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Milwaukee, WI: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find hotels in Milwaukee using the list and search tools below. Find cheap and discounted hotel/motel rates in or nearby Milwaukee, WI for your upcoming personal or group trip. We list the best Milwaukee, Wisconsin hotel and motel rooms. Browse the Milwaukee area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Milwaukee hotels. Booking 5+ Rooms? Find Milwaukee Group Hotel Deals or Book a Milwaukee Meeting

The Milwaukee center is around the area of Us Navy Officer Recruiting and the area of Milwaukee Co Historical Scty.

A perennially popular Great Lakes destination, Milwaukee offers historic and cultural attractions, outdoor recreation, and great food. Also known as the City of Festivals, Milwaukee entertains locals and visitors alike with fairs, fests, and concerts year round. Start exploring Milwaukee, and you might never want to leave this dynamic Great Lakes city. More from this guide...

"It’s a phenomenal, clean city with a plethora of fantastic options"
Author: , a Hotel Planner from , reviewed on 01-Nov-2013
Score of City:
5.0 / 5

Are you looking for a quick getaway to a rockin' city? Milwaukee is a great spot for a fun time. You can start off with a morning stroll enjoying the Riverwalk views. One definitely needs to grab a delicious Milwaukee Sausage on the way to the Miller Brewery! The Miller Brewery is a must see! It's a FREE tour that has the perfect balance among education, impressive views, and a FREE taste sampling at the end. After that, it's on to the world famous Harley Davidson Museum. It will WOW you! The food and nightlife will have you itching to get back to Milwaukee on a regular basis. April is a great month to visit as the weather warms up and you can see the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center and Milwaukee Brewers game at Miller Park all in the same day. It's a phenomenal, clean city with a plethora of fantastic options.

