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Hotels in Dallas near Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Introduction

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center is a sprawling complex in the Convention Center District of southern downtown Dallas. Built in 1957 as the Art Deco-style Dallas Memorial Auditorium, the building was expanded to become the Dallas Convention Center in the 1970s. It was renamed for U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in 2013. Today, the 2 million-square-foot center includes an arena, a theater, and 1 million square feet of exhibit space, as well as a hotel and a heliport. It's in a prime spot for exploring downtown Dallas, an area rich in eating and dining options.

Hotels near Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

There's a broad range of hotels near the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, although the closest ones are in the middle to upper end of the price scale. Many of the nearby high-end properties include outdoor pools, spas, or roof terraces. There are also some simple, budget-friendly hotels available. Prices tend to stay consistent throughout the year, but you will likely find better deals if you come during the week. Bargains may be hard to come by during major conventions. The weather will be more pleasant in spring, fall, and winter, as opposed to summer when temperatures can soar.

Where to stay near Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

The convention center is on the southern edge of downtown, a popular area offering a wealth of restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as historic sites clustered around the infamous Dealey Plaza. North of downtown is Dallas's Uptown neighborhood, an upscale public improvement district with several luxury hotels. The pedestrian-friendly area boasts a number of hip eateries and trendy bars, and is popular with a young professional crowd. The I-35E runs to the west of downtown and Uptown, and offers a number of fast food eateries and lodging options, including a number of budget hotels.

Things to see near Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

Across from the convention center is one of the city's most popular green spaces, made up of Pioneer Plaza, a public park featuring a bronze sculpture commemorating the 19th-century cattle drives, and Pioneer Park Cemetery, which includes a well-known Confederate War Memorial. Downtown Dallas is a 10-minute walk away. History buffs can reach Dealey Plaza on foot in 15 minutes. The area offers a number of famous sites related to the Kennedy assassination, including the Grassy Knoll, the Texas School Book Depository, and John F. Kennedy Memorial Square. The chic bars and restaurants of Uptown are 2 miles away

How to get to Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center is easy to reach from central areas of Dallas and other parts of the country. Public transportation is available, with an extensive network of light rail trains and buses offering service throughout the greater Dallas area. Both have stops directly at the convention center. Amtrak and commuter rail trains run to Union Station, an 11-minute walk away. Dallas Love Field airport is 7.2 miles away, while DFW International Airport is 20 miles away. A number of major highways connect Dallas to other parts of the state. Downtown and Uptown are easily walkable.

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