Given Tulsa's unofficial status as Oklahoma's cultural capital, there's a good
range of accommodation on offer in the city, from luxurious Tulsa hotels to
more affordable Tulsa motels and other such cheap Tulsa lodging. The city's
cultural draw undeniably appeals to those on vacation, with several good museums
in town, but don't forget this is also Oklahoma's second largest city—business
is no less high on the agenda. As such, accommodation in Tulsa
caters for work and pleasure in equal measure, meaning that as long as you've
identified your wants and needs, you're bound to find something here that fits
Many Tulsa hotels and motels can be found clustered around Tulsa's well-served airport. The Quality Suites Tulsa is one such hotel, and it proves excellent value for the money for those visiting with business in mind. A full service establishment, breakfast and wireless internet connection come free here. The suites themselves are well equipped, and as with the exercise room and indoor pool, they're maintained efficiently and properly. Perhaps the Quality Suites Tulsa's main selling point, however, is its location. With only a five-minute drive separating it from the airport, it's perfect cheap Tulsa lodging for those flying in late or flying out early.
As with The Quality Suites Tulsa, Econo Lodge & Suites is situated just off Interstate 44, again allowing for eminently easy access. This is one of the better Tulsa motels: the rooms are clean and come equipped with free internet connection, a microwave, and a fridge. There's an outdoor pool and an airport shuttle service here, and while that's about it in terms of value-added facilities, it doesn't really seem to matter a great deal given the pleasant rooms and the even more pleasant price. One thing that does matter is the breakfast, which, unlike many other Tulsa motels, mixes standard continental fare with heated items. As anyone who's woken early to catch a flight can testify, there's nothing better than finding a breakfast bar that offers warm food as well as cold!
At the other end of the scale, high-end Tulsa hotels tend to be found closer to the city's center. The Hotel Ambassador is one such establishment. From the bistro restaurant to the library, fitness center and spa, everything here is geared towards the finer points of life. If you really want to splurge, try booking a stay in the hotel's VIP Ambassador Suite, which comes complete with a plasma screen TV, two phone lines (in case one is not enough), and a marvelous jetted whirlpool. The Crown Plaza Hotel is just as impressive, featuring modern and well-equipped rooms that remain just the right side of decadent, while the oversized rooms of the Hilton Tulsa are also exemplary.
It's worth bearing in mind that Tulsa has a mini events season, with the Tulsa
State Fair in the last week of September, and the Tulsa Oktoberfest (supposedly
the second largest after Munich's)
in the middle of October. Especially during the latter, available and cheap
Tulsa lodging is hard to come by, making it important you book well in advance.
If you're visit doesn't coincide with these dates, finding available rooms is
easier, and there's still plenty of things
to do, both in Tulsa itself, and Oklahoma in general.