Located a 2-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 20 on-ramp and about a 15-minute drive from Fort Worth's city centre, La Quinta Inn & Suites Southwest Fort Worth is geared towards road travellers who prefer a hotel with easy highway access, an outdoor pool and a free breakfast.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a desk, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board and a desk. Rooms with a microwave, a mini-fridge and a seating area with a sofabed are also available, as are smoking, non-smoking and wheelchair-accessible rooms.
The hotel also offers an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness room, one meeting room, guest laundry, free parking and a free continental breakfast. Pets up to 50 lbs are permitted free of charge.
Texas Christian University is roughly a 9-minute drive from the hotel, while Cityview Center offers shopping 3 minutes away by car. Sundance Square is about a 15-minute drive away and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is a 40-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets under 50 lbs stay free, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 28, 2014)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms, location and breakfast.
Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received. They characterized the staff as friendly, helpful, accommodating and professional.
The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by numerous reviewers. They described their rooms as clean, updated, well maintained, spacious and well equipped, with comfortable beds and fast Wi-Fi. A few patrons had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
Several lodgers found the hotel's location to be convenient. They described it as safe and close to restaurants, shopping, highway access, Target, Costco and a movie theatre.
The hotel's breakfast was complimented by several travellers, who found it hot, fresh and filling, with a good variety of items and a large eating area. One guest noted, "The continental breakfast was phenomenal for the price range".
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.
Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-maintained rooms, a few guests had complaints about their lodgings. They reported small beds, cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms and dated decor.
A few lodgers complained of noise disturbances during their stay. They reported noise from guests and dogs in adjacent rooms, as well as some road noise.
guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5 with a 95% recommendation rate from 117 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.9 out of 5 from 79 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #50 of 99 Fort Worth hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 55 reviews.
The author called the hotel on January 28, 2014 to verify some information.