Artesian Hotel in Sulphur Oklahoma

Artesian Hotel and Casino

When looking for a hotel in Chickasaw Country it is important to consider location and amenities. We stayed at the Artesian Hotel in Sulphur, Oklahoma and loved it. Their many amenities and gorgeous architecture made it perfectly suited to our needs. Here’s a recap of our experience!

Artesian Hotel near Chickasaw Country in Oklahoma

The Artesian Hotel is rich with history in the heart of Sulphur, Oklahoma, which is just minutes from the Chickasaw Cultural Center.  The five-story building originally opened in 1906, and it swiftly became the tourist destination for travelers and even some very notable guests, including John Wayne and Roy Rogers. Additionally the former president and Chief Justice William Howard Taft have also stayed at the Artesian. After a fire destroyed the hotel in 1962, the Artesian Motor Hotel was built in its place. In 1972 the Artesian Motor Hotel was purchased by the Chickasaw Nation and renamed the Chickasaw Motor Inn. This was the first business owned and operated by the tribe.

In 2006, the Chickasaw Motor Inn was cleared away to make room for the new Artesian Hotel. Today, the hotel counts 81 guest rooms with many details expected of a first-class hotel. The Artesian offers a distinctive hospitality experience for travelers by combining timeless style with modern amenities and activities that range from inclusive spa facilities to shopping and even a casino. They also provide state-of-the-art meeting facilities that cater to all types of needs. There are three restaurants at  the hotel including The Springs, The Fountain Club, and Bedre Cafe.

WinStar World Casino and Resort

If you are looking for a large selection in entertainment at your hotel, the WinStar World Casino and Resort located in Thackerville, Oklahoma, is a great place to go. In addition to gaming at the casino, they also offer golfing, shopping, restaurants, and more! 

At some point you’ll need to refuel – and WinStar World Casino and Resort’s dining options are plentiful. Walk through the different city-themed areas and you’ll find matching global cuisine options – perfect for larger groups and parties who have a lot of different preferences to consider. From exotic Mongolian and rich Italian dishes to all-American favorites, you’ll get to taste all of the world in just one place.

WinStar opened in 1991 first as a bingo hall, and today, they boast more games than any other casino in the world. With more than 8,000 electronic games, 98 table games, 46 poker tables, and a 3,500-seat Global Event Center, there’s plenty to entertain everyone!

Related: read about our dining experience in Chickasaw Country! 


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