We are locals who decided to have a romantic evening in the city and we were not disappointed. This hotel is incredibly beautiful. It was the original Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance building and much of the original beauty is still there. The lobby is gorgeous, with mosaic tile floors, vaulted ceiling with a domed skylight, lovely carved woodwork, and the original elevators, as well as details too numerous to mention here. It's as beautiful as the Pfister for half the money...great bargain!
We had a King suite, which included a large sitting room with a couch and comfy chair with ottoman. There was a large tv in this room, as well as in the separate bedroom. The bathroom was nice, and the bedding and towels were great. Remarkably, the hotel is very quiet, which is unusual in the city. This is a brand new hotel and it shows.
The staff is excellent. We found that our lamp wasn't working and mentioned it to the front desk staff on our way out to dinner. They said it would be taken care of immediately, and it was.
You can easily walk to the Third Ward, as well as lots of great dining downtown. It's also right across the street from the Grain Exchange building, so if you've got an event there, this is a natural.
We will definitely stay here again when we want a "stay-cation."
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New hotel opening Fall 2012, this transition of an historic Romanesque-style 1886 building has spectacular features including 14-foot ceilings in guest rooms and a center glass atrium and winding staircase. Located near Milwaukee's lakefront, festivals, museums, most popular attractions and convenient to major corporations, you will find everything within walking distance, or take the convenient shuttle. Restaurant and lounge, room service, meeting space for up to 120 and complimentary high speed internet offers all that you need to be comfortable and stay productive. ... more less
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