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Carter Lake Iowa Accommodations

Find accommodations in Carter Lake with the hotel list provided below. Search for cheap and discounted hotel and motel rates in or close to Carter Lake, IA for your upcoming individual or group travel. We show the best Carter Lake Iowa hotel rooms. Review the Carter Lake hotel list below to find the perfect lodging. We also have a map of the Carter Lake hotels. Planning a group? Lock in Carter Lake Group Hotel Rates

The Carter Lake center is approximately 1 mile southwest of Eppley Airfield Airport and 1 mile north of Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

Carter Lake is located in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, only an hour's drive from Lincoln. The town is situated on a lake of the same name, and separated from the rest of Iowa by the Missouri River, effectively making it an exclave. The city is surrounded by beautiful parks and lakes, making it an excellent place to visit for a nature lover. There are also many historical sites to explore in the area. Carter Lake is a terrifc place to visit for a relaxing trip. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone in the family happy, including fishing, swimming, hiking, and picnicking. Plus, the kids will love Carter Lake, where they can splash around to their heart's content. This hidden gem is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy quality time with your loved ones. The best part about Carter Lake is that it feels like a world away from everyday life. Yet, it's still close enough to major cities like Omaha and Lincoln for a day trip if you're looking for a little more excitement. If you want a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors, Carter Lake is an amazing destination. Book a room in one of the local hotels today, and pack your bags for a memorable family trip. Check out all the city has to offer during your visit. More from this guide...

