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Top 13 Luxury Hotels in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

During the time I lived in Chicago, I would occasionally take weekend trips up to Milwaukee to visit the local breweries, kayak on the river, watch baseball games, and attend festivals. Milwaukee is also home to the Harley-Davidson Museum, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, beautiful parks, and iconic food centered around cheese and sausage. If you’re looking to treat yourself to a special weekend getaway, you might consider staying in one of the city’s upscale hotels, where you’ll be treated like royalty.

Here are some of the top luxury hotels in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to choose from.

Kimpton Journeyman Hotel A stylish and premier boutique hotel
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Kimpton Journeyman Hotel

The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel is a premier boutique hotel in Milwaukee and a charming place to complement your travels. The hotel’s rooms are decorated with art made by local artists, and there is a rooftop bar and restaurant where you can sample local brews and play shuffleboard. From this hotel, the Milwaukee Art Museum and Discovery World are just 0.8 miles and a five-minute drive away. Dine at the Mediterranean restaurant or choose private dining for a luxurious experience. This pet-friendly hotel offers many amenities, including a nightly hosted wine hour, a fitness center, and custom-designed bikes.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooftop bar and restaurant

  • Nightly hosted wine hour

  • Custom-designed bikes and a 24-hour fitness center

Hotel Metro, Autograph Collection Intimate and artsy in downtown Milwaukee
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Hotel Metro, Autograph Collection

A luxurious place to stay for your Milwaukee trip is Hotel Metro, which is also centrally located in the heart of downtown. The hotel is near many of the city’s top attractions and is ideal for business travelers, too, because of its meeting spaces for events. The hotel’s rooftop area offers lovely city views, while some of the guest rooms have romantic fireplaces and large soaking tubs. The Hotel Metro, a Marriott-brand hotel, also has a restaurant, free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and turndown service. Pets are welcome when you pay a $75 pet fee.

Key Amenities:

  • Some rooms with fireplaces and soaking tubs

  • Rooftop area with city views

  • Restaurant, fitness center, and Wi-Fi

The Pfister Hotel Grand elegance and history in this iconic hotel
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The Pfister Hotel

For your stay in Milwaukee, it doesn’t get much more luxurious than the Pfister. This hotel was built in 1893 and is near the historic Third Ward. It is a stylish and elegant hotel with lots of character and world-class dining. Pamper yourself at the spa and salon, and then enjoy delicious food and drinks at the Mason Street Grill or Café at the Pfister. Decadent breakfasts in bed are also an option. Luxury travelers will appreciate the Victorian art collection

Key Amenities:

  • Historic hotel with a Victorian art collection

  • Spa, salon, restaurant, and café

  • Wedding and event venues, plus holiday celebrations

The Brewhouse Inn & Suites Kettles at The Brewhouse Inn & Suites
Credit: Kettles at The Brewhouse Inn & Suites by The Brewhouse Inn & Suites

The Brewhouse Inn & Suites

Beer-loving travelers will enjoy staying at the Brewhouse Inn & Suites, which is located on the site of the original Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery. This authentic and historic hotel showcases many of the brewery’s original features, including huge copper kettles and a stained glass window. At this hotel, you can stay in accommodations ranging from studios to two-bedroom suites, which offer in-room kitchens. Guests enjoy complimentary buffet breakfasts each morning, the outdoor terrace, exercise room, gift shop, and business center.

Key Amenities:

  • The original site of an iconic local brewery

  • Suites with in-room kitchens

  • Complimentary daily buffet breakfasts

Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel Room at Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel
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Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel

Saint Kate is a cool and luxurious hotel in Milwaukee that has a hip, boutique vibe and is near many top attractions in the city. The guest rooms are decorated with artful creativity, and there are galleries and exhibitions onsite featuring specially curated collections of contemporary art. There’s a 24-hour fitness center at the hotel and pet-friendly rooms where you can bring your furry friend regardless of size or breed.

Key Amenities:

  • Gallery exhibitions featuring contemporary art

  • Pet-friendly rooms for all pet sizes and breeds

  • Artisanal American cuisine, Neapolitan-style pizza, and a bar

The Iron Horse Hotel Outside seating at The Iron Horse Hotel
Credit: Outside seating at The Iron Horse Hotel by The Iron Horse Hotel

The Iron Horse Hotel

The Iron Horse Hotel is a distinctly Milwaukee hotel that offers luxury and uniqueness with every turn. There’s a restaurant at the hotel that serves hearty American classics and new favorites with a simple and seasonal menu. The Yard is a dining venue with communal fire pits and cozy lounge furniture that is pet-friendly, just like the hotel itself. There is a rotating schedule of events at the Iron Horse, with happenings such as Bike Night, Tacos & Tequilla, and Taps & Apps.

