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“Aloft--Clean, fun, perfect downtown location” 5 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 #27 of 52 Hotels in Milwaukee
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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“Aloft--Clean, fun, perfect downtown location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Although Aloft is often touted as a business person's hotel, I stayed there recently and enjoyed the modern architecture, fireplace and friendly bar (they serve lattes, too) in the lobby, adjacent parking (not always available in big cities) and very service-oriented staff. We even had a philosophical discussion with an intelligent valet parking attendant. The room was small, but large enough for a king-size bed and dresser space.

Prices vary tremendously. I was offered one price on the phone by the hotel and later offered the same room at half the price through CheapTickets. When I called the hotel to tell them, they gave me the CheapTicket price!

  • Stayed April 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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Rebecca G, General Manager at Aloft Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and letting us know about your experience. We are sorry that you experienced this pricing issue, but yes, prices do fluctuate frequently. As the date approaches, the price can go up or down depending on the the season. We are glad that you had an opportunity to stay with us and to hear that our staff took care of you while you stayed. Hope to have you back again in the future.
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  • 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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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I love the Alofts! Cool hotel. Great location (close to the Bradley center and close to a street with all the bars) rooms are nice and big. Very trendy! The pool is open 24 hours, which is pretty cool. They are also one of the cheaper hotels in Milwaukee and you def. get your money's worth! They also allow pets! We brought our dog and they brought up a dog bed, water dish and treats for our dog.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ryanmiy, General Manager at Aloft Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
So glad you were able to bring your dog with you on this trip. We understand that sometimes the hardest part of traveling is being without your full family. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! Hope to see you again in the future.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

The location is great we walked to the Bradley center for a concert and easy back. But the noise o my god. From 1am to 3am the hallway was constant noise of loud people slamming doors. We were having the best hotel experience ever until then. This experience was definitively not worth the money I paid for this room.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rebecca G, Manager at Aloft Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Thank you for staying with us at the Aloft. I am glad you loved the location, and I am very sorry that the noise was not controled during your stay with us. We will address your concerns right away.
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I just stayed two nights at the Aloft in Milwaukee (Yay - a SPG property in MKE!). The Aloft is like the W's little brother. Stylish, chic, and efficient for a great price. I have stayed at the Pfister in the past and much prefer the Aloft for the fun vibe and cool decor, and the SPG points. Very helpful and friendly staff! Good location within walking distance of whatever you need downtown.

Small indoor pool and a good and new gym with cardio, swiss balls, free weights and a nautilus-type weight machine. Free wi-fi. The lobby is large and I have spent a few afternoons comfortably working there on my laptop. Valet parking was $23 and self-parking (one block away) was $15.

Food - there isn't a typical restaurant or room service. But - in the morning they make breakfast sandwiches and sell pastries, cereal, coffee drinks, fruit, yogurt, etc. Good selection of snacks and morning made salads and sandwiches all day. In evening, the bar opens at 5 and serves drinks and appetizers. There are many restaurants within walking distance as well.

Rooms/noise - Very comfortable beds and good desk space. Big showers which share a room with the toilet and is separated from the sink area with a pocket door. Small refrigerator to store snacks and beverages. I stayed on the 4th floor looking over Juneau and the river towards downtown. Noise was not an issue at all. I think overlooking the river facing south is the best since you have a good view and are not facing the courtyard where there may be guests hanging out, drinking, talking, etc.

Ladies - bring your own conditioner. The Bliss products are nice, but the shampoo and conditioner 2 in 1 needs a bit extra oomph.

Room Tip: For views and quiet, ask to overlook the river facing south, away from elevators
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rebecca G, Manager at Aloft Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
I am so glad you had a great time with us, and that all of your experiences with us were pleasant. Hope to see you again.
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Captiva Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Stayed at Aloft for a getaway weekend. Contemporary design, friendly service. However, get outside room to avoid boring courtyard view. Riverview rooms are available but you need to ask. Valet parking available. Modest breakfast service available in lobby, also small bar available for a nightcap. Located two blocks from historic Mader's restaurant, 3 from the Bradley Center, and surrounding entertainment district. Riverwalk is outside back door.

Room Tip: Ask for south side river view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rebecca G, Manager at Aloft Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and I am so glad that you had a great time while in Milwaukee and that we were a good location for you. Hope to see you again soon
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This was my first stay in the Aloft brand as I am a Starwood Gold member and have been curious to try it. Very mod hip-looking hotel, not the traditional type on many levels, style and rates perfect for ladies weekend, bachelor party, etc. not a business trip. Staff was very friendly and accommodating…valets provided great service-never had to wait! The Loft style makes great use of space, not in the traditional ways - shelves vs. drawers and curtains/pocket panels vs. doors, very modular. Beds were incredibly comfortable, room space was good for 2 in a king. Bathroom doesn't lend itself to much privacy…so be familiar with whom you stay. Rooms have a fridge, coffee, wall mounted soap/shampoo by Bliss (very nice!), and free internet. Lack of a restaurant not a bother as snacks were available if you needed them. Located right on the river walk in walking distance to great bars and restaurants. I read the reviews of the noise, and being that I'm not a light sleeper I didn't think I'd be bothered. Well take heed… the walls and floors transfer noise thru the hallways and even above…that was the case with hallway discussions from a group that lead to yelling and finally an incredibly fight that broke out at 3:30am, went on until after 5 and we had to be up at 6am. I read that sleeping kits are available if you ask for them. There does not exist a sleeping kit that would assist in the noise levels experienced in this facility. Yes, there is a freeway close by but on the weekend there was no traffic or an event at the Bradley Center so it wasn't an issue. I wish I could give a higher rating but the noise level was such a deterrent.

Room Tip: Top floor corner will reduce as much noise as possible
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rebecca G, Manager at Aloft Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Hello

I am glad that you saw a lot of benefits of our hotel, and I am very sorry about the noise and other problems that occured. Thank you for brining them to our attention. We will be addressing and correcting this issues right away. Normally our business travelers have a great week day stay with us. We really hope you will give us other chance.
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Nice hotel. They get you in and out quickly. Rooms are updated, trendy, and comfortable. Bathrooms are kind of cool. Not your typical stodgy hotel room. iPhone can be used to control the TV, and the alarm clock wakes you with light -- not sound. Lobby is cool with a bar and a pool table. Only complaint is the office-sized mini fridge is loud, but I unplugged it.

Room Tip: One recommendation -- unless you need daily room cleaning, you can decline it for a food credit or S...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rebecca G, Manager at Aloft Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you so much for staying with us at the Aloft in Milwaukee. We hope to see you again in the near future.
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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 Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aloft Milwaukee Downtown 3*
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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