OKC's Prettiest Penthouses - 405 Magazine

OKC’s Prettiest Penthouses

If you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime night to remember right here in your hometown, look no further than Oklahoma City’s gorgeous penthouses.

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If you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime night to remember right here in your hometown, look no further than Oklahoma City’s gorgeous penthouses. We scouted the city for the most beautiful and impressive places to stay, and whether you are celebrating a milestone anniversary, hosting a bachelor/bachelorette party or simply looking to live the high life, these six suites are ready to wow and won’t disappoint!

21c Museum Hotel
Artistic. Distinctive. Experiential.
Live like a rock star, if only for a night.

Have you ever wanted to roam an art museum in your pajamas at 3 a.m.? Stay at 21c Museum Hotel, and you totally can. Housed in the former Fred Jones Model T manufacturing plant, the property showcases thought-provoking contemporary art in 14,000 square feet of exhibition space among the building’s original imposing concrete columns. Artwork rotates annually in the gallery, spa and 21c Suite, so returning guests can have a different experience every year.

The entire fifth floor is yours when you book the 21c Suite. Sweeping skyline views make the space feel uniquely local, and the iconic Fred Jones water tower is yours for the night, as it sits just off the expansive rooftop balcony. A folding glass wall between the balcony and living room can be opened to connect the indoor and outdoor spaces. The layout includes two bedrooms, two en suite baths, a walk-in pantry and a tucked-away kitchen with full-size fridge — ideal for caterers if you’re entertaining a crowd. Purple penguins welcome.

The 21c Suite blends modern, industrial and colorful design elements.
The 5,400-square-foot space includes two bedrooms with en suite baths.
The living room opens fully to the rooftop balcony.

Ambassador Hotel
Intimate. Boutique. Restorative.
Explore Midtown, then rest and recharge in style.

With only 54 rooms, the Ambassador is half the size of a typical downtown hotel, which allows it a more intimate sense of place. The historic Osler building, built in 1929, provides a traditional backdrop to more modern-day experiences at the Ambassador. French restaurant Café Cuvée invites you to dine on the grand courtyard patio or, when weather beckons us back inside, its delightfully cozy interior.

Overlooking the courtyard on the top floor, the Ambassador Suite incorporates modern design touches along with a wet bar, work desk and spacious living area. After traversing Midtown’s abundant shops and restaurants in the surrounding area, guests can come back to the suite to relax in a stone soaking tub. Another snug spot: lounging fireside in the Ambassador’s warm lobby. If you’re craving a social scene, O Bar on the rooftop pairs top-tier cocktails with incredible sunsets every night.

Streamlined designs complement the historic Osler building, an Art Deco gem in Midtown.
The living room offers cozy seating plus a wet bar and workstation.

Colcord Hotel
Warm. Luxe. Familiar.
Feel at home, even when you’re away.

The Colcord Hotel building, recognizable by its red script sign, has had many lives since it opened in 1910. Hotel staff say many locals will comment that they knew someone who used to work in the building, or perhaps they officed there themselves once upon a time. That sense of familiarity is matched by the warm welcome guests receive at Colcord Hotel, intentionally designed to feel more like an upscale residence than a hotel. A pleasing signature scent — Colcord Blue — greets visitors in the marble-clad lobby.

The Presidential King Suite is furnished in golden tones and soft textures throughout. Plush carpet, sofas and pillows invite you to nestle in. An adjoining room can be added for extra overnight accommodations to make it a two-bedroom suite. A spacious kitchen and bar take up the corner of the room, next to a round dining table offset by glamorous pendant lighting. The hotel’s location beside the Myriad Botanical Gardens provides excellent views that change every season. Guests can admire the gardens from both the 12th-floor suite and Flint’s patio downstairs. Simply cross the street for a scenic stroll through the park.

Golden hues make the majestic Presidential King Suite feel fit for royalty.
Skyline views surround the 1,250-square-foot space, including the dining area, lounge and bedroom.

The National
Elegant. Regal. Dramatic.
Get the presidential treatment in the heart of an iconic building.

