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Spend a weekend as a “cheesehead” in Milwaukee! Choose from among these top five independent hotels.
Ambassador Hotel Milwaukee
For a visit to Chicago’s little sister in the north, it would be wise to check into Ambassador Hotel Milwaukee. With room rates ranging from $125 to $194 per night, you’ll have crisp, white linens; a HDTV flat-screen television, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Begin your day with Aveda toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe. Head down for your free breakfast or hop on over to Starbucks, and at the end of the day take a seat inside the hotel’s Envoy Restaurant and Lounge. Close to such famous Milwaukee venues as Pabst Mansion, Haggerty Museum of Art, and Miller Park, Ambassador Hotel Milwaukee has a complimentary shuttle to help you stick to your transportation budget around town.
With the perfect locale in eastern Milwaukee near popular Brady Street, Veteran’s Park, and Lake Michigan, Astor Hotel is within walking distance to these Milwaukee hangouts and more. Each spacious room includes free Wi-Fi, DirecTV, and courtyard or neighborhood views. A typical room costs between $100 and $200. Guests can also choose a full suite with a kitchen — perfect for bringing back dinner from Milwaukee Public Museum, or at the end of the day head upstairs to the rooftop deck and dine at Astor Café & Pane Vino.
If you’re looking for a luxury room in downtown Milwaukee, all-suite Hotel Metro is an ideal spot. Located right in the heart of Milwaukee, each suite provides complimentary Wi-Fi, Aveda toiletries; soft, white linens; flat-screens TV, and even large whirlpool tubs in spa suites. The hotel has a fitness center and complimentary “Hampton Cruiser” bicycles. Had a long day enjoying Milwaukee’s nearby Third Ward? Head down the street to Neroli Salon & Spa, or enjoy Hotel Metro’s rooftop bar. With suites costing anywhere from $200 to $400 per night plus a resort fee, Hotel Metro is a luxury escape.
La Quinta Inn Milwaukee Northwest
Can’t find a decent hotel near downtown Milwaukee within your price range? La Quinta Inn Milwaukee Northwest might be the perfect fit. Twenty minutes from downtown and with easy access to Highway 41 and Silver Spring Drive (leading to Bayshore Town Center), guests receive free parking, complimentary breakfast, and free Wi-Fi. With moderate décor, inexpensive rates rivaling those of downtown hotels, and a quiet neighborhood, guests should look no further than La Quinta Inn Milwaukee Northwest.
Milwaukee Athletic Club
With the perfect downtown site in East Town, Milwaukee Athletic Club is one of Milwaukee’s most popular hotels. Guests enjoy a flat-screen TV, complimentary toiletries, pool, free Wi-Fi, complimentary downtown shuttle, and even an in-room massage from the spa. Rates are from $100 to $150 per night, providing some of the least expensive rates in the downtown area. Health club guests take part in yoga, Pilates, basketball, and even water sports. Milwaukee Athletic Club is within walking distance to some of Milwaukee’s famous sites such as Cathedral Square, the theater district, Milwaukee’s Art Museum, and more.
This post was originally published for Hipmunk.