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The staff and facility were first class and made our stay most enjoyable.
Walkable distance to shopping and restaurants, and other downtown attractions. Breakfast buffet at the hotel was delicious!
Great central location. Nice clean hotel and friendly staff. Comfortable beds and efficient service There were no refrigerators or microwaves as told me I would have on the confirmation sheet
Clean, comfortable beds, room amenities, very polite and friendly staff Only negative is a mandatory 20 dollar per night valet fee, but that may be standard for the downtown
The valet attendants were wonderful. They gave us great recommendations for restaurants, remembered us as we grabbed our car multiple times, and were quick with getting the car. We were there for the Hal marathon and one of the attendants probably saw as many miles as we did getting the unusual line of people's cars at 6 a.m. He kept his smile on and joked around as he left multiple times to get cars.
I loved the beds and the cold bottles of water in the rooms. Transportation. With the State Fair going on, I would have liked to have seen transportation to the fair.
I liked the cleanliness of the hotel, I also really enjoyed getting free cookies at check in and the location.
If you need to be in Downtown Milwaukee, the hotel is well located, has parking (though it's really expensive with in and out privileges -- and I say this as a Bostonian used to paying out the nose for parking), and the public spaces of the building are really nice and well maintained. The gent working the desk when we checked in was also a delight and gave lots of useful recommendations about what sites to see and where to eat. A+ to that guy. Our room itself was pretty low end, especially for an Intercontinental. The air conditioning didn't work, every piece of furniture was damaged, and the walls and bathroom showed a lot of wear and tear. When the front desk staff was alerted the ac didn't work, the guy simply said, "Oh, sorry." D- to that guy.
The rooms are old & out dated. The beds are horrible.
Great customer service every time we visit. You can't beat this great downtown location.
Fire alarms all night
Great hotel if you are attending a show at The Pabst Theater or Milwaukee Rep since all three share a common lobby. Check in was quick and friendly (thanks Cory) and the room was spacious and clean. The candy/RedBull/bottled water purchase basket was a bit strange, but the rest of the room was fine. Parking is expensive for the area ($27).
Beds not that comfortable
One of the best in Milwaukee. We had to move to another 4 star (hyatt) on the same street after a day due to lack of availability at intercontinental and it was much inferior.
Quiet room, easy walk to the show at the Riverside, cozy bedding, perfect room temp, courteous and helpful staff, excellent and affordable restaurants within walking distance. Arrive after 6:00 pm and leave before 8:00am so parking very reasonable at $8. everything was wonderful
Great location Take of and clean the ac vent better
The location is fantastic and the price of the rooms great. The room with 2 double beds my adult children had was pretty disgusting. The lamp had huge stains on the shade and the mattresses were all stained and disgusting looking ( they always check for bedbugs because my oldest son travels a lot and has seen them in hostels and nice hotels). The room was just very dingy and looked like a 2 star hotel Our room with a king was better but all the mattresses need to be upgraded and replaced. Carpets need cleaning etc The Kilawatt for brunch was okay. Food was not great....bloody Mary's were not so good....food adequate
The showers are nice. The blinds are really poor. You need thicker blinds to keep the light out. You can't keep the blinds open and expect to have any sort of privacy. The door from the shower to the rest of the room does not seal, so coming out of the shower is freezing. The walls are paper thin and you can hear EVERYTHING from surrounding rooms. They say the mattresses are firm. There are not firm.
I liked that it was near a lit of fun bars and restaurants. I also thought it was fun and had a very cool look to it! Beds we a little hard.
Courteous staff, great decor, and clean room. The amount of endless noise in the hallway ALL night. Several parties were screaming from outside to someone staying on our floor.
Loved the design, decor and features. Hip & modern without the overkill. Comfortable beds and spotless rooms.
The location is excellent, great views of the river and right next to the river walk. Within walking distance to some really great restaurants. Quiet, and the room was very comfortable! No parking lot, so you either pay to park or pay for valet service. Also, no free breakfast so we had to pay almost $30 just to eat breakfast.
Friendly staff, modern and comfortable accommodations, free water in the room. Great location, valet parking was mid-priced at $25 per day. We chose Aloft because I've stayed at the properties in other cities and had a similarly pleasant experience. And we had to find a place with a swimming pool. Aloft ion Milwaukee is well worth it. not much to dislike as we stayed for one night and the experience was very good.
