Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by theREALtraxman Great Family Fun
The water park had a wonderful play area for the kids but also a large pool and very large hot tub for the adults as well. The rooms are spacious and extremely comfortable but I will give you that the hallways are a little confusing. Location was amazing as we were even able to watch the fireworks from the baseball game across the street. Parking can be a problem with so many events held in the area but during these times the hotel had a parking attendant at the lot to make sure that parking was available to guests. They even gave a map with precise instructions on where NOT to park because guests had been towed in the past! Staff was extremely generous and shuttled us to and from our event after we were already checked out. They even offered to give us a ride between our event locations if it was still raining when we had to switch locations only blocks apart. This hotel does not have a continental breakfast but does offer a reduced price on an expansive breakfast buffet at the restaurant hotel. As an added bonus the kids get a voucher to eat free - and it does not have to be breakfast. :-) We will most definitely be visiting this hotel again in the future!!
April 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rosss Almost perfect...
This is our go-to hotel in Omaha. The rooms are clean and the proximity to downtown and music events is fantastic. We noticed a few changes on this visit, throw pillows instead of standard pillows (?!) and a very young and bit flippant staff at both check-in and departure. Nothing to prevent us from another stay, just something to chew on! Aside from those details, the Union has good food and the facility is well taken care of. We appreciate the Holiday Inn chain and like to take advantage of the Priority Club offerings.
April 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gerh Food
Probably the worst breakfast I have ever had in a long time. The restaurant needs new management
April 1, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bre67 Not worth the money
Huge, clean rooms. Not enough parking. Could hear outside traffic driving by all night and the noise of the sports bar downstairs. Overpriced and probably would not stay there again.
March 17, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lyvsmom Disappointing!
I booked this hotel hoping for a fun relaxing weekend away with my husband and 3 year old daughter- what we got was a stressful and disappointing experience. The main issue that we encountered was NOISE. The first night there were kids running up and down the hallways screaming until 2:30 in the morning. The second night we had kids in the room above us running back and forth until after midnight. I called to the front desk a total of 5 times on the second day with no results. One staff member offered to move us to a different room with no compensation for having to go through the hassle of moving. I completely understand that a hotel with a water park is going to attract families with children. I think that it would be helpful if the hotel would instruct families when they check in that they are expected to keep their children under control and that after 10:00 is "quiet time" for courtesy of the rest of the guests. It also seemed to me that the walls and floor were paper thin. When trying to sleep we could hear our neighbors TV perfectly through the wall. When we checked out the receptionist asked me how our stay was I explained to her the concerns that we had and she did nothing but say she was sorry and handed me my receipt. I am not sure why you ask if you don't care what the answer is! I am a frequent business traveler and I prefer to stay at a Holiday Inn over any other hotel so I was very surprised by this disappointing experience. For the cost of this hotel we could have stayed at a very nice hotel (where we would have actually been able to sleep) for much less and taken our daughter to a water park. We also received NO recognition for being a member of the Priority Club.
On a positive note our daughter loved the water park- we did not find it chilly as others have reviewed despite cold temperatures outside. The food and service in the Union restaurant was great.
February 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jkush123 Fabulous Hotel
From Start to Finish this hotel exceeded my expectations. Over the phone the staff was very helpful with the crazy accommodations our large group needed, the staff recognized me as a PC Member right away, which is not very common anymore. They knew the location very well and could answer everything I asked of them. When we arrived at the hotel I noticed all of the original artwork in the lobby, which was wonderful-The staff informed me that the hotel supports local artists in featuring their artwork at no cost to the artist and they switch the art on a quarterly basis. When we checked in, the Revenue Manager (Long last name) checked us into our room as the Front Desk staff was busy with other guests. He was very prompt in getting us all checked in, he even offered us a complimentary room upgrade as a PC Member perk. The room was amazing! It was larger than my first studio apartment and came equipped with a Jacuzzi, wrap around breakfast bar and even a fireplace. It was stunning. The Sports Bar attached to the hotel was also very accommodating to our room service requests which were a little crazy with our group of people. The food was great, bartender was very nice and it was delivered to our room in no time. We opted to use the hotel shuttle to and from our destinations and that too, was amazing. Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay, we will be back soon and will most definitely recommend you.
February 5, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BA222 Terrible Night staff/Night manager
The stay for the most part was ok. We stayed on a park and fly rate. The return from the airport was a nightmare. We called for a pick up at 7:37p.m they replied 20-25 minutes which I even questioned that long for Omaha airport. But I was ok and waited patiently. After 30 minutes went by, and no one we called back and spoke with gal on (Annissa)?for the evening and I asked where was the shuttle did it forget about us and 2 others. She said oh it was probably going to be another 15 minutes at least. I told her that was unacceptable. She really didnt care I asked to speak to the manager he was not there. I offered to get a taxi and they pay for it they said no and I told her that we had to get back because we had to drive 3 hours home yet. After I had to get a little discruntle, she finally agreed to allow it. Once we got there and expressed on concerns the manager came in from outside and heard my story and said sorry and went on with his business. He needs a lesson in being a manager and representing your chain. We probably won't choose that hotel again due to the way we were treated. Were we not important enough?
February 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bob23 Service and food was excellant along witht he room.
My room was very nice size, bed was very confortable and the amenities were great. Hotel staff was very friendly and breakfast was excellant. The server was friendly and came back several times to ask if I needed anything else. I would recommend this Holiday Inn to everyone. Great Stay!!!
