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Rating: 2.89

Address: 300 W Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI, 53203
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Comments (38):

1. Peter H.
so a friend who has some connection to marriot got us a discount here on friday nite, it was only 40 bucks per room after her discount. this was my first time staying here, we quickly checked in, and the people were very friendly. the room was nice and clean and had a nice bed for us and all that...not a four star palace but definitely nice enough. we rushed up to our room and got ready quickly and they got us a cab very promptly because we were in a rush. the reason for this post is that i brought three shirts to the courtyard b/c i am a little girl and i wasn't sure what i wanted to wear. while packing up my bag the next morning, i forgot to check the closet, which one should always do, do a walk through...my lady did not check either, so after i am home i realize that i have left the two shirts in the closet...dejected and upset i call anyway...hoping for the best. i call and speak to a woman and she informs me that a maid has found two shirts and that they are on her cart...she says give me your address and we will ship them to you. i am amazing and thrilled, and she was super friendly and understanding...assuming the shirts arrive fine this week, and that they are actually mine, it was a great resolution to a slip of my hungover mind. thanks courtyard.

16/04/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Laura F.
I booked this hotel after looking extensively into different downtown hotels for a ladies weekend. We decided to go with location and price, not planning to spend much time in the actual room. The Courtyard letting me book the room for five adults eventually sold it for me.

Check-in was painless, parking was nearby but $15 per night as expected. The problems started when we returned home late Friday evening and we realized we only had three sets of towels and still no cot. I called down to the front desk but the phone didn't work for in-house calls. We tried numerous times, both available lines, and it was just a beeping busy signal. Finally I made an outside call to the hotel desk, but later was charged for it, even though I explained that I couldn't get through to the front desk and was using an outside line to get ahold of someone. Then they told us we couldn't add a cot to a room with two queen beds (fire hazard), even though I had booked the room online for five people.

They offered us an upgrade to a bigger room where we would have a sofa sleeper, but didn't give me a straight answer as to whether this would cost more and it was already midnight. Apparently the shift changed during all this and a much less bitchy, more helpful guy told us if the cot would fit in the room he would have it brought up. From that point on, besides the consant annoyance and lack of attention to the phone issues, it was pretty smooth.

Plusses: The room was nicely decorated, the beds were comfortable, and the bathroom clean. In person the staff were quite pleasant and helpful Because of the service issues and the ignored phone problem, I'm not sure I would stay there again, but our issues were rather unique to our situation. This place has a lot of great reviews on the online travel sites, so I imagine our experience was not common.

11/12/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
3. paula c.
Okay. Full disclosure: I stay at Marriotts because they're usually good hotels and I clock up points like crazy.  For business travel, I stay that the "big Marriotts" because they're centrally located, convenient and professionally run. For personal travel, I like the Courtyards because they have lots of space and kitchenettes.  

It wasn't the renovation going on in the lobby that bothered me. The lukewarm coffee is the lobby was free, so that was okay, too. The bed was uncomfortably squishy (imagine a giant marshmallow). The bathroom had no shelves. We couldn't get extra towels or shampoo.  There were no dishes or utensils in the kitchen and when we asked from some, we got one plate and one set of cutlery an hour after we called housekeeping.  An hour. For one plate.

On the plus side, the breakfast was the standard Courtyard fare. (Hint: have coffee and fruit, then go find an actual breakfast.)  The front desk staff was friendly but not particularly helpful about the neighborhood. The rate was great ($99) and the location was good, but the overall experience was not up to the usual Marriott standards.

18/04/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
4. Alex C.
Stayed here for business just recently and I enjoyed nearly every aspect of the hotel. The rooms were spacious, clean and had all of the essentials included. I sleep on a brand new Serta pillowtop at home, but their bed left nothing to be desired. Definitely a huge fan. Of course, being the moron I am, I packed a toothbrush while forgetting to pack toothpaste, but the front desk was nice enough to go to the shop, buy one for me and send it up to my room without charging me for it. That was a really nice touch that really added to the service level.

One of the highlights of this hotel was the quality of the free breakfast they provided. I was expecting bagels, coffee, danishes and some pitifully dry toast as a side. But this hotel had like every juice imaginable, coffee, scrambled eggs with cheese, bacon, sausage, some type of grilled potato slice thing, 4 different types of oatmeal/cereal, PLUS the danishes (and cookies/pastries). I left that breakfast bar very satisfied every morning.