There basically is no room. You feel cramped from the moment you arrive and realize you cannot pull up to the door and cannot park. Very casual staff. Maybe the 30 year olds like things this way. We do not. We will not be back.
Cool rooms Kinda dirty guys. House keeping woke me up and I had already called for late check out. Not cool
Our room was broken into and things were stolen. The overnight guy at the desk was not helpful. The hotel did not offer an apology or look into who could have entered our room. Bad experience!
Leaving Everything besides leaving
Convenient location for our needs. Dirty. Blood on the back of the bathroom door. Poor drainage in bathroom. Shabby. Very poor internet connection. Very much overpriced -- I've stayed in lovely boutique hotels in the Chicago Loop for less.
It is in Milwaukee and so was I. Pretty shabby. I wouldn't call it dirty, but it was hardly gleaming. It clearly hasn't been updated in decades. It is "downtown," but not really near anything. No exhaust fan in the bathroom. Thermostat didn't apparently do anything. If you are desperate for a room in downtown Milwaukee...
The location was perfect The air conditioner didn't work and it was extremely hot and uncomfortable
Friendly staff was the ONLY bright spot, everything else was terrible. Per the previous reviews, I was expecting a rude staff, but the reality was that the staff is friendly. It's the facilities that are terrible and any hotel would/should be ashamed of (ESPECIALLY being situated downtown). - 1 of 2 elevators functions ("functions" used loosely) - walls, ceilings and carpets are old and stained - room furniture was cheap and archaic - A/C did not work, hot air vented at all settings (room was unbearably hot) - bathtub drain was clogged and water did not drain - plain and simple, if the rest of the rooms are like the one my wife and I stayed in, the entire hotel NEEDS to be revamped/remodeled - based on this stay we will not be staying at a Ramada again
Location was good for what I was there for. Staff was friendly. Rooms were adequate. Dated decore, bathroom showers kind of dirty. Long hairs still on shower walls. Homeless people were sitting out front. Price was high for this condition of hotel. Not likely to stay again
Nice bed Nice staff I was disappointed that the front desk person did not know what bus to take to get to the airport.
It was downtown Dated and not the cleanest. Loud, and extra charges on my card at the end...
Location Breakfast buffet for $8.95 was reasonable Beds were lumpy and slanted Floors were damp Hallways were stinky and damp TV was a box TV that only got one channel Temperature control didn't work well
Right next to Amtrak Air conditioning wasn't working, terrible for the late summer. Elevators weren't working correctly either.
The bed and pillows were comfortable enough and thankfully looked clean. Front desk staff were friendly. Parking is free, but in an unsecured lot behind the hotel. This hotel has not been kept up. It's in poor shape - lots of things that need to be repaired/replaced, fixtures partially off the wall. It also needs to be deep cleaned - some things, like the light switch, were so dirty that I didn't want to touch them. There was a huge gap under the door, which is both unsafe and bad for noise. Not worth what they charge. I would not stay there again.
Everything was very clean and the staff were very helpful. Expensive parking. Could've parked somewhere else in the city for much cheaper. There were a lot of business people there and no family attractions such as a pool.
Location The fitness center was good-I wished there was a lap pool. The computers in the business center were slow and hard to get into the internet at times.
Ambiance and location were great. The corner room on the 15th floor had a great view. Elevators could be quicker.
Staff was very helpful and friendly. Great experience for my first trip to Milwaukee. Would absolutely stay here again for sure!
We got a free upgrade for our stay as all the rooms were not full nothing
Location of the hotel was excellent. I was visiting the Harley Museum and this was only a short drive from the hotel. Getting from the parking lot to the hotel was not that easy. In the end there were about 4 of us wondering round the parking garage trying to find the entrance. But once inside the hotel was very nice
clean hotel and nice employees Pool was very small
Nice rooms and very comfortable beds. The complimentary breakfast was also very good. It's in a good location for downtown activities. Staff was very friendly and responded quickly to request for service. The room was clean, but dated. The carpet needs replacing and fixtures need some minor repairs or upkeep. For the price of the room, the parking should be included.
We loved that the hotel was close to everything in Milwaukee. We also loved that there was a pool, exercise room, and free breakfast.
Unfortunately the pool area was under construction while we were there which was one of the main reasons we had booked this particular hotel. Also, the room the we stayed in (423 I think) only had one small window that was so high that I had to stand on a chair to see out, but then it only looked to the other side of the building and a roof. It was a bit like a dark hole, but we decided that maybe they put us in that room because there aren't any adjoining rooms & we had an infant?
