For the best information, I urge you to post your question on the Dallas forum. You will get helpful and informative responses, and it is much more active than this one.
I would not choose to stay in Grand Prairie.
Will you have a car? This will make a big difference in what your options are.
How many days will you be there?
I also suggest you read the Dallas forum to gain general information about the area.
Best wishes for a great trip to Texas!
What are the sights you want to see? The stadium, as you know, is in Arlington, which is almost midway b/t Dallas and Ft. Worth (a little closer to FW). Unfortunately there is no public transportation at this time to get from either city to the stadium, so I hope you will have a car. If you want history and great museums and pretty decent nightlife (Sundance Square), I would choose Fort Worth over Dallas.
Actually, if you are just looking for a place to stay and you have a car, the Hampton Inn will be fine. It is on 360 which is a very busy, main hwy cutting through Grand Prairie/Arlington. Depending on what sights you are wanting to see, either Dallas or Fort Worth, you will be close to I-30 and can drive either way. I would not stay at the Lincoln in Dallas- the logistics would be difficult.
Because of the new stadium, there are many new hotel/motels being built in Arlington. I would suggest one of those over the Hampton Inn in Grand Prarie. The is a new comfort suites, I think it will on Road to Six Flags next to Pappacitos (good Tex-Mex), there's also a ne Holiday Inn Express on I-30, it looks like there's going to be a new Marriot on I-30. There are numerous hotels on Lamar on the East side of 360. Lot's of eating places and some shopping in this area also. There is a shuttle service available for the baseball games and I suspect that they will do the same for football.
It's really easy to hop on I-30 to get to Downtown Ft Worth and the Stockyards as well as to Downtown Dallas just don't do it during rush hour. You might want to consider taking in a baseball game if the Rangers are in town during your visit.
Correction to previous post the hotels and eating areas are on the West side of 360 on Lamar.
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