With an estimated population of 6.5 million, the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area supports a healthy variety of hotel and motel rooms in the city centers and surrounding area. When Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the third busiest in the country, is thrown into the equation, the number of hotels in the Dallas-Forth Worth multiplies exponentially.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport, located between the two cities, is accessible from the Airport Freeway running between Dallas and Fort Worth. Hotels and motels line the freeway and the John W. Carpenter Freeway northeast of the airport. Hyatt Regency DFW is on the airport property across from Terminal C. The hotel offers free shuttle service to all of the airport’s terminals, and to Bear Creek Golf Club. Guests enjoy the use of a heated zero-edge swimming pool and 24-hour fitness center.
The Adolphus, located in the city’s downtown historic district, is a luxury hotel built by brewer Adolphus Bush in 1912. The hotel retains its Gilded Age décor and furnishings including Flemish drapes and a carved Victorian Steinway piano owned by the Guggenheim family. The hotel’s French Room restaurant serves six and eight course tasting menus. The Aloft hotel chain features loft-style décor using vibrant colors in inviting common areas and standard rooms and suites. Aloft Dallas Downtown’s re:mix lounge draws guests out of their rooms with pool tables, free Wi-Fi and a bar.
The Ashton is Fort Worth’s only boutique luxury hotel. Located downtown, the AAA Four Diamond hotel occupies two buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Thirty-three rooms and six suites, decorated with imported fabrics and custom furniture, have floor-to-ceiling windows and claw foot tubs. Six 10 Grille offers a full menu and presents afternoon tea Thursday through Sunday. The Park Central Hotel offers basic, budget-friendly rooms in downtown Fort Worth. A second floor gazebo and garden overlook Hyde Park and the Flatiron building.
As with most large metropolitan areas, hotels and motels are largely located along the interstate highways at major interchanges. Dallas and Fort Worth are both ringed by beltways that route traffic away from downtown and into the suburbs. Interstate 30 is the only highway that goes through both downtown areas. The Dallas suburbs of Mesquite, Richardson, Carrollton and Garland support hundreds of hotel rooms. Houston’s outlying hotels are mainly located to the north and south of the city, where I-35W crosses I-820 and I-20.
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