Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Milwaukee Downtown
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Fine if you are on a budget
Outside of the fact that the room was very small, it wasn't much different than a standard room in most any hotel. The view was poor, but I've had terrible views when paying upwards of $250 a night. It is definitely a vertical motel, but it does have free wireless internet. You can't get that at some of the pricey hotels. Overall, it was perfectly fine for sleeping and storing my belongings while I was out and about. I wasn't looking for a spa retreat, so I was happy to save about $50 per night compared to the Hyatt a block away. The room and bath were clean and pretty well maintained. The staff was helpful. The only drawback was the water pressure in the shower was EXTREMELY low. Don't plan to stay more than 1-2 nights if you want to wash your hair.
Reasonable room for the price
We just returned from our 2 night stay at the Best Western. The location is wonderful!! The whole purpose of our trip was to attend Milwaukee's annual Summerfest and right outside the hotel was a shuttle stop that takes you directly to the grounds! There is also a pretty big mall right across the street which was great since I was traveling with 3 teenage girls and myself! The rooms were average. A little bit on the small side but they were clean and they provide you with a mini fridge and good climate control. Except for the renovations going on, the hallways and lobby were exceptionally clean as well. We didn't get the chance to visit the lounge but they advertised a free drink when you purchased one with your room key. All in all, I would say if I am in the Milwaukee area again for Summerfest I would stay at the Best Western again for the price ($79.00/night) and proximity to the grounds.
Very good hotel!
My husband and I just returned from a 4 night stay at this hotel. I booked through Expedia and got an unbelievable rate. The room was very tiny and there was no view, as we were at the rear of the hotel looking out on a deserted building next door. The room was especially small because we requested only one bed--a queen. However, these drawbacks were outweighed by the positive aspects. The room was clean and there was daily maid service. The location was very convenient with restaurants, conference center, shopping mall, the public museum and public library all within an easy walk. Also, it is a very short walk to the theater district. The staff was extremely nice and helpful, cheerfully giving us directions, advising on restaurants, and calling cabs for us. The hotel restaurant offered a broad menu. We only ate breakfast there, but the service was good, the food was good, and the prices were cheap. I loved the historic aspect of the hotel. Look for the antique mail slot in the hallways. There was only one ice/vending area and it was in the basement, but there truly is no room to put these on every floor. It was very cozy, but the staff really sold us on this hotel. We would definitely stay again!
My room at the Best Western was extremely small. Good service and decent location in a very blue collar city. The price was ok and parking is close by. If you're on a tight budget and want something near downtown Milwaukee this may be an acceptable choice, but probably not the best one.
A bonafide dump!
This place is an absolute DUMP! The room are small and cramped. The heat does not shut off and the windows do open so it becomes a horrible hotbox. Coffee maker doesn't work. smoke alarm hanging by a wire, filthy carpet, thin towels. Everthing about this place is sub par.
very awful place and a deceptive account of where it is located. It is no where near the Third Ward. Dirty and old.
Convenient, comfortable, and bargain-priced vertical motel
Reserving directly through the Best Western website, we received a corporate rate of less than $65 per day. That's so far below the government lodging allowance for Milwaukee that we expected the worst.
What we found, instead, was a comfortable vertical motel, with pleasant, well-furnished rooms in a converted 1920s office building.
The location was super, on Milwaukee's up-scale restaurant row within a 5-minute walk of downtown. The downtown mall is literally across the street and the convention center is only two blocks away. In fact, Milwaukee's Hyatt is less than two blocks away (at nearly three times the price).
This is a new Best Western acquisition and there are some rough spots.
The recently-opened breakfast cafe is in the basement and offers few choices, although it is inexpensive and good quality. The elevators are shared with the housekeeping staff. The front desk is staffed by young, enthusiastic, but inexperienced personnel. However, the rooms are large and convenient for work, the 25-inch color television offered a nice choice of cable channels, and the furnishings are new and well-maintained. The small basement fitness room was fully-functioning, which is better than can be said for many other hotels. In short, this is a surprising bargain for visitors to Milwaukee: definitely above average for the Best Western chain and incredibly well-located for business in the city.
We just returned from a 6 night stay at this hotel and we are PLEASED to report our stay was great. The staff were all friendly and helpful; even going out of their way to call for bus routes and times for us.
The room we had on the 11th floor had a nice view with 3 large windows.
The room itself was larger then we were expecting and its furnishings were modern and clean. We ate breakfast at the resturant 3 days and it was good[not great]; but the price was right. We would recommend this hotel to anyone planning a visit to the downtown Milwaukee area. It's close to everything and priced better then its big named neighbors.
Not even 1 star
I thought it was horrible. I got it from AAA in their travel book and it said that it was 3 stars! Not even close, they must not have looked at the hotel in a few years. Small, stuffy rooms, service is okay, but it's not what I expected when I pulled into the hotel.
I booked a room at this hotel through a web site. Five days after I booked it, and received confirmation from the hotel, I received an email from someone at the hotel that they would not honor my reservation because the service they use to make online reservations was not supposed to sell their rooms on that day. I tried to explain to customer service that I had a confirmation from the hotel, but they were not helpful at all. If that is the way they are going to treat customers before they ever get to the hotel, I would hate to see how they treat you once you are there.
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