Omaha, Nebraska, offers a rich history of educational excellence and our area is home to several universities. Our hotel places you near Creighton University, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and University of Nebraska - Omaha. If you're in town to visit your student, or if you're faculty, a visiting speaker or a professor of our area universities, Sheraton Omaha Hotel welcomes you with 221 comfortable guest rooms, pleasant hospitality and deluxe amenities. Our hotel in Omaha, NE, is the perfect place to stay while you're in town. In addition to our on-site restaurant and lobby bar, you'll find it's easy to 'eat like a local' during your stay, with a little help from our insider's list of great places to dine in Omaha. Take advantage of our local-area shuttle service to sites within five miles, including the University of Nebraska - Omaha.
Set in the heart of Omaha, University of Nebraska - Omaha (UNO) is home to renowned Mavericks and the university's athletic teams compete in NCAA Division I sports in the Summit League and NCHC Conferences. The University of Nebraska - Omaha is spread across three campuses. UNO is a public research university founded in 1908. Today, UNO offers 200 programs of study in its six different colleges, and expects to have 20,000 students enrolled by year 2020. Take advantage of our local shuttle to this university, located near our hotel.
Founded in 1875 as a small Jesuit college, Creighton University is today a well-known college spread out on 140 acres with around 8,500 enrolled students. The Creighton Bluejays compete in NCAA Division I in the Big East Conference. One of only 28 Jesuit colleges in the United States, Creighton University is a private, coeducational college. Located near our hotel, Creighton University is the state's largest private religious university.
A public research university in Lincoln, Nebraska, University of Nebraska - Lincoln was chartered in 1869 as a land-grant university, making it the oldest in the state. Today, it offers eight colleges on two campuses, 100 research facilities and classroom buildings and it is the largest university in the University of Nebraska system. The Cornhuskers, its athletic program, is a member of the Big Ten Conference. The football team has won 46 conference championships and five national championships.
Eat Like a Local
Feast on farm-to-table fare at Block 16. This local favorite restaurant offers crave-worthy street fare for lunch and dinner that won't disappoint even the pickiest eater. Vegan and vegetarian options are available too. A classic burger joint with an innovative menu, this restaurant often has a long line and for good reason. Locals know it is one of the best places to eat in downtown Omaha, NE.
THE GREY PLUME
A locavore-inspired, New American style eatery serving up refined dishes. Be sure to try a charcuterie board prepared with local artisanal cheeses and house-cured meats.
Authentic slow smoked barbecue makes Hartland an Omaha favorite. This small operation is all about the barbecue and they let their food speak for itself.
This contemporary American-style gastropub serves up something for everyone. Grab a burger and a beer and relax in the lively atmosphere at Leadbelly.
An upscale American-style cuisine paired with specialty cocktails and a varied assortment of wines.
Phat Jack’s BBQ
This hometown mom-and-pop barbecue joint serves generous portions of award-winning Kansas City-style barbecue with classic sides.