Hotels are located throughout Omaha, especially near prime venues like the Qwest Center and the newly finished convention center. If you plan to spend most of your time in and around the Old Market, the Courtyard by Marriott Omaha Downtown (101 S. 10th St., 402/346-2200, www.marriott.com, $99–229) puts you less than three blocks away from the Old Market District, as well as across the street from the Omaha Visitors Center.
A little more off the beaten path, The Cornerstone Mansion (140 N. 39th St., 402/558-7600, www.cornerstonemansion.com, rates vary) is an elegant inn operated by Mark J. O’Leary and Julie K. Mierau that includes authentically furnished rooms complete with claw-footed bathtubs, canopy beds, and fireplaces, depending on the room.
Sophisticated, modern surroundings make you feel instantly welcome at The Magnolia Hotel (1615 Howard St., 402/341-2500, www.magnoliahotelomaha.com, $134–149), complete with hot breakfast, a nighttime cookie buffet, and plush club lounges that encourage interaction with other hotel guests.
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