Magnolia Hotel Omaha  2 stars

1615 Howard Street, Omaha, United States, 68102  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

This former Sheraton hotel The Magnolia Omaha is set in a 1920s building with a classic lobby and marble floors, travertine walls, Roman columns and a vaulted ceiling, but seamlessly incorporates modern touches such as leather ottomans and elliptical chandeliers. There is a signature club lounge which offers a daily breakfast, evening cocktails, live entertainment, while the rooms sport floor to ceiling windows with courtyard or city views, Starbucks coffee and executive work desks.


The four-star Magnolia Hotel is perfectly placed in the central area of Omaha, close to the historic Old Market, the Orpheum Theatre and Omaha Children's Museum.

This 1920s building that reflects Italian architecture with new modern design includes fitness center, meeting rooms and spacious ballroom.

All 145 guest rooms with chic and elegant décor are fitted with high-speed internet access, large workspace, sitting area and flat screen television.

Guests are served buffet breakfast in breakfast room and in room.

Greyhound bus station is only 100m away and Omaha Amtrak Train Station is 1km away.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of rooms   145.

City Center Omaha - 3.2 mi
Airports Eppley Airfield (OMA) - 4.0 mi, Lincoln (LNK) - 51.1 mi
Restaurants Flatiron Cafe (cuisine: American, Contemporary) - 300 ft, Zin Room - 700 ft
Parks Heartland of America Park - 500 ft, Pioneer Courage Park - 1600 ft


Hotel accommodations are well appointed with 37" flat screen TV, high-speed internet access, executive work area, in-room coffee, Nintendo and Web TV, iron and ironing board, vanity mirror and hair dryer.

Room types:

  • King Guestroom features views over the Italian-style interior courtyard, oversized work desk, large bathroom with shower, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers, safe deposit box and mini-bar.
  • Presidential Suite (1,200 sqft) has Jacuzzi room, full kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • Dining options

    The property offers complimentary breakfast service from Monday to Friday from 6am till 9am and on weekends from 7am till 10am.

    The hotel Magnolia Omaha provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast. 


    The property features nine meeting rooms, boardrooms ballroom and breakout rooms for conferences, meetings and seminars for up to 300 persons.


    The contemporary fitness center is equipped with treadmills, individual televisions, headphones, stationery bicycles, stair climber, free weight area and multi-purpose weight machine, as well as separate men’s and women’s shower rooms, steam room and sauna.

    Additional features

    The venue also includes complimentary breakfast service, complimentary airport and downtown Omaha transportation, wireless high-speed internet in all public spaces, overnight valet parking, dry cleaning, laundry and babysitting.

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    • Parking
    • Safe deposit box
    • Car rental
    • Pets allowed
    • Elevator
    • ATM/cash machine
    • Concierge desk
    • Express check-out
    • Storage space
    • 24-Hour Front Desk
    • Vending Machines

    Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

    Hotel high-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

    Guest Parking

    Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 17 per day.

    • Maid Service
    • Wedding Services
    • Limousine service
    • Valet parking
    • Laundry
    • Dry cleaning
    Dining facilities
    • Breakfast buffet
    • Bar/lounge
    • Restaurant
    Business facilities
    • Wi-Fi Internet
    • Business center
    • Fax/photocopying
    Meeting facilities
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Facilities for people with disabilities
    • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
    Leisure and relaxation facilities
    • Casino
    • Sauna
    • Fitness center
    • Jacuzzi
    • Bicycle rentals
    • Library
    Room facilities
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Air conditioning
    • Room service
    • Heating
    • Tea and Coffee Facilities
    • Ironing facilities
    Living Area
    • Sitting area
    • Bathtub
    • Hair dryer
    • Private bathroom
    • Cable TV
    • LCD TV
    • AM/FM alarm clock
    • Internet access
    • Direct dial telephone



    from  3 pm


    until  11 am

    Children and extra beds
    • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

    Pets are allowed on request.

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    Hotel accommodations are well appointed with 37" flat screen TV, high-speed internet access, executive work area, in-room coffee, Nintendo and Web TV, iron and ironing board, vanity mirror and hair dryer.

