The Best Hotels in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Downtown Oklahoma City is a vibrant hub for business, culture and entertainment
Downtown Oklahoma City is a vibrant hub for business, culture and entertainment | © Sean Pavone / Alamy Stock Photo
Emily Roethle

Formerly overlooked, Oklahoma City is firmly back on the travel map. With trendy boutique properties, deluxe skyscrapers and super-chic inns, the hotel scene in the city is leading the charge.

Oklahoma City is bouncing back, and the fruits of this labor are showing up in the form of festivals, sports, art galleries and museums, culinary outposts, outdoor activities and more. Whether you’re heading to the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Scissortail Park or the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum or simply enjoying the classic charm of the city, there are hotels to suit all tastes. Here’s our selection of the best hotels and places to stay in Oklahoma City.

1. Omni Oklahoma City Hotel, for having it all

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The sprawling outdoor pool deck dotted with sun loungers at the Omni Oklahoma City Hotel
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The Omni is undoubtedly an excellent hotel in Oklahoma City, but in humble fashion, this beauty tries to direct your attention elsewhere. It’ll point you across the street to bustling Bricktown or slide you the key to a room in full view of the stunning Scissortail Park. It may even insist that you spend your time in the hotel with your eyes closed, either in your comfortable bed, on a Mokara Spa massage table or behind a pair of shades on the rooftop pool deck.

2. 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City, for industrial-chic

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A spacious one-bed guest room with painted brick and large windows at 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City
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In a former Ford Motor Company assembly plant along Film Row, 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City pays homage to its industrial heritage with large open spaces and restored original details, including terrazzo floors, an eye-catching entry marquee and brick accents. Refined modern touches, such as high ceilings, steel windows and in-room Nespresso machines, complete the space. The adjacent museum showcases rotating contemporary exhibits, with the art collection extending beyond the museum walls and into the rooms, common areas and Mary Eddy’s Dining Room, the restaurant serving innovative contemporary American dishes.

4. The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City, for an art deco abode

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The opulent lobby with mahogany wood, chandeliers and cushy seating at the Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
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The Skirvin, the oldest hotel in Oklahoma City, blends prestigious tradition with contemporary luxury throughout its three art deco towers in the center of downtown. Opulent chandeliers and stately mahogany furnishings decorate the charming lobby. Visit the aptly named Red Piano on Fridays and Saturdays for live music, a glass of wine and a bite to eat.

5. Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City, Autograph Collection, for seafood and views

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A rooftop patio with city views at the Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City, Autograph Collection
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In the renovated Osler Building steps from Midtown, the Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City pays homage to its 1920s origins with art deco architecture and preserved original finishings, such as the striking brick facade. Soak up the city skyline at the Rooftop O Bar while sharing oysters, tapas and craft cocktails before retreating to the relaxing rooms, complete with marble bathrooms and leather beds.

6. Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel, for fun and games

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A stylish two-bed guest room with an optical-illusion feature wall at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel
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In the heart of the upscale Nichols Hills area, Renaissance Waterford serves as a relaxing respite from downtown Oklahoma City, with easy access to Penn Square Mall and the Oklahoma City Zoo. The lobby offers a cozy library with gilded chairs for a touch of elegance. For the active traveler, take a dip in the outdoor pool or challenge fellow travelers to a game of racquetball at the on-site court.

7. Embassy Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City Northwest, for a convenient retreat

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A large outdoor area with cushioned turquoise seating and a firepit at Embassy Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City Northwest
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Near the buzzing Penn Square Mall, with easy access to the zoo and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, this all-suite hotel in Oklahoma City offers complimentary made-to-order breakfast and a daily evening reception. Splash around in the indoor pool or relax by the sophisticated outdoor fireside lounge. Ideal for both weekend and extended stays, suites feature plush furniture and marble-lined showers.

8. Bradford House, for art lovers

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A cheerful sitting area with vibrant colors, animal-print pillows and art at the Bradford House
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Full of quirky details and furnishings, Bradford House blends its rich history with modern amenities across its two buildings – the Historic Home and the Modern Guesthouse. Rooms and common spaces boast bright color palettes of pink, turquoise and green, while the on-site restaurant features a hand-painted mural. Just outside the wraparound porch, the courtyard – inspired by gardens in Paris and Stockholm – offers an extension of living space. Bradford House also has complimentary bikes to explore the neighborhood before drinks at the gilded bar.

9. AC Hotel by Marriott Oklahoma City Bricktown, for entertainment galore

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The light-filled bar with wall-to-wall windows and soft seating at the AC Hotel by Marriott Oklahoma City Bricktown
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AC Hotel by Marriott Oklahoma City Bricktown offers a taste of European-inspired minimalism in the booming entertainment district. From the sleek contemporary architecture to the simple, ultra-modern room design, no detail is left untouched. Rooms feature spa-like showers and oversized windows for sweeping views of the neighborhood. Sip on a craft beer alongside Spanish tapas at the AC Lounge, which hosts local musicians, artists and writers.

10. WangShi China Palace, for a country bed and breakfast

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The stone-and-wood exterior of the WangShi China Palace, with tiered landscaping
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Within 5 acres (2ha) of the rolling countryside hills, WangShi China Palace offers a twist on the traditional bed-and-breakfast experience. You’ll receive complimentary arrival beverages and daily made-to-order breakfast. For a true retreat, enjoy the meandering walking trails, picnic area, firepits, gazebo, jacuzzi and heated pool. If you’re heading to WangShi China Palace from the airport, take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service provided by the B&B.

Nick Dauk contributed additional reporting to this article.

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