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Carol Hotel

Postby Omaha_Gabe » Thu May 26, 2016 10:00 pm

Property was bought and will be demoed soon

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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby PotatoeEatsFish » Thu May 26, 2016 11:54 pm

Good,
Its an awful hotel.
Though the outside of it looks clean the inside is nasty.
I got that Milf $

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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby zippy » Fri May 27, 2016 8:53 am

It was originally a Sheraton, and was home to the Playboy Club.

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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby choke » Fri May 27, 2016 4:13 pm

I look at this hotel every day on my way to work. Not once have I thought I would like to stay there. Just something about it seems off.

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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Fri May 27, 2016 5:23 pm

choke wrote:I look at this hotel every day on my way to work. Not once have I thought I would like to stay there. Just something about it seems off.


This was a Clarion Hotel and one of those shady grady guys from India or somewhere like it bought the hotel and it has been like the Bates Motel ever since. First you have this business genius take the letters from the Clarion sign and make the name Carol Hotel from it. Brilliant huh. Then you have this guy selling rooms on priceline and internet travel sites to lure in customers. I have friends who have visited town and got stuck there by priceline and it was a total filthy dump. What the customers dont know is half this hotel is filled up with Meth Heads who are looking to rob them and their vehicles the first chance they get. If the Meth Heads are not down in South O scoring their next Meth 8 ball they are over at Walmart or Super Target on 120th & L shoplifting or robbing customers cars. You are right there is something off there, its a 4th dimension of life that it upside down. Thank the gods this place is going away.

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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby bigredmed » Fri May 27, 2016 5:33 pm

zippy wrote:It was originally a Sheraton, and was home to the Playboy Club.


Before the Playboy Club, it was the Smuggler's Inn. Hot upscale disco where the cute teachers from Millard High School went trolling for lawyers. I worked in the kitchen there in high school.

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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Fri May 27, 2016 6:25 pm

bigredmed wrote:
zippy wrote:It was originally a Sheraton, and was home to the Playboy Club.


Before the Playboy Club, it was the Smuggler's Inn. Hot upscale disco where the cute teachers from Millard High School went trolling for lawyers. I worked in the kitchen there in high school.


I can see it! :thumb: I was in my 20s back then but I didn't do disco so I never made it to that place.

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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby nativeomahan » Sat May 28, 2016 6:16 am

Oh goodness. The memories! It not only was it the Playboy Club, I was a member, back in the 1980s. It didn't take much to join. The Friday night Happy Hour lured me and my friends in, with great drink specials as well as very good food.

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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby choke » Sat May 28, 2016 7:39 am

GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:
choke wrote:I look at this hotel every day on my way to work. Not once have I thought I would like to stay there. Just something about it seems off.


This was a Clarion Hotel and one of those shady grady guys from India or somewhere like it bought the hotel and it has been like the Bates Motel ever since. First you have this business genius take the letters from the Clarion sign and make the name Carol Hotel from it. Brilliant huh. Then you have this guy selling rooms on priceline and internet travel sites to lure in customers. I have friends who have visited town and got stuck there by priceline and it was a total filthy dump. What the customers dont know is half this hotel is filled up with Meth Heads who are looking to rob them and their vehicles the first chance they get. If the Meth Heads are not down in South O scoring their next Meth 8 ball they are over at Walmart or Super Target on 120th & L shoplifting or robbing customers cars. You are right there is something off there, its a 4th dimension of life that it upside down. Thank the gods this place is going away.


That is funny, manipulating the letters from Clarion to spell Carol.

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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby RNcyanide » Sat May 28, 2016 10:22 am

choke wrote:
GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:
choke wrote:I look at this hotel every day on my way to work. Not once have I thought I would like to stay there. Just something about it seems off.


This was a Clarion Hotel and one of those shady grady guys from India or somewhere like it bought the hotel and it has been like the Bates Motel ever since. First you have this business genius take the letters from the Clarion sign and make the name Carol Hotel from it. Brilliant huh. Then you have this guy selling rooms on priceline and internet travel sites to lure in customers. I have friends who have visited town and got stuck there by priceline and it was a total filthy dump. What the customers dont know is half this hotel is filled up with Meth Heads who are looking to rob them and their vehicles the first chance they get. If the Meth Heads are not down in South O scoring their next Meth 8 ball they are over at Walmart or Super Target on 120th & L shoplifting or robbing customers cars. You are right there is something off there, its a 4th dimension of life that it upside down. Thank the gods this place is going away.


That is funny, manipulating the letters from Clarion to spell Carol.


Don't forget its brief stint as the Clarino.
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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby MadMartin8 » Sat May 28, 2016 10:30 am

Wait, this was once The Playboy Club?



