Head to Milwaukee to walk by the city river in the historic Third Ward, visit the many breweries of one of the premier beer-manufacturing cities in the United States, or take in local American history at baseball stadiums and the Harley-Davidson museum. Book a stay at one of the following boutique, upscale Milwaukee hotels to get the VIP treatment and experience great hospitality during your stay.
Aloft Milwaukee Downtown
The sleek, modern Aloft Milwaukee Downtown hotel is right in the center of the downtown area and includes a hotspot bar that draws a great crowd of locals and visitors. You will be right next to the city’s Riverwalk as well as amazing restaurants, brewpubs, and cool art museums. Although you may find it hard to leave the hotel room, with their nine-foot ceilings, funky furniture, and natural light, as well as free Wi-Fi.
The Plaza Hotel
Travelers in Milwaukee looking for a more historic experience may want to check out The Plaza Hotel. This establishment has been around since the 1920s and offers 78 apartment-style rooms in the classic Art Deco style of the era. The on-site Cafe at the Plaza is a local favorite for weekend brunches, and you will find the shores of Lake Michigan just three blocks away, as well as St. John’s Cathedral and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Best of all, you can enjoy this vintage beauty of a hotel at just $100 a night for a standard room, or choose to splurge a little more on one of the Plaza’s spacious and lovely suites.
The Pfister Hotel
The Pfister Hotel has been around since 1893. This enormous hotel has plenty of rooms and 82 beautiful suites with stunning views of either Lake Michigan or the city. Polished wood furnishings, marble accents in the bathroom, and pillowtop mattresses all lend a feelign of elegance and luxury to the guest rooms. The hotel offers plenty of opportunities for relaxation, as you can get a treatment on the on-site WELL Spa, retire to the library-like Pfister Club for the evening, or swim in the indoor pool which offers panoramic views of the area. Nearby you will find restaurants, nightlife, museums, and outdoor activities on Lake Michigan.
The Brewhouse Inn & Suites
Get a taste of what Milwaukee is best known for at the Brewhouse Inn & Suites, a converted brewery that has an on-site bar and lounge, as well as funky Steampunk Victorian accents throughout the building. The unique rooms have free Wi-Fiand a fully equipped kitchen, while downstairs you will find a great fitness center. Guests can enjoy the surrounding neighborhood of downtown Milwaukee by exploring the Pabst Mansion, Milwaukee Museum of Art, or one of the nearby beer breweries.
Milwaukee Athletic Club
The budget-friendly Milwaukee Athletic Club still has plenty of amenities such as free Wi-Fi, flat panel TVs in the room, and an onsite spa. Check out the rooftop terrace for great views of the city, and don’t miss out on the Athletic Club sport and fitness facilities with their indoor pools and sauna. Active visitors will love the water sports available nearby such as kayaking, windsurfing, and water skiing.
Photo by Gustavo Ibarguengoytia.