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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
My wife visited for one night and was accosted by Don Jackson! This man should not be in the hospitality industry! He verbally abused my wife in front of my daughter. Completely unacceptable. I met with the GM, Gerald Rappaport who only wanted to defend his staff. He said he would call and apologize to my wife and did not! Never visit this hotel!
Very nice hotel, great staff and excellent room. Close to downtown so valet is the only parking. Call a few minutes before leaving your room and your vehicle is waiting for you. Bell service was quick and the bar service was very nice as well as relaxing.
Loved the charm and location of this hotel. We easily walked to Bricktown and the OK City Memorial plus could take public transportation. But no matter what you are told when calling into the hotel desk, they do not have rooms with two queen size beds.
We stayed on the 10th floor in this remodeled iconic hotel. Kids thought it was interesting that those staying on the 14th floor are actually on the 13th floor. Unfortunately we didn’t have any ghost sightings. But the kids enjoyed walking to bricktown for a Movie at the AMC and dinner before the Thunder Game. The next morning we rented the Lime Scooters and toured the riverwalk, statues, automobile alley, bombing memorial and Crystal Bridge. The hotel had very wide hallways, large rooms, with upscale bathrooms. The pool in the basement water was very cold.
The hotel resembles or probably is an actual historic building located in downtown OKC two blocks up from the Cox convention center. Its an upscale hotel (comparing to others in the area) and has the Hilton name. I had a corner room that I booked last minute so choices were probably limited. It was a nice large and comfortable king bed. The room service was awesome, as you could order from the main restaurant downstairs until midnight (they also had a late night menu as well). Service was outstanding. They had an indoor pool which looked very nice. Only “improvable” comments that I could give, would be the water pressure was low in the shower in my room, the towels were kinda scratchy (older w/ lots of starch I guess), and I didn’t care for the outdated tub/shower in my room. Other than that, everything was great.