Lincoln

2 Dec 2020 - 3 Dec 2020

2 adults - 1 room

With its small-town feel and laid-back atmosphere, it's easy to forget that Lincoln Nebraska is a state capital. Look past the sleepy veneer, however, and you'll find plenty of impressive cultural attractions – including the Lincoln Children's Zoo and the Sheldon Museum of Art. The city is also home to UNL (University of Nebraska Lincoln), and the student population is partly responsible for Lincoln's low-key nightlife and liberal attitudes.

Where to stay in Lincoln

The neighbourhood you choose to base yourself in during a trip to Lincoln can have a big impact on your stay. If you hire a car at Lincoln Airport, it'll make getting around the city (and Nebraska) a lot easier. These are some of Lincoln's most popular neighbourhoods.

Downtown

Downtown Lincoln is where the action is. This modern neighbourhood is home to the Bourbon Theatre, and close to the UNL campus with its art gallery. It's also within walking distance of Historic Haymarket. There are lots of restaurants, bars and big shops in Downtown Lincoln, so it makes the perfect base for exploring the city.

Haymarket

Historic Haymarket is Lincoln's renovated industrial neighbourhood. The 19th century red brick warehouses now house boutique hotels, trendy bars and upscale restaurants. This central neighbourhood is just steps away from Downtown, but has a trendier feel that's ideal for hipsters and nightlife seekers.

Lincoln Airport

It's not a neighbourhood per se, but there's such a big cluster of hotels near Lincoln Airport it would be remiss not to mention it. Lincoln Airport hotels are well connected, with most sitting just off the I-80 road. These 3-star hotels are usually very good value for money, and a good option if you're renting a car.

Cheap hotels in Lincoln

If you're travelling to Lincoln on a budget, you'll want to book into one of these popular wallet-friendly hotels. Finding cheap hotels is easy – simply filter by price and sort from low-to-high. If you want a great price/quality ratio, sort your low-cost hotels by guest rating.

These hotels are popular with our users, and generally competitively priced.

Sunset Inn & Suites – Your continental breakfast (and ride to the airport) are included in your room rate at this understated hotel.

America's Best Value Inn Lincoln Airport – Children under 11 can stay for free at this basic hotel.

Microtel Inn & Suites – This 48-room hotel has a hot tub, gym and swimming pool. Not bad for a budget hotel.

Best time to visit Lincoln

Visit Lincoln during spring or autumn for excellent weather and an unbeatable buzz – this is football season, after all, and locals go crazy for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. If you do visit at this time of year, watch out for tornadoes. Summers in Lincoln can be hot and humid, while winters are freezing cold.

Cheapest time to stay in Lincoln

Hotels in Lincoln tend to be cheaper during the winter months, when football is on hold and the weather grows bitter. Arrive in November and you're likely to see the first snow of the year.

Best time to book hotels in Lincoln

While last minute hotel deals in Lincoln can save you money, there is the risk that the hotel you're after will sell all of its rooms before you get a chance to book. You'll often find cheaper hotel prices the further in advance that you book, as demand hasn't driven up prices yet.

When you compare hotels with Skyscanner, you'll always get the best prices for your dates – whether you're booking at the last minute or a year in advance. Our results page shows you prices from a range of sources, direct from the hotel and deals from travel agents.

Top rated hotels in Lincoln

What are travellers saying about Lincoln?

9.8
Hipsters
8.9
History Buffs
8.5
Art & Design Lovers
Member reviews (12)
Daniel Mason-D'Croz
Daniel Mason-D'CrozBrisbane
06/01/2017

There's not a whole lot to attract a tourist to come specifically to Lincoln. However, having said that if you are in town there are several fun things to do. It is a very nice place to live with pretty low living costs, and very friendly people

Diane Austin
Diane AustinTallahassee
06/01/2017

LIncoln is a surprisingly trendy and wonderful town to visit. It has a very active downtown, pedestrian area with many local breweries and small cafes. The university in town contributes a lot to the feeling of the place, attracting people from hundreds of miles away for every home football game. There is a nice farmer's and flea market on Saturdays that is very enjoyable. The Speedway Museum alone is worth a visit to Lincoln. Cool, eclectic, unpretentious and fabulous. Great town.

Rachel Parrott
Rachel ParrottJonesboro
06/01/2017

Lincoln is a prettier city than I expected it to be and larger too. In a way, it reminded me of home in Georgia. The capitol building is among my favorites in the country. Good eats here too.

Delphine Ashe
Delphine AsheWest Milford
06/01/2017

Great store a must to go to need a gd 5 hrs though great food on 2nd level pulled pork sandwich is great!!

FAQs

The least expensive month is December, with an average of £64 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Lincoln is February, with an average price of £112 per night.
The average price of a hotel in November last year was £70 per night. This is 24% less than the average nightly price of £87 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Lincoln, the expected average temperature in November is 4.7°C/40.4°F. The warmest month is typically July, which averages 32.4°C/90.3°F. The coolest month is January, with temperatures averaging -9.5°C/14.9°F.
The nearest airport to Lincoln is Lincoln (LNK) (4.96 miles). Other nearby airports include: Beatrice (35.20 miles)

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