Originally Posted by Celyddon
That is a great idea, actually. I'll work on it this weekend if I have time, next weekend if I don't.
Here's a list I posted elsewhere awhile ago, some of this info maybe outdated, but it should be a good start for you.
These are all hotels nearby, within a mile or less. All prices are for your standard rooms, two Queens or one King, for the weekend of May 31st – June 3rd. These are most likely not going to be the rates for A-Kon 24, but it gives a rough idea of hotel costs. I'm guessing we'll see some of these announced as overflow hotels soon, with the con rate.
Across I-35 we have...
The Marriot Renaissance Dallas Hotel
$109 – 229 per night
Self Parking is complimentary, valet is $15 daily, mini fridges in room. I wouldn't stay here unless they do shuttles, since being across the highway makes it pretty impractical.
Hilton Garden Inn Dallas Market Center
$119 – 139 per night
Free parking, free wifi, mini fridges and microwaves in hotel rooms.
This looks like the best bet in my opinion. It's a pretty short walk, and you can bring some home cooked meals to reheat and not worry about ordering in or driving up 35 for food.
Along Market blvd
Fairfield Inn and Suites Market Center
(Part of the Marriott family)
$79 – 119 / night; One night charged up front.
Complimentary breakfast, internet, and parking. King suites come with a microwave and minifridge.
Best Western Market Center
$73 - 86 / night
Smoking and non-smoking, complimentary breakfast and wifi.
Double Tree Hotel
$199-209 / night
Doesn't look like this one really has anything special to offer.
Across Market Blvd
Sheraton Suites Market Center
$115 – 149 / night
Parking is extra.
Courtyard Dallas Market Center
$89 – 129 / night
Complimentary Wifi. There's also a Bistro located inside serving breakfast from 6:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Monday - Friday; 7:00 a.m. - 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, and dinner from 5:00 p.m. - 10 p.m. everyday. King suites come with a microwave, mini fridge, and separate room.