Just a few miles away from the Cultural District’s attractions is Residence Inn (2500 Museum Wy., 817/885-8250, www.residenceinn.com , $150 d), offering complimentary hot breakfasts, free drinks during “hospitality hour” (Monday–Thursday), an outdoor sports court and pool, and whirlpool. The large suites feature separate living and sleeping areas, and stocked kitchens.
A nice downtown option with easy access to most of the city’s attractions is Holiday Inn Express (1111 W. Lancaster Ave., 817/698-9595, www.hiexpress.com , $171 d). Amenities include complimentary shuttle services anywhere within a three-mile radius of the hotel, an indoor pool and whirlpool, a fitness center, free high-speed Internet access, and a free hot breakfast bar.
One of the best deals for those looking to stay in a fancy downtown hotel is the Hilton Fort Worth (815 Main St., 817/870-2100, www.hilton.com , $189 d). The Hilton is registered as a National Historic Landmark and has the distinction of being the place where President John F. Kennedy spent his final night (he was assassinated in Dallas the following morning). The hotel’s large rooms offer all the standard amenities, with the small yet valued bonus of including two complimentary bottled waters daily.
Directly in the middle of all the Stockyards  activity atop a small hill overlooking Exchange Avenue is Hyatt Place Fort Worth Stockyards (132 E. Exchange Ave., 817/626-6000, www.hyatt.com , $161 d). Amenities include complimentary continental breakfast each morning, an outdoor heated pool, free Wi-Fi, and rooms with 42-inch panel HDTVs.
Another popular downtown option is the Worthington Renaissance (200 Main St., 817/870-1000, www.renaissancehotels.com , $189 d), which overlooks Sundance Square. It features an indoor pool, spa tub, sauna, massage services, and rooms equipped with minibars.