The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
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A morning spent lazily taking it easy in my comfortable hotel room. Some skyping, emailing that kind of thing. Threw everything in the suitcase then down for breakfast.
Was keen to press on but knew I had to do something worthwhile in Dallas. Got some info from the front desk- go visit Uptown.
Easy to get too, parked up and walked …
Another early start almost failed at the outset as I had not set my phone to central time and hence my alarm clock was going to leave me snoozing for another hour. This was counting without the train driver of the 7.15 to nowhere tooting on his big ol' horn like his buddies had been doing all night.
As previewed last night I decided to …
... This was a fascinating museum that includes exhibits on cowboys, rodeos, Western life, and a large variety of western art. Original works by Charles Russell, Frederic Remington, and Ansel Adams were on display. Exhibits were also dedicated to a sample Western town, Hollywood westerns, firearms, boots, camping out, and many other elements of cowboy (and cowgirl) life. We really enjoyed the museum and would recommend it to anyone traveling through OKC.
On Thursday we drove about an hour up to Hot Springs National Park. Interestingly, there is the small town of Hot Springs, Arkansas, surrounded by the park. This park is actually the oldest national park. It was called a national reservation back in 1832 before the national park system was created.
Anyway, the urban part of the park consists of six bathhouses built to capitalize on the hot springs water. They ...
So, after Dumas, we travel led through the Texas panhandle and talk about butt ugly, that was it.. Industrial, with hundreds, if not thousands of working oil dredgers and all the equipment that supports them. Man, the people that live there are out of their minds. But then we descended into the canyons, where there were more curves than 12 Miss Americas, and finally came out into the plateau. We were headed toward Meredith Lake State Park, and drove around, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
Every staff member we encountered was exceptionally friendly, courteous and helpful. We stayed on a Friday night and had tickets to see "Wicked" at the OKC Civic Center that evening. I was surprised that even in a small city like Oklahoma City that there was no taxi stand. The bellman had to call for one. After waiting for just a couple minutes, he directed another staff member to take us there (only five blocks away) in their black sedan. We were very impressed by the gesture. When he dropped us off at the door, he left us with his personal cell phone number to call when we wanted picked up. Afterward we called but got no answer, so we just walked back to the hotel (again, only five blocks). That was another place we were surprised not to see any taxis waiting. It was a beautiful night, so we didn't mind walking.
Stayed at the Skirvin for only one night, but wish it had been more. There are very few like this one anywhere. A historic property that has been amazingly and painstakingly renovated. It has every modern convenience, yet retains its historic charm.
Stayed at the Skirvin May 4, 2007 for 39th wedding anniversary- surprised by how small the rooms were ( remember it was built 95 years ago) but everything was beautiful from the choice of furnishings, paint, drapes, crown molding, 32inch LCD flat-screen TV- the bed and pillows were outstanding- we indulged ourselves by sleeping 10 hrs straight! Be sure to explore the place- everything has been beautifully restored (opened again in Feb, 2007)- be sure to see the red piano bar and the 2-story long red drapes. The location is excellent- Bricktown is only a couple of blocks away- it is one block from Cox Convention Center and 2 blocks from Ford Center, both of which host a lot of sporting events and concerts.
Just wrapping up a four day stay at the Skirvin on business and I can't say enough about what a wonderful treat this has been in OKC. After reading the reviews - I was very encouraged. After arriving I was totally delighted.
The Skirvin Hotel is t he fanciest hotel in Oklahoma City. It's like stepping back in time with todays moden touches. Guest room was filled wit beautiful art deco furnshingsand the 32in flat screen tv was great. Everyone was very friendly and very prompt and courteous they took well care of us and saw that are needs were met, Great place to relax and take in all OKC has to offer. Will stay there again. When going to OKC you must stay in this hotel a great value also with all it has to offer.
This was my first stay at the " newly " renovated Skirvin Hilton located in the heart of downtown OKC. My experience at this beautiful hotel far exceeded any positive reviews that I read about beforehand. It was obvious that Hilton managed to retain the appeal and character of a very old hotel while incorporating modern accents and polished pieces; i.e. chairs, drapings, pictures, and furniture. I will provide my comments via categories as I have found this to be helpful when reading reviews myself.
They did a wonderful job renovating the Skirvin, and from the looks, spared no expense. It's definitely one, if not the #1, nicest hotels in downtown Oklahoma City. The rooms were fabulous, the bed was awesome (all down comforter and pillows), every room has a 32" LCD TV (suites have 40"+ plasma), breakfast in the restaurant was very good and the service all over the hotel was excellent. I would highly recommend them to anyone. We went from floor to floor just looking at the old photographs in the hallways. The 14th floor and the conference rooms look gorgeous, I have an event in April i'm anxiously awaiting to get to attend that will be in both areas.
Stayed for one night at the end of March, 2007 and was very pleased. Although the price would be considered on the high end by Oklahoma City standards, it is reasonable when compared to most upscale urban hotels in other cities.
We spent one great night at the Skirvin Hilton while attending an Eric Clapton concert. I can remember this hotel from the late 1970's when we called it the "Skirvy". It is far from that today.