Best hotels & accommodations in Milwaukee

We list the best hotels in Milwaukee as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews, and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.


Best budget hotel in Milwaukee: SpringHill Suites Downtown

Best boutique hotel in Milwaukee: Saint Kate Arts Hotel

Best luxury hotel in Milwaukee: The Pfister Hotel

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  • 4.4 The Iron Horse Hotel

    The Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee


    “The motorcycle-friendly Iron Horse Hotel sits just across the canal from the Harley-Davidson Museum and offers amenities like in-room boot and leather storage, indoor motorcycle parking, and a bike wash. The boutique hotel also includes amenities to make business and leisure travelers feel at home.”

  • 4.1 Ambassador Hotel Milwaukee

    The Ambassador Hotel, Milwaukee

    New York Times

    “The Ambassador Hotel is a recently refurbished Art Deco gem from 1927. There’s a restaurant, cafe and cocktail bar — called the Gin Rickey — on site. Liberace was the house pianist in the 1930s. And Kennedy and the Beatles visited in the 1960s.”

    Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Milwaukee.

  • 4.3 Hotel Metro Milwaukee

    Hotel Metro, Milwaukee

    New York Times

    “Centrally located is the 1927 art moderne Hotel Metro, another stylishly restored city landmark. It’s walking distance to the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Pfister Hotel, the Milwaukee River and other city landmarks. It’s also close to a stop on The Hop, Milwaukee’s new streetcar system. There is valet parking and the hotel’s French-leaning restaurant Pastiche serves a good breakfast.”

    Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Milwaukee.

  • 4.6 The Pfister Hotel

    The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee


    “Milwaukee’s grandest old hotel dates from 1893. The lobby’s long, high barrel-vaulted ceiling puts you in a Victorian frame of mind from the moment you step in. Rooms are decorated with a Victorian flavor and some are odd shapes, reflecting the complications of pouring modern amenities into an old structure—but this actually adds to the charm.”

  • 4.2 Kimpton Journeyman Hotel

    Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, Milwaukee

    Lonely Planet

    “The Journeyman brings stylish digs to the heart of the Third Ward, right in the midst of cool-cat shops, bars and restaurants. The 158 large rooms have mod, earth-toned decor with pops of color, comfy beds and chunky wood desks.”

  • 4.4 Brewhouse Inn Milwaukee

    The Brewhouse Inn & Suites, Milwaukee

    Lonely Planet

    “This 90-room hotel sits in the exquisitely renovated old Pabst Brewery complex. Each of the large chambers has steampunk decor, a kitchenette and free wi-fi. It’s at downtown’s far west edge, about a half-mile walk from sausagey Old World 3rd St and a good 2 miles from the festival grounds.”


What are the best areas to stay in Milwaukee?

The best areas to stay in Milwaukee are: Historic Third Ward, Westown, East Town, Wauwatosa or Brookfield. Please read our extensive guide about where to stay in Milwaukee. It offers a great overview about each area, including the museums, attractions and other things, as well as the best place to stay in each area.

How much do I have to pay for a night in a hotel in Milwaukee?

For 3-star hotels the average rate is around $120 per night. If you're looking for a 4-star hotel then the rates are around $180 per night. The average rate for a 5-star hotel in Milwaukee is around $230 per night.

What is the best cheap hotel in Milwaukee?

If you are on the hunt for an affordable hotel, then you should consider reserving SpringHill Suites Milwaukee Downtown. It is a great option for those on a budget, as it provides good value for your money. Additionally, the hotel is in a great location, and professional travelers have given it their approval. Guests who have stayed at the hotel have also shared positive reviews. Need more tips? Check our shortlist of the best budget hotels in Milwaukee.

What is the best boutique hotel in Milwaukee?

If you fancy a bit of extravagance but prefer to stay away from the well-known chain hotels, then the Saint Kate Arts Hotel in Milwaukee is an excellent option for you. This hotel has been very well-reviewed by travelers and experts alike. For more information on other cool hotels, take a look at our list of the best boutique hotels in Milwaukee.

What is the best luxury hotel in Milwaukee?

If cost is not an issue, The Pfister Hotel is a great option for those seeking a luxurious hotel in Milwaukee. This establishment offers magnificent customer service, is situated in an ideal location, and has garnered high reviews from customers and travel experts alike. To discover more 5-star hotels, take a look at our selection of the top luxury hotels in Milwaukee.

Which Milwaukee hotel serves a delicious breakfast?

To begin the day on a positive note, the Pfister Hotel is a great choice if you're seeking accommodations in Milwaukee with a fantastic morning meal. Those who have recently stayed there have provided excellent reviews about the breakfast provided at the hotel.

About Milwaukee

Milwaukee is an American city, bordered on its east side by the famous Lake Michigan, located in the state of Wisconsin, in the United States. With a population of over 595,000 people, Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin and the fifth-largest in the Midwest. The city is best known for its interesting history, famous beer breweries, and The Milwaukee Brewers, its major league baseball team. However, there is a lot more to Milwaukee than just breweries and baseball.

Milwaukee has a rich and fascinating history, where in the early 20th century, it became a hub for manufacturing and industry. Beer brewing took off in Milwaukee, earning the city its nickname of ‘Brew City’. Today Milwaukee’s past history in beer brewing is still alive and the city is home to several major breweries, including MillerCoors and Pabst Blue Ribbon.

The city of Milwaukee however, is best known for its bustling and vibrant cultural scene. Downtown Milwaukee is strewn with modern architectural buildings and is home to many cultural festivals throughout the year, with a strong tradition of folk music. Festivals such as Summerfest, the largest music festival in the world, attracts many people to the city each year.

Visitors to Milwaukee can enjoy many excellent cultural activities such as catching a show at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra or visiting the Milwaukee Art Museum, which houses over 30,000 works of art. For any biking enthusiasts, you can also visit the Harley-Davidson Museum, which showcases the history of one of America’s most iconic motorcycle brands.

One of the best things about Milwaukee is its diversity, with a large African American population and significant communities of Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans. The city is a melting pot of cultures that are celebrated and recognized throughout the year. Black History Month is an important date in the calendar and Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the city’s long-standing Latino history with a festival of live music, dance, food, and drink.

If you are looking for a lively city break Milwaukee is the perfect destination with a multitude of craft breweries and beer halls to discover. For any beer aficionado you can take a tour of the Pabst Brewery to learn more about the city’s beer history and of course, sample a Pabst beer.

However, Milwaukee isn’t all hustle and bustle and in fact, has many excellent outdoor areas to explore nature. The Mitchell Park Domes are a set of three horticultural conservatories set within expansive architectural domes. Each dome features a different climate and is home to wildlife and tropical plant life, making it a must-see for wildlife lovers.

The Downtown RiverWalk area of Milwaukee is also a great place to experience the outdoors with many water sports located on the river such as paddle-boarding or kayaking.

The city of Milwaukee is a wonderful place to visit to experience a variety of different cultures and learn about the city’s interesting history. It is a city that has something for everyone from slick city nights out to beautiful nature walks and views over Lake Michigan. It is certainly a wonderfully vibrant place to travel to for anyone looking for excitement and adventure.

Whether you’re visiting for the first time or revisiting, we hope this guide helps you get the most out of your visit to Milwaukee. Get to know the city even better by reading our guide about where to stay in Milwaukee.

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