On Classen Boulevard — an arterial through some of Oklahoma City’s most exciting neighborhoods — you’ll find the Classen Inn. You can’t miss it, really. Its iconic Googie architecture and Mid-Century design have been capturing imaginations since its founding in the 1960s. But following its $2 million renovation by owners Steve and Aimee, this 17-room 1960s-era motel is once again kitschy, young, fun and unmistakably hip. From camera-carrying social media stars to nostalgic architecture aficionados, Classen Inn is a place where everyone can stay together— the hotel’s ethos is inclusive and easy-going.
When you first lay eyes on the Classen Inn, you’ll know you are someplace special. The bold colors, the classic sign, the distinctive architecture — the entire aesthetic harkens back to another era, but also feels definitively modern. Wind through this unique property and you’ll see that every corner includes historical oddities, kitsch and other elements that recall a colorful period in history — and one whose aesthetic is just as popular again today. This is a hotel that doesn’t take itself too seriously — and encourages guests to do the same.
Always-inventive lodging at the heart of a city in love with revitalization.
Art and expression are alive in the entire guest experience. You’ll encounter Jameson Bros. wood beds, Creed Bayless art by the sinks, Greer Inez photos in the bathrooms, lobby art by Caroline Cohenour, “lips” displayed in guest rooms created by Angela Chrusciaki Blehm and an outside mural called Let’s Stay Together that’s painted by muralist Dusty Gilpin. Every detail of your stay, from the linens to the toilet paper holder has been thoroughly thought through.
Classen Inn’s answer to NYC’s bodega is the Superette. Bright, funky and just begging for a good time, the Superette offers tasty beverages, including beer and wine, and snacks that you can enjoy in-room or on the dreamy patio. Whether it’s tasty eats and treats or kitschy knick-knacks, The Superette has everything you never knew you needed.
Want to stay connected and post all your adventures on social media? Enjoy complimentary WiFi around the property. Classen Inn is kid-friendly — the little ones will love all the fun details and the funky attitude. Want to explore the area by bike? The inn offers three bikes for complimentary guest use. Guests may also find their way around via a third-party scooter rental.
Meetings + Events
When you want to throw a one-of-a-kind affair where the setting itself becomes a character in your story, look no further than Classen Inn. The inn is a great choice for anyone looking to book out an entire property for an unforgettable occasion. Guests will have no shortage of details to ogle, and this place was tailor-made for unforgettable photographs. Get ready for an avalanche of likes when you post the pics of your experience at Classen Inn.