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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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... More 

Thank Kim K
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

I had the opportunity to stay at the Oread last week. The location is right on the campus of University of Kansas within easy walking distance of many terrific restaurants. The food served in the many restaurants at the hotel was delicious with efficient and friendly staff. The facilities were impeccably clean and the bed was dreamy. I had an... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank OttawaCurler
Lawrence, KS
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank KSPhilbyLawrence_KS
Flower Mound, Texas
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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
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Reviewed 30 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
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Reviewed 21 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... More 

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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The attitudes of the Oread staff range from indifferent, to outright hostile. The place was wall to wall college kids and the lobby was a pigsty - food crushed into the floor, empty drink cups on every conceivable surface. You HAVE to pay to valet park, but they may or may not bring your car back to you when you... More 

Thank CeeJayOh
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38 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Stayed at the Oread while visiting the University of Kansas. The Hotel was charming, but showing a fair bit of wear. Most of the trip the private elevator was broken, making it necessary to ask the staff at the front desk to let me up to the floor each and every time. Had to take the staff/service elevator on a... More 

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

Hello JWHammer, Thank you for your feedback. The elevator has been fixed! We do apologize for the inconvenience of one of our elevators being out of service during your stay. We pride ourselves on excellent service, and we're glad you noted the superior service you received here in your TripAdvisor review. We are sorry about the valet service on the... More 

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

The location of the hotel to KU is great, biggest plus of the hotel. When I arrived, I waited for 10 minutes for someone to come to the front desk, was told she was delivering towels, which I thought housekeeping usually does. The hotel is like a big stone castle. The room we had was a big and did include... More 

Thank ChgoGal80

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: ₹ 10,910 - ₹ 14,114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Oread 3*
Number of rooms: 99
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Also Known As:
The Oread Hotel Lawrence
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Lawrence
#7 Family Hotel in Lawrence
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
“High floors with balconies are best.”
 of 5 bubbles NickRocco, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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