Inn At Price Tower (510 S. Dewey Ave., Bartlesville, Oklahoma; 918-336-1000; pricetower.org) is a 19-room boutique hotel located within Frank Lloyd Wright’s only realized skyscraper. The Price Tower houses a contemporary art gallery and Copper Restaurant + Bar, a trendy venue located on the 15th floor, which provides beautiful views of the city at sunset. Sign up for one of the historic tours, Tuesday through Sunday, which includes a visit to the 19th floor executive office of H.C. Price, who commissioned Wright to design the building. There are so many fascinating Wright stories intertwined with the design. Advance reservations highly recommended due to limited spaces per tour.
Samantha’s Restaurant (601 E. Fourth St., Bartlesville, Oklahoma; 918-876-1591; samanathasbartlesville.com) is a charming spot for lunch or dinner. There’s outdoor seating, a gazebo and a beautiful waterfall feature. The food and desserts are homemade and range from tapas and sandwiches to seafood and pasta. At lunch, order the grilled cheese sandwich with chicken and pesto served with tomato soup for dipping.
Carnivores head to Sterling’s Grille (2905 S.E. Frank Phillips Blvd., Bartlesville, Oklahoma; 918-335-0707; sterlingsgrille.com), which has been in business since 1992. The old-school restaurant is popular with locals. The steak menu includes prime rib, rib-eye steak and Bison tenderloin filet. The soups are great, too, as are the homemade desserts.