For the duration of the ACS, I stayed at the Magnolia Hotel Dallas which is about 10-15 min walk (depends how fast you walk, I always ended up day dreaming and taking picture ^^) from the Dallas Convention Centre. The Omni Hotel which is actually connected to the convention centre is where all the BIOT talks were being held but as I decided to attend the meeting last minute all the spaces in that hotel were picked, so I had to choose the next best thing (which wasn’t bad because at least I got a complementary breakfast!)
I’ve attached quite a few pics to this post to give a good idea of how it was being at the hotel. Firstly, as I mentioned the hotel offers a complementary breakfast and bed time milk and cookies which was adorable.Too bad I forgot to take a pic of that. Breakfast had some variety everyday at least, and for the non-meat eaters and non-cheese eaters (i.e. me!) there was at least something to eat. Typical food served were waffles, sausages, scrambled eggs (with cheese -_-) cereal, fruit, all the usual stuff you’d want to consider for breakfast. Got a chance to try what I thought would have been authentic Texas French toast, but it was just like a thick piece of toast that had been browned a bit (side note: I miss real French toast, well the Brit version anyway)
The hotel facilities were nice, although i didn’t get to use them much as I literally came back at like 1am everyday~. The actual room was lovely, big, had two tv’s,shower/bath, kitchen. It was lovely not having to worry about cleaning stuff as the magical hotel fairy tidyed everything while I was out (Seriously need one of them!).
Only downsides with the hotel:
1. Only 3 working Elevators, but there’s like 7 elevator doors on the ground floor and 5 elevator doors on every other floor… o_O
2. The way the hotel is shaped is in the letter U (or H depending on the way you see it). So unfortunately, I was one of those rooms in the inner circle meaning that I rarely got any natural light.
3. Speaking of light, there were no full room lights, just lamps, in either the living room or the bedroom which would have been nice given the fact I had little sunlight as it is.
If I could afford it I would go back. To be fair, I’d do anything that involves being away from RPI and studying for a while.