Unusual Hotels in Texas

Texas history is on display throughout Fort Worth.Texas history is on display throughout Fort Worth. (Photo: flag image by jimcox40 from Fotolia.com )

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Forth Worth is in northern Texas, about 30 miles west of Dallas. The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area is a major regional business, commercial and cultural center. Several hotels in Fort Worth offer amenities in an environment that is anything but typical.

Stockyards Hotel

The Stockyards Hotel is a large, modern hotel with an old Texas theme in Fort Worth's National Historic Stockyards District. The hotel offers several types of guest rooms, including singles, doubles and suites. Some rooms feature Victorian decor with brass beds and patterned linens, while others take a more rustic, Old West theme with wood and leather furnishings. Suites are named for significant figures, including Geronimo, Butch Cassidy and Davy Crockett. The hotel is affiliated with the adjacent Hunter Brothers' H3 Ranch steakhouse, which serves steaks, ribs and fish in a casual atmosphere.

Stockyards Hotel
109 E. Exchange Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76164
817-625-6427
stockyardshotel.com

Ashton Hotel

The Ashton Hotel, near downtown, is a modern luxury boutique hotel that includes two adjacent historic buildings. The Ashton's 39 rooms include standard singles with king-size beds, premium linens and custom-made furniture, along with larger suites. The Presidential Suite includes a full living room with a wet bar, whirlpool tub and private balcony with views of Fort Worth's Main Street. All rooms include a work desk or living area, minibar, high-speed Internet access and an in-room coffee maker.

The Ashton Hotel
610 Main St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
817-332-0100
theashtonhotel.com

Lockheart Gables

A few miles west of downtown, Lockheart Gables is a traditional bed and breakfast inn specializing in romantic stays. The hotel is run by a husband and wife and comprises an 1893 mansion and several small cottages. Each of the guest rooms features country decor and antique furniture. Some rooms also have a heart-shaped whirlpool bath for two. Besides snacks and drinks, room rates include a full breakfast delivered to each guest room every morning.

Lockheart Gables

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