The New Omni Oklahoma City Hotel Offers the Perfect Hub for Exploring Downtown. The new high-rise graces the downtown Oklahoma City skyline and promises families a plethora of options for enjoying the perfect staycation. The Omni Oklahoma City Hotel opened its doors to guests in January with 605 guest rooms and suites, an expansive pool deck, seven dining options and a full-service spa. Beyond the hotel, the Omni’s well-appointed location means you can easily get around on foot or using the OKC streetcar (the Scissortail Park stop is located catty-corner from the property).
Local residents will be proud of Oklahoma’s rich heritage reflected throughout the 17-floor hotel.
“We wanted the lobby to exude an ‘Oklahoma’s living room’-vibe,” explained Paul Kiley, director of sales and marketing for the Omni OKC. “The décor throughout the hotel is drawn from Oklahoma’s landscape with scissortail accents (the state bird) and rich dark brown and blue hues.”
Paintings by local artist David Holland are featured in the hotel and Oklahoma artisans and food and beverage brands are sold in the restaurants and Red Bird retail shop. Your furry friend can also get in on the action as the Omni OKC is pet friendly and can accommodate dogs and cats 25 pounds and under (a one-time $125 pet fee is required).
There is plenty of fun to be had in and around the Omni OKC Hotel to satisfy any type of traveler. Check out these ideas for planning your next family getaway, right here at home.
Where to Stay
Omni Oklahoma City Hotel
The Omni OKC boasts magnificent views of the downtown skyline and Scissortail Park throughout the property. Park your vehicle using the valet service for $28 per night or in the adjacent city parking garage for $10 per night.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the hotel has implemented CDC-certified enhanced cleaning procedures to ensure the health and safety of staff and guests.
What to Do
Just across the street from the Omni is the Chesapeake Energy Arena where families can typically catch the Thunder in action. Staff is working to determine how to safely reinstate in-person fans for the 2021-2022 season.
Ride the streetcar from Scissortail Park to the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark to cheer on the OKC Dodgers. Single-game tickets are on sale for May and June, with limited capacity in the stadium and COVID safety protocols in place.
Splash & Play
Kids can burn off energy at the Scissortail Park playground just across the street from the Omni. Pack the sunscreen and bathing suits so they can splash around in the Scissortail Sprayground.
Also a short walk from the hotel is the Myriad Botanical Gardens, where kids can feed the ducks, ride Mo’s Carousel or play in the Children’s Garden. From June 11 through 20, the Myriad Botanical Gardens will host its annual Children’s Garden Festival. This year’s theme, “Tiny Gardens and Enchanted Woods,” will bring books to life including Unicorns are the Worst, Hilda and the Hidden People, Thumbelina, The Borrowers, Backyard Fairies and more. Kids can enjoy activities, crafts and creative displays. Myriad Botanical Gardens members get in free; nonmembers, $8.
Take the streetcar to Bricktown to enjoy Brickopolis, which offers several options for family entertainment including 18-hole mini golf, an arcade, a climbing wall, bungee trampoline and laser tag.
Catch some summer rays at the Omni’s outdoor pool or soak in the hot tub. Private cabanas are also available for rent. Grab food and drink from the Catbird Seat pool bar, which offers a panoramic view of the downtown skyline and Scissortail Park.
Parents can take a breather and relax at the Omni’s full-service Mokara Spa, offering everything from a sauna and body treatments to facials and salon services (any guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult).
Have a future Picasso in your family? There are several options for enjoying art and culture a short ride away on the streetcar. Visit the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (streetcar stop: Library) or for more modern flair, check out Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center (stop: Art Park). Want something more interactive and experiential? Get off at Automobile Alley to visit Factory Obscura and immerse yourself in innovative multimedia exhibits enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Be sure to check out the museums’ websites before visiting to learn about the latest COVID safety measures and regulations.
A short drive away…
While not within walking or streetcar distance, check out these other nearby sites kids will love:
The OKC Boathouse District offers several options for adventurous families including whitewater rafting, kayaking, zip lining and more.
Hop on the Ferris Wheel at the Wheeler District to enjoy views of the Oklahoma River and downtown. Single tickets are available for $6 while kids 3 and under can ride for free. Bring bikes to ride along the river trail afterward.
Where to Eat
Seltzer’s Modern Diner, located in the Omni, brings the 1950s diner experience to OKC.
Listen to live music or watch a game on the big screens at the Omni’s OKC Tap House. The sports bar also offers fun games for kids like foosball or Skee-Ball. The vast menu features all-American favorites including pizza, burgers and buffalo wings.
For a quick and affordable bite, check out the various food trucks at Scissortail Park. Grab some lunch while you people-watch on the lawn or from the park’s picnic tables.
Ride the streetcar to Automobile Alley for delicious, family-friendly restaurants. Enjoy brunch at Hatch Early Mood Food or lunch or dinner at Hideaway Pizza. Have a sweet tooth? After your meal, walk to Katiebugs Sips & Sweets for a refreshing craft soda, cake or cookies.
The Omni Oklahoma City Hotel is located at 100 W. Oklahoma City Blvd. Find out more at omnihotels.com/hotels/