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Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront
Ranked #17 of 56 Hotels in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
chicago, United States
1 review
“Wonderful Get Away!”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

This trip was intended to just breakaway from Chicago and enjoy some live music and small city. Had a great stay at the Hilton Milwaukee River. Front Desk Staff was very friendly. General Manager even greeted us and provided us with suggestions of where to got out at night. Bar and restaurant was wonderful with beautiful views of river. The mattresses were the best and had wonderful nights rest! Highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Michael D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Thank you very much for your comments here on Trip Advisor!

I'm glad to read that your getaway was enjoyable, starting from your concert and the local suggestions I made, to naturally our hotel, my staff, and our popular restaurant, The Anchorage!

Should you need another trip to Milwaukee, we look forward to welcoming you back!

-- Michael Dietrich
General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

I travel 25-35 weeks a year for over the past 15 years. The rooms are clean. The beds are comfy. This hotel, the people make the difference. The service is wonderful. I have never had a bad experience, not once, and I have stayed here for over 13 years.

Room Tip: Always eat at the Bar or Restaurant attached. The BEST!
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  • 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 I could not agree with you more!

While guests have many hospitality options to select from in the greater Milwaukee and Northshore areas, I do feel that our staff, the levels of friendliness and customer service, and friendly faces that welcome guests to our Hotel makes all the difference!

I'm glad to read that you feel the same when traveling to Milwaukee, making us your lodging choice for over ten years!

Add this proud trait to elements such as our convenient, river-side location and our acclaimed restaurant, The Anchorage (celebrating its 40th anniversary!), and you have a full-serviced hotel setting that certainly stands apart!

Glad to have you with us! We look forward to welcoming you back!

-- Michael Dietrich
General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage
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2 reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2014

This hotel is in serious need of an update. The pool area, lobby and guest rooms were just so out of date that it made the stay miserable - it was quite depressing. The decor was so old that it gave the entire room a musty air.

  • 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
Thanks for your comments.

I'm sorry that you felt that your stay was less than satisfactory, especially as we have recently completed a number of enhancement projects to our hotel and look forward to starting more very soon!

Many of our other guests, even on Trip Advisor comments, have positively referenced our staff, cleanliness, guestrooms, restaurant, and pool, noting that our unique setting and style made for a welcomed visit.

-- Michael Dietrich
General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage
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leverkusen, Germany
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

I've stayed there a couple of times on business trips. The hotel is ooookay, if you care for the practical (and less for the aethestical...) Rooms are clean but ourtdated. The airconditioning/ heating is a nightmare (very loud; cannot be regulated manually form your room) gym is alleirght but the offer is too reduced for a hotel that size.

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Michael D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Thanks for your comments and your visits!

Our hotel has made a variety of enhancements and improvements, and looks forward to doing more to make our guests' stay as best as possible.

Please visit us again as we make these upgrades!

-- Michael Dietrich, GM
Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage
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Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
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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.

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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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Wheaton, Illinois
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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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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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