The restored work of art that is The First National Center has been the talk of the town since reopening last year. The mixed-use skyscraper is many attractions in one — jaw-dropping architectural showcase with an inspiring story, hotel, residential community, champagne breakfast/brunch (The Gilded Acorn), fine dining (Tellers) and underground bar (The Library of Distilled Spirits). In the dead center of the action is the Presidential Suite.

It’s named quite literally, because in the 1930s the space was used as the bank president’s office. At slightly over 900 square feet, this is not the largest penthouse on our list, but just walking into the room gives a distinct feeling of the rich history its walls have seen. Parts of the suite, such as the doors and windows, are original for historic preservation purposes. The art deco vibe has inspired touches that nod to Gatsby glam with a palette of deep blues and golds. It features a large dining table, the only vaulted ceilings in the building, custom chandeliers and multiple connecting rooms. It is a favorite for business travelers and honeymooning couples.

The Art Deco style incorporates the industrial lines, rich upholsteries and gold accents.
This penthouse is the only hotel room in the building with vaulted ceilings and a full dining area.
Including the original windows, The National Center has the most aluminum of any building in the world.

The Clark Building
Eclectic. Historic. Versatile.
For when the whole crew wants a unique and unforgettable experience.

The Clark Building is one of one. It is so distinctive that it is hard to describe, and of all the suites on our list, this one is the only stand-alone property. While it has been admired and visited by the who’s who of OKC for several decades, it is just now opening to the public for event and overnight rental. Remarkable amenities in the two-story penthouse include 6,700 square feet of indoor space, 3 bedrooms and 4 full baths (the master has a hot-tub-sized travertine tub) and multiple dining areas. An indoor/outdoor space on the rooftop level features two outdoor firepits, a built-in grill and refrigerators and a lovely view of downtown OKC. To accentuate the wow-factor decor are a two-story glass chandelier and commissioned art by Brent Learned and Joy Richardson.

The property’s journey started in 1922 when F.M. Clark and his son constructed the building, taking the basement and first floor as offices and renting furnished rooms on the second floor to boarders. It became the Hinze Otto Garage in the 1930s and a warehouse in the 1940s and 1950s, then stood vacant until being purchased in 2004 and renovated into the colorful and exceptional urban oasis that it is today.

With 6,700 square feet of indoor space, three bedrooms and four full bathrooms, the whole crew can join. Photo by Sara Stewart.
Much of the eclectic artwork is inspired by the OKC Thunder and Oklahoma culture. Photo by Sara Stewart.
With a capacity of 150, this space is much more than a place to sleep; it is an event venue as well. Photo by Sara Stewart.
The indoor/outdoor space on the rooftop level is versatile, with views of downtown. Photo by Sara Stewart.

OMNI Oklahoma City Hotel
Glamorous. Panoramic. Luxurious.
Breathtaking views and finishes in a primo downtown location.

The OMNI truly could not have more fantastic coordinates. Centrally located right in the midst of the Paycom Center, Oklahoma City Convention Center, Scissortail Park, Bricktown and Myriad Botanical Gardens, it is definitely the place you want to stay if you don’t intend to drive all weekend. For the absolute pinnacle of posh, the Scissortail Suite is ready and waiting, and does not hold back.

The 2,178 square feet include a living area, separate dining room and wet bar, as well as a walk-in shower and soaking tub. Nearly every single room (including the powder room) features floor-to-ceiling windows bursting with sunshine in the day and bright lights of the cityscape at night. Just about every place included in the vast view has been built within the last five or so years, making this a showcase portfolio of modern OKC progress. Design details include a calming color palette, modern art, wood paneling and brass fixtures. A night here would be an ideal stay for a special anniversary or to complement a once-in-a-lifetime event happening at one of the many venues just a few steps away.

The Luxury Presidential Suite includes 2,178 square feet of space perfect for entertaining.
Floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of downtown are in every room.
For morning coffee and evening drinks, the bar and kitchen area is designed with wood paneling.