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
The Skirvin was great! The beds slept well and it was close to Bricktown. I loved the whole area. The breakfast bar was delicious and the staff was very friendly. I would definitely stay here again. Thank you.
The Skirvin Hotel is very neat! The fact that Hilton chose to renovate the historic hotel makes it even more amazing. It is conveniently located close to the convention center, Bricktown, and the Memorial. It
From the time you enter the lobby, in the elevator and into the room, you feel like you are in a grand old place - modernized. The rooms are excellent and the air conditioning is quiet. Only complaint was low shower pressure. Requested service, but saw no improvement.
This place is beautiful, reminds me of the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau only this is more stunning. Very nice rooms, friendly staff and a perfect location for me attending the Red Earth Pow Wow. I would have to say Sarah - Sunday bartender went above & beyond & is a TREASURE. Withing easy walking distance to Cox Convention Center, Bricktown & many restaurants. I would without hesitation recommend anyone to stay here. I enjoyed it tremendously - Thank You So Much Skirvin Hilton!!
Absolutely horrible, my wife and I booked a double last week, drive for five hours and they tried to put us in a king room. We had the confirmation number and the reservation but they REFUSED to put us in a double room because they said their double rooms all were booked with children in them. ( absolutely not my problem). Had to scramble to find another room. They put a hold on my credit card for $619
That will tie up those funds for days if not weeks. NEVER ONCE WAS I GIVEN AN APOLOGY OR ANYTHING ELSE. WAS TOLD WRLL TRY TO FIND YOU A ROOM , well we ended up finding our own room. They literally did nothing for us and weren't concerned with the inconvenience they caused us.