The Top Luxury Hotels in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nestled on the Arkansas River, Tulsa has a dazzling mix of culture, cuisine and cocktails | Courtesy of The Mayo Hotel / Expedia
Smack in the middle of the US is Tulsa, a cosmopolitan city oozing with Southern charm, Western cuisine, and a wealth of art deco-inspired architecture. The Oklahoma oil boom gave birth to a culture that’s constantly influenced by whatever the wind blows in. Think there’s nothing more than wind sweeping down the plain and hawks making lazy circles in the sky? Tulsa’s luxury hotels will make you rethink the Sooner State – and they are all bookable through Culture Trip.
Ambassador Hotel Tulsa, Autograph Collection
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Custom-crafted furniture; triple-sheeted pillows; Italian stone walk-in showers – one of Tulsa’s most historical buildings is also one of its most luxurious hotels. Allow the Ambassador to introduce you to the finer side of the city with Beef Wellington at the Chalkboard. The concierge will help you secure tickets to the best events at the BOK Center or Tulsa Performing Arts Center. To experience Tulsa’s natural wealth, book the free shuttle to the city’s acclaimed Gathering Place riverside park.
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Nearly 100 years before its $42m renovation, the Mayo Hotel was still styling and profiling with its famous – and infamous – guests. Today, their retro, ultra-chic private lofts pamper visitors with perks like valet laundry service and complimentary Escalade car service. No need to leave the property, though. Handcrafted cocktails at the Penthouse Bar and gourmet grub at the Boiler Room can both be delivered to your door. Pro tip: the lobster mac n cheese pairs deliciously with a cool French 75.
Hyatt Regency Tulsa Downtown
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Waste no time getting to know Tulsa with a little help from the Hyatt Regency. The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, the Woody Guthrie Center, and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center are within walking distance of your suite if you want to put a song in your step. Feel free to rock out in your room when you return with a little room service – the Daily Grill downstairs will send up steaks and scotch on the rocks for you to savor on your private balcony.
Tulsa Club Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
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Immerse yourself in Tulsa’s art scene at the chic Tulsa Club Hotel, which brushes up against the iconic Philtower Building on the Deco District’s skyline. Only a block from the Decopolis art deco museum, the world-renowned architecture here makes an exhibition of the views from your premier king suite’s windows. Meanwhile, enjoy Commerce’s creative cocktails and savor the French fare at the hotel’s Chamber restaurant.
Hotel Indigo Tulsa Downtown
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After you are scooped up from the airport, drop your bags at the base of your room’s floor to ceiling windows and wave goodbye to sleep – for now. You’re in a neighborhood of unmissable bars – starting with the hotel’s own, up on the roof. Next, it’s a mint julep at the Tulsan Bar before sinking a whiskey sour at the Rabbit Hole. Ease off the throttle with a little vino at Vintage Wine Bar, before consolidating with international pints at the local haunt McNellie’s.
Duets Bed & Breakfast
Bed and Breakfast
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Trust us, you definitely want the neighbors of Duets Bed & Breakfast to be a little too noisy into the night. This historic home is located beside the Church Studio where greats like Eric Clapton, Tom Petty and Stevie Wonder used to keep a beat. Both luxurious urban suites are decked out in musical decor; one even has a turntable ready for you to dust off a classic vinyl. When you want to groove a little harder, head downstairs to the hip High Dive for martinis and live music.
Residence Inn by Marriott Tulsa Midtown
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Residence Inn by Marriott wants you to look as tidy and put together as their sparklingly new, clean-cut, two-bedroom suites. Treat yourself to a cup of coffee in the lobby and ask the front desk to direct you to the barber or beauty shop on site. After a shower and a shave, the concierge will call you a cab so you can cruise to Tulsa’s Club Majestic or Unicorn Club for a night of dancing and drinks.
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Tulsa at Tulsa Hills
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Head on down to this slick suburban hotel for a little shopping and a little swinging (the sporting kind). Located a few miles south of the city, your bright, modern and spacious suite is almost within putting distance of the Oaks Country Club and Page Belcher Golf Course. Need a new set of irons? Pop across the road to the Tulsa Hills Shopping Center, where the sporting goods store will sort you out.
These recommendations were updated on May 10, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.