You will probably be looking for hotels near the Omaha Airport (Eppley Field),
if you are flying into the state, as this facility has the most flights
from outside Nebraska. However, there are Nebraska airport hotels at or near
all the state’s airports that have commercial passenger traffic services. These
include the cities of Lincoln
and Omaha, as well as the smaller
communities of Scottsbluff,
Grand Island, Alliance,
There are a number of other airports in the state that provide only general (private) aviation services, and there are Nebraska airport hotels near these facilities as well. Except for the larger cities of Omaha and Lincoln, this lodging consists almost totally of cheap hotels and motels, though many are quite nice, and are clean and comfortable properties.
Areas that are resorts, like
Scottsbluff, are nonetheless small towns. Their airports and the Nebraska airport
hotels near them are also very close to all the area attractions. The Scottsbluff
Airport (Western Nebraska Regional Airport), for instance, is within a couple
miles of several golfing venues
and the town itself. It’s only about ten miles to the Scotts Bluff National
Monument and the fishing and
water sports of the Lake Minatare Recreation Area.
Several different kinds of Lincoln and Omaha airport hotels are available. Even the capital city’s airport, Lincoln Airport, is virtually in the city. Because it is the capital and an important university city in the state, many business travelers and students’ families visit. Thus, there are a number of high-quality hotels, including by the airport.
For hotels near the Omaha airport you may actually find yourself in a completely
different state. Some Omaha airport hotels are in Iowa,
which is separated from the Nebraska city and its airport by the Missouri River.
Additionally a meander of the river has created a dramatic oxbow, meaning the
airport is surrounded on three sides by the city of Council
Bluffs, Iowa. Staying in Council Bluffs instead of at Omaha airport hotels
means you are very conveniently located, and can bypass most of the larger city’s
traffic when traveling to and from the facility. In fact, there are Iowa casinos,
a golf course, and several Council
Bluffs hotels and motels quite close to the airport.
With Omaha hotels, you have the widest number of choices of any other city in the state. This is the state’s largest city, and a center of business and commerce. It was the former capital of Nebraska, and has a rich pioneer history. There are a number of fine museums, one of the best zoos in the country, and numerous other attractions. And, like elsewhere is in the state, Eppley Field is virtually in the city – the major downtown center of arts, entertainment, and dining (the Old Market District) is less than five miles away. Therefore, even hotels near the Omaha airport are of excellent quality. You will find the typical number of national chain hotels and motels, such as Ramada, La Quinta, Super 8, Sleep Inn, and Holiday Inn. Because of the number of business travelers and family visitors, many of these have suites available. Since most people who are on Nebraska vacations, are traveling in their own vehicle or have picked up airport car rentals, parking at these properties is plentiful and generally complimentary, and many properties have airport shuttle service.