    Room types:

  • King Guestroom features views over the Italian-style interior courtyard, oversized work desk, large bathroom with shower, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers, safe deposit box and mini-bar.
  • Presidential Suite (1,200 sqft) has Jacuzzi room, full kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows.
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    Bed type: Queen Size Bed or Double Beds or King Size Bed
    Size: 205 sq. feet
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      Bed type: King Size Bed
      Size: 400 sq. feet
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        Bed type: Queen Size Bed
        Size: 360 sq. feet
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          Magnolia Hotel Omaha LocationWhat's nearby

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          • Underground stations
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          • Tourist attractions
          • Museums
          • Convention centers
          • Stadiums
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          What's nearby

          What's nearby.

          National Park and Omaha Symphony are only 100m away.

          Children’s Museum of Omaha, Omaha Parks and Recreation and Gene Leahy Mall are just 400m away.

          Omaha Civic Auditorium, Art Clubs of Omaha and Bellevue and Durham Western Heritage Museum are 800m away.

          Tourist attractions
          • Omaha Amtrak Station
            3300 ft
          Places of interest
          Convention centers
          • Qwest Convention Center
            3700 ft
          Sport related
          • Omaha Symphony Assn
            400 ft
          • Childrens Museum of Omaha
            1000 ft
          • Bemis Center-Contemporary Arts
            1700 ft
          • Big Brain Productions
            1700 ft
          • Union Pacific Railroad CO
            1700 ft
          • 2000 ft
          • Joslyn Art Museum
            2300 ft
          • Durham Western Heritage Museum
            2700 ft
          • Hot Shops Art Ctr
            1.0 mi
          • National Park Svc
            400 ft
          • Omaha Parks and Recreation
            1000 ft
          • Gene Leahy Mall
            1000 ft
          • Heartland of America Park
            3300 ft
          • Dewey Park
            1.1 mi
          • Orpheum Tower Apartments
            400 ft
          Universities, Institutes
          • Railway Educational Bureau
            2000 ft
          • Nebraska Indian Community Clg
            2700 ft
          • Grace University
            4000 ft
          • Creighton University
            4000 ft
          • Creighton School of Dentistry
            4000 ft
          • 1.0 mi
          Medical care and Hospitals
          • Richard Young Center
            3000 ft
          • Boys Town Natl Research Hosp
            1.1 mi

          Local Attractions

          • Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
            5300 ft
            705 Riverfront Drive, Omaha
          • Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens
            1.3 mi
            3202 Woolworth Ave, Omaha
          • Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center
            1.8 mi
            100 Bancroft Street, Omaha
          • Kenefick Park
            1.9 mi
            600 Abbott Drive, Omaha
          • St. Cecilia's Cathedral
            2.0 mi
            701 North 40 Street, Omaha

          Near the hotel

          • Heartland of America Park
            500 ft
            800 Douglas Street, Omaha
          • Pioneer Courage Park
            1600 ft
            1601 Dodge Street, Omaha
          • Gene Leahy Mall
            1900 ft
            1203 Farnam Street, Omaha
          • Omaha Performing Arts
            1900 ft
            1200 Douglas Street, Omaha
          • First National's Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness and Pioneer Courage Park
            1900 ft
            1400 Capitol and 1600 Dodge Street, Omaha
          • Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
            2000 ft
            724 S 12th St, Omaha
          • Old Market
            2400 ft
            1000 Howard St, Omaha

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Flatiron Cafe

            77% likes this, based on 77 reviews
            Cuisine: American, Contemporary
            Price Range: USD 41 - USD 41

            300 ft
            1722 Saint Marys Ave

            Phone: 402-344-3040

          • Zin Room

            52% likes this, based on 87 reviews
            Price Range: USD 7 - USD 42

            700 ft
            316 South 15th Street

            Phone: 4029910660

          • King Fong Cafe

            73% likes this, based on 28 reviews
            Cuisine: Chinese

            700 ft
            315 1/2 S 16th St

            Phone: 402-341-3437

          • Panda House

            63% likes this, based on 16 reviews
            Cuisine: Chinese

            900 ft
            301 S 16TH St

            Phone: (402) 348-1818

          • Pickleman's Omaha

            78% likes this, based on 40 reviews
            Cuisine: Sandwiches

            1000 ft
            1503 Farnam Street

            Phone: 14025059775

          Getting there.