Free Hot Breakfast Location Comfy bed When we checked in it was about 75 degrees fahrenheit outside... and about 80 degrees in our hotel room. It was very hot and muggy, and the windows did not open. The air conditioning was not working at all and the staff was totally unconcerned about remedying the situation. They tried telling us that everything was working fine, but of course it was not. The only thing the hotel did to fix it was to give us a box fan. They told us that it would cool off at night... but it did not. Multiple people complained but nothing was done to accommodate us or to compensate us for the inconvenience. Staff was at worst, rude, and at best, disinterested. When we checked in at 3:00 on a Thursday they only had 1 person working so we had to wait a very long time to check in. The bathroom was leaking water from the ceiling above the sink. The furniture in the room was worn and in need of repair or replacement. For $20 more a night we could have stayed somewhere much nicer.
Was very happy to stay here. Clean and beautiful. Loved breakfast, but they need to season the scrambled eggs on the breakfast buffet.
Competent and helpful staff. The business center was experiencing technical difficulties but the front desk staff were happy to print our boarding passes for us.
The room and hotel was great looking and modern and the area was amazing! The bests were a little too firm and stuff, the pull out sofa had a bar that went right where your back would be so keeping it folded up was more comfortable for my friend. The breakfast had potential but the eggs were extremely watery
Room was comfortable and large. Location was great. Was told breakfast ended at 9, at check in we were told it ended at 10. Minor inconvenience.
The hotel cancelled our reservation an hour before we were set to arrive, and this is after we received a reservation confirmation that morning. We were left scrambling to make alternate arrangements at the last minute and while on the road.
They overbooked us so we were moved to a different hotel that was less convenient. Not a great experience but it could have been worse.
We liked the river being so close so we could go outside and sit on the benches there along the Walk. It was easier to walk to the events we were attending because the Residence Inn was located close enough to them. The Staff was friendly and professional and helpful. The AC was excellent! The sofa bed was so rough on my cousin's back he was very sore the next morning. There were never enough towels so we had to ask for them several times and for the money we paid to stay there, the towels were thin, very non absorbent and rough on the skin. There weren't even any toiletries provided that even the cheap hotels have in their rooms! When the cleaning person came in, she/he removed the dirty glasses and cups in the sink and never brought any back. We actually would have preferred to NOT have the cleaning crew come in. We kept the room fairly cleaned up and could always call for whatever we needed. One bottle of water, a bottle of soda and a bag of chips cost $8 at the hotel desk so bring your own drinks and munchies!!
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Very interesting architecture with incorporating the former beer kettles of Pabst into the design of the hotel.
It was a very nice hotel for the price and I got an upgrade because of the problem with the reservation.
It is a hotel in a very convenient location, right in the downtown Milwaukee area. Also has a pretty cool restaurant/bar in the basement. The hotel staff was also very nice. No
The room was ready for me by 10:00 am None
Downtown close to good food and entertainment. Staff had great suggestions for places to go see small rooms but comfortable bed.
location, economical beds
The location is great, the rooms are clean and comfortable and a great value for the money.
The staff were all very pleasant, the decor divine (elegant/classy). And the breakfast was GREAT! Nice convenient location, easy access to shopping and theaters galore. I love visiting Mikwaukee, there's so much to do especially downtown. What a treat!! There was an odor in our room occasionally (the only thing I can akin it to was raw sewage). While it wasn't continually present it did waft through a couple of times and I was left to wondering what the heck it was or where it was coming from. I didn't address my concern with the staff, as it wasn't a continual odor and reminded myself it is an older building (it's on the National Register of historic places) and these things cans/do happen. My bed however was slightly lopsided and that made for a little bit of uncomfortableness. My only other concern was the amount of panhandlers out on the street near the building. While that's not the hotels fault, I do feel their staff should make certain at all times their guests are not bothered by them especially when walking to the surface parking lot which is about a block away.
Close proximity to the downtown hotspots (food and bars) suited us perfectly!
Free Internet, Clean room, Convent parking in the garage just opposite, good location The windows + curtain mechanism was lousy...There should be proper windows in the room.
The staff was nice Our room had bugs in it and we asked for a queen bed but were given two twin beds, which was aggrivating
comfortable bed, big room, clean & updated bathroom