Arrival/Check-In: Dallas was one stop on a whirlwind U.S. trip that also included visits to Miami and Los Angeles in five days. I arrived in Dallas with my former colleague late on a Tuesday night, and after dealing with a rental car snafu, we ended up arriving later than expected for our one-night stay at one of Dallas’ finest hotels, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Given the late hour, the speedy check-in process was much appreciated; however, I do wish we’d had more time overall to enjoy the hotel.
Guest Quarters: My deluxe room was spacious, comfortable and inviting — all characteristics I was craving. Despite being a bit hungry, I didn’t want to order a full meal given the hour, so the culinary arrival amenity of crostini and a delicious goat cheese spread was a welcome sight and satisfied my peckish snacking urge. Morning meetings called, so I quickly unpacked and checked a few emails before calling it a night.
Features of the deluxe room included a 42-inch plasma television, a minibar, bottled water, high-speed internet access and Natura Bissē amenities created exclusively for Rosewood.
The room opened into a short hallway, with the bathroom to the right. My king-sized bed proved exceedingly comfortable, offering a quality night of sleep. Plenty of seating and working options included a sitting area with a chair and settee, a desk and a bench situated at the foot of the bed. Suite accommodations are also available.
Services/Amenities: Luckily, we had time to enjoy a dining experience at Mansion Restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dining on the enclosed patio was a wonderful, light-filled way to start our day, and my huevos rancheros ensured the day was off to a tasty beginning. Alfresco dining is available at Terrace. In addition to meeting and event space, massage services are offered, alongside a state-of-the-art fitness center and pool. As for location, Rosewood Mansion offers a centralized hideaway perfect for business or leisure travelers to the Big D.
◆ The staff made our stay, albeit short, especially memorable. As we checked out before breakfast, we made arrangements to have our rental car loaded and waiting at a specific time. The staff made sure we were on our way and on time for our next meeting.
◆ I was disappointed to arrive after last call at Mansion Bar, as the property is well-known for the Mansion Gin & Tonic, made with juniper gin, housemade tonic, kaffir lime leaf and grapefruit zest. I hope to return in the future to sample the libation.
◆ I enjoyed learning more about Caroline Rose Hunt, a Dallas native and the founder of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
2821 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219
tel 214 559 2100
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