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“A gem in a quiet location, close to everything!”

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Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront
Ranked #17 of 56 Hotels in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
1 review
“A gem in a quiet location, close to everything!”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Nice quiet hotel, ample parking, excellent restaurant, and large rooms. I've stayed here on multiple occasions and always been pleased with the courteous staff, and the value. It is close to shopping, and is immediately off I-43 just north of the University and less than 10 minutes from downtown.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Michael D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Thank you for your comments, as well as for your continued patronage of our Hotel! Both are appreciated!

Our helpful staff and convenient location combine to make guests' stays very pleasant, especially with access to UWM, to the Bayshore Town Center, and our open-air parking.

We look forward to hosting you again soon!

-- Michael Dietrich, GM
Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Very easy on and off the freeway but far enough off that we never heard highway noise. Right on the Milwaukee River with lovely river views. Definitely book a riverview room!
Upon arriving, the hotel van driver who was just getting out of his van, greeted us warmly, "Welcome to the Milwaukee River!" The greeting continued as the two women at the desk both engaged us and were warm & helpful. When we made the reservation, there were two of us so I booked the Bed & Breakfast package which came with two free breakfast coupons. But then a third friend decided to join us. When we checked in, I told the woman that there were now three of us and did that make a difference to them? She said, "Absolutely not...and I'll just add in another breakfast coupon." No questions about that on my part. We thought that was impressive.
The beds were very comfortable and the room large. The first night, we went down to the Manger's Reception. Nice finger food and a very helpful bartender, who obviously loved his job. The restaurant is right on the river with a gorgeous view out of basically a whole wall of windows. Breakfast both days was a great buffet and we could even order specially made omelets also. Ten times better than the usual breakfast included at many hotels these days.
We agree with turning off the auto-on/off cycle of the fan at night. And that the pool is a little small. But not being a competitive swimmer, it was just fine for my desire to relax.
The only reason I gave this property four stars: I wish it had a hot tub to go with the pool. And the bathroom was small with no fan. I wish the windows extended lower in the room so that you could see the river view from the chair or bed.
But we all agreed that we would definitely stay here again on a trip to Milwaukee and that the hotel would actually be one of the things that would bring us back.

Room Tip: Definitely request room with a river view. If you plan to use the pool, ask for a room at that end...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Michael D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Thank you so very much for your insights and comments following your stay with us! All are much appreciated!

Our hotel is quite frequently praise for two dominant features.....our friendly and dedicated staff, from housekeeping to the front desk.....and for our iconic restaurant, The Anchorage, which celebrates a 40th Anniversary this year!

Both of these items help distinguish our Hotel and a unique, quality establishment for both lodging and dining needs, setting itself apart from the rest. I am very glad to read that our service and our restaurant made such positive impressions with you!

The Anchorage also has its own Trip Advisor listing, and I'm sure that our restaurant/kitchen staff members would also appreciate your Trip Advisor comments directly on the site as well.

As we continue to make improvements to our hotel, we do look forward to being a part of your visits!

-- Michael Dietrich
General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage
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Chicago
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Though this hotel has some nice features, it seems to need some renovation. The room was not quiet, I could hear all the sounds from the next room and across the hall. Overall, though, it was all right and the restaurant is good, though a bit overpriced.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Michael D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Thank you for your comments, as we continue to make improvements, renovations, and enhancements to our unique hotel and restaurant setting!

Please visit us again!

-- Michael Dietrich, GM
Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage
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Greencastle, United States
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

The decor is dated, but the beds and pillows are new. Rooms are clean, staff is nice and well trained. Make sure to adjust thermostat off of autofan, otherwise it kicks on and off all day and all night. This was the closest hotel to UWM that we could find.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Michael D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Thanks for your comments, as our Hotel is a preferred facility for the UW-Milwaukee campus guests!

We have made select enhancements and upgrades to our facility, and are gearing-up for more. Combine this with our dedicated staff, and we hope to continue to be your hotel choice while visiting UWM.

