The Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth is one of the fastest tracks on the NASCAR circuit. Fans from across the globe come to watch cars whizz round at the action-packed races and events that are held here nearly every day of the year. If you’re one of those speed lovers, you’ll want a hotel nearby so you don’t miss any of the action. Here are the best places to stay, all bookable with Culture Trip.
Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club Champions Circle
Hotel, Chain Hotel
4.4/5 (981 Reviews)
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Stay at this Marriott, and you can practice your swing at the onsite golf club, which has an 18-hole course. After a round, unwind in one of the rooms or executive suites. Featuring a modern design, all rooms are appointed with luxurious beds and bedding, a chaise lounge and amenities that ensure a comfortable stay. Most feature golf course views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Other amenities include two restaurants, a cocktail lounge and a fitness center, plus an outdoor pool, hot tub and tennis courts.
Tru by Hilton in Northlake is arguably the hippest hotel in the area, with brightly colored Scandi-style furniture, a billiards table in the lounge, and work pods. The rooms are modern and trendy with colorful accent walls, mini-refrigerators and king- or queen-size Serta mattresses. Complimentary perks include gourmet coffee, tea and hot chocolate available in the lobby around the clock. Start your day with the free hot breakfast before making your way to the race track, which is only 1.5mi (2.5km) away and just across from the hotel on I-35W.
This design-centric Aloft is in the hip suburb of Trophy Club, just 15mi (24km) southeast of the race track. A work of contemporary art in itself, this hotel greets you with pops of color and bold, open spaces from the go. Continuing with this theme, the art-filled lofts feature airy 9ft-high (3m) ceilings and are outfitted with colorful furniture. To unwind, check out the trendy pool area with an open-air terrace, or listen to local artists perform at the W XYZ Bar. Plus, there’s a modern fitness center, a billiards room and free wifi throughout.
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Less is more at this modern Marriott, at least when it comes to the decor. Sophisticated, sleek and with minimalist details, the upscale hotel is just 9mi (14km) from the speedway. Grab drinks at the full-service Starbucks, dine at the swanky restaurant, or sip on a cocktail at the bar. From the king rooms to the presidential suite, the rooms provide thoughtful amenities such as a mini-fridge and private balconies. Choose between the 24-hour gym or the nearby fitness center, accessible via a complimentary pass. The outdoor pool area includes backyard games and unique water features. After exploring Dallas and Fort Worth, be sure to ask for a complimentary shuttle to the airport to end your stay.
Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Flower Mound
4.5/5 (274 Reviews)
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A short drive east from the Texas Motor Speedway, this straightforward but warm Courtyard by Marriott offers an inviting space to relax and reset. More than 100 rooms and suites feature ultra-plush beds, plus a large desk and ergonomic chair, should you need to catch up on work. Recharge in the small indoor pool, or relax by the outdoor fire pits. Maintain your workout routine at the fitness center, where towels, water and earbuds are provided. There’s also a bistro that offers breakfast and a variety of food and drink in the evening.
The name Hilton is synonymous with upscale comfort, and the Hilton in Southlake Town Square is no exception. Sleep easy with blackout curtains in the Hilton Serenity Bed with 250-thread-count sheets and a plush duvet. Upgrade to a suite, for separate living, sleeping and dining areas, plus a jetted tub and an entertainment area with a wet bar. Hotel amenities include a restaurant with a 360-degree bar serving Cajun- and Southern-style dishes and a coffee shop serving your Starbucks favorites. There’s also a business center, a 24/7 fitness center, an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a wooden gazebo-style patio.
The Cambria is a casual hotel featuring contemporary clean-cut bedrooms with lots of natural light. Enjoy the outdoor pool area, which is adjacent to the glass-enclosed fire pit. Kick back on the outdoor patio, and try the oversized lawn games, including Jenga and Cornhole. Break a sweat at the fitness center, which has elliptical trainers, battle ropes, medicine balls and Texas-themed murals. There’s also free wifi and a 24-hour mini-market for your on-the-go needs.
Sophisticated and polished, Hotel Vin is the only boutique hotel in Grapevine. Each of the 120 rooms and suites is bestowed with ultra-soft linens, industrial details and tech-savvy amenities such as an Alexa personal assistant, free wifi and streaming services for entertainment. To pamper yourself, upgrade to the presidential suite, for spa-inspired bathrooms with high-end toiletries, VIP concierge services and nightly turndown. Sample the locally sourced cuisine, and try the extensive wine collection at Bacchus Kitchen + Bar. Attached to the hotel is Harvest Hall, a European-style food hall with seven kitchens, two bars and a live entertainment venue.