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“Great Central Hotel-Funky and Clean” 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 #29 of 53 Hotels in Milwaukee
Toronto
1 review
“Great Central Hotel-Funky and Clean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2010

This hotel was very clean and has a real urban feel. The bar at night seemed to have a nice sized crowd. The staff at the hotel were super friendly.
We stayed on the 2nd floor and at night it got a bit loud with the cars on the street below.
My girls loved that fancy elevators with floors that have heat sensitive tiles that turn colour as you walk.
The hotel seems to be the perfect place for the business crowd. Enough cupboard space for a short stay. Lovely Bliss bathroom products and a stocked assortment of coffee and tea.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2010

Everything was great about the stay here except parking. It's costly for valet and there is no on-site parking so if having a car is important to your stay, it's something to think about. Other than that, it's basically perfect. The decor is very modern, colorful, new. Room was small but top-notch as far as cleanliness/convenience is concerned. There are good amenities: the pool is indoor/heated which is great, the gym is nice and standard needs like ice/towels, etc... are available. Location is also very good; there are many attractions and good restaurants/bars nearby within easy walking distance. It's close to everything and all major highways (94/41/45). Very helpful/friendly staff as well. I don't say this about most hotels, but I'll definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2010

We stayed at the Aloft while we were attending a wedding in Milwaukee. The staff was helpful and knowledgeable, very clean and attractive room, however remember to request an even numbered room which will have a view of the river or courtyard and not the street or empty lot. This was our only disappointment. Overall it was an excellent hotel, very chic and hip. Bathroom was very nice, shower head was the only issue which was too high to reach and not enough water pressure.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Chicago
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75 reviews 75 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2010

My husband & I love to travel with our standard poodle, Chloe, so we seek out pet friendly hotels.The staff is fabulous about making you & your pet feel welcomed; they bring dog bowls, treats and a bed to the room. Location was great, on the river walk, great selection of restaurants and bars within walking distance. The hotel is contemporary hip with the WXYZ bar area, indoor/outdoor fire place and a pool table with funky blue felt. We didn't use the workout room (it was a get-a-way weekend) or the swimming pool, though there were guests utilizing those facilities. This was our third stay in six months and we are looking forward to returning in the future. S, N and CZG

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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wausau, wi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2010

I do not disbelieve other reviewers and can only speak for our stay, but it completely exceeded our hopes and as I stated...will be our Milwaukee hotel choice from now on.
Check in was quick, painless and most pleasant.....the valet on duty....Vlad was courteous and quick to assist with a luggage cart....front desk..."Just Jay"....and a darling girl whose name I did not catch were profesional yet warm and helpful beyond
words. Between directions, arranging transportation and just general banter, we could not have asked for two better reps of the Aloft.
Beds were "comfy beyond belief" according to my husband...I would agree..and we never heard a peep from our floor or passersby for the duration of our Saturday night stay.
Although our corner room had a great view of the river.. I think next time we will request a higher floor just to enhance the view....Loved it.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2010

I'm a former Milwaukeean who travels home frequently. In the past my wife, dog, and I have stayed at the Iron Horse Hotel. A beautiful place that we love but one that has been getting increasingly more and more expensive so we decided to try the Aloft. We'd stayed at Alofts previously in National Harbor and Portland so we knew what to expect: modular rooms, friendly staff, comfy beds, and a hip atmosphere. Milwaukee's Aloft didn't disappoint. Unlike the PDX and DC Alofts this one is in the heart of one of the city's nightlife scenes on Water Street where there are great bars and restaurants all within walking distance. We had a great room overlooking the river with a large flat screen TV, free wifi, a refrigerator, and NO additional charges for allowing our dog to stay with us. I read below about the hotel being a way station for drunk kids partying all night. Well, we were there over Halloween weekend and the city was going crazy with costumed revelers but I didn't hear a peep all night. We only stayed for a night because of a last-minute travel change but next time I'd like to stay longer. I'd also like to give a shout-out to the friendly front desk and especially to Jay who made us feel right at home.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2010

Five friends and I stayed at Aloft as part of a Bachlorette Party. Aloft is in the perfect location downtown - right off the freeway and close to all of the most popular nightlife, restaurants, theater, etc. It is very a very modern hotel, and extremely clean! They have a bar right on-site, and you can even visit their hot tub 24/7! I will most definitely be staying here many more times!

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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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 ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 53 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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