I really don't know anything about the Norman area but I thought since it is 4 hours from here I might stay in a hotel over that way.
Can y'all recommend a decent hotel in the area, even OKC?
Kim - I'll look at someplaces on my way home from work today. Although I live rural NE Norman....I work out at the FAA which is west of the airport so I drive by lots of places. I'll shoot you an e-mail to give you a few options.
Thank you so much. I stayed somewhere over there last year but have no idea where. I didn't want to book online and risk being I a difficult area since I am traveling alone.
Drat! I just typed a really long response and the computer ate it. Grrrr. Okay, here goes again:
We have stayed in A LOT of hotels in OKC over the years. I don't know what your budget is, so I apologize if these are not in the price range you are looking at.
Downtown OKC: The OKC Festival of the Arts is going on the weekend of the Spring Fling, so if you wanted to stay downtown, you could walk to the Arts Festival and window shop and eat delicious food. The Downtown Sheraton, Marriot Renaissance, and Marriot Courtyard are all just outside of Bricktown and within easy walking distance to the Arts Festival. The Marriot Residence Inn is a little further from the Arts Festival, but has cheaper parking and is next door to Bass Pro. We've stayed in all of these hotels and never had any problems. They will all charge for parking, so keep that in mind.
If you like Casinos, there are two casino hotels not far from Paula: The Grand Hotel near Shawnee on i 40 and the Riverwind Hotel in Norman. We aren't casino people, so haven't stayed at either.
In Norman, we have stayed at the Embassy Suites and the Courtyard. The are both close to a lot of places to eat.
In Midwest City, we have stayed at the Sheraton Reed Center too many times to count. There's not a lot to do in MWC, but the hotel is safe and nice enough and would be a pretty short drive to Paula's.
In South OKC we have stayed at the Residence Inn and Fairfield Inn, both at the junction of I240 and I35. This probably isn't the best area, but we didn't have any problems at all at these hotels.
There are quite a few hotels by the airport that might be cheaper than the other options, but that would be a longer drive to the Spring Fling. Let me know if you have any questions about those.
Happy Spring Flinging!
and if you want to take as big of a chance as me... contact me through my page... and stay here.
I do let people I don't know stay occasionally.
So far, no axe murderers have stayed.
Have a spare bedroom, but you would have to share a bathroom.
So, if I haven't scared you off yet, contact me.
oh, PS, I live near northwest 16th and Villa.
Thank you Krista That is just the info I am looking for. I will look those up.
and oh wow Moni, that is so sweet. I am not 100% what exactly my schedule is yet but it would be easier to stay in the area than to drive 10 hours in 1 day. I am a simple lunchlady and love to talk all things garden. No axe murderer tendencies even when provoked LOL.
Thank you both for helping