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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Great location with comfy accommodations. Nice bar and restaurant. Pleasant and attentive staff. Reservation mixup was corrected and room was made available earlier in the day. A cool old building. Overall a nice place to stay.
Terrible water pressure. Hotel is loud (sirens, trains). It has a horrible set of TV stations. It feels dated and a little worn down. Based on it being on the pricier side of hotels in Omaha, we were expecting much more. Feels like an incredibly basic hotel, like a Courtyard or Hampton Inn. I don’t understand how it gets the reviews it has on this site.
This was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. We were able to take a hotel shuttle everywhere we needed to go. The front desk was accommodating to our changes to the rooms. The rooms were really nice.
My husband and I loved this hotel! It was the quietest hotel we have stayed in. The room was comfortable, the bed comfortable, the staff were amazing! We had breakfast and Happy Hour in the restaurant; both were great! We loved staying close to the Old Market; very walk-able. Thank-you Magnolia for a wonderful stay!
My husband and I had a wonderful, comfortable stay. Will definitely stay there again. The evening cookies and milk were a very nice touch. Location is close to many restaurants and events. All the staff were courteous and very helpful.