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“Perfect location in Downtown Milwaukee” 4 of 5 stars
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Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   176 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203 (Formerly Howard Johnson Milwaukee)   |  
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Ranked #35 of 52 Hotels in Milwaukee
Des Moines, Iowa
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33 hotel reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Perfect location in Downtown Milwaukee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I stayed last week for three nights at this property on business, primarily due to the location...and I was not disappointed. The Chicago Cubs were in town and Summerfest started on Wednesday so the property was booked. I lucked out to have so much going on while I was in town. If you are driving the parking ramp is off of N 2nd St a block to the west. As you drive up the parking ramp, the hotel lobby is on the 2nd floor. You enter a door which doesn't look like a door at all. Upon entering there is a small gym facility, and I think the business center is on this floor also. You then take the elevator or stairs down to the first floor where the lobby, pool, breakfast, etc are located. The layout was strange but after a while you got used to it.

The room itself was nice and clean, the only thing I noticed was a rip/tear and stain on the carpet, which I can handle. Everything else was great. I did notice that the shower water pressure was very below average. I logged right into the free WIFI on my laptop but for some reason I had problems every day with the WIFI on my iPhone. It would eventually connect but after several attempts. There is a breakfast every morning starting at 6:30 which was a very nice option to have. There is also a snack area which comes in handy late night.

The location of the property cannot be beat. Mo's Irish Pub is right out the front door and to the left, about fifty paces down Wisconsin Ave. Mo's has a free shuttle to Miller Park where the Brewers play. You can take a drink from Mo's on the shuttle or they even sell beer on the shuttle bus. The food at Mo's was very good also.

There is a river walk a block away with John Hawks Pub and Rock Bottom Brewery overlooking the Milwaukee River. Courtesy of the TripAdvisor and Yelp reviews, I found myself at the Swinging Door Exchange one block south and three blocks east every night I was there. This place is awesome! It is a restaurant/saloon that I would classify as a dive bar with class. The food is amazing, and you can't beat 3 for $5 Coors Lights daily! It is directly across from the Hilton Garden Inn and it is definitely a gem in Downtown Milwaukee. Definitely give this place a chance. It was relatively busy each time I was there. You can sit in the bar area or there is also an adjacent dining room as well as patio seating on E Michigan Street.

I would definitely recommend this hotel; as a matter of fact my colleague will be staying in this property next week.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Edward K, Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Thanks for the great review. You are accurate about our location it is great, we are centrally located to many things our great city has to offer. Our parking garage is owned by the City of Milwaukee and we are looking at ways we can improve our parking garage entrance to the hotel. Our breakfast team prides themselves on making sure the food is great and it is out in a timely manor so we can accommodate our guests needs. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope you will come back soon to visit.

Thanks
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Waterbury, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I was extremely happy with my room, staff, location and it is a clean, friendly hotel at stay at. I would suggest utilizing this hotel for business as well as pleasure. although there is not free parking, the rate of 13.50 if you are there for multiple days is extremely reasonable. The staff are very friendly and help in way that they can

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Edward K, Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Doug,

Thank you for the great review, our team prides ourselves on being Milwaukee's Friendliest hotel. My team and I are always looking for feedback from our guests. Our team is thrilled when they get great comments from our guests. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon back in Brew City.

Edward
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Covington, Tennessee
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I had stayed here before with mixed review for me but much improved over a couple of years ago. Parking is an issue as you go into parking garage directly behind and proceed to 2nd floor where the door is part of Hampton paint on wall. Must ride elevator down to check in, not great but it's a downtown high rise so you have to do what you can. Staff very friendly. Be sure to let them know you use parking garage. They can give you a card that let's you in and out and puts money on your hotel bill. More convenient than multiple city charges. Room was nice. All comfortable. To Hampton standards. Downtown has many things happening so it is a good area for such. I went to Brewers game so I did not sample that but it was evident.
Great stay, fine Hampton Inn

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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GMEric, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
How great to hear that the improvements we continue to make have made a great hotel even better - thanks for your feedback! The comments we receive from our guests really do help us make adjustments to our product and service - we DO care about your experiences and I'm so glad it shows! Thank you for your comments regarding the parking situation as well. While we recommend the garage attached to the hotel for its convenience - it is not owned or operated by the hotel and there are others in the area which we will gladly recommend - particularly for oversized vehicles or motorcycles (which the attached garage does not accommodate). Thank you for passing on the good news about the never-ending improvements and the great staff we have here in Milwaukee! Hope to see you again soon!
Eric
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Deerfield, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I had some visiting friends from Brazil and we came to Milwaukee to look around go to the museum and have dinner. Our visit was made really enjoyable because we had such a wonderful stay at the Hampton Inn.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Cleveland, Ohio
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

affordable for a downtown hotel with great location- can walk to most venues. Beautiful rooms and lots of space. Great breakfast with lots to choose from...and the service was unmatched! Housekeeping responded to needs immediately.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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lowell, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We love Hampton Inn. We have been staying at Hampton Inn since we got married and will continue. The cleanliness, service, and breakfast are fantastic. We know we will always have a great stay. Thank you Hampton Inn keep up the good work.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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GMEric, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Thank YOU for making stays at Hampton Inn a tradition in your family! We'll always try to make sure you are comfortable and well cared for. I truly believe my team in Milwaukee is among the friendliest you'll find. Friendly and clean - sounds like a great stay to me!

Thanks for your comments - we're ready for your next Anniversary getaway - just say the word!

Eric
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Peoria, IL
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel two nights using points. Upon checking in we were upgraded to a suite. We were doing a mini vacationing milwaukee. We were able to walk to the children's museum, which the kids loved! There are lots of restaurants to walk to close to the hotel. The hotel staff was very nice and attentive especially the breakfast staff. My kids loved the pool cause they had some toys in it. I definitely recommend staying here.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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GMEric, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
So glad you enjoyed Milwaukee! Not everyone realizes the vast variety of activities for all ages that is available within walking distance of our downtown hotel. The Betty Brinn Museum children's museum is one of our favorites too! Thanks for your comments on our breakfast and pool too - we're always looking for ways to enhance your stay and appreciate knowing when we hit the mark.

Hope you'll come back again soon!

Eric
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Additional Information about Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown

Address: 176 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203 (Formerly Howard Johnson Milwaukee)
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 52 Hotels in Milwaukee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown is located in Milwaukee, close to Riverside Theater, BMO Harris Bradley Center, and Milwaukee Art Museum. Nearby points of interest also include Marquette University and Summerfest grounds. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness facility. This hotel has a 24-hour business center and offers small meeting rooms and audiovisual equipment. All stays include free hot breakfast and internet. ... more   less 
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