I came to the hotel for my 21st bday. It was more of an intimate celebration as it was just my boyfriend and I. He was already familiar with Milwaukee because he attended college at Marquette University (in the immediate vicinity of the hotel), so I had an up there; he knew all the good places :)
When we first checked in it was maybe a little after 1am. My boyfriend and traveled up to the 14th (I forgot exactly what floor) to keep on trying to open the room with the keycard only to have it keep blinking red or yellow. My boyfriend went down to see if the keycards we had were faulty. No luck again. Until someone popped out of the room with tired eyes saying "Hey guys, we're trying to sleep". Imagine the look of embarrassment on our faces :) They gave us the wrong room and we disturbed another couple's rest. We waiting on our floor (we called from the hallway phone) for the new room assignment and keycards. It took about 15 minutes but she came back up with the new room assignment and a genuinely apologetic demeanor. We were compensated with two coupons with free breakfast buffets. Honestly, we wanted a pricecut from our room; we were quite irritated but I couldn't stay mad and I understand mistakes happen. It was worth it :) (Go to 333 btw, the breakfast buffet was so delicious and Brendan is the best waiter)
So, cutting to the chase... :)
The room was quite amazing. For a hotel standard like Hyatt, they really deliver with the quality of the rooms. The design was fresh and modern, everything was clean. My boyfriend and I got the king size bed. It was comfortable, although after checking out my back was a bit sore because I like softer beds---it was a bit too firm for me. The view was amazing. We had a nice, long and rectangular window overlooking downtown Milwaukee :) It was nice to come back to after a long day. They provide a plasma TV with basic kind of channels. There is no fridge or microwave (I wish more hotels would have at least a fridge). The bathroom was beautifully designed.
In terms of outside the room, the layout of the entire hotel is pretty interesting and eclectic, architecturally. The entire inside facade is exposed as the centerpoint is just a big open drop space. For those who don't like heights, I give you fair warning haha :) The elevators are glass so you can see out it as you go up and down which is cool. There is a lovely lounge area with plush seating, large tvs, and a bar adjacent.
We had a rental car but, my boyfriend being a Milwaukee/Marquette veteran we walked to a lot of nice places around. For instance there are bar and restaurant districts that are a walk away, some a little farther for those more ambitious. In terms of malls, I would steer clear from the mall on Grand; it's an abandoned mall, with no real interesting shopping experiences. Go to Mayfair, much more bustle and good buys :)
I like to stay away from hotels that I see as just a rest stop/pit stop. I'd rather not stay at an average hotel just because there are no other options. Hotels that I feel comfortable to stay after a long night and just simply enjoy staying in are ones I love; the ones that go the extra mile and the ones that have a great design and ambiance. This is an above average hotel that I would love to stay in again and again :D Thank you for a wonderful 21st!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hyatt Regency Milwaukee is the premier hotel and meeting center in downtown Milwaukee with all the latest conveniences and comforts in meetings, accommodations and dining. A magnificent 18-story atrium welcomes you to 481 guestrooms, including 18 suites, complete with high-speed wireless Internet access. Business travelers can enjoy easy access to many of downtown Milwaukee's most exciting sites and prominent businesses making the Hyatt Regency an ideal setting for business or pleasure. The hotel is connected by skywalk to the Wisconsin Center and is in the middle of thriving downtown shopping, numerous restaurants, sports arenas, museums and the theatre district all within walking distance. With more than 26,000 sq ft of T1 equipped function and meeting space is perfect for any occasion. When it's time for dining, enjoy American cuisine on site in a relaxed atmosphere at Bistro 333, or experience Bar 333, where craft beers and cocktails are our specialty. Unwind in our new Hyatt Stay Fit 24 hour fully equipped fitness facility. Hyatt Regency Milwaukee...Experience a unique combination of amenities and unsurpassed service, as only Hyatt can deliver. ... more less
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