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
We wanted a quick getaway for my wife's birthday. Being that we live 15 minutes away from Fort Worth it was the perfect fit, The Ashton stood out from some of the big glitzy hotels due to the rich history and great architecture. Upon arrival we were greeted by a very friendly staff and placed on the 5th floor. The room was pretty small as per the early 1900's style but the ceilings had to be 10' from the floor. There was a little mix up and our room was given out twice. It was a bit of a shock when the door came open and we all stood there staring at each other for a few seconds. Luckily, we had just arrived and were not caught with our pants down , lol! The staff was very apologetic and offered us champagne for the inconvenience. After a great evening we returned to the comfortable bed and had a great night's sleep. The room was very clean and had an awesome shower. In the morning we enjoyed breakfast at the six ten grille just off the lobby. All in all it was a great experience. A little bit pricey but well worth it for the occasion. I would recommend The Ashton to anyone wanting to experience the charm of old Fort Worth.
We had a lovely stay at the Ashton. Definitely boutique – only 39 rooms in the whole place, surrounded by giant hotels. Downtown in the middle of everything . Great staff, hassle free amenities like Wifi, coffee in the lobby, complementary wine “happy hour” on the weekends. Did I say “great staff”? Very friendly and accommodating. Clean and comfortable. We will book here again.
This is a charming old hotel. Well located and walking distance to restaurants and specialty shops. Staff were very helpful and service level was high. Be advised there is limited food or bar service available here though. The room was very nice and comfortable.
We had a nice stay at The Ashton. The hotel is well located and the rooms are well appointed and comfortable. The only reason we didn’t give five stars is that the rooms have only two small drawers for clothing which is not nearly enough. There needs to be more storage so you can unpack. Also, on one of the days housekeeping had not come by 4pm to service the room. However when we told the front desk this oversight was in immediately addressed.
The hotel is located in the heart of downtown within easy walking distance of everything - Sundance Square, Bass Hall, and many good restaurant choices. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, and the mini suite was large, comfortable, and well appointed.