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.
- Phone: 785-843-1200
Friday, November 30, 2012
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Last year my nephew got married at The Oread. Against my better judgment, my wife wanted to book a room for the night, two adults/two children. Since it was a KU football weekend we were charged an absorbent fee for a Friday night stay. Also they raised the already absorbent fee to park in their underground garage, stating its a KU football weekend. The KU game was on a Saturday evening but they charged the extra parking fee on a Friday night.
When we went to register, we were told they were out of rooms for two beds, so we were charged extra to bring in a portable bed. The wedding at The Oread was nice and I'm sure The Oread made a killing off of the wedding and providing the meal which I was told was $100 a plate. While talking to one of the young waitress I was alarmed to hear that staff was not allowed to park in the underground parking garage. Anyone who has ever visited KU or The Oread, knows there is no close parking to the hotel. That sucks making a 19 year old female walk several blocks to her vehicle at night.
The next morning we decided to have breakfast at The Oread before we checked out. The prices seemed to be reasonable but the food was brought out cold and the orders got mixed up. While checking out, I learned the Oread has a special taxing district of 1%. I learned that the special 1% goes directly to The Oread as a special tax for building the Oread, pure profit.
I work out with a fitness group that meets several times a week at the KU campus. Last summer The Oread invited the fitness group to their balcony over looking the KU campus and city after our 6:00 pm work-out. We were told there would be Horderves. Went we got there they had staff waiting to take your order but no free horderves. The cheapest item on the menu was a cup of beer for about $4.00. Way to go Oread, tick off a bunch of local Lawrence people. Everyone soon realized all the Oread was trying to do was pick up some business on a slow Tuesday evening.
I plan to stay at The Oread sometime down the road but it will be in the off season when they charge $99 dollars a night for a room and not the gouge rate.