What We Love
- Located in downtown Oklahoma City near art museums, restaurants and bars
- A free shuttle runs every half hour and services a two-mile radius of the hotel
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Bathrooms are open-plan, with no door separating the bedroom and sink/shower area
- In-room refrigerators and microwaves can be provided upon request
- Valet parking is $20 per day
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Formerly a 12-story office building dating back to 1910, a $16 million renovation in 2006 turned Oklahoma City’s first skyscraper into the Colcord Hotel, bringing interiors into the 21st century while keeping original details such as terra cotta tiles, marble columns in the lobby and nickel and bronze letterboxes on every floor. Although the hotel is National Register of Historic Places, each of the 108 rooms are contemporary and stylish, featuring king-size or double beds with garnet runners, chocolate brown armchairs, Bvlgari bath amenities and high-tech mod cons such as free WiFi, 47-inch, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. Modern American fare is served at Flint, where dishes include a mixed grill platter of lamb chops, veal jus, tenderloin medallions and chicken sausages served with a side of crispy fries. Rather venture out? The hotel’s unbeatable address in downtown Oklahoma City makes it a prime jumping-off point for exploring the city’s art and nightlife scenes.
In the Area
Oklahoma City is much more than just a solitary town located in the “dead center of nowhere,” but for what it’s worth, its eccentric locals embrace the tagline with a sense of humor. Join them for regional and international films at the annual deadCENTER Film Fest or explore the city’s art scene by stopping to see the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by American glass sculptor Dale Chihuly at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Then, tap into Oklahoma’s western roots with a walk through the “Faces of Bettina Steinke,” a display of more than 60 years of work by the renowned portraitist, at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. And at the Oklahoma Native Art and Jewelry, intricately designed pottery pieces are as ornate as the silver animal jewelry. For entertainment and suds, kick back to live jazz and blues at the music venue Bricktown, down on the banks of the Oklahoma River, or two-step while sipping cheap brews at Club Rodeo. When hunger strikes, make a beeline to Cattleman’s Steakhouse for soul food and Route 66 classic Ann’s Chicken Fry House (4106 NW 39th St.) for the chicken fried steak or okra and cream gravy.
How to Get There
We so very much enjoyed our anniversary stay at the Colcord. Our corner room on the 11th floor overlooked the Myriad gardens and the soon to be completed Scissortail Park. The room was clean, fresh and welcoming. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
Street parking is free on weekends in OKC, so we did not need the valet. The hotel offers a free shuttle service to anywhere in the downtown area. (and a free return trip for a phone call.)
We enjoyed Sunday breakfast at the Flint - again, reasonable prices, tasty food and excellent service. They have free live music during Sunday brunch, but we were too early for that.
I highly recommend a stay at the Colcord!
The rooms were clean, quiet, and well designed. The front desk personnel were courteous, helpful, knowledgeable on things happening in the area, and always had a smile on their face. The valet service was outstanding with great attitudes. The restaurant staff were exceptional and the food was outstanding. Just wish the menu had more items on it. The wife loved the in-room coffee in the morning.
This may be the best hotel I have ever stayed at! The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly (including the front desk staff Zoie and April). All the little extras made it special. There were fluffy robes & slippers, cookies delivered in the evening and coffee delivered in the morning. The room was very comfortable and nicely furnished...larger than most hotel rooms. The restaurant, Flint, is very good (service and food). The hotel provides free shuttle service in the downtown area to wherever you want to go. The location is great. My husband and I walked to midtown and Bricktown. This was first stay but will definitely be back!