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Norman, Oklahoma
Reviewed 29 December 2015

This very large hotel has a very nice gym as well as trained specialists that can provide fitness assessments. You have to schedule those and they are $25. Our favorite feature is the huge outdoor salt-water pool. Recently it has become possible for the general public to purchase a monthly membership, which allows you to use all the fitness facilities....

Thank Sarracenia
Los angeles, California, USA
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited for a family retreat. The hotel staff was excellent except the bar attendant Kelly. I'm not sure if she was having a bad night but she acted as if ordering from her area was a complete bother. I order a few martinis and my husband wanted to get a round for the other couples and...

Thank Shawlonda
Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 27 November 2015

I stayed here with a bunch of girlfriends for a wedding. The rooms were a perfect set up for groups. I wouldn't stay here for a romantic get away. The breakfast was great every morning, popcorn and drinks available through the day. The pool is huge! The staff was very friendly and helpful. It would be nice if they had...

Thank Dinoalita
Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Reviewed 17 November 2015

I was at the NCED in September for a business conference. The staff was very nice and so helpful. There was free popcorn, and soda, and one night was a Karoke night. This was especially fun for myself and my coworkers. We got to relax and have fun after a long day of seminars and meetings. But the one thing...

Thank Janet P
Reviewed 11 November 2015

The conference center is owned by the USPS, but managed by Marriott. It is just outside Norman OK on Hwy 9 convenient to the postal training center, the weather center, and the university. The hotel is a very good selection overall with the rooms being clean and well maintained, but they are small for a hotel. The bathrooms are quite...

Thank Michael M
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

I was very disappointed in the room. The hotel itself is ok but beds are soft. Rooms and baths tiny and very uncomfortable. Would never stay there again. The shuttle over to the stadium was nice. I didn't eat there so I have no input on restaurant. I cut my trip short and checked out due to the room. Look...

Thank Carolyn K
Edmond, Oklahoma
Reviewed 28 October 2015

The name says it all - National Center for Employee Development "NCED" - a facility initially constructed as a hotel for USPS in-residence training. The hotel, grounds with fountains, saltwater pool and tennis courts are super. If you've ever stayed on a military base, you'll understand the over-the-top facility with very basic rooms. I first visited NCED and stayed with...

Thank RikiUSA
North Bellmore, New York, United States
Reviewed 18 October 2015

I stayed here for trying , very friendly staff , nice swimming pool and the food choices were excellent . On the down side the room needs to be updated they were nothing more then a motel 6 room and the tap beer St the bar was skunks tasting . I would expect better at 6 dollars a glass

Thank Wayne G
Reviewed 15 October 2015

As others have mentioned, this hotel is a hybrid, and it appears it's main use is as a training and conference facility for the US Post Office. It is a great place for that purpose. There is an extremely well-appointed and adaptable conference room that can be changed from a huge venue with six large video screens, to smaller rooms,...

Thank RuralTraveler54
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

I have stayed here numerous times over the last two or three years. Do you facility is nice and the staff is very accommodating. Breakfast is included with the room price.The breakfast option is a buffet but you can also get cooked to order omelettes and egg dishes. It is much better than most grab and go hotel Continental breakfasts....

Thank Hhefton

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Recently opened to the public, this is the largest hotel in Oklahoma, featuring newly (2009) renovated guest rooms, affordable buffet style dinner and route 66 lounge. It also has the most extensive fitness and recreational facilities of any hotel in Oklahoma. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marriott Conference Center at the National Center for Employee Development

Address: 2801 E State Highway 9, Norman, OK 73071-1101 (Formerly NCED Conference Center and Hotel)
Region: United States > Oklahoma > Norman
Price Range: ₹ 7,230 - ₹ 12,507 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Marriott Conference Center at the National Center for Employee Development 3*
Number of rooms: 964
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Nced Hotel Norman
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#5 Business Hotel in Norman
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“East side gives you a lovely view of a brick wall. All other give you a great place to watch a passing tornado.”
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“A room overlooking the pool is a nice bonus.”
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“All the rooms are the same. Single queen rooms or a suite that are basically two queen rooms that connect.”
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“This hotel was full and I did not hear anything at night.”
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“The elevators in the lobby are busier than the rear elevators.”
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