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“Wonderful experience! Best in WI!” 5 of 5 stars
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3009 West Highland Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI 53208   |  
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Ranked #5 of 10 Milwaukee B&B and Inns
Madison, WI
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience! Best in WI!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

I have been to dozens of bed and breakfasts and this easily lands in my top five best experiences ever. Walter and Judy are wonderful hosts -- accommodating and friendly but not prone to hovering (thank goodness!).

On an anniversary weekend visit, my husband and I spent an afternoon sipping wine and watching a football game on the big downstairs television, and they were kind enough to provide us wine glasses. As a foodie, I loved the huge library of cookbooks and even borrowed one (Thomas Keller's "Bouchon") to read in our room -- the Wicker Room, which came with fluffy bathrobes and a bathroom to ourselves.

The breakfast the next morning was fantastic -- my eggs Benedict was perfectly cooked and covered in a rich hollandaise, and my husband's omelet was delicious and filling. Not to mention that the breakfast came with a fresh fruit salad (with melon and raspberries and apple and pear), a warm, sweet cranberry-pear crumble, cranberry walnut bread, six kinds of juice, tea, coffee and more. It was divine.

All of this was only $115 including taxes for one of the best deals at a bed and breakfast I have experienced. Acanthus is only a few miles from downtown, and it feels like you're in a whole other world.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2008

For Spring Break in March 2007, my spouse and I booked two rooms at the Acanthus, one for us and one for our child and a friend. We decided on the Acanthus because its web page made it look really good. When we were still in Green Bay we had to cancel because there was a big snowstorm that made driving to Milwaukee hazardous and about a foot of snow fell in Milwaukee. Several times we tried to fax our cancellation to the fax number listed on the web page, which said cancellations need to be in writing. Their fax number turned out only to be a phone message and would not take our fax. We also called the Acanthus and cancelled due to the snowstorm. They had charged about $250 for both rooms on our credit card and they refused to refund any amount. They kept the entire $250! A statewide bed and breakfast group tried to help us, but all the Acanthus did was send us a gift certificate with a nonsensical expiration date in April 2008 that had 3 numbers instead of 2 for the day of the month when the certificate would expire! Having our plans derailed by the snowstorm was unfortunate, but having the Acanthus refuse to meet us half-way or with even a partial refund made us feel unwelcome and like we would never want to stay there.

  • Liked — Web page
  • Disliked — Business practices
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Denver, CO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2007

These charming rooms and gourmet breakfasts every morning round out a stay that was A ++++. Walter and Judy are the super hosts and they are warm and full of Wisconsin hospitality. I would tell you to rent a car if you have business downtown as cabs cost quite a bit over a 5 day stay. But....it's worth being off the beaten path. Walter is a gourmet and they put out quite a spread every morning. Faboulous stay.

  • Liked — The Casablanca room was awesome!
  • Disliked — 3 miles from downtown
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank sfaust
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Great Neck, NY
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2007

Beautiful bed and breakfast not far from down town Milwaukee and Miller Park. Comfortable big rooms. Great breakfasts, made to order, by the host, Walter, a former chef. Very warm atmosphere. Judy and Walter are wonderful hosts, catering to all your needs (In addition to the scrumptious breakfast, Judy brought us to Miller Park and picked up some wine for us while we were out). Definitely recommend this bed and breakfast. It is like a home away from home, with someone to cook your breakfast, make you bed and decorate the place lavishly with antiques.

Stayed July 2007
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Address: 3009 West Highland Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI 53208
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee
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Ranked #5 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Milwaukee
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Number of rooms: 7

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