The Oread

1200 Oread Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66044


The Oread Exterior

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 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. Experience breathtaking views from three terraces.

There are 99 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, each with granite bathrooms and featuring individually controlled air, 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 breathtaking 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 seasonal and locally sourced products.