Located just south of Interstate 20 in southwest Fort Worth, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fort Worth I-20 is geared towards road travellers who require a hotel with an outdoor pool, a free breakfast and easy highway access.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a microwave, a mini-fridge, a jetted tub, a separate bedroom and a living area with a sofabed are also available, as are smoking, non-smoking and wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, a meeting room, a business centre, a games room, guest laundry, a gift shop, free parking and a free buffet breakfast. Pets are not permitted.
Cityview Center offers shopping about 6 minutes away on foot, while Forth Worth Zoo and downtown Forth Worth are both roughly a 15-minute drive from the hotel. Benbrook Lake can be found 10 minutes away by car and Meacham International Airport (FTW) is a 20-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 13, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff, rooms and breakfast.
The hotel's location was praised by many lodgers. They found it close to shopping, restaurants, highway access, downtown Forth Worth, Forth Worth Zoo, Fort Worth Botanical Garden, gas stations and Texas Christian University.
Numerous reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as friendly, accommodating, attentive and professional.
Several guests enjoyed the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, quiet and well equipped, with comfortable beds. A few patrons had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).
The hotel's free breakfast was the source of several compliments by travellers, who described it as varied, great and above average, with several hot and cold items. One guest noted, "The comp breakfast had a huge selection from eggs, bacon, biscuits, sausage [and] gravy, to cereal & pancakes. There was a staff member there the whole time keeping it maintained".
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms.
The majority of negative reviews sourced for this analysis had to do with construction and renovations going on within the hotel in rooms and common areas, which have now been completed (as of November 2013).
In addition to those complaints, a few lodgers reported inefficient and difficult-to-regulate air-conditioning units as well as dated decor and worn bathrooms.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 with a 94% recommendation rate from 68 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #61 of 98 Fort Worth hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 60 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 from 58 reviews.
The author called the hotel on November 13, 2013 to verify some information.