Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown

648 North Plankinton AvenueMilwaukee53203USA
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About Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown

The Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown offers modern, smoke-free suites in an elegant historical building overlooking the Riverwalk.

The studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments feature floor-to-ceiling windows and full kitchens with a stovetop, refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave. High speed Wi-Fi is complimentary throughout the building.

The Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown features an on site convenience store, business center, and fitness center; all are open 24/7.

Guests enjoy a daily hot breakfast buffet on the house, as well as complimentary drinks and snacks at the evening social, held three nights a week. Free grocery shopping and local restaurant dinner delivery services are also available.

The hotel is connected to the Shops of Grand Avenue via indoor walkway. The Milwaukee Art Museum, Bradley Center, and Frontier Airlines Center are also within walking distance.


648 North Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, 53203, USA
Telephone: +1(414)2247890 | Fax: +1(414)2247923 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Comfortable rooms with Old World charm..

Guests rave about the beautiful old building, formerly a Gimbel's department store. Many comment that the high ceilings and large windows give the rooms a spacious, airy, and luxurious feeling, and the view of the city, river, and/or Lake Michigan is a highlight. The rooms are also widely described as clean and comfortably furnished, with cozy beds and well-equipped kitchens.

Great location

The hotel is within walking distance of most attractions, including the historic Third Ward, Bradley Center, Riverwalk, Milwaukee Art Museum, the Milwaukee Public Market, and the Children's Museum. Guests note that Miller Park is a bit farther out, but note that several of the nearby Irish pubs offer a round-trip shuttle with the purchase of a drink. There are several restaurants and shops within walking distance as well. Guests particularly appreciate the indoor walkway to Grand Avenue in the chilly winter months.

Friendly, helpful staff

The front desk and concierge staff receive rave reviews for their pleasant and professional customer service, with many guests appreciating their extensive knowledge of the area and genuine smiles. Compliments are also due to the chef; the daily hot breakfast buffet offers a wide array of nicely presented hot and cold options.

Negative Reviews

Too noisy for some..

A few light sleepers were disturbed by traffic noise, even on the sixth floor. The sixth floor also houses a well-equipped 24-hour fitness center, and a few guests in the nearby rooms were woken by 5am exercisers.

Wear and tear..

A few guests have reported worn furnishings and dated decor. Though most guests find the rooms clean, a few have had housekeeping oversights to report.

Finding parking..

A few guests have had trouble finding the hotel's secure indoor garage due to the one-way streets around the building.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1686 reviews across the web
9 /10
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    8.6 /10
9 out of 10 based on 1686 reviews