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
The staff was super friendly and helpful. You can just feel the history of the hotel as soon as you walk in. The rooms are modern and include all of the amenities you could ever want. The beds are very comfortable. The indoor pool is small, but is very nice.
The hotel was very nice. We were seated in the bar downstairs for a while, and once we had placed our orders, and were waiting for food, they asked my son for an ID. When they realized he was under 21, we were asked to leave. Unfortunately, I wish they would have asked before we spent time in the bar, and placed our food orders. Ultimately, we ordered room service, and it was less than desireable. The food was alright, but they forgot the salad, and didn't plan properly with silverware for two, and didn't send ketchup for french fries. The staff handled it when we called and asked, but by the time they arrived with ketchup, food was cold. The staff adjusted the bill which was good, but would have just preferred for service to be better.
This hotel always goes above and beyond to make sure you are taken care of. We had 2 other couples s that had booked rooms after us and they made sure that our rooms were beside each other with no notice!!!
What a beautifully restored hotel located in downtown Oklahoma City. We encountered a friendly staff, nice accommodations, large fitness center, and good food with a bar. I highly recommend this as ultimate nice.
We enjoyed our stay at the Skirvin and would recommend this hotel! The bar has a nice ambiance and the food ordered for dinner was very good. Our room was comfortable & spacious, and we enjoyed the historic feel of the hotel. Near attractions, the arena and other downtown restaurants & bars.