Milwaukee Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront - Milwaukee 4700 North Port Washington Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53212 Website
  • Three Star Riverfront hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
Four Points by Sheraton Milwaukee Airport - Milwaukee 5311 South Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207 Website
  • Midscale Airport property
  • Free comp. breakfast
Kinn Guesthouse : 2535 South Kinnickinnic 2535 South Kinnickinnic, Milwaukee, WI 53207
  • Expensive property
Excellent 5.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown - Milwaukee 648 North Plankinton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • The Country Inn and Suites by Carlson Milwaukee is a welcoming, hospitable property located in Brookfield, Wisconsin, only a short distance from Milwaukee but far enough from the hustle and bustle that it just might remind you of home. Guests will appreciate the lobby fireplace, complimentary breakfast bar, and friendly, helpful staff. Guest rooms at the Country Inn and Suites by Carlson Milwaukee include coffeemakers, cable televisions, and complimentary high-speed Internet access.
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness center on property
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Doubletree by Hilton Milwaukee Downtown 611 West Wiscosnin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness center on property
  • Great breakfast
  • Foggy mirror
Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown in Milwaukee 611 North Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Fitness + Health Center
Milwaukee Marriott Downtown in Milwaukee 323 East Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • 205 rooms in property
  • Friendly service
  • Quiet floor
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Homewood Suites by Hilton Milwaukee Downtown in Milwaukee 500 North Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Hotel has 7 floors
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
The Pfister Hotel 424 East Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Originally built in 1893, The Pfister Hotel has provided downtown Milwaukee's premier guest accommodations for over a century. Meticulous renovations in 2008 preserved this historical establishment's Old World charm while outfitting it with every contemporary hotel luxury and amenity. The 307 elegantly appointed rooms and suites are variously sized and distinctly themed and styled, offering guests meaningful choice in their preference selection. Famous for its hospitality, architecture and views, and featuring five on-site restaurants and lounges, signature "WELL Spa and Salon" and priceless Victorian art collection, The Pfister Hotel is the perfect choice for a luxurious Milwaukee stay. It's also perfectly located for exploring the city. This hotel is moments from Lake Michigan's shores, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Summerfest Grounds, and city-best theater, dining, shopping and nightlife.
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 23 floors
  • Attentive bar staff
  • Relatively high internet cost
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
The Westin Milwaukee - Milwaukee 550 North Van Buren St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • 4-star hotel
  • 220 rooms in property
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
The Journeyman Hotel in Milwaukee 310 East Chicago St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown property
  • 6 suites in property
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
The Brewhouse Inn & Suites 1215 North 10th St., Milwaukee, WI 53205
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • 6 floors in property
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
The Iron Horse Hotel - Milwaukee 500 West Florida St., Milwaukee, WI 53204
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 2 suites
  • Great menu
  • Shower was ok
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hampton Inn & Suites West Allis : 8201 West Greenfield Ave. 8201 West Greenfield Ave., West Allis, WI 53214 ~5.34 miles west of Milwaukee
  • Three Star Convention Center hotel
  • 101 sleeping rooms in hotel
Hyatt Place Milwaukee Airport in Milwaukee 200 West Grange, Milwaukee, WI 53207
  • 3-star Airport property
  • Airport shuttle available
  • Most guests enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West 10499 West Innovation Dr., Wauwatosa, WI 53226 ~6.66 miles west of Milwaukee
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See more
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee - Milwaukee 333 West Kilbourn, Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • The Hyatt Regency Milwaukee is located in historic downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, close to many incredible opportunities for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Hotel features include a fitness center, business center, myriad on-site dining options, and a location on a pretty, tree-lined street. Guest rooms at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee boast complimentary newspapers, cable televisions, Portico bath amenities, and high-speed Internet access.
  • High-end Downtown property
  • 481 rooms in hotel
  • Near city centre
  • Great shopping
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Milwaukee Downt in Milwaukee 710 North Old World 3rd St., Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • 103 rooms in hotel
  • Wonderful sightseeing
  • AC worked great
Springhill Suites by Marriott Milwaukee Downtown 744 North 4th St., Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • 3-star property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
Hilton Milwaukee City Center : 509 West Wisconsin Ave. 509 West Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • Shuttle from airport available
Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee Downtown 300 West Michigan St., Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • 6 floors in hotel
  • Great valet service
  • Mall is great access
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Intercontinental Milwaukee - Milwaukee 139 East Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • 11 meeting rooms in hotel
  • No fan in bathroom
  • Shower can be a problem
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Aloft Milwaukee Downtown 1230 Old World 3rd St., Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Great view
  • Rooms are ok
Hotel Metro 411 East Mason St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 63 rooms
  • Spacious one-bedroom suite
  • The majority of guests liked the big bathroom
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
The Plaza Hotel - Milwaukee 1007 North Cass St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
  • Most guests had problems with the shower
  • Breakfast was amazing
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
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When to Visit Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee has a humid continental climate with distinct seasons throughout the year. Summers tend to be warm and humid, with high temperatures in the low to mid-80s in July and August. Late spring to early fall is the rainy season in Milwaukee, and the city receives an average of three to four inches of rain each month. A few sprinkles don't deter the crowds, however, and summer is typically Milwaukee's busiest season for tourism.

Winters can get cold in Brew City, and high temperatures average about 30 degrees in December and January. Though Milwaukee winters can get snowy, weather in the city tends to be much milder than it is in the surrounding suburban areas.

As the City of Festivals, it should come as no surprise that Milwaukee is home to several popular annual events. Time your visit right, and you'll get to join in some of the city's diverse cultural celebrations. For instance, German Fest and Oktoberfest acknowledge Milwaukee's German roots with food and fun, while Polish Fest celebrates the city's longstanding Polish heritage with culinary and cultural events. Every summer, Milwaukee also hosts Festa Italiana, the nation's largest Italian-American event.

Summer is prime time for music and community festivals in Milwaukee, too. Summerfest brings over 800 bands and nearly 1 million attendees to Brew City each July, while the Wisconsin State Fair attracts record crowds with carnival rides, agricultural competitions, and fair food. If your visit falls during the autumn, don't miss Trainfest, the nation's largest model railroad festival.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Milwaukee, WI:

seasonality of hotel rates in Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Milwaukee, WI. Browse these illustrations to evaluate the most cost effective time period to book in Milwaukee for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotels in Milwaukee, WI

4 Star Average Prices: $152.95

Whether you're planning a special trip or you're just in the mood to treat yourself, choose from the best luxury hotels in Milwaukee.

