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The Oread

1200 Oread Ave, Lawrence, KS 66044
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Ranked #5 of 17 hotels in Lawrence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found the Oread to be a really nice surprise. It was busy with our event and people we assume from the campus of Kansas University yet it was quiet. In the halls and specially the rooms. We stayed on the second floor in a King Classic. It was spacious, clean and comfortable. The bathroom was huge! We ate at... More

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Indianola, Iowa
12 reviews 12 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at this hotel while on a college visit at KU with my son. The location is perfect almost right on campus. Very modern rooms with comfortable amenities. Nice restaurant and bar. Service is attentive and excellent. If my son chooses KU this will be our new home away from home!

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Maryland, USA
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Oread commands an impressive view at the top of the hill with it's fun fort or castle looking outside. The rooms are nothing short of impressive- they are beautiful and stylish without being over the top. Here you can relax in style and comfort. I also recommend going to the 9th floor Nest for spectacular views of the city... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the Oread for 2 nights with my teenage son. The hotel is absolutely gorgeous. The check-in was quick and staff were efficient. We had a double King room with a great view of the KU campus. It was a nice change to have 2 King beds in the room instead of 2 doubles. The room was... More

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palatine, illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to stay while visiting KU I just wish it wasn't so hard getting a room here as its always booked when Im trying to stay here , the Staff is always helpful and friendly , the Bar is great the roof top terraces have always been relaxing I highly recommend to anyone

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Prague, Czech Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very new, very clean and conveniently located between the university and the city centre. The staff was very nice and helpful. We stayed over a week and had our meetings in the hotel as well. The conference facilities are very versatile.

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St. Paul
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice sized rooms. The staff was great, however not good if you need to get work done. They do have free WFI, which is good, but to plug in a laptop you literally have to crawl under the desk and there are few or no options by the bed without unplugging something else. Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is in the perfect location! The service was great and the staff very helpful. We were here for a graduation and enjoyed our stay! There is a restaurant downstairs which is very good and a club in the basement. Overall very fun!

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Waukegan, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Flew into town for my daughters KU orientation. After a horrid experience at a cheaper hotel the first night someone told me to call The Oread to see if they had any rooms left for our second night...the staff was VERY sympathetic...VERY helpful and gave us a great room at a great room at a great price! I told every... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is in a great location, especially for anyone visiting KU. We were there for a wedding. The hotel itself is beautiful but our room was not. The room was nicely done but when we walked in, it smelled like something had died in there. We called and they said they would come I refresh the room. I think... More

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Address: 1200 Oread Ave, Lawrence, KS 66044
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Location: United States > Kansas > Lawrence
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The Premiere Multi-purpose Venue! The Oread is the most unique and complete center for lodging, hospitality, business and social leisure activities in the region -- all at one extraordinary location.Perched atop Mount Oread at the north gate of The University of Kansas, The Oread's spectacular views look out over the Kaw River Valley and across campus to the Campanile and KU Football Stadium. The beautifully constructed limestone building is the perfect combination of the traditional architecture of the KU campus with the contemporary elegance of The Oread's spacious public and private areas.The Oread's 10 above-ground floors and five below ground levels contain two large banquet rooms perfect for weddings and large business and social gatherings, a business center with meeting and breakout rooms, a theater with state of the art audio/video equipment and wireless Internet access throughout the building. There are 99 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, each with granite bathrooms and featuring individually controlled air, 50 inch flat screen televisions, laptop docking stations and complimentary Wi-Fi. The Oread's lifestyle amenities include a tanning salon and fitness center, a variety of restaurants and bars on six levels, including upper-level outdoor terrace bars and observation decks with breath-taking views. The Oread also offers convenient underground valet parking for easy access in every kind of weather. ... more   less 
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