Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown
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Wow.. What a day.. Started with breakfast at our hotel.. Then off we went to the Harley Museum. What an awesome huge experience. It was great... So many bikes and history.
We then walked back to the hotel to bring back our shopping and called a taxi to head out to Milwaukee Harley Davidson. It was quite a drive and a ...
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After a couple of days of long haul drives and with the big flat nothingness of the central US looming on the horizon a break was needed. We decided on Milwaukee for a couple of nights to accomplish this.
The city has been buried in a fog accompanied by drizzling rain during the entire length of our stay. This has dimmed our options somewhat which is too bad as Milwaukee seems to be a nice ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown
Mir gefällt dieses Hotel sehr. Es ist angenehm, sich in der Lobby aufzuhalten. Das ist genau das, was ich von einem Hotel erwarte, ohne dass man den Preis wie in einem Fünf-Sterne-Hotel bezahlen muss. Das Zimmer war wie in einem Embassy Suite, das Bad in der Mitte, und ein Schlafzimmer und ein Wohnzimmer. Ausgezeichneter Service. Der Pool sah cool aus, war auf Straßenebene an einer belebten Straße in Milwaukee. SEHR ANGENEHM!
Clean, Nice, Good location
Location, location, location. This Hampton Inn is located in downtown Milwaukee, within walking distance from some great restaurants and major shopping (it's right across the street from the mall). My room was large - a 2 room suite. The beds were comfortable and the room was clean.
Not that I was interested, but the pool was still closed when I stayed there. The pool is located on the first floor, ground level of the hotel. When it eventually does open, they should put some sort of window shade or curtain so passersby on the street don't stand and stare/ogle at the hotel's guests.
The work out room was small, but competent with new machines.
The renovations were nonexistent during my stay, so none of the issues remained concerning confusing check-ins, etc. that others wrote in about.
This hotel had the same standard breakfast as do other Hampton Inns - which is great. They also have a happy hour with cheap wine and beer on tap, as well as some appetizers.
I would not hesitate to stay here again. Good value.
No pool yet!!
This hotel does not have its pool up and running yet despite what it says on their website. What a disappointment for our kids. There should have been a warning on the website that the pool wasn't yet opened. It's dishonest.
Not a place I'd stay at again
When we made the reservation, the property was a Howard Johnson. When we arrived it seemed to be part HoJo and part Hampton Inn.
When we arrived to check in, we had difficulty locating the hotel -- primarily because the entire building was covered with scaffolding and there was no signage or address markings. A phone call was necessary to locate the hotel and its make-shift entrance (an unmarked plywood hall beneath the scaffolding). After a 6 to 7 minute wait, we took the only operating car (a small glass exterior elevator) 6th floor where the temporary front desk was located.
Upon check-in, we were informed that the hotel was having air conditioning problems. The desk clerk assigned us a different room (i.e. "not as hot") and advised us that they would deliver a portable fan. The fan was never delivered, but they did get the air conditioning running several hours later.
The first time we used the bathroom, the toilet overflowed. I called the front desk to report the incident. The clerk said that he wasn't sure they had another room to move us to. I told him that I didn't think we needed to switch rooms. I asked him to send someone from maintenance to try to fix the toilet and to send up fresh towels (since the ones provided were used to mop up the water on the bathroom floor). Twenty minutes later, someone from housekeeping dropped off a plunger and despite several additional requests, we never did get fresh towels.
The hotel did not honor the original room quote because we had been "upgraded" when we were relocated due to the air conditioning problem. This just added insult to injury.
The website should have indicated construction and potential change of ownership. The entrance should have been marked. They staff should have been trained to handle the types of incidents that arise during a remodeling project. There should not have been a surcharge for updating when the update occurred because of property problems. While I understand a hotel must occasionally remodel to stay competitive, it should not come as a surprise to the guest.
I definitely would not stay here again, and I'm not sure I'm willing to try any other Howard Johnson or Hampton Inn.
Under construction-will soon be a Hampton Inn
Stayed at this Hojo with a group of guys in town for a baseball outing-so basically a place to crash after the game and bar-hopping downtown. Have stayed here before and it was what it was-one of the lower priced hotels downtown. Rooms were typically larger than average, clean, but nothing fancy. After making the reservation, I read in the milwaukee journal sentinal that this hotel was being renovated and would soon be a Hampton Inn. Upon arriving to the hotel, the construction was obvious. The front entrance had been moved and was poorly marked. The check in was located on the 6th floor in the hotel's ballroom. Only one elevator served the hotel during the construction. Despite their temporary location in the ballroom, checkin was smooth and I went to the two rooms and found them to be newly renovated. Both rooms were suites with two beds and a seperate living area with a couch. The bedding was much improved compared to my previous stays, and the overall decor of the rooms was much brighter and modern than previously.
I understand that hotels undergo renovations and upgrades, but I was not informed when making the reservation that this would be the case. Nothing was mentioned on the hotel's website regarding the construction. I really didn't mind-my friends are easy to please and we were really only looking for a place to crash, but if I hadn't read in the paper that the hotel was changing hands and was being renovated, it would have been a total surprise when I walked up to check in.
With this hotel switching hands soon and becomming a Hampton Inn, I'm sure rates will rise. From what I could tell in my one night stay here, the upgrades will be well worth it.
Many better options for less money.
This run-down, poorly managed hotel has far too many issues. While many people will be attracted with the location, this is a poor excuse for a downtown mid-line hotel.
When we were there only one elevator was working. The elevator that worked did so at a slow speed: ended up using the stairs most of the time. Also had numerous problem with our key card. Had to go down to the main desk five times to get a new card that would open our door. Front door staff made it seem like it was our fault.
The rooms are dark and worn with age. The hotel is obviously a few older buildings combined together. While you might be staying on the third floor: all the rooms are not on the same level. If you room is located in one section when you walk from the parking garage wou walk through one wing and then have to go down five stairs.
Water pressure also varied widely. Non smoking rooms also smell like smoke.
We had a great stay. Our room was large (including the bathroom), the beds were comfy, the day staff were great (evening / night staff seemed a bit young / un-professional, but no real concerns), and the breakfast was impressive for a continental!
It was clean and the location was great! If your going to Milwaukee for pleasure or stopping by for a day or two, I highly reccomend checking out Summer Fest (beginning of July)! The river walk was a bit over-rated and built up to be more than it really is, but over-all our brief stay in Milwaukee was nice and the Howard Johnson Express was a much welcomed break in the middle of a long journey!
Don't stay here
This run-down barely adequate hotel is wildly overpriced. There are many cheaper, better alternatives. The rooms are VERY small, the front desk personnel rude and uninformed, and the hotel itself shabby. It is in a good location, but the location does not warrant the price. If you do decide to stay here, do NOT book through the Howard Johnson site. It does not offer the best rate (and its "best rate" offer is bogus). Go to (---) for hotel deals.
Can't beat the location
Central Milwaukee location, clean and well kept rooms. Walking distance to shops and bars.
A good stay for a reasonable price.
Nice place, within walking distance, staff was friendly and attentive.