by Courtney Elko
Located within the Fort Worth Stockyards, this Old West-style hotel is perfect for those city slickers who may be seeking a cowboy adventure. The Stockyards Hotel, built in 1906, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and pulls off the Old West charm without making guests feel like as if they are living in another century. Families are within walking distance to a rodeo, Cowboy Hall of Fame, shopping and numerous restaurants. Horseback riding and a complimentary off-site gym are also within walking distance to the hotel.
The 52 guestrooms and suites feature unique 19th century decor along with modern day amenities of Wi-Fi access and a flat-screen TV. The themed-suites each offer something different and some include a sofa, fireplace or small dining table. Families will love to stay in the Bonnie and Clyde Suite, a room Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker actually occupied in 1933. The H3 Ranch Restaurant is attached to the hotel. Families can gather in the hotel lobby and enjoy the oversized and grand Old West furniture before heading to dinner.
Our Editor Loves
- Located within the Stockyards District
- Bonnie and Clyde stayed in a suite
- Cowboy Stadium and Texas Motor Speedway nearby
- Horse Back Riding
- Theme Park
- Onsite Dining
Stayed here for one night as a layover on the way to Austin. I chose it because I wanted somewhere central due to the limited time available. This hotel fitted the bill, being right in the middle of the stockyards area.
Our room overlooked the main street but it wasn't noisy - though this being midweek the whole area was pretty dead. I imagine it is a different story at the weekend. Really enjoyed the wild west touches in the room, including rocking chair, horseshoes, spurs and shotgun. Huge and very comfortable bed. Old-fashioned bathroom - again, it's all about character here so if you are bothered by things like old-ish grouting this place is perhaps not the one for you.
Lovely lobby and friendly & helpful reception staff.
The H3 Ranch restaurant and Booger Red's saloon also belong to the hotel.
From reading the website and reviews I got the impression that breakfast is only served at weekends, but Booger Red's was very much open on a Wednesday morning though the menu is small. I did have a very delicious plate of pancakes with bacon and syrup. Fun decor at the bar with saddle bar stools and an enormous horse's bottom.
Had a very nice and relaxing time at the hotel.
Juste returned from 2 week trip from UK visiting Texas. Spent 3 nights at the Stockyards Hotel. It is certainly the place to stay when visiting the Stockyards. Very authentic feel - many people not staying at the hotel would pop in to hang out at the bar and restaurant for the atmosphere. There were saddles to sit on at the bar to give you an idea of the sort of place it is.
Yes the rooms had an oldy worldy feel but that is the charm. Everything in the room worked well and we had no issues. A safe in the room would have been nice but you have your own box behind reception if you want one.
The valet parking staff were efficient and polite to us and we had no issues whatsoever.
We ate in the hotel restaurant each day and had breakfast there also. Food and service excellent. We thought our stay here was the highlight of our trip. The rodeo held on Friday and Saturday nights just down the rode is a must see. It is not an artificial thing but a professional competition with prize money for the cowboys. A real eye opener for us brits.
Would definitely recommend a stay at Stockyards Hotel when visiting the town.