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“Pleasantly Surprised, Highly Recommended for budget-minded families” 4 of 5 stars
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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5501 West National Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53214-3414   |  
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Ranked #32 of 52 Hotels in Milwaukee
Kansas City, MO
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“Pleasantly Surprised, Highly Recommended for budget-minded families”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2010

For an under $75/night hotel, we were pleasantly surprised with the Woodsview. If you are on a tight budget and want a nice, clean, no-frills place to stay, this hotel is highly recommended by us. The indoor pool and hot tub are shared with the apartment complex next door, but the pool area is exceptionally clean and well cared for. The hotel staff was very friendly and eager to please. The rooms are not fancy, but were well cared for and clean.

If you want a nice meal withou leaving the premises, the restaurant/lounge on the lower level serves a great meal. We were initially put off by the appearance of the place, but we are glad we decided to stay. I had the KC Strip, and my husband had the Fried perch. Our 3yo son had chicken noodle soup. We all had more food than we could eat and it was very good. The staff here was exceptionally friendly as well, and made sure we were pleased with our meals.

Once registered, the parking is located behind the motel and you re-enter through a lower level entrance that looks like a service entrance but it is much more convenient than walking back around to the main lobby.

Overall, if you are expecting a newer hotel with fancy rooms, this is probably not the place for you.... But, if you want a nice place to stay and don't mind an older hotel that has been well-maintained and is clean, then go ahead and try out the Woodsview Inn.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2009

My friends and I chose to stay at the Woods View Inn due to its proximity to Miller Park. We knew beforehand that other than Miller Park, there really wasn't anything else in the vicinity of the hotel, and that the hotel wasn't in the ritziest area. We weren't really expecting too much, but we did get more than we had expected. The staff were absolutely AMAZING throughout our two-night stay. The room we had was a bit more spacious than we had expected. Having a little kitchen area complete with an oven, fridge, and microwave was an added bonus, even though we weren't able to use them during our short stay. The continental breakfast that was included was nothing to rave about, but the complimentary toast, baked goods, yogurt, fruit salad, hard boiled eggs, cereal and oatmeal were more than adequate for our needs.

There's a restaurant/bar attached to the hotel, but we didn't have the chance to try it because food isn't served after 9pm.

The hotel's about a 20-minute walk from Miller Park, and they provide easy directions at front desk. The walk is actually a nice walk, and very safe. But other than Miller Park, there really isn't anything around. There's a couple of bars (which were packed so we didn't go in) and we were able to walk to a Walgreen's and a Taco Bell. So this hotel probably isn't the best choice if you want to see the city, unless you're willing to drive.

The only negatives we experienced were that the beds were a bit too hard for our comfort level, the walls are somewhat thin (but we weren't disrupted at night), and the elevator is definitely not for the claustrophobic (luckily we were on the 2nd floor so we didn't really have to use it). But the negatives really didn't affect us at all.

We will definitely be staying here the next time we head to Milwaukee for Brewers games.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2009

We stayed at this hotel because of the location near Miller Park in Milwaukee. Reviews had stated you could take a 15 minute walk to Miller Park and this was what we were looking for. The hotel was only a couple stop lights off of the freeway, easy access to/from. Our room was clean, more than adequate, great pillows and nice staff. We also took advantage of the "lounge" they had in the basement of the hotel--the food was good and we had a fun time while there. Our kids enjoyed the pool and exercise room. Because of where our room was located, the walls weren't as 'thick' and soundproof as we'd liked but we made due. The walk to Miller Park was very easy and safe and they even have a little map showing you directions. It was great and we'd certainly stay here again, especially when attending a Brewer game!!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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yoopergirl
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2009

My husband and I travel 430 miles on a regular basis to the VA Medical center. Over the past 18 months we have stayed here to many times to actually count. The staff is WONDERFUL!!! Special thanks to Michelle. Our rooms are nice (nothing special but always very clean.) The continental breakfast is also very nice. After numerous trips we finally made our way to The New Colony and had a wonderful time. Last summer my husband spent 5 days in intensive care and I stayed at the hotel by myself. It would have been a scary experience except the staff was so very good to me. As a person who has spent over 20 years in the service industry, I would like to say a big thank-you. Your service is truely 2nd to none!!!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2009

This hotel is absolutey perfect if you are catching a game at Miller Park. It is the only hotel located within walking distance of the park. (The walk is about 15 minutes, but very easy.) The hotel is older, but clean and the staff is friendly. There is a bar/restaurant on the lowest level. I did not eat here but it seemed fairly nice. If you are looking for a hotel that has a lot of things to do around it, I would not suggest this hotel. If you are looking for a hotel to stay while catching a ball game, it is perfect. There is nothing else really in walking distance from the hotel except for one small bar. This hotel is definitely nothing fancy but was great for what we were looking for.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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USA
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2009

Staff Pleasant, older hotel but clean. Limited parking.
Walking distance to Miller Park.
Great Bar and Grille in lower level.Offered Hamburgers and Steak. Good Variety .

Would stay again if only attending ball game.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2009

First of all, this hotel is outside of Milwaukee, almost right across the street from Miller Park. There isn't much to do in the general vicinity. We went for the Harley museum and it was a little bit of a drive. The hotel itself was pretty clean. The service was great. Everyone was very polite. However, the hotel has a lot of nooks and crannies to it that kind of made me uneasy when I went off without my husband. Also, behind the hotel are apartments so parking can be interesting. One other thing I thought was strange, you get in the elevator in the lobby and then when it goes up to the floors, the door opens to the right of you...never seen anything like it before. There is a restaurant/bar in the basement of the hotel, the restaurant not that good but the bar was alot of fun, not very big but the owners are very nice. It was fine for a few days but I think if I go back to Milwaukee (which all in all I was not impressed with either), I will stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5501 West National Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53214-3414
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Business Hotel in Milwaukee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Woods View Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover all that Milwaukee has to offer - from Miller Park to the Milwaukee County Zoo - from this affordable and convenient hotel.Offering easy access to the I-94 and I-41, the BEST WESTERN Woods View Inn makes it easy to experience the area's most popular attractions. Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers and many other concerts and events throughout the year, is just a mile away. Other big-name events are held at the nearby State Fair Ground, and Milwaukee's famous annual music festival, Summerfest, is held each summer about five miles away. This Milwaukee hotel is also within minutes of some of the city's cultural attractions, like Miller Brewery and the Milwaukee County Zoo. We are a great choice for athletes in town for kickball, ice skating and hockey at the Pettit National Ice Center, and other sporting events.Corporate travelers appreciate that the BEST WESTERN Woods View Inn is conveniently located to businesses in the retail, medical and education sectors. The Mayfair, Southridge and Brookfield Malls are all within 15 minutes of the hotel, and the VA Hospital, Froedert Hospital and Medical College are just steps away. The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee is less than ten miles away. Other local business draws include the Wisconsin Expo Center, PH Mining/Harnischfege, Siemens Power Corporation and Rockwell. This West Milwaukee hotel also offers a conference room perfect for corporate meetings or other events. This Best Western hotel in Milwaukee makes each guest feel at home with spacious guest rooms, featuring rooms with kitchenettes, Free Wi-Fi and cable television. Other convenient hotel amenities include a complimentary breakfast, onsite cocktail lounge, indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and fitness center. We are proud to offer superior customer service and comfortable accommodations in west Milwaukee. ... more   less 
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