I stayed at the Courtyard Marriott and was extremely disappointed in the parking. As most hotels in downtown Lincoln you have to park in a parking garage & this one is across the street. The difference with the CM is the fact there is no walkway between the parking garage & the hotel. You have to drag your luggage across a brick street. Currently there is lots of construction in the area, so it is busy, I don't believe there is a place to park curbside or near the entrance to check in.
The first floor of the parking garage is reserved (not for the hotel guests) so you will always be at least on the 2 floor. Since there is NO ELEVATOR on the north side (hotel side) you have to carry your suit case up or down at least two flights of stairs to get to the 2nd floor. If your parking on the 3 floor its four flights of stairs carrying your suitcase. I can't image an older person or someone with a bad back going up numerous flights of stairs trying to carry a heavy suitcase. Upon leaving, my advice would be to see if the hotel will watch your bags while you get the car. Yes a hassle, but since I have a bad back & heavy suitcase - I wish I would have done that. To my knowledge there is no valet service here which would be a big plus.
In regards to the parking fee - you swipe your room key upon entering & leaving. When I left there was no one to take money. I presume the charge will show up on my credit card that used for the room. I thought I read somewhere that parking was $11.00.
The hotel is new, so yes its nice & clean - very contemporary in style. We stayed in a king room. I have to agree with another poster that the room is not designed well since you have to lay on your side to see the TV on a drawer that pulls out. The beds were very comfortable. It was nice to have a Starbucks there also but other than that I did not eat there.
The hotel itself was fine, but due to the hassle with the parking, I will probably go back to the Cornhusker if I have to stay downtown. Its much more convenient & has valet parking that I use when needed.
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