Stayed at Doubletree Hotel Tulsa Downtown for a week in August. One of the best hotel stays I have had - would have given the room a higher rating were it not for a dirty rug stain in the bathroom area which the staff
cleaned as best they could. Otherwise the room was just fine - on the
top floor with a great city view, contemporary furnishings and a really com-
fortable bed! Others have mentioned the small bathroom alcove but for
a solo traveler it is fine; I also would have preferred a flatscreen TV but
honestly I did not use it much so no big deal. I listened to the classical
music station on the radio which had crystal-clear reception considering
the downtown location. And speaking of the location, it is excellent. The downtown core is only a few blocks away, the convention center is ac- ross the street, the BOK Center (a huge performing arts center/stadium is a few blocks away as is the transit center if yoi use the buses as I did for some outlying attractions such as the zoo. However, the Doubletree has a shuttle which will take you anywhere within a three-mile radius - this covers several areas of interest such as the Cherry Street restaurant
corridor, the beautiful Utica Square shopping center (also lots of great restaurants, including P.F. Chang), as well as to several museums, especially the Gilcrease and Philbrook - look them up on their websites and ask the hotel staff - these two museums are must-sees while in Tulsa - trust me! You will love them even if you are not a fan of museums!
The hotel restaurant is a great place for a casual delicious lunch or dinner - I was there for dinner, but breakfast was very expensive and one would do well to follow the recommendation of the staff and go to the
Blue Dome Diner a few blocks away (use the shuttle). This is pro-
bably the single most popular eatery in Tulsa - the breakfasts are fan-
tastic and the dinners (Wed. thru Sat.) are almost as good. In fact, Tulsa has many excellent restaurants of all kinds either within walking dis-
tance or with the hotel shuttle.
Last but not least, the review would not be complete without mentioning
the service at the Doubletree Downtown. I would especially wish to single
out Stephanie, Katy and Antonio at the front desk, but everyone - whether
at the front desk, the restaurant, housekeeping or the shuttle drivers - made me feel welcome from the moment I arrived and treated me like an
old friend throughout my entire stay. As another example, I was visiting during a very hot week - the temps were between 100 and 105 degrees. In response to this, the staff had a water dispenser in the lobby 24/7 as well as having staff members handing out glasses of water to anyone
who would be in the lobby. A small touch to some , but to me this typifies the type of experience that a hotel stay should be making everyone feel like family.I was sorry to leave! If I ever return to Tulsa, there is no question regarding where I would stay - at the Doubletree Downtown!Keep up the great work, everyone! Hope to be back.
P.S. When downtown, look for the BOK Tower. I mention it because it
was built by Minoru Yamasaki in 1974 - this is the same architect who a
year later began work on the World Trade Center in New York City. The
BOK Tower at 52 stories is a half-size prototype of the WTC. I by chance
saw the building from by room window when I arrived and couldn't believe
what I was seeing, especially being from NYC.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Doubletree Hotel Tulsa Downtown in the heart of downtown Tulsa is the official Host Hotel of the BOK Center and the only hotel connected directly to the Tulsa Convention Center. Our full service hotel is located in Tulsa's vibrant downtown business and entertainment district, making us the perfect choice for business or leisure travel. The Doubletree also provides complimentary shuttle service to and from Tulsa International Airport, only 15 minutes away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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