a traveler from Travelocity.com
on September 25, 2008
We choose this hotel mainly due to its proximity to the newly opened BOK center. We
didn't have a car and wanted to be able to walk there from the Doubletree. It's a great location if you are going to see something at the BOK center which is about a 10-12 minute walk away (now bear in mind, we are New Yorkers so we are use to walking and consider this a pretty short distance.). We really enjoyed our entire stay at the Hotel. Front desk folks were very friendly and helpful. The hotel has a free airport shuttle that is often available to do short trips around town as well if you ask nicely (not always though if they get busy or are booked up.) They very graciously drove us to Brookside to meet friends at a restaurant. (Cabs are ridiculously expensive, basically it's at least $10 to go anywhere as friends of ours discovered.) There is a Starbucks, a bar and a restaurant in the Doubletrees Lobby. Our room was great and they have a beautiful pool and jacuzzi.
Because the BOK center had just opened (we were there for the Idols concert and it was only the 3rd show in the center!) I will say that the Doubletrees and other area businesses did seem a bit "overwhelmed" by just how many people were flooding in. There were times when the desk didn't answer when we called from the room, and the restaurant and bar staff seemed to get particularly overwhelmed by the crowd BUT almost everyone was able to remain friendly and helpful despite the fact that they were clearly "in the weeds". Management just has to get better about staffing up as well as training their staff for these big "event" weekends.
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