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Fairfield Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown
Ranked #25 of 56 Hotels in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Marshall, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fairfield Inn, Milwaukee”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We stayed at the Fairfield July 24-27 for a long weekend away. We arrived earlier than check in and the girls at the front desk were very accommodating – took our luggage to hold and gave directions on a few places to grab lunch. Arrived back a few hours later and finished checking in. Small snafu with the room (we were given keys to a room that was already occupied!) but it was quickly rectified. We stayed in the King Bed Suite with 4 guests. Nice room, clean, appointed well enough. The bed was quite hard in my opinion and the sofa bed was on the smaller side – maybe a full size at best? All requests for extra towels and cups were handled quickly enough. My only complaint about the room is that there are no hooks anywhere to hang up clothes in the bathroom!
The location is great! It is close to everything and within walking distance to many pubs, restaurants, trolley lines. It was about a 15 – 20 minute walk to the Third Ward District and about the same to the Harley Museum. If you don’t want to walk that far, there is a trolley service that runs throughout the day that gets you close to where you want to be! We were able to enjoy Germanfest and Brewfest while in town.
The hotel offers a warm breakfast buffet for its guests. There are plenty of options available however most of it is carb heavy (danishes, waffles, muffins, cereal) with some fresh fruit, powered eggs and a sausage of some sort. The rest of our party enjoyed the breakfast but I’m super picky about my eggs and gluten free so options were slim.
Overall, a great stay! We would stay again!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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eric z, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown, responded to this review, 8 September 2014
Thank you for taking the the time to share your experience. We appreciate your comments. We apologize for the small problem with your room keys and are pleased it was rectified quickly.


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Eric Z.
General Manager
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Webster, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2014

The staff here was the most outgoing and friendliest I have ever encountered. The morning and afternoon young ladies were SUPER!!!!!!! I even went out and bought her candy bars for her hospitality towards us.This location is great for a baseball trip,several bars walking distance offer free shuttles to the game,with service onboard.
The hotel itself is very clean and quiet,with comfortable beds and very nice bathrooms.The free breakfast was way the above average free hotel breakfast. I would highly recommend this location for anyone.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 July 2014

I stayed at the Fairfield Inn in Milwaukee over the 4th of July to attend Summerfest. Every staff member I encountered from the front desk to housekeeping was so friendly and helpful. The hotel was really clean and very nicely updated but the staff stood out above all. I have truley never experienced such a kind and friendly bunch of people. Whenever I travel to Milwaukee in the future, this is the ONLY hotel I will stay at.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cary, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

My husband and I recently stayed here for a weekend geteaway. Here are the things I think you would like to know:

Positives:

*Hotel location is great. You can walk all over the city from here.
*Parking is very convenient. You do have to pay but the lot is a few steps from the hotel and you are given a pass so only hotel customers park here
*Hotel staff is very friendly and accomodating
*The hotel is in an older, and therefore achitecturally intesteresting building, but it has been updated
*The rooms are modern and most are spacious
*The breakfast was very good with a lot of choices

Negatives:
*You wont have much control over the termperature in your room, despite and in-Room thermostadt. The building is older and so is the heating/cooling system. Our room was so hot we had to change. We were shown several other rooms before we chose one solely on the termperature. Hotel staff was extremely friendly throughout this.
*The Associated parking lot isnt huge so be prepared to park and leave your car. Coming in late is challenging.
*Also with parking the spots are very tight. If you have a large vehicle, it wont likely fit in this lot.
*The shuttle to the Casino is kind of a joke, though this isnt the hotels fault. It seems that this hotel is one of the first stops on the shuttle route so the shuttle drivers often Speed past the hotel. the first night we waited outside and the shuttle driver sped right past us.We were able to use it the next night, but the driver almost drove past then also.

Room Tip: Ask for a corner room, the layout is different and gives you lots of extra space.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bloomington, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This hotel offered the best experience for my travel club. The price was reasonable , wonderful accommodations, clean rooms, impeccable guest service experience from EVERY STAFF PERSON with which we interacted. The location was perfect for walking to and from numerous venues in downtown Milwaukee. I can't wait to take my group on another trip to the area. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Antioch, Illinois
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84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Very nice hotel, that was a great spot to stay for Summerfest! Some friends stayed at the Hyatt and they were jealous of our large room with refrigerator, desk chair, and ottoman seat, with large king sized bed. Also loved the Paul Mitchell amenities in the bathroom. Also comes with a nice free breakfast!

This hotel is definitely within EASY walking distance of the Pabst & Riverside theaters as well as the "Bronze Fonz" statue. We walked to Mo's pub where we took a free shuttle to Summerfest. WHat a treat!!!

Room Tip: We had room 703 which was on the end and seemed quite large
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dubuque, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

We had a nice experience at the Fairfield Inn and will go back for our next Milwaukee trip. The hotel was walking distance to local bars and the Milwaukee Public Museum. The parking lot was close, and it was a quick trip to get to Miller Park.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Fairfield Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown
Address: 710 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2204 (Formerly The Inn Towne Hotel)
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Business Hotel in Milwaukee
#23 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opening May 2013. Situated in the historic Straus Building in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, the NEW Fairfield Inn & Suites invites you to relax in our comfortable guest rooms or socialize in our urban public spaces! Just steps from the critically acclaimed restaurant scene, famed Milwaukee Art Museum, BMO/Harris Bradley Center, vibrant theater district, and major corporations, this hotel is adorned with contemporary accommodations and a stylish urban warehouse lobby reminiscent of Milwaukee's yesteryear. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Hotel Towne
Best Western Milwaukee
Milwaukee Best Western

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