The Sheraton overbooked me on a business trip & offered me a room @ Brumder instead. I showed up @ 10:30pm one night, slept GREAT, and left the next morning after a breakfast. The food is delicious! I met with Tom, who was a great conversationalist, and met a few other guests.
Even for experiencing a small part of this B&B, I do have to say it was great. An absolutely BEAUTIFUL house that is well-decorated. Some B&B's can be of a gaudy Victorian decor, but this place does it just right. (They also have a full acting theater in the basement. COOL place.) The showers (Emma suite) are modern & there is a separate Jacuzzi tub.
Next time I'll stay more days and use more than the shower & bed.
PS - The smell of breakfast wafting through the house @ 7:30 was wonderful & I was happy to wake up to go join in. Also, free wifi is a bonus.
I give it a 4/5 because it is in an older & more run-down part of Milwaukee. HOWEVER, it is only about 10 minutes into the heart of the city & the distance (by car) from activities is pretty convenient. (The house can't help where it was built & 100 years ago when it was built, that area was a high-end area. It still has large gorgeous homes.)
Also, the small wooden hanging sign out front is a little hard to see as you drive by because there are no lights on it. I had to drive by a few times to know exactly where it was... (It was also 10:30pm and raining hard.)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brumder Mansion Bed and Breakfast is a romantic, 1910 Victorian, Arts and Crafts mansion that offers beautiful common rooms full of antiques, old world charm, and the original craftsmanship and artistic treasures that were lovingly built into this warm, relaxing place so long ago. Our five guest rooms and suites also have antiques, and each has its own personality. All have their own bathrooms, and either an electric or gas fireplace. Four suites have both a whirlpool, and a lovely marble shower. All guest accommodations have access to robes, complementary water and drinks, cookies and desserts, wine, and hair dryers, ironing boards and irons. They all have flat screen televisions, DVD players, and access to a large selection in the Brumder Mansion dvd library located on the second floor. Brumder Mansion also has a theatre in its basement area, where guests can buy a ticket and enjoy the play being presented on the Brumder stage. Check out Milwaukee Entertainment Group's website, linked on our website, for upcoming shows. The theatre area and the first floor rooms can also be rented for events, and meetings. Weddings and receptions have also taken place here. We also offer a full, delicious breakfast, with coffee or tea, made by our chef. Come and enjoy a stay in Brumder Mansion. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Brumder Mansion Hotel Milwaukee
- Brumder Mansion b&b