Tulsa’s Top Five Hotels
Through the years, Tulsa has experienced many changes. From the oil boom of the late 1920s to recent renovations of Downtown Tulsa, Tulsa is a city that doesn’t disappoint. Tulsa offers an old school feel with a modern twist. From the Arkansas River Trail to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center featuring performances by the Tulsa Ballet, the City of Tulsa has something for everyone.
Hotel guests who choose to stay in Downtown Tulsa will be awe-inspired as they become surrounded by stunning architecture—much of which was designed in the Art Deco era of the 1920s. In fact, guests of Tulsa can visit Tulsa’s Art Deco Museum for an in-depth look at the origin of Tulsa’s art deco architecture.
Other downtown museums include the Philbrook Museum, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, and the Woody Guthrie Center. Many of Tulsa’s museums and artistic attractions are within walking or scooter distance of some of the best hotels. Many of Downtown Tulsa’s hotels offer romantic suites complete with in-room jacuzzi’s—perfect for a Tulsa date night. Other hotels provide accommodations to suit your needs including pet-friendly accommodations.
Visitors who would like to stay outside of the downtown area also have access to many activities. Things such as events at the Tulsa Fairgrounds, the Tulsa Zoo, and the Gilcrease Museum are within close distance. The City of Tulsa also offers an abundance of shopping in local Tulsa boutiques as well as countless restaurant options.
Here are five amazing Tulsa hotels that locals rave about.
Hyatt Regency Downtown Tulsa
Surrounded by award-winning restaurants, the Hyatt Regency Downtown Tulsa offers breathtaking scenic views including rooms that overlook the scenic gardens of the Williams Center Complex. A short distance from the Tulsa International Airport, the Hyatt Regency adjoins the Williams Towers via a sky bridge and is adjacent to the famous Tulsa Performing Arts Center and just a few blocks walking distance from the BOK Center, Cox Convention Center, and over fifty bars and restaurants. Along with the award-winning restaurants nearby, their Daily Grill also offers a robust menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Located in the heart of Downtown Tulsa, the Hyatt Regency is known for hosting business events and weddings. With two customizable ballrooms as well as additional meeting spaces, they can meet any event need. The in-house Ihloff Salon offers facials, waxing, manicures, and pedicures. The spacious guest rooms and suites at the Hyatt Regency provide modern and comfortable furnishings along with their pet-friendly options.
The Mayo Hotel
Since 1925, when it first opened its doors to the oil barons of the twenties, The Mayo Hotel has continued to host many well-known figures including celebrities and politicians. As soon as you pull up to the entrance of The Mayo Hotel, you will be taken back to the Roaring Twenties. The ornate entrance and art deco lobby all come together to welcome you to Tulsa in a style that truly speaks to the History of Tulsa.
Although vacant from 1981 to December of 2009, the historic $42 million renovations and reopening of The Mayo Hotel has been beneficial to its guests as well as the residence of Tulsa. It offers 102 luxury guest rooms and 76 residences. Of course, hosting your wedding at The Mayo Hotel is a no-brainer. With decadent art deco decor dripping from every corner, this luxurious wedding venue offers nine individual event spaces, gourmet catering, state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities. They also have a full-time wedding planning team, giving you an epic location to host up to 500 guests. Only walking distance to the BOK Center and downtown Tulsa eateries, The Mayo Hotel is the perfect place for a weekend getaway.
DoubleTree by Hilton
Known as the official host hotel of the BOK Center, the DoubleTree by Hilton offers its guests a first-class stay for those who choose to stay in one of the luxurious suites or one of the spacious guest rooms. The modern furnishings, scenic downtown views, and warm cookie to welcome you, make the rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton the perfect atmosphere to relax and enjoy the city. Whether you are planning to walk over to a business meeting at the Cox Business Center via the sky bridge or visit the Tulsa Expo Center, your mind will be at ease knowing that you can use the time you save on your commute enjoying all that Tulsa has to offer.
The Doubletree by Hilton offers access to many popular restaurants in the downtown district as well as the Made Market Lounge for guests who prefer to stay in the hotel. With a traditional menu, the Made Market Lounge also provides room service so you can stay in the comfort of your room. And, for those who can’t stand to leave your furry friends at home, the Doubletree by Hilton is also pet-friendly.
Another Tulsa hotel dating back to the twenties, the Ambassador Hotel stands apart from the rest. Named the Best Hotel in Oklahoma of 2019 by U.S. News & World Report, the Ambassador Hotel is sure to provide luxurious experiences for new and returning guests. This charmingly chic boutique hotel is the perfect retreat for both leisure and business with only seven rooms on each of the ten hotel floors.
The Ambassador suites and guest rooms feature hand-picked furnishings and walk-in showers laid with Italian stone. The art deco lobby features a gorgeous chandelier and leads to their award-winning eatery, The Chalkboard, featuring modern American fare.
The Ambassador Hotel also has some of the best service in the industry. From the concierge to event planners, the staff of the Ambassador Hotel makes it a point to understand the needs of each guest. Now a part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, the Ambassador Hotel is an experience you won’t forget.
A family-friendly hotel, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Tulsa Downtown is a prime location for both the artist and the sports-enthusiast. This hotel is just walking distance from the Tulsa Arts District. Visitors to Tulsa will have the opportunity to enjoy art indoor and outdoor art displays from local artists many weekends throughout the year. For a year-round experience, guests of the Fairfield Inn & Suites will have easy access to local venues including the downtown Philbrook Museum, Cain’s Ballroom, and the Guthrie Green Park which hosts several live events throughout the year.
The Fairfield Inn & Suites features rooms and suites with separate work and sleeping areas. Their big windows provide an enjoyable panoramic view of downtown Tulsa. Luxurious, modern guest rooms give you the amenities you need to make you want to come back again. Although the Fairfield Inn & Suites is surrounded by a variety of pleasing culinary fares, the Prhyme Downtown Steakhouse, located in the hotel, offers fine-dining that is sure to please any palate.
The Fairfield Inn & Suites also offers a complimentary breakfast with hot choices such as scrambled eggs, sausage, and oatmeal. The lobby has plenty of space for you to gather with friends and family or meet with a couple of business partners. The complimentary airport shuttle, pool, and exercise room also makes this hotel a great choice for frequent travelers to Tulsa.
No matter the hotel you choose, you will be sure to have an enjoyable experience when you stay in any one of these top five Tulsa hotels. As you plan your visit to Tulsa, be sure to check out our list of upcoming Tulsa events!