DALLAS, TEXAS

Location The Le Meridien Hotel Plaza A/B 650 N. Pearl Street Room: Plaza A/B Dallas, Texas 75201 Le Meridien Dallas is nestled in the heart of Dallas’ Financial and Arts District. DFW airport is just 18 miles away, Love Field airport just 6. The hotel offers shuttle service every half hour as well as complimentary courtesy van service within the Downtown/ West End area if you are staying at the hotel. For further off premises destinations, hotel guests can hop on the DART Light Rail line right outside our door. This safe, inexpensive form of transport drops off at the Dallas convention center, the West End Historical District (home of the Sixth Floor Museum and JFK Monument), as well as numerous dining and entertainment areas Transportation Airport http://gotex.tgn.com//library/bldallas_guide_airport.htm Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Airports shuttle every half-hour - $14.00 per person, Limo - $60.00 per hour, or Taxi - $40.00 Love Field Airport Approximately 11 miles to downtown Ground Transportation From Airports Taxi Fare – Approximately $15 one way to downtown Hotels Shuttle Fare – Approximately $12 one-way $20 roundtrip to downtown hotels http://www.mapquest.com/

Driving Directions

Directions if Traveling by Car From I-35 traveling south – Take I-45/75 to Houston (Exit 429A). Take the Pearl Street exit and continue south on Pearl for 3 blocks. The hotel will be on the left side between San Jacinto and Bryan Street. From 35E traveling North - Approaching downtown, stay on I-35 North towards Denton. Pass downtown/Commerce Street exit. Take 75 North to Sherman (Exit 429A). Exit Pearl Street and

continue south on Pearl for 3 blocks. Hotel will be on the left side between San Jacinto and Bryan Streets. From I-30 traveling East – Take I-35 North to Denton (Exit 45). Pass downtown/Commerce Street exit. Take 75 North to Sherman (Exit 429A). Exit Pearl Street and continue south on Pearl for 3 blocks. The hotel will be on the left side between San Jacinto and Bryan Street. From I-30 traveling west – Take 75 North to Sherman (Exit 46B). Stay in the left-hand lane. Exit downtown Elm Street. At the first stoplight, turn right on Central Expressway access road. Get in the left- hand lane. This lane turns into Pearl Street within two blocks. Continue for 3 more blocks on Pearl Street. The hotel will be on the right between Bryan and San Jacinto Street. From 75 going south – As you approach downtown, move to your left lane. Exit the downtown/Live Oak Street (Exit 284C). Turn right on Live Oak. Go down 1 block to stoplight. Turn right on Pearl Street. Continue for two blocks. The hotel will be on the right between San Jacinto and Bryan Street. From I-45 going North – Take 75 North to Sherman. Stay in the left lane. Exit Downtown/Elm Street. At the first stoplight, turn right on Central Expressway access road. Get in the left lane. This lane turns into Pearl Street within two blocks. Continue for 3 more blocks on Pearl Street. Hotel will be on the right between Bryan and San Jacinto Street. From Dallas North Toll way traveling south – Go through the last Tollbooth. Stay in the left lane and follow the signs toward downtown Dallas. Take Pearl Street and exit from your left lane and veer left and immediately right onto Pearl. Go over Woodall Rogers Freeway and continue down Pearl Street for 3 blocks. The hotel will be on the left between San Jacinto and Bryan Street. From Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport: Driving from South airport exit take Highway 183 (or from North exit, take Highway 114) east towards Dallas. Both highways merge into I-35E traveling south. Upon approaching downtown take the exit for US-75 and I-45 to Houston. Take the Pearl Street exit and continue south on Pearl for 3 blocks. The hotel is on the left between San Jacinto and Bryan Street. Additional Hotel Accommodations The following hotels are located in the downtown area. This list is for informational purposes only, as the Department of Education can neither recommend nor rate hotels. Adams Mark Hotel 400 N. Olive St 214-922-8000 Across street from U.S. Department of Education. The South tower has not been renovated. There is no air movement in the rooms (windows do not open). All other towers have been renovated and have fresh air. No coffee makers in rooms.

The Adolphus 1321 Commerce Street 800-221-9083 Six blocks southwest of U.S. Department of Education. Dallas Grand Hotel 1914 Commerce St 800-421-0011 Four blocks south of U.S. Department of Education. Fairmont Hotel 717 N. Akard Street 214-720-2020 Seven blocks north west of U.S. Department of Education. Hampton Inn-West End 1015 Elm St. 214-742-5678 Ten blocks west of U.S. Department of Education. Dart rail available. Holiday Inn Aristocrat Hotel 1933 Main St. 800-231-4235. Three blocks south of U.S. Department of Education. Coffee pots in rooms. Hyatt Regency Dallas 300 Reunion Blvd. 800-233-1234 15 blocks south west of U.S. Department of Education. Dart rail available. Le Meridien Dallas 650 N. Pearl 800-225-5843 Four blocks northeast of U.S. Department of Education. Lunch Butcher Shop Dick's Last Resort Gator's Croc n' Roc Hoffbrau Hooter's On The Border The Palm Sonny Bryan's BBQ 214/720-1032 214/ 747-0001 214/ 748-0243 214/742-4663 214/ 979-9464 214/855-0296 214/698-0470 214/ 744-1610 Steaks and potatoes Ribs, chicken, live music No Cover! Piano sing along Angus, chicken & shrimp Wings, seafood & fun Tex-Mex cafe Star studded steaks, lobsters and chops! Smokehouse BBQ

Spaghetti Warehouse Spiatza Italian Bar & Grill T.G. I. Friday's Tony Roma's West End Pub Y.O. Ranch

214/651-8475 214/999-0066 214/ 744-2936 214/ 748-6959 214/ 748-5711 214/744-3287

Italian food in family atmosphere. New York Style Pizza, Pasta Place American bistro. Famous for ribs. Neighborhood bar Wild game and Tex-Mex!

Board the Dart light rail at the St. Paul Station; located at the south east corner of the Harwood Center Building; take the Westmoreland (Red Line) or the Ledbetter (Blue Line) to the West End Station. For the return trip take the Park Lane (Red Line) or the White Rock (Blue Line) to the St. Paul Station.

Customer Service Contacts

If you have any questions about National Default Prevention Day, please send an e-mail or call one of the Customer Service numbers listed below: Sue Goldman Sue.Goldman@ed.gov (214) 880-2424 Stephanie Akon Stephanie.Akon@ed.gov (214) 880-3084