I was travelling to Dallas from Australia as I have had a very strong interest in the JFK assassination since I was in junior high school. Therefore, I selected the Hotel Lawrence because it seemed passable in terms of quality, and the location was the best one to start a day of looking at JFK assassination-related sites as it was virtually in Dealey Plaza.
I got a room that faced Dealey Plaza, so I woke to Dealey Plaza covered in light snowfall. I think given my reasons for going to Dallas, the view made the hotel worth the money, as I could see the former Texas School Book Depository, Elm St, and the Grassy Knoll from my window.
The room itself was not so modern - the bathroom looked newly-renovated, but the furniture & television looked a little archaic. However, I spent little time in the room, despite the cold, so for me it was fine.
The breakfast was a buffet, and a little limited. I usually turn to cereal when I can't get scrambled egg & toast, so it was cereal day for me, but that was fine as I was eager to get to Dealey Plaza anyway. The night I got there, the restaurant was closed, and it was about 10pm, but luckily someone in a room ordered a pizza, so the driver took me back to the pizzeria so I could order a pizza there.
I flew out after spending one full day in Dallas, and the trip from the HL to Dallas Love Field took around 30 minutes in the morning peak hour period.
While there might be better quality rooms in Dallas, I think many people book here because of the JFK experience, so if that is the case and you don't have to have five-star surroundings, this is the place to stay.
If you are there for the JFK experience, try to get a room facing Dealey Plaza. There are plenty of...
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