The only reason I'm giving it four stars is because it's literally located in the middle of freakin nowhere. Like seriously, I thought cows were going to come strolling in through the door at some point in time. While it is a nice stay, it would be really cool if they provided some type of shuttle services to some local hangout spots/downtown/a place with civilization and nightlife. We had to call a cab anytime we wanted to get anywhere since the nearest establishment of any sort was essentially two miles away. While the location doesn't detract from the hotel experience, it is something a traveler should take into considering if they're mainly coming here for leisure and want access to the more lively areas of town.

01/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. cassie r.
I am an admitted Mariott points whore, but even I won't sacrifice a clean room and decent service for Gold status ever again. This Mariott was a huge disappointment - from the fact that the minute I walked into my room a disgustingly dirty towel was laying on the floor to greet me, or that every SINGLE morning the coffee pot was empty, or that the people at the front desk always managed to appear beyond bored and extremely uninterested in helping me - needless to say, by the time I left, I was glad to be gone. Never to return.

01/08/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
6. Paul S.
Hmm. Okay. How to describe this place.

First. The staff. Awesome. Wonderful. I was so happy with the service we received here. Could not have been better. So please note that it was not their fault. This is purely flaw by design.

My wife and I check in. All is well. Go to our room, freshen up and set up our suitcases and settle down for a nap before hitting the town. Then, out of nowhere.... THE DOOR OPENS! What?!? Someone had a key to our room and it was not the maids or room service. I hollered and they ran. Still, what!?!? Unsettling.

We go to the front desk, complain, and they switch our room. Done without hassle. Again, GOLD STAR to the staff. But still, the room was not really all that clean, and traffic and annoyance of the mall patrons (Grand Avenue Mall) and the Cubs fans in town (jerks) made it difficult to like this place.

Take it as you will, maybe you will fare better. Good luck!

25/02/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
7. E. F.
I had a great experience here after arriving for business. Very modern lobby and dining area, friendly valet and front desk staff, and everyone else I encountered was very nice. I had a 2 Queen room and it was spacious, clean, and was just like most other Courtyards. Free wi-fi is always awesome, and the location was very convenient. I'd recommend staying here as an option to anyone coming in to town.

30/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Aaron P.
I received a great price on this hotel via Priceline.  The room was comfortable and the bed was extremely comfortable and would be worth five stars.  There was no bothersome noise from outside or from neighboring rooms.  The room doors did slam, which bothered me, but not while I was sleeping.  Free wifi was a great thing.  I would have given this five stars had there been free parking.  That may be something that is outside of a downtown hotel's control, but it still would push this to five stars for me.  The front desk staff was better than usual hotel staffs and we had no problems.  It is easy to walk to a lot of Milwaukee's downtown from this hotel.  I would be happy to return.

18/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Payal G.
Man this place sucked! I normally don't like writing bad reviews unless they really need them... And this place was bad from the get go... the parking lot, to the room, to the beds and so on; just flat out bad!

I don't know what it is about hotels but I feel hotels/ hotels rooms should be nice, relaxing, easy to get to and so on but this place was just bad. The hotel does have a  parking lot so they share the parking with the mall next door so when you park your car, you have to walk through the mall parking lot with your bags to get to the hotel. And if you're anything like me then you probably have 3 bags for a one night stay. Not good to carry all those bags through the lot and the hobby of the hotel... Second, those crazy rooms; at first the room was nice but then I sat on the bed and it was awful! Far from the "comfortable" soft hotel room beds. I was totally stocked by the beds. They were so uncomfortable... The beds were the kind that when you sleep on the edge of the bed, you end up rolling to the middle cause it was a worn out bed. I have to say I did not sleep at all that night; plus the walls were paper thin. Thank God the guy next door was by himself and all he did that night was sneeze cause let me tell you; I heard everything! But the final straw for me was when I went to close the curtains; there was SO much light in the room. I was totally amazed; it's a hotel room! Hotels are known for their beds and amazing dark curtains! I mean really!?!?

Anyways, not the best stay ever. So why two stars; you ask? Hello!?!?! The mall is next door! Ok; honestly speaking, besides the mall being next door, the location was perfect. I could go for a walk, find something to eat and enjoy being "out of town." Having said all that I would not stay there again!

10/01/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
10. Shawn M.
Nice hotel, clean, comfortable, friendly staff; located in downtown, near the mall and both arenas.

I've stayed here two times and while both times had some random issues (lobby under construction and alarm going off at 3am due to blizzard) I would still recommend the hotel.

