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Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown

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648 North Plankinton Avenue, 648 N. Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
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New York
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154 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel was originally a department store that has been refurbished into a hotel about 20 years ago. The rooms are very large, all seem to be different in size and shape. The rooms all have double height windows, some overlooking the Milwaukee River and some overlooking the Wisconsin St and some the entrance. Most businesses and sightseeing is within... More 

Thank Rosslyn H
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great suites. Refrigerator, microwave, cooktop, coffeemaker. This place is nice and clean, and the girl at the front desk was an absolute doll. Very accommodating. I recommend this place. I'll stay here again. The location is great! Free breakfast.

Thank magoo1225
Wausau, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room had large windows, high ceilings, comfortable kitchen and dining area, along with a living area, sleeping area, and dressing area. The view of the river and city were beautiful. I comfortably stayed here for 3 months while working and the staff made this experience the best i have had in my 5 years of traveling for work. There... More 

Thank Sheryllls
Merritt Island, Florida
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is conveniently located in downtown Milwaukee within walking distance of just about everything. The staff is exceptionally friendly and courteous. The rooms are very spacious. The beds were a little soft for my liking, and the mattress cover kept coming off, but over all The Residence Inn is a great place to stay while in Milwaukee.

Thank Don R
Willemstad, Curacao
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was friendly, food was great, only the cleaning was not too good. I had stayed there for about six weeks, and in that long stay the room was only vacuumed once! I loved the breakfast! The view was amazing the room that I had got had a wonderful view of the river, and you can walk to so... More 

Thank shreyaasamtani
Alison P, General Manager at Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review

Shreyaasamtani, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with Trip Advisor. Thank you for the positive feedback regarding our staff and breakfast. It is also great to hear that you enjoyed our location and river views. On behalf of the entire staff, we would like to apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with your housekeeping services. We... More 

Aberdeen, South Dakota
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99 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is right on the river, so it's very convenient to the Riverwalk. The room had vaulted ceilings, which was unique for a Res Inn. Parking was extra secure, it was just a little inconvenient to get to/from is all. That's fine, though. Also, the comp b'fast was better than the norm, and I always appreciate the free cookies... More 

Thank rootabena
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at this hotel during a visit to Summerfest this year. The location was fantastic, easy to walk to the lakefront. Parking structure is very convenient, being just across the street. It was one of the largest hotel rooms I've stayed in, very spacious with a nice city view. Check-in and check-out was a breeze! Really liked the 12pm check-out... More 

Thank AurorasEnvy
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this property for over 2 months and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The rooms were clean and spacious. The staff was friendly and helpful whenever I needed their help. The location is excellent right next to the river and walking distance from lake Michigan, art museum and discovery world. I would go for morning runs to the lake which... More 

Thank Shradha P
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was absolutely amazing. The rooms were amazing. The staff was even more amazing!!! Especially Cherita! She was absolutely the best!!! Thanks a million! Best hotel we stayed at during our whole trip (6 days) :) give her a raise!!!

Thank Jennifer G
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33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our one night stay at the Residence Inn in downtown Milwaukee. The staff were welcoming and helpful. Our room was spacious, quiet, clean and had everything we needed. Bed was very comfortable. The location was convenient to the river walk and other downtown locations. The breakfast was very good with many choices. The hotel has an arrangement... More 

Thank lindamyers2
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Housed in the historic Marshall Fields building, the Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown blends old-world splendor with modern amenities. Recently renovated, our downtown Milwaukee hotel is an all-suites hotel offering an incredible location. We're connected to the Shops of Grand Avenue and within walking distance to Midwest Airlines Center, the theatre district and Bradley Center. Whether relocating to Milwaukee or looking for a Milwaukee extended-stay hotel, you'll feel right at home. Choose from studio, one- or two-bedroom suites with full kitchens, luxurious bedding, flat-screen TV, wireless Internet, and separate living areas. At any time, visit our market, business center, and fitness center, all open 24-hours. Enjoy a complimentary daily breakfast buffet and social hour with food and beverages (Mon-Wed). Surrounded by many businesses and cultural attractions, the Residence Inn offers first-class service and friendly staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown

Address: 648 North Plankinton Avenue, 648 N. Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee
Price Range: $174 - $439 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 131
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Also Known As:
Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown Hotel Milwaukee
Milwaukee Residence Inn
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Milwaukee
#12 Business Hotel in Milwaukee
#17 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee
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