Motel 6 Omaha Central is located off of I-80, within 5 miles of Nebraska Raceway Park, Westfair Amphitheater, Family Fun Center; plus shopping and dining. All guest rooms have a modern look with wood-effect flooring and free Wi-Fi.
Pros: The decor was very interesting and was upbeat & modern. Cons: If you are near or above the lobby, expect to hear everything they say and any noises from the staff.
Disgusting Pros: Orange wall was cool.Cons: Our room smelled like nasty stale cigarettes and we had to go get spray at the store to even tolerate being in the room. I booked a double queen room and we only got one bed, we were not allowed to have extra pillows or blankets. So both of us were forced to share a bed and only got one tiny pillow each and battled between having a heat stroke and freezing to death all night because we weren't allowed to have extra blankets. When we arrived the staff was also rude and was talking about other guests in front of us. Discussing how they were going to charge their credit cards and then cancel their reservations to accommodate walk ins, without even calling them! I drove 5 hours to go to a concert and would have been really pissed if they had canceled my reservation! That's not right. Worst place I've ever stayed.
Pictures online were a bit deceiving Pros: The location was convenient as it was very close to the 84th street exit/entrance to I80. Gas and fast food was close so that's arguably a plus.Cons: I didn't like that the place had a very dirty feel to it. They staged certain areas for pictures and the rest was dingy. The other people staying there were especially shady. Also, there was a Dennys next door. Read into that what you will.
Staff doesn't respect privacy Cons: Whole building smelled like an ash tray! Staff barged in my room in the morning, because there was a mix up on their end for which room I should have been put in. I had the safety latch on, employee yelled from the hall with door cracked asking if I belong in the room? I had rented the room for 2 days and only stayed 1. I had just gotten out of the shower and had to hurry up and get dressed to answer a dumb question about what room I should be in. A more professional way would have been to call
Crack Hotel - Do Not Stay Here!Pros: It was a place to sleep. Cons: First night was fine, though we realized the key locks on the exterior doors to the motel didn't work and anybody could easily gain access. The room was a little old and run down, even with the "renovations", but it wasn't bad. The tub is obviously not new and there was mold in the cracks.
Speaking of crack. The second night we returned from hanging out with family and noticed a woman driving erratically in the parking lot. She then pulled up next to us and asked us if there were cameras anywhere, all the while she was twitching and obviously on drugs. We said they were "all over the place", we saw one. We tried to get into our room and had to have both key cards reset, neither was anywhere near our cell phones, they just didn't work.
Day Three: Had to have cards reset again in the AM! Upon returning to the motel at around 11pm we noticed it was surrounded by cop cars. As we approached the parking lot we realized that they ALL had their guns drawn; shotguns, automatic rifles and flack jackets, all pointed at the hotel!!! We went to the Denny's next door and a lady told us they were hunting a suspect wanted for "felony terrorist threats". After about 30min of waiting they got the guy and we were able to return to the room. But Wait! We couldn't because our keycards were deactivated AGAIN! There were people in the lobby leaving because of what happened. We would have too but it was the College World Series and every other hotel was booked. I hope those other people found a safe place to stay.
Day Four: Nothing crazy to note except, you guessed it, the key cards.
We later learned from our family that they had recently busted a meth lab here in the hotel.
I really recommend trying to find another place to stay if you are traveling to or through Omaha. I grew up here. I have nothing against the city itself, it's a great little place! You would never know that if you stay at this Motel 6. Boo.
Why the bad reviews?Pros: I was skeptical about my stay due to some bad reviews but I didn't have a problem. No bed bugs, but then again, I brought my own blanket and didn't sleep under their covers. It was clean, there was adequate parking, decent location by food and the freeway. Great value for a decent place. Would go back and stay again. A motel with a hotel feel.Cons: The carpet outside was a bit dingy. Looked unkept. Made me nervous about seeing the room when I first came in. But again, the room was clean. Staff was helpful but not very friendly. Maybe not so family friendly as I heard loud love making on my way to my room walking through the hallway. But once inside the room, I heard nothing else but the tv. Nice view outside, very decent lighting inside as well. Adequate air conditioning. Hangers for your clothes.
Don't even tryPros: Not a thingCons: The entire place. From the second we checked in, not so friendly folk standing all around lobby. Then as soon as I walked in the room the stench hit me first, then I noticed the full sized bed that was to be a king. Then upon checking out the room noticing holes in shower and the overwhelming stench I turned around to check out. As I told the gal at the front counter about the room and that I wanted to check out to find a more suitable hotel, I was rudely given my refund.