The Artesian Hotel

By Lindsey Davidson The Artesian Hotel
Things are changing in the heart of Murray County. Sulphur, Okla. is now the home to a new luxurious hotel rising from the beautiful Chickasaw Country landscape. Although this might be a new building, I think the most fascinating part is that the hotel brings with it an interesting backstory and a return to grandeur.

The Artesian Hotel
You see, the original Artesian hotel was opened in 1906, and in its prime, it was a hot spot for such celebrities and dignitaries as Dale Evans, Roy Rogers and John Wayne.

For more than 50 years, the original hotel was a premier tourism destination in Oklahoma. In 1962, a fire destroyed the magnificent hotel, and the only remains were ashes and memories – until now.

Today, I attended the ribbon cutting of The Artesian. It is so exciting to see the rebirth and revitalization process that is happening in this area.

The Artesian Hotel
The new hotel sits on the same historic corner as the original Artesian at 1001 W. First Street. It reflects the same look and feel of the original hotel. From the first moment you step into the lobby, you can see how special this place truly is.

This beautiful hotel has so many things to offer – from exploring the great outdoors to being pampered like royalty at a world-class resort. There are 81 guest rooms and themed suites (my favorite is the Hollywood suite). A wonderful full-service restaurant, Springs, is located on the first floor and highlights a traditional Oklahoma dinner menu and offers a full buffet on Friday and Saturdays.

The Artesian Hotel
My personal favorite, Sole’renity Day Spa, has everything your heart desires! Manicure and pedicure services, private and couples massages, and whirlpool tubs are just a sampling of luxurious offerings you can choose. Mom and Dad don’t worry; they have thought of it all—Little Soles Kid Spa just for your little ones so everyone can enjoy pampering.

The Artesian Hotel
It isn’t over yet! There is one thing left—shopping! That’s right, Sulphur is home to eight new shops at the Artesian. There are stores ranging from upscale boutiques, Oklahoma-made products, cupcakes and candy, and if you happened to forget anything on vacation—traveler essentials.

If you want to focus on relaxing rather than shopping, you could take a short walk to the Rusty Nail Winery located in beautiful downtown Sulphur.  They are open Monday-Friday from 4:00-8:00 and Saturday from 12:00-8:00.  This little winery is a treat that you are sure to love.

I am so excited for the town of Sulphur! This is the cherry on top to an already wonderful town. I look forward to what the future has in store! PS—if you want to stay up to date with everything Artesian, make sure to like their Facebook page!
9 Comments
Peggy
Oct 24, 2014
Peggy,

You will have to check with the hotel to find out the rates: http://chickasawcountry.com/blog/view/the-artesian-hotel . Please let me know if you need any additional information or help planning your trip.

Thank you,
Lindsey Davidson
Peggy Campbell
Sep 29, 2014
College roomie and I are turning 60 in March, and would love to come stay with you! Are there any promotions going on?? Please let me know the prices of the rooms, and the availability of the rooms the month of March! Thanks, Peggy Campbell
Rex Ladner
Jun 12, 2014
I'd like to know your room rates before I come your way.
carla brittain
Nov 24, 2013
my coworker went there this weekend said she haf a wonderful time. planning on taking time off and thinking about visiting
DO Wood
Oct 25, 2013
Would love to see some pictures of the casino/gaming areas... Just got back from WinStar and love the friendly Okies (I'm from TEXAS and Texans are the friendliest in the world; however, you Okies are very nice)! It would be a 7 hour drive and I prefer to know what I'm driving for other than just a nice hotel... I can do that here in Central Texas... just can't gamble...
sherry
Oct 20, 2013
Hello, Hotel very beautiful, we went on a Sunday, Monday & left Tuesday, everything(food) closed at 10 & the.only place we could eat at was the SPRINGS RESTURANT, except casino open late, , It was a nice get a way, what we won we left :) the Chocolate was very good! Would like to do A TOUR OF THE BEDRE Chocolate Factory, even tho we can't eat a lot of chocolate. Pull up there web page. Something different :)
teresa cope carson
Oct 12, 2013
Know Sulphur well.MY late father was born there in 1921.We spent a lot of time there with his brother and family.Would love to see the Artesian again.It looks magnificent.
Sandy Mackey
Aug 2, 2013
Can't wait to see it for myself. It is close to home but looks like such a beautiful resort getaway!
susie hellams
Aug 2, 2013
I went to Sulphur with my Aunt Sue when I was young. So much fun. The new Artesian is beautiful. Will look forward to visiting sometime.