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“Rehearsal dinner in Tulsa”
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The Mayo Hotel
Ranked #18 of 108 Hotels in Tulsa
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Rosa, California
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Rehearsal dinner in Tulsa”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

We had to plan for a rehearsal dinner at this hotel. We had a large wedding party so it was difficult to find a venue that can accommodate a sit down dinner for a large crowd. The bride and her family are from the Tulsa area and the groom had many guests from out of town. All the guests who stayed at the hotel had nothing but good feed back for us. The suites are very spacious; the facility is well maintained; and the staff are very helpful. In planning for the rehearsal dinner, we had many menu options to choose from. We were concerned that the kitchen would have a difficult time providing quality food for a large group; but the kitchen staff did a relatively good job, considering how many people had to be served at the same time! There was an adequate wine list to select from as well. My only small complaint was that the champagne could be a bit colder. Overall the wait staff executed flawlessly and all the guests have a marvelous time. Good venue for a large dinner party in Tulsa.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Case T, Front Office Manager at The Mayo Hotel, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
We truly enjoy hearing that we were able to help make such an important occasion a cherished memory. It’s always music to our ears to hear how much guests enjoyed the hotel while staying overnight or attending events. Our chefs never cease to amaze with their ability to serve a large crowd in a timely manner, and have each dish perfect for every guest. Thank you so much for your compliments and kind words. On behalf of myself and the entire Mayo staff, “Thank you” and “Congratulations” to the bride and groom. We wish them a very happy future together.
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

It has been several years since my wife and I have stayed overnight in Tulsa and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with downtown Tulsa and The Mayo Hotel in particular. The hotel is clean and fresh with very nice large rooms. Our room was more like an apartment with a living room bed room and kitchen. So, having said all of that, the staff was young and seemed unsure of themselves. Check in was slower than it should have been. The wait staff at breakfast was not overwhelmed with customers yet where not on top of their service.
All in all, this is a very nice hotel and the staff was polite and pleasant but they need a lot of work to become truly polished......

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank MerSoleil72
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Case T, Front Office Manager at The Mayo Hotel, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the hotel and your suite. As always, we strive to always work to better our service and overall guest experiences. With your feedback, we have taken steps to ensure quick check-in and better dining experience for future guests. We hope to have you as our guests again in the future.
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2013

In all honesty, you are getting more than what you are paying for with this hotel. The rooms are amazing, the room was bigger than some apartments that I have lived in. There is a sitting room outside the bedroom, a small kitchen area with a decent minifridge. Both the sitting area and the bedroom had big screen LCD TVs. The bathroom was very spacious and the shower was excellent.
The drawbacks were the lighting and the train. The lighting was not very good even with the dimmers turned off and the lamps on. There is railroad track a few blocks away and the trains seemed to go by about every hour to two hours, making it difficult to sleep.
Also, if the bed was actually a king size bed, it was the smallest king bed I have ever slept on.
The staff was good but I was expecting better.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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JakeBaldwin, General Manager at The Mayo Hotel, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Thank you very much for choosing The Mayo Hotel when visiting Tulsa. Our staff greatly appreciates the positive feedback from your visit. It is not the first time that I have had a guest comment that their suite was very much like an apartment. Our suites are a great place for a long stay in Tulsa. If any future guests plan to stay longer than 30 days please ask about our extended stay rates. All of our rooms other than our doubles do in fact feature king size beds.
I do apologize that the train kept you up throughout the night. I can assure future guests that the city of Tulsa does not allow the train to sound its horn anywhere within Downtown Tulsa. I wouldn’t anticipate this being a problem in the future. However, based on availability we are always happy to move guests to a different room if there is any problem of this sort.
I would like to thank you again for the critiques during your visit. Guest feedback is the only way we can better the hotel for future guests. I hope to see you again the next time your travels bring you to Tulsa.
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Oklahoma
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Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is such a comfortable place. It's worth the extra money to stay here. A fantastic place to have a large group of people or a couples weekend! It's right across from the BOK so if you have an event you are going, to this is the perfect place to be able to walk from. Also, the mexican restaurant on the same block, Casa Laredo is a good place to eat. We absolutely love this hotel! Best in Tulsa!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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JakeBaldwin, General Manager at The Mayo Hotel, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at The Mayo. The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Tulsa’s financial district. As you mentioned we are just blocks from the BOK Center, the Blue Dome District and the historic Brady District. Casa Laredo and many other restaurants are just a short walk away. Our front desk is always happy to help select the right one for you.

