Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
What We Love
- The mansion’s history as a social hub (with guests like Franklin D. Roosevelt and Tennessee Williams)
- An award-winning restaurant, Mansion, serving contemporary American cuisine with a French twist
- The outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool, with poolside snacks and beverages served in summer
What To Know
- Pets are allowed, but there’s a $100 fee per stay
- There’s no dedicated spa, but a range of massages and facials are available
- This is a popular spot for weddings and corporate functions
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The property was originally built to evoke high European style after its owner, a cotton baron, took a Grand Tour of the continent. An elegant mashup of Palladian arches and Moorish domes, the mansion has been restored to its original glory, with hand-carved fireplaces, marble floors, and a vibe that makes it a big hit with bridal parties, honeymooners, and other romance-seekers. The award-winning restaurant, Mansion, is considered one of the city’s finest, and the Mansion Bar is another standout.
In the Area
Catch a performance at the futuristic Norman Foster-designed AT&T Center, spread across 10 acres in the downtown Dallas Arts District and encompassing the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Annette Strauss Square and Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park. Alternately, take a trip back in time at the Majestic Theater, an Art Deco gem once famous for its vaudeville acts that today plays hosts to a wide range of performing artists.
How to Get There
Our stay in The Mansion at Turtle Creek was spectacular in every way. The hotel, restaurant, bar, staff, grounds and quality of experience was superb. Funny thing, it is always superb. We have been occasional customers for years and The Mansion never, ever fails to please. First Class in every way.
Another nice Rosewood hotel. The lobby is under construction so you can’t get from the rooms to the restaurant without going outside. My room was beautiful and well appointed. We also used the conference rooms which were very nice.
I took my wife to the Mansion this past weekend for her birthday. She'd always wanted to stay there, and this was a rare opportunity for us to get away as new parents.
Our first impression soured the rest of our stay. When we arrived, the valet was looking down, didn't open our doors, and it wasn't until we got out of our car that he helped us. Not a big deal, but not the warmest welcome. Then, when we walked into the temporary lobby (the main lobby was under construction - a fact about which no one informed us), none of the three individuals working there greeted us. They were looking down at their computers. Check in was scheduled for 3pm. We arrived shortly after 4, and we were told our room would not be ready for another 45 minutes to an hour. They told us we could wait at the bar if we wanted. This was shocking.
After waiting for no less than 45 minutes, when we went to our room, the normal elevator was not working so we had to use the freight elevator.
All of this was incredibly disappointing and left us with little time to relax in our room before our dinner reservations.
We went to sleep around 9:30 but were woken up by the hotel room's alarm clock around 11:45pm. Again, not that big of a deal but pretty frustrating, considering we were looking forward to a great night's sleep.
Then, when we checked out, no one asked how we enjoyed our stay. It didn't seem like the staff acknowledged the inconvenience of this or cared about our experience there.
On the bright side, the room and bathroom were gorgeous, pillows and sheets were amazing, and we really enjoyed using their Lexus rental service.