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Why stay in a “Restless” hotel room?

Room 202 is the perfect place to unwind after cruising Tulsa's "Restless Ribbon."

It may seem odd to decorate a hotel room in a “restless” theme, but Room 202 at the Campbell is called the “Restless Ribbon Room” in honor of the vibrant Brookside area of South Peoria Avenue here in Tulsa.

The Restless Ribbon in 1954. (Photo courtesy Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa, Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Historical Society.)

In the 1950s, South Peoria between 32nd and 51st streets was known as the “Restless Ribbon” in reference to the seemingly constant movement of teenagers cruising the street and hanging out with friends.

Today, this area — also known as Brookside — is as restless as ever, as Tulsans of all ages gather with friends at restaurants and bars up and down Peoria.

The Restless Ribbon in 2012 -- still hopping!

Brookside is just 10 minutes from the Campbell Hotel.

Located less than 10 minutes from the Campbell, Brookside offers both casual and fine dining, with restaurants featuring everything from old-fashioned hamburgers (try Claud’s for a culinary trip back in time, or hit the drive-through at Weber’s for a sausage burger and homemade root beer) to elegant sushi (try Fuji’s “Deadhead Roll” for an Okie spin on Japanese cuisine). Shoppers can find great Oklahoma-themed gifts at Ida Red or create one-of-a-kind works of art at Purple Glaze, then curl up with a large cappuccino in a comfortable chair at Shades of Brown. Motorcyclists will appreciate Crow Creek Tavern, which offers good food and cold beer in a casual, biker-friendly atmosphere, while sports fans can catch the big game over at Leon’s.

With its deep soaking tub, comfortable queen bed, and original 1920s hardware, our tribute to the Ribbon is more restful than restless — the perfect place to unwind after a night on the town.

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