          The Magnolia Hotel arranges any transportation needs or directions to and from the venue and offers complimentary airport transfer.

          By car from Eppley Airfield take Local road, turn onto Abbott Drive, then turn right onto 10th Street, then take US-6 (Douglas Street) and follow via 16th Street towards the property.

          Getting around.

          Omaha Amtrak Station is 1km away.

          Greyhound bus station is only 100m away.

          North Omaha Airport is about 15km away.

          Magnolia Hotel Omaha Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Magnolia Hotel Omaha

          Average guest rating

          out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 12 reviews

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          Individual guest reviews

          • Older travelers

            The staff was very friendly and accomodating

            We were told that covered parking was available and we arrived it was not. I had called twice to confirm this and needles to say, Bill was not a happy camper. He did not want his car parked oudoors. . . .The hotel seems to be a bit tired, and the bed sheets were not comfortable. If we had to stay in Omaha again, we would book the Hilton.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            The hotel is lovely, the rooms very comfortable and luxurious. The cookies/milk in the evening are a nice touch. The bed very comfy. The patio area beautiful. Bar area and staff very nice. Internet easy to use. Very welcoming lobby. Wish we had more time to stay but got there late on Sun eve and early am airplane to catch Mon. The hotel lived up to what was advertised mostly on their website. Rooms most definitely met expectations. We were not aware that we could have come earlier and ordered dinner in the bar area rather than arrive so late. There really is nothing close by to take a walk or else we did not see it upon our arrival in front of the hotel. Some of the area even looked "run down".

            Parking on the street? Yes valet is avail but we don't usually treat ourselves to that. Unfortunately we did not get to have any of the breakfast. It was to be open 6am but even by 6:15 not ready. There was coffee/juice/yogurt/milk/cereal. Could not make toast due to toasters not plugged in. The hot food serving dishes were waiting to be filled. By 6:30am we had to leave to get to the airport. About 6:20am 3 other people came down to get breakfast too. Short staffed for the holiday?

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            We liked the room service the best. The food was impeccable and service was efficient. We got in to Omaha late at night, around 10:30pm and good thing their room service ends at 11pm. We ordered a burger and some calimari. Both, to our surprise, were delicious and the food came very quickly. The next morning we ordered breakfast and the yogurt parfait also surprised us. Not only did they put in our special request for giving us 2 kinds of fruits but they also gave us extra portion of fruit. Very generous.

            The sheets were not very comfortable and the blanket did not cover a king size bed. So if 2 people were sleeping on the king size bed, only one person would be able to get the blanket unless you hold on tight to each other and stay in one section of the king bed.

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            Beautiful hotel, very warm staff, excellent food and room service

            It was wonderful! Wish it were cheaper maybe? :)

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            We enjoyed the historical nature of the hotel. It was a great place to relax.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            The art deco style, comfortable classy bar area, the very helpful and friendly staff, the close proximity to the Old Market area and the nice corner window view room I reserved.

            The specific room I reserved was not ready when I arrived in the evening and I had to wait until they cleaned it.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            It was a pleasant stay, From the first person I saw at the front desk to the valet as we left. The location,service,food, and atmosphere was very comfortable. I'll definitely be returning for another stay!

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Close proximity to Old Market area. Breakfast. Customer appreciation Happy Hour. Bed was extremely comfortable.

            Water pressure in shower was non-existent.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            comfortable room; free shuttle round town; free wine for an hour at teatime; free milk coffee & cookies for 2 hours at bedtime; book exchange in the library; location

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Convenient location, great extras such as free happy hour, milk and cookies, and breakfast. The room was very nice and comfortable. Lobby, bar/restaurat area was lovely, courtyard was very European and charming.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            We liked the building. Very old, but excellently redone. Service was very good. Liked the bar area with fireplace. Really appreciated the shuttle service, our driver was very sweet. Valet boys were nice too. Rooms were a little cramped except for the one corner room we had. You really should put heated tile in the bathrooms. Drinks were expensive. Cookies and milk a nice touch. Also enjoyed the breakfast buffet. Rooms were a little spendy, but we were there on an event weekend. Would like to come back in the summer.

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          • Older travelers

            The staff were friendly and very very helpful with getting us reservations at different restaurants. The staff is what made our stay enjoyable.

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