This place belongs on the Historical Register. I demand this building not be torn down.
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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby MTO » Sat May 28, 2016 10:40 am

Playboy club, sometimes I seriously wish I lived in the 50s.
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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Sat May 28, 2016 12:08 pm

MTO wrote:Playboy club, sometimes I seriously wish I lived in the 50s.


The Playboy club was around in the mid 80's. It was hardly advertised or promoted and was dead and I think they lost alot of money.

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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby Coyote » Sat May 28, 2016 1:15 pm

The Playboy Club opened on May 18, 1984 and closed in April of 1988.
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Postby MTO » Sat May 28, 2016 1:18 pm

I knew Coyote was old enough to remember..
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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby Coyote » Sat May 28, 2016 1:35 pm

At first I thought this post was someone's joke on Facebook, since both Stargazer's and NativeOmahan's names were on it (they both Like Expedia), but I just saw this on my Facebook:

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The Carol Hotel has a whole 2 stars on Expedia.

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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Sat May 28, 2016 1:46 pm

Coyote wrote:The Playboy Club opened on May 18, 1984 and closed in April of 1988.


That explains why I never never went to the Playboy Club. I spent the most of that period dealing with 3 different girlfriends I was dumb enough to let move in my house. Wasn't no time for PlayBoy Clubin or the money to pay for it after those women took me to a level of broke I had never imagined. :oops:

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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Sat May 28, 2016 1:52 pm

If I saw that pick of the Carol I would say that place looks great. That picture sure makes good bait to lure in the pigeons.

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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby Greg S » Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:19 pm

My understanding is that it was bought by Farm Credit.

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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby Omaha_Gabe » Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:10 pm

Greg S wrote:My understanding is that it was bought by Farm Credit.

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Correct - they are to build a parking lot. They also bought some of the land from Mosaic.

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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:52 pm

Are they increasing the number of employees there? Building any new office space?
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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby Omaha_Gabe » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:59 pm

Wrecking ball has arrived!

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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby MadMartin8 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:34 pm

Omaha_Gabe wrote:Wrecking ball has arrived!



Noooo! I must protest to save this historic structure. What other building in Omaha can claim such a storied history with Playboy?
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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby bigredmed » Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:50 pm

MadMartin8 wrote:
Omaha_Gabe wrote:Wrecking ball has arrived!



Noooo! I must protest to save this historic structure. What other building in Omaha can claim such a storied history with Playboy?


Before the Playboy era it was home to Smugglers Inn. No telling how many traveling salesmen got some professional action there. Many lawyers hooked up with hot young high school teachers there. Many hot young high school girls hooked up with touring rock bands there. Hope they brought their hazmat gear.... :sly:

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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby NovakOmaha » Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:01 pm

As I understand it the Rodeway/Radisson/Quality/Days/Carlisle/Westmont Inn at 10909 M St. is closed as well. The reviews are unbelievable. Back in the day it was a beautiful hotel & the restaurant was outstanding. That was in the 70s & early 80s.

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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby nativeomahan » Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:56 am

NovakOmaha wrote:As I understand it the Rodeway/Radisson/Quality/Days/Carlisle/Westmont Inn at 10909 M St. is closed as well. The reviews are unbelievable. Back in the day it was a beautiful hotel & the restaurant was outstanding. That was in the 70s & early 80s.


You are correct. The Rodeway Inn had one of Omaha's best Sunday brunches.

I think all of the new motels going up are forcing the older properties to either invest in extensive remodeling, or simply close.

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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby HskrFanMike » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:45 pm

I was wondering about this place. Drove by last weekend, and it seemed every window was broken out and the drapes were flapping in the breeze. It was a nice looking hotel from the outside.
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Re: Carol Hotel

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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby MadMartin8 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:44 pm

Omaha_Gabe wrote:Image


RIP you historic structure you.
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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby bigredmed » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:31 am

That came down fast. Spirochetes aren't good construction material, it seems.

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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby Joe_Sovereign » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:26 pm

Read the Yelp or Google Reviews of the Carol Hotel the are great dark comedy.

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Re: learn from it

Postby bigredmed » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:25 am

Carrie Palmer wrote:A lesson for their peers

The hotel was in an awkward location. It made a ton of money from the disco when Millard was still isolated from the rest of the city's restaurants, and like lots of other franchisees, took the money out instead of reinvesting. The disco craze ended and the isolation did as well. They doubled down on sex and became a Playboy club. The sleaze didnt sell and the services they could offer couldn't stay up with the competition.

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Re: Carol Hotel

Postby okstfan75 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:04 pm

I just found out this place has been demolished. thank god. I stayed here once when it was the Clarion. It was ok but some of the staff was rude and you could tell it was an older place and had seen better days. But after seeing some of the comments here and reviews elsewhere, i guess it could've been worse. Thank god I never stayed there again.


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