The Oread 785-843-1200

Visit website 1200 Oread Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66044


Your Premiere 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 complementary 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.

Our Five 21 restaurant has been honored by Wine Spectator for having one of the most outstanding wine lists in the world. Get 2 hours complementary FREE PARKING with purchase of a meal at any of our Oread restaurants (Five 21, A Slice of History, The Bird Dog Bar). In our restaurants we strive to use locally-sourced ingredients, and natural products.

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Business affiliations

  • Best of Lawrence 2013
  • Phone: 785-843-1200

This business appears in: Venues, Food and Dining, Restaurants, Bridal, Travel and Accommodations, Hotels


The Oread’s Maloney Receives BarSmarts™ Certification

Kristyn Maloney, Oread Restaurant Manager and The Oread’s Bird Dog and Five 21 Bar Manager, has recently received her certification ...

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Media Room at The Oread
Night at The Cave
Pizza at The Slice of History
Nest on Ninth
Interior of The Oread
Slice of History
Seating at The Slice of History
Dish from Five 21
Lemon Bliss Tanning
Fifth Floor Terrace

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Stay at The Oread



Your Stay, Your Way. The Oread offers extensive amenities to make your stay comfortable.

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For information about catering from The Oread, contact Katie Young, Catering Director at 830-3949. Wedding Department – Whitney Webber – ...

Conferences & Meetings

Conferences & Meetings

Meetings Made Easy.

No matter what type of meeting you're planning from corporate retreats, association meetings or KU ...

Dine in Diversity

Dine in Diversity

The Oread is the place to satisfy every appetite. No matter how much time you have, we can provide you ...

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