From its humble roots as a pit-stop along the Chisholm Trail for ranchers driving cattle, Fort Worth has grown up quite nicely. But don't be fooled—Fort Worth may be a big city now, but it's still a cowboy town at heart. Proudly proclaiming itself "where the West begins", the city still honors its Wild West heritage with world-class rodeos and twice-daily cattle drives in the Stockyard District. It's become a city of higher learning—the proud home of Texas Christian University and Texas A&M's School of Law—and the headquarters of American Airlines. And it has opened its arms to a vibrant arts and culinary scene that draws many a young professional to call Cowtown home. Whether exploring the city for fun or conducting business, nothing gets you closer to the heart of the West than a Stay Alfred travel apartment in downtown Fort Worth.
Downtown Fort Worth is all about arts and culture
Culturephiles and foodies alike will want to spend a good amount of time in downtown Fort Worth, a collection of restored historic buildings and towering skyscrapers. The heart of the district is Sundance Square: 35 blocks of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Get your glam on for an opera or ballet performance at Bass Performance Hall (known for its limestone angels) or take a tour of the Fort Worth Water Gardens.
You won't go hungry with all the culinary choices here—from Turkish cuisine at Istanbul Bar & Grill to fancy Southwestern food at Reata. Find a fine gallery or a cute boutique to wander through, perhaps with a pause in Sundance Square Plaza for some shade and an ice cream cone. If you're into an evening of lively (but casual) entertainment, find a seat at Pete's Dueling Piano Bar or Scat Jazz Lounge for live music, or any number of fine bars for a signature cocktail.
In this historic building, the big city is in your backyard
Can't imagine leaving the hustle and bustle of downtown Fort Worth? Then a Stay Alfred in the Historic Electric Building may be just what you need. Restored from its 1930's splendor to a modern urban living space, the Historic Electric Building has the upscale appliances and fine touches of a new building with the architectural character of a vintage building. Take in downtown views inside or outside from the rooftop deck, and utilize the on-site, 24-hour fitness center to keep the good feelings flowing. Plus, you never need to worry about driving—you can walk right to Sundance Square, the Convention Center, several museums and restaurants, Burnett and Hyde parks, and the campus of Texas A&M's School of Law.
Contemporary travel apartments with vintage flair
A Stay Alfred in the Historic Electric Building offers a fine balance between modern city living and charming vintage character. Like stainless steel appliances and six-foot windows looking out on Downtown. Or shiny concrete floors with original exposed piping (available in select units). These Stay Alfred travel apartments are professionally managed and beautifully furnished, making them a perfect city retreat no matter the occasion.
Take a tour
You don't have to take our word for it, though—experience Stay Alfred at the Historic Electric Building for yourself. We get that hopping on a plane to Fort Worth to see an apartment may not be that reasonable. That's what virtual video tours are for. Now you can book a place and arrive with nothing but a bag and your sense of adventure!