Fort Worth is known as the “city where the west begins”. With its distinctive western flair, rich arts and culinary culture as well as a bustling economy, it draws in travelers for business and pleasure from all corners of the world.
No matter what the reason for your visit, if you are staying for a longer period of time, you’ll be interested in incorporating some of the conveniences of home while you’re on the road- like laundry facilities and the ability to make your own food on your own schedule in your room. Travel Mag has investigated the area hotels, and these offer the best extended stay amenities.
From: $59/ night
This well-kept, all-suite hotel has a decidedly homey feel and has recently undergone extensive renovations- giving guests more bang for their buck. There is good value here, with affordable, comfortable accommodations with recent upgrades, including new bedding, new flat screen TVs, new floors and fresh paint. Budget-conscious travelers will be happy to know that each room has a fully stocked kitchen, including a stovetop, microwave, full fridge and a good selection of utensils. If you’re on the road for a long time, both your wallet and your appetite will be happy to feast on a home-cooked meal, which you can prepare with ease here. It is central, located only a couple of miles from the city center. It is also close to the Fort Worth Zoo. Some extra conveniences on site for long-term guests: free parking and a free “grab and go” breakfast, perfect for when you’re on the run.
From $69/ night
Slightly more removed from the city centre and attractions (but still only about a 15-minute drive from the city center) this extended stay hotel still offers excellent value at a very affordable price point. Newly renovated and now completely non-smoking, this self-catering hotel features fully stocked kitchens in spacious suites, with ample room to cook, work, relax and sleep in. Recent improvements include a complete refurbishment with flat screen TVs, upgraded bedding and new flooring and paint. Traveling for business? You’ll appreciate the free Wi Fi and workstations in each room. Traveling with your pet? This hotel is pet friendly. Other onsite perks include free parking, onsite laundry and a complimentary “grab and go” breakfast. Close by are the banks of the Clear Fork Trinity River and mall shopping at University Park Village.
From $99/ night
This hotel is perfectly situated for business travelers, located right in the heart of downtown Fort Worth. It is less than a mile from the Fort Worth Convention Center, Will Rogers Memorial Center and Sundance Square, as well as numerous other major offices for national and international companies. Each room comes with flat screen HDTV, mini-fridge and microwave (perfect for heating up leftovers from the restaurant). For guests willing to pay a little more, there is a reserved “premium” floor, where rooms are better appointed and you get a free hot breakfast daily (there is a continental breakfast included for everyone with the room rate). There are onsite laundry facilities, a gym, a pool and a hot tub.
From $139/ night
Located right near the Fort Worth Medical Center, this hotel will be of particular interest to those visiting long-term patients at the hospital. Business travelers will like its proximity to downtown (a quick jaunt down I-30) and to various head offices for national corporations. Long term travelers of all kinds will like this hotel’s cozy atmosphere and well-appointed rooms. The rooms are laid out either in a studio-style or with a separate bedroom. The kitchens have a full fridge, a microwave, a stove top, utensils and cookware and a dishwasher. There is also a market onsite that is open 24 hours a day, so guests can shop, cook and eat right at the hotel. Guests will appreciate being able to keep up their fitness routine while on the road, with the well-equipped fitness centre and pool with hot tub. You can begin and end the day with free food, which is a nice touch- at the complimentary hot breakfast and the evening happy hour.
From $89/ night
This decidedly urban hotel prides itself on promoting a “neighborhood” vibe, with premier, apartment-style accommodations, right in the thick of downtown Fort Worth. The extended stay traveler will enjoy being able to come back after a long day of meetings or touring and be able to whip up a hot, healthy meal right in their room, courtesy of their fully equipped kitchen. A hot complimentary breakfast is served every morning, and a social hour (with drinks and light snacks) is served Monday through Wednesday evenings. There are a few nice extra perks at this hotel, including premium bedding and toiletries, a heated outdoor pool, a gym, a fireplace and a shuttle that will take you anywhere you want to go within a 5-mile radius, Monday through Friday. Nearby attractions include Sundance Square and the Fort Worth Stockyards.