The Best Motels to Book in Arlington, Texas

Whether you visit Arlington for a sports game or a theme park, these motels make a convenient place to rest your head
Whether you visit Arlington for a sports game or a theme park, these motels make a convenient place to rest your head | © Cal Sport Media / Alamy Stock Photo
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23 November 2021

Motels in Arlington are set right between Dallas and Fort Worth, but don’t assume that this city is only for overnight stops. Thrilling theme parks, supreme shopping and some of Texas’ favorite sports teams are all within a short walk – or an even faster drive – from your hotel. Mosey on into this city and you’ll see why the Dallas Cowboys wouldn’t want to call anywhere else home. These motels in Arlington are the best under the Texas sky – bookable on Culture Trip.

R Nite Star Inn & Suites, for a little peace

R Nite Star Inn & Suites
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Only 15 minutes away from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, R Nite Star keeps you near the Entertainment District in Arlington without making you late for your flight. The pool view rooms will have you tracking wet footprints back and forth – or, if you prefer an afternoon snooze without kid cannonballs firing off, the backside rooms are much quieter. With no pets allowed and most guests running off to the theme parks, you’ll have plenty of time to catch a few winks in comfort.

Motel 6 Arlington, TX – UTA, for a kid- and pet-friendly stay

Motel 6 Arlington
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Motel 6 is one of the motels in Arlington that provides just as much cushion for your budget as they do for your body. Hanging in the back of the class just south of UT Arlington’s campus, this budget-friendly motel lets the kids stay free and the pets snuggle up right alongside you. Downtown is around the block, an easy walk with a free cup of coffee from the lobby in hand. Six Flags, AT&T Stadium and more are only a few miles away.

Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Arlington/Entertainment District, for an afternoon dip in the pool

Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Arlington
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So close to Hurricane Harbor you can almost feel the water droplets splashing off of the Atlantic Panic, Courtyard by Marriott will have you spending the night in your swimsuit. Too chilly for outdoor wave riding? The indoor pool will keep you floating no matter the season. More surf with a little turf is always on the menu at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen – where fresh shrimp, beef and tropical cocktails will wind your watch to island time.

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Arlington/DFW South, for theme park fun

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Arlington
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If you aren’t screaming your head off, you can probably spot Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham from the top of El Diablo at Six Flags Over Texas – granted, it won’t be upside down when you check in. The outdoor pool isn’t as heroic as the Aquaman Power Wave, but it also won’t make you hurl up your free breakfast. If you do manage to have an unsettling experience on a rollercoaster, the front desk will point you to the laundry facilities.

Four Points by Sheraton Dallas Arlington Entertainment District, for sports fanatics

Four Points by Sheraton Dallas Arlington Entertainment District
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Pack your Aikman jersey for your stay at Four Points by Sheraton. As one of the only motels in Arlington a 2mi (3.2km) hail mary away from AT&T Stadium, your prized blue and silver jersey will be in good company. Walk the treadmill in the fitness center at all hours of the night, tinkering with your fantasy lineup until kick-off. During away games, the Trinity Bar & Grill is where you’ll find fans – for home games, just follow the sea of star jerseys west.

Hyatt Place Dallas/Arlington, for bowling fans

Hyatt Place Dallas:Arlington
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When you roll into Arlington for a long-awaited trip to the International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame, Hyatt Place will keep you out of the gutter. Take the night to re-rack your brain and reset your lane in a high floor king suite. A strong cup of coffee at the breakfast bar in the morning will make sure every pin is lined up straight – or at least, keep you from crossing the foul line.

Holiday Inn Arlington NE-Rangers Ballpark, an IHG Hotel, for a free shuttle service

Holiday Inn Arlington NE-Rangers Ballpark
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Flying into Arlington for a Rangers game? Holiday Inn is an easy home run when it comes to motels in Arlington. Just 2mi (3.2km) from home plate at Globe Life Field, they’ve got all the bases covered. Between the Arlington Trolley and Holiday Inn’s complimentary 3mi (5km)-radius shuttle service, you’re free to zoom around the Entertainment District at will. Visiting in the off-season? The indoor heated pool and hot tub are fine places to wait for opening day.

Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Arlington South, for morning coffee on the balcony

Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Arlington South
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City breaks to Houston and Dallas are an easy ride from the Courtyard in South Arlington. Walk out onto the balcony of your one-bedroom suite and consider which city’s zoo and galleries will fit your mood. Prefer a relaxing night in? Grab a quick dinner at the Bistro and spend time beneath the Texas stars – either by the fire pit in the winter or floating in the pool during the summer.

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