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Element Omaha Midtown Crossing
Ranked #21 of 82 Hotels in Omaha
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Excellent, unique hotel. Very European vibe (use key card to turn on electricity in room) Large walk-in shower with dinner plate size showerhead! manager reception in the afternoon was friendly and comfortable. The crosstown area surrounding hotel is elegant and eclectic. Just stepped out of the hotel door and into the Crave restaurant for a beer and a jambalaya hamburger - highly recommended.

One warning. My room was on the third floor and there is a freeway running right past my room. Didn't bother me, but it would a light sleeper (request a room higher up and facing the garage.)

Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

We stayed here for one night while moving across county. The service was great and they were very sweet to our dog. They even provide a goodie bag for dogs staying there. The room was very modern and very comfortable. It was a welcome surprise after many nights in old, tired, less comfortable hotels. The breakfast was very nice and had a good selection. Parking was convenient and there is a grocery store/deli with access from the hotel parking garage. If we had more time, we would've taken advantage of the free shuttle to go to the Market district. Instead, we ate at one of the new restaurants steps away from the hotel. It seemed like a lot of the restaurants right around the hotel are opening soon, but there are several that are already open too. We definitely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Location: Excellent. Element Omaha is located across the street from Mutual of Omaha, a close drive to Creighton and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. It's part of Midtown Crossing, an urban development that compensates for its lack of charm with convenience: multiple restaurants, bars, a grocery store and cinema are within short walking distance.

Parking: Enclosed parking for only $8 a night.

Atmosphere: Contemporary. The decor is anything but opulent: lots of hard surfaces and straight lines, but it's an appealing aesthetic if you lean towards minimalism.

Added bonus: Element Omaha is part of the Westin chain, guests receive spg points for their stay (or can apply them to it) and rooms feature Heavenly Beds.

Service: Check-in was quick and painless, as was check-out, and I appreciate the front desk clerk verifying that I had saved a room key to exit the parking garage. Cookies, nuts and water is for the taking in the lobby.

Guest floors: The hallways are dark and the (endless) lampshades look cheap. This blight could be fairly easily remedied.

Guest rooms: Hits and misses here. The decor is masculine, underlit and drab. I get the earthy feel they're going for, but the beige, gray, and light green bring me down. Some brighter lighting, aadded splashes of color here and there and wallpaper or eggshell paint would work wonders for the place. On the other hand, the glass tile backsplash in the kitchen is a nice touch, as are the GE stainless steel appliances and Knoll desk chair.

The showerhead suspended from the ceiling ("Rainforest showerhead") is ridiculous: it looks cool, but the design simply fails. On the plus side, the thermostat DOES function, which SHOULD be a given in any decent hotel working, individualized climate control is becoming more and more difficult to find.

My room was wonderfully free of marketing propaganda and wi-fi is free.

Gym: New equipment, headphones and large windows.

Green: Element Omaha is green sensitive but not in-your-face about it.

Freebies: Breakfast, cocktail reception, wi-fi, shuttle.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Great hotel. Very European and art deco. Green and conservitive but with all the great conviences. Bed was comfy, bathroom spotless and breakfast was fantastic. Fresh fruit along with fresh blueberries, raspberries and blackberries to go with cereal. I was quite impressed. Mixed items of hot and cold breakfast. Lobby is nice and dining choices are great. Highly consider. Front desk staffis friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

The staff at check in were very helpful and courteous. The hotel is very modern, which I usually don't like, but it is so amazingly well-done. The rooms are extremely comfortable and very clean, with a full kitchen including microwave, dishwasher, stove, toaster, and utensils. I appreciate the recycling bins and green effort. Free Wi-fi, but there is a charge for parking (not surprising in downtown area). There is a very nice grocery store right across the parking lot. My only complaint is they need to increase the shower pressure, but everything else is wonderful. This will be the only place I stay in Omaha from now on.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

VERY quiet (if you ask for a room that doesn't face Dodge St!) Nice size kitchen with modern appliances. Full sized desk and hookups for any kind of media device you might have. If you need specific cables - just ask the front desk! Very modern bathroom with raised sink and "super" shower! Very comfortable beds with European bedding. This is a green facility as well!
Nice complimentary breakfast. A neighborhood grocery store is attached to the hotel - very convenient. There's an $8 overnight parking fee, but worth it to have our car in a safe, covered spot. Front desk extremely helpful when we needed more ice (no ice machines so he got us a bucketful from the kitchen). Very close to restaurants and to the airport. Will definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: Ask for a top floor, end of hallway room away from Dodge for a quiet night's sleep
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Getting to the hotel was a bit tricky (coming from the Missouri River). Traveling west on Dodge, the Element is on the left. Look for the a sign on the right (to turn right) in order to get to the hotel. Once settled in, take advantage of the neighboring shops, restaurants, and the wonderful small grocery store (located on the upper garage level). For the grocery store, exit the hotel and head towards the parking garage. Take the elevator up to the upper level. You won't be disappointed. The hotel itself is wonderful. The hotel is well thought out. You can't get any greener. The rooms are sleek, open and nicely laid out. I would give it five stars, but the room could have been cleaner. Besides that, the suite was positively unforgettable.

Room Tip: The executive suite is worth its weight in gold. There is a Mexican restaurant across the circle fr...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 3253 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68131-3408
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Location: United States > Nebraska > Omaha
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Omaha
#5 Business Hotel in Omaha
#6 Romantic Hotel in Omaha
#14 Family Hotel in Omaha
Price Range: $116 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Element Omaha Midtown Crossing 3*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just a few miles from Rosenblatt Stadium, the Element Omaha Midtown Crossing offers visitors use of a full kitchen in every guest room, a spacious work desk and free breakfast every morning. ... more   less 
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