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
Do not stay here. For a 5 Star boutique hotel it is very poor. We maid 500 dollars for the night and just The overall appence and amenities lacked tremendously. We will be staying at the Omni on our next weekend In Ft Worth.
We stayed at the beautiful Ashton as we have several times in the past. This time was different. The front desk manager went against the arrangement I had worked out when I booked our room. Later in the evening when we returned to our room, we had a mysterious water leak from an unknown source. All the carpet around our bed was soaking wet. We informed the front desk and they sent maintenance up to our room. Maintenance attempted to dry our carpet with a towel but it didn’t work. The maintenance man then provided us with two “free” breakfast vouchers which were titled “make it right”. He informed us, due to our room being soaking wet, they wanted us to enjoy a free breakfast on them to make up for the room. The following morning my wife called to order breakfast for us. My wife spoke with the same “rude” manager I had spoken with upon checking in. This lady told my wife we could order breakfast however it would still cost us more money. My wife explained to the manager we had free breakfast vouchers due to our room being messed up. The rude manager was very smug while laughing and saying the breakfast would be free. She continued to laugh and say we would have to pay an extra $6 per plate for them to actually prepare it and bring it to our room. She then added we would also have tax per plate as well as “tip” per plate. I walked the free vouchers down to the front desk and spoke with this rude manager. I explained to her that the maintenance man provided these to us and advised me, we could order breakfast to our room for free due to the malfunction in the room. I explained to this lady that we had not asked for anything at this point. These were just provided to us to “make it right”. We paid a lot of money to stay in this room. The following morning the carpet was even wetter and it covered a much larger area. The manager refused to honor the vouchers provided to us under the terms indicated to us. She continued to laugh and thank me for notifying them about the room. She stated they would now be able to fix the problem and this would allow for a nice stay for the NEXT patrons. I asked the manager what about us who had already paid and she just said sorry. I feel there could have been something a hotel like this could have done to correct this issue and maintain a loyal customer. We choose to stay at a nicer hotel such as this one for several reasons such as cleanliness, historical significance and peace of mind. This is no longer the case here.
We have stayed in other great downtown locations, but wanted to give the historical Ashton a try. Valet was not around and room heat was broken. We did get moved but to a smaller that was a less appealing room. Overall we were diaappointed. Location is great but hotel and rooms were below expectation for price.
Stayed at this hotel based on prior reviews and didn’t go wrong. The hotel was great, beautiful room and quiet with comfortable beds. Service was great and staff were friendly. It was a super comfortable atmosphere since you didn’t feel like a number like the huge hotels which I normally stay at. Restaurants within walking distance. Unfortunately it was end of January and super quiet around there and super cold and windy so didn’t walk too far. Would highly recommend this hotel but maybe during more busy season and warmer weather since streets were bare.
We selected to stay in downtown Fort Worth when we visited TCU. The Ashton was both comfortable and convenient. Downtown restaurant, shopping and entertainment were all very walkable. TCU was an easy ten minute drive.
Staff was helpful and friendly. Room was attractive and comfortable. Bathroom was old and could have used updating, but was clean., with a cool lighted mirror.
Yes, I would stay here again.