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The Sanford House Inn and Spa

506 North Center Street, Arlington, Texas 76011
  • Introduction

    The Sanford House is an Award Winning Texas bed & breakfast located in historic downtown Arlington, minutes from the DFW airport, mid-way between Dallas and Fort Worth. The Manor House is furnished with real and reproduction antiques. The Classic Van Gogh Bar and Lounge is the newest addition to the venue. Our lushly landscaped grounds and Grand Courtyard are remarkable. Providing exquisite accommodations, a full-service spa and salon and fine dining, our Inn offers an unparalleled romantic get away. Our certified Executive Chef creates delicious breakfasts, lunches and now serves dinner every Friday night. We invite you to stay for an afternoon, a weekend or a week. The Inn can be booked for receptions, meetings, or weddings for groups up to 250.  


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    The Sanford House Inn and Spa has been awarded a 3 diamond AAA rating and is a member of Select Registry and Hospitality Accommodations of Texas. The Sanford House has received the Official Best of Texas Romantic Getaway Award for 2009. Watch for our TV spotlight at 1 pm Saturday, April 25 on NBC KXAS Channel 5 in Dallas/Ft. Worth.


    Recent Honors & Awards Include:
    • Official Best of Texas Romantic Getaway - 2009
    • Certificate of Excellence - Hospitality Association of Texas on September 30, 2002
    • Best for Wedding Sites - Book of Lists Award 2004
    • Voted Best In-Town Getaway - Hometown Star Readers in the Arlington Star-Telegram
    • Top Bed & Breakfast/Country Inns listing - Arrington Inn Traveler
    • “Excellent in Overall Experience” - Symbol of Excellence for Sanford Spa & Salon on November 2003
    • Distinguished Inns of North America member since 2000
    • 2008 Best of Arlington Award in the Hotels category by the U.S. Local Business Association


      The Sanford House features four secluded cottage suites that are both elegant and comfortable with their antique furnishings and plush leather sofas. The separate living areas have gas log fireplaces. Spacious bathrooms have double Jacuzzi tubs for 2.

    Our six guest rooms are exquisitely decorated with fine antiques, original artwork and elaborate fabrics. Named after renowned composers, each room has a sitting area, private bath with plush robes and towels, telephone, television, and high-speed internet access.


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    A full, hot breakfast is served in the Manor House daily from 8 - 9:30 am and on Sundays from 8 - 11 am. The Manor House Parlor is available for private dining events up to 24. Adjoining the Van Gogh Lounge, it is ideal to have a cocktail reception and dinner for up to 36 guests. Private dining in the house can also be arranged in the Monet Dining Room for up to 22 guests.


    • Full-service Sanford Spa & Salon to soothe your body and soul
    • Rooms with a private bath with shower or tub
    • Cottages with mini kitchens, fireplaces and Jacuzzi tub
    • Queen or king size beds
    • Cable television/music and VCRs
    • Modem access with phones and high-speed internet access
    • Plush robes (available for purchase)
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Private and secure parking
    • Library of books and videos for guests to enjoy
    • Full, hot breakfast is included in your overnight stay
    • Other meals, appetizers and refreshments available at your request.
    • Dine in your cottage or in the dining room


    Dining Room



    The Sanford House is located in the heart of the Metroplex, halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth. It is convenient to everything including sports, shopping, dining and entertainment. Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport is less than 30 minutes away. (Click here for area website links)


    AAA 3 diamond


  • The Brahms Room

    The Brahms Room depicts a bright spring day with its soft pink floral accents and bay window sitting area overlooking the lush landscaped grounds.


    The Brahms Room

  • The Mozart Room

    The Mozart Room is a spacious, masculine room that sports a
    king size bed with carved wooden eagle-crested headboard.


    The Mozart Room

  • The Vivaldi Room

    The Vivaldi Room is bright and airy offering a king sized bed with large sitting area. This area provides a superb view of the Grand Courtyard, and wall mounted flat screen tv with DVD player.

    The Vivaldi Room


  • The Strauss Room

    The Strauss Room is a large suite above the carriage house with a balcony. An antique cabinet dates back to the early 1920s, and the lamps are from the 1950s.


    The Strauss Room


  • Meetings & Retreats

    The Seasons Café is a stunning space for social events or private meetings or dinners for up to 30 people. Located just off of the Grand Courtyard with spectacular views of the mature trees and gardens and sparkling pool, this room is ideal for your special event. Our executive chef has created several menus for your dining pleasure.

  • Guest Comments

    Guest Comments...

    "The hospitality extended to us by your staff was extraordinary. We will make The Sanford House a desired stay on all futures trips to the Dallas area." - Jill and Hugh, Philadelphia, PA

    "We appreciated the different venue and the space we had, but most of all the general ambience and overall friendliness and professionalism of all the people at The Sanford House. For me, the ‘icing on the cake’ was the quality of the cuisine which was frankly superb." - Tony Wright, Senior Vice President Envirotainer, Farnham, Surrey, GU 9 7 ND

    "I suppose what really stands out to me about the Sanford Spa & Salon is value. I always feel I get good value when I visit… I find the employees at the salon to be very knowledgeable and experienced, courteous, friendly and appreciative of my business." - Mona Belcher, President e-Marketing Strategies, Inc.



  • Spa & Salon

    ...A Touch to Build a Dream on...

    Rejuvenate in our full service spa and salon.

    Come and enjoy the timeless treasure of rejuvenation.

    Your body... and soul will be uplifted.


    spa & salon

  • The Bach Room

    The Bach Room is an intimate room above the carriage house that
    opens onto a balcony for an exceptional view of the landscaped grounds.

    The Bach Room

  • Weddings


    The Grand Courtyard with raised wedding pavilion is an elegant site for your special day. Our wedding consultant will take care of all the details. Luxurious beds of color surround the entire courtyard.


    Lavish tented events may be scheduled in any season with peak times for grounds events in the spring and fall months for groups up to 150.

    Your inital meeting and tour are free of charge. During your first visit, your future event will be discussed in detail covering event ideas, design concepts, and creation of a budget base. Every event is unique and deserves individual attention. This visit is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Pricing varies depending on the size of your event and the choices that are made by you at the event planning meeting.

    The Sanford House Inn and Spa is an ideal setting for all special events. From luncheons to family reunions, the inn offers full-service catering and a list of preferred vendors to assist in locating bartenders, photographers, ministers, florists, valet parking and music/DJ.



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  • Sanford House Cottages

    The Riviera Cottage is an elegant suite offering a gas fireplace and plush leather couch in the living area. The spacious bathroom has a double Jacuzzi for 2 and a walk-in shower.

    The Verona Cottage is a luxurious suite secluded from the main house. It has a large king sleigh bed and a spacious bathroom with a double Jacuzzi and walk in shower. A bachelor kitchen has a microwave, fridge, and table service for 4.


    Plenty of Room to Relax


    The Bristol Cottage has a plush leather sofa and recliner in the living area across from a gas fireplace. The large king sleigh bed is separated from the living area by pocket doors. A spacious bathroom has a double Jacuzzi tub and walk in shower.

    The Regency Cottage is our most exclusive cottage suite with forest green marble in the spacious bathroom, a bachelor kitchen, and king sleigh bed. The cozy fireplace and plush leather sofa add a romantic touch to the main living area.




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  • The Beethoven Room

    The Beethoven Room an 4 poster King bed with original antique amoire and a flat screen wall-mounted tv with DVD player. A resplendent marble and carved mahogany mantel surround the fireplace. The room has comfortable seating with 2 full back, wing chairs and a lovely forest green chaise.


    The Beethoven Room