Since 1999 Fort Wood Hotels has been serving guests and our communities in and around the Fort Leonard Wood area with Award Winning Hotels. Fort Wood Hotels originally was established as Ehrhardt Properties by Spike and Steve Ehrhardt, a father-son company that epitomize success on a foundation of values, hard work, and treating employees fairly. In 1998 the Ehrhardt's started their footprint at Fort Leonard Wood just as the Military Police and Chemical Schools started their moves from Fort McClellan, AL.
In February 1999, FWH opened a 70 room Comfort Inn, which is a member of Choice Hotel family of brands. In addition to the most modern of amenities, this unique "Rustic Lodge" look property boasts a cozy two-story lobby with a stone fireplace. Since opening, the Comfort Inn has received the prestigious "Gold Award" 5 years consecutively (Top 10%). In the past two years, the hotel has been awarded the prestigious Platinum Award (Top 5%). This award recognizes the best of the brand operations based on guest services, cleanliness, and commitment to excellence!
In October 2000, FWH opened its second hotel in St. Robert. The Hampton Inn is a member of the Hilton family of brands offering numerous membership perks that create a loyal following. Located next door to our Comfort Inn, this 80 room hotel and conference facility features a "French County Dècor". The Conference Center accommodates up to 150 people for meetings and banquets. The Hampton Inn has been honored as a "Lighthouse" property, ranking in the top 2% of all Hampton Inns. It has proven to be an excellent addition to our hotel family!
Our Fairfield Inn by Marriot Hotels was purchased in October 2002. This 80 room property opened in the Spring of 1998. It was the first new hotel in the area since the early 1990's. The Fairfield Inn was completely remodeled in early 2009 and features spacious guestrooms, well lit desks, and the most modern of amenities. Step inside and you will see a professional, clean appearance. The staff has achieved "White Diamond" designation, ranking in the top 10 percent of all Fairfield Inns!
Candlewood Suites, an Intercontinental Hotel Group hotel, is the fourth property in St. Robert/Fort Leonard Wood. It was the first extended stay property in the area featuring a complete kitchen in every one of its 74 rooms. Built to accommodate guests staying weeks at a time, this hotel also features a business center, free guest laundry, an over-sized fitness center, and the "Candlewood Cupboard", a convenience store inside of the hotel! This Candlewood Suites has been an award winner every year since it opened including a Newcomer Award, #1 Guest View of all Candlewoods and a two time Torchbearer Award. This Hotel ranks #1 in its brand and stands high in the crowd.
Our fifth hotel in the market opened July 2005. The MainStay Suites, a Choice Hotel brand, is an extended stay hotel with fully equipped kitchens in every one of its 77 rooms. This hotel also showcases an outdoor pool and seating area. Operationally it started out with a bang as a Platinum Award winner in its 1st year and as the current MainStay Suites "Inn of the Year"!
All five of our properties are operated on a daily basis by Richard C. Morris, CSM (Ret). Rick joined the company in April 2007 as our Director of Operations, after retiring from 20+ years in the Army Military Police. After traveling the world himself, he now helps our hotels serve our guests from all over the world.
The hotels are located in the newest development along St. Robert Boulevard adjacent to Interstate 44. Restaurants and shopping are within walking distance and Fort Leonard Wood is only three short miles from our front doors.
"To serve...our guests, our community and each other."
Many other factors contribute to our success. Great brands, great locations, and a never ending focus on improving operations define who we are. We are determined to continue investing in our hotels. We listen to our guest and respond to their needs. You will not find higher quality hotels at a better value in our area. We absolutely guarantee satisfaction. This is why our hotels consistently earn top awards. It all comes back to giving the guest what they want. When you stay at one of Fort Wood Hotels by Ehrhardt Properties, you will realize we take our mission very seriously!