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Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   648 North Plankinton Avenue, 648 N. Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203   |  
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Ranked #15 of 53 Hotels in Milwaukee
pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“recent stay in milwaukee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights while visiting Milwaukee and Chicago. Hotel was very clean, and well maintained. We had a suite that included a parking package for an additional $10 per night. Very good idea as parking can be at a premium downtown. Hotel staff was helpful, even making suggestions for our day trip to Chicago. The breakfast and evening social included with the room cost were definitely a big plus and the food provided was very good. Overall, one of my favorite Marriott stays I've ever had.

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  • Stayed July 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

I have friends that have been here and say good things but I have nothing good to say about it.

Bad service. Room was not clean and smelled musty and I couldn't be accommodated elsewhere. Incredibly not with the money when so many better alternatives in the city.

Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

On my recent stay the things I appreciate about the hotel is the spaciousness and location to music/show venues, bars, and restaurants. The free breakfast is nothing great, the couches appeared worn, the staff were not overly friendly, and there is not secure parking (it's across the street in a mall parking structure). We picked this hotel because of the location and the spaciousness of the rooms.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Baton Rouge, LA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Four of us stayed in a 2 bedroom suite (Room 530) June 13-17 and everything about our stay was fantastic! Our suite was huge and the full kitchen was well stocked.(Garbage can a little small though). The size of the suite makes you forget you are in a hotel room. There was minimal wear and tear on the sofa/chair and the carpet was very clean. We were in town for a family reunion and with family in Milwaukee and Wauwatosa, the location was perfect in that it took about 15 minutes to get everywhere we needed to go. Since its located right on the river, it was nice to unwind on the benches and watch the boats sail by in the evening. The free breakfast buffet was nice and plenty to choose from. I guess if I had one "complaint" it would be nice to have a choice of turkey sausage on the buffet. The Activia yogurt was nice. Also, be sure to bring your snacks, water, etc. to stock your room because the pantry is a little pricey. Before I could get to the grocery store I spent $8 on two bags of chips and a bottle of water! Yikes! But the pantry in the lobby was nicely stocked with everything from snacks, to aspirin to wine and beer!

Check in was quick and everyone we encountered at the front desk was very friendly and accommodating. Housekeeping was OUTSTANDING! I was on my way downstairs on two different occasions when I ran into a housekeeping staff member and requested supplies be brought to our room. On both occasions the supplies were brought before I got back to the room 10-15 minutes later! Cathy and Desi are top notch staff members and always greeted us with a smile and never seemed annoyed that we requested extra towels or a blanket.

Even though we didn't use this service, they do offer to do your grocery shopping for you and charge it to your room. There is no extra charge for this service and they only bill you for the amount of the groceries.

We have already decided that this will be the only place to stay whenever we visit Milwaukee. The location is perfect, staff is great, quiet hotel with attention to detail. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great place to stay downtown Milwaukee.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We traveled to Milwaukee for a friend's wedding, not expecting much else. Turns out that the City has a lot to offer.

We arranged our hotel through AARP-Expedia. They must have had the 'big room' leftover, because we got a corner two bedroom suite big enough for a scout troop...at a reasonable price. The building is a renovated Gimbel's/Marshall Field's department store right on the Milwaukee River Walk. High ceilings and large windows. The renovation was well done...a fun place to stay.

The Marriott must have dusted off a venerable old Total Quality plan. The staff was friendly and responsive and acted like they were happy to have us there.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We visit Milwaukee at least once each year (we always come up for Irish Fest and sometimes other events as well). Residence Inn is our choice as a great base. It is super convenient to get to the festival grounds and to other area attractions. Underground hotel parking is secure and once we get there we know the car is safe and usually don't need it until checking out. The rooms are always clean and confortable. We like having the full kitchen though we usually only use it for drinks/snacks. The included breakfast is a nice way to start the day and we've always found something we like being served.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Excellent hotel beside the river and about 10 minute walk from Third Ward. Very nice and spacious rooms, free breakfast. 2 minute walk from bus stop so cheap way to/from airport. Third Ward was nearby so after visiting so many breweries, we did not get lost on our way back to the hotel. Good breakfast of eggs, sausage, bacon (all the grease to help with the side effects of late night partying). Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 648 North Plankinton Avenue, 648 N. Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee
#13 Family Hotel in Milwaukee
#13 Business Hotel in Milwaukee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Housed in the historic Marshall Fields building, the Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown blends old-world splendor with modern amenities. Recently renovated, our downtown Milwaukee hotel is an all-suites hotel offering an incredible location. We're connected to the Shops of Grand Avenue and within walking distance to Midwest Airlines Center, the theatre district and Bradley Center. Whether relocating to Milwaukee or looking for a Milwaukee extended-stay hotel, you'll feel right at home. Choose from studio, one- or two-bedroom suites with full kitchens, luxurious bedding, flat-screen TV, wireless Internet, and separate living areas. At any time, visit our market, business center, and fitness center, all open 24-hours. Enjoy a complimentary daily breakfast buffet and social hour with food and beverages (Mon-Wed). Surrounded by many businesses and cultural attractions, the Residence Inn offers first-class service and friendly staff. ... more   less 
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