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Best Hotel for Visiting Bricktown & Zoo

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Best Hotel for Visiting Bricktown & Zoo

We will be in Oklahoma City for the first time, with one day for site-seeing. Plans are to spend a day visiting the OKC Zoo, followed by Bricktown and capping the evening with a baseball game at Chickasaw Bricktown Stadium.

We want to be in an area is that is close to restaurants, sites and is safe. It sounds like Bricktown is the place to be, but prices are really high, plus parking! These are the places I am looking at:

Staybridge Suites - Quail Springs

Best Western Broadway - 6101 Santa Fe

Carlson Country Inn - NW Expressway

Any thoughts or recommendations? If we didn't stay in Bricktown, how difficult is it to drive there and find parking? Thanks so much!

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1. Re: Best Hotel for Visiting Bricktown & Zoo

Those are too far away. Part of the fun in visiting Bricktown is walking around. I just stayed for 4 nights with a group of friends at the Residence Inn in Bricktown and highly recommend it. Lots to see and do, but some of our favorites were bowling at Red Pin, eating at KD's Southern Quisine, visiting Pinkitzel candy and cupcake store, and attending a Thunder game. When will you be in OKC? Bringing kids? You could easily stay several days if you could eek out a bit more time.

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2. Re: Best Hotel for Visiting Bricktown & Zoo

Staying in the Quail Springs area is safe and there are a lot of restaurant options, but be aware they are mostly chain restaurants, nothing special. Getting to Bricktown isn't that hard, it will just take you about 15 minutes and you may have to get on the toll road, so be prepared with change. Park at the Chevy Center, right across from Bass Pro Shop and you can easily get to all the Bricktown attractions (it is right behind the baseball stadium).

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Well there are hotels in Bricktown (eg. the Hampton Inn) so you could easily stay right in the middle of it. The zoo is about a 20 minute drive away from Bricktown though so there isn't really a convenient hotel for both and the area around the zoo isn't somewhere where you'd want to stay anyway.

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4. Re: Best Hotel for Visiting Bricktown & Zoo

I agree about staying in Bricktown. The hotels on Memorial Road are good, but between extra gas and parking you might eat up a lot of the savings.

I am unfamiliar with the hotels you listed, but would probably scratch the Best Western Broadway and Carlson. Take a look at the Best Western Saddleback Inn as an alternative to those. Otherwise, the Hampton or Residence Inn would be the best option.

Also, the zoo is quite large and you could spend an entire day there. But after even a short visit you might want to freshen up before heading into Bricktown. With a hotel in Bricktown you could easily do that and not waste time in a crowded day driving away from the area to get back to your hotel.

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5. Re: Best Hotel for Visiting Bricktown & Zoo

Thanks to everyone for your responses! Bricktown had limited availability for this weekend and was quite expensive, so we opted for Staybridge in Quail Springs. We are happy to know it's a safe area, and that it will be an easy drive if we decide to visit Bricktown. We appreciate all the input!

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