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Reviewed 1 week ago

Imagining Lawrence as a college town, this hotel far exceeded my expectations. Great lobby with a nice bar on the lower level. The rooftop was also open when we were there which provided a great view of Lawrence. There are several food options located either in the hotel or a very short walk away. I stayed in room 422 with...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love staying at The Oread and will continue to do so throughout my daughter's 4 years at the University of Kansas. The hotel is ideally situated on campus. It's architecture and decor are beautiful. The rooms are spacious and clean and food is very good. The amazing Crow's nest balcony on top of the hotel affords a beautiful view...

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is nice, a bit like an "old castle" that they have updated. Rooms and bathrooms were nice, roomy, and clean. It was fun to look out your window and see the stadium! Also fun to go up on the roof and see all of campus. We parked on the street which is free on Saturday nights/Sunday rather than use...

Thank tuli763
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for one night while in town. What an experience! The hotel is amazing, the staff was very helpful and the Bird Dog bar and grill was a wonderful place to eat and watch the basketball game. If you are in Lawrence, stay here at least one night! You'll be glad that you did! Oh, and...

Thank Rpmurph50
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stay at this hotel every time I come to Lawrence and don't plan to stay anywhere else in the future. Friendly/helpful staff. One of my favorite hotels bars. The rooms are always clean and the bathrooms are spacious.

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Manitou Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I have visited before with no problem and really enjoyed the facility which is why I chose the Oread again. Several days after my visit I began receiving charges to my credit card. It took 4 days days for management call me back to explain the charges. If I managed to damage the upolstry or something I'd have apologized and...

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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I was there for a three night business stay and was very impressed with The Oread. The rooms are spacious, clean, with an updated look. I had a great view and although they provide you ear plugs in case the KU campus noise is an issue, I didn't notice anything and wasn't disturbed. The bar and restaurant onsite are great...

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed here on a business trip last month and was very happy! The rooms are very comfortable and spacious and the service was fantastic. All of the food was great as well. The rooftop seating was beautiful. Within walking distance of downtown as well.

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Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I was only at the hotel for one night, hosted by friends who were in town to see a basketball game and tour their high school-aged son around campus. A great location for seeing the campus and not an unreasonable walk to Mass Street. We sat in the hotel lounge for happy hour and dinner - very lively with post-game...

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Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 6 February 2017

2 night stay over the weekend in a 5th floor suite. Very nice accomodations! Fast elevators and beautiful hotel. Was not noisy at all even though it was event weekend. Lobby crowded at times but there is no excuse ever for 10 dollar drinks (including wine and prosecco) being served in plastic cups. Hate for the hotel to have to...

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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: $216 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Oread 3.5*
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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“higher floors have better views”
tuli763, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Upper room obviously, for a view.”
JulesPAL, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“You can get one that looks over the stadium if you play your cards right!”
NomAdam-B, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Do not choose a room overlooking the stadium as they are below the roof side bar.”
OttawaCurler, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“East room overlook the Downtown, west and south the University.”
KSPhilbyLawrence_KS, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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