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Formerly the Aquila Court Building, built by Chester Cook in 1923, the structure was designed to mimic the Bargello, a palace in Florence, Italy, in homage to Chester’s grandfather Aquila. Named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, the faces of George and Aquila Cook can still be seen on the front of the boutique hotel’s building today. Here, you’ll discover the inviting warmth of pure hospitality in the center of downtown Omaha.

A destination at the heart of the arts and entertainment district, the historic Old Market, Orpheum Theatre, Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha Children’s Museum, Holland Performing Arts Center, Joslyn Art Museum and CenturyLink Center are all nearby for your enjoyment. Magnolia Omaha is also conveniently located near all major corporate headquarters and offices in downtown. With unparalleled and instinctual service complemented by artfully restored historic details and a modern flair, we look forwarding to welcoming you home.


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Located in the heart of everywhere you want to be in Omaha, learn about favorite local destinations, travel tips and more below.

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If you have planned a trip to Omaha with your family, then a visit to the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is likely on the itinerary. While this is one of the most popular things to do in Omaha, there's certainly plenty of other fun family-friendly attractions and activities to check out.
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5 Free Things to do in Omaha

March 19th, 2019
Filled with attractions and activities for people of all ages, Omaha is the type of place where you can stay for a weekend or book a week-long vacation and never get bored. The best part is, many of the top attractions in Omaha are free!
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Omaha's Annual Holiday Traditions

November 13th, 2018
Omaha’s annual holiday fun kicks off come Thanksgiving and runs through New Year’s. The city has no shortage of family-friendly holiday events to check out, so you’ll have a variety of fun traditions to choose from during this month-long celebration. Free activities? Live performances? Tons of chances to meet Santa around town? Check, check, check! Lights Festival  The Omaha Holiday Lights Festival kicks off the...
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By the 1880s, Omaha was in its prime as a prominent railroad center thanks to its central location connecting the...
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Your pooch is part of the family. You take him with you to the park, to the patio of your favorite restaurant, and maybe even to the mall. When you start packing for a vacation, it’s tough to leave your baby at home.
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5 Best Breakfast Spots in Omaha

November 10th, 2017
If you’re in Omaha on vacation or business, it’s always wise to start your day with a hearty morning meal. After all, like Mom said, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” While lunch and dinner are equally important here at Magnolia Omaha, we agree that a satisfying breakfast can give you the energy for a day at Henry Doorly Zoo, Heartland of America Park, or any of the other sights Omaha offers. Luckily, there’s no shortage of decadent and delicious morning entrees near our boutique hotel. Here are five of our favorites.