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Milwaukee River Inn

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4700 N Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, WI 53212 (Formerly Hilton Milwaukee River)
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Ranked #19 of 52 hotels in Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hartford, Connecticut
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Comfortable bed. Clean room and facilities. Good price for the quality. Great staff! Would stay again. Found better rate by calling hotel directly than online. Anchorage restaurant onsite. Also, nice staff. Very close off highway.

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Michael D, General Manager at Milwaukee River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for providing your positive comments about our staff, our convenient location, and our value. All appreciated! Combined with our wonderful restaurant, The Anchorage, we strive to earn comments like yours from our guests....."Flawless Stay"! Please visit us again! -- Michael Dietrich GM // Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage More

Streamwood, IL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We love the Hilton Milwaukee River. It's in a convenient location close to everything, also near the Sprecher Brewery and walking trails, has a scenic view right on the river, free parking, and a great breakfast buffet. The rooms are clean, with extremely comfortable beds (I'm very picky about my pillows!). There is a small bar with some great local... More

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Michael D, General Manager at Milwaukee River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments! The praise that we receive for our location, offerings views of the river and hiking/biking trails combined with convenient access to local attractions like the Sprecher Brewery and the Bayshore Town Center Mall, are matched with the ones we receive about our restaurant and staff. The Anchorage, soon to celebrate its 40th anniversary, boasts a... More

Denver
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The hotel is fine, but the surrounding area is why I would stay here again. First, one of the best restaurants in Milwaukee is located in the hotel, the Anchorage. We had a fantastic and reasonably-priced dinner there, and the breakfast buffet on the week-end was also very good. The hotel is just across the river from Estabrook Park, which... More

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Michael D, General Manager at Milwaukee River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your insights and comments following your stay with us! Many guests praise our unique hotel facility for two primary items. The first is our location, which places guests in a serene setting along the river banks and adjacent parkways. With Estabrook Park on one side for the trails, activities, and yes, the German-themed 'Biergarten', and... More

O Fallon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Nothing about this Hilton property holds up to the Hilton name. More like a Travelodge or Super 8. Musty, moldy smelling rooms, noisy due to thin walls and construction, ho-hum receptionist who don't pay close attention to detail. Don't spend Hilton money on a property that is more like a Days Inn.

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Michael D, General Manager at Milwaukee River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for providing your comments here on Trip Advisor following your recent stay with us. Pro and con, all comments assist us in a continuous effort to provide the best possible setting and service for our guests. I do apologize for the noise levels, as we cannot fully control the conduct of other guests after hours. What we can... More

Outer Banks, NC
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191 reviews 191 reviews
103 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Nice hotel with comfortable rooms and nice furnishings. From the 5th floor at least the river could only be seen by standing up by the windows. But I think it was quieter on that side than the other. Very upscale toiletry items and lots of hot water very quickly in the bath. I didn't have a rental car so shuttle... More

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Michael D, General Manager at Milwaukee River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your valued comments! Many guests do enjoy our unique location, allowing them both relaxing views of the River from most of our hotel rooms and from our restaurant, The Anchorage, as well as being in close proximity to the area's businesses and attractions such as the Bayshore Town Center Mall. Yes, our complimentary shuttle also assists guests... More

Basehor, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

A nice hotel stay. Rooms were comfortable and service staff was great. The Anchorage Restaurant within the hotel was superb. I am not really the kind of traveler to return to places I have already seen because I want to experience as much as possible. However, I would definitely come back to Milwaukee and stay at this Hilton and have... More

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Michael D, General Manager at Milwaukee River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your comments here about both our Hotel, as well as our award-winning signature restaurant, The Anchorage! Very appreciated! We pride ourselves on our unique location, a service-oriented staff, and creating a welcoming environment. We are also very proud to feature our restaurant, The Anchorage, celebrating nearly 40 years of dining excellence in the community!... More

Huntington, West Virginia
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

I left a wireless mouse in my room before I checked out. Although I needed to call them many times to find the right person that was in charge of lost and found, I got my mouse back!! The hotel shipped it to me quickly without charging me for postage. If you prefer a river view room, choose the even... More

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Michael D, General Manager at Milwaukee River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments about both our Hotel, as well as a combination of our Front Desk and Housekeeping Departments in regards to your "Lost & Found” issue.....all very appreciated! We are very proud of our levels of customer service, this being a prime example. I am glad that you also appreciated our unique location that is... More

Madison, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Was promised a refrigerator in room. At check in they told me it was in the room. Got to the room, unpacked, went to put almond milk and ice packs in refrigerator and couldn't find it. Called front desk, moved us to an executive suite with a refrigerator built in one floor up. Hallway in rm 317 was loud with... More

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Michael D, General Manager at Milwaukee River Inn, responded to this review

Belated thanks for your comments, suggestions, and insights following your stay with us. Good and bad, they help us be a better hotel facility! While we are proud to earn your positive comments regarding our Anchorage restaurant’s food quality, their service levels, and our overall hotel amenities, I am equally embarrassed to hear of your less-than-favorable comments. We did check... More

Branford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Great staff at this location. I had a business trip in the area and stayed one night. My flight the next day was not until later that night, but my meeting was early AM. I asked if i could come back to the hotel after my meeting instead of spending 5+ hours at the airport. The Manager on duty was... More

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Michael D, General Manager at Milwaukee River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments following your stay with us, especially as they pertain to our staff! We have made focused improvements on the 'bigger' items recently, such as select renovations and enhancements to the Hotel and to our restaurant, The Anchorage. But we also have stressed the 'little' items such as customer service and responsiveness, to which I am... More

Rosce IL
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Very clean rooms & like restaraunt looking out on to river. We had a problem with our check-in when we could not check in at 3 pm. We waited an hour for check-in but hotel manager went out of her way to make it up to us. Complimentiary food - drinks & taxi ride to Summerfest grounds. Will definitely stay... More

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Michael D, General Manager at Milwaukee River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments here on Trip Advisor, especially as they pertained to our levels of customer service! Our overall staffs, from front desk to housekeeping to restaurant, all work very hard to present our guests with top levels of service and responsiveness! We are also very proud of our restaurant, The Anchorage, which also has a dedicated Trip... More

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Address: 4700 N Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, WI 53212 (Formerly Hilton Milwaukee River)
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Milwaukee River Inn 3.5*
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Hilton Milwaukee River Hotel Milwaukee
Hilton Hotel Milwaukee River
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#14 Family Hotel in Milwaukee #17 Business Hotel in Milwaukee #17 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Milwaukee River Inn is a full-serviced hotel and conference facility located near the corner of Port Washington Road and Hampton Avenue. Overlooking the banks of the scenic Milwaukee River, our Hotel is only minutes away from the major attractions, businesses, and social venues within the greater Milwaukee area. Combined with our convenient freeway access and our complimentary open-air guest parking, your guests and clients should have very easy access to our facility for your events! Proudly featuring 161 guestrooms featuring complimentary High-Speed Wireless Internet, along with nearly 4,500 square feet of unique and flexible meeting / dining space, the Milwaukee River Inn is also able to professionally host and cater events in our various salons totaling up to 225 attendees! Additionally, our corporate-styled Hotel facility will present your guests with all of the formalities of a full-serviced hotel property! Your attendees' leisure time can be conveniently spent with our proximity to shopping and entertainment at the elegantly remodeled Bayshore Town Center, attractions of different styles and tastes, and county parks and golf courses. This is all in addition to our own numerous in-house amenities, our highly-acclaimed restaurant, The Anchorage, celebrating 40 years of dining excellence, and other specialized guest services! ... more   less 
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