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“Mixed bag - nice building, poor staff”

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Magnolia Hotel Omaha
Ranked #4 of 82 Hotels in Omaha
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Toronto, Canada
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87 reviews
87 hotel reviews
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“Mixed bag - nice building, poor staff”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

I was here on New Year's Eve with my husband on our honeymoon, and it was not a highlight of the trip. The historic building is pleasant, but the front desk clerk refused to smile or make eye contact once he realized we were a gay couple. Are all paying guests welcome here or not?

The room was reasonably spacious, with a comfortable bed and a great shower. But, the bathroom had an annoying sliding door that left a half-inch gap no matter what we did, so we had less privacy than we would have liked.

It's fine, but I'd try another hotel next time.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

The magnolia made my wedding so special. The catering staff added drinks and chocolate dipped desserts to our reception, a pleasant surprise, and the rooms were gorgeous. Location is within walking distance of the Old Market, and the hotel shuttle transported our party to the zoo, the airport, and various other locations around town for free.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

The staff is great, the rooms very nice and you have access to the nightlife of downtown Omaha. Truly a fun place to stay when looking for a weekend getaway from day to day life. The shuttle get you to and from your destination and the evening starts off with wine or drinks during the complimentary happy hour. We head down to the Magnolia 3 or 4 times a year to give the kids a break from mom and dad.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Iowa
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

I chose this hotel because of the location to the orpheum theater. It was less then a block so that was wonderful. Our room was nice with good bedding but small beds. The bathroom was excellent with plenty of products.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. My room was excellent, as were all of the hotel's amenities, including the "happy hour." Great location; I walked to my restaurant, and there were many options within short walking distance.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Norfolk, Nebraska
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

All rooms are good and the evening reception was great. The morning breakfast was superb and the valet parking was extremely easy. The overall experience with the front desk was first class. This hotel is the most pleasant hotel and best location that we have had in many years of travel

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Sioux Falls
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

I stay here whenever I am in Omaha for a play at the Orpheum Theatre. The proximity is great, easy to walk to. I've always enjoyed my stay here, service is good not outstanding. I think the rooms are a little worn, not bad though. I like being close to the theatre and appreciate that it has a bar for after the play to have a cocktail before retiring.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Magnolia Hotel Omaha
Address: 1615 Howard Street, Omaha, NE 68102-2705
Location: United States > Nebraska > Omaha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Omaha
#4 Business Hotel in Omaha
#6 Family Hotel in Omaha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Magnolia Hotel Omaha 4*
Number of rooms: 145
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This downtown Omaha hotel offers stylish rooms & suites located near many major corporate headquarters and offices. The hotel also features meeting & event facilities and extended stay accommodations. ... more   less 
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