It's pretty clear from the photos that this is a 70s-era 2-story motel. Even the furniture has a 60s/70s feel to it (but is in very good condition). The good news is that it's clean, with comfortable beds (very little transfer of motion), and BEST of all, SMOKE-FREE. The proprietors are renovating the rooms with new carpets, beds (I believe) and other things (upstairs rooms are getting new mirrors). We were really impressed with the level of customer service - I called and asked for a quiet room upstairs. The gentleman I spoke with explained that the upstairs rooms were being renovated, but, with concrete separating the floors, there was little/no foot noise transferred to rooms below. So we took the first floor room and didn't hear a thing all night. The AC is one that allows the fan to be on continually, which we like - provides noise blocking background sound for better sleep. While the bathroom (toilet and tub/shower) is pretty tiny, the room itself was fine, with enough room for a king size bed and a couple of chairs. It had been a long time since we stayed at a (m/h)otel where you can drive right up to within 5 feet of your room's door! Kinda nice.
If you're expecting a flawless room (yes, the walls had a few patches) or a fancy bathroom (original fixtures, but hey, they worked!), then this may not be the place for you. But if you want a good night's sleep at a great price, with good customer service, this is the place. Did I mention it's smoke-free?
As others have noted, the breakfast is sparse. Just drive somewhere else for a more substantial breakfast, smiling all the way, thinking about how much money you saved by staying here! Also, since you're doing the 'retro thing' by staying here, you can gas up at a Sinclair station with a great kitschy 'life size' dinosaur on top right down the street. (Those of us older than 55 remember these.)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rodeway Inn® in Lincoln, NE is conveniently located near a variety of local attractions including the State Capital, University of Nebraska, Historic Haymarket and many favorite local restaurants and lounges. This newly-renovated Lincoln, Nebraska hotel also offers easy access to the Lied Center of Performing Arts and several parks and golf courses.Guests of the Rodeway Inn will want to check out the on-site picnic area which features barbeque grills. Guest laundry service is available, as is access to copy and fax services. Other amenities include:Free continental breakfastFree wireless high-speed Internet accessFree newspaper M-FAll guest rooms offer cable television, a desk, coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, alarm clock, iron and ironing board. Some rooms feature a sofa sleeper.This is a pet-friendly hotel, with four-legged friends allowed to stay for a fee.This is a non-smoking hotel.Its perfect location and convenient access to area attractions make the Rodeway Inn a great place for business and leisure travelers in the Lincoln, Ne area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Victorian Inn Lincoln Hotel Lincoln
- Travelodge Lincoln
- Travel Lodge Lincoln