Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Rating: 5.0 Pearls
Rosewood properties are generally known for drawing an affluent clientele, and the Mansion on Turtle Creek is no different. The property feels like a Tuscan villa -- the hotel is pink stucco, the roof is terra cotta, and beautiful fountains, tile mosaics, and trellis plants surround the pool. But the upscale amenities are not only for grown-ups: thw Rose Buds Program for kids includes en-suite wireless baby monitors, child-sized bath robes, babysitting services, children's menus, and children's etiquette classes (offered seasonally).
Rosewood Crescent Hotel Rating: 4.5 Pearls
This elegant, 191-room hotel is housed in a beautiful historic building in hopping Uptown, close to art galleries and great nightlife. It has a lovely outdoor pool where kids can splash around, a huge, impressive fitness center, and an acclaimed 22,000-square-foot day spa. The famous Japanese restaurant Nobu is located in the lobby, and the members-only Crescent Club offers stunning views. Plus, it has the same kids program as the Mansion on Turtle Creek, which includes upscale amenities like children's etiquette classes and childproof rooms.
Hotel Palomar Dallas, a Kimpton Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This 198-room Kimpton property is a stylish pick in the affluent Park Cities area, across the highway from the Southern Methodist University. Spacious, contemporary rooms come with the standard high-tech amenities (flat-screen TVs, iPod docks), plus nice perks like Nintendos for kids and free yoga equipment for parents. One of the hotel’s top features is its lovely outdoor infinity pool, surrounded by lounge chairs and a couple of cabanas. The property also provides free cribs and playards, in-room childproofing kits, kids toiletries, a welcome gift for young guests, and babysitting services.