Last Updated December 28, 2021 12/28/2021

12 Best Places to Stay in McKinney, Texas

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Located just north of Dallas, McKinney is a beautiful Texas town with a historic downtown, unique shops, and a charming vibe. This is a town that many people are looking to move to because of the diverse economy and many things to do here. Whether you’re getting to know McKinney for relocation or just looking for a vacation destination, here are some top places to stay in town, including Airbnbs, Vrbo vacation rentals, and hotels.

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Airbnbs

McKinney Garden House, Your Historic District Oasis
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You'll love the quiet neighborhood

McKinney Garden House, Your Historic District Oasis

Here’s a great McKinney rental for two guests that is a guest house in a quiet neighborhood. You’ll be an eight-minute walk from downtown for things to do and also have a lovely backyard. There is a gazebo, patio chairs, a covered pavilion, and a swinging chair under a weeping willow tree. The interior of the home is accommodating too with a TV, electric fireplace, stocked kitchen, and comfy queen-size bed. The home also offers free Wi-Fi, laundry machines, and a large closet to help you feel right at home.

The Cozy Cottage
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Walk to all the local shops and restaurants

The Cozy Cottage

Here’s an Airbnb that gets lots of great guest reviews and sleeps three people in a studio space. It’s within walking distance of downtown and equipped with a mini-fridge, toaster, oven, hot plate, microwave, and coffeemaker. The studio has a rustic, cozy, and quaint vibe. The sleeping arrangements are a sofa bed and an air mattress in the living area. Wi-Fi and a TV with standard cable are provided too. Pets are not allowed in the rental unit.

Modern Cottage in Country Setting
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A romantic vibe for your McKinney stay

Modern Cottage in Country Setting

Two people in McKinney can stay in this cottage with one bedroom and 1.5 baths that is in a quiet, country setting. It’s perfect for romantic getaways and has a king-size bedroom, couch in the living room, and a full kitchen to cook meals. Guests appreciate the spa shower, parking right outside the cottage, and location near wineries and museums. You’ll be just a short drive from downtown McKinney and also the Highway 75 corridor. The host provides Wi-Fi, TV, and laundry machines as well.

Luxury Retreat Downtown McKinney
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Renovated to offer a resort-like setting

Luxury Retreat Downtown McKinney

A group of up to six people can stay at this two-bedroom, two-bathroom house that has modern appliances and a relaxed atmosphere in McKinney. It is a 10-minute walk from the shops and restaurants downtown and is also available for long-term stays. You can use the many amenities, such as the cozy dining table, cooking appliances, laundry machines, TVs, and library of books. Relax in the shaded backyard that’s secluded and connected to a detached two-car garage. This is also a great place for business travelers because of the high-speed Wi-Fi and ergonomic workstation.

'Mockingbird House' in Beautiful Historic District
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Retro flair with modern touches

'Mockingbird House' in Beautiful Historic District

Here’s a two-bedroom, two-bathroom Airbnb rental with retro flair and modern comforts. Features of this rental are a full kitchen, laundry machines, Wi-Fi, and cable TV. This is a pet-friendly rental with pre-approval from the hosts and a home that is welcoming to children who are 13 or older. Known as the Mockingbird House, it is 1,300 square feet in size and has a vintage character. It’s ideal for couples on a honeymoon, business people looking for a home away from home, and artists and writers in search of a place to focus. To accommodate up to six guests, there is a queen-size bed and single bed in both bedrooms.

Vrbo Properties

New, Modern Luxury Retreat
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Such a convenient location to be in

New, Modern Luxury Retreat

There are also many Vrbo vacation rental properties in McKinney, Texas, including this house that sleeps 10 people and has three bedrooms and two baths. It’s in a convenient location off of Highway 121 and has modern comforts, including a Nest thermostat, smart TVs, bathroom toiletries, and cooking and coffee-making supplies. This home features an open floor plan, brand-new cabinets, a mudroom, landscaped yard, covered patio, BBQ grill, and propane fire pit. It’s a highly recommended rental that allows children and well-trained dogs too.

Quaint Cottage in Historic Downtown McKinney
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A great outdoor space for entertaining

Quaint Cottage in Historic Downtown McKinney

With 1,279 square feet of space, here’s a three-bedroom, one-bathroom home for rent in McKinney. It’s just blocks from the downtown square and on a tree-lined street. You’ll have comfy beds and high-quality bedding when you stay here and enjoy the great festivals, restaurants, and shops nearby. Amenities provided include laundry machines, TV, internet, parking, A/C, and heat. The home sleeps up to six people.

The Emerald Cliff of Downtown McKinney
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A farmhouse oasis for your vacation

The Emerald Cliff of Downtown McKinney

The Emerald Cliff is a rental house with 1,257 square feet of space, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms. It sleeps eight people and has a lots of natural light. The renovated bungalow space is inviting and has a private, fenced-in backyard. Downtown is just a short walk from the home, which also features a front porch swing and oak trees decorated with string lights. Inside, the host offers TV, internet, laundry machines, heat, and air conditioning. Children can stay here, but pets are not allowed. Nearby attractions include the Collin County History Museum, Chestnut Square Historic Village, McKinney Repertory Theatre, and Heard Craig Center for the Arts – all about a half-mile away.

The Rustic Farm House with a Touch of Modern Charm on 79 Acres
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Lots of character and charm

The Rustic Farm House with a Touch of Modern Charm on 79 Acres

You can stay at this 1940s farmhouse when you visit McKinney and be in a space with lots of character for up to six people. The home has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a full kitchen. You’ll be surrounded by 79 acres of farmland and be on the top of a hill in this home. This is an ideal spot for couples’ getaways and small family vacations when you’re looking for relaxation. It’s nice to sit on the porch and watch the cows in the pasture. The home does not have Wi-Fi or laundry machines, and it’s not really set up to be a long-term rental. The historic downtown area is minutes away by car. This home is pet-friendly.

Hotels

Sheraton McKinney Hotel
An elegant place for your vacation home base

Sheraton McKinney Hotel

If you’d prefer a hotel over a vacation rental in McKinney, Texas, there are some great options for this too. The Sheraton McKinney Hotel is 30 miles northeast of downtown Dallas and offers stylish rooms and suites. The hotel has an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a 20,000-square-foot conference center for events. This is a Marriott-brand hotel that puts you in a great place to check out sports at Toyota Stadium, Z-plex, museums, and the city square. You can bring one pet per room, weighing 50 pounds or less, for a $75 fee.

Home2 Suites McKinney
Cozy and comfy to relax and rest

Home2 Suites McKinney

Another hotel option is to stay at the Home2 Suites in McKinney, which is a Hilton hotel with in-suite kitchens, Wi-Fi, parking, and free breakfast. At this hotel, you’ll have access to a fitness center, outdoor pool, and business center. There are pet-friendly rooms here so that you can bring your pup along for the trip. Having a suite is a great option if you want a hotel-style experience but a little extra room to spread out and relax. Offers and deals are available if you are a Hilton Honors member, military family, or AARP member.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites McKinney - Frisco East
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Make your McKinney trip easy and accommodating

Holiday Inn Express & Suites McKinney - Frisco East

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites McKinney is a highly recommended local hotel that offers free breakfast every day. It has easy access to 121, I-75, and the North Dallas Tollway for your travel convenience. The rooms have all of the amenities you’d expect from the IHG/Holiday Inn brand, and the hotel offers a meeting room, business center, outdoor pool, and fitness center too.

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