Magnolia Hotel Omaha
What We Love
- Free WiFi, breakfast, wine hour and downtown/airport transportation
- Central location close to the historic Old Market, Orpheum Theater and Omaha Children’s Museum, and a short shuttle to local casinos
- Housed in a landmark Edwardian building dating from the 1920s, the opulent look was inspired by a Florentine palace
What To Know
- The free breakfast is from 6 am-9 am on weekdays and 7 am-10 am at the weekend; room service is available from 6 am to 11 pm only
- Valet parking costs an extra $17 per night
- Popular with the business crowd
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In Omaha’s former Acquila Court Building, the Magnolia hotel offers a comfy downtown base in a grand setting. Beyond the elegant facade, said to be inspired by a Florentine palace, interiors have a stately style with exposed brick walls, barrel ceilings and intricate ironwork accents. Guestrooms are spread over three floors and have a simple look in chocolate, white and duck-egg blue shades. All overlook the cityscape or charming central courtyard (popular for outdoor weddings) and come outfitted with flatscreen TVs, work desks and coffee makers. Modern bathrooms have walk-in or over-tub showers, single vanities and own-brand toiletries. The dining experience at Magnolia Omaha begins with a free breakfast buffet (hot and continental) in the Lounge and includes international favorites for lunch and dinner, plus room service (from 6 am-11 pm) and a pre-bedtime spread of cookies and milk. A wine reception is held in the Lounge from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm daily, and there’s a street level terrace for alfresco dining.
In the Area
Culture vultures are in a prime location for checking out a host of downtown sights, from the Orpheum Theater and Holland Performing Arts Center to the Joslyn Art Museum and public art displays, including the 32,500-square-foot Fertile Ground mural by Meg Salesman at 13th and Webster Streets. For families, the Henry Doorly Zoo is home to a rope swing bridge suspended above a tropical rainforest, there are interactive displays at the Omaha Children’s Museum and a peek into pioneer life at the Mormon Trail Center. Hungry? Try new American favorite Flatiron Cafe, Hiro 88 for sushi, Plank Seafood Provisions for oysters and Upstream Brewing Company for classic pub grub and seasonal brews.
How to Get There
I took my son with me to watch the College World Series - our 5th trip together as we just enjoy going to this event as it has the charm of a country fair and the attendees are gracious, friendly and do their best to represent the area of the country they are from... The place to stay is at the Magnolia Hotel. It is charming and elegant... The rooms are quiet, clean, spacious and has everything you'd want... and more. Excellent service is the norm and the staff goes out of their way to do the "something extra" such as telling us parking was free in the evening and on Sunday... giving us ice cold free waters on days when the temperature was in the high 90's. Would I stay here when not attending the CWS? Absolutely! This place is close to everything as centrally located in the Old Market area... if you don't mind walking a few blocks...
Very friendly and helpful staff. Room was pleasant and clean. The restaurant was very good. We has a little dog with us and the waitstaff brought him water when we were eating which I though was so nice!
Great place to stay! Staff was very nice and helpful; pet friendly. Decor is charming and they have a beautiful courtyard. Close to Old Market, excellent coffee shops, the Omaha Zoo and Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.
I've stayed at the Dallas and Denver locations before and now the Omaha Magnolia....all are top notch hotels, great rooms, the beds are so comfortable you hate getting out of them. All are in historic buildings that give them more of a grand hotel feeling. I can't recommend the brand enough. Steps from the Old Market area, you have a great assortment of food, drink and shops.
Rooms were nice and cozy. Makes you feel like your at home. Great location walking distance to Old Market. Only problem I was charged $80 more than my recipient says and I know I didn't ring up that much in charges if any at all.