Oklahoma City often serves as a stop on long, cross-country road trips on the way to somewhere else. But this city is a great destination on its own, especially if you love good food, family-friendly attractions, a pet-friendly vibe, and affordable entertainment. Here you can visit museums, learn about the historic stockyards, stock up on fun western wear, and see some incredible art. Oklahoma City is also home to quite a few highly recommended hotels that each have something different to offer travelers from all over the world. Here are seven hotels to help you narrow down your options next time you’re in Oklahoma City.
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One of the most talked-about hotels in all of Oklahoma City is the Skirvin Hilton. This is a historic hotel that’s charming and has 225 recently renovated guest rooms. It’s also in the heart of the city’s arts and cultural district. The Skirvin is at the corner of Broadway and Park Avenue near Bricktown, making it easy to check out the Museum of Art, a show at the Civic Center Music Hall, or a basketball game at the Chesapeake Energy Center. The rooms here come with bathrobes, seating areas with sofas, high-speed internet access, and many other amenities. The hotel also allows dogs up to 60 pounds for a non-refundable pet deposit of $50. Onsite dining and drinking options are the Park Avenue Grill and Red Piano. Skirvin also offers a bed and breakfast package option for guests.
For a fun, funky, and artsy place to stay in Oklahoma City, look no further than the 21c Museum Hotel. This is a boutique hotel with 135 rooms, a contemporary art museum, and a space that feels more like a New York City loft than anything else. Executive Chef Jason Campbell prepares delicious dishes at Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge, and the museum features a sixteen-foot-tall steel tree sculpture. Hotel guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center, pet-friendly rooms, complimentary shuttle service, spa services, and free Wi-Fi. Even if you don’t spend the night here, plan to visit the art museum, which is free and open to the public every day. You can even join a docent-led tour on Wednesdays or Fridays at 5pm.
This is another great downtown hotel in Oklahoma City if you’re looking for something elegant and luxurious. The rooms at the Ambassador Hotel overlook Midtown, the capitol building, and Heritage Hills. This is yet another OKC hotel that’s pet-friendly, so you can bring your dog up to 35 pounds for a $50 one-time fee. For dining, stop by Café Cuvée on the first floor of the hotel for authentic French comfort food. Meanwhile, the hotel also has a stunning rooftop bar that offers signature cocktails, wine, and beer. Travelers can also use the 24-hour business center, on-site fitness center, seasonal outdoor pool, and complimentary Wi-Fi while staying here.
Aloft is a hip hotel in Oklahoma City that is brimming with energy. This hotel spans six floors and has 124 rooms and 10 suites for guests. Pets up to 40 pounds are welcome at the hotel, and onsite parking is available for $14 per day. Guests here enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, continental breakfast from $4, and a hot breakfast from $8 per day. At Aloft, you’ll also find a fitness center, seasonal outdoor pool, and be about 10 miles from the airport. In the rooms, you’ll find Bliss spa products, walk-in showers, and individual coffee makers. WXYZ is the onsite American cuisine restaurant here that has live music, multiple televisions to watch sporting events and a relaxed atmosphere.
This unique hotel is located in the very first skyscraper building that was ever built in downtown Oklahoma City. All of the rooms here have Euro-top mattresses, mini-fridges, complimentary bottled water, and bathrobes. Other guest perks are Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, turndown service, a 24-hour fitness center, and onsite business center. In line with OKC’s pet-friendly vibe, you can bring up to two dogs of up to 50 pounds each to this hotel too for a fee of $75 per stay. Valet parking is available for guests for a fee of $25 per night. For onsite dining, stop by Flint for American cuisine on the first floor of the hotel. Meanwhile, Vast is an upscale American restaurant on the 49th floor of the Devon Energy Center that offers locally sourced ingredients and lovely city views. The Center also has a five-station food service area on the first level, and Flint’s outdoor patio is a great place to watch the sunset and listen to live entertainment.
If you enjoy golf, spa treatments, and delicious food, then the Renaissance Waterford is a wonderful place to stay in Oklahoma City. Here you’ll find a blend of traditional and modern architecture, skyline views, and be near the Bricktown District. This area has five golf courses and onsite cuisine prepared by Ember Modern American Tavern culinary experts. Other guest amenities include free Wi-Fi, 47-inch flat-panel televisions, a 24-hour fitness center, guest laundry, a 24-hour business center, and onsite meeting and event spaces. Meanwhile, The Patriarch is a fun place to come for 48 on-tap varieties of beer plus live music and outdoor bar games. Pets are not allowed at this hotel, which spans nine floors with 164 rooms and 32 suites.
The last awesome Oklahoma City hotel that we’ll mention here is the Hampton Inn & Suites on East Sheridan. This hotel is in the heart of the Bricktown entertainment district and overlooks the OKC Dodgers’ Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. There are 200 guest rooms and suites here, a pool with slides for kids, free hot breakfast daily, and free high-speed internet in every room. Guests can also use the fitness center on site, use the hotel’s cribs and high chairs for children, and use the onsite meeting rooms for up to 80 people. This is also a very accessible hotel that can accommodate wheelchair users and guests with special visual, hearing, and mobility needs.