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The Oread

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3.0 of 5
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1200 Oread Ave, Lawrence, KS 66044
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've tried to get a room at The Oread several times in the past and were never succesful, but this time we were able to stay at the hotel. The rooms are very nice - fairly large with decent amenities. Hard to say if it's worth the cost compared to the usual accommodations we have in Lawrence as this also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this hotel- great service, well-appointed rooms with a luxury touch. I really couldn't complain about a thing. It was incredibly hot outside during my stay but the hotel was cool. The bar in the lobby was great and the food good too (huge portion sizes).

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Striking architecture, spacious rooms, good bathroom and beds, bur service and staff need reform. No manager on Sunday, no concierge, no menu book, staff not knowledgeable about Lawrence, no local van service for elderly and handicapped (taxis by call only, 10 minute wait, high flat rate), phone calls to hotel not answered (one rolled all over the hotel and ended... More 

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Batavia, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We chose this hotel for the location. We were in town for a KU basketball game. We also were traveling with my husband's boss, so we needed a nice place to stay. This hotel was a great option! The hotel rooms are enormous - they are clearly new and updated - but they are awkward. Maybe the ceilings are too... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This hotel has a beautiful bar on the first floor, and an even more beautiful rooftop terrace bar, with an astounding view of the entire KU campus. It also has two other terraces where you can bring drinks from the downstairs bar. Not only that, but the rooms are quite exquisite and the room service is solid. Their breakfast is... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My wife and I spent our wedding night and luckily night after at The Oread recently, and the large room (or rooms actually) we had was amazing!! We opened our hotel room door to an immaculate suite with great views, a bar, fridge and a big bathroom with large shower. The suites are the best! It was private, quite and... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My husband's high school reunion was held here so we spent the night and we got a break on the price of the room. This is a really nice hotel on the University campus but if you want to be closer to the stores and restaurants it would be better to stay downtown. Our room was nice but sort of... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a very unique and classy hotel. The Stonework is an amazing sight all by itself. Staff was excellent, and took time to show us the incredible views from the top, where we could have a drink from the lobby bar. Well located near KU and downtown. Room was very nice, with a high quality mattress. We will stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We stayed in a beautiful suite with an amazing tub. View was of the campus and stadium. Make your reservation early as its prime location for sporting activities. Staff was friendly and helpful. Even though location is on two streets our room was fairly quiet and it was on the second floor.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My wife and I spent our anniversary there on a Saturday evening. However Sunday morning when we were about to leave we discovered our vehicle had been towed. The sign posted was vague in description as to what side was private property, easily misinterpreted. Be careful parking, the tow fee was ridiculous ( and cash only ). Stranded at the... More 

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Lisa K, Public Relations Manager at The Oread, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Oread and visiting our profile here on Trip Advisor. Congratulations on your anniversary. Day or night, The Oread hotel offers valet parking in a safe, underground garage for a reasonable rate. This is how we accommodate our many guests at our location in an off-campus neighborhood that has limited on-street parking. Almost everyone takes advantage... More 

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