With a family my size, it can be quite the task to coordinate a fun vacation. We rely heavily on the location to provide everything that we need to entertain us. We were invited to stay a night last weekend at The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel and I immediately jumped on the opportunity.
Let me tell you, this place did not disappoint! We didn’t have to try and think of fun things to do to fill our time because it was all right there. The hotel’s location is incredible. My family of 7 had a memorable time at a staycation spot that had it all.
The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth at 200 Main Street. The views from our room were incredible. My kids were curious to find out what the large buildings around us were for, so I got to explain to them what everything was.
We had a sweet view of the historical Tarrant County Courthouse. We were able to see it from each of our bedrooms and our living room area of our suite. I couldn’t decide which room had the best view!
The Worthington Renaissance has tons of great things available onsite, including a Fitness Center floor of the hotel which includes state of the art gym equipment (cardio, weights, machines, even things like jump ropes and medicine balls!).
On that level, there is also a whirlpool and swimming pool, both indoors. Off of the pool area is an outdoor deck with plenty of room to meet up with friends and family to enjoy special social time together in a relaxed environment.
We saw a mini family reunion meeting up out there with some snacks, laughing and having a great time at the tables and chairs later in the evening when the sun wasn’t so hot. It seemed like the perfect place to relax and hang out without having to go to each others’ private rooms.
Something I enjoyed about the Worthington Renaissance Hotel was the art work hanging all around. There was definitely local pride happening with a lot of it.
Many pieces tied local history in to the decor of the building. Others had more subtle Texan flair, like this one with a little cow in the picture.
To venture out a bit to explore the city was easy. We were within walking distance of Sundance Square Plaza. Yes, walking distance with 5 kids in tow (one in the stroller and one strapped to me in my Boba carrier).
I loved being able to step out the front door of the lobby and be transported into this hustling, bustling downtown cultural scene within mere minutes.
We saw street performers, ate dinner at Five Guys (it was a tough choice – there are so many awesome food places nearby!), and my husband and I looked longingly at the comedy clubs and Bass Performance Hall.
One day we will head back to have a grown-ups only vacation to try out all of the nightlife in downtown Fort Worth for sure.
My kids marveled as we saw Molly the Trolley roll past us. They were also very interested in the horse-drawn carriage that went past us as we walked back to our hotel from dinner.
After we had visited downtown Fort Worth, it was time to take the kids back to the pool. It was a nice way to wear the kids out, and I got to soak in the hot tub for a while. When we got back to our room, it was time for baths and jammies before everyone snuggled up in their beds.
Of course, my kids all wanted to slumber party in a single bed. After about 20 minutes of non-stop talking, I had to put an end to that, but once they were separated, everyone fell fast asleep.
I even had an extra little visitor in my bed. Luckily, there was plenty of room in the king sized bed to accommodate his cuteness without taking up too much of our space.
At night, I loved being able to hear the ding, ding, ding of an old bell tower, signaling what time it was. We never get to hear that sound back at home, but it somehow felt comforting while I was snuggled in the comfortable bed.
Perhaps the most unexpected perk of the whole visit was the pleasure of meeting a man by the name of Paul at Vidalias, where we enjoyed a delicious buffet breakfast.
He was heading up the omelette station, but offered so much more than that. He made sure to get the names of each of our kids and then actually remembered them the whole time we were there. He laughed and joked with guests, engaged everyone in friendly conversation, and made sure that every person he encountered was well taken care of.
Our buffet style breakfast was delicious. My kids chose pancakes and waffles. There were plenty of kid-friendly options like cereal, drinkable yogurt, chocolate milk, toast, and fresh fruit available. There were also hearty choices like the made-to-order omelettes, oatmeal with lots of fixins, scrambled eggs, endless bacon, biscuits and gravy, and country style potatoes.
Be sure to check out other “sister” hotels for a similarly AMAZING stay:
- Dallas Marriott City Center Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Marriott
- Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Solana
- Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center
- Houston Airport Marriott Houston Marriott Medical Center
- Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria
- JW Marriott Houston
- Renaissance Austin