Where Stately Tradition Meets Modern Elegance

Welcome to the Historic Atherton Hotel

Located directly within Oklahoma State University's famed Student Union, the Atherton Hotel has been a gracious hub of hospitality since 1950. Mixing rich tradition with modern-day services and amenities, this full-service Georgian landmark continues to be celebrated by our students, alumni, and spirited Cowboys fans, year after year. 

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The Finest Tastes in Town
How We Make History
The Finest Tastes in Town

A reputation for superb steaks and a sophisticated atmosphere make The Ranchers Club the go-to restaurant for romantic dinners, power lunches, and private parties in Stillwater. 

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Rich Heritage
Over 70 Years of Service
Rich Heritage

Dubbed the “Waldorf of the West,” our gracious Georgian hotel has a rich history of hosting the nation’s highest dignitaries from President Jimmy Carter to Coretta Scott King, along with generations of students and Cowboy fans.

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OSU Pride
Where College Pride Runs Deep
OSU Pride

Hang your Cowboy hat and settle in. Thoughtful details like custom bath amenities and signature rubber ducks will have you bursting with pride at our Oklahoma State University hotel.

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Our rooms

Classic cowboy comforts

Reflecting the hotel’s grand architecture and embodying a luxurious experience, our 69 guest rooms feature pristine views, plush bedding, homely comforts, and much more.

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Our Dining

Stillwater’s Standout fare

From the city’s favorite steakhouse to the world-class wines at The State Room, upscale food and good times are always on the menu.

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EVENTS Picture-Perfect gatherings

The Atherton Hotel is the ideal backdrop for all manner of events, including weddings, meetings, conferences, and more.


Affordable Elegance

“The Atherton is our go-to weekend getaway. The fine food, award-winning wine, and first-class service keep calling us back. The new adjacent McKnight Center for the Performing Arts offers world-class entertainment in a venue you would expect to find in a major metropolitan city. ”

Wonderful Hotel!

“Beautiful hotel located next to the student union on the OSU campus. The room, lobby area, and restaurant were all lovely. Great breakfast included in the price of the room. Would definitely stay here again! ”
Nita W

Loved Every Minute Here

“We were here on a college visit and wanted to stay close to campus and this was the perfect place. Our room was very large and beautiful! The room was clean and had everything we needed. Plus the breakfast the next morning was wonderful. ”
Marti M

locationIn The Heart of Campus

With picturesque landscaping and Georgian architecture prominent throughout its 700 acres, Oklahoma State University is one of the most beautiful campuses in the region.