I was in Lincoln, Nebraska a few weeks ago for Elizabeth's work's holiday party. The last time I stayed in Lincoln I reviewed the Hyatt Place Lincoln/Downtown-Haymarket, so I decided to check out the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel this time.
I booked our room for $113 a night, which seems to be about average for this hotel. The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker isn't quite as close to the Haymarket District or Memorial Stadium as the Hyatt Place, but it is only two blocks away from the Nebraska State Capitol building.
Elizabeth and I arrived at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel just ahead of our scheduled check-in time of 4:00 PM. The lobby was still decorated for the holidays so there was a huge christmas tree and garland adorning the handrails. I loved that the lobby had a huge staircase that wound upstairs into an extra lounge area for guests.
The check-in desk, a Starbucks and the hotel's restaurant, Miller Time Pub & Grill, we're all back down on the main floor.
Our check-in process was about as seamless as they come. We were greeted, thanked for being a Marriott Rewards Gold Elite member, and offered a 500 bonus point welcome amenity. The associate explained we were upgraded to a Concierge Level room on the ninth floor. Unfortunately, the concierge's lounge doesn't offer any service on the weekends, so we received a breakfast coupon for two in the restaurant.
We were assigned room 928 which was just around the corner from the elevators.
The room had a decent sized entryway with a closet on the left and the bathroom on the right.
The bathroom was the typical size for a Marriott: small. It had a toilet, shower/tub combo, and a single sink. The bathroom came with Marriott's Thann amenities, which I actually think are pretty good.
The rest of the room consisted of a king size bed, a dresser with a TV, mini-fridge, chair, and a desk with small coffee maker.
As many of you know, if you've stayed in one Marriott you've basically stayed in them all. Aside from the brand new Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District, all the rooms are basically the same.
I think the only thing that set this Marriott apart from the rest was the bed. It was SUPER comfortable. Our room also had a great view of the Nebraska State Capitol building, but it was such a gloomy day you could hardly see it through the low hanging clouds.
The concierge's lounge was located just above our room on the 10th floor. The lounge had a small business center, an assortment of tables and chairs, a television with a few lounge chairs, and a buffet area.
Even though there isn't service on the weekend the lounge still had bottled water, soft drinks, snack mix and coffee available.
If you do stay here during the week, here's what the schedule looks like:
The rest of the hotel's facilities are located on the lower level. There was a decently equipped fitness center with one the coolest features I've ever seen: free headphones! I'm sure they aren't Bose quality, but nothing ruins a workout like forgetting your headphones.
The pool area was pretty standard, but I only got one picture because there were kids in the pool. Who the heck takes their kids swimming at 7:00 AM on a Sunday?!
I thought the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel was perfect for the market it serves. Is it the best place for a romantic weekend getaway? Probably not. But it's a great place to stay for a business trip during the week.
What's your take on the Lincoln Marriott Conrhusker Hotel?