Yes, the hotel is fascinating from a historical and architectural point of view---and shame on you if you don't take the tour that comes free with an overnight stay.
But what was pleasantly surprising were the rooms themselves. A wonderfult platform bed, amenities, heated bathroom floor---everything you'd expect in a hotel in a bigger city that costs double what I paid ($125 a night).
The restaurant is also big-city food---a bit overpriced but not outrageously so for the quality.
I'm not sure that I'd want to stay in Bartlesville for more than a night. Beyond the Price Tower and its museum, the city historical museum---located on the top floor of a city building---is terrific. and really gives you a sense of why Bartlesville. The public library is well done, the city park with the reproduction of the first oil rig pleasant----but beyond the Price Tower itself, there's virtually no retail downtown. Most of the businesses are on a strip a couple of miles away.
I drove to Bartlesville from Little Rock specifically to stay at Price Tower. It was worth the 6-hour trek.
A few minor quibbles: Arriving at Price Tower at night, it was hard to find where the main entrance was. I ended up in two different parking lots that weren't the main lot. Also---and this didn't bother me, but it might bother someone else---Mr. Wright's copper louvers make a thunder-like noise in the wind, and it does get windy, so if you're really noise sensitive, well, live with it, because the hotel is so special.
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- Also Known As:
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- Hotel At Price