Fort Worth may not be loaded with superdeluxe places with all the amenities, but it does have a nice mix of affordable hotels, including an attractive roster of Western-flavored small hotels and bed-and-breakfasts. Accommodations are spread fairly evenly among the major districts of interest, so you can stay on the main drag of the Stockyards, downtown on Sundance Square, or south of town near the Cultural District. Everything in Fort Worth is pretty close and easily accessible, though, so you needn't choose your hotel strictly according to your primary sightseeing interests. A new addition to Fort Worth's high-end hotel market, the high-rise, 614-room Omni Fort Worth, next to the Convention Center at 1300 Houston St. (tel. 817/535-6664; fax 817/882-8140; www.omnihotels.com), opened in early 2009, with a full on-site spa.

At Stockyards District hotels, unlike in most places, weekend rates are higher than weekday rates. The rates quoted below do not include 15% hotel occupancy tax. Breakfast, either continental or buffet, is offered free at several hotels. Do not assume that breakfast is included; if it is not, it can really add to your bill.

The rates cited, it bears repeating, are high-season rack rates. At a minimum, request the lower corporate rate, and ask about special deals. Virtually all hotels offer some deals, especially on weekends when their business clientele dries up. This is not the case in the Stockyards, however, where prices rise on weekends. Check individual hotels' websites for special online offers.

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Hotel Chains in a Pinch

If you can't get a room in any of the suites hotels reviewed in this section, four additional, good-value chain hotels especially worth looking into in Fort Worth are La Quinta Inn, 4900 Bryant Irvin Rd. (tel. 800/531-5900; www.lq.com), which has attractive two-room suites with kitchenettes, a pool, and a gazebo; Courtyard by Marriott/University, 3150 Riverfront Dr. (tel. 817/335-1300; http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/dfwms); the recently renovated Courtyard by Marriott Downtown/Blackstone, 601 Main St. (tel. 817/885-8700; http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/dfwch); and, near the Stockyards, Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, 2200 Mercado Dr. (tel. 817/831-9200; www.countryinns.com/fortworthtx).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.