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Milwaukee Airport Inn
1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1716 West Layton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53221 (Formerly Howard Johnson Inn - Milwaukee Airport)   |  
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Ranked #51 of 52 hotels in Milwaukee
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Ewwww”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Do not stay here. I completely regret getting a cheap room since all we needed was a quick place to sleep. The entire hotel smells terribly. I couldn't even sleep because of how poorly it smelled. I ended up sitting out on the balcony at 4:00am just so I could breathe. I also felt like I was in the ghetto and did not feel safe. Spend the extra 20 bucks and go down to the road to a much nicer hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Hi All!

We arrived in Milwaukee late the night before so this place is great if you need just an overnight. Sheets were clean. Very few amenities. Bring your own if you want anything remotely special.
The staff was very pleasant and room was clean. The sheets were clean too - another big plus (duh.............).

IF you wanted to swim - the pool was empty. Great for skaters though. :)

Just passing through.........

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

My boyfriend and I impulsively decided to stay another night in Milwaukee but did not want to spend a lot of money. We didn't need anything extravagant but I absolutely would have dropped a bit more money for something safer than. For starters, the electronic locks to enter the hotel were damaged. Anybody can stroll right into this hotel and access your room. After my experience, I suppose that the locks were probably disabled on purpose. Furthermore, I find it rather unsettling that a large poster stating "ABSOLUTELY NO FIREARMS ALLOWED ON THE PREMISES" needs to be posted. Maybe it's a Wisconsin thing? Individuals just linger around the lobby giving off the impression that they have no real business being there. Besides the electronic locks being broken, our heat also did not work. This was a real pleasure staying here when the temperature outside was below 18 degrees! We were absolutely freezing ALL night. We attempted to warm up our room with the steam from a hot shower. The water in both the sink and the shower was a nauseating yellow. You would be better off brushing your teeth in the Milwaukee River than in this hotel’s bathroom sink. To top of this shamefully, appalling room was the patio door barely locked. The safety bar was missing and duct tape was struggling to hold part of the door together. The woman from hotels.com raved that this hotel was one of the highest rated and best valued hotels near the Milwaukee airport. She must have forgotten to tell us that she was comparing this hotel to other hotels that were charmingly located in a windowless, rape van with "Candy" written on the side. This hotel is grimy, dangerous, dilapidated and definitely unsatisfying. It’s not worth the deal no matter what. Listen to me and every other review, stay someplace else. If you do venture to this shabby joint, don’t say we didn’t warn you. If you are not staying with an Army Ranger, trust me you don’t want to be here.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Had a little problem with cheap hotels but the hotel itself was ok... customer service was great. Just needs to be a little more clean and better mattress... overall it's a place to conveniently last minute stay...

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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Calistoga, California
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We flew to Milwaukee from the state of Virginia in what was going to be our 7 day vacation. We were going to visit Milwaukee, WI., Detroit, MI. and Chicago, IL. We stayed at this hotel for the one day we spent in Milwaukee. The location for this hotel was very central and close to places. The rooms were clean and spacious. I did not like the fact that they didn't have an elevator, but it's a budget motel, so whatever.
The room did have microwave, fridge and nice channels in the TV. Overall I was very pleased with this place, I do not recall anything that bothered me from this place.
We payed $45.00 for one night so I think it was worth it.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Made the reservation through expedia - whom actually was very wonderful in handling this - bathroom and room were not cleaned in days, dust and hair all over bathroom. The toilet was used and not flushed. Typically that i can overlook, but the bloody towels, the staff assuming that i was lying, and the staff not communicating to the General Manager made this situation very difficult. I was interrogated as if i was at a police department in why i wanted a full refund and not to change rooms. Would you want another room from this hotel if you put a towel on your face that had dried blood on it?

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

This hotel was filthy and, quite honestly, a little scary. From the inept night clerk to the dead flies and dirt in the halls to the 4 inches of standing water in the bathtub...this place was by far the worst I've ever stayed at. Do yourself a favor and spend the extra $10 to stay at a nicer place.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Milwaukee Airport Inn

Address: 1716 West Layton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53221 (Formerly Howard Johnson Inn - Milwaukee Airport)
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 52 hotels in Milwaukee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Milwaukee Airport Inn 1.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
2 Story interior corridor property. Outdoor seasonal pool. Business Center. NO pets. Spring Garden Family Restaurant and Lounge on site. Exercise room. FREE wi-fi. FREE parking for cars/trucks/buses. Guest laundry. FREE shuttle service to Milwaukee's Mitchell Airport. Gas and diesel nearby. Other restaurants nearby. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Americas Best Value Inn / Milwaukee Airport Hotel Milwaukee
Howard Johnson Milwaukee
Milwaukee Howard Johnson

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