We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Hotel packages
648 North Plankinton Avenue, 648 N. Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Special Offer
Member Rates
Book on TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Best prices for:1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"]},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

409 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown
See the most recent reviews
Showing 404: English reviews
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

The history of the location has been maintained in the architecture with very nice comfortable rooms. The location was Great for the Universities graduation program. It has been decorated very nice for the Christmas season, you get a nice feel at this time of year.

Helpful?
1 Thank Goat2003
Mia B, Manager at Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice comments on your stay over the holidays. Our staff enjoys decorating this historic location to make our guests feel welcome and enjoy staying with us over the holidays.. More 

Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Beautiful historical hotel. Located in center of downtown. It is connected to the Grand Avenue Mall via skywalk. It is located next to the Milwaukee river. The staff was very professional and friendly. They provide parking for guests only but visitors has to find a parking space on the street or pay a handsome price to park in the parking... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank I2cul8er
Mia B, Manager at Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and we regulary inspect our rooms and clearn our carpets. We hope you reconsider and do return. More 

Germantown, Tennessee, United States
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Went to Milwaukee for the weekend and this place had a great rate. Clean and welcoming staff. Large, quiet rooms. Great breakfast and close to a large TJ Maxx as well as theatres, restaurant and shopping! Will stay here again!

Helpful?
1 Thank Marie W
ResidenceInnMke, Manager at Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review

Marie W, When our guests want to return, it is the best compliment that we can get! Our location is great for exploring downtown Milwaukee and it sounds like you were able to do just that. Hopefully, we will see you again soon! More 

Illinois City, Illinois
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Beautiful hotel with a great view of the city and river!!! The room was gorgeous, clean, and comfortable. The breakfast the next morning was good. The staff was helpful and friendly. My only mild complaint was a bit of confusion with the method of payment for the parking... ended up paying an $8 ticket for not doing it correctly:( OVERALL,... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank welltravelled36161
ResidenceInnMke, Manager at Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review

welltravelled36161, I am glad to hear that you had a 'great stay' with us! We love to hear that our guests were able to enjoy the hotel and all that it has to offer. We would love to see you again if you are ever back in Milwaukee. More 

Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Marriott's Resience Inn in Downtown Milwaukee has to be their best location in America, because it's that good! There is no aspect of the service here that can be improved. It's the finest I've seen in this brand, and Ms. Doris in the kitchen sets the tone for excellence! Thank you hotel staff for my great experience here!

Helpful?
1 Thank marvinmerrill
ResidenceInnMke, Manager at Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review

marvinmerrill, Thank you so much for sharing your experience at the Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown with others, Your words express the highest compliment that we could have received from a guest. I am so glad to hear that you have truly enjoyed your time with us. It means so much to the entire staff. More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

My family has stayed at Residences Inn Milwaukee Downtown about 6 times over past 8 years. We loved it when Bordors occupied the adjoining retail space. It was nice to end with family day hanging out at the bookstore picking the book for the nightly reading session to the children. Now that Bordors is gone and the space is a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank P G
ResidenceInnMke, Manager at Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review

P G, We definitely appreciate our loyal guests. Thank you for your continued business. The best compliment to us is when guests return over and over. We were also sad to see the adjoining Borders bookstore close. Next time you are visiting Milwaukee, please do not hesitate to contact me if there is anything else that we can do to... More 

Naperville
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This hotel is clean, nice, and centrally located. The rooms were spacious and well appointed. The beds were very comfortable and the gym was one of the best hotel gyms I've used. Breakfast was included and was delicious! What a great deal! It was walking distance to restaurants, bars, museums, the lake, and the market.

Helpful?
Thank NapervilleKelly
ResidenceInnMke, Manager at Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review

NapervilleKelly, Thank you so much for your kind words about the Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown. It sounds like you were able to truly enjoy your stay with us. It is nice to hear that you were also able to take advantage of several of the amenities such as breakfast and the fitness center. We would like the opportunity to host... More 

naples florida
Level Contributor
74 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Hotel is a former large department store in downtown Milwaukee. Breakfast at Tiffany's? This is sleeping in Gimbels! Ceilings are high, rooms are unusually shaped. When we asked to be upgraded to a one bedroom, there weren't any available so we were upgraded to a two bedroom handicapped unit. It worked fine. But finding the hotel and where to... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank leafwatcher
ResidenceInnMke, Manager at Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review

leafwatcher, Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences at the Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown with others. You are correct; we are located in the historic Gimbels Department Store building. Since our property is a conversion, it has allowed us to keep many of the original features of the building such as the high ceilings and distinct room... More 

Clinton, Iowa
Level Contributor
92 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Wonderful front desk staff....right downtown with all the restaurants, Public Market Place, theatres, all within walking distance on the beautiful River Walk. Rooms were excellent, would be a great place if you needed an extended stay....all the amenities, comfortable bed, big fluffy towels and plenty of them. The rooms were also very quiet. Just an excellent hotel. We'll stay there... More 

Helpful?
Thank Marsha S
ResidenceInnMke, Manager at Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review

Marsha S, We appreciate you taking the time to review our hotel. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed our suites so much. Our location on the RiverWalk just can’t be beat. As you experienced, there are so many places that you can walk to. I will also let the front desk know that their hospitality was appreciated.... More 

PA
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Suite hotels with real bedrooms are sometimes hard to find at a reasonable price. The Residence Inn is one of the best. The downtown location along Milwaukee's beautiful Riverwalk is perfect. It is located in the historic restored Gimbels department store. The ceilings and windows really are about 14 feet high. The huge suite we had was not particularly luxurious... More 

Helpful?
Thank TravelorPa
ResidenceInnMke, Manager at Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review

TravelorPa, thank you for taking the time to tell others about your recent stay with us. We definitely appreciate being called 'one of the best'! I am so glad that you were able to take advantage of our central downton location. If your travels ever bring you back to Milwaukee, we would be happy to see you again. More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

158 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (117)
Viewed
View from Room (18)
Viewed
Room/Suite (34)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (17)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (36)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (41)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (13)
Viewed
Room/Suite (11)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Milwaukee hotels
Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown
Downtown
The Pfister Hotel
The Pfister Hotel
#4 of 55 in Milwaukee
4.5 of 5 stars 1,573 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Downtown
Milwaukee Marriott Downtown
Milwaukee Marriott Downtown
#18 of 55 in Milwaukee
4.5 of 5 stars 210 reviews
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
#17 of 55 in Milwaukee
4.0 of 5 stars 1,153 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 131
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Marriott, Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Travelocity, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay