The Best Hotels for College World Series

Looking for the best hotel for fans at the College World Series in Omaha? You’re in luck – there are plenty of great hotel options in this baseball-loving city. But don’t wait too long to book your room, as they often sell out fast, especially after the 8 teams are announced.

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For our last-minute trip to the 2022 College World Series, we had to spend Saturday night about an hour away in Lincoln, Nebraska. For the next few nights of our trip, we were able to find a charming 2-story row house through VRBO, within a neighborhood in Omaha, a short 5 minute drive away from the Charles Schwab Field. See more general recommendations in our Travel Guide to the College World Series.

Staying right near the ballpark is probably the most convenient way to experience the College World Series; just get to the hotel, park, and never worry about your car again. The area around Charles Schwab Field is festival-like, with fans of all 8 teams represented…so why leave?

College World Series
Festival-like atmosphere around the College World Series

However, if you do decide to stay further afield, driving in and out of the area around the ballpark is relatively easy, although there will be streets closed down for pedestrian safety. Parking is available in a variety of lots, as well as at meters on the streets (pay through an app)…although you may need to drive around a few blocks to find a spot.

Traveling with children? Check out the Holiday Inn Downtown Omaha…it has an indoor water park!

Hotels Near Charles Schwab Field

Note that hotels within walking distance of Charles Schwab Field raise their prices considerably during the College World Series. But the chance to be right in the middle of all the action may just be worth it for you. We recommend these hotels:

Hilton Omaha

There’s about a half dozen hotels within a few blocks of Charles Schwab Field. Among the best hotels for the College World Series is the Hilton Omaha, just a block from the stadium. Inside, you’ll find a nice hotel bar and coffee shop, as well as health club, spa, and indoor swimming pool and hot tub.

The location can’t be beat as it is literally steps away from the pre-game party on the south side of the stadium. It even flies the flags of the 8 schools represented!

Hilton Omaha is the best located hotel for the men's baseball College World Series
The Hilton Omaha lies just beyond the pregame festivities outside Charles Schwab Field.

Holiday Inn Downtown Omaha

The Holiday Inn Downtown Omaha is a great hotel for families with children traveling to the College World Series. Located a few blocks from the stadium, this hotel has an indoor water park on site! There are water slides, a huge hot tub, leisure pool, and splash pad. There is also a restaurant/bar in the hotel, and plenty of other food and drink options within easy walking distance.


Perhaps the most affordable of the hotels that are walkable to the CWS, the Cambria is located just a couple blocks west of Charles Schwab Field. Clean, comfortable, and modern, the price here was a fraction of the cost at others in within the shadows of the CWS…but still seasonably higher than normal. Amenities include a gym, indoor heated pool, hotel bar and restaurant, and office center.

Clean comfortable hotel 2 blocks from College World Series
Modern and clean, the Cambria is a short walk from the College World Series and Charles Schwab Field.

Affordable Hotel Options for College World Series

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Central Omaha is located about 5 miles west of downtown near Interstates 680 and 80. The hotel, completely renovated in 2022, offers a clean, affordable option just a short drive away from Charles Schwab Field. You’ll either have to uber, or pay for parking near the stadium, but driving in and out doesn’t seem to be too much of a hassle. Book today with Holiday Inn’s Best Price Guarantee.

Casinos near College World Series

Ameristar Casino

Another of the best hotels for the College World Series is the Ameristar Casino, across the river in Council Bluffs Iowa – just a few minutes from Charles Schwab Field. It is the largest riverboat casino in Iowa, with plenty of table games, slots, and sports betting available. The gaming floor should have just about everything you’re looking for; additionally, there are multiple restaurants and cocktail lounges on site, too.


Another casino option is Harrah’s, also just over the river. With over 500 slot machines, a sports book, restaurants, lounges, and all the other amenities you’d expect, this casino delivers.


Steve Novak is a corporate quant jock by day, and freelance writer and founder of Sports Infotainment, LLC in his spare time. His opinions are just that - however, probably based in a lot of analytics. He can be reached at

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