Plus: Pool, free internet, easy to get in and out of the parking garage

Minus: No hotel bar, but there is a gift shop selling alcohol and the bars are a few blocks north

04/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
11. Jon A.
Hotel in a Mall. Beer in a Mall. That's the Milwaukee mindset; that's rather pragmatic really. Not only buying shirts saying "beer" on them for us tourists, but drinking the beer is a tourist-y thing to do. Milwaukee makes me damn happy to be a tourist.

I highly recommend testing this Marriott to their full limits, so find 17 guys in your city (like Los Angeles) and get them to fly to MKE & stay here. I don't blame the Scotty at the front desk to ask for the full payment in advance, considering he knew it was a Bachelor Party coming to town.

Interesting tidbit...so you can get around putting down a CC for incidentals if you give them $20/night/per room? Strange, huh.
$20 didn't cover the flower pot someone smashed, and they didn't seem to care. Now...I am not promoting anyone to go and bust a flower pot...I just see this as a lucid example of how kind they are/how kind Milwaukee is.

Their King Suite has a living room, which is wonderful for meetings, group travel for down time/lounge time in the room. A hot tub & pool area which is cozy with a coffee maker pitcher full of beer (and, I think it's the culture of Milwaukee...b/c they didn't seem to mind the keg through the lobby and directly to the room).

These folks were so accommodating that a member of my party complained about the woman complaining about him, and they asked her to move to another floor. Go Milwaukee!

iPod/iPhone charger/dock/stereo in every room!

Parking is $15 a day, that's the big hang up for this place. Downtown parking is all around an annoyance. I didn't expect to get free parking...however maybe it'd be a good perk for guests.

There's a small park w/ Gazebo across the street, for Dogs? For dates?

08/06/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
12. Gina S.
On-site parking is extra ($15-18), but you can easily find off-street parking around Zeidler Union Square in front of the hotel (between 3rd&4th Street).  If you find your own metered street parking, you don't need to pay the meter all night, it is free from 6pm - 8am.  It worked out well for me because I arrived at 5pm and left before 8am...a $1.50 for parking is pretty cheap.  

The hotel is connected to Grand Avenue mall and very close to Water and Third Street bars and restaurants so I really didn't need to use my car after I arrived.

I love that the hotel had a whirlpool (as well as a pool and fitness center).  Although I didn't bring my swimsuit, I did stand kneed deep in the hot tub for a bit after a very cold walk back to the hotel late at night just to take the chill out of my bones.  

The beds in the room are like heaven, I slept like a dream.  It was so comfortable, almost as good as my own bed.  I've always had pleasant stays with the Marriott chain of hotels.

29/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. Gabe M.
Comfortable place.  Was a little surprised that it now costs almost $200 to stay a night in Milwaukee after factoring in parking and tourist taxes, etc.  Please take me back to the day's where it was only about $100 per night for staying outside of a major metropolis area.  At any rate, the hotel was comfortable and simple, thats about all you need.  Was walking distance to the waterfront and Milwaukee Ale House, which I recommend sitting out on the back deck facing the water.

15/08/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
14. Michael O.
I used this location for a work event, and we used their small conference room.  This hotel has a nice modern look in the lobby.  The room we used was nice, but it was not set up as we requested.  The hotel quickly made efforts to correct it.  The touch screen in the lobby is very nice!

14/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Will T.
1mbps makes this place unsuitable to business customers. Smells in the hallways and room don't help either. Walls are paper thin. Mattress was nice

04/08/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
16. C W.
No problems here.  Room was clean, people were nice, price was right.  It's in kind of a sketchy area, I wouldn't recommend wandering around in the wee hours.

15/06/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
17. Rick N.
Very pleased with this hotel. The lobby is renovated, the bistro has decent food (but nothing great). I chose to eat at the bistro they offer because of the convenience and it did the trick. The parking situation is somewhat weird. The parking lot is shared with the mall (which is the worst mall i've ever been to. Too much Green and Yellow and weaves for sale). It's a parking garage and you have to park on the 4th level and up. When you first park, you have to walk through the mall or down the stairs to the street and walk to the main entrance. The doors that connect to the hotel from the parking garage only let you in if you have your room key, but since we didn't check in before we parked, we walked through the mall to the bottom level. Otherwise, parking was only $15 for the weekend I guess, since I never drove anywhere and or they forgot to charge me the other day. Can't complain about that, parking downtown, walking distance to everything.