Key Amenities:

  • Restaurant serving hearty American classics

  • Outdoor venue with fire pits and lounge furniture

  • Ongoing happenings, such as yoga and pop-up art exhibits

The Westin Milwaukee Room at The Westin Milwaukee
Credit: Room at The Westin Milwaukee by The Westin Milwaukee

The Westin Milwaukee

The Westin Milwaukee is a luxury hotel in the heart of downtown that has a skywalk that takes you to the U.S. Bank Center. There are rooms and suites here with luxurious amenities, such as heavenly bedding and pillowtop mattresses. Stella Van Buren is the onsite steakhouse that serves Italian-American dishes. There are pet-friendly rooms and even pet packages here to treat your pup to a special vacation. You can work out at the Westin’s fitness center, which has Peloton bikes, free weights, kettlebells, and more. The hotel’s prime location puts you in a great place to explore the running and biking paths and the Summerfest grounds, where the festival is held annually.

Key Amenities:

  • Onsite steakhouse with Italian-American cuisine

  • A fitness center with Peloton bikes

  • Skywalk to take you to the U.S. Bank Center

Potawatomi Casino Hotel A luxury hotel with so much onsite entertainment
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Potawatomi Casino Hotel

If you want to combine your luxury stay with some exciting gaming, book your stay at the Potawatomi Casino Hotel. The hotel rooms are stylish and equipped with refrigerators, flat-screen TVs, safes, smart thermostats, and coffeemakers. The modern hotel is complemented by multiple onsite restaurants, including a steakhouse, a rock music-themed bar, and an Asian restaurant with sushi. There are always exciting events going on at the Potawatomi, such as concerts on Friday and Saturday nights.

Key Amenities:

  • Casino hotel with fun gaming opportunities

  • Multiple dining venues, including a steakhouse

  • Live music on Friday and Saturday nights

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee A great place to recharge and relax with family and friends
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Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

You can rest and recharge at this downtown Milwaukee hotel that is luxurious and offers pet-friendly rooms and suites. This hotel gives you easy access to the Fiserv Forum, American Family Field, and Wisconsin Center. At this hotel, you’ll have an onsite restaurant, fitness center, business services, meeting facilities, and free internet access. You can select high-floor accommodations or upgrade to a club access room for an especially luxurious stay.

Key Amenities:

  • High floor and special club access rooms

  • Restaurant, fitness center, and business services

  • Special event spaces for weddings and meetings

Hilton Milwaukee City Center A downtown art deco landmark
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Hilton Milwaukee City Center

It’s easy to feel luxurious when you stay at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center because of the beauty all throughout this 1927 Art Deco landmark building. The hotel still retains many of its original features and is connected to the Wisconsin Center by a skywalk. It offers four dining options, including the Miller Time Pub. Amenities offered here include an onsite restaurant, fitness center, meeting rooms, and free Wi-Fi. This is a pet-friendly hotel that allows dogs weighing up to 75 pounds for a $50 fee.

Key Amenities:

  • Historic 1927 Art Deco hotel building

  • Four dining options onsite

  • Directly connects to the Wisconsin Center by skywalk

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee South A Premium hotel in the heart of Milwaukee
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Crowne Plaza Milwaukee South

For your stay in the heart of Milwaukee, consider the luxurious Crown Plaza. This hotel is just off I-94 and 10 miles from downtown. The hotel has 24,000 square feet of event space and upscale amenities, such as a free airport shuttle, indoor pool, and 24-hour business center. The hotel also has a fitness center, restaurant, and Wi-Fi. There’s a Starbucks in the lobby, and packages are available for certain holidays and other occasions.

Key Amenities:

  • Free airport shuttle

  • Restaurant, pool, fitness center, and business center

  • Packages for special holidays  

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Milwaukee Downtown Stay steps from the Wisconsin Center
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Milwaukee Downtown

Located by the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee, this DoubleTree hotel is a luxurious place to stay for a city vacation. It is a Hilton-brand hotel with an onsite restaurant, fitness center, business center, and meeting rooms. You can call for room service and arrange for connecting rooms here as well. Step out onto the sun deck when the weather is warm, and savor a delicious cookie upon arrival as a signature welcome amenity from the DoubleTree brand.

Key Amenities:

  • Signature welcome cookie on arrival

  • Onsite restaurant and room service

  • Sun deck, fitness center, and business center

The Trade, Autograph Collection Inspired by the city’s pioneering past and local culture
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The Trade, Autograph Collection

The official hotel of the Deer District, The Trade, is a Milwaukee hotel that celebrates the city’s pioneering past and the local culture. It is a Marriott-brand hotel in the heart of downtown and adjacent to the Fiserv Forum. There are 207 luxurious rooms and suites at this hotel, as well as a rooftop restaurant and lounge with beautiful city views. You can book the two-story VIP suite with private access and more than 9,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event spaces for groups of up to 300 people. Pets are welcome here, up to two per room and weighing up to 100 pounds, for a  $125 fee.

Key Amenities:

  • Two-story VIP suite with private access

  • Rooftop restaurant and lounge

  • Event space for up to 300 people

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