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Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown

648 N Plankinton Ave 648 N. Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2900
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#19 of 63 hotels in Milwaukee
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.
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Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking garage
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
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Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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Family rooms
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Hanner wrote a review Apr 2021
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I first stayed here in August of 2020 (needed some quiet to finish a magazine article) and loved it so much I have returned three more times for multiple-night stays. By chance my room was on a high floor with unobstructed views to the west over the city and that first evening the sunset was amazing. Imagine a room with 15-foot-high-ceilings and a west wall of glass that's half filled with sky. When I'm looking for inspiration I just stand at the windows and gaze out. Ever since that first stay I have requested a similar room. The white stone building is historic (it used to be the Gimbel's department store that my mom brought me to when I was a kid), hence the highest ceilings I have encountered in a hotel room. The decor has some cool reminders of the Gimbel's days. I love the stylish layout of the rooms, the furniture's great, and the sleek desk is huge--a real help to a writer with a bunch of pages needing to be spread out. It's like this place was designed to help a writer on deadline. Super quiet. Beds are outstanding. Bring your own favorite coffee (and filters) and brew up a morning pot in the bright space. Staff is friendly and helpful. And you can't beat the downtown location. It's eastern side overlooks the Milwaukee River with its fantastic Riverwalk. Take that north or south to restaurants and bars. You're on the city's heartbeat street, Wisconsin Avenue, and close to Fiserv Forum and the renovated new home for the symphony. And soon The Avenue, with its ground-floor food hall full of local vendors, will be opening up, a minute's walk away, with the east end of the whole complex right across the street.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: Take your pick of views east over the river (and Riverwalk) or west over the city!
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Sean a wrote a review Jan 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
In the time of COVID everyone is talking about increased cleaning....well thats not true here. When we first got into our room we noticed all the dust on top of the fridge and by the windows so obviously not wiped down. The plastic utensils by the coffee were opened and the utensils broken in half so the spoon parts were gone but the handles still there....so obviously from the previous guest had touch and they left there and house keeping did nothing. They didn't gove us coffee or tea or dishwasher soap. Their vending machines weren't working and the drinks by the front desk you had nothing to choose from as they were pretty bare. The only saving grace was the daytime front desk worker was super sweet and nice. Otherwise extremely disappointed in this hotel and I do plan do make it known to people how unsanitary they are at this facility. Oh and don't let me forget about the microwave once upon opening all I say was brown splatter all over like someone ate taco bell and confused the toilet and they microwave. So obviously they didn't clean this either. Really wondering what did they clean??? Fridge is only 5ft tall so you see all the dust on top. I also wish that there was a disclaimer that they didn't have their breakfast as the pictures online made it look so good and it's a reason we picked this place. Then to be handed a jimmy deans frozen sandwich yuck.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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SLeo wrote a review Oct 2020
South Bend, Indiana16 contributions
We were forced to travel to Milwaukee this vulnerable time (COVID!). By the way, the city looks empty. The Residence Inn was an occasional choice dictated mostly by a reasonable price and a good location. We have not expected anything special (I apology for not to read the TripAdvisor before this trip). However, it turns out our impression was greater than expected. What are especially cool? = The building! Former department store, nice lobby, great décor, beautiful location along a riverwalk and Wisconsin St (major street in Milwaukee); = The room! Very spacious, clean, convenient. = Staff! Extremely friendly (Folks, could staff be extremely friendly?) = Upgrade! - no comments; = Convenient underground parking ($24 though...). A couple little concerns, which are not disbalance our rating: - We had no bottled water and coffee amenities in the room (may be forgotten at service); - breakfast is tiny (but exist! that is not common now). I would definitely recommend this hotel. Good luck with your trips!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: East side or east-north corner (best), upper floor (8th).
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LoveMyFamily6 wrote a review Oct 2020
Rhinelander, Wisconsin224 contributions90 helpful votes
Loved this place. Awesome location in downtown Milwaukee, especially perfect for people like us that love to walk. Close to the lakefront, and close to everything else including the ultra cool Historic Third Ward and RiverWalk. Our room overlooked the Milwaukee River and had a magnificent view. Our room was large, clean, tastefully decorated and lacked nothing. We could've stayed there for more than 2 nights, easily. The staff was awesome, especially the delightful woman that checked us in early Friday afternoon (we forgot to get her name). She obviously loves what she does and was a great ambassador not only for the hotel but Milwaukee. She should be cloned! We had no concerns about staff not being careful as related to Covid. The "take-out" breakfast was perfect. Lots to choose from and we just took it up to our room to eat. We will absolutely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: We stayed on the 7th floor in a room that overlooked the river. It was just lovely.
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Dwena wrote a review Oct 2020
Hackettstown, New Jersey1 contribution
This was my first trip to Milwaukee and when my colleagues said to book Residence in Milwaukee- I did. And then it turns out there is also another in another town close by also called Residence Milwaukee (weird). Why I didn’t switch to the other hotel- 1) when I entered the lobby I was greeted by Sherida (sp?). Even with a mask on- she was all smiles. She was thorough in explaining the Covid policy at the hotel and let me know that each room goes through three cleanings before check in. She offered me water and went out of her way to help me find a salon to get my nails done- calling two to see availability and writing down a few others in the area. My room was very big- with tall ceilings- great lighting and a view over the river. I settled in easily and decided to stay. I stayed for 4 nights and the staff here was very pleasant and Sherida was always pleasant- you could see she loves her job and other guests appreciated her professionalism and positivity as well. I typically travel quite a bit for business and pleasure and this was my first trip since March since Covid restrictions. Food in Milwaukee I thought was meh- but the area around the hotel has some nice spots for sitting outside and walking around. The Harley museum isn’t far from here and was the highlight of a trip I thought would be all business. I’d highly recommend this location for walkability, cleanliness and staff. Thank you for making a usually bland work trip- enjoyable.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
$125 - $338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown
Which popular attractions are close to Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown?
Nearby attractions include Pabst Theater (0.2 miles), Historic Third Ward (0.3 miles), and Milwaukee Public Market (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown?
Yes, a parking garage, paid public parking nearby, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mo's A Place For Steaks, Swingin' Door Exchange, and St. Paul Fish Company.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Milwaukee.
Are any cleaning services offered at Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Pabst Mansion (1.4 miles), Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery (0.8 miles), and Tripoli Shrine (2.1 miles).