Because this is both the capital city of Nebraska and a major university city,
you will find a wide variety of accommodations in Lincoln
that will suit just about any taste and budget. From 4-star Lincoln hotels and
suites and budget Lincoln motels to charming bed and breakfast inns, the city
offers a complete range of lodging to round out your Nebraska
vacations. The available cheap lodging in Lincoln also comes in a wide range
of properties, including camping
areas and vacation rentals.
One thing to remember as you decide when to go is that this is a university city where college football is a very big deal. Even cheap lodging in Lincoln will be a bit more expensive if a Cornhusker home game is scheduled at that time. And, if you’re planning on visiting on one of these weekends, make your reservations as far in advance as possible since availability is sold out early. Other major university events to be aware of include Homecoming Weekend and graduation ceremonies.
Some of the most rewarding and unique Lincoln hotels are actually charming bed and breakfast inns. The ones in the city range from luxury hotels to cheap lodging in Lincoln and everything in between. All of them provide more intimate accommodations as well as a way to have more authentic interaction with the local people. One of the finest of the former is the elegant Atwood House, a colonnaded 1894 Neoclassical Georgian Revival mansion located only two blocks from Nebraska's capitol building, one of the city’s attractions. The Rogers House boasts eleven rooms all furnished with beautiful antiques. The Westview Bed and Breakfast Inn is a bit outside of the downtown area, and has extensive landscaped grounds. You can also get a taste of the city’s history here, as this property was formerly the County Home (also known as the “poor farm”). The 15,000-square-foot structure was completed in 1916, and will host special events. Bear in mind that few historic bed and breakfast inns allow smoking or pets, and some will not accept children under twelve years of age.
Traditional Lincoln hotels include most of the nationwide franchise chains, such as Best Western, Comfort Suites, Days Inn, and Embassy Suites. These are generally more extensive and luxurious than representatives of the same names that you might find in the more rural areas of the state. Because this is the capital city with more business travelers, and a university city where family and faculty stay for more extended periods of time, you will find numerous properties with suites and full kitchens. Many of these are 4-star luxury hotels.
Lincoln motels provide good budget accommodation, and these also are a bit
more “upscale” than you might find in the rural areas. These are located near
the downtown attractions, in the suburbs, and at the airport. Even out in the
countryside, you will find these Lincoln motels accessible to area attractions.
Three of the state’s wineries are located in the nearby countryside. Numerous
hiking and cycling trails provide
things to do both in the
city and in its outskirts, and there are nearby state parks, lakes,
and recreation areas