Book your stay at The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, and you'll be right around the corner from the Milwaukee Institute of Art, the Eisner Museum, and the Henry Maier Festival Park. Room types range from deluxe rooms to king spa rooms to one-bedroom suites. All include minibars, flat-screen TVs, and designer toiletries. Keep up your workout routine at the Journeyman's fitness center, and sit down to a great meal at the hotel restaurant. Both dogs and cats are welcome here, so you never have to leave your furry friends behind.

For a boutique hotel you won't find anywhere else, plan your stay at The Brewhouse Inn & Suites, which is just a short walk from the Bradley Center, the Milwaukee Public Museum, and the Discovery World Museum. Guests rave about the rooms with kitchenettes, refrigerators, stovetops, and pillow-top beds. Use the free Wi-Fi to plan your day in Milwaukee, and rely on the hotel's helpful front desk staff for assistance with booking tickets and local tours.

Located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, The Pfister Hotel is within walking distance of Milwaukee City Hall, the Pabst Theater, and the International Clown Hall of Fame. All 300 guest rooms feature pillow-top beds, Egyptian cotton sheets, iPod docking stations, and video game consoles. Looking for somewhere to blow off steam? Take your pick from the hotel's health club, indoor pool, or nightclub. When you're ready to relax, book a massage or a facial at the on-site spa. If you're planning an event in Milwaukee, book the Pfister Hotel's 25,000 square feet of function space.

Nestled in Milwaukee's Fifth Ward, The Iron Horse Hotel is just a short walk to the Harley Davidson Museum, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, and the Great Lakes Distillery. Settle into a comfortable room equipped with a minibar, refrigerator, 48-inch plasma TV, and free Wi-Fi. The on-site spa is tough to resist, and the hotel's three restaurants offer numerous dining options.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Milwaukee

Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in Milwaukee, WI

3 Star Average Prices: $111.34

Traveling on a tight budget is no problem in Milwaukee. Choose from some of the most affordable models and guesthouses in town.

Stay at the Best Western Milwaukee West, and you'll have easy access to the Milwaukee Mile, the Wisconsin State Fair Park, and Miller Park. All 61 guest rooms have the basics covered, with mini fridges, flat-screen TVs, workspaces, and free wireless internet access. Work off some energy at the 24-hour fitness center or in the indoor pool, and soothe your muscles in the spa tub. Stay in and order room service, or have a drink at the bar.

Situated on the north side of town, the Days Inn & Suites Milwaukee is minutes form the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, the Bradley Center, and U.S. Cellular Arena. This budget-friendly hotel has both standard rooms and larger suites, and all have essentials like flat-screen TVs, mini fridges, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary newspapers each morning. Stay in shape at the Days Inn's fitness center, or hop on the hotel's complimentary shuttle to explore the Milwaukee area. Business travelers can book the hotel's 525-square-foot meeting space.

If you prefer more personalized accommodations, The Muse Gallery Guesthouse will be right up your alley. This guesthouse is located on Milwaukee's south side and is convenient to the Milwaukee Institute of Art and the Marcus Amphitheater. All three rooms include iPod docking stations, workspaces, and coffee makers, so this guesthouse works well for either business or leisure travelers. Don't miss the Muse Gallery's complimentary full breakfast in the morning.

On Milwaukee's west side, the Schuster Mansion Bed and Breakfast offers quick access to the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, and the Milwaukee Public Museum. All seven guest rooms include basics like cable programming and complimentary wireless internet access, and the bed and breakfast offers a continental breakfast each morning. Take advantage of the free on-site parking to save even more on your Milwaukee trip.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Milwaukee

2 Star Average Prices: $89.87

2 Star Hotel Prices in Milwaukee

Milwaukee: Real Discounts

Make your deal even sweeter by seeking out hotel discounts on Milwaukee accommodations. AAA members save at the Best Western Milwaukee West and other area hotels. AARP members and senior travelers get 10 percent off standard room rates at the Ambassador Hotel Milwaukee, while government employees and members of the military get guaranteed low rates at The Iron Horse Hotel.