January 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jwhcr Great Facility
Clean and comfortable, great location, friendly staff, will stay here every time I'm in town
January 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tngotel Great Location - Cold Pool Area
We choose the Holiday Inn b/c of the pool kid play area - my children love water and thought this would be a nice treat over the holidays. I was disapointed at the water park area. There were no towels, the water was ice cold (including the hot tub). Overall the hotel was very nice, clean, large rooms etc but I wouldn't recommend bringing small children in hopes of enjoying some pool time :(.
January 8, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TowedCustomer Towed Car/Parking Issues made for Stressful Experience
Checked into the hotel on a Friday night. No indication given as to where was appropriate place to park besides behind the hotel. No hotel tag given. Very cold, and icy conditions outside. Found a place behind the hotel about 5 rows back the first night. Second night, parked in a place beside the hotel along the driveway that was adjacent to the back parking lot. Woke up Sunday to discover car was missing. Front desk asked husband if he wanted the tow company number. Cost was $200.00 cash needed on a Sunday morning, and unable to get car until 12 noon.
BEWARE: The no parking signs were not in front of where our car was towed. Hotel staff indicated that this towing issue is on-going with this company for their guests (another young couple with children was also missing their car that morning). The hotel itself was comfortable. If you stay here, ask about parking!
January 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Trent Nice family getaway location
We stayed here for a spur of the moment family overnight get-a-way to omaha to go to children's museum. We have stayed here before and the kids always liked the water slide. The staff was friendly and the hotel was nice. I do agree with a couple of the other reviews, you don't seem to get any perks when staying here for being a platinum member. The only thing they did was note my points balance on my key packet. In my last two stays, I didn't receive any upgrades, welcome packets or breakfast tickets. We stayed in a king leisure suite that was real nice. The only complaint we had is that the room on our last stay was a corner room at the end of the hall. It had a diagonal wall that made the room wider at one end and narrower at the other. In the end it probably had the same square footage as the other kings but it gave the illusion that it was smaller especially in the couch sitting area where our kids slept on the pullout sleeper. I would recommend staying away from this room especially if you use the sitting area. The waterpark was cold but the temp outside was in the single digits. My daughter and I tried the slide this time but only did it once due to it being so cold. The water pressure appeared to be turned down and we both got stuck on the slide outside the building so we even got colder as we tried to shimmy our way down the slide. Nothing really in the control of the hotel but more the weather. We never tried the restaurant and really wish this hotel would have the fresh start continental breakfast but we knew that when we booked it and it isn't a deal breaker. It is just more kid friendly going continental as opposed to sitting in a restaurant for breakfast. The desk attendent did recommend Roja Mexican restaurant in the market district that we loved and I would highly recommend. It is very kid friendly but still appeals to adults. Awesome food and you can park in the ramp attached and they will validate our parking so it is free. Parking is at a premium downtown so this is always a plus. We were pleased with our stay and we will be back.
January 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Virgil Virgil Wyoming
Allway have a great stay,would recomend this hotel to everyone,enjoy the rooms, dining,breakfast,and the union sports lounge is always a good time, exellent staff throughout the property'
December 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Timm22 Excellent room and great service!
We had an excellent experience at this location. I have traveled the country staying at mostly Holiday Inn's and this one was my favorite. The room we had was excellent and the staff (specifically Ray) was very accommodating. Ray went out of his way to make sure we had a great stay which is what you always hope for when visiting a hotel. We didnt try the diner area so I cant rate the food but the hotel was excellent and the people were very nice. Our almost 2 year old daughter also absolutely loved the indoor water park! Great experience all around. We will be back often.
December 23, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paddleman great people
check in was fast and they remembered me from before
Thank you, great place to stay
December 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BIGDOG27 All around great hotel
I have been staying in this hotel since it opened, very nice hotel. I have never had a bad experience staying here.
December 6, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JMCKMO Fair but not recomendable
This hotel is good for the vacation type but not a good choice at all for the tired buisness man. Kids screeming in the hall walls are thin and it is not a full service hotel as the claim. There is a bar and grill next door. Rooms were clean the staff was ok but not very welcoming to a weary guest. Also got no perks for being a Platinum member I only stay at holiday inn when i can so I am very loyal but will not be staying at this hotel again on buisness trips anyway.
December 6, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Michael777 Not good for reward nights.
I had two reward nights at this property. They are one of the rare locations that DO NOT give priority club perks when using points for a nights stay. I was not given a welcome package or even greeted as being a platinum member. A member since inception of the priority club system. Also I was not eligible for the complimentary breakfast.. The restraunt was closed for Thanksgiving but the wasn't even a sign stating that. The staff was very young and more interested in texting than waiting on customers. The elevator call button on the ground floor had been broken and was pulled out of it's bracket with exposed wires for the guests and their children to enjoy. I won't be back to this hotel.
November 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jwilliams6448 Omaha Downtown
excellent hotel...very clean, modern, and staff friendly.
a little hard to find...poor outside signage...but once found very nice!!
November 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by retired2 traveling in comfort
The property is within easy walking distance to just about everything you need, from dining to shopping and then throw in the sports fields.
Very clean, courteous staff, very nice facility, easy access to freeway, and, overall, very relaxing.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
November 16, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by paul912 Like being at home
I left on the train and had a late departure. The front desk treated me like family and let me hang out in the lobby and watch football. They even took me to the station at 10 PM.
November 3, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jayhawk1980 Not what expected.
Met daughter and family in Omaha, decided to spend a little extra for water park. Did not get what we expected. Booked room for 2 beds and near daughter. Got room with one bed and on complete different floor that daughter and family even though they reminded hotel at time of their check in the day before. Never was told any thing was different until got to room. Also did nothing to try and correct or compensate for anything. Talked to manager and was totally blown off as if he did not care.
October 22, 2012