If you’re planning to plunk down $200 for a night in the Stockyards, you may as well go whole hog and do it right at the historic Stockyards Hotel (109 E. Exchange Ave., 800/423-8471, www.stockyardshotel.com, $209 d). Once a hideout for notorious gangsters Bonnie and Clyde, the Stockyards Hotel revels in its heritage, with different Western themes in each room (plus tasty snack baskets) and the charm that comes with a 1907 building listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Fort Worth’s newest downtown hotel is the stunning Omni Fort Worth (1300 Houston St., 817/535-6664, www.omnihotels.com, $249 d). Located adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center, the Omni has a true Texas feel, with Lone Star–themed art and bedding (saddle blanket throws and stitched pillows). Amenities include a fitness center, full-service spa, and Internet access.
© Andy Rhodes from Moon Texas, 6th Edition