While it's a good "cheap and cheerful" hotel, the radiators in some rooms are just out of control. In our room, there was no regulator on the unit so we were connected directly to the boiler. The last night was just unbearable with the room temp hitting 90 degrees. In addition, the water banging in the radiator sounded like a bell choir. We were able to get a different room at 2:30 am but that radiator had the same bell choir problem. I can't blame the hotel for the noisy neighbors adjacent to the new room. Either way, it was a tough night.
The desk clerk did comp our parking fees but was authorized to comp at least that last night. A phone call to the GM a few days later didn't resolve things either. "Yes, we've been making some repairs to the boiler and I guess we still have some work to do."
Unless you're staying over New Year's Eve or on St. Patrick's Day, I would recommend staying at the County Claire for a good downtown "cheap and cheerful" option.
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- The Plaza has been a fixture on Milwaukee's eastside since the roaring 1920's. This art deco gem has been thoughtfully renovated to restore many of the stunning original architectural details while providing for the modern amenities & the latest technology today's traveler demands. Nestled in a residential nook of the Yankee Hill neighborhood, the Plaza is just 4 blocks from Lake Michigan and the city's lakefront attractions. Within walking distance to some of the city's best restaurants, nightlife, arts, sports, etc. Grocery store, churches, art galleries & shopping are all nearby. On-site parking for a minimal fee, kitchenettes & laundry room. Cafe at the Plaza, open 7am-2pm. Known for it's great breakfasts! Sitting on the edge of downtown, you will find the Plaza to be a relaxing urban retreat.Property has air conditioning in the summer months. AC unit installed based on weather conditions. ... more less
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