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Graduate Lincoln
Ranked #8 of 61 Hotels in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Great location as your within walking distance of just about anything you need. Property was clean and orderly. Room was clean and quiet. Had a very good dinner and breakfast while there. Barb was a very attentive in the lounge/restaurant. Trey was also very good.
Will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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tterwilliger, General Manager at Graduate Lincoln, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Thank you so much for your recognition of our employees. They take great pride in taking care of our guests and I will certainly pass along the kind comments. We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Lincoln.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Booked room through Hotwire.com so had little choice in final hotel selection. Room was musty, dated, smelled like smoke (although non-smoking room) and there were no towels in the room. My wife ended up drying herself with hand towels. Not a great experience!!! Expected far more from a Holiday Inn property!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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tterwilliger, General Manager at Graduate Lincoln, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Thank you for filling out a review. We apologize your stay wasn't up to your expectations. Your experience with the towels is something that should not happen and obviously does not happen very often. We would have been more than happy to bring towels to you. It's something we do quite a bit when guests need extra towels. Our property is scheduled to get some modern updates soon. We hope you will come give us a try again once that happens.

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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Spent 3 nights here recently. Since I was last here, they have added free breakfast which was nice and very good as compared to some competitors. Omelets made to order if you wanted. Room was well taken care of and service was good. Only complaint is again there is the sign discussing how we can say water and energy by hanging up towels for reuse. Well forget that. Just like every hotel. If we have a policy, why don't we live by it.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Aside from the small parking garage, the holiday inn was very nice and convenient. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We had a waitress named Amber who was awesome! Parking garage isn't recommended for people with big vehicles.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

My wife and I along with several family members were in Lincoln, Nebraska for our son's wedding from May 28 - June 1, 2014. My wife and I booked a suite so we would have some room for visiting family members and friends, while the other members of the party booked regular double or single rooms. The first suite we were in had a faulty air conditioner and probably one of the worst designed showers that we've ever seen. Maintenance did replace the broken air conditioner, but there was nothing they could do with the shower. We finally moved into another suite for the last 2 nights of the stay and it was an improvement over the first one. The parking garage attached to the hotel was a real problem, as the passageways were extremely narrow and there was lots of evidence of unfortunate drivers running into the concrete walls - especially on the many sharp curves. We ate out in various restaurants for most of the stay, but did eat in the hotel restaurant (Red Onion) one night, as we got in late and were tired. The food was terrible and the service not much better. Due to its prime downtown location this hotel stays heavily booked and Lincoln always seems to be a busy place, but this hotel is in dire need of some serious updating, as well as a solution to their parking problems and an improvement with the food service. Prices are also quite high for what you get, so the value is poor. Fortunately, both of our sons have now graduated from college and grad school here and are moving on, so we won't need to go back to Lincoln and that's just fine with us!

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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tterwilliger, General Manager at Graduate Lincoln, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Thank you for taking the time to fill out a review. We appreciate everyone's comments as we strive to make our hotel a better place. I would be interested in knowing what suite you started out in so I could look at the shower head situation. This is the first time I've heard about a faulty shower in one of our suites. I will also look into the food situation in the restaurant. Usually we hear wonderful things about the food so it concerns me you had a negative experience. Our garage can be challenging with a larger vehicle but we try to put an attendant out there on weekends to help navigate. I apologize for that inconvenience. We appreciate your business over the last few years.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

this hotel is in a perfect location!!!! It is walking distance to anything in the Haymarket area of Lincoln!
If you are going to the PInnacle Arena its a nice walk. Rooms were very clean, hotel has a newer feeling. Rooms have a fridge in them, firm and soft pillows and very comfortable beds. I did not go to the pool or fitness center so I can't review that. The only thing they could use is a fan in the bathroom....why no fan? i don't know. But I would stay there in a heart beat again next time we go!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

like I said, no 5 star but nice. the décor was quite dated. the parking garage was horrendious to drive in and out of. I'm glad I didn't drive my truck this time. the staff was superb. everything is within walking distance of the haymarket area. the beds were quite nice. the microwave and fridge were very helpful as we stayed overnite for a wedding reception. would I stay again you ask? you bet, in a heartbeat. just deal with the parking garage issue. and drive a small vehicle!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Graduate Lincoln

Address: 141 N 9th St, Lincoln, NE 68508-1311 (Formerly Holiday Inn Lincoln - Downtown)
Region: United States > Nebraska > Lincoln
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Lincoln
Price Range: £74 - £403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Graduate Lincoln 3.5*
Number of rooms: 231
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Graduate Lincoln—where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay. Team central for Husker happenings, Graduate Lincoln is just a dash to campus and amid all the historic Haymarket District fun. Here, students, faculty and alum can enjoy a cool and comfortable respite from the everyday. It is elegant enough to host Lincoln’s most beautiful weddings, and a smart choice for corporate meetings, educational events and down home fun. The lobby is decked in vibrant greens and warm rich wood – a nod to Nebraska’s vast parklands and grand landscape with forest green hand glazed tile, cozy emerald sofas, rustic herringbone floors and exposed brick walls. Playful moments include corn print curtains in our rooms and front desk drapery that pays homage to the state’s great late night son, Johnny Carson. Gather your group for vintage pinball and arcade games, or convene at a communal table – the perfect hub for conversation, camaraderie and a cup of joe. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Lincoln - Downtown Hotel Lincoln
Lincoln Holiday Inn

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