Carter Lake Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Super 8 Omaha Eppley Airport : 3000 Airport Eppley Dr.
+1-888-389-4121
3000 Airport Eppley Dr., Carter Lake, IA 51510
  • Two star Airport hotel
  • Airport shuttle provided
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Candlewood Suites Omaha Airport, an IHG Hotel - Omaha
+1-888-675-2083
2601 Abbott Plaza, Omaha, NE 68110 ~0.70 miles south of Carter Lake
  • Economical Airport property
  • Fitness center on property
From$55
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Best Western Plus Omaha Airport Inn
+1-800-716-8490
2510 Abbott Plz, Carter Lake, IA 51510
  • Three Star Airport hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$69
Average 3.0 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details
Sleep Inn & Suites Omaha Airport
+1-800-805-5223
2525 Abbott Dr., Omaha, NE 68110 ~0.77 miles south of Carter Lake
  • Inexpensive Airport property
  • Check in: 2:00 PM
From$49
Average 3.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call BookMore Details
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Omaha Airport Downtown
+1-888-965-1860
1201 Ave. H, Carter Lake, IA 51510
  • Low-priced Airport hotel
  • 102 rooms in property
From$55
Average 3.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call BookMore Details
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Omaha Airport, IA
+1-888-788-5576
2210 Abbott Dr., Carter Lake, IA 51510
  • 3 star Airport hotel
  • 10 suites in property
From$63
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Hampton Inn Omaha Airport
+1-888-897-9207
2020 Abbott Dr., Carter Lake, IA 51510
  • 3 star Airport hotel
  • Has environment-friendly policy See more
From$80
Very Good 4.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call BookMore Details
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
+1-888-311-4278
2010 Abbott Dr., Carter Lake, IA 51510
  • Affordable Airport property
  • Airport shuttle available
From$99
Very Good 4.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call BookMore Details
Fairfield Inn & Suites Omaha Downtown
+1-888-469-4795
1501 Nicholas St., Omaha, NE 68102 ~1.94 miles southwest of Carter Lake
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • 2 meeting rooms in property
From$69
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Omaha Downtown : 1314 Cuming St.
+1-888-734-9421
1314 Cuming St., Omaha, NE 68102 ~1.95 miles southwest of Carter Lake
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Airport shuttle available
From$80
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha Downtown
+1-888-841-5292
1212 Cuming St., Omaha, NE 68102 ~1.98 miles southwest of Carter Lake
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 4 floors
From$74
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Cambria Hotel Omaha Downtown : 740 North 14th St.
+1-888-455-5160
740 North 14th St., Omaha, NE 68102 ~2.08 miles southwest of Carter Lake
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • 12 suites in hotel
From$79
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Holiday Inn Omaha Downtown - Waterpark, an IHG Hotel
+1-888-965-8297
1420 Cuming St., Omaha, NE 68102 ~2.12 miles southwest of Carter Lake
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • 114 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$109
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Hilton Omaha
+1-888-906-6358
1001 Cass St., Omaha, NE 68102 ~2.15 miles southwest of Carter Lake
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 600 rooms
From$75
Very Good 4.0 /5 Guest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Quality Inn & Suites in Council Bluffs
+1-888-749-6785
3537 West Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 ~2.19 miles south of Carter Lake
  • Low priced Suburban property
  • Has environment-friendly policy See policy
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Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District in Omaha
+1-888-878-9982
222 North 10th St., Omaha, NE 68102 ~2.31 miles south of Carter Lake
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • 13 suites in hotel
From$119
Very Good 4.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call BookMore Details
Courtyard by Marriott Omaha Downtown - Omaha
+1-888-389-4485
101 South 10th St., Omaha, NE 68102 ~2.41 miles south of Carter Lake
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Airport shuttle available
From$55
Very Good 4.0 /5 Guest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Hilton Garden Inn Omaha Downtown / Old Market Area - Omaha
+1-888-389-4121
1005 Dodge St., Omaha, NE 68102 ~2.43 miles south of Carter Lake
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 178 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$80
Average 3.0 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details
DoubleTree by Hilton Omaha Downtown in Omaha
+1-888-675-2083
1616 Dodge St., Omaha, NE 68102 ~2.55 miles southwest of Carter Lake
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • 14 suites in hotel
From$84
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Residence Inn by Marriott Omaha Downtown / Old Market Area : 106 South 15th St.
+1-800-716-8490
106 South 15th St., Omaha, NE 68102 Website ~2.56 miles southwest of Carter Lake
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Hotel has 12 floors
From$99
Very Good 4.5 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details
Hotel Indigo Omaha Downtown
+1-800-805-5223
1802 Dodge St., Omaha, NE 68102 ~2.63 miles southwest of Carter Lake
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • 90 rooms in hotel
From$75
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The Farnam Autograph Collection : 1299 Farnam St.
+1-888-965-1860
1299 Farnam St., Omaha, NE 68102 ~2.63 miles south of Carter Lake
  • Three Star hotel
  • Hotel has 8 meeting rooms
Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha Downtown Old Market
+1-888-788-5576
555 South 10th St., Omaha, NE 68102 ~2.69 miles south of Carter Lake
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
From$99
Very Good 4.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call BookMore Details
The Peregrine Omaha Downtown Curio
+1-888-897-9207
203 South 18th St., Omaha, NE 68102 ~2.71 miles southwest of Carter Lake
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • 88 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$90
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
Hotel Deco
+1-888-311-4278
1504 Harney St., Omaha, NE 68102 ~2.72 miles southwest of Carter Lake
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • 89 rooms in property
From$89
Very Good 4.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call BookMore Details
Hyatt Place Omaha - Omaha
+1-888-469-4795
