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In popular Uptown Dallas, a short drive from area attractions
Though the Hyatt House isn't on a particularly quaint or attractive street, it is located in lively Uptown Dallas, with many area attractions just a short drive away. Though some spots are technically within walking distance of the hotel, the surrounding streets are busy and many lack sidewalks, so driving is recommended.
Divided into several areas -- Victory Park, McKinney Avenue, Knox-Henderson, and West Village -- Uptown Dallas is a hot spot of shops, restaurants, and nightlife. Creating the border on the south side, Victory Park is home to the American Airlines Center, a huge sports and entertainment complex where the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars play. Numerous high-end hotels are in the area, which is also a posh residential neighborhood. To the north, McKinney Avenue is lined with art galleries, and Knox-Henderson is packed with upscale restaurants. West Village offers great shopping -- whether you're looking for trendy boutiques or high-end labels -- and has some of the best nightlife in Dallas, and nearby Turtle Creek is known as the artsy, gay-friendly area where the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Kalita Humphreys Theater sits.
The Hyatt House Dallas is designed for those on extended stays, and features large rooms with kitchenettes and sitting areas. Though there is nothing particularly charming about the hotel (room decor is bland, and looks similar to what one may find in a dorm -- especially the striped bedspread), it does have an above-average courtyard pool area, and the freebies are endless: breakfast, Wi-Fi, a cocktail hour, and even free grocery shopping services. It's located in trendy Uptown, if a bit removed from the neighborhood's main action. Business travelers may appreciate the 24-hour access to the fitness center, business center, and convenience store.