Author Topic: Places to Stay in Omaha  (Read 3334 times)

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Re: Places to Stay in Omaha
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2018, 11:32:00 AM »
VRBO.com is similar to AirBnB. I have rented a place within walking distance of the Market and Century Link. Worked great especially with several people sharing. I have not taken the Amtrak into town but might do that. Gets in late though and leaves very early. Chicago resident.


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Re: Places to Stay in Omaha
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2018, 02:41:07 PM »
As a value guy, I find BRK weekend my favorite time to use hotel reward points, the rooms are at peak cash prices, but the point levels are the same as always. Personally, I sleep better when I know I've just pulled off a great arbitradge :)  Most likely all the reward rooms are booked now, but almost always there are cancellations in the week or two prior to the AGM.
Don't forget to search Council Bluffs, IA for a room; its just over the river and closer to downtown Omaha than 66% of the city of Omaha is to is own downtown.
I have yet to find the "bad part" of Omaha and I've made the trip 15 times.
If you aren't staying within walking distance of the convention center, you can park nearby. Once you decide to drive rather than walk to the CC, it doesn't really matter where you stay.
If you are flying, definitely look at Kansas City, the KC airport is on the north side of town and less than 2.5 hours away. The inconvenience is well worth the $500+ saving in airfare and you'll get better rental car pricing too.
Enjoy the weekend.

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Re: Places to Stay in Omaha
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2018, 08:02:16 PM »
NoCalledStrikes wins the value investor of the day award! Points arbitrage for BRK weekend is probably the best points arbitrage on the face of the earth.