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
We had a wonderful stay at The Magnolia. The room was beautiful and service was great. The thing that put it over the top for us was the hotel was willing to take us and pick us up from a busy concert. We couldn't find an Uber and they came and got us at nearly 2:00 a.m. It was much appreciated!
We stayed on a Saturday concert night and it was wonderful. The hotel is elegant, clean and has friendly staff. It's a nice hotel without being pretentious. The bar/restaurant area is beautifully decorated. The hotel is near the Old Market and CHI Arena, but they have a very convenient shuttle service. The shuttle is more like a private driver as they will pick up and drop off whenever you call. How Nice!! Eric and Chad were very helpful drivers. This was our first stay and we will return!
Stayed in a loft room with the family. Had s nice kitchen, beautiful view. Entire hotel was unique and clean. A wonderful break from chain hotels. Friendly and accommodating service. Speedy with all requests. Can’t wait to go back.
I am so happy to have spent the night at the beautiful Magnolia Hotel during my first visit to Omaha, Nebraska. This hotel is on the National Registry of Historic Buildings and has maintained many of the elements of its early days, though the hotel has a trendy new feel. The rooms are comfortable and spacious. The front desk staff is friendly and helpful. There is a daily happy hour and delicious cookies every night. My favorite encounter was with Ricky, the shuttle driver, who provided a brief tour of Omaha during my trips to and from the airport. I can’t wait to come back to Omaha in the year ahead.
We stayed in this hotel on a college visit to Creighton. Our room was very clean and the furnishings looked new. The bed was comfy and the towels were fluffy. We ate in because of weather and were very pleased with hotel restaurant.