"Convenient to Pabst Theater and the River Walk. The hotel was somewhat run-down. The bathroom near the lobby was a mess, with debris all over, a dirty sink, and no toilet paper. Some electrical outlets in our room didn't work. The AC was so-so. 2021-10-03"
"An excellent hotel. Breakfast was good. Stay here.2019-02-11"
"The hotel suite was smaller than we expected; the sitting area was the size of a bathroom. We were disappointed.2016-07-11"
"Convenient location. The hotel was clean. The check-in clerk was super friendly and helpful with directions and suggestions about things to do. 2016-07-08"
"It was over 90 degrees when we got to the hotel, and the AC in our room wasn't working. It took two calls to the front desk to get someone to come fix it, and it didn't work properly until midnight. Not worth the price or the trouble.2015-09-08"
"We felt safe and comfortable at this hotel. The room was nice and clean, and all the employees were friendly and helpful. I definitely recommend staying here.2021-10-17"
"Good location. The hotel room was clean, and the beds were good. The coffee pot didn't work; the staff brought another one, but it didn't work either. Breakfast was a joke.2021-08-23"
"The hotel was old, but it was clean and centrally located. The room was small, and the only seating was the desk chair. I couldn't adjust the temperature. The front desk clerks were pleasant. Breakfast was a packaged roll, juice, and coffee. Parking cost extra.2021-07-14"
"The hotel was clean, and the staff was attentive. Stay here.2019-07-30"
"Convenient to downtown. Our room was small but nice, and breakfast was good. The hotel parking lot was close and more affordable than most downtown lots.2019-02-26"
"The hotel was clean, and the staff was friendly and fun. No free breakfast.2020-01-16"
"Out hotel stay was fine, though the room air was too dry. The entire staff treated us with courtesy.2020-01-16"
"The rates were too high. I couldn't control the temperature in my room. The hotel clerks were nice, but the Starbucks staff was rude. I gave the valet a tip, and he didn't even say thank you or acknowledge it.2019-08-12"
"Good hotel stay. The staff was friendly, but the check-in clerk didn't tell us that a free breakfast was available.2019-08-01"
"Good location. The hotel room was pleasant, clean, and quiet, and the bed was great. Valet parking was available, and there was self-parking available nearby. I had a comfortable stay.2019-09-03"
"The room was clean and spacious, but there were no luggage stands. Needed more counter space and better lighting in the bathroom. The employees were pleasant and helpful. No complimentary breakfast, but free water was available. The rates were high, and the hotel charged for parking.2017-09-26"
"Convenient downtown location. The hotel room was clean but very small. Nice staff. The pool room was small but did the trick. No continental breakfast. Not the best choice if you have kids.2016-07-02"
"Good hotel in a great location. My stay went well.2019-07-28"
"The room was clean and large enough, but the bathroom was so small that the door wouldn't open all the way. I recommend this hotel.2019-04-24"
"Clean hotel room and nice service.2019-04-10"
"The hotel room was clean and spacious. The bathroom had an odd layout, with the edge of the sink jutting into the shower area; I had to be careful not to bang my hip on it while showering. The lighting was odd, too; some parts of the bathroom were well-lit and others were dimly lit. I appreciated the outdoor smoking patio that had been shoveled and salted. The room service menu was small, but delivery was quick and the food was tasty and hot. Parking was handy and easy.2018-01-18"
"Employees were courteous and helpful. Plain and simple, I enjoyed my stay and would stay again..2015-01-21"
"Beautiful hotel. The staff was incredibly accommodating and sweet.2019-05-23"
"I had a good night's sleep. The hotel staff was friendly and accommodating. Parking was pricey. Great experience.2016-07-15"
"We were wowed by the fine architecture. The king bed was comfortable. Decent view of the third ward. Nice Keurig coffee maker. The bathroom was large, and we liked the soap. Check-in was quick, and we were greeted with complimentary glasses of champagne. The breakfast buffet topped off our stay, and had everything we could have wanted. Parking was expensive, but a better option than paying $22 at a garage a block away. I'd definitely stay at this hotel again.2016-05-09"
"Close to Summerfest, and the hotel had a free shuttle. Nice customer service.2015-07-11"
"The hotel was fine, and the amenities were pleasant and modern. The staff was kind and accommodating. We were thoroughly satisfied with our stay. Parking was pricey, but we'd stay again and recommend it.2018-07-10"
"Walk to SummerFest and many restaurants. All the employees were helpful and accommodating. Park at the self-parking garage; it was much cheaper than the hotel parking. Great place to stay.2017-07-10"
