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“Forget most of what you know about bed-and-breakfasts. Etta’s Place fits no mold.”

“(Although located) in the heart of lively, history-laden Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth. [sic] This four-story contemporary structure is a traditional B&B operation that provides a quiet refuge among the hubbub.”

Jean Simmons, Travel Columnist, Dallas Morning News
“Etta’s Place – Sundance Sleep-Over is Anything but Square”

“Situated among the bars and restaurants of historic Sundance Square, Etta’s Place is an upscale B&B with big rooms and a reading lounge decorated with Balinese masks.”

Conde’ Nast Traveler – January 2005
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“Etta’s made my whole time there more enjoyable than any business travel experience I’ve ever had, and I travel all the time,” says Torstenson, a consultant with Ki Solutions. “It was entirely different from any corporate hotel where I had ever stayed, where you feel cooped up in a sterile, cookie-cutter room where you never really feel comfortable . . . It really was a home away from home.”

USA Today – September 27, 2003
B & B’s Offer Home Away from the Boardroom by Dan Reed

“. . .Like so much of Fort Worth, this inn in the heart of Sundance Square pays homage to history while taking very good care of its visitors.”

Texas Highways – August 2001
Dreaming of Etta’s Place by Ann Gallaway

“. . . The rooms are modern, large and cozy – the furnishings unmistakably Texan with antiques, artwork, and suites that overlook the city. The lush library is filled with books about the Old West and a grand piano will bring music to your ears. Etta’s complimentary breakfast is one of the best made-from-scratch meals you will ever have. Etta’s Place is truly a magnificent inn and the perfect way to enhance your Western vacation experience.”

La Jolla Village News – April 12, 2000
Fort Worth is a Lone Star Treat by Terry Wilson

“. . . Legend has it that the Hole in the Wall gang cruised the gambling parlors, saloons, and dance halls that lined the dirt streets now bordering Sundance Square. Their former haunts have been renovated with brick sidewalks, upscale restaurants, bars, and shops – plenty of places to get into 1990s trouble. We checked into our hideout for the weekend, Etta’s Place, a 10-room bed-and-breakfast on the square named after Butch Cassidy’s girlfriend (think Katherine Ross). We could have spent the weekend people-watching from our window overlooking the streets or lounging in the oversized leather armchairs in Etta’s cozy library . . .”

D Magazine – April 1999
Cowtown Party Town by Nancy Nichols

“. . . Etta’s Place just doesn’t fit the bed and breakfast mold . . . So, it’s not an old creaky house spruced up with faux Victorian touches. It’s not run by somebody who looks like you Aunt Maud and greets you in the morning in fluffy slippers and a flowered housecoat and reminds you to eat all your eggs.”

“. . . All rooms have their own modern bathrooms, cable TV, modern plug-ins and, in some rooms, VCRs. You don’t feel cut off from civilization, in some backwater town. The location is another modern touch. Just outside is a buzzing city, one that seems to be getting the hang of this idea of nightlife . . . Around the corner and down the street are restaurants of all kinds, a world-class concert hall, shops that stay open after dark, street performers, cappuccino, hustlers, weirdoes, and plenty of just plain folks walking the streets and feeling safe about it – the whole nine yards of a real city.”

“And then, presto, with your own key (you don’t have to wake up Aunt Maud) you can come into the little reception area of Etta’s canopied entrance on West Third, buzz up to your room on the elevator, draw the blinds and hide out from whomever and whatever you need to. Sink down into the broad bed and dream yourself into sweet freedom. And you don’t even have to smell your horse.”

Fort Worth, Texas Magazine – February 1999
Butch and Sundance would have Hung Out Here
Downtown Bed and Breakfast a Tough Act to Follow by Richard Haddaway

“THE AMBIENCE: So this is what some tourists see of downtown Cowtown. Not too shabby. This 10-room inn is tucked behind the Caravan of Dreams in a lovely little oasis of calm. And, we’re glad to say, it’s far from the Laura Ashley school of decorating. Think jeans, not pinafores. There’s a lot of leather and wood in the public rooms (a library and a music room), and there’s a lovely little courtyard patio. It’s definitely the sort of place where a man feels comfortable.”

Fort Worth Star-Telegram Star Time – October 9-15, 1998
Homestyle Breakfast, even without the Bed by Beverly Bundy

“. . . It’s a charming setting, cozy and luxurious. Diners pass through the library and music room and by private patios and a spiral staircase on the way to a sunny dining room with its adjacent shady courtyard for alfresco dining.”

Dallas Morning News GUIDE – September 4, 1998
Join the Inn Crowd at Etta’s Place by Kathryn Jones

“. . . check out the quirky Etta’s Place . . . a full-service bed-and-breakfast named for Miss Etta Place, a prim schoolteacher by day who supposedly ran with the likes of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid by night . . .”

American Way Magazine – May 1, 1998
Round the Clock in Fort Worth by Tiffany Franke

“Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for a trip into the romantic heart of Texas. These 14 Texas places are perfect for two to spend February 14.“ “Named for the Sundance Kid’s sweetheart, Etta’s Place Sundance Inn in Fort Worth overlooks Sundance Square. It feels like a country bed-and-breakfast in the city, with quilts and quaint antiques in the rooms . . .”

Southern Living – February 1998
Valentine Hearts of Texas

“It’s 8 p.m. and the heart of downtown Fort Worth should be empty by now, with nothing moving but the blink of traffic lights in the dark void of a business day done. But this is Sundance Square, where the days go on long into the night.” I look out on the scene from my corner room at Etta’s Place, a 10-room urban inn that feels like a country inn. My vintage iron bed is covered with a quilt, and innkeeper/general manager Leslie Benson has brought up chocolate chip cookies.

”Southern Living – September 1997
Day and Night at Sundance Square by Gary Ford