We booked a stay at the Rosewood to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. We booked the Mississippi Under the Stars suite ($279+tax). We arrived at 4pm (earliest scheduled check-in time) and rang the doorbell. Pam arrived in about 10 mins. There's a sign posted on the door saying it could take some time if she's helping others get checked in, so we expected a bit of a wait. We weren't sure if the doorbell rang or not since we couldn't hear it from the outside. Inside was dark so we actually weren't even sure if someone was there. We ended up ringing the bell again when another couple showed up to check in. We were showed to our rooms by Pam who gave us a nice tour and showed us where the ice cream and cookie jar were located :) The Mississippi Under the Stars suite is located in what would have been the attic of the house. It was quite warm. Temp said 77 degrees even though the a/c was set at 70. It was only mid-70's outside, so I'd hate to be there in really hot weather. The room was very clean, and of great size. There are two entrances to the suite, and the one is it's own stairway; however, the room is viewable from outside the door through a glass wall of sorts. We actually had someone come up the stairs and tried opening the door thinking it was another way up to their own room. Luckily we had that door locked. But like I said, they could still see in our room through the glass wall that only had a see-through drape hung over it. If you want true privacy, do not book this room. To their credit, they do have a sign at the bottom of the steps indicating that it's a private stairway. Someone obviously didn't see the sign. The Rosewood is about 4 blocks from downtown so it's an easy walk. Location was great. The bed was comfortable, but was actually two twin beds combined to form a king. When we went downstairs for ice cream before bed, there weren't enough clean spoons, so we ended up going into the kitchen and finding another. We could have rang the helper, but didn't feel we needed to bother. The sitting areas and porches are fantastic on the property. Sleeping was somewhat difficult due to what I believe were rattling air ducts in the walls as well as some kind of animal. Probably a mouse, bird or bat. We could hear it scratching against the wall by our heads. Wife didn't care for that much. Also ended up sleeping with the window open since it was cooler outside. A/C just wasn't able to keep up I guess. We had breakfast delivered to our suite in the morning. Food was very good. Would have liked more of it, but what we had was wonderful. Check-out is at noon. I ended up leaving a necklace in the room, and Pam was nice enough to mail it back to me. Overall, it was a nice stay, but I wouldn't book that room again. Not worth the extra cost of a normal room in the house in my opinion.
- Also Known As:
- Classic Rosewood Hotel Hastings