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“Both twin beds had horrible spring problems, but room was clean” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Motel 6 Milwaukee South - Airport

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Motel 6 Milwaukee South - Airport
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   5037 South Howell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53207   |  
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Ranked #51 of 52 Hotels in Milwaukee
Roseville, Minnesota, USA
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34 hotel reviews
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
“Both twin beds had horrible spring problems, but room was clean”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I have stayed at this place before and wasn't expecting much. The price was in the $40 range.

No strange characters hanging around. Room was clean. TV worked.

The problem was the beds. Both of them had damaged springs through the center of them like the beds were once folded in half and jumped on. One of them essentially had a pothole in it. Had to use just one side of the bed.

I don't need a bed upgrade. Nothing special. Just a bed with all the springs in it. If I hadn't gotten there so late, I would have asked for a change in rooms, but if memory serves correct, when I stayed here a few years ago there were also bed spring problems. I didn't have an interest trying out a half dozen rooms to get one that somewhat acceptable.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Motel6, Public Relations Manager at Motel 6 Milwaukee South - Airport, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Dear PoliticalTraveler - We thank you for recognizing our clean rooms; however, we sincerely apologize for the negative experience you had during your recent stay. The condition of the bed you described is not consistent with our standards for quality at Motel 6, and we encourage you to contact our guest relations department so they can address these issues and improve your experience with us in the future: 1-800-577-3435.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Wenatchee, Washington
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22 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I spent two nights and I had no troubles, but I realized I got what I payed for: not the best cleanliness, VERY noisy heater fan, no breakfast.
The staff has been really helpful though.
The location is very good if you need a quick connection to the airport or the Amtrak station, but definitely is not convenient to reach downtown Milwaukee (both the only two buses available pass every 45 minutes!)




Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Motel6, Public Relations Manager at Motel 6 Milwaukee South - Airport, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Stefanobtrip, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We sincerely apologize for your unpleasant stay. Please kindly contact our Guest Relations department so they can have a record of your experience to help us provide you and our other guests with better service in the future: 1-800-577-3435.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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49 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

After a botched reservation at the Best Western across the road, I stayed again with the Motel 6 Milwaukee even after my last stay was somewhat...questionable. Time has passed and I will say that the hotel is making many, many improvements. The rooms still need work,bed upgrades would be nice. The hotel itself is very bland and basic but not disgusting like many others have said. The staff is my number one compliment this time around. All new faces except the night audit girl and a General Manager from Chicago, Terry I believe, who was helping out and getting the place in better shape. It's the cheapest hotel in greater Milwaukee. Milwaukee is a big city. Big cities have drugs/gangs/crime. Use you head my fellow travelers and you won't get yourself into a situation which you do not desire to be in! Even after the botched reservation across the street, I still ended up staying with the Motel 6 for my entire week visit.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Absolutely nasty. We were up all night because the pimps and the prostitutes were yelling outside. Pimps were cursing at the top of their lungs demending that prostitutes go back and work more. We were there with young kids.... well, they learned many new words that night as they were awakened as well... the security guy from hotel came out at some point asking them to leave the hotel grounds, whuch they did. However, in a few minutes another group arrived and the same story started all over... this was the worst hotel experience ever.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Motel6, Public Relations Manager at Motel 6 Milwaukee South - Airport, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Dear v p - Thank you for posting your review. We apologize for the unpleasant stay you and your family experienced as a result of the disturbances you encountered during your stay. Please kindly contact our guest relations department so they can have a record of your experience to help us provide you and our other guests with better service in the future: 1-800-577-3435.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I recently stayed at the Motel 6… couple words to describe this hotel. Full of drugs,obvious patrons soliciting prostitution. Police are there on a daily basis either looking for someone or arresting someone. I really don't know why this hotel is still by a major airport where lots of people commute in and out of. I hope in the future that either the city or the hotels in the area come together to shut this embarrassment of a hotel to the Milwaukee area.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Motel6, Public Relations Manager at Motel 6 Milwaukee South - Airport, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Dear rousch - We sincerely apologize for the unwelcoming environment you encountered during your recent stay. These issues are not consistent with our quality and experience standards at Motel 6. Please kindly contact our guest relations department so they can have a record of your experience to help us provide you with better service in the future: 1-800-577-3435.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I stay at many Motel 6 locations around the US and had friends in from out of town. We saw a few little bugs around the sink and cleaned them off. Sure enough, many little bugs started jumping all over the place and indeed the room was infested with fleas. The manager did give us a full refund, but I was so embarrassed for my city and this location. Best to avoid Motel 6 by the airport.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Motel6, Public Relations Manager at Motel 6 Milwaukee South - Airport, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Dear Dale R - Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We sincerely apologize for the pest issues you encountered during your stay with us. Thank you for reporting this to our staff; we take your feedback very seriously as we work to improve our guests' experience with us.
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Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Stayed one night with family- May 2013 . Registration check-in staff counter never greeted with a smile but instead requested for an international passport both husband and wife; even though my son studying at UW-Madison for 4 years produce his University student card and credit card, which they refuses.. Very embrassing for tourist like us We never expected to been attended such a manner. The room was good in decoration but small. It's okay. It's not a sound proof room for we can hear the next room person talking. The building are made of wood.The rest seems to be just fine. Some renovation are going on A lady at the breakfast room are quite nice and smile at us' which good for the business.Morning breakfast really made us delighted and enjoyed it very much. But not during checked in;which are not suppose to happened. Hopefully the management will overcome this shortcoming.Anyway, we a quite happy .

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5037 South Howell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 52 Hotels in Milwaukee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Milwaukee South - Airport 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friendly staff of this Motel 6 is what keeps bringing guests back! Located less than 1/2 mile from Milwaukees General Mitchell Intl Airport & within 10 minutes of the zoo & state fairgrounds. WiFi all guest rooms for $2.99 Per 24 hours. 100% Smoke Free. ... more   less 
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