The University of Oklahoma's campus is situated in Norman,
meaning Norman hotels cater as much to parents and football fans on weekend
trips as they do for the business traveler in town for just a night. Getting
here is happily simple given the city's proximity to Oklahoma
City—while Norman itself does not have an airport, Oklahoma City does and
a shuttle service will take you from Will Rogers World Airport to any one of
the Norman hotels or Norman motels. There are few truly high-end hotels here,
but cheap Norman Oklahoma lodging and mid-range accommodation in Norman Oklahoma
is incredibly easy to come by. If this sounds like what you are looking for,
you may wish to take a look at the suggestions below.
Parents traveling to Norman in order to visit those studying at the university are well served by the Holiday Inn Norman, which is close to the university and boasts quick access to I-35. The 149 rooms here are uniformly comfortable, replete with cable TV and a fast broadband connection. In case you haven't brought your laptop with you, there's also free access to an onsite broadband-connected computer. Other facilities include an indoor pool, a restaurant, relaxed lounge, and a self-service business center, while a nearby mall caters to your shopping needs.
Another one of the Norman hotels situated close to the campus is the Fairfield
Inn Norman, which is owned and run by the Marriott chain. The 76 rooms here
are eminently well equipped, featuring not only cable TV but also in-room movies
and a DVD player, along with the obligatory broadband connection. The hotel
also offers an on-site florist, a gym, a fair-sized indoor pool, and a Norman
casino next door. All in all, this is a relatively cheap Norman Oklahoma lodging
option that offers Marriott-style touches at an affordable price.
One of the best Norman motels, meanwhile, is the Guest Inn of Norman. One of only three in a franchise, the Guest Inn benefits from the close attention its management pays to its daily running. Just off I-35 (close to the university and also Lake Thunderbird, where you can enjoy excellent fishing) this motel offers everything the budget-minded traveler could need. Rooms here are air conditioned, come with free broadband and cable TV (HBO included), and are kept in a spotless state of cleanliness. What's more, there's an onsite restaurant, an outdoor pool of good size, a breakfast bar, and an exec suite with adjoining conference room. All in all, the Guest Inn proves an abidingly cheap Norman Oklahoma lodging option.
Just down the road, you can also find the Norman Days Inn, which rents similarly clean rooms for roughly the same price. While similar in terms of facilities to the Guest Inn of Norman, it's main advantage over other Norman motels is its breakfast that includes hot waffles!