I have a daughter at Creighton, and I've long been looking for the right place to stay when visiting. This place is it, hands down. It is directly adjacent to the Old Market; and while I can't claim to be an Omaha expert after 4 visits, the Old Market seems like the best place for shopping, dining, hanging, etc. And it's a very short drive to Creighton, or just about anyplace else in the city center. Everyplace else we've stayed (including the Doubletree) is in a neighborhood that feels dead and deserted at night, which is no fun.
The hotel is, by and large, pretty cool. A large and elaborate sky-lit lobby, with a bar, a restaurant (which I haven't tried), a mini-Starbucks, sort of a koi-pond thing. A very decent-sized indoor pool and hot tub, which can be great if you're traveling with younger kids. The suites are spacious, and unlike some "suite" hotels, they're really suites, with bedrooms separate from the living area. As others have noted, they're not super-updated (it's become funny to see square-shaped tube TVs!), but they're clean and fine, with good beds, beddings and towels.
There's a better-than-average free breakfast. They charge for wireless internet, which drives me crazy. I'd rather pay an extra 20 bucks for the room then get nickel-and-dimed for ten bucks to use the internet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Embassy Suites Omaha - Downtown/Old Market is the ideal location in the heart of Omaha's Old Market District just off I480.We are just a stones throw away from such famous Omaha attractions like the Henry Doorly Zoo, CenturyLink Center Omaha, TD Ameritrade Stadium, and Durham Museum, among many others within Omaha.Our beautiful hotel features large two-room suites, high-speed internet access, 24 hour Business Center, modern fitness center, FREE cooked-to-order breakfast each order, as well as complimentary drinks at our evening Manager's Reception. Work hard or stay and play at the Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown/Old Market hotel! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Omaha Embassy Suites