What's the one thing a traveling mom needs? A weekend away with the girls! Lucky for me, Westin Galleria Dallas invited me and a few girlfriends up for a weekend in July. And it was just the weekend any tired mom could want.
ComfortI have always been a really big fan of Westin. I think their rooms are modern and beautiful and the Westin Galleria Dallas was just what I had expected. Out room was spacious with a huge bathroom. We each took turns lounging in this massive window seat that overlooked Dallas. And the showers had a huge nozzle overhead - creating a rain shower.
But what is Westin known for? Their Heavenly Beds, only the most comfortable beds you will ever sleep in. Being a tired mom of 3, sleeping in such luxury for the weekend gave me some of the best nights of sleep I have had in such a long time. I can't decide if it's the pillow-top mattress or the luxurious sheets, or the soft feather pillows. Or maybe it's the combination of them all that ease you into the deepest sleep. What ever it is, I'm a fan.
|The Westin's Heavenly Bed|
|Breakfast in the Executive Lounge|
Dining & NightlifeThe Second Floor by Scott Gottlich had a delicious summer dinner menu while we were there. The appetizers & Sangria were a delicious start. My Summer Panzanella salad had melon balls and goat cheese - it was such a light salad that I could have made a meal out of it. And we all enjoyed the grilled ribeye. The atmosphere is hip and made for a nice meal with girlfriends. Later that evening, we enjoyed a few drinks in the bar. It was the perfect way to end the evening.
|The Second Floor lounge|
RelaxationOn weekends, the Dallas Galleria Westin partners with lululemon athletica Pool-side Yoga. We enjoyed an hour of relaxing yoga on the pool deck to start our day with. The Westin has a gear lending program you can use to borrow athletic clothes and shoes. What a nice service, as I never pack my running shoes and always regret it once I see how great of a workout facility the hotel has. And the Dallas Westin Galleria has a nice one. You can borrow New Balance clothing & shoes for only $5 and you eliminate having to take home your stinky workout clothes.
|Westin's Gear Lending program|
LocationNow I have to admit, one of our favorite attractions to the Westin Galleria Dallas is that it is attached to the Galleria. Shopping was only an elevator ride away. The Dallas Galleria is a shopping mecca that needs no description. Home to every store for every need, the mall hosts a full-sized ice skating rink, an American Girl Doll Store and several award-winning restaurants. We were thrilled to find out that if you are an out-of-town guest (guests traveling more than 50 miles), you can receive a VIP Privilege card with specials and discounts in stores across the mall.
|Ice Skating at Dallas Galleria|
|Fun during the Galleria Dallas Scavenger Hunt|
Disclosure: My girlfriends and I were invited to stay at the Westin Galleria Dallas for the weekend. We were invited to participate in the shopping scavenger hunt by the Dallas Galleria. I was not compensated to write this review. All opinions are my own.