"Located downtown near the lake, SummerFest, and other activities. The hotel was great; it was a little pricey, but well worth it. Our double queen room was spacious, and the beds were comfortable. Good shower. All the employees were pleasant and helpful. Stay and enjoy.2017-07-10"
"Great location for walking Wisconsin Avenue and touring. The room was thoroughly vacuumed, and the bed was comfortable. The hotel staff wasn't particularly helpful. The restaurant was closed for renovation. No coffee or snacks available. There was nothing special about this place.2016-11-09"
"Clean room with a comfortable bed. Definitely consider staying at this hotel.2016-07-13"
"The hotel employees were helpful, courteous, and provided excellent service.2015-08-30"
"Good location. This hotel was worth every penny. The lobby was beautiful, the room was wonderful, and there was a great bar with a view. Stay here.2019-07-09"
"We arrived at 2:40, and check-in was at 3 PM. Our room wasn't ready until almost 5 PM, which was completely unacceptable. When I checked for the 5th time, we were offered a room that wasn't on the club floor but with the privileges. Wish they'd offered this at check-in time. The room itself was nice, but the bathroom wasn't that clean.2018-07-08"
"Everything was top-notch. Stay at this hotel.2016-09-09"
"Convenient to the river walk, lakefront, and summer fest grounds. An elegant, older hotel that has been nicely renovated. Excellent service throughout. The higher floors have great views of the lake.2016-07-09"
"A beautiful hotel with reasonable rates. The staff was polite and personable, and breakfast was delicious. Great experience.2017-07-10"
"I really liked the old-style building, and the hotel staff was friendly. It did get a little noisy in the morning because of the cafe, which had good food.2016-01-06"
"Great location and top-notch accommodations. A little pricey during Summerfest. The hotel was a bit old and had some quirks, but I liked the old architecture and character. The room was really nice. If you're looking for a modern hotel, look elsewhere.2015-07-09"
"This hotel was just wonderful and affordable. The room was beautiful, comfortable, and spacious. Try it; you'll love it.2020-10-03"
"A little ways from downtown, but close to the Bucks stadium. Don't expect luxury accommodations at this hotel. The room was adequate and had a kitchenette, so it would be great for an extended stay. Not much ambiance, though. Nice to have an attached restaurant and bar.2019-05-24"
"Close to the Harley Davidson Museum and the river. The hotel was sleek, industrial, and edgy, with a nod to the historic Third Ward. Nice decor and finishes. The room was comfortable and well-stocked with snacks and beverages. Friendly, welcoming staff. Valet parking was a must, and well worth it. We'll stay again.2017-07-11"
"This was one of the best hotels we've stayed in. The valet greeted us at the front door, took care of our car, and answered our questions with ease. The front desk clerk was delightful, helpful, and let us check in early. Great meals, and the servers were wonderful. We forgot toothpaste and were able to get some at the front desk. This hotel is a must-stay.2016-07-13"
"Not the best neighborhood. The hotel was noisy. Our room looked like an old, converted dorm room, and it didn't have a lock. Not enough towels provided. The employees were polite.2019-09-23"
"This hotel was horrible from the start. There was nowhere to park when we arrived, so we had to park on the street a few blocks away. Our room seemed nice, but the toilet and sink were dirty, there was very little water pressure, and no temperature control. On the bright side, the beds were nice. We could hear everything in the room next door, and despite calling the front desk to complain, we were kept awake until 4 AM. At checkout, the clerk answered a phone call and spent the next 10 minutes on the phone instead of finishing our checkout. A kitchen worker ended up coming over and giving us the bill to sign so we could leave. Don't stay here.2016-10-30"
"Located in a questionable part of town. I arrived at 9:45 PM, and there was a party going on in the adjoining room. People repeatedly tried to open the door to my room. I called the front desk to ask for a room change; the clerk said she'd call me back but never did. I only got 3 hours of sleep. Don't stay at this hotel.2016-07-18"
"The hotel was in an awful neighborhood and had security to prevent car theft. Don't stay here.2016-07-14"
"The hotel room was small, dirty, and had a strong musty odor. There was an old coffee filter in our coffee pot. I was disappointed.2016-07-04"
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Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
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When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.