The rooms were alright. We had the king bed suite with the couch that can pull out to be a bed. It had a weird odor when we walked in, somewhat like the combination of bleach and damp/moldy carpeting. The sink didn't have hot water and a couple light fixtures were bent and loose. Overall, the experience was pleasant and the room was fine. Would return in the future, since the parking rate, room rate ($87 a night for the weekend), and walking distance to whatever Milwaukee has to offer. Which isn't much.

30/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
18. T D.
You get what you pay for. This hotel is fine if you're just sleeping/showering here.  We recently stayed while visiting family who live in Historic Third Ward (an easy walk).  Not luxury, but the price was fair for a city ($140/night 2 adults king bed, 3 nights).  There were no freebies like coffee or breakfast.  Wi-fi was easy to get into. Faced street side, 3rd floor.  Was a bit dated but nothing concerning.  Housekeeping did a fine job.

12/06/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
19. Christine S.
Clean hotel... Friendly Staff... What more could you ask for? Not much, but, they gave us more!

Do you want pizza at 3am after a night out on the town drinking? They have menus at the front desk.

Do you not want to park your own car? Valet for $3 extra ($18 bucks a day for valet, $15 if you park it yourself). ***If you do park your own car, visit the front desk first so that they can give you a parking ticket to enter the garage***

Do you want extra towels or pillows? It seems like there was always a cleaning person around to give you the extras you needed to make your stay more enjoyable.

While the restaurant is under renovation, they have free breakfast in one of the conference rooms... Tea, Coffee, Cranberry Juice, Orange Juice, Cereal, Milk, Bagels (cream cheese, peanut butter, butter), Fresh Fruit, Toast, Muffins, Oatmeal... Really way more then expected!

This Marriott is connected to a mall... So if you need to grab a quick bite to eat at one of the many fast food places or go to Walgreens, you don't even need to step foot outdoors.

Very enjoyable stay...

27/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
20. Tommy M.
Gets a second star for location, but due to mold on shower curtains, non-working remote control, and coffee maker that still had coffee and filter from the last customer still in it is the reason I checked out early and won't return to this hotel.

06/11/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
21. Emily M.
Like many outdated Courtyards, the lobby is remodeled, which I could care less about. The rest of the hotel is old. That's fine.

Things I didn't like: the hot and cold water in the bathroom sing was switched. As in turn the right nob for hot water and turn the left for cold. I learned this the hard way. Ow.  I mentioned it to the front desk when I checked out and they didn't apologize or anything. They just acted like it was a fun quirk of this hotel. No.  Other problem: The shower. The floor of the shower is the bathroom floor. The shower curtain does not go all the way to the floor. There's at least a 6" gap. Prior to showering, I marveled at how that could possibly keep the floor from getting wet. Well it doesn't. No matter what you do, the bathroom floor will be soaking wet. Awesome.  Don't slip and crack your skull open.

Unlike other Yelp reviewers, I thought the parking garage was relatively convenient. When you check in, you'll want to pull in front of the hotel and take care of business. To park, you'll have to go down the block and park in the parking garage. It isn't that far. Like half a block. The parking garage is connected to the hotel, people. Not that complicated.  You can enter the hotel from the parking garage.  I've been to hotels where the parking was "on-site" yet it would take longer to get back to my room than this place.  I parking cost $15 and valet was $18. Honestly parking was a little more than I expected considering downtown Milwaukee has nothing going on, but whatever, it's infinitely cheaper than Chicago.

The bed was comfortable.  I paid with one of my Marriott vouchers, but I don't think I'd ever spend my own money to stay here unless it was the only option.

03/05/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
22. Tom H.
It's a simple hotel, located in downtown Milwaukee with access to a wide range of venues nearby.  The room was clean and comfortable and they offered free internet for a day.  We stayed here for a weekend wedding but the blocks sold out so we got a good military price.  No restaurant, and you have to pay $15 for the parking garage next door...bummer... but beggars can't be choosers when you got a much more pricier hotels nearby with just as less to offer but a good name.  Overall, if you need a place to crash for a night or a weekend, you could do worse.

18/06/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
23. Stephanie R.
We had a block of rooms for our wedding here in 2007, and recently returned for the first time since then.
This is a nice hotel, well-kept, and they have a parking deck right next door.
When we stayed in 2007 there was an on-site restaurant. This time it had been converted to an area where people can lounge, but no more restaurant. There is food available for purchase at a counter near check-in.

