The Top Hotels to Book in Tulsa for a Cultural Escape

The art deco Tulsa Club Hotel will wow you from the moment you step inside
The art deco Tulsa Club Hotel will wow you from the moment you step inside | Courtesy of Tulsa Club Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton / Expedia
Sara Darling

As the second-largest city in Oklahoma, Tulsa is deservedly vying for attention. With the Gilcrease Museum, Philbrook Museum of Art and buzzing contemporary galleries, culture vultures will have a field day. Wherever you choose to stay, you’ll be immersed in the city’s rich history, stunning architecture and friendly local scene. Here’s our pick of the best hotels in Tulsa – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Aloft Tulsa Downtown

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A contemporary corner suite at Aloft Tulsa Downtown, with clean lines, turquoise desk chairs, a sofa and city views
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This former City Hall has been converted into an eye-catching boutique hotel in downtown Tulsa. The rooftop pool and terrace are a major draw, even hosting international acts when the sun goes down, while the retro-modern vibe of the building is aimed at travelers who like to stay up late. Grab a drink at the late-night bar, where you can even challenge someone to a game of pool, and some snacks from the handy 24-hour pantry. For those who need to get some work done, the hotel also has a co-working space.

2. Ambassador Hotel Tulsa, Autograph Collection

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An elegant two-bed room at Ambassador Hotel Tulsa, Autograph Collection, with white tufted headboards and bold textiles
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Built in 1929, the Ambassador Hotel Tulsa is rich in history. The 55-room boutique hotel is the ideal resting point for couples seeking a peaceful stay in a home away from home; for views of the city, request a corner room. This impressive building, complete with an ornate lobby and chandeliers, lies a few blocks from downtown.

3. Hotel Indigo Tulsa DWTN-Entertainment Area

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A design-led suite at Hotel Indigo Tulsa Downtown, with a colorful road-trip-inspired mural, one bed and a sitting area
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Each Hotel Indigo celebrates its local neighborhood and showcases hip artwork and large murals of the area to make you feel at home. The friendly vibe continues with the spacious yet uncluttered bedrooms and spa-style bathrooms, complete with organic products. Elsewhere in this place to stay in Tulsa, visit the on-site working beehive, which has honey for sale, and save an evening for cocktails at the rooftop bar, Roof Sixty Six, which has the most magnificent view of the Tulsa skyline.

4. The Mayo Hotel

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A large living area at the Mayo Hotel, with a dining table and chairs, a sofa, a wall-mounted TV and framed prints
Courtesy of The Mayo Hotel / Expedia

Feeling swanky? The Mayo Hotel was built in the 1920s and underwent a $42m revamp to freshen up its art deco roots. The result is a historic building with all the upscale amenities you could want. You can enjoy fine dining at the romantic and sophisticated Boiler Room, while the balcony terrace provides a stunning view of the surrounding Tulsa skyline.

5. The Campbell Hotel

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A classically styled room at the Campbell Hotel with wood floors, a four-poster bed, elegant bedding and a mural
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The Campbell Hotel was built in 1927 and started life as the Casa Loma Hotel. It changed hands in 2008 and was painstakingly renovated to reflect its art deco heyday. It’s now on the National Register of Historic Places, and each guest room is unique, with artwork and original memorabilia. From the dark wooden Campbell Lounge to the charmingly creaky floorboards, it’s like going back in time to a prohibition party.

6. Tulsa Club Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton

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A gray art deco-style room at Tulsa Club Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, with turquoise seating and a pillowy bed
Courtesy of Tulsa Club Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton / Expedia

Designed by local architect Bruce Goff, the Tulsa Club Hotel has carefully restored its art deco elements and added a few extra, eclectic details, such as the rooftop terrace and eye-catching green-colored accents. From the high ceilings in the spacious lobby to the impressive staircase, floor tiles and mirrors, the heyday of the Roaring Twenties is celebrated, and you’ll feel like a film star as you take in the stunning surroundings of this exclusive luxury pad.

7. Courtyard by Marriott Tulsa Woodland Hills

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A contemporary room at Courtyard by Marriott Tulsa Woodland Hills, with a gray-and-yellow sitting area and a work area
Courtesy of Courtyard by Marriott Tulsa Woodland Hills / Expedia

Ideally placed for drivers, the Courtyard by Marriott Tulsa Woodland Hills is right off Highway 169, with easy access to all other major highways. The classic setup comprises 138 spacious rooms and suites with neutral decor, along with an indoor pool and a whirlpool, plus access to an outdoor terrace with a waterfall feature and panoramic views. Multiple upscale dining options are available at the nearby Woodland Hills Mall.

8. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Tulsa at Tulsa Hills

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A suite at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Tulsa at Tulsa Hills, with an electric blue accent wall and a sitting area
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Every room is a suite at this place to stay in Tulsa. All apartments are perfectly executed to blend design and functionality, with all the modern conveniences. The hotel is perfect for families, couples or business travelers, with every detail considered. There’s a communal patio with a firepit, an indoor pool, a fitness center and easy access by car to local attractions. You’re also invited to enjoy a complimentary breakfast and stock up on essentials at the convenient 24/7 store.

9. La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham Tulsa Downtown/Route 66

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A contemporary room at La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tulsa Downtown/Route 66, with a colorful geometric-pattern mural
Courtesy of La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham Tulsa Downtown/Route 66 / Expedia

This hotel in the city center has 79 air-conditioned rooms, which are designed with a funky crowd in mind. The communal areas and bedroom walls feature modern art, giving it a bright and breezy vibe, and the furniture is uncluttered and contemporary, providing the perfect base for working or playing. Also, you can bring your well-behaved pets.

If these stays don’t quite fit your bill, check out the best luxury hotels in Tulsa, bookable with Culture Trip.

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