The Mayo is a great place for group accommodations. Our sales department can help streamline group travel and arrange whatever your group may need during your stay. Thank you for your review and your business!
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Medina, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2013

We applaud the owners on restoring the historic Mayo Hotel. We seek out historic properties on our trips. The hotel is beautiful and gave us a glimpse into the luxury of a by-gone era. Loved the ballroom. The modern rooms were extremely comfortable and quiet and included walk-in showers, high-end bedding, a kitchen and numerous amenities.

The staff was courteous and helpful and we would like to especially thank Kaleigh. We had an extra valet parking charge and she graciously quickly corrected it. She was friendly and told us some details on the history of the hotel.

The Mayo is a gem, consider it for your trip to Tulsa.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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JakeBaldwin, General Manager at The Mayo Hotel, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind words. I will be sure to pass your praises along to our owners. They worked tirelessly to restore the hotel back to its original splendor. There is certainly no other setting in Tulsa quite like the Chrystal Ballroom.

Kaleigh does a terrific job at the front desk and has a heart for service. Any member of our staff is more than happy to share the history of the Mayo for those who are interested. Thank you again. We hope to see you back at The Mayo soon!
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2013

What a beautifully remodeled(2009) hotel in the heart of downtown Tulsa and walking distance to the BOK center. The Mayo is perfection- larger rooms with suites and full-size kitchens with soaring views of downtown Tulsa. Highly recommend the Penthouse rooftop bar anytime of the year. My husband travels to Tulsa frequently and this is always our first choice. Jake and his staff, from the valet to the Trula restaurant are top notch all the way. We forgot our wine opener and they promptly brought one up to our room. We ordered champagne and had to rush off to a concert so they corked it and took it to our room refrigerator. The coffee bar, Topeca coffee has the most amazing blends of coffee. Enjoy the rooms, the architecture and the history of The Mayo- very impressive! Can't wait to return!!

Room Tip: During the week they do not have room service. I suggest bringing snacks since they have a refrigera...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank NatalieRice
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JakeBaldwin, General Manager at The Mayo Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Thank you so much for your loyalty to The Mayo. We love all of our guests but the ones that return again and again are truly special. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your suite and the view. I of course agree with you that our staff is top notch. They enjoy helping our guests with whatever may come up during their visit. Topeca is a great Tulsa business and we love sharing the space with them. Thanks again to both you and your husband for your continued loyalty to The Mayo. As much as you can’t wait to return, we can’t wait to see you!!
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Wichita, Kansas
2 reviews
Reviewed November 26, 2013

My wife and two young daughters stayed there in early Nov 2013.
Our room was large and extremely nice. The staff is excellent.
It really is an elegant hotel with adults in mind.

The room has a full size stove, refrig and dishwasher but no dishes, glass ware of any type. If you cant stock something as simple as a wine opener why have a kitchen. I would rather have a larger living room.

My other issue is there is No room service on weekends until 8:30 am. If you want a decent cup of coffee or anything to eat you are directed to walk two blocks away to a Starbucks.
If you like breakfast early you will be driving somewhere else.
This is not the place to stay if you have kids or like to wake up early.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Nick M
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JakeBaldwin, General Manager at The Mayo Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Thank you for your review. I am glad that you and your family enjoyed the room and our staff. We welcome both families and corporate guests alike. We do offer a “Kitchen-In-A-Box” by request so that our guest can utilize the full kitchen. We also feature a weekend breakfast both Saturday and Sunday. Topeca Coffee Shop is locally owned coffee and offers pastries and sandwiches for both breakfast and lunch. You are more than welcome to contact me personally if you feel that we can cater more to your needs during your next visit. I hope that you and your family return to The Mayo soon!
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Property: The Mayo Hotel
Address: 115 W 5th St, Tulsa, OK 74103-4239
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Location: United States > Oklahoma > Tulsa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #18 of 108 Hotels in Tulsa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Mayo Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1925, The Mayo Hotel was the place to be in Tulsa. Famous or not, our guests receive the superstar treatment they deserve. With 102 hotel rooms, we have more suites than standard rooms - and when we say standard, we mean spectacular. Room sizes from 500 square feet and up, there is plenty of room in this historic building to spread out. Be sure to visit The Mayo Museum and learn about our famous past and our promising future. ... more   less 
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