The Ashton Hotel
What We Love
- The spacious guest rooms all have king-sized beds and down pillows
- Suites have jacuzzi tubs and floor-to-ceiling windows
- Thoughtful perks like cookies at turndown
- There’s even a “Teddy Bear” afternoon tea service for kids
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch, not dinner
- The hotel is pet-friendly
- The hotel often hosts meetings and weddings
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This downtown landmark near Sundance Square is comprised of two historic buildings, the six-story 1915 edifice (originally built for The Fort Worth Club) and a two-story Victorian called the Winfree Building, constructed as law offices in 1890. Today the 39-room hotel is again a fixture on the Fort Worth scene, not least for its Six 10 Grille restaurant, considered one of the best tables in town. The exteriors of the buildings have been meticulously restored to their original design, while inside there are nods to the past without sacrificing the modern traveler’s needs for certain must-haves, like free WiFi and king-size beds that make you reluctant to get up for that business meeting. Lunch at Six 10 Grille strikes an excellent balance between healthy (seared tuna with spinach, salad with cranberries and goats cheese) and heart-stopping (chicken-fried steak, anyone?). On Saturdays, crook your little finger around a china cup at the hotel’s popular afternoon tea, which features a selection of fine teas and morsels like shrimp sandwiches, crudités and scones. After dark, hit the town and dine out in one of Texas’s famed steak houses, or just order in room service and soak in the tub.
In the Area
You’re in Texas, so why not embrace every Texan stereotype in one day? Start by gearing up at 44 Bootlegger, a cool boutique stocking quality denim and western apparel for both men and women, along with hand-crafted custom furniture and quirky homewares. Then head to the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, where you’ll find a world of western fun including rodeos, cattle drives, a cattlepen maze and the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. (There are also plenty of old-timey saloons in which to slake your thirst.) Afterwards, chow down on some classic Texas prime at Del Frisco’s, one of the city’s best-loved steakhouses, or head to a more hipster version of a tavern in the form of American Food and Beverage (or AF+B), where the industrial-chic ambience and hand-crafted cocktail list wouldn’t be out of place in one of Brooklyn’s hipper nabes. The food menu is where you’ll really know you’re in Texas: try the chili-rubbed pork chop with cowboy baked beans or the catfish sandwich with celery root slaw. Now you’re cooking.
How to Get There
This place was amazing. I planned this party for several months. The sales representative was great. The staff was very accommodating the day of the event. I was extremely pleased and would stay there again.
A very historic building but very clean and tidy. The hotel reception staff were very professional and happy to help and look after us from start to finish. Room was clean and tidy on arrival and was kept in good state by the room attendant. Beverages were stocked daily and extra teas,coffee and water was supplied on request. Dining options were limited and not our type of menu, so we ate out, however the restaurant was busy most days!
My husband and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary and had been wanting to stay at The Ashton for a while. We booked a room (way in advance) and were very pleasantly surprised by this gem of a hotel. We've stayed at a couple of different places, but this one was the best. For an old building nestled in the downtown area by Sundance Square, it was very clean and quiet. The hotel staff, especially one particular manager made us feel like we were regulars there and went above and beyond to help us out with a parking situation. We will definitely return!