Magnolia Hotel – All Decked out for the Holidays


The Magnolia Hotel was all decked out for the holidays this year. We were there for our holiday staycation in  December.

The hotel had a variety of decorations.

From a gingerbread house display that had a jar for donations…

gingerbreadto a lighted tree and deer display in the courtyard.

courtyardThe hotel was a great location for our holiday tour in Downtown Omaha.  It was close to all of the attractions that we visited that weekend.

We were fortunate to visit the Omaha Children’s Museum (with our niece), dine at Spaghetti Works in the Old Market, visit the Durham Museum, Hollywood Candy store, Hot Shops art center, Union Pizzeria for dinner, Lauritzen Gardens and the Gene Leahy pedestrian mall. IMG_1603

The Magnolia Hotel offered us the feel of an upscale hotel while providing a boutique hotel setting. It is a fantastic hotel, centrally located a few blocks from most downtown attractions.

The hotel staff had us stay in a queen loft suite, which overlooked the courtyard.

The suite is divided into the living quarters on the main floor, and the bedroom and bathroom on the loft level.

It had the feel of a small apartment. The set up was nice. As you enter the second floor suite, you see a full-size kitchen and a smaller dining area.

IMG_1399The living room is spacious. There is a work area along the staircase. Across the room is a fireplace. The living room has a couple of chairs and a sofa. Again, the living area was quite spacious.

The stairs led to the bedroom level. The queen bed was very comfy to relax in for a few minutes between tour stops. Both the living room and bedroom have decent-sized flat screen TVs.

IMG_1355As I mentioned earlier, the hotel was decked out for the holidays.

IMG_1347The lobby was home to the gingerbread display. Behind the front desk, the “Magnolia” shadow box was decorated with Christmas ornaments. We liked that a lot.

IMG_1637As you walk throughout the hotel, it was decorated with colorful Christmas ornaments.

Following our day of adventure in the Big O, we settled for a cup of hot chocolate and a plate of cookies. The hotel sponsors  a “milk and cookie” hour nightly. In addition to the hot chocolate, guests can have milk, coffee or hot tea.

The hotel also sponsors a managers reception with alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks and appetizers. We missed the reception because we were out touring.

After a great night’s rest in a comfy bed, we enjoyed the hotel’s complimentary full breakfast buffet.

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 Disclaimer: Our stay at the hotel was complimentary of The Magnolia. However, all comments and thoughts belong to us. We will be open and honest regarding service and/or attractions.