If your plans include a trip to Lake Michigan's eastern shore in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, you will find a pleasant mix of low- and mid-priced hotels near the downtown core in Milwaukee. There are many newer, nationally recognized hotel brands to choose from, and several styles of lodging as well, from small suites and regular rooms, to grand old hotels built in the late 1800s when Milwaukee was just gathering steam as an urban center. Aside from the city core, hotels in Milwaukee are tethered to the Lake Freeway/Hwy 794, and the North-South Freeway/I-94/I-43, with a sprinkling of affordable rooms in the suburban areas.
Milwaukee's city center has a few standout hotels that boast architecture harking back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Pfister Hotel was built in 1893, and continues to house a large collection of Victorian art. The Hilton Milwaukee City Center displays a great example of art deco style, and The Iron Horse Hotel shows what can be done with a 100-year-old utilitarian building in the warehouse district.
Milwaukee is a city where beer is important business. Once the home of the national giant Pabst Beer factory, The Brewhouse Inn and Suites has been remodeled into a stylish boutique hotel, complete with giant copper brewing vessels, exposed brick walls, and a Blue Ribbon pub.
There are also some beautiful old mansions repurposed as bed and breakfast inns, many of which are close to downtown Milwaukee and a few out toward Brookfield and Waukesha. Additionally, some very affordable accommodation options are conveniently located near the airport.
Generally, the refurbished hotels have all of the modern amenities, but check specifics if a pool and a gym are important plans during your Milwaukee stay. Whether arriving for business or pleasure, Milwaukee hotels stand ready to serve.