Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown

Address: 648 North Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203, United States | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Kilbourn Town area of Milwaukee, is near Milwaukee Public Market, Pabst Theater, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and City Hall.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown

    Excellent hotel and location


    Our family of four stayed here for 1 night while dropping off some family at the Milwaukee airport. We found the location to be very good, and the rooms large and clean. Our room was not ready when we arrived around 12:30 pm. but they did take our bags so we could walk around. The studio room had a big kitchen area including full fridge and popcorn. The full breakfast was nice. We would definitely stay here again.

    As far as things to do in the are, the mall is right around the corner, alhtough most of the shops are not open late. We had dinner at the Safe House, which the kids loved (a cool spy themed restaurant). The food was decent, but it's all about the atmosphere. The next morning, we took in a Milwaukee Brewers game on the way home.

    Spend the extra $$$


    We spent two nights here and had a great experience. The room was large, clean and comfortable. It's walking distance to the SummerFest grounds and you can catch a bus to Miller Park right on Wisconsin Ave. We will go back the next time we're in Milwaukee. The only complaint is we seemed to get noise from outside the outside the hotel (traffic, etc.) so it might be worth getting an interior room or a riverview room to minimize the possibility of this.

    Great place!


    Perfect hotel near everything. Great rooms, super nice people, wonderful breakfast. Took the ferry over from Muskegon, MI. What a treat.

    Excellent location


    We spent 7 consecutive nights here in December 2004, so we got a good taste of this property. It is very attractive, in a historic building, and has some nice photos of old Milwaukee on the walls. This hotel is desigend for extended stays, and usually caters to people doing business, on long term assignments, etc. in dowtown Milwaukee. These folks (like we were) want a good night's sleep, a quiet breakfast, good internet connection, and a nice happy hour, which the hotel offers. The breakfast is ample and the happy hour has hearty snacks, beer and wine during the work week. There is no swimming pool, which was not an issue for us at all. They have a good workout room, which we used. The first few days were perfect. Then for some reason the hotel filled up with families with small children, and things went downhill. Toddlers in diapers and shrieking children do not belong at happy hour. This is my only complaint. The hotel seems very savvy--I suggest they put people with kids on perhaps the lower floors, and keep maybe the top 2 floors for adults only. This would really help the many folks that need the quiet and are in a work mode. If they can solve this, they would be pretty much perfect!

    Convenience and Space in Downtown Milwaukee


    Located on the top floors of the old Gimbel's (later Marshall Field's) dept. store, the Residence Inn offers great value for the location! We paid $119. a night for a Nov. weekend. Our huge corner suite on the 7th. Floor overlooked Wisconsin Ave. at the River ... what a stunning view! Lots of room for two - or even four people - for sleeping! And room enough for a cocktail party for twenty! The kitchen was a real kitchen - not a 3' X 5' area with a mike! Lots of hot water in the kitchen and in the nice bath; good towels and toiletries; lots of storage room. The staff are very nice, and the breakfast is above average. We did have three issues that detracted from our overall experience: a very lumpy mattress; low-end sheets and blankets; and the noise of the outside traffic over the metal bridge. A strong **** if you can get a good deal!

    Nice, Quiet, Reasonably Priced


    Stayed over weekend from 11/12/04-11/14/04. Check in smooth and can pull in off street to check in. Parking in underground garage right around the corner for $10.00 a night (through the hotel). Rate is very reasonable and the staff is helpful. Rooms clean with full kitchen and the hotel was very quiet. Complimentary buffet breakfast included eggs, sausage, and waffles. I think the couch in the living room area was a pull-out, and if so, would be a good place to stay with kids. Good location and within walking distance of most dowtown attractions. Plankinton Shops/Grand Avenue right across the street and can walk all the way to the Hyatt Regency through Grand Avenue Mall and an interior pedestrian walkway. Casino shuttle stops on every 1/2 hour right in front--driver told me that Residence Inn is usually the second to last pickup going to the casino and first or second drop coming back (i.e., it's pretty quick).

    This is a very nice hotel with a full kitchen.


