I have come to Milwaukee virtually every Autumn since 2008, and I have stayed at this hotel (it was previously a Comfort Inn) each time, mainly because of the location. Over the years I have watched the hotel become increasingly worse, while the rates have risen. This time was by far my worst stay there.
I made my reservation somewhat late, so had to take a suite (I recognize this is on me). While the room was large it was exceedingly hot, so much so that even in the first half hour I was there before going out for the evening I was dizzy and uncomfortable. The air conditioning unit did not function. Also the elevator call button down from Floor 4 wasn't lighting, so I took the stairs. On my way out I asked at the desk to have the heat lowered; when I returned several hours later it was still hot, and yet another trip down - this time on the elevator, which had apparently been repaired - where I learned that due to the season the air conditioning unit had been disabled, and there would be only heat.
I spent about three hours tossing and turning in the extreme heat, taking showers every fifteen minutes or so and wetting washcloths to try and cool. Eventually I took a look at the air unit and managed to re-enable it by a switch. Still, it took several more hours for the room to cool.
Finally, my key card was deactivated multiple times; I understand that this happens, but it was an inconvenience to have to go all the way back down to have my card recharged. Desk service aided me but was not especially friendly - each time I went to speak I felt as if they were vaguely annoyed by my presence.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Plan an unforgettable stay in downtown Milwaukee at our lake-view hotel, located a stone's throw from beautiful Lake Michigan. At Park East guests will find the city's best museums, nightlife, sports arenas, shopping and restaurants right outside their door. All of our pet-friendly guestrooms and suites have been designed for simplicity, elegance and comfort - a combination that guarantees a relaxing stay at an unbeatable price. Every room includes a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, cable TV, free wireless Internet, complimentary breakfast, cozy bedding and more. For an added touch of luxury, upgrade to a suite with a private Jacuzzi tub, or request a room with fantastic views of the lake or downtown. When you've finished exploring the city, return to the hotel for a locally brewed beer and dinner at Aura Restaurant and Lounge, or unwind with a lakeside stroll on the paths located just outside. First-class amenities like a 24-hour fitness center and scenic rooftop patio make Park East Hotel one of the best values in the heart of Milwaukee. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Hotel Milwaukee
- Comfort Inn And Suites
- Comfort Inn Milwaukee
- Milwaukee Comfort Inn