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“Do not stay on wknd if you plan on sleeping!” 2 of 5 stars
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2401 Ellis Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76164   |  
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Ranked #10 of 17 Fort Worth B&B and Inns
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“Do not stay on wknd if you plan on sleeping!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I knew the place would be rustic going into the weekend and Debbie was very sweet but we only saw her when we checked in & that was it, which was fine~we weren't expecting much from her. We appreciated the bottled juices in the frig that we could drink. The packaged snacks were pretty yuck, but again....we weren't thinking we were getting breakfast. I booked this place for its great location only, although the rustic feel was charming. Unfortunately, we got maybe one hour of sleep. The walls might as well be made out of paper. We heard EVERY step by EVERY guest ALL NIGHT LONG! And the noise from the streets was just as bad. 2am-4am there were guests wandering in, being loud & roaming upstairs & downstairs. They also got up by 7am & then did the same for the next 3 hours....so there was no sleeping except from 4-7am if no one moved & the street was silent. So for those 3 hours you were in a half state of sleep. It was miserable. This morning all I could say to my husband was that it was an adventure & laugh. The only sleep possible would be for those who pass out in a drunken stupor. Someone should have told us that!! HA! Oh & the communal bathroom is just a toilet in a tiny closet of a room, my husband & I both agreed that anyone who was overweight would have a nearly impossible time using & getting in & out of this "bathroom"~totally ridiculous!!!! We stayed in the horse room. Liked the decor, not very clean....kinda like in the olden days of the cowboys I suspect. There was also an old faded bottle of baby oil on the sink in the room~we didn't want to even ask what that was for. A folded paper towel, 3 styrofoam cups, handsoap, the baby oil, & a few cloth handtowels were the room amenities. Still a great location but not worth the $115 we paid AT ALL!!! This was our 22 yr wedding anny overnighter too. We enjoyed our dinner at H3 Ranch, music & pool at Filthy McNastys and dancing at Rodeo Exchange tho so the trip was fun otherwise. I guess we can take a nap when we get home to catch up on our sleep ;-) I guess if no one else is in the bldg, maybe midweek one could get a good nights sleep but I would still bring earplugs. On the weekend tho~nothing would help short of being deaf.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Old characterful place, creaky floors, lovely host - but bead and breakfast it is not. A bed and breakfast does not need to inform you of all the places to potentially visit for breakfast. Our host told us that the website is out of date and that the breakfast indicated on the website is no longer available.It seems that the person who designed the website has now left and those remaining cant change it, or dont know how to. Come on! sort it out, as it stands its false advertising and a blatant con. Be professional and make it clear what you get.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

We stayed so we would be in the stockyard area but found the hotel not as clean as i would like. Windows and floors and old wiring. We tried to find something to do since we had a long layover but I think having a place with a pool, since the price was the same, and driving into stockyard for the afternoon would have been a better idea. Stockyard has a couple of neat things to see and good but pricey restaurants but couldn't find anything better in this area.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

It boggles the mind to call this a bed and breakfast, when there is no breakfast. The air conditioner works fine, but there is no heater, but the cowhide was warm. The thinness of the walls made the conversation of the drunk wandering the halls all the more interesting. Not sure what to say about blankets used as doors and window coverings. The rooms were not very spacious. If you are looking for turn of the century recreation, this is the place for you. Upside, Deb is very friendly, but that isn't enough to make me want to stay again. At half the price it would have been a tolerable (but not pleasant) place to stay. Location is good.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas,TX
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

I sent them the following letter, but have not heard a reply. Just wanted to share as a precaution. Thank you.

"Good morning.

I just wanted to express some disappointment in what was an otherwise nice time at your bed and breakfast.

When I booked this room orginally I gave you a credit card number to "hold" the room. We had a discussion that I would pay for the room with a different card when I got to Fort Worth and that was understood to be fine.

That Friday afternoon when we arrived in Fort Worth, my boyfriend gave you his credit card in which to charge the full price of the room. 1st of all, you do not have a very good situation in place for taking Credit Cards. No merchandise slip, no credit card machine, no way of making sure this transaction is "secure". His credit card information was written on a random slip of paper with a PENCIL.... She could barely see the number which she had just written down.

Obviously this was true because a hour or so later, when she was trying to "run" the credit card number, she called us at dinner at least TWICE trying to get the correct number which she had written down. Not only was this unprofessional- it was interrupting our dinner and evening and hard to hear on the cell phone what she was saying because we were in a place which was loud. We did give her the card number again over the phone when he spoke to her.

We assumed everything was fine because we did not see her the next day- nor was there any information left in our room or on either one of our phones that the credit card was not used.

Well, it turned out that the room charge was charged to the orginal card I had made the reservation with. Specifically the one I said we WERE NOT going to use and wanted to use the other credit card.

The entire credit card situation was not handled professionally. There needs to be a system in place where a person SIGNS the credit card slip once charged. The card you charged was done without a signature.

And when you took the credit card when we checked in, again-- it was without a reciept and not signed.

You need to invest in a credit card machine and give your customers a reciept.

While the "down home" feel of your establishment is nice, you do need to have some more modern touches in place to ensure the safety and accuracy of your credit card paying customers. Or switch to a cash only policy."

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Ontario, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2010

We recently stayed in this B&B, and basically chose it for the location. Our room had a shared bathroom, and this did not turn out to be a problem. Room had a window air conditioner, so it was very loud in the night. They no longer serve a full breakfast, so consequently you are not getting as much value for your dollar. Breakfast now consists of packaged honey buns and other prepackaged items. Coffee was fresh and prepared early for the guests. The young girl who lived on site tried to be as accomodating as possible. She got us ice and glasses so that we could enjoy a drink in our room.
If you arrive before check-in time, they allow you to park in their lot while you explore the Stockyards. This is a great perk as parking on weekends is hard to find. One night here was certainly long enough, I didn't feel there were any comfortable spots for guests to go and sit outside their rooms. Our room had no chairs, so when we had our drink in our room, with our friends, we all had to sit on the edge of the bed. Not what I would call the ideal location for cocktail hour.
I would venture to say that location is the only great thing about this B&B.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2010

I just got back from my stay at the Stonehouse for a three day girls weekend and can't wait to go back. Everything about this place exceded my expectations. We stayed in the Wolf room which has it's own bath, but the shared bathrooms were fine too. The whole place had a very "at home" feeling. Sue was awesome and makes a heck of a breakfast. The location was perfect for those who want to be within walking distance of the stockyards. If you are looking for a great getaway and want a great experience, stay at the Stonehouse!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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susie4430, innkeeper at Stonehouse Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 18, 2010
As of April 2010, a new innkeeper will take over the Stonehouse. Specifics unknown as of date
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Address: 2401 Ellis Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76164
Location: United States > Texas > Fort Worth
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Ranked #10 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Fort Worth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 1900's cowboy boarding house bed and breakfast located in the Historical Fort Worth Stockyards ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Stonehouse Hotel Fort Worth
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