Where to stay in Tulsa – A guide to this city of Oklahoma
Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma, as well as the state’s cultural and artistic epicenter.
The culture of Tulsa is influenced by the southwest, midwest and the presence of Native Americans, which shows in its cultural centers, performing arts venues, popular festivals and more. In addition, Tulsa houses two world-famous museums, operas and Art Deco-style buildings.
As for the climate in Tulsa, the temperature during most of the year is 60ºF (16°C), but it experiences variations during spring and summer when the city presents storms with hail, strong winds, and occasional tornadoes.
Public transportation in Tulsa consists of buses with stops at different points in the city, including the Downtown.
Among the best areas to stay in Tulsa, without a doubt, the most recommended is the Downtown for its cultural offer, transport connections and variety of accommodation that make it the ideal area for any traveler. See accommodation in Downtown Tulsa.
Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The best areas to stay in Tulsa, Oklahoma
1. Our favorite area: Downtown Tulsa
Downtown is the financial, cultural and business district in Tulsa. This area is visited by tourists thanks to its transport connections, accommodation, entertainment, and cheerful nightlife.
Those staying in Downtown Tulsa can easily access sites such as the Performing Arts Center, the BOK Center for sports enthusiasts, and other subdistricts of interest.
This area is famous for its Art Deco-style buildings, such as the Mid-Continent Tower, the Boston Avenue Methodist Church and some more where events and congresses are held in honor of the architectural style.
Downtown Tulsa houses offices, residential buildings, museums and theaters where you can get to know the cultural life of the city.
Downtown is the best area to stay in Tulsa without a car due to its proximity to the attractions of the city and abundance in public transport.
Downtown Tulsa is recommended as the best place to stay in the city for its gastronomic, cultural and commercial offer.
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- Best area for sightseeing
- Best area to stay without a car
- Great transport connections
Accommodation in this area
Aloft Tulsa Downtown
Aloft Tulsa Downtown has free Wi-Fi and a restaurant. The BOK Center is less than 5 minutes away on foot. The elegant rooms at the Tulsa Downtown Aloft offer cable TV, a refrigerator, free toiletries and a hairdryer.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Tulsa Downtown
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Tulsa Downtown – Arts District is 600 meters from the Brady Theater and offers free bicycles. This hotel is conveniently located in the Downtown Tulsa District.
Hyatt Regency Tulsa
Located next to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Hyatt Regency Tulsa offers an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Free shuttle services and a business center are offered.
2. Near Tulsa State Fair
The area near the Tulsa State Fair is another great area to stay, as it is where gastronomic, cultural and commercial events take place annually.
Tulsa State Fair is located in the geographical center of the city and is where festivals such as Tulsa’s Oktoberfest and gastronomic encounters take place.
The area of the State Fair is among the best areas to stay in Tulsa for business travelers since conferences and congresses are held frequently.
Near the Tulsa State Fair are several bus stops available to move to other areas of the city.
As if that’s not enough, the area of the state fair also hosts a lively nightlife thanks to its venues that offer cocktails and craft beers every night.
Accommodation in this area
The Campbell Hotel
This historic luxury boutique hotel is housed in a Spanish colonial-style building in Tulsa, Oklahoma, less than 2 km from the University of Tulsa. It has a beauty and spa salon and rooms with free Wi-Fi.from US$149
3. East Tulsa
The area of East Tulsa, which hosts among other places the Tulsa Zoo and the Airport, is another great area to stay, either for family or business trips.
The Tulsa International Airport is located in this area, just one hour and 20 minutes away by car.
Those staying near the airport can enjoy connections to other areas of the city through public transportation and cultural sites such as the Tulsa Air and Space Museum.
On the other hand, the Tulsa Zoo is located next to the airport, in Mohawk Park, one of the largest parks in the world.
East Tulsa is one of the best areas to stay in Tulsa because of its proximity to the airport, transport connections, and attractions for the entire family.
Why we love this area for a stay in Tulsa, Oklahoma:
- Tulsa’s Zoo
- Near the airport
- Cheap hotels
Accommodation in this area
Clarion Inn Tulsa International Airport
The Clarion Inn is located at the entrance to Tulsa International Airport, less than 5 minutes’ drive from the University of Tulsa, the Tulsa Zoo and the Aerospace Museum. This Tulsa, Oklahoma hotel also offers easy access to the Tulsa Raceway, O’Brien Park, the exhibition center, Fair Meadows Racecourse and the Tulsa Drillers Stadium.from US$49
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