Best Value Options in Milwaukee, WI

Get unbeatable value at these top-rated mid-range hotels in the City of Festivals.

Book your stay at the Ambassador Hotel Milwaukee, and you'll get plenty of value out of your Milwaukee vacation. This downtown hotel offers easy access to the historic Pabst Mansion and the Milwaukee Art Museum, and its two restaurants ensure that you'll have a great meal during your stay. The hotel's 132 guestrooms are equipped with minibars, flat-screen TVs, and designer toiletries. Have a quick breakfast at the hotel's restaurant in the morning, and then work it off at the fitness center. Business travelers will appreciate the 24-hour business center and the express check-in services.

Situated near the U.S. Cellular Arena and the Pabst Theater, the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee is a smart choice in the City of Festivals. Rock out to the iPod docking station, use the free Wi-Fi to plan excursions in Milwaukee, and catch the latest movies on the flat-screen TV. This large hotel also has a well-equipped fitness center, room service, and a bar and lounge. Reserve a spot on the airport shuttle for a small surcharge.

Can’t-Miss Attractions in Milwaukee, WI

At the Milwaukee Public Museum, you'll learn all about the history of the city and have the opportunity to look into the future. Walk through the permanent “Streets of Old Milwaukee” exhibit, which depicts the city as it was more than 100 years ago, and then check out temporary exhibits on robots, space, and science.

Race on over to the Harley-Davidson Museum, where you can climb on vintage motorcycles, learn how Harleys are made, and see photos from epic races. At the nearby Milwaukee Art Museum, see some of the Great Lakes' best art collections that spans from antiquity to today.

The kids will love a trip to the Milwaukee County Zoo, a 200-acre center that's home to more than 2,000 mammals, reptiles, birds, and fish. Don't miss the reopened aviary, where you can see peacocks strut their stuff and much more. Next, make your way to the riverfront for a scenic stroll along the Milwaukee RiverWalk. Here you'll find great downtown views, numerous restaurants, and even river cruises.

If you visit during baseball season, put a visit to Milwaukee's Miller Park at the top of your list. Get tickets for a Brewers game, and kick back and relax in this state-of-the-art stadium. Keep an eye out for special event days to get cool team collectibles or significantly discounted tickets.

Visit for the baseball, the museums, the food, or the festivals. No matter when you plan a trip to Milwaukee, you're bound to have a blast in the City of Festivals.

'Know your lines and don't bump into furniture.” It is a fun quote by Milwaukee born actor Spencer Tracy.

He managed to win three Oscars and was one of the most charming personalities in the movie industry. It is not a surprise that he came from Milwaukee. The city is very charming itself! Visit it and see it yourself! There is no need to think twice, because it is a very convenient city for tourists. For example, it is really easy to find a great accommodation in Milwaukee. Let's take a closer look at some of the best hotels in Milwaukee!

Budget Friendly Hotels in Milwaukee

If you decided to go to Milwaukee and wish to find a budget friendly place to stay at, you will experience no trouble. You came to the right city, because there are lots of cheap hotels. Most of them are great, but we have some special recommendations for you. For example, you should take a look at Rodeway Inn & Suites Milwaukee. It is one of the best cheap hotels in this city. What is more, it has free parking and free breakfast. In addition to that, the rooms at Rodeway Inn & Suites Milwaukee are very comfortable and clean, whereas the staff is simply excellent.

Fanciest Place to Stay in Milwaukee

Iron House Hotel is the name you should remember if you are searching for luxurious hotels in Milwaukee. It is one of the Milwaukee hotels we can strongly recommend to everyone. You will not regret if you decide to book a room at this fancy place. What is more, it is suitable for those who are traveling with their pets as they are allowed there. Iron House Hotel is famous among the tourists from all over the world. You can be sure that the rooms at this hotel are extremely comfortable. In addition to that, all members of the staff will do their best to make your stay at this hotel an unforgettable and special experience. It would be hard to find a fancier place to stay in Milwaukee. So, do not think twice and book one of the best Milwaukee hotels right now!

