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Thunder Game Hotels

My son and I are coming to OKC to see a Thunder game. We go to a couple NBA games each year in different cities. We usually like to stay near the arenas as long as the area is good for walking around and getting a feel for the city- are we ok in that area? From what I can tell, there are a couple good hotels nearby, such as Renaissance, Sheraton etc. I've also read in this forum about Bricktown, would we be able to walk there and spend a day? We like to eat locally (not chains) and explore the local area when possible. Thanks

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1. Re: Thunder Game Hotels

Bricktown is an easy 3-5 minute walk from the arena. The Renaissance is right across the street. Next to the arena is the Marriott Courtyard Downtown. A little further away, but still a very short walk, is the Colcord, a nice boutique hotel, and the Hilton Skirvin - an upscale historic property.

There are also a couple of hotels on the East side of Bricktown - the Hampton Inn and Residence Inn.

Downtown Oklahoma City is easy to get around and there is a bus/trolley that is free that will take you to the boathouse district, the OKC Museum of Art and the Murrah Bombing Memorial. The museum and the memorial are both within a 15 minute walk, but if it's hot or cold enough the bus is better.

There are some chains in Bricktown as well as a few local restaurants. For local, there is Chelino's Mexican and Earl's Rib Palace - local "chains", The Wedge Pizzeria, Jazmo's Bourbon Street Cafe, and the Bricktown Brewery - a local brew pub with pub grub and some BBQ, as well as other local places. The Bricktown website and Urbanspoon both have a more comprehensive list.

Also, a short drive north will bring you to Midtown where there are more local places, like Cafe do Brasil, Stella Modern Italian, 1492: New World Latin Cuisine, Irma's Burger Shack, Kaiser's American Bistro, S&B Burger Joint, Hideaway Pizza, and others.

In short, you should be able to enjoy a stay downtown at any of the above mentioned hotels and eating at any of the restaurants.

Let us know if you need more info.

Edited: 8:06 am, August 12, 2013
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2. Re: Thunder Game Hotels

This is absolutely perfect info, thanks so much- we will stay right near the arena, and stroll around Bricktown for all our meals. I like the idea of the trolley to some sight seeing - perfect. Thanks much

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You are welcome. The only meal that is a little sparse in Downtown is breakfast.

You could try kitchen No. 324 http://kitchen324.com/menu

It's a short walk north of the area and they recently started selling their version of a Cronut.- that creme filled, donut-croisant crossover that has been the talk of NYC.

There is an IHOP in Bricktown, but other than that it's fast food.

urbanspoon.com/nf/…Brunch-Spots

or what is available in the hotels.

There are some other breakfast places dotted around downtown that are mainly open weekdays as well.

urbanspoon.com/nf/…Brunch-Spots

Have fun!

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MRG128, I believe the visiting teams stay at the Skirvin hotel which is only a few blocks away in case you want to stay/stay away from that area.

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Gary thanks for the info - that's excellent to know. We haven't booked the hotel yet, planning on doing so in the next week or so ... we will certainly look into staying there - thanks again

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Great tip about the visiting team staying at the Skirvin ... the Wizards stayed there, and we got to see many of the players and coaches in the bar, workout room, and at breakfast. Thanks for the info, we appreciated it a lot!

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7. Re: Thunder Game Hotels

Thanks for the info on hotels, getting around etc- we stayed at the Skirvin, which was excellent. An easy walk to the Thunder game, and to Bricktown as well- we had a very enjoyable visit.

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8. Re: Thunder Game Hotels

Glad you had fun. Hope it was a good enough visit that you consider returning for a longer stay some time.

:)

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and it was a great game! Glad you enjoyed OKC.

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