Rated 5 out of 5 by AliasSmith First Time Stay; Found a Gem
Liked the room, atmosphere, location.
November 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by txrw Hands down - favorite hotel
As a platinum 100 night a year starwood member, this is without a doubt is my favorite hotel.
The hotel location is great as it sits in downtown Milwaukee which has wonderful restaurants, shops, museums and a beautiful lake park.
The hotel itself has a very warm feel to it with a lobby that is always full of guests socializing and playing pool and I love looking out over the canal
However, the best part is the staff. Vicky, Johnny and Eva all have such a great attitude and take the time to get to know their guests. I always feel so welcomed when I arrive.
November 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zephyr66 Great Stay - for the price!
We loved this place. It is set in Milwaukee's German village on the river walk. Aloft tries to bring a trendy, urban expericne at an affordable price. If you're expecting it to be like The Wit in Chicago, it is not! - and rightly so, as it is about 1/4 the price for a stay. It is what it is: Fun, Trendy, helpful staff, great, walkable neighborhood and very affordable.
Finally with regard to the complaints about vallet parking. It's an uban hotel and paying a premium for parking comes with the territory. If you don't want to pay for parking, stay in a bland franchise chain out on the freeway and drive to everying you need to get to.
July 5, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by novgold Never Again
Our stay here was completely unsatisfactory. The desk clerk messed up our room right away and we had to go back and forth from the fifth floor to the lobby twice and then to the second floor where our room was supposed to in the first place. The beds are extremely uncomfortable, and the water pressure in the shower is almost non-existent! On our second day, we came back from shopping and our room smelled terribly strong of a sewer type smell. Our last day in town was my birthday and when we arrived back at the hotel that night, we were harassed obnoxiously by staff while we were outside in the smoking area for noise because we were laughing too loud. If you know the downtown Milwaukee area at all, you know that the Water St area is a busy part of town with alot of attractions and event venues, add to that it was a weekend, so there was bound to be some noise, but we were reprimanded for being too loud OUTSIDE, to the point that we eventually left the property and sat in our car to talk! Horrible place to spend my birthday! I waited for a long time to stay at an Aloft Hotel and was sorely disappointed, and I will never stay at another or recommend it anyone. If you plan on doing more than sleeping while you're there, I'd find a better place to spend your time.
November 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MK143 This hotel was outstanding!
Wow! One of the best hotels we have ever stayed at! Everyone was so accomodating and very friendly and attentive to any question we had. They offered to look up information for us before we even had an opportunity to ask. We were also impressed that even the maid knew the history of the hotel. Will definitely try to stay at this chain of hotels again. M&K
September 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patio Exceeded my expectations
We stayed at The Aloft Downtown Milwaukee for my daughter's wedding. I cannot adequately express how pleased we were with ALL the staff. The level of professionalism that each and every person showed was top notch. Responses to questions or requests were met immediately and with smiles!. Their valets were the best I've ever encountered. We wanted for nothing the entire stay.
I'd like to give a shout out to Madeline, the sales & event coodinator that we worked with us. She was very organized, returned our calls and emails in a very timely manner and truly took care of so many small but important details.
I highly recommend this hotel and will certainly stay here again in the future.
October 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kitty26 Nice, recommendable hotel
The hotel was very clean and tidy. The staff were always friendly and helpful. The pool is open 24 hours, which is nice and the lobby and lounge were decorative and fun. My only complaint is the early morning noise coming from the construction right next to the hotel. A warning about the noise and perhaps a discounted rate on rooms right next to the construction equipment would have been nice. The room view was not the best as you could see into other guests' windows and vice versa if the shades are not drawn and the surrounding view of the river & bridge is just okay. However, the hotel location is within walking distance to many places. Overall, lovely hotel, and would visit again.
April 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by aLoftFanMan aLoft is the place to stay!
aLoft Hotels are consistent from reservation thru check-out! Great staff, great locations, Hip style.
October 28, 2013