We finally used our “Night Out in Dallas” winning bid we received from the Caesar Salad Competition this past year. Not only did we get to stay at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, but our winning bid also included driving a brand new snazzy 2014 Lexus IS from Sewell Lexus of Dallas. Being first timers to the mansion, we couldn’t wait to investigate. There are many different rooms to choose from while staying at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. In case anyone is wondering, we were in the deluxe room, which is the least-best room offered at this particular mansion. Our room could be considered somewhat basic in terms of having a full blown hoity-toity hotel room in a humongous mansion. This translates into a first world mansion problem.
The bed in our room was beyond luxuriously comfortable, with sheets possessing at least a 5 billion thread count, so hey– who is complaining? Even though our mini-mansion room overlooked the roof of another building, I somehow mustered up the want to stand on our mini-balcony, also known as a step-out balcony. It takes exactly one step to reach the end of this balcony, therefore the obvious name has been chosen.
Per Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek…
These spacious rooms, at 450 square feet, feature a king or two queen beds, sitting area with a settee or chair, work desk area and French doors that open to a step-out balcony. The bathroom offers a tub and shower combination and separate vanity area.
DELUXE PATIO ROOM
These spacious first-floor rooms, at 450 square feet, feature a king or two queen beds, sitting area with a settee or chair, work desk area and French doors that open to a private patio with garden seating. The bathroom offers a tub and shower combination and separate vanity area.
At 450 square feet, Premier Rooms feature a king bed, sitting area with chair and ottoman, work desk area, French doors that open to a step-out balcony and an oversized bathroom with dual sinks, walk-in shower and soaking tub.
EXECUTIVE PARLOR SUITE
These elegant and versatile suites offer 450 square feet of living space, including a powder room. The parlors connect to Deluxe or Premier Room accommodations, offering a flexible one- or two-bedroom suite option.
These well-appointed, 900-square-foot suites feature a residential living room, powder room and king-size canopy bed. Two sets of French doors open to separate step-out balconies. The bathroom features a walk-in shower and soaking tub.
These residentially styled suites offer a generous 1,350 square feet. The suites boast an entry foyer, powder room, fully equipped kitchen, dining room with seating for up to six guests, hardwood floors and king-size bedrooms. The three Master Suites can each be combined with a connecting Deluxe or Premier Room to create a two-bedroom option.
Offering 1,350 square feet of interior space, Terrace Suites are luxurious and spacious. Positioned on the top floor of the hotel, each offers an outside terrace ranging from 1,175 to 1,300 square feet, perfect for lounging or entertaining. The two Terrace Suites feature a residential living area, dining room seating for up to six guests, fully equipped kitchen, powder room and king-size bedroom. The bathroom features a walk-in shower and soaking tub.
Soon after check-in, room service delivered a complimentary welcome snack. This snack was like some kind of fancy rice crispy treat, which caused both of us to feel above average happy. We even received a bucket of ice without asking. Curtsy.
We spent the rest of the day at the pool with lots of nice rich people. Minus one guy with at least 26 veneers, no one was scary. Rich people are not always frightening. Really. Everyone we met didn’t seem pretentious or snobby. I even made a brand new facebook friend before four o’clock. While at the pool, this mansion has extremely attentive staff ready to fulfill all food and beverage needs. There is also an outdoor heated sauna to boot.
Our breakfast package included one breakfast entree and a drink– each. The hotel was setting up for brunch when we arrived. All I could think about was whether or not we would ever get to see all of the super-secret fancy rooms. The mansion’s PR girl never responded to an email or phone call, so we weren’t sure if getting a tour was nothing more than a poor person’s pipe dream. Luckily, just before checking out, the manager was kind enough to take me all over the place.
Our first stop was a whopper of a room with a gigantic terrace. This room has a full kitchen with plenty of space to entertain. The most impressive moment was in the bedroom. Please do not become grossed out, but this bed has been slept in a lot. The manager said lots of couples request this bed for their anniversary or wedding night. There’s even a built in night light on each side for light reading after romance.
Just when it seemed like a regular mansion check-out, bottled water was sitting in the cup holder of our car. Exciting. We enjoyed our stay at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and look forward to making it back for brunch. Reservations can be made–> here.
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
2821 Turtle Creek Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75219