540 South 12th St., Omaha, NE 68102 Website ~2.75 miles south of Carter Lake
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • 4 conference rooms in property
From$99
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BridgePointe Inn & Suites
+1-888-734-9421
3619 9th Ave., Council Bluffs, IA 51501 ~2.78 miles south of Carter Lake
  • Cheap hotel
From$60
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
Execustay at the Corvina
+1-888-841-5292
915 Jones St., Omaha, NE 78681 ~2.83 miles south of Carter Lake
  • Affordable property
  • Check in time: 15:30
From$90
Average 3.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
402 Hotel - Omaha
+1-888-455-5160
2211 Douglas St., Omaha, NE 68102 ~2.84 miles southwest of Carter Lake
  • 2-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
From$37
Average 3.5 /5 Recent Reviews Call BookMore Details
Magnolia Hotel Omaha : 1615 Howard St.
+1-888-965-8297
1615 Howard St., Omaha, NE 68102 ~2.86 miles southwest of Carter Lake
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • 145 rooms in hotel
From$99
Very Good 4.5 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details
Harrahs Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino : 1 Harrah's Blvd.
+1-888-906-6358
1 Harrah's Blvd., Council Bluffs, IA 51501 ~2.86 miles south of Carter Lake
  • Affordable Airport property
  • 9 suites in hotel
From$190
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EVEN Hotel Omaha Downtown - Old Market, an IHG Hotel in Omaha
+1-888-749-6785
2220 Farnam St., Omaha, NE 68102 ~2.92 miles southwest of Carter Lake
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Gym is available on property
From$99
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Holiday Inn Express And Suites Omaha Downtown - Airport, an IHG H - Omaha
+1-888-878-9982
2431 Farnam St., Omaha, NE 68131 ~3.02 miles southwest of Carter Lake
  • Affordable property
  • 20 suites in property
From$90
Average 3.5 /5 Recent Reviews Call BookMore Details
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Omaha Downtown - Airport, an IHG H - Omaha
+1-888-389-4485
2431 Farnam St., Omaha, NE 68102 ~3.02 miles southwest of Carter Lake
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
From$79
Very Good 4.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call BookMore Details
Four Points by Sheraton Omaha Midtown
+1-888-389-4121
330 North 30th St., Omaha, NE 68131 ~3.04 miles southwest of Carter Lake
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • 10 suites in property
From$29
Very Good 4.0 /5 Guest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Woodspring Suites Council Bluffs - Council Bluffs
+1-888-675-2083
3541 14th Ave., Council Bluffs, IA 51501 ~3.11 miles south of Carter Lake
  • Economical Airport hotel
  • 4 floors in property
From$38
Average 3.0 /5 Recent Reviews Call BookMore Details
Comfort Suites Omaha East-Council Bluffs
+1-800-716-8490
1801 South 35th St., Council Bluffs, IA 51501 ~3.31 miles south of Carter Lake
  • 2-star Suburban property
  • 66 rooms in hotel
From$60
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Element Omaha Midtown Crossing, a Marriott Hotel
+1-800-805-5223
3253 Dodge St., Omaha, NE 68131 ~3.34 miles southwest of Carter Lake
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Check in time: 12:00 PM
From$98
Very Good 4.0 /5 Reviews Call BookMore Details
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Council Bluffs/Omaha
+1-888-965-1860
2141 South 35 St., Council Bluffs, IA 51501 ~3.53 miles south of Carter Lake
  • Cheap Convention Center hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
From$46
Average 3.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
Holiday Inn at Ameristar : 2202 River Rd.
+1-888-788-5576
2202 River Rd., Council Bluffs, IA 51501 ~3.60 miles south of Carter Lake
  • Midscale Riverfront property
  • Has environment-friendly policy Learn more
From$68
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The Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel
+1-888-897-9207
302 South 36th St., Omaha, NE 68131 ~3.65 miles southwest of Carter Lake
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 8 floors
From$109
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My Place Hotel - Council Bluffs
+1-888-311-4278
2281 South 35th St., Council Bluffs, IA 51501 ~3.65 miles south of Carter Lake
  • Low Cost Suburban hotel
  • Check in: 15:00
From$59
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Council Bluffs
+1-888-469-4795
2211 South 32nd St., Council Bluffs, IA 51501 ~3.73 miles south of Carter Lake
  • Cheap Highway hotel
  • 112 rooms in hotel
From$79
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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Council Bluffs, IA in Council Bluffs
+1-888-734-9421
17 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 ~3.91 miles south of Carter Lake
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • 133 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$65
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Courtyard by Marriott Omaha East/Council Bluffs, IA : 2501 Bass Pro Dr.
+1-888-841-5292
2501 Bass Pro Dr., Council Bluffs, IA 51501 ~3.97 miles south of Carter Lake
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • 131 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$80
Very Good 4.0 /5 Latest Reviews Call BookMore Details
Springhill Suites Council Bluffs - Council Bluffs
+1-888-455-5160
3216 Plaza View Dr., Council Bluffs, IA 51501 ~4.00 miles south of Carter Lake
  • Midscale Convention Center property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
From$80
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Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs in Council Bluffs
+1-888-965-8297
2200 River Rd., Council Bluffs, IA 51501 ~4.06 miles south of Carter Lake
  • High-end hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
From$109
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Hampton Inn at Ameristar
+1-888-906-6358
2204 River Rd., Council Bluffs, IA 51501 ~4.07 miles south of Carter Lake
  • 3 star Riverfront property
  • Comp. Breakfast
From$79
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Home2 Suites Omaha Un Medical Center Area : 4440 Douglas St.
+1-888-749-6785
4440 Douglas St., Omaha, NE 68131 ~4.14 miles southwest of Carter Lake
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • 102 suites in hotel
From$80
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Hilton Garden Inn Omaha East/Council Bluffs : 2702 Mid America Dr.
+1-888-878-9982
2702 Mid America Dr., Council Bluffs, IA 51501 ~4.14 miles south of Carter Lake
  • Midscale hotel
  • Check-in time: 3pm
From$80
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Graph of Carter Lake, IA Hotel Prices for Next 20 Days

