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Hotel Texas
Ranked #93 of 111 Hotels in Fort Worth
Portree, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Hmmm”
Reviewed November 11, 2008

Other than being close to the Stockyards this motel has nothing to offer unless you like dirty towels, noisy rooms and not even a coffee at any time. There was a coffee machine sitting there without coffee or any staff members to speak to.

There are 4 parking spaces at the rear if you dare park there.

This motel however looked a lot more appealing than some of the others further up the road!!! Unless you can afford the expensive Hyatt stay away and drive to the stockyard rodeos.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Everything other than the location
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank iainskye
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Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2008

When we checked in, the manager/owner/whatever was very unpleasant. The check-in form asked if we had AARP or AAA which we do, she told us they were too close to the Stockyards area to give discounts. She showed us to our room with two queen beds and we immediately noticed that the light on the ceiling fan did not work. She said it was broken but the lamps worked. (no apology) Parking was on the street. We brought all our bags in, settled in, decided to clean up and found there was no soap, no glasses, and we noticed there were no pillowcases. The bed pillows had shams on them but there actually were no bed pillows. I went back to the lobby and had to knock on her door. She asked what I wanted without opening the door. I told her. She came out frowning and I asked for soap, glasses, and pillowcases. She gave me soap, four plastic cups, and two pillowcases. The next morning, we noticed one of the beds had stains on the sheets. (hopefully these were clean sheets with stains, not dirty sheets.) Also, the doorknob was loose. The next morning we checked out at about 8:00 and there was only cold coffee in the lobby. We had planned to stay two nights but one night's experience was enough. This experienxce cost $96 with tax.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — cleanliness, service, amenities
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank arkiefarmer1
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Oklahoma City
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2007

I booked this hotel for a weekend trip involving three of my girlfriends/colleagues and me. Some of the descriptions we read referred to the decor as "authentically western." We thought the prices were very reasonable and that it might prove to be a fun little place catering to eccentrics who prefer to stay off the beaten path. Well, let me tell you, it was the worst hotel in which I have ever stayed and that includes trips as a child when my parents opted for the Super 8 and Motel 6 to save money. Please note that three of the four people in my party are well traveled women who have stayed in places where a utilitarian approach to lodging is celebrated. Even those three women had big problems with this place. We arrived to find that two of our three rooms were not ready. The housekeeper was blatantly rude as I approached the door to my room. We then realized that two of has who had paid for separate rooms had been given the key to the same room. The phones didn't work for room-to-room calls, so we had to use our cell phones to schedule activities, sending text messages to stay in touch. We asked to place our bags behind the front desk on the last day of our stay so that we could take in some activities without having to carry our bags around with us. The desk clerk refused to allow it and suggested that we leave them in the lobby all day. The rooms were so poorly appointed as to have made me uncomfortable even thinking about sleeping with the covers pulled up over my body. I would bet my next paycheck that they purchased the draperies and linen from second hand stores. The shower was so small that I had to place my feet one by one outside the shower in front of me to shave my legs. The "authentically western" decor amounted to plastic decorative cowboy boots with plastic flowers. For God's sake, they even had fake greenery in the planter located in front of this awful establishment, which puts turning a dishonest buck way out in front of helping to provide a pleasant environment in which the Cowboy Culture, so important to American history, can be experienced. Do yourself a big favor and stay away!

  • Liked — The location is right in the heart of the Stockyards District in Fort Worth
  • Disliked — The staff was rude and the hotel totally inadequate even for the price of $100 a night.
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with friends
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6 Thank kandbmcheff
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Temple, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2007

I have stayed at this hotel in the past and found the experience decent but mostly convenient.(It is walking distance from cowtown)However, after reading the mostly negative reviews, I decided to give them a another chance and see for myself if it had really gotten that bad. So I called on Wednesday afternoon to check if there was any vacancy for the upcoming Friday. The lady that answered the phone told me to call back in 2 hours.(I thought to myself-either you have a room or you don't) When I asked her WHY, she replied,"Because I am busy that's why!" I was in shock that someone in the hospitality industry could be so ignorant. I simply answered,"That's okay, I'll find somewhere else to stay." It saddens me and is very hard to believe that such a wonderful historic Texas hotel could be taken over by unprofessional,rude people that to say the least are NOT from Texas. My advice--stay somewhere down the highway and get a cab.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — staff
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled as a couple
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9 Thank crazeecowgrl
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Lewisville, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2006

We decided that we wanted to be on the North Side for New Years Eve and did not want to drive home afterwards, so on the off chance there might be a room vacant I called The Texas Hotel on December 28th 2005. They said they had one vacancy and the room would be $104 for the night for two people. We arrived there on 12/31/06 and realized they only have 4 parking spots, so we had to park down the street and carry our bags up the street to the hotel.

