In the Heart of Tulsa
Brimming with history, The Campbell Hotel is a locally owned business located on Route 66, just west of Columbia Avenue on 11th street. It was built in 1927 and was originally named The Casa Loma Hotel. The Campbell Hotel was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places after being painstakingly renovated by Aaron Meek and Barbara Casey.
Meek says “We restored everything from the original hardwood floors, transoms over the doors, and all of the windows. It was important to keep it as close to the original hotel as possible.”
Clever touches are integrated throughout the hotel starting with the 165” long leather sofa and the old suitcases hanging above it in the lobby. A massive fireplace in the sitting area invites you to sit and relax and a local Tulsa artist painted a beautiful mural in the hallway replicating a trolley car that used to travel 11th Street to Sand Springs.
Casey says, “The Campbell Hotel invites you to experience a piece of Tulsa’s history. For example, we used original pie plates from 1905 in the Bama Suite, a nod to our neighbors at Bama Pie Company across the street, and have photos of 1920s and 1930s movie stars in the lobby restrooms.”
However, some aspects of the hotel had to be changed.
“Back then, every two rooms shared a bathroom. There are no worries today. In fact, we have 10 less guest rooms and a lot more bathrooms,” Meeks says. “We get a lot of locals on the weekend. A ‘Staycation’ if you will.”
The Campbell Hotel has 26 uniquely decorated rooms. The hotel was chosen for the 2011 Designer Showcase project where several Tulsa designers transformed the entire hotel. Some of the theme based rooms are:
The Leon Russell Room (#214) where you will find an incredible headboard made from the top of a grand piano and signed by Leon himself!
The Oklahoma Legends Room (#201) has a huge white leather headboard set against black walls and features signed photos of many famous Oklahomans.
The Oil Baron’s Room (#225) illustrates the grandeur of the period when Tulsa claimed the title of “Oil Capital of the World” with two black and gold queen four poster beds, chandeliers, skylight and photographs of some of Tulsa’s historic homes.
The Renaissance Bridal Suite (#221) features an 18 foot canopy draped around a king size bed in the middle of the room, downtown skyline views, mirrored walls and a custom purple velvet sofa. The bathroom is fabulous with onyx tile, a two person whirlpool tub, and a stand-alone shower with two heads. The Renaissance Suite sets the mood for a perfect wedding night or romantic rendezvous.
Dining and Drinks
From Oklahoma favorites like chicken fried steak, meatloaf and mac-and-cheese to fancier fare such as grilled rib eye steaks and fresh red snapper, Maxxwells Restaurant and its full service bar will coax you to come back again and again. It is located on the west end of the hotel with easy lobby access. Room service is available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Make sure to stop into the Campbell Lounge located right by the massive fireplace in the extended lobby. You can enjoy a drink either at the bar or in front of the fireplace. The lounge opens at 4 p.m. daily and closes at 2 a.m.
The Campbell Hotel offers two distinct event venues for weddings:
The Ballroom is perfect for a wedding or special occasion with sparkling crystal chandeliers, barreled ceilings, and built in dance floor. It has two built in bars and can accommodate over 200 guests.
The Renaissance Square Event Center spans 4,000 square feet, holds over 200 guests, and provides plenty of parking. Maxxwells Restaurant is available for catering in all event spaces. Please visit TheCampbellHotel.com for pricing, details, and floor plans.
In addition, The Campbell Hotel has a room available for lunch meetings and small corporate events. The Boardroom seats 20 and offers a taste of business dealings from the past. The private meeting room boasts leather chairs, a heavy oak conference table and a fireplace.
There is also a full service salon, Spa Maxx, which is located next to the lobby of the hotel.
The Campbell Hotel is offering a Sweetheart Special for the entire month of February. The package includes a King Deluxe room with champagne, roses, chocolate covered strawberries, $50.00 Maxxwells gift card, and complimentary standard breakfast for two the following morning. Gratuity is not included.
Make sure you mark your calendar for this years’ Annual Sweetheart Ball, February 12th, which includes hor d’oeuvres, music and dancing! Call Maxxwells at 918-748-5550 for reservations and details.
The Campbell Hotel invites you to experience a piece of Tulsa’s history. Whether you are a local or just passing through, you will certainly enjoy your stay at this incredible boutique hotel. The hotel has a near perfect rating from TripAdvisor including the travel site’s Certificate of Excellence Award for accommodations, attractions, and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers.