Located about a 5-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 680 on-ramp and a 15-minute drive from Omaha's city centre, the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Omaha West is geared towards road travellers who require a hotel with a free breakfast, an indoor pool and easy highway access.
Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board and a desk. Rooms with a kitchenette, a separate bedroom, a living area with a sofabed and a jetted tub are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
The hotel also offers an indoor pool, a hot tub, a meeting room, a library, a business centre, free coffee and cookies in the lobby, a free breakfast, a free pass to the the 24-hour fitness centre next door and free parking. Pets are not permitted.
Westroads Mall is about an 8-minute drive away, while Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium can be found 20 minutes away by car. The University of Nebraska-Omaha is roughly a 12-minute drive from the hotel and Eppley Airfield (OMA) is a 30-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 28, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms, breakfast and location.
The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by guests, who found them friendly, attentive, professional and helpful with recommendations and directions. One reviewer remarked, "The front desk folks were super nice and greeted me every morning and even warned me a couple of mornings that it was slippery out. Who does that anymore?! That was a nice surprise that they cared enough to let a total stranger know that it was slippery outside".
Numerous lodgers praised their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped and quiet, with comfortable beds and pillows. It should be noted, however, that a few guests had complaints about their lodgings (see below).
The hotel's free breakfast was enjoyed by several reviewers. They described it as fresh, tasty, plentiful and frequently replenished, with a good variety of hot and cold items and excellent coffee.
Several travellers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it close to highway access, restaurants, shopping and Tranquility Park Soccer Complex.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms.
Although the majority of patrons were satisfied with their clean and spacious accommodations, a few guests criticized their rooms. They reported old TVs, worn bathrooms and furniture, uncomfortable beds and no mini-fridges in some rooms (as only some rooms have a kitchenette).
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 with a 96% recommendation rate from 106 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.7 out of 10 from 49 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #38 of 70 Omaha hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 40 reviews.
The author called the hotel on October 28, 2013 to verify some information.