Milwaukee, WI

The Plaza Hotel

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Karl Klockars
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Why We Love It

  • One of Milwaukee's top 10 hotels (TripAdvisor)
  • On the city's Lower East Side near Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Features art deco details in a European-style walk-up property 
  • Room includes fully equipped kitchen with stove and refrigerator

84% (37 Member Ratings)

"Great location and great food"
Sep 07, 2016
Kildeer, IL, United States


Map & Directions

The Plaza Hotel is just outside downtown Milwaukee, approximately 90 minutes from both Chicago and Madison. The hotel can be accessed via public transit (bus) from General Mitchell International Airport, and requires a transfer downtown. Parking is available on site for an additional fee. 

Rooms & Rates

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This 1920s art deco spot outside downtown Milwaukee is a good pick for guests looking for a longer stay or just a place that's got style to spare but is outside the realm of normal downtown chain hotels. 

Spacious rooms feature high ceilings, European-styled artwork on the walls and a fully equipped kitchen, along with extra space for dining or working. Rooms come with free Wi-Fi and complimentary car service can be arranged; laundry services are also available.

The on-site cafe recently underwent a full renovation and is open for breakfast, lunch and brunch daily. In warmer weather, there's an intimate outdoor patio flanked with high, ivy-covered walls for quiet, comfortable alfresco dining. (If you're planning on sleeping late, the hotel recommends you request a room away from the restaurant, as it can get busy.) 

The Plaza is a quick walk to the Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery World and the Betty Brinn Children's Museum and is also close to downtown. It's also a short drive to the Historic Third Ward and Bayview neighborhoods, which feature a number of great bars, restaurants and stores. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Public car park (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children welcome. Cribs are not available but Pack and Plays are provided on request, free of charge for one child. Extra bed available (one per room) on request and in Queen Deluxe Room, King Deluxe Room and Two Bedroom Suite only: $10 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, and will be charged $50 (subject to tax) per pet, per stay. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: A parking fee of $10.00 (subject to tax), per day (based on availability) applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/ or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

37 Member Reviews
(84% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Great location and great food
Other Comments: Friendly desk people
Marcia Sep 07, 2016 Kildeer, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The character of the hotel, the location, the room, and the customer service.
Other Comments: This was a great experience and the staff was very helpful! The room was perfect and all for a great price!
Greta Sep 06, 2016 Dodgeville, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most: Lobby was nice, restaurant served good food. Staff very helpful.m
Other Comments: Bathroom was OLD, tiny. First room we had, TV didn't work properly.
Michele Aug 17, 2016 Evanston, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Quaint
Nicholas Aug 16, 2016 Chicago, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The cafe for breakfast.
Other Comments: The staff was excellent.
Elizabeth Jul 06, 2016 Ingleside, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: If someone needed to stay a couple of days and have the convenience of being right near the lakefront and activities, this is the place. Free shuttle is a bonus. The small kichenette is great for keeping vacation cost low. Good in room coffees, adequate tv. Shower and bed really good. Place is kept up really nice considering the age of the hotel and amenities.
Other Comments: The walls are super thin and you can hear everything from the hallways. While the hotel maintains a good policy regarding loud activity, its nearly impossible to be quiet enough with the thin walls. Wish I wasn't such a light sleeper.
Mary Ellen Jun 01, 2015 Warrenville, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Close to the location we were spending out time at.
Other Comments: Only would go back if it was close to whatever plans we had
Patricia May 11, 2015 Lake Geneva, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most: The east of downtown location was very good.
Other Comments: My room was not as appealing as those in photos. It was small. It was a disappointment that the cafe was closed for remodeling. One of my primary intentions was to eat in the cafe.
philip May 05, 2015 Milwaukee, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most: Great clean room with everything you would want if you wanted to cook your own meal
Marcia May 03, 2015 Kildeer, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: the diner. it is a very retro, quaint place
Other Comments: the room was very hot because the old hot water register wasn't working. they told me at the front desk when we were checking out that they would waive the tax for the inconvenience, however, it was on my credit card bill.
Paul Apr 27, 2015 Merrill, WI, United States

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