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“By far, the best option on the East Side”
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The Plaza Hotel
Ranked #9 of 56 Hotels in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
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“By far, the best option on the East Side”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

After staying at other "boutique" hotels on Milwaukee's East Side, I am glad I finally found The Plaza. The suites are huge, have a large kitchenette and are very well appointed. One minor criticism, which I've heard might get fixed during a future renovation: bathrooms are tiny (but functional and incredibly clean.

I had a 2 bedroom, 2 bath corner suite. Beds were comfortable, carpet was plush, furnishings were new. You can walk anywhere on the East Side and be on the lakefront in 5 minutes.

Service was above average- everyone was friendly and able to answer questions.

Don't miss breakfast at Cafe at the Plaza. It's a great place!

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Great people, good hotel and value. Great location, secure assigned parking. Great breakfast and service. Historic Art Deco hotel with a very historic look. The room was clean, good size and very quiet,

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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Beware the room where we stayed (room 111) had a noisy heater. It woke my husband and me up early in the morning. It sounded like a whistling tea kettle--hard to ignore. Room also needed updating. It was nice that it had its own kitchen area with a fridge and microwave. Due to the noise we wouldn't come back here again and wouldn't recommend it.

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Amanda R, General Manager at The Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 28 March 2014
Thank you for staying with us at The Plaza Hotel. I appreciate expressing your concerns regarding our radiator heat. I am very sorry that your stay was less than comfortable. I have passed along your comments to our maintenance team, so that we can address these issues right away.

Please let me know if you have any other questions, or if I can be of any further assistance: gm@plazahotelmilwaukee.com

Kind Regards,
Amanda Ridout
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

My sisters and I stayed here on our annual girls weekend. The hotel is very quaint and clean and the staff is extremely accommodating. We all agreed we would stay there again. In terms of sleep quality though, we were freezing. The hotel has radiator heat which didn't seem to be working properly. We were promptly brought extra blankets and a heater when we requested them but it was still very cold. I would recommend this hotel in an instant but perhaps visiting in warmer weather would be best. Location is great!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Amanda R, General Manager at The Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 28 March 2014
Thank you for staying with us at The Plaza Hotel!

I am so sorry that your room temperature was not comfortable. We are certainly working on a remedy to this issue. I certainly to appreciate your kind words regarding our accommodating team members. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to our entire team.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Amanda Ridout
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Essex, Vermont
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Well maintained facility with very friendly staff, excellent price and walking access to a range of Milwaukee activities, brew pubs and tap bars. The restaurant facility had excellent food and friendly and attentive service.

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Amanda R, General Manager at The Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 28 March 2014
Thank you for your review regarding your recent visit to The Plaza Hotel. I am so glad that you had a nice stay! I am also glad that you were able to enjoy our cafe.

We hope to see you again very soon!
Amanda Ridout
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Iowa City
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

A nice hotel with lots of charm. Friendly service. Within walking distance of the art museum and other entertainment venues. Would stay here again. There is no elevator so request a first floor room if you have trouble negotiating stairs. It was nice to have the kitchenette with a grocery store on the block right behind the hotel.

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Amanda R, General Manager at The Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Thank you for staying with us at The Plaza Hotel! I am glad that you had a nice stay.

I'm pleased that you were able to explore many things that make our location great, including the local museums, as well as The Metro Market, which is right outside our back door.

I will be sure to pass along your kudos to our service team. We appreciate your kind words, and look forward to having you stay with us again soon!

Regards,
Amanda Ridout
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Our room was very cold. We asked for addtional blankets and they were out of them. We had a space heater brought in, but it was still cold! The building is a bit older and no key cards, manual keys were not easy to use. Very litttle space in the bathroom and no place to put on makeup. I would not stay again as it seemed like a big hasssle for staff to help us to be warm while we slept.

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Amanda R, General Manager at The Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Thank you for your recent stay at The Plaza Hotel, and I appreciate your review regarding your trip. I am sad to hear that you had a bad experience during your stay.

I am sorry that your room was cold, and that we were not able to provide you with your requested items to make your stay more comfortable. I deeply apologize for the reaction of our staff to your requests. I will be sure to use your comments as a training tool for our team, to ensure that this does not happen again.

Again, I apologize for the inconveniences during your stay. If there is any way that I can further assist you, please let me know.

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Amanda Ridout
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Property: The Plaza Hotel
Address: 1007 N Cass St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3374
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee > Downtown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 56 Hotels in Milwaukee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Plaza Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Plaza has been a fixture on Milwaukee's eastside since the roaring 1920's. This art deco gem has been thoughtfully renovated to restore many of the stunning original architectural details while providing for the modern amenities & the latest technology today's traveler demands. Nestled in a residential nook of the Yankee Hill neighborhood, the Plaza is just 4 blocks from Lake Michigan and the city's lakefront attractions. Within walking distance to some of the city's best restaurants, nightlife, arts, sports, etc. Grocery store, churches, art galleries & shopping are all nearby. On-site parking for a minimal fee, kitchenettes & laundry room. Cafe at the Plaza, open 7am-2pm. Known for it's great breakfasts! Sitting on the edge of downtown, you will find the Plaza to be a relaxing urban retreat.Property has air conditioning in the summer months. AC unit installed based on weather conditions. ... more   less 
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