The Graduate Hotel Lincoln is such a unique place to stay in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. See why we loved this hotel and why you will too!

 

Graduate Hotels

For many people, their years spent in college were some of the best in their lives. Graduate Hotels aim to rekindle those memories and that feeling of nostalgia. Each of their hotels is uniquely designed; a lot of research is done to be able to tell a story about the local community.

 

Graduate Hotel Lincoln

During our road trip across the Midwest, one of our stops was Lincoln, Nebraska and we stayed at the fun and quirky Graduate Lincoln. It is located in the historic Haymarket District in downtown, so a stone’s throw away from many of the local attractions including the UNL campus.

 

Hotels in downtown Lincoln NE

Graduate Lincoln is the most fun hotel in downtown Lincoln!

 

Graduate Lincoln Lobby

We dare you to find a more fun atmosphere in any of the downtown Lincoln hotels! As soon as we walked in, we felt more like we were in a college dorm common area than a hotel. It looked comfy and cheerful, not like some hotel lobbies where you’re scared to touch anything. There were even arcade games to play!

 

Behind the front desk is a nod to Johnny Carson who attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Behind the front desk is a nod to Johnny Carson, who attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Graduate Lincoln lobby is a comfortable place to hang out

The Graduate Lincoln lobby is a comfortable place to hang out

The Graduate Lincoln even has arcade games in its lobby!

The Graduate Lincoln even has arcade games in its lobby!

 

Graduate Lincoln Rooms

Not only do the rooms have comfy beds and great amenities, but almost everything you see in the room has a story behind it. When we say careful thought and research goes into every Graduate Hotel, we mean it!

 

During our visit, we stayed in a Graduate King Room. We loved the plaid carpet and college-themed work desk. There was a portrait of Brook Berringer, a quarterback who played for the University of Nebraska football team in the mid-1990s. And our favorite piece of the room was one of the nightstands that was made out of an old school television set (Nebraska has a long and proud television history).

 

Graduate Lincoln rooms

Graduate King Room

An ode to Nebraska's television history can be seen in this nightstand in this Graduate Lincoln room

An ode to Nebraska’s television history can be seen in this nightstand.

College-themed work area in our Graduate Lincoln room

College-themed work area

 

There are also lamps made of roller skates, because the National Museum of Roller Skating is just down the street. There’s a map of Nebraska. And, of course, there are curtains with corn on them. Welcome to the Cornhusker State!

 

Graduate Lincoln Amenities

The Graduate Lincoln also has amenities like an indoor pool and a gym. We didn’t get a chance to use either, but they both looked well cared for. We imagine that indoor pool must be pretty popular during the winter time!

 

hotels in Lincoln NE with indoor pool include the Graduate Lincoln

The Graduate Lincoln indoor pool

Lincoln NE lodging with a gym

The Graduate Lincoln gym

 

Graduate Lincoln Restaurant

We loved John J’s Chow Hall and its Tiki Bar. The restaurant was named after John J. Pershing, a senior United States Army officer with many ties to Lincoln. The military theme can be seen throughout, especially in the names of the drinks at the Tiki Bar.

 

Once again, we loved the decor of the main dining area. It was fun and colorful! Breakfast was great, but what we really loved was the Tiki Bar. We made sure to do extensive research so we could write a proper review! 😉

 

Graduate Lincoln restaurant John J's Chow Hall

John J’s Chow Hall

Graduate Lincoln breakfast

Graduate Lincoln breakfast

Graduate Lincoln Tiki Bar

Graduate Lincoln Tiki Bar

Graduate Lincoln Tiki Bar

Fruity cocktails go so well with mac and cheese!

The Graduate Hotel Lincoln has great drinks

This drink was called the Major General MacDonald!

 

Pro Tip: Also check out these Fun Things To Do In Lincoln.

 

Final Thoughts On Graduate Lincoln

The Graduate Hotel Lincoln was such a unique property! We loved that so much thought was put into even the smallest detail. Even our room key paid tribute to a Nebraska legend! The Graduate Lincoln is also in a great location and offers its guests many amenities. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay.

 

where to stay in Lincoln NE? The Graduate Lincoln has fun details like this room key.

This was our room key. Did you know Edwin Perkins invented Kool-Aid in Nebraska?

 

So if you’re wondering where to stay in Lincoln, we definitely recommend the Graduate Hotel Lincoln. For more information on rates and availability, you can visit their website.

 

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The Graduate Hotel Lincoln is such a unique place to stay in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. See why we loved this hotel and why you will too!

**A big thank you to the Graduate Lincoln. Although we were given a discounted rate, as always, all opinions are our own.**