The Sheraton Fort Worth provided my family with a weekend stay at their hotel. All opinions, experiences, and photos are mine alone.
We've lived in Texas for almost six years now aside from exploring locally in the Austin-San Antonio area, we haven't really ventured out into other areas. There are so many interesting and unique attractions in the state, that it'd be impossible to visit them all but we're hoping that eventually we'll be able to experience a great number of them through staycations. Although when you're driving 3+ hours, is it still a staycation?
Last month the Sheraton Fort Worth invited my family and I to stay at their hotel and experience the city. In all honesty, before this trip it had never occurred to me to visit Fort Worth. In my mind, it was an extension of Dallas and just another possible traffic jam on the highway while trying to make our way to visit family out of state.
The hotel is currently undergoing major renovations (although these didn't interfere with our stay). By the work that has been done, you can tell that they're definitely working towards a more modern feel. We had great service during our stay with a prompt check in and friendly interactions with the front desk staff. Off the lobby, you can find the hotel spa and pool going in one direction and in the other you can find a bar, meeting rooms, gift shop, restaurant, and the elevators.
Our room was located on the 8th floor and featured an impressive view of not only the downtown Fort Worth skyline, but also the Water Gardens across the street. The room featured two queen sized beds, a coffeemaker, TV, and desk with power strip (iPad charging made easy for those restaurant waits or car rides). I would have liked to see a mini fridge in the room to store snacks or leftovers, but for a weekend stay this certainly wasn't a deal breaker.
The Sheraton Fort Worth is conveniently located off I-30 where it intersects with I-35W. No worries about getting lost on the way to your hotel or driving through sketchy neighborhoods. The location is also convenient for visiting some of Forth Worth's most well known attractions such as the Botanical Gardens, Fort Worth Zoo, and the Stockyards.
Have you visited Fort Worth? What was on your must see list?
What's your favorite local staycation/mini vacation destination in your state?