Expo Square in Tulsa each year plays host to more than 400 events, including farm shows, home shows, arts and crafts fairs, livestock shows and the 11-day Tulsa State Fair, held each fall. The sprawling exposition center lies less than five miles southeast of center-city Tulsa, Oklahoma’s second-largest city. Visitors planning to attend an event at Expo Square can choose from several hotels, all located within a radius of five miles.
Doubletree Hotel Tulsa-Downtown
Linked by a pedestrian walkway to the Tulsa Convention Center, this high-rise, center-city hotel lies only five miles from Expo Square and is also convenient to the shops and entertainment venues of downtown Tulsa. The Doubletree’s onsite Seven West Cafe serves up American cuisine with a decidedly Southwestern influence, while its Coffee Connection shop is the perfect place to pick up a coffee, latte, mocha or espresso along with a pastry or two. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, heated indoor swimming pool, hot tub, florist and gift shops, business and fitness centers, newsstand and room service. All of the hotel’s 417 rooms and suites offer cable/satellite TV and high-speed Internet access (additional fee).
Embassy Suites Tulsa--I-44
Ideal for family groups or visitors who are planning an extended stay, this all-suites hotel sits just off Interstate 44, one of the main east-west highways through Oklahoma. Only three miles from Expo Square, the 244-unit property is built around a soaring, nine-story atrium that is filled with landscaped gardens and public sitting areas. Like other properties in this chain, the hotel treats guests to a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast each morning, as well as an evening reception with complimentary cocktails. The Cattleman’s Steak House & Bar, located on the premises, serves lunch and dinner daily. Other amenities include business and fitness centers, an indoor swimming pool, guest laundry and video arcade. All suites feature microwave ovens, refrigerators, iPod docking stations and wireless Internet access.
La Quinta Inn & Suites Tulsa Central
If you’re traveling with a dog or cat, this hotel lays out the welcome mat for pets without adding an extra charge to your bill. Only three miles from Expo Square, the four-story, 105-unit hotel enjoys a three-diamond rating from AAA and offers such amenities as a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, business and fitness centers, complimentary breakfast and guest laundry. All rooms and suites feature wireless Internet access, microwave ovens and compact refrigerators.
Best Western Tulsa Inn & Suites
Only three miles from Expo Square and Bell’s Amusement Park, this three-story, 62-unit hotel is also convenient to Tulsa International Airport and the campus of the University of Tulsa, both of which are four miles from the inn. Its facilities and services include a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, exercise room and complimentary breakfast. Although the hotel has no restaurant on the premises, several lie within easy walking distance. All rooms and suites offer high-speed Internet access.