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Tips for Visiting Baylor University Medical Center

World-Class Care at Baylor and Unmatched Relaxation at The Gaston

We are virtually neighbors with the world-renowned Baylor University Medical Center, whose campus encompasses several hospitals, intensive-care clinics, and university buildings sprawling over seven acres in the heart of Dallas. The medical center is the flagship location of Baylor Scott and White Health, which includes over 50 hospitals and 500 specialty-care clinics in its network. Their cutting-edge treatment in many fields, including all forms of cancer, endocrinology (such as advanced islet cell transplants for type 1 diabetes), and cardiology (heart health comprises an entire hospital), makes them a destination for patients seeking care from across the globe. 

Whether you’re seeing a specialist or visiting someone receiving care, we’re here to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The location of our property could not be more perfect, as we are just a mile away and on the same street – Gaston Ave, Dallas – as the Baylor facilities, which are easily accessible within minutes by driving, walking, or public transportation.

Skip the cookie-cutter hotels and make your home-away-from-home at our Dallas bed and breakfast, where you can relax and unwind in a bespoke, and welcoming ambiance.

Below are some recommendations for visiting Baylor, and please feel free to inquire with us for further tips and info during your stay.

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Workspace showing a cup of coffee and a laptop

Food, Coffee, and Fresh Air Bordering Baylor

Although there is a cafeteria conveniently located in the basement of the Truett Hospital (a hard-to-miss building, at seven stories high), there are a few options nearby if you want to venture out.

A local favorite is Stackhouse, a family-run eatery with a perennial winner of the best burger in Dallas and an easy walk from the Baylor medical campus on Gaston Avenue. You’ll also find delicious patty melts, Texas chili, and salads – plus a wine list, beers on tap, and amazing milkshakes.

Within the Baylor campus, the Busy Bean in the Truett Hospital and the Atrium Market in the Roberts Hospital are convenient for quick caffeine stops. If you want to try a rising star in the local coffee scene, stroll a couple of blocks away to Fiction Coffee. Their cafe is all about building community through excellent coffee, and their laidback and artsy vibe fits perfectly with their location right on the border of the hip Deep Ellum arts district.

If pizza is more your speed, look no further than Serious Pizza, which is just a 10-minute walk away from the Baylor hospital complex. Enjoy the legendary Deep Ellum street art along the way, and you’ll undoubtedly find something to love from their menu with over ten specialty pies.

The hospital setting can be stressful, so if you need a walk and fresh air, Central Square Park is nearby on the corner of Swiss Avenue and Oak Street. The outdoor tables are great for a picnic, with plenty of shade (a relief on those hot Dallas summer days) and a playground for the kids.

Tips and Suggestions While at Baylor

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The Dealey - room at our Dallas Bed & Breakfast

During your visits to Baylor, several concierges are your one-stop shop for facility maps, notaries, and general info. You’ll find them near the main entrances of all four hospitals (Jonsson, Pickens, Roberts, and Truett) and the Sammons Cancer Center.

If you’d like to pick up some flowers, a card, or a thoughtful gift for a patient, there is a gift shop in the lobby of the Roberts Hospital. You can also purchase something from their online shop with delivery to their room, which is always a nice touch.

When you’re at one of the Baylor facilities and need to log on to your laptop or access Wi-Fi, look for one of their visitor lounges on every floor. Wireless signals interfere with medical equipment, so these lounge areas are the best bet for getting online while at the hospital.

Book now for a comfortable and relaxing stay during your visit to Baylor!

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