Las Vegas Trail area motel pushed to clean up by the city


The city of Fort Worth is cracking down on a motel that leaders say is among the top three worst code violators in the city.

The Knights Inn at Interstate 30 and Las Vegas Trail has had ongoing problems with serious code violations and crime dating back to at least 2008.

This week, owner Anil Patidar and his wife were called down to city hall to address concerns about the condition of the rooms and about crime that’s consistently reported at their property.

The city is targeting the whole Las Vegas Trail area, hoping business owners can turn to allies to clean up the west side community.

The motel has a decade-long history of code violations — from bed bugs to roaches and rodent droppings, stained mattresses, and broken windows and locks.

The motel is divided between extended-stay and short-term lodgings. Several rooms have signs posted right now saying they’ve been condemned for health code violations.