My husband and I visited Oklahoma City July 18th-July 20th for the American Idol Tour show. We decided to stay at the Colcord because we could walk everywhere we wanted to visit, please we had read that the parking situation downtown is terrible as you have to valet or park in the large parking structure.
The hotel is beautiful, inside and out. Built in 1910, the Colcord was the first "skyscraper" in Oklahoma City. The detail on the outside of the building and inside the lobby area is gorgeous. The room we got, just a standard suite was beautiful. The bed, the chaise lounge, and the seating area was all comfortable. The shower was very nice and all the amenities within the room were appropriate. We were surprised to find out that there was no refrigerated, because we typically bring our own drinks, but it wasn't too much of a bother. Our toilet had some type of problem during our stay in which it wouldn't flush on command. You would pull the handle and it would do nothing, for about 20 minutes, then it would randomly flush. We called it in and it was fixed immediately
During our stay, the heat was in the triple digits ever day. The lack of a pool at the hotel was very much noticed. To ease some of the walking in the heat, we did opt to use the free hotel shuttle to go to dinner one night. A gentleman in a nice private Cadillac took us to, then picked us up, from the Melting Pot.
Unfortunately, the beauty of the hotel is almost marred by the ridiculous amount of construction taking place all around it. Next to the Colcord there is a monster skyscraper being built which has prevented easily driving through to the Colcord. Also, the street running on the other side of the Colcord was getting word done so there was traffic cones everywhere and people directing traffic. Thank goodness we chose to walk everywhere. Let me just state that the construction did not present a problem with noise inside the rooms. It was peaceful and quiet!
For those not aware, parking is not free, I believe it is 7 dollars a day at the structure next door and 10 dollars for valet at the hotel (this is what we chose).