18/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
24. Joe M.
I love Marriott 99.9 percent of the time.  This was the .1 that I did not.  The hole was dirty. Hallways and my room was not the cleanest. I received bad info from the front desk guy on where to eat.  I did contact Marriott and they took care of the issue. That's why I have so many night with them. Great customer service and great brand. I will continue to stay at Marriott, just not this one

22/05/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
25. Erik n Deb J.
This is not a good Marriott, and frankly it isn't even a good Courtyard.  The public areas- lobby, cafe area- are nice and have been updated.  However, the guest rooms are shoddy and desperately in need of refurbishment.

Some of my complaints-

1.  No Platinum amenity offered.  Marriott platinum status may not mean much anymore, but the points, water bottles, etc, are a nice gesture.

2.  Sofa bed in the room was broken beyond repair.

3.  Feather-free room requested at booking thru Marriott directly and reiterated at check in- down pillows never removed.

4.  Three of the four drawers in the dresser were broken off their rails and couldn't be slid back on, so they fell out every time we opened them.

5.  Front desk staff acted as if they had no idea their rooms were in such bad shape, and offered little in the way of constructive assistance (pretty hard to move from two beds and a sofa bed to a king room when you have two kids!).

6.  Faucet in bathroom sink leaked every time it was used, meaning everything left on the miniature sink got soaked.

7.  Several outlets in the room were too loose to hold the prongs of a plug.

This place is seriously trashy.  Never again.  We heard from friends that the other Marriott family properties within blocks were much better- I suggest you book there.

15/10/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
26. Stefan L.
Rooms and the building itself are dated.  I've stayed at this property a total of 10 times.  Mainly due to work restrictions.  They do have a newer lobby though.

The new full-service Marriott down the street is definitely MUCH MUCH nicer.

The only reason I like this hotel is because it is connected to Grand Avenue Mall, which is pretty shady, but really convenient when you need something in a pinch.  Also because if you self-park ($18) you can truly enter/exit whenever you want.  The garage is connected to the building.

The full service Marriott only offers valet parking which always makes me feel obligated to tip the valet when they bring my car around.

Ever single bathroom I've ever had in this hotel seems dirty and not completely clean.  There are definitely permanent stains on the carpet and bathroom.

Free wifi, but it's very slow.

During "winter months" it about 90 seconds to two minutes for warm water to start from the faucets and shower.

29/10/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
27. Andrew B.
Decent location for walking distance to a number of conveniences, a bit easy to miss the parking garage if you don't know what you're looking for. No in & out parking option that I was made aware of, either, so if you plan on driving a lot, it could get pricey.

Bathroom in my king single room had some mildew or mold in corners of the shower/tub. The room has a ton of outlets however, a pleasant surprise after staying in a couple places recently where I had a hard time charging my phone and my laptop at the same time without unplugging a coffemaker or alarm clock.

Views on the backside of the building suck, as you are pretty much just overlooking the internal parking/loading area for the block. This includes the not so fantastic surprise of loud truck noises at 6 in the morning.

No free breakfast; the breakfast at the counter in the lobby is ok but on the pricey side for what you get. And the Starbucks coffee is nothing like real Starbucks coffee, but has enough caffeine in it to get you to some real brew.

15/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
28. Stephanie L.
I had a wonderful stay at the Courtyard Milwaukee Downtown.  A friend of mine was getting married and this was the hotel that she had a block at for her guests to stay.

Every day, we were greeted with very friendly staff at the front desk.  They answered all our questions about places to eat in town, and bars/pubs to hang out at.

Our room was nice, larger than I thought it would be.  The TV was a little bit old, but it worked just fine.  Didn't really have any complaints about the bathroom/shower/sink area.

The carpets were a little older looking, but that's why you wear shoes.  Free Wi-Fi in the room, which was nice.

The location is great, in the middle of everything.  Tons of bars and restaurants in the area, some within walking distance and others just a short cab ride.

Best part about the Courtyard Milwaukee Downtown's location?  There's a Dunkin' Donuts about 2 blocks away.  Enjoy!

31/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
29. Mike O.
The parking lot is kind of difficult/annoying to get to, so if you don't mind shelling out tips for the valet, the cost isn't any different than to do it yourself. I rarely saw more than one person behind the desk here, and when I checked in, there was a line of people waiting...and waiting...I wonder if they could plan ahead a little with reservations to help people out!

