The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
What We Love
- 24-hour room service
- The hotel’s guest list includes U.S. presidents such as Harry S. Truman, whose assistant and society hostess, Pearl Mesta, grew up in the hotel
- Signature cocktails at the Red Piano Bar pay homage to the hotel’s 1911 roots
What To Know
- Valet parking is available for $26 per day
- Pets are welcome for a $50 fee; there is a 75-pound weight limit
- Check-out is at 12 p.m.
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City is a 14-story, historic hotel in the heart of downtown with a brick and mortar exterior that was refinished to look as ravishing as it did when it first opened in 1911. After nearly 20 years of abandonment, the property underwent a $55 million revamp in 2007 that left the 225 rooms with beige- and cream-colored interiors, playfully printed furnishings and spacious seating areas with flat-screen TVs. Displayed throughout the hotel are works by the artist in residence, Romy Owens, a local mosaicist rooted in the Paseo Arts District. The Park Avenue Grill specializes in Southern classics such as chicken pot pie and calf’s liver and onions. Live jazz is offered five nights a week at the Red Piano Bar, where signature cocktails include the red piano cosmo (belvedere orange, gran marnier, créme de cassis and cranberry). And for recreation, there’s an indoor heated pool as well as a fitness center.
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’ve stayed at other highly rated hotels in Oklahoma City, but this is our new favorite. Our suite was well-appointed, spacious, and comfortable. Room service was very quick for both breakfast and dinner and the food was outstanding. Valet drop-off was smooth; vehicle retrieval was quick. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Skirvin!
Lovely hotel, great value. The front desk staff is friendly and helpful and the bar has a nice wine selection. I felt I was well taken care of. This will be my go to hotel in OKC from here on out. Looking forward to my next stay!
awesome Bellhop serviceawesome front desk serviceawesome room service serviceComfortable furniture hospitality suite was a too small to handle more than 20 people.Major problem is that there is no private bathroom inside the bedroom. One toilet for 20 people for longer than a few hours in going to cause a problem
We planned my son’s wedding in 10 days. The Skirvin was wonderful, the food was delicious, and the setting was beautiful. Three ladies helped us immensely; Meyia, Jingwen, and Shirley. They catered to all of our food needs, providing the setup, and serving. They even provided a last-minute accommodation for a nut allergy we had forgotten about. We couldn’t have done it without them, highly recommend.
My husband and I stayed at the Skirvin for almost a week, and I have to say that it's one of the most beautiful and comfortable that I've stayed in during my travels. The bar is a great place to meet old or new friends, and the food is top-notch.