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After returning from my trip to Costa Rica, I decided to go to Fort Worth for a day over the Memorial Day weekend. I have stayed at many properties in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, to include The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas and The Renaissance Hotel in Richardson. I figure that it was time to visit Fort Worth.
I booked a King Room at the standard rate of $192/night. By using my Marriott Rewards credit card, I earned 9,081 points (5,369 base, 1,342 elite, 750 bonus, and 1,920 credit card points).
My arrival to the property was an adventure. The hotel has two buildings, separated by a one way street. The GPS told me to turn to right to arrive at the hotel. I made the right and only saw a parking garage. Thinking that I missed something, I followed the directions again and got the same result (LOL). I decided to try again before I was forced to ask for directions. Instead of making a right, I made a left and the valet area was immediately to the left. Valet parking was $28/night. If you choose to self-park in the garage, it is $20/night.
The valet parking and the check in area were chaotic. Why? There were more than five wedding parties and two proms booked for that particular weekend (this prevented me from taking my usual amount of pictures for a hotel review, le sigh.). This ruined the entire experience at the hotel for me. The front desk was straight ahead.
I had about a 20 minute wait. The agent welcomed me back to Marriott and thanked me for being a Marriott Gold member. She stated that no upgrades were available (due to the parties) and that the lounge would be closed as well. The entire process took less than minutes and then I was on my way.
The room was on located on the top floor, which happened to be the 12th floor. After exiting the elevator, I made a slight left and the room was down on the left.
The room was a standard King. I requested a roll away bed to have more room, it was delivered after a few minutes.
The bathroom was on the right. There was nothing particularly special about the bathroom, except the barn door. I loved it. I wanted to take it back home.
There was a small closet across from the bathroom. We used it to dry our clothes after running through the fountains in Sundance Square (that will be in a separate post).
The main part of the room consisted of a chaise, the bed, a desk, and tv. The bed was really comfortable. So much that my son insisted that we jump on it for about 30 minutes (don’t judge.)
The views of downtown were awesome. I was pleased to see the rooftop bar of Reata in the near distance.
There were a few options to eat on site (room service, bar on mezzanine level, and a sit down restaurant in the lobby. I did not try any of the options (I ate at a few places near the hotel. I will include my thoughts in a separate post.)
Across from the coffee shop on the mezzanine level was the best view.
A business center was located next to this area.
The fitness center/pool were located one level above the mezzanine level (I think it was labeled as the “P” level).
The fitness center had a cardio room with ellipticals and treadmills.
There were free weights in the hall way between the two rooms.
The second room had a variety of strength machines.
This was a fitness center that an entire family could enjoy. I wanted to get a picture of the pool, but it was full every time that I visited.
As someone who loves Renaissance properties, I can say that I did not enjoy my time at The Worthington. There were just too many people…EVERYWHERE. Maybe if I were to go back at a time, it would be different, but I feel that this hotel is always busy.