-- Michael Dietrich / GM
Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

...And, I usually sleep through anything. We stayed here in November and the heating and cooling system needs to be replaced. All night long the heat would kick in, then shut off and then the air conditioner would kick in and shut off and it would repeat all night long. You can't just turn on the heat - it's temperature controlled or 'off'. That's it. It was amazingly loud turning on and off all night long and it was too cold to turn it off all together.

Plus, because the air conditioning was kicking in constantly, it was SO dry we couldn't breathe. We all got up in the middle of the night and drank several glasses of water. To top it off, there is a vent on the heater that directs the air blowing right over the beds, so you're being blown with dry air all night long. Miserable.

The pool is tiny nothing you can do laps in or even have older kids play in. It's I think 2' at one end. Good for tiny tots, but that's it.

I did like the sitting area near the lobby with the fireplace however.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Michael D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Thanks for your comments, as they help us be a high-level, quality environment for our guests.

Locally, we did experience one of the coldest and harshest winters, and our sensitive heating/cooling units were put to the test this past season! I apologize if it created any challenges.

Our indoor pool is also geared towards laps and relaxation for your future travel references. We also feature photos/descriptions on our website to assist guests making their advanced plans.

I'm glad that you enjoyed our overall services and settings, though, especially the quaintness of our lobby and fireplace sitting area!

Hope to welcome you back!

-- Michael Dietrich, GM
Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage
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Holbrook, United States
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Very helpful staff with hyper-clean rooms. Highly recommended and close to the city center to make all local appointments very manageable. Hotel had an attached independent restaurant that was recommended by staff and turned out to be well above the quality norm - don't hesitate to try and was convenient for any time restricted business person.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Michael D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Thank you so much for your comments!

Our Hotel is proud to receive consistent praise from our guests on the elements that you highlighted.....our levels of cleanliness, our convenient location in relation to the area's business and attractions, and in particular, of our signature restaurant, The Anchorage. (Which, by the way, has its own Trip Advisor listing for your direct comments too.)

We hope to welcome you back for your next Milwaukee-area visit!

-- Michael Dietrich / GM
Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage
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Chicago, United States
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

The food, Oh my Goodness! This location is proof you don't have to spend $500 a night to enjoy your stay and be treated like they really appreciate your business. From the front desk personnel to the wait staff, everyone was just there to accommodate you in what ever way they could. If ever in Milwaukee for any reason, this is my place to stay. The Best!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Michael D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Thank you for your comments about our staff and about our quality food service!

We are very proud of both…..our staffs' collective efforts in making our guests feel comfortable and welcomed, as well as for the fantastic comments earned from our acclaimed restaurant, The Anchorage. (They also have a dedicated Trip Advisor listing for your direct comments.)

We look forward to being your hospitality choice when staying in the area!

-- Michael Dietrich / General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage
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Property: Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront
Address: 4700 N Port Washington Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53212-1041 (Formerly Milwaukee River Inn)
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Region: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Business Hotel in Milwaukee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront 3.5*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located along the banks of the Milwaukee River and just minutes from the heart of downtown, the Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront is the latest addition to the Greater Milwaukee scene. Enjoy a luxury selection of spacious guestrooms including deluxe rooms featuring impressive river views. From plush pillow-top mattresses and luxurious linens to premium bath products, our hotel offers a modern twist to a relaxing and peaceful stay. Whether traveling on business or just for leisure, our hotel's accommodations and amenities will exceed your every expectation. When staying with us take advantage of complimentary Internet access, complimentary parking, and an extravagant dining experience. Explore all of Milwaukee's rich history and settle in at our hotel after a day on the town. With a variety of local businesses, corporations, shopping and nightlife, there's plenty to do when visiting the Milwaukee/Glendale area. Guests can take advantage of our hotel's free shuttle service to local attractions and shopping within a three mile radius. The hotel has been designed to not only give guests easy access to the city's entertainment, but also to provide a serene environment with unparalleled hospitality. ... more   less 
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