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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fabulous breakfast! Very great service at buffet; they had waffles and oatmeal with chocolate, walnuts, whipped cream, and butterscotch. Additionally the river looking rooms had huge windows with a great view. You can add parking on for an additional fee, very secure garage.

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Anacortes, WA
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97 reviews 97 reviews
26 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent four very enjoyable nights in the Residence Inn in the old Gimbels Department Store Building. I grew up in Milwaukee and went to college at Marquette in the 60's so I had good memories of Gimbels Department Store. Our room on the 5th floor had very high ceilings, making us wonder what floor or department of the store... More 

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Hanover Park, IL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location near the river walk. Hotel is clean and quiet. We came for a cubs/brewers game and stayed the night. The bar across the street has a free shuttle to the games. The hotel rooms are nice and have a kitchenette in each room. Very cozy and spacious. The exercise room is average but their is a Planet Fitness... More 

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Vincennes, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for a Brewers game and decided to stay here because of the history of the place - the old Gimbel's department store was a favorite of mine years ago and it had it's foundation in the city where we live now. This was a terrific stay! The suites are spacious and comfortable. The views are unparalleled of... More 

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New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
9 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over less than a five month period I found myself staying at the Residence Inn three times. These visits were unexpected for me - who plans to be in Milwaukee in November and December? - but comfortable. The staff remembered me after my first visit and was always friendly and helpful. I relied on their advice for transportation, restaurants, etc.... More 

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Denver
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 3 nights here during a work trip and the property is great. My room had a river view with floor to ceiling windows - spectacular feature! The front desk staff and housekeeping staff were incredibly friendly, the property was spotless and the breakfast buffet was very nice. Highly recommend.

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Chigoland, IL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is right on the river. It formerly housed a department store (Marshall Fields, I believe.) The rooms are very large with soaring ceilings, probably 15 feet high. East facing rooms overlook the river. Very convenient to theater district; walking distance of 2 blocks. Also within walking district of the Harley Davidson Museum (about 1 mile) and the lakefront... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas, USA
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191 reviews 191 reviews
63 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This hotel was formerly Gimble's Department Store - originally built in the early 1900's. You'll experience the solid building with all of the modern amenities. The rooms are large, well-appointed, comfortable rooms. The hotel is connected to a mall, which makes schlepping for quick bites or some shopping easy and convenient, especially if the weather is inclement. The only caution... More 

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Deerfield, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The hotel is well located on the river and is within walking distance to many nice restaurants and attractions. It has skywalk to grand avenue mall so no need to go outside unless you want to go restauranting. The only hitch was the parking. It got kind of cumbersome finding the right elevators because they are situated away from the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We booked our night at the Residence Inn the day of our stay on Hotels.com, and it was $120 with tax! We were not expecting what we walked into... the hotel is a converted Gimbel's department store, so the architecture and rooms are gorgeous. The staff is very kind, wifi is fast and free, and the breakfast is quite good... More 

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