    I was looking for a hotel with a full kitchen in Downtown, Milwaukee. At last I did. It has a nice room, with the hotel staff friendly. Next time I will take this place. That`s for sure.

    Relaxing stay at the Residence


    Stayed here the night before my wedding with the rest of the groomsmen.

    Very comfortable and relaxing. The rooms were clean, bed was firm, and the floor to ceiling windows and views of the city are amazing. Good comfort, good value...overall a nice place to stay if in Milwaukee.

    This ain't a highway offramp-style Residence Inn---classy!


    Great Place! We chose to stay here based on trip advisor reviews. Glad we did. Tall ceilings and a noble heritage as an former Milwaukee department store. Half the price of the "marquee" names in town. Nice!

    HUGE rooms with full kitchenette--even in-room popcorn, and a lovely free breakfast (think DIY belgian waffles). We stayed new years eve (passing through town) and were impressed the management even passed out fliers saying rowdy hotel parties would not be tolerated. Great little find.

    Historic building in a great city!


    This is no ordinary Residence Inn! The historic building sits in a perfect downtown location where Wisconsin Ave meets the Milwaukee River. This building used to be a Gimbels/Marshall Fields dept store and has been completely renovated with style. High ceilings with a wall of floor to ceiling windows overlook the beautiful Riverwalk and some have lake views, too. Ask for (east) river view but not the (top) eighth floor which has obstructed views. It is like having your own urban loft in the city with living area and full kitchen suites per usual R'Inn standards. Offices occupy the lower floors and a Borders Books just opened on the first floor with their cafe on the Riverwalk. Lots of great restaurants and pubs outside your door. Keep the car in the underground garage and walk everywhere. A very nice property in a great city!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Travel Blogs from Milwaukee

    Day 7, And on the 7th day I rested, lol

    A travel blog entry by rogervk308 on Jul 27, 2015

    6 comments, 19 photos

    Wow, What a rest day, a great recharge of the batteries, and pleasent stroll in a building full of MY kind of history, Some Awesome lunch and a chance meeting with a living Legend.

    I started the day off very lazy, with a sleep in (after a call home at 4:30 am, I am still getting use to the time difference) Got my washing done while having Breakfast and set out to enjoy the Harley Museum. If you love Bikes and your in the USA, This is a place you have ...

    What am I doing here?

    A travel blog entry by africantales on Jun 15, 2015

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    ... part of the Chicago airport is very different from domestic airports. It was much emptier than I was expecting, which with 31 people and 62 bags to check in, was a great blessing. One of the ladies who worked for Turkish Airlines became very interested in our group after about her 3rd person to check in, and we were able to give her one of the tracts with the Gospel chart inside and tell her why we were going to Cameroon. We saw ...


    A travel blog entry by mmegonigal on Jun 14, 2015

    1 comment, 6 photos

    ... who showed us a bunch of past ornaments (the more iconic ones), pointed them out from the building we were in, and told us the history of the buildings we had wondered about while walking around the night before. It was awesome. There is nothing we really enjoy more than hearing about the history of a town, especially from a local. We are now headed towards Chicago (unfortunately it's supposed to rain all day today) *this didn't publish yesterday so I'm republishing it ...

    Thank you Wisconsin

    A travel blog entry by kiaramichelle on Sep 24, 2013

    5 photos

    ... open to the public were all open for our eyes to see and we had a jam packed few hours. Visiting the Basilica of St Josaphat, a brewery that wasn't open- we all thought we were in for a treat boy were we wrong it was a space full of equipment not yet set up and there was no beer. We then went to the Gas and Light building up to the 17th floor to see a beautiful view of the city.

    We then went to ...

    It Ain't Half Hot Mum

    A travel blog entry by chrisleslie on Aug 20, 2013

    13 photos

    ... or may not have been human. You'll have to excuse the vagueness on details today but it was a pub crawl after all.

    Back in our hotel early i think for a well earned rest in preparation for our second Brewers game tomorrow.

    I give Milwaukee a 8 of 10 score on the Chris Marshall city scale. Very friendly people and great beer. It loses points for outrages heat and the fact that the city is continually spinning which makes walking straight down the street tough.

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