A top choice downtown for both business and leisure travelers is the Renaissance Oklahoma City Hotel, located on the edge of Bricktown at 10 N. Broadway (tel. 888/236-2427 or 405/228-8000; www.marriott.com). With a dramatic, 15-story glass-topped atrium lobby complete with waterfalls, ponds, and plants, it offers a 24-hour fitness room, indoor pool, full-service spa, and 311 rooms ($199-$249 double) that face Bricktown or downtown (many with balcony), including club-level rooms with extra privileges. Those with more limited expense accounts can try the nearby Courtyard by Marriott, 2 W. Reno Ave. (tel. 888/236-2427 or 405/232-2290; www.courtyard.com/okcdt), a smart-looking property decorated in bright contemporary colors and offering a 24-hour exercise room, indoor pool, and chic rooms ($149-$179 double) that rise above the ordinary in decor and comfort.

Couples searching for a romantic getaway might consider the Grandison Inn at Maney Park, just a few minutes' drive from downtown at 1200 N. Shartel (tel. 888/799-4667 or 405/232-8778; www.grandisoninn.com). Built in 1904, this Victorian bed-and-breakfast with a wraparound porch and original woodwork retains all its turn-of-the-20th-century charm and offers nine rooms ($129-$169 double), each one different but decorated with antiques and with private bathroom (most have whirlpool tubs as well). Travelers on a budget can try Best Western Saddleback Inn, 4300 SW 3rd St. (tel. 800/228-3903 or 405/947-7000; www.bestwestern.com/saddlebackinn), one of many motels on or near Meridian Avenue west of downtown with easy access to I-40. Built by the owner's father more than 20 years ago, it's decorated in a Native American/Western theme and has more character than most hotels. It targets business travelers, but families, too, appreciate the rooms ($120 double) or the extralarge suites ($149), both with fridge and microwave, as well as the free buffet breakfast, full-service restaurant, outdoor pool, exercise room, hot tub, sauna, free cocktail hour Monday through Thursday, and free shuttle service to the airport and within a 3-mile radius of the hotel, including nearby White Water Bay. The Orange Line trolley to downtown stops in front of the hotel.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.