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.

For more information on the Magnolia, please visit their website at and our post,

For more on our posts regarding our holiday visits in Omaha, please see the following posts:

 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.



  1. Wow that is absolutely beautiful! I loved the gingerbread display! 🙂

  2. Gorgeous!! I always love to see pictures of Hotels during the Christmas season… they go all out to ensure the Christmas spirit is felt by all 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  3. How beautiful! I love when hotels make an effort for the holidays, it makes a stay seem so much more wonderful.

  4. Thanks for introducing this hotel. What is so special other than normal amenities those you mentioned?

  5. I love how they were all decked out for Christmas! Looks like a great place to stay.

  6. That looks beautiful! What a fun staycation! My daughter would absolutely love the gingerbread display (but I’d probably have to keep her from eating them!)

  7. The gingerbread house display is amazing! That was my favorite thing when I was a kid, building a gingerbread town, and playing make believe. Love it.

  8. Beautiful pictures! I love acting like a tourist in my own town from time to time. You never know what new treasures you may find!

  9. The hotels decorations are beautiful. Looks like it has a home feel to it too. Would be nice if that hotel like that around where I stay at. Thank you for sharing this.

  10. Very nice 🙂 Thanks for sharing. I would have never thought Omaha, Nebraska could offer such a cute quaint hotel. I dont have any children yet but it looks nice for a couple as well.

  11. Magnolia is so beautiful! I have never heard of it but will absolutely keep it in mind to stay there. Especially with the separate floors! Love that. I REALLY want to see that gingerbread display.

  12. Oh Wow. That place looks amazing. Very jealous 🙂

  13. I love the ornaments in the “Magnolia” shadowbox, too! And those gingerbread houses are so festive, looks like a lovely place to stay!

  14. Thanks for sharing! I enjoy seeing decorations from other places…looks like you had a wonderful time

  15. Looks like a lovely place to stay 🙂

  16. What a lovely hotel. The hot beverage and cookies is a nice touch, like at a B&B. The Christmas decorations are beautiful. I’m sure it was a nice staycation!

  17. How beautiful! I love the gingerbread house display! The room you got there was absolutely huge by the looks of it!

  18. What a nice hotel, I’d love to stay there!

  19. I love it when a place goes out all with their holiday decorations. It just puts you in the spirit plus its pretty to look at.

  20. WOW! That is such a magical place to go for the holiday season! I love the gingerbread house tour! So much fun!

  21. Wow that is pretty nice. I wish we could have afforded to have a fun holiday as a family this year.

  22. I can’t believe Christmas has come and gone already. Your courtyard photo is very pretty. I love the look of a classic Christmas.

  23. super cute and fun way to great guests for the holidays. I love the ginger bread village!

  24. Oh my gosh! This place sounds magical!

  25. Jennifer Brownj says:

    Pretty pictures. Looks like a lovely hotel.
    thanks for sharing.

  26. wow that looks beautiful, Im glad that you enjoyed your stay there

  27. Now thats a nice hotel! Definitely worth checking out if in the neighborhood. And the little add-on’s like milk and cookie hour is great for kids. Thanks for the insight! 🙂

  28. The hotel looks geourgeous and all ready for the season! Hope you had a lovely time there.

  29. Seems like you had wonderful time there. Wish you a very Happy New Year..
    Thanks for sharing

  30. Absolutely amazing! Loved all the holiday decorations! What a nice getaway too!

  31. It looks like a gorgeous place and i’ve always wanted to see a real live gingerbread house display. by the way Is it just me or does that first image look like part of the female anatomy?

    • the hotel is great. Gingerbread displays are great. the first image is an ornament covered in snow. We did not make the connection until now. LOL. Nothing was intended.

  32. The hotel looks amazing! I love to see all the different decorations for Chirstmas.

  33. Oh wow! This could definitely bring out the Christmas “emotions.” Very cute!

  34. Wow– I didn’t think I’d ever say this, but I want to visit Omaha! 🙂

  35. gonesweeping says:

    I have yet to visit Nebraska. This is a beautiful hotel and it’s decorated gorgeously. I can also see how that shadowbox could be used in our own decorations at home.

    • You should put Nebraska on your traveling list. We have a lot options – from the city attractions in Omaha and Lincoln to pioneer and rural attractions. The Magnolia is a beautiful hotel.

  36. oh, those gingerbread houses are too pretty! I already miss Christmas.

    • We miss the holiday, too. It seems to go by too fast. The gingerbread houses were cool. Next year, we need to check out more gingerbread displays in the area.

  37. They really got into the spirit of the holidays and it sure seems like you picked the perfect place to stay. Love the boutique-like feel!

  38. Sounds like the perfect festive weekend. I love that they offered ‘homey’ touches like cookies and milk hour and all the beautiful and thoughtful decorations. I’ve never stayed away during the holidays and now you have me just craving a Holiday weekend for the next season. Something to plan … now to find some place as spectacular in Boston 🙂

    • The chance to stay there during the holiday season was too much to pass up. It really helped make the weekend a great one. We are planning a family vacation to the New England states, including a visit to Boston, in 2015.

  39. Looks like an awesome hotel! I’ll def check it out. Glad you had a great new year 🙂

  40. that’s a big suite! perfect for big families like us 🙂

  41. Wow this is just a beautiful display. There is nothing better to put you in the Christmas spirit then displays like this!

  42. Isn’t the Magnolia magnificent around the holidays?

  43. I had to check out this post since my daughter’s name is Magnolia. What a cute display!

    • What a pretty name Magnolia for your daughter. That is also the name of the street that my Grandparents lived on. Thanks for checking it out. I will be over shortly to check out your site – I see we are in the same tribe 🙂

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