Once inside, we had to endure the woman at the desk arguing with the people in front of us over what price they had to pay for the room they had reserved, when this was finally settled, we gave her our info, and she said the room would be $125 for the night, I told her she had quoted me $104 when I secured the reservation with my credit card and that was all we were going to pay, she finally agreed after digging around for ten minutes, gave us a key (it didn't work and she ended up giving us the master key to the room) we got to the room and there was a bottle of champagne on the table, which was nice but the room was not very clean (i.e. dusty surfaces, cobwebs & dirty bathroom) we survived the night (beds are comfy and we were sober) the next morning we went to get coffee and continental breakfast, what a joke, there were 4 bananas a few croissants that could have been used for building blocks and coffee that had apparently been made the day before. This hotel would be tolerable if the rooms were $49 -$59 a night. Next time I will stay with Tom Bodet. My opinion is NEVER AGAIN.

SK
Lewisville, TX>

  • Liked — leaving
  • Disliked — having to park so far away
  • Tips/Secrets — Don't do it
  • Stayed December 2005, traveled with friends
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4 Thank suemesue55
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England
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2006

The room was clean but the service left a lot to be desired the breakfast on some mornings was none existant and on other days were the left overs from the previous mornings. The only really good thing is the location a short walk into the centre of Stockyards

  • Stayed April 2006
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3 Thank montana56
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Reviewed May 17, 2006

Some friends and I came to Ft. Worth for a girls weekend away. We had been told that
Hotel Texas was a good bet and close to out planned activities for the night so we thought we would give it a shot. Fom the time we checked in it was just a mess..... The guy at the front desk was far from polite and acted as if we were a bother to him. We picked up our keys and headed to our room. First off.... the lock on our door was broken, meaning that four single women were going to be in this room with no way to lock the door, either to keep people out or to lock up our belongings while we were out. When entering the room we also noticed that there were no blinds or curtains on the bathroom window..... great for all those "PEEPING TOMS" out there !!! The bathroom was tiny and the shower had this pipe sticking out of the ceiling that ran cold water on the one showering. A good cold shower is always nice.....NOT !!! No closet at all.... I guess they think that when traveling you must have NO USE for a place to hang your clothes. During the very short time we were there (about 30 min.) one of us took a shower..... only one of us because when she got out of the shower and was trying to blow dry her hair the breaker blew and we had NO ELECTRICITY!!!We went to the front dest to report the problem and we were told that he could have it fixed the FOLLOWING DAY. We informed him that we had plans for the evening and that we kind of needed it fixed before the next day..... did he care??? NO WAY!!! He did however say that he could put us in a different room but that if we were going to be using the blow dryers that the same thing would happen in the next room too. Again, I guess when traveling you have no need for electricity either !!! We asked for a refund so we could leave and just find another hotel. Mind you, we had been there for no more than 30-45 min. at this point. The guy at the front desk told us that he could not refund the whole amount because of the ONE shower that was taken. He charged us $75 for that one shower!! Maybe this is how they make their money, who knows. This place was horrible from the get-go. I WOULD NOT recommend this place to anyone.......
L, N, T, & J
Waco, Tx.

  • Stayed May 2006
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7 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Property: Hotel Texas
Address: 2415 Ellis Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164-8141
Location: United States > Texas > Fort Worth
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #93 of 111 Hotels in Fort Worth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hotel Texas 1.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the Fort Worth Stockyards, National Historic District. Billy Bobs, Rodeo and other exciting attractions. 5 miles from Motor Speedway. Situated just 5 minutes from Fort Worth Downtown. 5 miles from Will Rogers Coliseum (Rodeo). ... more   less 
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