Hotel/motel requirements are simple: clean, reasonably priced, easy to find, pleasant atmosphere, close to your destination. Most travelers may consider a compromise on one or two, but obviously we want all of our requirements met whenever possible. One hotel satisfied all of those requirements on a recent stay – the Comfort Suites DFW Airport in Irving, Texas.
That is exactly what we found at the Comfort Suites on John Carpenter Freeway in Irving.
After negotiating Dallas highway traffic, we were pleased to arrive at the hotel, located just off the DFW Airport grounds. Experience shows that you can usually tell the quality of a hospitality business by the cleanliness of the entrance, and in this case it was true. The entrance and lobby of the Comfort Suites is clean and well maintained, as is the entire hotel.
Our suite was clean and large enough for five of us to relax in comfort. The window overlooks DFW Airport, and we were surprised to note that although incoming planes land nearly overhead, the building is so well insulated we didn't hear a thing from outside. How many times have you stayed at airport hotels, and were kept awake half the night because of the constant sound of planes taking off and landing? It wasn't a problem at the Comfort Suites DFW.
That evening, we enjoyed a swim in the nicely kept outdoor pool, barely noticing the sound of the air traffic. It's funny how a pleasant pool environment makes you forget the outside world, even if they are flying nearly directly overhead. After retiring to the room, we enjoyed a pleasant evening with the wide-screen television, and then a restful sleep on comfortable beds, with no hint of outside noise.
The breakfast room was large, comfortable, and well maintained. Even though there was a crowd of business travelers and other guests, there was ample seating and plenty of food. We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast including scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, waffles, biscuits, toast, fruit, yogurt, cold cereal, coffee, and tea. We have stayed at many Comfort Suites and Comfort Inn locations, and this one is as good or better than any we have visited.
I had to take Mom to the nearby airport, and I was pleased at the easy access, and even easier return to the motel. Considering we were in one of the busiest cities in the country, and one of the busiest airports, staying at the Comfort Suites DFW Airport Inn made it a breeze.
The next time you're flying out of Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport, and need to stay overnight, try the Comfort Suites DFW in Irving. You can expect a pleasant, satisfying motel experience.
Larry Manch is an author, teacher, guitar player, freelance writer, and columnist. His books include: 'The Toughest Hundred Dollars & Other Rock & Roll Stories', 'A Sports Junkie', 'The Avery Appointment', 'Between the Fuzzy Parts'.