Hilton Forth Worth, formerly the Hotel Texas, is where President Kennedy spent the last night of his life. The next morning he gave a speech in the parking lot followed by another speech in the Crystal Ballroom before making the short flight to Dallas where he would be assassinated.
Just outside the Crystal Ballroom are a myriad of black and white framed pictures of the President’s visit to Hotel Texas that are definitely worth a look.
Our guest room provided ample space, the bed was exceedingly comfortable, and the decor appeared recently updated.
The bathroom was spacious, clean, and high quality toiletries were provided.
Room service is a little pricey but worth it. Our food arrived in under 30 minutes, was filling and had excellent flavor. The second floor of the hotel has a small bar called Skylight Court Bar that has an almost identical food menu to that of the room service menu. It is a relaxed area to sit and chat in the evening and enjoy the free chips and salsa they put out between 5-7pm.
The Hilton Fort Worth provides a step back in history that is fascinating but also creates a sense of gloom. It is sad indeed to think that President and Mrs. Kennedy were in this very hotel the night before the assassination. For the full experience, travel to Dealey Plaza the next morning. It is a 45 minutes drive from the hotel. (For a review of Dealey Plaza and Museum, click here.)