Fort Worth is an undeniably great place to visit if you’re in the Texas area. But you will find a more limited choice of hotel accommodation than in other cities. Below are some of the Fort Worth hotels that came out top in my research for visiting the city as a solo traveller.
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If you’re looking for top-of-the-range luxury Fort Worth hotels, then you’ll be sadly out of luck. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t still more upmarket choices. But you won’t find a Waldorf Astoria or Ritz Carlton towering over the city. And officially, there isn’t actually a 5* option…
But that’s unlikely to bother the solo traveller. At the top of the accommodation list when travelling alone is usually a safe, clean environment. Along with good access to things to see and do. And staff that will treat you like a normal human being and not an animal in a zoo that somehow got loose. As luck would have it, you should find all of that and more in “Cowtown”. Equally importantly, you should also find reasonable prices that won’t dent your bank account too far. Even when you are technically (and annoyingly) still paying for 2 people.
So if you’re ready for a unique stay in the US, keep reading for Fort Worth hotels that are worth looking into.
The Ashton has great reviews on Tripadvisor, especially for solo travel. It’s a smaller, boutique hotel based in Sundance Square, the main part of Downtown Fort Worth. This is great in terms of location if you like to be in the middle of it all. And you’ll find plenty of shopping and restaurants right on the doorstep. But as mentioned above, though you’re likely to find good service and clean rooms, you’re unlikely to find ultra-modern amenities.
The historic Stockyards area can be found about 15 minutes drive north of Downtown. And the Stockyards hotel is the centrepiece accommodation. The hotel is a bit older and the rooms are themed with cowboy culture in mind. Think, a little bit kitschy. O.k, a lot kitschy. But that just enhances its charm! If you don’t like crowds or you’re not happy to stay in a bit of a tourist area, you should give it a miss. But if you love the hub-bub, want a range of things to do on your doorstep, then it makes a great choice for your solo stay in Fort Worth. PS. definitely check out the rodeo which is just a couple of minutes walk away.
I don’t tend to be a fan of chain hotels (though that’s not to say i don’t ever stay in them!). If i have the choice, i usually like somewhere a bit smaller and more personal. Other times though, it can be nice to blend into the crowd of a faceless chain when you’re travelling solo. Like The Ashton, the Omni Fort Worth can be found Downtown, and is situated opposite the Convention Centre. Boasting the amenities you’d expect from an Omni (including a free local shuttle), the reviews from the solo travel community are solid. Sure there may be the odd service issue. But if you’re looking for a reasonably priced, centrally-located hotel where you know exactly what you’re getting. Then the Omni makes a good choice.
Don’t forget the bed and breakfasts!
On my quest to find that more personal experience, i ended up choosing a Bed and Breakfast and had a thoroughly wonderful stay. Learn more about where i stayed in Fort Worth here. And you can also learn more generally about why staying in a bed and breakfast can be a great choice for the solo traveller in the US.