Milwaukee, WI Hotels
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A visit to Milwaukee offers lots of excitement, fun, and educational experiences. With hip bars, elegant theaters, and a heritage built on motorcycles and breweries, this Wisconsin city sitting on the shores of Lake Michigan truly has something to offer everyone. The best part? Your Milwaukee accommodations won’t break the bank.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Milwaukee, WI

Hampton Inn Milwaukee-Airport
Hampton Inn Milwaukee-Airport
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4.5
1200 W College Ave, Milwaukee
from $92
Days Inn & Suites Milwaukee Airport
Days Inn & Suites Milwaukee Airport
6331 S 13th St, Milwaukee
from $50
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Milwaukee Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Milwaukee Downtown
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4.3
611 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee
from $101
The Pfister Hotel
The Pfister Hotel
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4.5
424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee
from $169
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
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4.3
509 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee
from $84
Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown
611 North Broadway, Milwaukee
from $0
Courtyard Milwaukee Airport
Courtyard Milwaukee Airport
4620 South 5th Street · Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207 USA, Milwaukee
from $0
Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee Downtown
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4.3
300 W Michigan St, Milwaukee
from $111
Ramada Milwaukee Downtown
Ramada Milwaukee Downtown
633 W. Michigan St 6th Street & Michigan Street Milwaukee Wisconsin United States, Milwaukee
from $0
The Iron Horse Hotel
The Iron Horse Hotel
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4.5
500 W Florida Street, Milwaukee
from $199
More About Milwaukee, WI Hotels...

Picking your Season is Key

Although hotels in Milwaukee can be significantly cheaper than those found in neighboring Chicago, prices are still subject to supply and demand. This means avoiding peak seasons can save you plenty. The shoulder seasons in Milwaukee run between May and June in the spring and mid-September through October in the fall. Spring weather can be a bit cool in Milwaukee, but lines are short and crowds are thin. Same goes for the Fall as kids head back to school and the leaves are starting to change.  

For the cheapest hotels of the season you could head to Milwaukee in the winter although the open shores of Lake Michigan offer little protection from the elements. That said, Milwaukee’s collection of amazing pubs, restaurants, museums, and theaters do. There is still much to see and experience during the winter and if you can stand the cold you stand to save on accommodations.

If you are visiting during the summer and want to save on accommodations avoid the last week of June and the beginning of July. During this time the city swells for Summerfest, the worlds largest outdoor music festival. It should come as no surprise that hotel rates spike during this annual event so keep away – unless of course you are lucky enough to be attending this amazing festival!

 

Savings in Location

Downtown Milwaukee has the highest concentration of hotels in the city as well as the most expensive ones. Your budget choices for downtown Milwaukee hotels are limited and include The Comfort Inn, Suites Downtown Lakeshore, and the Days Inn and Suites Milwaukee. For more budget options it is best to search the nearby areas. Thankfully you don’t have to look far to find a deal. The Ambassador Inn for example is located a short 5 minute drive from downtown and typically costs much less. This University Hill hotel is directly across from Marquette so be sure to check ahead for any school events that may increase rates and decrease availability.

Head north west of downtown Milwaukee for another area offering affordable accommodations that are still within the city’s reach. The La Quinta Inn Northwest Milwaukee offers a no-frills stay with simple yet well-equipped amenities that include free Internet access, free parking, and a fitness center. The Hampton Inn Milwaukee Northwest offers friendly service and comfortable rooms for those business and tourist travelers looking to save on accommodations.

Another option to save on accommodations in Milwaukee is to stay near the airport. Most hotels are only a short drive (or courtesy shuttle in some cases) from downtown. There are several budget options such as an Econo Lodge,  a Comfort Suites, and a La Quinta Inn – all of which offer complimentary breakfast and comfortable beds at an excellent rate. The Milwaukee airport area also houses higher end hotels that are typically much cheaper than their downtown counterparts as well. These properties include the Hyatt Place Milwaukee Airport, the Hilton Garden Milwaukee Airport, and the Crown Plaza Milwaukee Airport.

Premium Accommodations at Non-Premium Prices

Compared to other major cities in the USA, Milwaukee’s average price for a four-star hotel is pretty reasonable. With that in mind, why not splurge a little? Staying at a high-end property like the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee or the Hilton Milwaukee city center will offer you a similar premium experience compared to those same brand name hotels in other cities, but at a reduced rate.

If you are looking to splurge beyond that and are looking for a truly unique experience try the Pfister Hotel, arguably Milwaukee’s most historic hotel. The Iron Horse Hotel also offers a uniquely Milwaukee experience - constructed in an old warehouse, this boutique hotel is located next to the Harley Davidson Museum and is geared towards motorcycle enthusiasts. Both of these high-end hotels are consistently ranked as the best in the city.

Milwaukee is a relatively cheap city to visit so splurging on accommodations won’t necessarily break your travel budget. Not only are Milwaukee museums, attractions, and events easy on the wallet, for the most part they are concentrated in the downtown core making getting around simple and cheap.

 

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