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Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown

3.0 of 5 648 North Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53203
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Portland, Oregon
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2010

We got this hotel using points and were surprised when we had far more than a mediocre experience. Most noteworthy... LOCATION - This is not your typical Residence Inn and certainly not located where you typically find a Residence Inn. It's a great downtown hotel, and I can't imagine a better location. VALUE - A huge historic/restored room in a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2010

We stayed here for four nights and were quite impressed. Breakfast was included and quite good - waffle makers and fresh porridge which you don't usually see. Staff were fine - they had sheets available with very specific instructions on how to get to certain attractions. Even though these sheets didn't include bus instructions, they always offered to look up... More

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New Jersey
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17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2009

The hotel is located in a renovated Gimbels department store - ceilings are high and rooms are extra large. You're right on the river so get outside and enjoy the Riverwalk! Full breakfast with lots of choices and good coffee. Evening events offer wine and beer plus "light" dinner (we had local brats one night). There's a Borders located in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2009

Great location right on the river, not too far from the lake. Room is as pictured on their website. Comfortable bed, spacious and nicely equipped. Quieter than I expected - considering it's located downtown. It's also a very secure hotel, for women traveling alone. Wonderful breakfast buffet - just be sure to get there early. Staff was friendly and helpful.... More

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2009

I made my first trip to Milwaukee for Summerfest and chose this hotel based on its proximity to the grounds. It ended up being a great choice. The hotel is a convenient bus or shuttle ride away from the grounds and the chaotic night that I couldn't get on the shuttle or get a taxi because a lot of concerts... More

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chicago suburbs
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2009

We enjoyed our stayed at the Residence Inn. The rooms were spacious and I loved the sitting area and kitchen. We had 7 people for a little cocktail party and there were plenty of chairs and space for everyone to sit around the coffee table. We were a little confused about the parking. You needed to swipe this paper ticket... More

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Middleton, WI
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2009

This is a rather new hotel with a great location in downtown Milwaukee. Our room was a one bedroom with a large kitchen and living room area. The room was beautifully decorated, with a very comfortable bed. The room also has plenty of storage, so it is perfect for a longer business trip. The staff was friendly and helpful. I... More

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Racine, WI
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

This hotel is well taken care of, with friendly, helpful staff. It is situated in a perfect location in order to walk to restaurants, theater or other entertainment venues. The kitchenettes are perfect to save a bit of money and do a little cooking if you'd like; who doesn't like a refrigerator in the room. Great workout facility too.... We... More

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Iowa City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2009

I was looking for a hotel that would allow me a full kitchen for entertaining a small herd of my son's friends during a recent visit. The information about the Residence Inn sounded perfect. AND IT WAS! I am 'all about' historical preservation, too, so when I learned that this magnificent building had originally been the Gimbels store in the... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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34 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2009

We’ve just returned from Milwaukee after visiting friends. The hotel is in a great location and the rooms are massive. The kitchen is a bonus and the oversized refrigerator is great to store drinks and snacks. The room is clean and well presented, although the maid service is rather slow with our room not being turned until around 5pm each... More

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Address: 648 North Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53203
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee
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Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown 3*
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Housed in the historic Marshall Fields building, the Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown blends old-world splendor with modern amenities. Recently renovated, our downtown Milwaukee hotel is an all-suites hotel offering an incredible location. We're connected to the Shops of Grand Avenue and within walking distance to Midwest Airlines Center, the theatre district and Bradley Center. Whether relocating to Milwaukee or looking for a Milwaukee extended-stay hotel, you'll feel right at home. Choose from studio, one- or two-bedroom suites with full kitchens, luxurious bedding, flat-screen TV, wireless Internet, and separate living areas. At any time, visit our market, business center, and fitness center, all open 24-hours. Enjoy a complimentary daily breakfast buffet and social hour with food and beverages (Mon-Wed). Surrounded by many businesses and cultural attractions, the Residence Inn offers first-class service and friendly staff. ... more   less 
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