Disclosure: We were hosted by 21c Museum Hotel in Oklahoma City, OK; however, all opinions shared herein are our own and are not influenced by any being or brand.
Oh, the places we’ll go! Exploring the world, especially often overlooked destinations is the name of our game. This time around our adventures were sponsored by 21c Museum Hotels. They are a chain of hotels located in the following cities within the continental United States: Bentonville, Arkansas; Chicago, Illinois, Cincinnati, OH; Durham, North Carolina; Kansas City, Missouri; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Nashville, TN, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. We had the privilege of patronizing their Oklahoma City location. Our experience was breathtaking, to say the least- the memories are deeply embedded in our psyche! Are you ready to hear about it? Alright, all systems go!
We embarked on our weekend getaway from Dallas to the great state of Oklahoma on a rainy Friday afternoon. Gloomy weather notwithstanding, we were eager to immerse ourselves in a new environment and check another state off our visit list. The scenic route road trip took us approximately 3 hours, but it seemed like time went by at supersonic speed. Friends, faster than the speed of light, we had arrived in the “Sooner State!”
Set in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City, the 21c Museum Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel and contemporary art museum all in one. This means that besides second-to-none on-site amenities, there is a myriad of exhibitions and interactive art installations to further indulge your senses.
Tip: The art gallery is free and open to the public every day of the year!
The hotel was built upon the foundation of a significant piece of history, given that it is situated in the former home of a Ford Motor Company assembly plant. We were impressed by the fusion of restored historical features with contemporary influences. It was a pleasant dose of eye-catching furnishings and finishings scattered throughout the property.
Fun fact: the penguins are considered interactive pieces of art. They love to keep guests company. They’ll sit quietly at your table as you dine, or you may find them outside your room, manning the doors lol. It’s a cute concept that speaks to everyone’s inner child.
The hotel has a variety of room options available to choose from. Designed to be a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation, the “Luxury Loft 1.5 Bedroom Suite’ that we stayed in was reminiscent of a New York City SoHo loft apartment. Think high ceilings and windows offering sweeping views and allowing a welcome abundance of light to flood the room. We were sold! Our suite had a large living area, master bedroom, as well as a smaller room that could be used as an additional bedroom or a quiet space, perfect for curling up with a good book. Maximum relaxation guaranteed!
What is a hotel stay without room service perks? If dining in your living quarters tickles your fancy, room service menu options from the on-site restaurant is an option you have available to you. More about this to follow shortly- let’s exhaust this room section first, why don’t we?
We are mesmerized by intricate details, so it goes without saying that we were drawn to the curated decor and amenities within the suite. Much like the art displayed throughout the property, the pieces within the suite were equally a sight for sore eyes! The French tub was definitely a fan favorite, as it added character to the overall ambiance of the suite.
Other room types available at the property include the following: Deluxe Double Queen, Deluxe King, Lightwell King, Deluxe Loft Suite, Two Bedroom Luxury Loft Suite, Lightwell Studio Suite, and the 21C Suite.
We were pleased to learn that the hotel comes complete with an on-site restaurant- Mary Eddy’s Kitchen X Lounge. Our palates had a penchant for all the delectable menu options. Let’s observe a moment of silence for all the food we devoured! * giggles*
Our multi-course dinner was a unique spin on New American cuisine, with a variety of mouthwatering dishes that we consumed faster than the speed of light!
Tip: The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night and weekend brunch.
Lately, keeping up with our fitness routines, even while on vacation, has been high on our priority list. Therefore, we were pleased to learn that the hotel has a fully-loaded fitness center on-site. We enjoyed early morning workouts to lunge (get it?) into the day ahead with vim and vigor. To further feed into our quest for rejuvenation, we made use of the hotel’s spa, whose services include massages, as well as steam and sauna rooms. Our 60-minute Swedish massages were exactly what we needed to unwind and de-stress from our hectic work routines.
Meeting and Event Space
If you’re seeking event and meeting space, the hotel has you covered. They have 1 large ballroom, 5 private galleries, 1 conference room, and a private rooftop suite. These options each have unique selling points, that will take your next event or meeting to the next level.
As if all we’ve shared above isn’t convincing enough to have you march to your browser and book a stay at the hotel immediately–we have more! If exploring Oklahoma City is something you would like to do, you’ll be pleased to learn that the hotel is centrally located, and is in close proximity to a wide variety of landmarks and attractions. Nothing beats being able to easily explore a new city, wouldn’t you say?
Tip: The hotel offers a shuttle service to destinations within a short mile radius of the hotel. Be sure to consult the front desk for specifics about the service.
- 4-star hotel
- Complimentary shuttle service to downtown locations
- 24-hour fitness center
- Business center
- Laundry service
- 21c Museum Shop
- 24-hour valet service (surcharge)
- Pet-friendly rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- 24-hour check-in. Check out is at 11 am.
Faster than the speed of light, our weekend at the hotel had drawn to a close and it was time to bid Oklahoma City adieu. Would we stay at the 21c Museum Hotel OKC again? That would be a resounding yes! We loved the overall charm of the hotel and its environs. We will definitely be back to pick up from where we left off. We hope that we have inspired and convinced you to visit the hotel too. We would love to hear your thoughts about your experience when you visit. So, hurry and book your stay now! Note that you get special offers when you book your stay directly on the hotel’s website here.
That’s all, folks. Now go forth and travel!