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“A great hotel for a quick getaway” 4 of 5 stars
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Aloft Milwaukee Downtown
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1230 Old World Third Street, Milwaukee, WI 53203   |  
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Ranked #30 of 52 Hotels in Milwaukee
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A great hotel for a quick getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

This Aloft felt like a lot of the other Alofts, but that's a good thing, especially if you like the Aloft brand. Hotel staff were very helpful--they have a very nice bar with some light food. Convenient to Milwaukee attractions. Parking is a little bit of a problem--$23 for valet or $15 for self-park a couple of blocks away. Rooms were very nice, large, and clean. Gym, pool, and outdoor space were also very nice.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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ryanmiy, General Manager at Aloft Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Thank you for allowing us to serve you while you were in town for your getaway! You seem like an Aloft expert and we appreciate you seeking out our brand when you travel and more improtantly glad we provided you with the same experience you have had previously! We hope to have you back again in the near future!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Libertyville, Illinois
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is a nice hotel. It's very eclectic and located on the river in downtown Milwaukee. I always request top floor/end unit when I make a reservation but it rarely gets noticed. This place actually read the request I made via the online reservation and made it happen The pool and workout room were great. The lobby has a nice bar and a pool table. We stayed two nights recently. The maid came to our door at 8:30 the first morning. We asked her to come back later and called the front desk to let them know we'd left for the day at 10. The room never got serviced. The toilet and shower are separated from the rest of the room by a door that slides on the outside of the door frame. Even when closed, there are sizable gaps which offer little privacy. There's a kitchen in the lobby with an expansive menu, however, all the items we had were frozen reheats and tasteless and should definitely be avoided. Hence, while this hotel strives to achieve a hip, cool image, it fails at some of the basics.

Room Tip: They actually read requests submitted via online reservations, making them one of the very few I'...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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ryanmiy, General Manager at Aloft Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Thank you so much for letting us know about your experience with us. It is so important for us to know what we did right for you and where we can improve. We are so sorry about the miscommunication with our team and the servicing of your loft. We will examine the problem and make sure to correct as obviously it is our repsonsibility. thank you for bringing it to our attention. We hope that we have an opportunity to seerve you better in the future.
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This is an upbeat hotel in a great location. It's close to many restaurants, theaters, sporting venues and night life.
Victoria Voelz the front office manager is just wonderful. She made us feel very special and addressed all of our questions and needs.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ryanmiy, General Manager at Aloft Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank you for taking time out of your day to let us know about your experience with us and with Victoria! We will make sure to recognize her for her efforts, though it is something that she provides on a daily basis with us and we are fortunate to have her! We are happy that we were able to offer you everything you needed near the hotel while you stayed with us and hope to have you back again soon!
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Rockford, Illinois
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We have found our new favorite hotel in Milwaukee - they even won last year's Trip Advisor award. We loved the room, the staff and the location. We will certainly be back again and again.

The location of the hotel was within walking distance from many restaurants and Pubs not to mention the Pabst Theater. We parked our car and never needed to get it out while we were there.

Room Tip: We were lucky enough to get the top (5th) floor with a great view. I think the staff is willing to a...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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ryanmiy, General Manager at Aloft Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
We are very proud of the Trip Advisor award we won last year for top 10 trendiest hotels in the US. Thank you for allowing us to take care of you on your visit to Milwaukee! We aprpeciate you taking the time out to let us know about your experience and hope to have you back again in the future!
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Chicago
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is now my regular place when I come up for a show at Turner Hall. It's a short walk to the venue, and you can get a room for $99 plus tax when you book with AAA or advance purchase. Cool modern rooms, a couple of bottles of complimentary water, nice bar downstairs. It's not the Pfister but it's half the price.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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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ryanmiy, General Manager at Aloft Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Hope the show at Turner Hall was everything you expected, they do great events over there! So happy to hear that we will be your choice when traveling to downtown for events! You are absolutley right, we are not the Pfister! Two very different hotels and styles, glad you recognize that.
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WI
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47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Not only are you greeted by a friendly staff here, but the location puts you within a short walk of fun Old World 3rd St. and Water St. bars and restaurants as well as entertainment and theater. Plus, your pet can stay with you FOR FREE! Very comfy and clean rooms and beds; decent-sized rooms; in-house bar and indoor pool; inexpensive for downtown lodging; security keeps you feeling safe in an area that is always busy. Have stayed in Alofts in MKE and Montreal and loved both. I like the $5 in-house credit for each day (on multi-day stays) you don't use room service, which is actually more convenient for those with pets. We used ours for lattes each day. Also got bonus points for drinking at the bar. Only negative at all Alofts seems to be the HVAC system which can be temperamental and a bit noisy. Otherwise, the rooms are very well insulated from noise considering the downtown location.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the river which runs alongside. Walk the river walk!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ryanmiy, General Manager at Aloft Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
What can I say, we love our four-legged companions! Thank you for staying with us on your visit to Miwlaukee, we appreciate having you as our guest. Sounds like you took advantage of all the options to earn some easy extra bonus points, which is a great way to quickly add up to free things such as gift cards or free stays. Hope to have you back again!
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Milwaukee
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Great location in the heart of Milwaukee.

Can easily walk to bars and restaurants on either Water Street or Old World 3rd. My wife and I walked to Wisconsin Cheese Mart/Bar for Beer Flights before dinner on Water Street. After dinner we headed back to the lobby bar which was a lot of fun.

Our SPG membership paid off as we were upgraded to a suite looking over Juneau ave. and the River. The room was clean and and the layout was as expected.

The Service from the staff was very good from beginning to end.

Note that this is a place where people have fun. They offer a Sleep Aid Kit (at no expense) which has eye mask, ear plugs, aromatherapy body patch, and herb tea. We heard folks coming in at 2am+ and still having a good time.

Overall, very cool hip place and can't beat being able to "walk" home from a late night with friends.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ryanmiy, General Manager at Aloft Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
From the sounds of it, you had a good time while here and we appreciate you staying with us. Glad the service was excellent for you during your stay. We just started offering the sleep kits as a way of hopefully getting you the rest you need. Sorry about the noise, it is something that we are continually trying to improve on and it takes a combinde staff effort as well as guests having courtesy as well.
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Address: 1230 Old World Third Street, Milwaukee, WI 53203
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 52 Hotels in Milwaukee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aloft Milwaukee Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aloft Milwaukee Downtown is a modern boutique-style hotel near the business district, Bradley Center arena, Milwaukee River, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, and is 15 minutes from MKE Airport ... more   less 
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