NSDA Middle School Nationals

2019 — Dallas, TX/US

Hotel Block

If your team does not stay within the National Tournament hotel block, there will be a $25 charge per student added to your registration fees. See the Housing section of the Nationals website for more information.

Tournament Hotel » The official tournament hotel is the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. This is where all middle school competition will be held. All schools should attempt to book rooms at this property first, noting that there is a 5 night minimum stay. Staying at this property will be the most convenient and cost effective way to enjoy the 2019 National Tournament. Do not delay in booking this property, as space is limited!

Online Booking Site » All coaches must use the online booking site. Please do NOT call the hotels directly to book your hotel rooms. Larger teams requiring ten or more rooms, or those teams wishing to pay by check, should contact the Speech & Debate Housing Bureau (managed by Catch Des Moines). Details can be found on the online booking site. Every hotel requires a credit card on file for incidentals and cancellation fees even if you are paying by check. If you are paying by check, please select “Yes” in the field under “Additional Information” on the “Guest Details” page and someone from the Speech & Debate Housing Bureau will follow up with you. 

Additional Block Hotels » We anticipate that the Sheraton Dallas Hotel block will fill quickly. Although the Sheraton is the best option, the NSDA has negotiated other excellent hotel options for schools that book after the Sheraton fills. It is essential that schools stay downtown at the Sheraton or one of the other recommended hotel properties. Morning and afternoon traffic jams will make commuting from non-recommended properties a very difficult task and could result in major issues for your team. In addition, the NSDA only has contracts with those properties listed and will not be able to assist you with issues in hotels outside the block. PLEASE DO NOT STAY OUTSIDE THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT HOTEL BLOCK.

Benefits of Staying in the National Tournament Hotel Block » Schools will find several major benefits to staying in the NSDA’s recommended block of hotel rooms.

  • Avoid the Cost of Vehicle Rental: All competition will be held at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel and Crowne Plaza Hotel. The Sheraton and Crowne can be accessed by DART rail from all recommended hotel properties and Love Field airport. SuperShuttle is also available for a reasonable fee, making transportation from DFW airport easy and affordable, rendering a rental vehicle unnecessary.
  • Free Internet Access at Sheraton: All attendees who are lodging in a National Tournament block hotel will receive free access to the internet at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.
  • Easy Tournament Accessibility: Staying in the tournament hotel or within the National Tournament block will avoid the risk of delays or major inconveniences related to traffic and morning parking.
  • Easy Access to Meal Options and Special Events: The tournament hotel is the site of tournament registration, the majority of competition, the NSDA Student Party, the final rounds, and awards. There is a food court adjacent to the Sheraton and Marriott. There is a DART stop on site at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, providing the best possible access to registration, finals, and awards. All National Tournament block hotels sit near DART stops to provide access to all events and restaurants.

Important Notes » Many room reservations within the National Tournament block are subject to an automatic non-refundable two-night deposit per room that will be charged on April 19, 2019. The Sheraton and Doubletree will charge the two-night deposit at the time of booking. This avoids double booking and allows all attendees equal opportunity to book in the best available properties. Check the online booking site for details.

Please note, there is a five night minimum stay at the Sheraton, Crowne Plaza, and Aloft. There is a four night minimum stay at the Lorenzo. There is a three night minimum stay at the DoubleTree.