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 
  • All rooms include a fully equipped kitchen with stove and refrigerator

"A visual feast of art deco era architecture and decor" --

91% (11 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 top-ranked spot just outside downtown Milwaukee is a good pick for guests looking for a longer stay or just a place that's got style to spare -- the 1920's era building retains tons of art deco charm -- but has a feel that's a bit different from your usual cookie-cutter 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. Based on this alone, the Plaza is a great choice for an extended stay, but you might see some local stars during your visit as well -- many theater companies stay at the Plaza during their Milwaukee performances. Rooms also come with free Wi-Fi and complimentary car service can be arranged; laundry services are also available.

The on-site cafe that has a 50's-lunch-counter feel 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 also a true walk-up -- there's no elevator, but nearly all guests are placed on the first and second floors. adds that "it's a rare pleasure to stay in a hotel that's so well located." Families love that the Plaza is a quick walk to the Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery World and the Betty Brinn Children's Museum along with everything downtown. It's also a short drive to the Historic Third Ward and Bayview neighborhoods, which feature a number of great bars, restaurants and shops.

From the Press

"If it's charm you're after, you'll find it at this art deco gem that embodies the subtle elegance of a small European style walk-up." --



  • 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.

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91% Positive
(11 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Plaza Hotel, Milwaukee over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.3 Location
3.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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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
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

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