First the bad, though it is not the hotel's fault. Hotels.com said the place was close to the cotton bowl, which is the precise football game we traveled to attend. Not quite. It was still about 10 miles, not 3. That being said, the hotel was an amazing value. The room was clean, the shower was good, and the front desk was generally helpful about whatever we needed. There are two gas stations right there as well, and a Jack in the Box. But it isn't in a busy area which is nice, meaning the rooms are QUIET. Seriously. And the breakfast isn't huge, as in not a 5 star hotel breakfast, but generally speaking its one of the best free breakfasts I've had. Highly reccomended.
I saw a number of negative reviews after booking a room, scared me a bit. There were also positive reviews that appeared to be in direct conflict.Close to freeway, a light sleeper *might* be able to hear road or even rail noises – I did not. Parking area is well lighted, security on duty at night. Staff was polite & courteous.Not all rooms have fridges. Towels are thin. Soap, but no shampoo or other freebies. Bed was comfortable, wood/linoleum floors give clean impression. I found nothing seriously wrong… THIS IS A BUDGET HOTEL, price was right & I can pack my own toiletries! Stayed 3 nights & YES, I would stay here again.
06/19/2014The Guesthouse on Allen Street
We prefer B&Bs when we travel and this is one of the best we have seen. There is only one room but it is elegantly decorated and spacious with plenty of closet space, mini-fridge, desk, fireplace, small TV and shower w/o tub. A stone patio with views of downtown high-rises is pleasant for breakfast when the weather is good. The breakfasts were gourmet, served when you wish and substantial but not, thankfully, enormous. You will need to find street parking for your vehicle but this was never difficult. The location is very convenient to downtown and to North Dallas shops and restaurants.
I wish I spent more time in the room! This hotel is set off the road behind a gas station/Jack In The Box, but I wasn't disturbed by noise at all. I had a King No Smoking room, and when I opened the door it was nice. The bed was so inviting and the room had a nice scent (freshener). The cable, fridge, iron, lamps, toilet, etc. all worked fine. I didn't use the microwave, but it was clean. The front desk clerk was nice and very helpful. I was impressed not because of the hotel chain but the area it was located. Good Job!
We used our Choice Hotel's points - 6,000 points to stay free in this hotel. We were warmly welcomed upon arrival, and the staff were very helpful. The front clerk, a maintenance man, and a gardener were all very pleasant, friendly, and nice. We loved the refrigerator and microwave in the room, too.