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“Great Place, Great Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Graduate Lincoln

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Graduate Lincoln
Ranked #12 of 60 Hotels in Lincoln
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Kansas City
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64 reviews
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“Great Place, Great Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

I liked it here a lot. You are steps from many, many eclectic restaurants. The property is a little worn, but it is clean. There is ajoining parking. The internet is a tad slow. The cast and crew of Mamma Mia was staying here.. The Red Onion lounge was kind of a happening place... quite busy. You basically are walking distance to everything cool in downtown Lincoln and downtown Lincoln is really a neat place. Yes the hotel is a little dated... but I really liked it and would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

The resturant hosted by Holly was excellent. The bar with Barbera was also excellent. Enjoyed our stay and would recommend...

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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tterwilliger, General Manager at Graduate Lincoln, responded to this review, 17 February 2012
Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoy our manager's reception and look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Lincoln.
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Norfolk, Nebraska
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

For the price you would expect to have a nice bed to sleep in, a nice clean room, and a place to park...especially with the price!! Not here....the beds were HORRIBLE!! Very uncomfortable! No ventilation in the bathroom, and behind the bed (as we noticed while looking for an outlet) we found used and a few unopen beer cans and trash. We called the front desk and as it was late we opted them to clean it in the morning. We did get a breakfast ticket. As we returned (from our seminar that was held in the hotel ) we decided to check the status of the beer cans.,,,and they were still there!!!!! Very unhappy and its a shame because I usually choose to stay at Holiday Inns:(

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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tterwilliger, General Manager at Graduate Lincoln, responded to this review, 31 January 2012
We apologize for the trouble you had during your stay with us. We are implementing a process to check EVERY ice machine, heater, bed, and toilet in the hotel to make sure they are in working order. Although you experienced a great deal of frustration we thank you for being honest about your stay. That information will allow us to improve the hotel in every area. I would enjoy the opportunity to talk further with you about your stay and the steps we are taking to address your concerns.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete this review.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

I've stayed here numerous times on business. It's an OK place to stay. Customer service is generally good, but....
The shuttle service is not what they say it is. I've been left waiting for an hour when I was told I'd get picked up in 15 minutes. Ice machines have not always worked. The beds are getting old and sag in the middle. The heaters in the room are so loud they wake you up when they kick in during the night. It's losing it, and fast.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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tterwilliger, General Manager at Graduate Lincoln, responded to this review, 31 January 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. Every response is read and the comments are taken very seriously. We apologize if you have had to wait on our shuttle. We try to be as accommodating as possible where our shuttle is concerned and at times doing that can cause difficulties. We have implemented a two mile radius for transporting guests excluding the airport runs so hopefully you will not have the same experience of waiting as you have in the past.

We are continually renovating the hotel trying to keep it as updated and fresh as possible. We have implemented a new program where every bed, heater, and ice machine is checked and have started replacing them when needed. Hopefully this will eliminate the problems that you mentioned. We appreciate your feedback and the fact that you are a frequent guest makes your concerns even more valid. We hope you see the changes we are implementing on your next trip to Lincoln.
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

Lincoln has some funny/different hotel rating scales. This Holiday Inn is on par with 3.5/4 star hotels we have visited in other cities. Kyl, a manager, stepped up and delivered when we needed it the most. Thanks! Enjoyed our stay. Very clean for an older property, Request a floor above the 10th floor for a good view of the city.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Graduate Lincoln

Property: 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 ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Lincoln
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Graduate Lincoln 3.5*
Number of rooms: 230
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Lincoln - Downtown Hotel Lincoln
Lincoln Holiday Inn

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