We had 4 things we were looking for in a hotel: a free shuttle from dfw, free parking, free breakfast and free wireless internet.
We got all 4 at the Element and then some!
Based on previous reviews, my friends and I decided to stay at this hotel and we all loved it. 4 girls and a baby in the 2 double room suite! The room had a very nice layout... The beds were very comfortable with clean white sheets. There was a small sitting area with a couch and a mini kitchen. Having a full sized fridge/freezer was an added bonus.It was like a mini apartment complete with plates, cutleries, kitchen utensils, glasses and a dish washer. The walk-in shower was great with the rain showerhead and a handheld option... big enough to fit 2 people! They pretty much thought of everything to make your stay comfortable.
The free complimentary breakfast was great as well. We were there the weekend of thanksgiving and there were a lot of families with children there, which limited some of the seating but we all got situated. They had really good food; lots of healthy options. My hope is that the quality stays the same as the hotel gets older.
If you don't have your laptop, don't worry. There's an area downstairs with computers that have internet access and allow you to print. If you have your own laptop with you, there are instructions on how to send your documents to the printer. My friends and I used the computers to check in and print out our boarding passes.
There are a few places within walking distance to eat. It looks like the area is still developing... some places weren't open. My friends and I loved the chicken biryani dish from the Indian Restaurant beside the hotel. If you'd rather eat in, there's a pantry downstairs behind the check-in section that you can 'shop' from albeit a bit pricey which is to be expected. If you're driving, finding walmart and the like won't be a problem.
If you're leaving for the day, there's a room safe that you can instantly set with your own passcode which was really neat to have... as with most hotels there's a hair dryer, the standard ironing board and iron... The bathroom had a shampoo and bodywash dispenser.... standard stuff that we didn't really have a need for...
Finding the hotel through your GPS at this time, may not yield the proper directions but if you call the hotel, they'll tell you what address to put in... we used 3601 Regent Blvd, Irving, TX which is right next door to it...
Service was great. We had no issues... we didn't have big demands... just for extra pillows which came promptly.
Free shuttle to/from DFW... free internet access... free and scrumptious breakfast.... if you're going to Dallas, you will not regret staying at this hotel.
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