It's a pretty standard Courtyard Marriott. I had the misfortune of having not one but TWO light bulbs out in my room, and the next day, only one was replaced. The view from my room was the roof of one building, the side of another, and the parking lot. Not fun. I'm a "Silver Elite" member and requested a high room but didn't get one, and certainly didn't get a preferential view. Once when I called to get a wake up call, the lady at the front desk tried to be cute and play around and say I couldn't get a wake up call. I knew she was joking but after a 12-hour day of work on business travel, I don't need you to be cute. Just jot me in for a damn wake up call, ma'am, and let me go to sleep.

21/02/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
30. Will T.
1mbps "high speed" Internet makes this an unsuitable place for business travelers. Smells in the hallway and room dont help either

04/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
31. Damon R.
Guess who won another booking on Priceline! Yes yours truly!

A random night in Milwaukee i won a bid and got this hotel! Ive been here before. The upgrade to the lobby and eatery area in the hotel is evident through the door. This creates a wonderful ambiance in the lobby. Huge TVs also shine in the entrance. I was lucky to have a wonderful desk clerk who made my snowy and cold wintry night.

I followed the elevator to my room which had a view of Michigan Ave. I was able to see all of the cars get ticketed and towed because of our winter snow rules. The room was nice, modern linen and drapery.

I would make another check in sometime in the future.

Pros

Good Price
Modern
Location
Clean
Free WiFi

Cons

Parking
Cost (when events happen downtown)

15/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
32. Chris P.
We were pretty happy with our accommodations until we were leaving and saw a roach in the hallway outside our room.  We won't be going back.

23/11/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
33. Lauren K.
Good. Nothing to write home about. I stayed here for a work visit, and it served its function for that. I have stayed at nicer places, but it was definitely close to Wisconsin Avenue. I was bummed they didn't have a continental breakfast, but I did like the decor in the lobby and dining area.

Upstairs the hallways felt like they were freshly remodeled, and my room was very clean and nice. Overall, a nice experience in the rooms but I just felt like something was lacking in the lobby.

08/03/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
34. Cherie W.
Nice, clean Marriott property located close of 94, major highway. Large lobby laid out for multiple guests to have meetings, visit or hang out. Tip: ask for a room not against the shipping dock door the mail it's attached to. Woke at 5AM from garbage trucks delivering large metal garbage bins. Didn't appreciate that. The hotel has a bar and small eating area. Overall, I would stay here again.

06/03/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
35. Bruce K.
Stayed here a few nights and was not impressed. It has all the features of a Courtyard - the lobby, the bar, the restaurant, the exercise room, etc.

The room, however, was a bit of a let down. The bed was too soft, the room had a bit of a moist smell, the air conditioner was too loud, the window didn't open, the sink took forever to get hot water (though the shower was quick) and the fan in the toilet area was also loud. The free wifi was very slow in the evenings.

I won't choose this property again - the Fairfield two blocks away is refreshed recently and I like that one a ton more.

UPDATE: I received an email from the GM of the property apologizing for the room. "I am very sorry that we did not meet your expectation.  I had my engineer make sure that the items you had mentioned were addressed.  I understand our rooms are a little dated and we are addressing that by the end of the year."

22/06/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
36. Chris F.
I recently met a co-worker for a meeting here. That said, I did not stay and cannot comment on the rooms. Located across from a small park and on Michigan, this Marriott was a pleasant surprise. I expected a run-down hotel lobby. I was wrong. They sank some dough and added color and contemporary throughout the lobby. It was very quiet which I appreciated. The front desk was very friendly which always makes for a good first impression. The biggest asset was the cafe. From sandwiches, breakfast staples, and customizable coffee drinks one can quickly grab something in a hurry.  My only regret was to ask to see a room. I'm curious to see if it matched the flair of the lobby or if it would be a disappointment. Maybe next time.

04/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
37. Rohan D.
You can learn a lot about the customer service at a hotel by seeing them handle sudden crowds of people passing through who are not staying overnight.  On Labor Day, throngs of Milwaukee workers staging for the start of the annual parade tromp through here, and even though it was rainy and messy, the lobby was kept reasonably clean, the workers stayed friendly, and I got a nice cup of steaming hot coffee without much of a wait.

07/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
38. Shana M.
I booked this hotel on Priceline in one of those blind-option deep-discount lay ups.  We had a lovely view of the beautiful building across the street.  The room was clean.  The bed was comfy.  The elevator worked.  We parked on the street for free.  And they gave my boyfriend and I each a free beer because it was my birthday.  Free stuff for the win!  Tell 'em the birthday queen sent ya.

12/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0