Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 23, 2015 Check-out: Apr 26, 2015

Hilton Milwaukee City Center

3 stars
View map of 509 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
72 reviews
Summerfest trip

Beautiful hotel, friendly staff, and perfect location! See full review

  • Jason S.
  • Feb 9, 2015
Great location for Summerfest/fesitvals

The Hilton is right on the bus route for Summerfest and other festivals on the lakefront. The bar... See full review

  • JenP5
  • Jul 23, 2014
Classic elegance in downtown Milwaukee

Locals have many happy memories of this hotel, a landmark since opening in the 1920s. But updating and recent renovations mean the hotel easily meets the standards for a Hilton of 2010. The hotel offers its own water park and convenient access to many nearby business, cultural, and entertainment destinations. Friendly staff prides itself on attention to detail.

Highlights
  • Indoor skywalk connects to Frontier Airlines Center convention facility
  • Indoor pool and water park
  • Fitness club featuring a Cardio Theater
  • More than 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space
Rooms

All 729 rooms feature Hilton Serenity Bed Collection, iron and ironing board, work desk, and coffee maker. Wired or wireless high-speed Internet access is available in all guest rooms for a fee. Executive rooms offer a sitting area, and suites feature a separate parlor, wet bar, and robes.

Features

Milwaukee ChopHouse, an on-site restaurant, serves steaks, fresh seafood flown in from the coasts, and an extensive wine list. Miller Time Pub offers an extensive bar menu and 18 televisions for watching sporting events. Weeknight happy hours offer guests an excellent chance to sample locally brewed beers. There is also an informal café for casual dining.

 

Kids of all ages enjoy Paradise Landing, a 20,000-square-foot indoor pool and water park, open weekends during cold-weather months, except holiday weeks. An extra charge applies.

Transportation
  • General Mitchell International Airport (9.9 mi/15.2 km)
  • Public bus
Nearby attractions
  • Milwaukee Public Museum (0.3 miles/0.5 km)
  • Bradley Center (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Milwaukee Art Museum (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
Business
  • Meeting and event space covering more than 30,000 square feet
  • Largest room measures 6,845 square feet
  • Private boardrooms available
  • Business center offers audio-visual equipment rentals

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

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Hotel Map

43.0388 -87.9176
Nearby airports
General Mitchell Intl Airport, (MKE), 9.00, MI, N; O`Hare Intl Airport, (ORD), 95.00, MI, N;

Nearby points of interest

  • U.S. Cellular Arena: 0.2 mi
  • BMO Harris Bradley Center: 0.3 mi
  • Bradley Center Arena: 0.4 mi
  • Miller Park: 2.8 mi

Dining

Restaurant
onsite

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
72 out of 72
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.6

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Michele E.
Business
N/A
Feb 18, 2015

Not worth it

I realize this hotel is trying to be "high-end", however I saw about half of the customers bringing coolers, why not just have a mini-fridge in the rooms? Would not let me use a luggage cart, it is against their policy for guests to use them (?). I placed the "do not disturb" sign on the door. Housekeeping still came in. On the day of check out, someone came to our door at 9:00 am and 10:00 am. They were different people, both saying "I thought you had checked out". Check out is at 11:00 am Upon check out I asked for a receipt and was told I could not have one.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jason S.
Business
Geneva
Feb 9, 2015

Summerfest trip

Beautiful hotel, friendly staff, and perfect location!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JenP5
Business
Oak Park, IL
Jul 23, 2014

Great location for Summerfest/fesitvals

The Hilton is right on the bus route for Summerfest and other festivals on the lakefront. The bar in the hotel is a great amenity as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk north on Wisconsin one block to Build your own Burger/breakfast for great food.

Review of Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Molzy
Business
Green Bay, WI
Jul 7, 2014

summerfest

The staff was wonderful. The summerfest bus line was right outside and affordable. Great experience. We will be booking it next time me go to summerfest.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Summerfest

Review of Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
jcw cg
Business
Chicago
May 12, 2014

Old hotel showing it's age.

Peeling woodwork, window that would't close completely, burn mark in curtain, air conditioning not effective, Sunday Brunch items were not at a proper temperature, just not a very well maintained property.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Don't eat here, don't stay here. Too many other places to stay at or dine at instead of getting duped because of the brand name associated with this hotel.

Review of Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shdevils1
Business
Pulaski Wisconsin
Mar 13, 2014

Wonderful one night stay

Hotel was beautiful, staff was very attentive to our needs. Tons of parking for a price charged right to your room. Only thing that's was wrong with our stay was the temperature of our room it was incredibly HOT tried adjusting thermostat did not work. The Millertime pub had a great atmosphere, also the cafe for breakfast was delicious could have a larger selection for the price we paid. We will be booking with the hilton again in June .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Close to Brady St.

Review of Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nomad56
Business
Beloit WI
Feb 24, 2014

Great,except...

The only complaint I have with this hotel, is that the room was not the same as the picture. We stayed in a junior suite, and the one in the picture shows a fridge & microwave. There were none in the room. Everything else was as described.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Chop House

Review of Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SummerfestVisitor
Business
Chicago, IL
Jul 8, 2013

Great

Great hotel, great staff. Recommended. Great access to Summerfest.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
David1989
Business
Oregon, WI
May 21, 2013

Wonderful stay......

The room was a little small but that was okay because we did not spend much time there. The location to 3rd ward and old world 3rd st was excellent. Would not think twice aboout staying there again with all the good stuff close by.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

just pick one Mo's Irish pub was great.

Review of Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Sebrahstripe
Business
Milwaukee,wi
May 4, 2013

Bedbugs

First off there wasn't a fridge in the room. At almost $200 a night that was shocking. When we lifted the sheet to go to bed there was an alive bedbug sitting there. Part of the staff was concerned but who I think was the room service manager acted as if we were disrupting him and showed no concern. The manager offered switch our rooms but we were too disgusted and we left.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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