Second Verse, Same As The First A review of The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
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.
This is a grand old hotel built in 1911 but it slowly declined and was eventually closed in 1988. It has been wonderfully restored and resurrected as part of Oklahoma City's downtown restoration project.
The staff was friendly, food and bar service top notch, location great (within walking distance of museums, Bricktown, sports & concert venues, the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial, and all downtown businesses) and driving access was very easy.
The rooms are well appointed and relatively roomy considering the age of the building. There were thoughtful amenities provided such as umbrellas, bath robes, and large screen flat panel HD televisions.
Probably the only reason I would not provide a higher review is that I am pretty tough when assigning grades.
If you are staying in downtown OKC, treat yourself to this experience. It is a bit like stepping back in time to a more elegant era of travel and accommodation.