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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 See the best Milwaukee meeting hotels

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/Accommodations

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West 10499 West Innovation Dr., Wauwatosa, WI 53226 Website ~6.66 miles west of Milwaukee
  • Four-star Suburban hotel
  • 8 floors in hotel
Sleep Inn & Suites : 4600 South 6th St. 4600 South 6th St., Milwaukee, WI 53221
  • Inexpensive Airport hotel
  • 12 suites in property
  • Great wellness & sports facilities
  • Rooms are great
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Clarion Hotel Milwaukee Airport - Milwaukee 5311 South Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207 Website
  • 3 star Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown - Milwaukee 648 North Plankinton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Fitness center on property
  • Amazing location downtown
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
Doubletree by Hilton Milwaukee Downtown 611 West Wiscosnin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • 4 conference rooms in property
  • Everything was immaculately clean
  • All guests criticized the small bathroom
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown 611 North Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Milwaukee Marriott Downtown in Milwaukee 323 East Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Impressive bathroom
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
The Pfister Hotel - Milwaukee 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 property
  • Hotel has 307 rooms
  • Wonderful bartender
  • Great location
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews Call
The Brewhouse Inn & Suites - Milwaukee 1215 North 10th St., Milwaukee, WI 53205
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • 90 rooms in hotel
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
The Iron Horse Hotel - Milwaukee 500 West Florida St., Milwaukee, WI 53204
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Most guests thought the valet service was acceptable
  • Beautiful common areas
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Hampton Inn & Suites West Allis - West Allis 8201 West Greenfield Ave., West Allis, WI 53214 ~5.34 miles west of Milwaukee
  • Three Star Convention Center property
  • Gym is available on property
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Hyatt Place Milwaukee Airport : 200 West Grange 200 West Grange, Milwaukee, WI 53207
  • 3-star Airport property
  • 2 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Pleasant entrance area
  • Good internet service
Home2 Suites by Hilton Milwaukee Airport - Milwaukee 5880 South Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207
  • Low priced Airport property
  • Airport shuttle available
Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Airport - Milwaukee
5890 South Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207
  • 3-star Airport hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
Hyatt Regency 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.
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • 481 rooms in hotel
  • Most guests complained about the bathroom
  • Vibe was decent
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Milwaukee Downt in Milwaukee 710 North Old World 3rd St., Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • 12 floors in hotel
  • All guests liked the proximity to sightseeing
  • New rooms
Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee Downtown in Milwaukee 300 West Michigan St., Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Hotel has 15 suites
  • Great shopping
  • Almost all guests said rooms were clean
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews Call
Intercontinental Milwaukee
139 East Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • Fitness center on property
Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee 509 West Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Check-in: 4:00pm
  • Not enough parking facilities, according to 51%
  • Most guests were happy with the shuttle service
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Aloft Milwaukee Downtown : 1230 Old World 3rd St. 1230 Old World 3rd St., Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • 5 floors in hotel
  • Clean rooms
  • Most guests said rooms were clean
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Hotel Metro : 411 East Mason St. 411 East Mason St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Four star Downtown property
  • 63 suites in hotel
  • About half of guests found the restaurant service to be good
  • Restaurant staff excellent
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews Call
The Plaza Hotel - Milwaukee 1007 North Cass St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • Shower can be a problem
  • Most guests liked the proximity to sightseeing
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino 1721 West Canal St., Milwaukee, WI 53233
  • Three Star property
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Ambassador Hotel 2308 West Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233
  • The Ambassador Hotel - Milwaukee is located right in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, close to Marquette University and Grand Avenue. Hotel features include an on-site restaurant, meeting space, complimentary parking, a fitness center, and massage treatment room. Guest rooms at the Ambassador Hotel boast complimentary high-speed Internet access, flat-screen cable televisions, and desks with ergonomic chairs.
  • High end Downtown property
  • 133 rooms in hotel
  • Professional service
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
Best Western Milwaukee West - Milwaukee 5501 West National Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53214
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Free breakfast available
  • Nice bar
  • Location is acceptable
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
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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.

Verified reviews of the city of Milwaukee

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

"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 4.8 out of 5 based on 12 reviews
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