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
- 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
We like to stay at the Ashton because of its location next to Sundance Square. We don't need our car the entire time we are there because everything is very close. This historical hotel is beautiful and run by an attentive staff. And they have a wine & cheese hour in the evening. What's not to love!?
My wife and I stayed at The Ashton for a night and had a really nice experience. The hotel is a classic. Friendly staff, great service and a clean, comfortable room. And the location is perfect as you are steps from so much to see and do.
My husband and I found everything to be quite wonderful: friendly and efficient reception desk, spotlessly clean room, very comfortable bed, spacious bathroom, quiet, perfect location for downtown restaurants and symphony and only an hour’s walk to the Cultural District for ramblers like ourselves. We also enjoyed the breakfasts at the hotel, where service was impeccable and foods prepared to perfection.
We’d always wanted to stay at the Ashton since it is a historic, beautiful building in the heart of downtown Fort Worth with so many great restaurants and entertainment options within walking distance. We booked the honeymoon suite with the claw foot tub. The valet was very convenient and the front desk clerks were friendly, courteous, and expedited our check-in. Our room was beautiful with lots of nice architectural features—beautiful moldings, high ceilings, and lovely, timeless decor. The tub is a great feature for a romantic evening. The bath products (and even a room fragrance spray) were very high quality and smelled lovely. We had a partial view of downtown from the fifth floor. The bed was very comfortable with fluffy pillows and a thick, plush comforter. This is a great suite for a couples getaway or honeymoon. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend the Ashton!
We always pick the Ashton hotel when we need a short getaway . Always perfect and quaint . Location is great , beds and linens are so comphy. I love the bathrooms ! Very nice . The hotel is tastefully decorated , keeps the historic feel with a touch of class. I am dying to do the afternoon tea .