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Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown

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648 North Plankinton Avenue, 648 N. Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
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Maryville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this property for 9 months on a business assignment. The staff was outstanding, caring for my wife and my needs as if we were family. The hotel provides daily hot breakfast and a social hour three times a week. The ladies preparing the breakfast take exceptional ownership and great pride in their selection and presentation. The social... More 

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Bielefeld, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome room. I spent 90 nights in hotels over the past year and this place was one of my favorites. My room had high ceilings and a really big window that let in a ton of light. The location isn't too far from the Bradley Center or the Milwaukee Public Market. I look forward to staying here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Unique Residence Inn and close to everything downtown. Staff was always friendly and helpful. We had a one bedroom suite which was very spacious and had full kitchen and fridge. Good for family or business. (For families just beware as there is no pool)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by how spaciousness of our room. Even more so at the complimentary breakfast which was a full breakfast, not just coffee and muffins. The location is great--downtown---and service was excellent as well. Clean, comfortable and spacious. Will definitely stay again!

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Monona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The Residence Inn used to be Gimbels, and has sentimental meaning for our family. We stayed in a two-bedroom, two-bath suite and it was spacious and had great light, huge windows. Very friendly staff, a good breakfast in the morning (except perhaps for the Cowboy fans who were there?!). The only down side was a slight musty smell in the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is nice, but it could use improvements. From what I understand, they are in the process of renovating, so it should be better soon. A lot of the furniture in the rooms were showing their age, and the bathroom felt dated. Our room was large though and has VERY high ceilings. Bed was comfortable. The staff was nice... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Checked into hotel late in evening...only to find my room appeared to have been used by someone else after it was cleaned. Took staff 30-minutes to relocate me (after first saying they could just come up at 11pm and clean the toilet). Then the move to another room...this time, the desk chair was completely torn up and toiletries had been... More 

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Alison P, General Manager at Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review

Dear dadtraveler001, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with the Trip Advisor community. I would like to extend my sincere apologizes for the inconvenience you recently experienced during your stay with us. I assure you this is not the level of service we strive to provide. We are actively addressing your concerns with the appropriate departments... More 

Berwyn, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I was in Milwaukee from Chicago with 2 friends to see Tony Bennett at the Riverside Theater. Instead of heading back to Chicago after the show we stayed at the Residence Inn and it was a great decision. We had a suite with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms a sofa bed with a kitchen and a refrigerator. The room was great,... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is a very unique hotel, it is in a converted Gimbal’s Department Store building and has kept many of the wonderful architectural features. It is located directly on the Riverwalk and has many restaurants in easy walking distance. The rooms are large and mine had what must have been an 18’ ceiling. They were under reconstruction (September 2015) of... More 

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Villa Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

We drove from the Chicago area to Milwaukee to see Ringo. We love concerts in Milwaukee vs the pain of trying to go to any in Chicago. Milwaukee is clean and friendly, and all downtown venues are within walking distance. We chose the Residence Inn for this particular concert and were glad we did. It was literally less than a... More 

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