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By a verified traveler on Tue 27 Aug 2019

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Milwaukee School of Engineering

City center stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Downtown Milwaukee hotel, you'll find Milwaukee School of Engineering and Cathedral Square. Milwaukee County War Memorial Center and Milwaukee Art Museum are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

A 24-hour gym, self parking, and laundry facilities are featured at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Traveling for business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, laundry service, and conference space.

Astor Hotel ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Astor Hotel

Everyone (10) Couples (4) Family (6)
2 out of 5
Bathroom in the First room was dirty. No cable tv or bottled water as listed in your ad. Room Air conditioning unit sounds like a jet airplane

Posted by on Jul 31, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 31, 2020 by Bernard GM

We are sorry we did not meet your expectations. We do work hard to make sure all of the guests are comfortable.

4 out of 5
Beautiful historic building. Room and public areas were all clean.

Posted by on Aug 27, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 4, 2019 by Bernard G.M.

Thank you for your response, we hope to see you again.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 26, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 28, 2019 by Bernard G.M.

Thank you for your response.

4 out of 5
This is historic hotel and that part was awesome but the pictures that are shown online are of the resident rooms not the rooms that we book. My room was small and not at all like the pictures.

Posted by on Aug 5, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 30, 2019 by Bernard G.M.

I thank you for your response. We are updating our pictures on our website.

4 out of 5
Very cool unique old hotel, updated, but still has old charm left. Was clean and staff was very good. Loved having a shuttle with a great driver Greg, so I could enjoy places in the area. Would stay again.

Posted by on Jul 31, 2019

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Jul 31, 2019 by Bernard G.M.

Thank you for the kind words about the staff and the hotel. I will be sure to share with Greg specifically.

4 out of 5
Has a very vintage feel. Yet, at the same time, I missed having an overhead light in my room. Several lamps, though

Posted by on Jul 27, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 27, 2019 by Bernard Asst. G.M.

Thank you for your response.

3 out of 5
Pro's: -I loved the feel of an old time hotel and that is exactly what the lobby gave you which was pretty cool to see. This hotel was very reasonable in price while a conference was going on downtown MKE and other hotels were $300 a night. -This hotel has a little deck on the very top of the building and the view was pretty cool during the day and at night. -Parking was very easy and affordable Nit Picky Minor stuff: -There was no information in the room: whether regarding when their bar/restaraunt was open, Or about anything close by or the channels available. -Um why is your coffee maker in a room where there is no plugin for it. Very weird placement. -This is definitely a renovated building so the room was pretty small and not a lot to it so don't expect a big amazing Hilton or Hyatt room. They were very adequate. -Very hard to keep the light out in the morning. The shades are not black out shades or very tight to the windows. Con's: -BE CAREFUL in the tubs they are very slippery. My girlfriend slipped and luckily only hit her shin. When I got in, if she wouldn't have told me that I know I would have slipped as well. They definitely need those traction strips in their shower\tub. Ultimately would I stay here again, YES as it was very reasonably priced. Most of the con's and nit pickety stuff I think we can deal with. If this hotel is relatively the same price as a Hyatt or Hilton I would probably stay there instead. But definitely worth a try here.

Posted by on Jul 25, 2019

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5 out of 5
Beautiful old hotel and staff is friendly and wonderfully helpful. Rooms are charming. Bedding was not great but ok for a night or 2.

Posted by on Jun 28, 2019

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4 out of 5
Like: historic, dislike, no thermostat to regulate heat or cold

Posted by on May 14, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 29, 2019

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Apr 30, 2019 by Bernard Asst G.M.

Thank you for your reply.

Property Features

There's a coffee shop/cafe on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 5251 square feet (488 square meters) and includes conference space. A 24-hour fitness center, a terrace, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Astor Hotel. Parking is available for a fee. This 3-star Milwaukee hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 100 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 5251 sq ft of conference space
  • 488 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1918
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Coffee shop

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Train station: Milwaukee Intermodal Station (2.7 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Astor Hotel offers 100 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and designer toiletries. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • IPod dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 4 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB International, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Car not required
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 4
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Astor Hotel
  • Astor Hotel Milwaukee
  • Astor Milwaukee
  • Astor Hotel Hotel
  • Astor Hotel Milwaukee
  • Astor Hotel Hotel Milwaukee

You should know

  • Up to 4 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.