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Quality Inn & Conference Center

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Easy access off the Interstate. Rooms are clean, staff is friendly and helpful. Many dining options are available in Grand Island, about 9 miles away. Pool, whirlpool, and on site dining. Game room, though half the machines were out of order and that left an old Crusin' USA and a Claw game. Have you ever wondered where the hot water went when you get in the shower at hotel? It goes here. The shower in our room put out the heat.

I stayed here in February with my mom & sister for a Women's Retreat. Check in was fast, as they already had set it up for the whole group and all the staff we talked with were very nice.. Room was clean and beds were comfortable. I believe the room was recently renovated or at least had new carpet. The conference center was nice and the food was pretty good. You never know how food is going to be when you go to a conference, so this was a pleasant surprise. Pool was being renovated while we were there, so I can't commit on that. I would stay again.

This was a quick and easy one night stop for our family on a Saturday night on the way through Nebraska on I-80. It had what we needed, which were clean comfortable beds, pillows and bathrooms for a night. It was quiet. The bathrooms had been updated with granite countertops. The carpet was old (rippling in places) but clean. Our rooms (we had 2 nonsmoking rooms) smelled fine. There was a microwave and small refrigerator in each of our rooms. Didn’t try the pool or exercise facility. Breakfast for us on Sunday AM was $4/person and included a buffet of scrambled eggs, bacon & sausage, pancakes, biscuits, gravy, several kinds of cereal, 1&2% milk, and hot water for instant oatmeal for hot chocolate or tea. A few whole fruits. No melon or berries, no waffle maker (if you care about that). When I first linked from tripadviser to, it tried to reserve for me for a week later, so I nearly made a big mistake there. I think it worked well for me that I switched to going directly to the choice hotels website, because it allowed me to select the right dates more easily. The hotel does like to recognize the loyalty program too, so it helps in that way too. Since I wanted more than one room, I had to reserve one and then click “add a room” for the next (couldn’t start with 2 rooms). I loved the people who checked me in and out from the hotel (NHahn and JGroel)- both were really nice, genuine people trying to make sure my stay went well. Only 2 suggestions I have is: (1) it is time for the vent in the bathroom to have the grill vacuumed or cleaned, and (2) the same vent is quite loud and linked to the light switch, so I couldn’t go without the vent. Harder to fix: either separate switch or new vent? Still happy with our stay.

My husband and I stayed here for an overnight while going through Nebraska. It’s clean, quiet, and the service is great. They even call you shorty after check-in to make sure your room is ok. Restaurant is good-limited vegetarian options. Full bar with great dirty martinis. Workout room has cardio machines and one weight machine- no hand weights. We will consider this again our next time through Nebraska.

This was our 2nd time staying here while traveling. We love it. Very friendly, clean, comfortable and on the cheaper side. There is a great courtyard that is perfect for our pup. There isn't a continental breakfast, but they do have a restaurant where you can get a very cheap, made to order breakfast with the voucher they give you at check in. We will stay here again during future road trips for sure.

Had a room on the first floor and it was nice and quiet all night. Welcome desk staff really friendly, and were polite even when I called just 5 seconds after checking in because I forgot how to log onto the wifi. Also the value for the $4 breakfast was great, a good selection of warm food (not just the oatmeal and bagels showcased in other places) with fresh brewed coffee. Will definitely stay here again when driving through.

Completely mediocre hotel. Kind staff (even in the middle of the night), decent beds and pillows, quiet, and convenient location to the highway. But the hotel is old and run down, and it's age shows in the old carpet, popcorn ceiling, stale smell of cigarettes in the hallways, rusty bathrooms, etc. We paid $89 plus tax for a double queen non-smoking, and I'd say this room was worth no more than $65. If you can stay in Kearney or Lincoln you'll yet more bang for your buck. $15 pet fee when we were there.

Not horrible, and the staff was sweet and fabulous, but for what we paid it just wasn't worth it. Picked the hotel because of the pool, but it was packed with kids until 11pm, so we figured we'd swim in the am but by 8am there were over 20 kids jammed into the tiny pool with an equal number of parents crammed into the space. And really, having guests have to pay $4 for a mediocre breakfast buffet was a tad insulting. TV in our room was unplugged from the cable when we got in last night and it took us a while to figure it out, and housekeeping walked in at 9am.

My wife and I were able to check in without a reservation. Access to and from the hotel to the freeway was easy The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable and clean. My only concerns were about the room air conditioner; it was quite loud, and having to pay for breakfast.

This is a nice property which is closely located to I-80. It is neat and clean, has a very helpful staff and is a value in my mind. I look for a place that has a serve yourself buffet style breakfast and this Quality Inn does not. It does have its own restaurant and offers a discounted breakfast but this is not my style.

7838 S Us Highway 281 Grand Island NE

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Free airport shuttle

Quality Inn & Conference Center places you within a 15-minute drive of Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer and Nebraska State Fair Grounds. This 161-room hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant and conveniences like an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Grand Island, the hotel is also within a 15-minute drive of Fonner Park and Heartland Events Center.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


All of Quality Inn & Conference Center's 161 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards. LCD TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also standard.

Property features

At Quality Inn & Conference Center, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle (available on request). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 7 meeting rooms, and conference space.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 138 reviews