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Carter Lake, IA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Carter Lake hotel for each day and each star rating category.

The Best Time to Visit Carter Lake, IA

The climate in Carter Lake is perfect for those who love spending time outdoors. The summers are warm and humid with an average high of 86 °F, while the winters are freezing and snowy with an average low of 13 °F. The spring and fall are mild, making it a great time to visit the town. The area experiences four distinct seasons, so there is always something to do whatever time of year it is. During the summer months, the weather is warm and sunny, making it perfect for swimming, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors. There are plenty of events and activities going on during these months, so there is always something to do. September is also a great time to visit Carter Lake as the weather is still warm and the leaves start to change color, making for beautiful scenery.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Carter Lake, IA:

Carter Lake by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean price trends by star rating class in Carter Lake, IA. You can use these illustrations to calculate the best dates to book a room in Carter Lake throughout the year.

Check Out 4-star and Luxury Hotels in the Area

4 Star Average Prices: $132.25

Finding a luxury place to stay in Carter Lake, IA is easy for travelers. There are plenty of hotels that cater to those in the mood for a premium stay, and many of them are located near the airport and major highways. Most of the local luxury accommodations are centrally located near all the best the town has to offer. If you're looking for a luxurious and relaxing stay in the area, look no further. Guests of these lodging have nothing but great things to say about their experience. From a spacious and well-appointed room to call your own for a few nights, to the amazing amenities and service that these hotels have to offer, you're sure to be impressed.

The Best Low-Budget Hotels in Carter Lake, Iowa

3 Star Average Prices: $120.79

From camping and RV sites to hotels and motels, Carter Lake has something for everyone. If you're looking for an affordable option in town, you can't go wrong with one of the many low-budget options available. For a basic room to crash in for the night or something a little more luxurious, you'll find a budget hotel option that suits your needs. And, with so many options to choose from, you're sure to find an affordable room that's just right for you. Plus, friendly staff will always be on hand to help you with any of your needs. So start planning your trip to Carter Lake today and save big on your stay in town. 

2 Star Average Prices: $126.64

The Best Hotel Discounts in Carter Lake, Iowa

There are a variety of special offers available for hotels in Carter Lake. Many have discounts for AAA members, seniors, military personnel, and government employees. Some hotels propose package deals that include meals and activities. Hotel discounts also are available throughout the year, depending on the season. In the spring and fall, discounts are available for those who book early. So if you're planning a trip to Carter Lake, IA, be sure to book your hotel room in advance. In the summer and winter, hotel discounts are available for those who travel mid-week. So if you're looking to save money on your room, plan your trip for a weekday.

Things to Do in Carter Lake, IA

If you're looking for things to do in Carter Lake, you won't be disappointed. There's plenty to keep you busy, whether you're a fan of outdoor activities or prefer to stay indoors. For those who like to be active, there are plenty of options for hiking, biking, and fishing in the area. Or, if you're looking to relax, you can enjoy the scenic views of the lake and its surroundings. The town is home to a number of parks and trails, perfect for a leisurely stroll or an afternoon of hiking. If you're in the mood for something a bit more active, try your hand at kayaking or fishing in lake. And of course, no visit to this city would be complete without taking a dip in the famous Carter Lake or Missouri River. Wavecrest Park is a beautiful park with stunning area and views, that offers a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy, including hiking, picnicking, and fishing. It also features a playground and a pavilion, making it the perfect place to spend a day with family and friends. There are also a number of restaurants and shops in Carter Lake, so you can easily find something to eat or drink. So whatever you are in the mood for, you will find an activity for you in the area.

FAQs about hotels in Carter Lake

What are the best rated hotels in Carter Lake?

Residence Inn by Marriott Omaha Downtown, Magnolia Hotel Omaha and EVEN Hotel Omaha Downtown - Old Market, an IHG Hotel are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most luxurious hotels in Carter Lake?

Hilton Omaha, Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District and Hotel Indigo Omaha Downtown are the top 3 luxury hotels near Carter Lake city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Carter Lake?

Super 8 Omaha Eppley Airport, Candlewood Suites Omaha Airport, an IHG Hotel, and Best Western Plus Omaha Airport Inn are the properties closest to Carter Lake city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Carter Lake cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Carter Lake can be as cheap as $126.64 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Carter Lake cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Carter Lake has been $120.79 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a luxury hotel in Carter Lake cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Carter Lake has been $132.25 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Carter Lake?

Magnolia Hotel Omaha, EVEN Hotel Omaha Downtown - Old Market, an IHG Hotel and The Peregrine Omaha Downtown Curio are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Carter Lake?

Residence Inn by Marriott Omaha Downtown, Fairfield Inn & Suites Omaha Downtown and Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Carter Lake?

Cambria Hotel Omaha Downtown, Sleep Inn & Suites Omaha Airport and Woodspring Suites Council Bluffs are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in Carter Lake?

Candlewood Suites Omaha Airport, an IHG Hotel, Holiday Inn Express & Suites and Hotel Indigo Omaha Downtown are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Recent traveler guest reviews of Carter Lake, IA

Below are reviews of the city of Carter Lake, IA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Werner Park Baseball Stadium"
Score 5.0 / 5

Werner Park was a really cool baseball stadium!

Christine B., from 23-Sep-2022
"Accessible to downtown Omaha."
Score 5.0 / 5

Accessible to downtown Omaha.

Larry L., from 06-Dec-2021
"Pleasant Community"
Score 5.0 / 5

Nice, small city with friendly people everywhere. Looks a like a good place to raise a family.

Kelly E., from 08-May-2015
The average traveler rating of the city of Carter Lake, IA shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
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