an outdoor pool, spa and fitness center, and rooms equipped with pillowtop mattresses and laptop compatible safes.
BI lists the Omni rate at $149, which is a good deal considering its location and amenities, including the aforementioned spa and pool, both of which we highly recommend, even to the locals.
Three other Texas hotels made the cut: Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk ($175), Embassy Suites Houston Downtown ($134) and The Driskill in Austin ($179).
As someone who travels to Austin quite a bit, I have never seen a rate at the Driskill as low as $179. Even though Hotels.com lists that as the starting price, after entering several different date ranges, I still never got it.
Perhaps a nice follow-up to this article might be "tricks for actually getting that rate."