Wonderful Time in Milwaukee

It is easy to have a wonderful time in Milwaukee, because it is an awesome city which is full of interesting things to do and to see. It does not matter what are your interests, you will find something what you like in Milwaukee. Do you like going to the museums? Fine! There are lots of great ones in Milwaukee. The great thing is that the museums there are very diverse. For example, you can visit Harley Davidson Museum or go to explore Milwaukee Art Museum. It depends on you! Don't forget to take part in some of the outdoor activities as well. Biking and boat tours are a great way to explore Milwaukee! Of course, the nightlife in Milwaukee is also worth your attention. Make sure to have fun at some of its best bars and clubs such as Uber Tap Room. You are guaranteed to relax and make a lot of new friends there!

Government Per Diem Rates in Milwaukee, WI Chart

Below are the GSA reimbursement limits for hotel spending in Milwaukee, WI excluding taxes per night. See for more details.

Applies to Milwaukee

Season BeginSeason EndLodging RateMeals & Incidentals
January 1, 2018December 31, 2018$120.00$64.00

Verified reviews of the city of Milwaukee

Below are reviews of the city of Milwaukee, WI from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Milwaukee is the most beautiful city in the Midwest. Cultural scene is extensive. The food scene is crazy explosive and you cannot beat the charm of Milwaukeans.

Lori L., from 30-Dec-2017
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Milwaukee is the most beautiful city in the Midwest. Cultural scene is extensive. The food scene is crazy explosive and you cannot beat the charm of Milwaukeans.

Lori L., from 30-Dec-2017
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great place with good room accommodations and staff service.

Keneth C., from 12-Nov-2017
"Great Location"
Score 5.0 / 5

Festivals in townGlorioso'sHarley Davidson MuseumMiller Beer BreweryCity Skapes

Rose R., from 24-Jul-2016
Score 4.0 / 5

DeAngelo the manager was awesome!

Elaine S., from 23-Jul-2016
"Good food"
Score 5.0 / 5

Good food, easy to navigate, and beautiful weather.

Karen L., from 12-Jul-2016
"Great Time!"
Score 5.0 / 5

We were here for a Charger/Packers game from San Diego. Even though we were the 'enemy' everyone treated us with respect. I can only hope when Packer fans come to San Diego, we treat them as well as we were treated.

Rick S., from 19-Oct-2015
"A Wonderful Time"
Score 5.0 / 5

Friendly people everywhere. Our society needs more Milwaukee's.

Julius K., from 09-Aug-2015
"A Great Adventure"
Score 4.0 / 5

Went touring around the city and enjoyed the Festival and Art Museum.

Leticeia L., from 26-Jul-2015
"Would love to explore more"
Score 4.0 / 5

I can't say I got to know much about the rest of Milwaukee. I was on foot and actually walked from the Art Museum to the bus depot for my trip back to Madison. The concrete sidewalks did a number on my hips and knees but it was good to walk. I would love to explore more of Milwaukee in the future.

Sarah W., from 21-Aug-2014
"Good Routes"
Score 5.0 / 5

The city highway system is very easy to navigate through.

Micheal B., from 11-Aug-2014
"Go for the food"
Score 5.0 / 5

The Harley museum was a real treat and the Fox and Hound restaurant served excellent steaks. Jakes also restaurant served the best corned beef that I have ever had.

Tim D., from 30-Jul-2014
"Safe, Clean and Try the Trolley!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Milwaukee is the cleanest big city I have ever visited! I also felt completely safe the whole time I walked the city (I am from Flint, MI). We loved the trolley loop for getting around easily and learning about the city. I only wish the trolley driver would have talked more about the city, architecture and culture rather than be a running commercial for restaurants and bars.My husband and I would like to come back to explore on our own without the confines of a tight itinerary and schedule! I am also recommending the family-friendliness of the city to my friends and co-workers.Also, I appreciate your service for making it easy to make group reservations.

Kim M., from 14-Jul-2014
"Miller Park"
Score 5.0 / 5

Miller Park was fun.

Diane M., from 17-Jun-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Milwaukee, WI shown above is 4.7 out of 5 based on 15 reviews
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