My wife and I stayed at the Aloft (our first time) when we visited Milwaukee for Summerfest in July 2011, and we were very happy with our choice. We picked it, because the price was good, and we like to try new places. Lets just say, we now check for other Aloft properties wherever we travel, because we enjoyed the Milwaukee location so much.
The staff, from valet attendants, to front desk, to maintenance were happy and friendly, which makes a world of difference when you're tired from traveling. The lobby was clean, and the style to whole property is kind of a hip-modern look with a slight European edge. In the lobby there are comfortable places to lounge, as well as a funky bar, pool table, and self-serve snack area. You can also access the workout room and pool from the ground floor.
NOTE: The hotel is on the Milwaukee river, and the river front walk is right outside. It's just a short walk to restaurants, bars, parks and river cruise lines.
We were on the 3rd floor, and our room faced the Milwaukee river. Our first impression was that the room was clean and well designed. The bed was very comfortable, and there is a nice flat-screen TV mounted on the wall directly opposite. There was plenty of room for luggage, and lots of outlets for phone/computer chargers. The bathroom was also clean. It has a raised sink bowl, and there is a sliding door separating the toilet and shower (no bathtub). The shower shares a common wall with the bedroom area, and the wall is made glass, but you cannot see through it. We liked the modern style, but if you're more on the conservative side it might make you feel a little uncomfortable. The room has a safe, coffee maker, hair dryer, desk and small storage area. There was even complimentary water (a nice treat if you're like us and getting sick of hotels charging $5 for a bottle). I screwed up the combination to our safe and couldn't open it, and when we called for maintenance he arrived quickly and with a smile.
We really enjoyed the property. We felt safe and comfortable, and the friendliness of the staff was very welcoming. We would definitely stay at this location again if we make it back to Milwaukee.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aloft Milwaukee Downtown is a modern boutique-style hotel near the business district, Bradley Center arena, Milwaukee River, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, and is 15 minutes from MKE Airport. Valet parking only available at $30 overnight and $15 for the day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aloft Milwaukee Downtown Hotel Milwaukee