We took a last minute weekend trip to the Milwaukee area for a Zoo visit and were able to book this hotel for an awesome under $100 deal on Hotwire.com
The Crowne Plaza was super clean, modern, and comfortable. The only reason I did not rate it as a 5 star was because of the loud hallway noise and door slamming that could be heard from inside the room.
An unexpected perk was the free shuttle that you could use to go almost anywhere in the area with only a 30 minute advance booking time. We used it to go to Eddie Martini's Steakhouse and the Milwaukee Zoo.
Also, this hotel is very close to the Mayfair Mall which has excellent shopping and restaurants.