Pros: This is a beautiful hotel in a great location in downtown Fort Worth. It is directly across from the convention center and the Water Park - a lovely and serene green space with artsy water installations. The staff try very hard. Our room (a Premier King) was very, very comfortable: bed and bed linens very comfy, very thoughtfully equipped bathroom with generous towels and amenities; in room fridge, safe, ironing board & coffee maker that was restocked each day with coffee, tea & creamer. Housekeeping was meticulous. Everything was clean the the tub literally sparkled.
The hotel is within easy walking distance of the rest of downtown Fort Worth. The area seems safe. It is also easy to get a trolley or bus that takes you to other tourist attractions like the Stockyards.
We were quoted a $257 per night room rate. High but not outrageous.
Cons: Parking your car is an additional fee (a whopping $25.00 per night for valet parking!).
Now to answer the question: How Bad Can Breakfast Really Be? At this Omni, quite a bit. And, it will cost you, too. We decided to try the Hotel's casual restaurant, Cast Iron, for breakast on Saturday morning. A buffet and table service is offered. The buffet is set up in a very, cramped alcove area. The buffet counter area was a mess: berries tossed, syrup spilled, jams and jellies slurped over and dripped, serving tongs dropped (this was @ 9:30). It was inconveniently arranged: a toaster for toast but no place to put your plate down, no toast tongs, no butter. The bread to be toasted must be sliced from loaves but there is no place to put one's plate down while doing this. The hot food that I served was barely warm (sausages & bacon) and I avoided the prepared egg dishes and pancakes which looked absolutely dreadful. Originally, I indicated I would like to order from the menu and avoid the chaos of the buffet (we were provided with menus when seated), the waitress told me that I could do that but I would be in for a wait and she couldn't tell me how long I would have to wait because the kitchen was very busy with room service orders. Well, at least she was probably honest and she brought us good, hot coffee. The cost of the buffet was very pricey considering the lousy quality of the buffet food: $18.00 each.
So, we ordered room service on Sunday morning. We were delighted when it was promptly delivered but again, like the buffet, the food was not very good. It was not very warm. I ordered fried eggs that had been fried to just this side of burnt and they were barely warm. Hash browns were tepid and the toast was, likewise, coolish. Having said this, however, everything else was lovely: good hot coffee, cream, jellies and provided and ice water with lemon slices! But the cost was again high: $44.00 for two.
So, stay here because of the accommodations and location but eat - at least breakfast - somewhere else. It certainly won't cost you anymore and, believe it or not, this Omni's pricey breakfast really is pretty bad.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As breathtaking as any west Texas sunset, the Omni Fort Worth Hotel offers a taste of Texas hospitality. Conveniently located in the heart of Fort Worth’s exciting downtown, the hotel is adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center and within walking distance from the city’s cultural centers, restaurants and nightlife. Retreat to your luxurious guest room accommodations for a restful night's sleep after you explore Fort Worth. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Omni Fort Worth
- Omni Hotel Fort Worth