A Historical Gem in Downtown Fort Worth
For guests who expect the highest levels of hospitality and service from a luxury boutique hotel, Fort Worth offers the perfect lodging experience at The Ashton Hotel. Situated in two historic buildings that are listed on the National Register of Historical Places, The Ashton Hotel artfully combines modern amenities and contemporary luxury with its memorable setting. Our guests are assured of outstanding personal service, along with upscale accommodations and a prime location, making The Ashton Hotel the ideal place to stay for anyone visiting Fort Worth.
About The Ashton
Opened in April 2001, The Ashton Hotel was meticulously restored from two historic buildings to retain much of the original architectural details and unique style, but updated to include all the modern amenities for today’s discerning traveler. The Ashton features 39 richly appointed guestrooms, including six luxurious suites; the SIX 10 GRILLE, one of the top rated restaurants in Fort Worth and a range of beautiful event space for weddings, social gatherings, and corporate functions. We are conveniently located just one block from Sundance Square and within walking distance of the Fort Worth Convention Center. Our entire building is non-smoking and we are a pet-friendly hotel.
The owners' vision to utilize the buildings as a hotel stemmed from the days when The Fort Worth Club occupied the building. The fourth floor of the club had sleeping rooms that could be used by Club members or their guests. The ground floor housed the historically famous Haltom's; the first jewelry store George W. Haltom opened in 1916 showcasing some of the finest jewlery in the area. The Ashton Hotel was a historical redevelopment project in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. During an extensive five-year process, the exteriors of the 1915 Fort Worth Club Building and the 1890 Winfree Building were restored to their original architectural styles, while the interiors were transformed into an elegant setting for a hotel of the new millennium.
We are a proud member of the Historic Hotels of America for recognition of historic significance, and have faithfully maintained our authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity at the Ashton hotel.
The Jewel on Main Street
Many a heart was won on the ground floor of the Fort Worth Club building. Haltom’s jewelry store did business there for decades beginning in 1916, and the historic structure was the place to go for anyone wanting to add sparkle to a loved one’s life. Now the home of the The Ashton Hotel, the corner of Main and Sixth streets continues to be the destination for those wanting something just a little special. Our spacious rooms and suites make our boutique hotel a hidden gem in the heart of downtown. With flawless surroundings and amenities just a few blocks away from the convention center and Sundance Square, we’re the perfect destination for work or leisure. For a hotel experience that has dazzled guests for years, visit The Ashton Hotel.
Our Place in Fort Worth History
The two buildings that make up The Ashton Hotel played important roles in the community, business, architecture, and history of Fort Worth and both buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The six-story building of The Ashton Hotel was originally built in 1915 as the new home for the Fort Worth Club to function as a meeting place where community ties were formed and business deals were made. The building was designed and built by the combined efforts of architect and builder Pollard and Bryce in an unique Italianate style, using wrought-iron balconies, decorative brick patterning, and cast stone. Even today it remains the only building of this style in Fort Worth. As The Fort Worth Club expanded and outgrew the space, the building was sold to Oilman Floyd J. Holmes in 1922, when it became known as the Holmes Building. In 1949, Mid-Continent Supply Company, owned by Ken Davis, purchased the building. The building was owned and occupied by the Davis family until 1989.
The two-story building — where you’ll find The Ashton Hotel’s Meeting and Event rooms — was originally built in 1890 by attorney C.V. Winfree and his partner to house their law office. It is one of only eight commercial buildings built before 1900 that remains standing today, and the restored Victorian-style façade is a significant example of pre-1900 architecture. The White Elephant Saloon occupied The Winfree Building from 1896 to 1907. In 1908, real estate developer Winfield Scott acquired the building and it became known to locals as "The White Elephant Building".The two buildings were connected in a 1937 remodel and from 1937 to 1989 shared a history of integrated use. The owners' vision to utilize the buildings as a hotel stemmed from the days when The Fort Worth Club occupied the building. The fourth floor of the club had sleeping rooms that could be used by Club members or their guests.
The Ashton Hotel was a historical redevelopment project in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. During an extensive five-year process, the exteriors of the 1915 Fort Worth Club Building and the 1890 Winfree Building were restored to their original architectural styles, while the interiors were transformed into an elegant setting for a hotel of the new millennium.