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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very comfortable accommodations Only reason I did not rate excellent is because there were no coffeemakers in rooms! Nice extras available: Hot Box Cookies, Pizza, etc. Delicious food and drinks! Even though I did not find it too loud and did not use it, ear plugs and a sound machine were available in the room.

Thank Katharine D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't want to Uber everywhere during your KU weekend? This is the place. Walking distance to The Wheel, The Hawk and Allen Fieldhouse (our group, mid fifties, average health). The Oread has a nice restaurant, bar and late night pizza option during the school year. The only criticism I have is there are not coffee makers in the rooms. This...

Thank Sheehanphoto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place looks like a castle! The rooms all have high ceilings and very nice bathrooms. We were there for a wedding and you could tell there were other college formals going on as well. The place never seemed overcrowded and everyone treated us like royalty. The bartender Steve was great and so was the front desk lady Ivana. I...

Thank NomAdam-B
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

During a campus visit to KU stayed at the Oread and it did not disappoint. The hotel is a stones throw to the KU campus. It's a beautiful old hotel built out of limestone so it gives a very rustic feeling to it. The staff from the front desk to the valets to the bartender was exceptional and made you...

Thank Lola2012
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hotel! Nice and clean. The front desk staff was really nice. The valet parking is very quick. I stayed at the hotel for a conference for work. The facilities were great for this – We had a main room and three breakout session rooms. The food for the conference at the hotel was really good. My favorite part about...

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Have stayed at this place several times however this is the first time on an event weekend. On outstanding hotel, however they obviously know the noise is out of hand when they give you ear plugs in your room. The rooms are great, the lobby and bar area in good and the staff are excellent. Only complaint is the noise...

Thank OttawaCurler
Lawrence, KS
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I have been wanting to share this story since summer! So busy. I was officiant at a wedding at The Oread. You must visit this property and hopefully stay! But first the review. A great facility, castle like, with modern rooms with a classic look. Modern furnishings with class and functionality balanced nicely. The staff was very friendly and went...

Thank KSPhilbyLawrence_KS
Flower Mound, Texas
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Another outstanding weekend at the Oread! Every aspect of the stay exceeded our expectations! The hotel and the staff are world class - real gems! The location allows for easy access to KU and downtown Lawrence. The entire staff treats guests like friends and family. Staying at the Oread is such a treat!

Thank Chuck N
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The Oread is a beautiful and accommodating venue for a wedding! It does not dissapoint! The wedding ceremony was on the roof of the hotel. The view of Lawrence is stunning! The reception was located in the ballroom and guests were comfortable. The mac and cheese was delicious!

Thank lanithapw
Billings, Montana
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I stayed here on a work-related trip during the summer when few students were around. The food was very good and the staff were attentive to the guests. I enjoyed the outdoor sitting areas on the high levels with a nice view of the KSU campus and the city of Lawrence.

Thank Kate40605
Lisa K, Public Relations Manager at The Oread, responded to this review

Hi there Kate! Wow! You can see that far! Manhattan, KS, which is about 84 miles west of us, is home to KSU, and The Oread sits on the north gate of KU's campus. We're sure you're not the first traveler to get these two universities mixed up :) Thanks so much for the review of The Oread Hotel. We...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lawrence's Premier Multi-purpose Venue!The Oread is the most unique and complete center for lodging, hospitality, business and social leisure activities in the region - all at one extraordinary location. Perched atop Mount Oread at the north gate of The University of Kansas, The Oread's spectacular views look out over the Kaw River Valley and across campus to the Campanile and KU Football Stadium. The beautifully constructed limestone building is the perfect combination of the traditional architecture of the KU campus with the contemporary elegance of The Oread's spacious public and private areas. The Oread's 10 above-ground floors and five below ground levels contain two large banquet rooms perfect for weddings and large business and social gatherings, a business center with meeting and breakout rooms, a theater with state of the art audio/video equipment and wireless Internet access throughout the building. There are 99 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, each with granite bathrooms and featuring individually controlled air, 50 inch flat screen televisions, laptop docking stations and complimentary Wi-Fi. The Oread's lifestyle amenities include a tanning salon and fitness center, a variety of restaurants and bars on six levels, including upper-level outdoor terrace bars and observation decks with breath-taking views. The Oread also offers convenient underground valet parking for easy access in every kind of weather. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Oread

Address: 1200 Oread Ave, Lawrence, KS 66044-3142
Region: United States > Kansas > Lawrence
Price Range: $193 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Oread 3*
Number of rooms: 99
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The Oread Hotel Lawrence
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Lawrence
#7 Family Hotel in Lawrence
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“You can get one that looks over the stadium if you play your cards right!”
 of 5 bubbles NomAdam-B, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Do not choose a room overlooking the stadium as they are below the roof side bar.”
 of 5 bubbles OttawaCurler, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“East room overlook the Downtown, west and south the University.”
 of 5 bubbles KSPhilbyLawrence_KS, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a higher floor, with a room not close to the elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles 468katherinec, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms overlook the KU football stadium”
 of 5 bubbles 925brianc, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
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