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Old 12-17-2014, 09:27 PM
 
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Got an anniversary coming up and we want to get away with my wife for a night. We've got two kids (2yo and 9month) so we can only be gone for a single night to leave them with family. We live in Rowlett and want to get far enough away for it to actually feel like a vacation but without spending half of our two days and one night driving. Even though I've lived in Texas for 5 years now I've never once been to Ft. Worth so we figured that might be a fun place to visit.

Can anyone recommend any nice hotels to stay a night at? Somewhere close to fun shopping or other activities like the stockyard? Some kind of unique hotel maybe? Not your average "Holiday Inn". Under $200 is fine.

Or any other staycation ideas within an hour or two that are NOT in Dallas or any of its suburbs let me know. Thanks!
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:51 AM
 
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I don't know anything about it, but there is the "Stockyards Hotel" at the Stockyards and there is also a Hyatt at the Stockyards, so those are one option.

Another option is of course to stay in the Museum District/West 7th. Lots of restaurants and such there. I don't know any unique hotels there myself but my aunt stayed at the Residence Inn there and had no complaints.

As for downtown, there is the Worthington (Renaissance Worthington) and an Embassy Suites.

I don't know any of the B&B's, but TripAdvisor lists them. Etta's Place is downtown at Sundance Square. Also downtown is the Ashton Hotel. A few south of downtown include Hattie May Inn, Texas White House, Rosen House Inn.

I suppose I would recommend either the Stockyards location or downtown/Sundance Square. Both would be great locations since you've never been to Fort Worth!
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Old 12-18-2014, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Stay downtown. The Ashton, Omni, Worthington, and Hilton are all really nice, and they are within walking distance of many restaurants and shopping.

Stockyards is fun to go see during the day, or for dinner. You can go to Billy Bobs if you want to dance.

Cultural district has excellent museums, especially the Kimball art museum. The cafe at the Modern Art Museum is excellent!
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Old 12-18-2014, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Colleyville
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Definitely stay downtown rather than the Stockyards! Lots to walk around and do. You should visit the Stockyards though, maybe around lunchtime and have a burger/beer at the Love Shack or some really good Tex Mex at El Asadero.
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Old 12-18-2014, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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There's also Jefferson, Tx and Shreveport that are out of town but not too far.
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Old 12-22-2014, 04:48 AM
 
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Have been to Jefferson--
markets itself a quaint but that is just upscale for old--found it very depressing--
there are towns like Fredericksburg that do "old" much better
Shreveport has casinos and that is about it--

better off in FTW IMO
fairly close
decent restaurants
Stockyards does have quite a bit to see/do as well as downtown--

you might also consider Grapevine--
there is the Gaylord Texas which sometimes runs weekend packages--very nice hotel and usually interior decorated seasonally--right now is Christmas on steroids
the other hotels are more for business travelers--nothing upscale/romantic
Great Wolf Lodge not for romantic getaway
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:47 AM
 
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We stay at the Hyatt Place every year for my bday. It's located in the middle of The Stockyards. Rooms are nice and it has a little bar in the lobby. Some years, we start downtown for dinner and end up at the Stockyards for drinks with friends. Some years, we just stay in the Stockyards and enjoy walking up and down the streets, hearing the live music, and people watching. We've gotten tickets to the rodeo a few times. Grabbed a dessert from the hotel lobby on our way in for the night. There are definitely a lot of options and that's what keeps us going back
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