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Ramada Milwaukee Downtown in Milwaukee, WI

Ramada Milwaukee Downtown in Milwaukee, WI


Ramada offers meaningful relaxation - an affordable, welcoming, and restorative experience.  All Ramada hotels offer free WiFi, free in-room coffee and are a part of Wyndham Rewards loyalty program.

Ramada Limited Hotel:
Offering high-quality accommodations at value prices. Guests will enjoy free continental breakfast and swimming pools at most locations.

Ramada Hotel:
High-quality, attractive accommodations for the mid-market traveler. Amenities include swimming pools at most locations, on-site restaurants or a-la-carte food service, plus business services, meeting rooms and fitness facilities.

Ramada Plaza Hotel:
Taking the Ramada experience one step further in terms of service and style. Designed for today's most discerning travelers, these full-service hotels are conveniently located near city centers and/or airports. Most Ramada Plaza hotels offer on-site restaurants and lounges, conference and banquet facilities, a business center and fitness facilities.


Company Info:

Rating: 1.38

Address: 633 West Michigan Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53203

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    Comments (42):

    1. maya s.
    Words can not express how foul this place is. When I called the front desk to see if they could go something about the abundance of spiders and insects in my room, they sent someone up without hesitation. I can only assume this is not an uncommon request.
    My friend's room also had no air conditioning and was one of the "remodeled rooms".
    I won't get into the rest. But, their security guard Nick clearly is in recovery. And god forbid you stumble into the hotel at 4 am and are a little noisy. This angry man will call the police on you without warning. I wouldn't stay here again even if they paid me.

    19/06/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    2. Happiness L.
    I read the reviews for this hotel before I booked, but it was the only hotel left downtown Milwaukee with space available.   The best...quite room and close to many places so it made it easy to get around.  The staff was very friendly and took great care of us as well.   As many others have stated, this place does need updating.  Also, there were no towels in the pool area.  The pictures of the pool are misleading...this is a small pool by the parking lot that overall is not very nice.  I actually decided not to go for a swim.  Other people might be ok with it, but it just wasn't my thing.  Fine place if it's the only choice, but other hotels in the area are much better.

    02/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    3. Bobby D.
    Went here nearly 10 years ago, Was actually a step below the nearby hotel. The pool WOULD be a plus, As of now. But it's at ground level. Yet will probably attract more, Since the other one obviously......

    Well, Yes the building is actually 2 years older than the nearby modern hotel.

    Otherwise, The rooms were not bad either.

    05/07/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    4. Dodd V.
    Wow.....I wish I could give this place less than 1 star but Yelp won't let me.

    This place is a dive.  The entire place from the hallways to the rooms is run down and dirty.  The only reason I am here is because Ramada is on my companies "preferred" hotel chain list.  

    The service has been less than acceptable, the place is filthy and the entire building is run down..  

    Stay away.................

    07/10/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    5. Andrea B.
    Stayed here in July for Summerfest with three other girl friends of mine. For one room with two beds, the price came to about $50 for each of us...considering we were going during a rather busy time and we are Downtown. All other hotels were booked, so this was pretty much our only choice.

    Well anyway. Not much to say. Overall, the whole hotel could use some remodeling. The elevators are old and smelly, and when we arrived on our hotel floor, there was a pile of dust and swept garbage right in front of the elevator. I didn't see any housekeeping or any sign that someone was going to clean it up, but I kept walking. Our room was nice enough: TV, dresser, two beds, etc. However, the sockets in the room were horrible! For whatever reason, my phone plug didn't stay in the sockets, so my phone couldn't charge correctly (and this is only for an iPhone, nothing crazy). the only one that worked was one by the closet.

    The pool is possibly the best feature and even then don't expect too much. It's an outdoor pool situated next to the parking lot (I love gas fumes, don't you?) and there is no hot tub. My friends and I enjoyed it because there was a giant pool party going on with young Summerfest fans and no one coming in to inspect what was happening (and really, when there are at least 30 20-somethings running in and out with alcohol, you know something is up). The towels that were provided seemed better suited as dish towels and mine had a tear in it. Oh well.

    The hotel beds suited our purpose of crashing on something after a night of dancing, singing, and having a good time. Although I don't trust hotel beds, at 3 am it just doesn't matter.

    The next morning, we decided to hit up the pool before we checked out. It seemed no one had bothered to restock the towels from the day before, as all we could find was a velvet blanket stuffed inside the cabinet (yes, even we were confused). We were the only ones there albeit from two elderly ladies chatting on some chairs nearby and even they left after several minutes. After some time, I had to use the restroom (they have some off the lobby which is nice) so off I went. Upon my return, I was locked out! I had to be let in from the inside. My friends explained that an employee came in with the pool key for us to use. They asked if we were even staying at the hotel in the first place (um duh?). They insisted that the pool doors remained locked "because they didn't want children to drown". Hello? Are you calling us children because WE ARE THE ONLY ONES HERE. What children are running off unsupervised and drowning in your pool? Has this happened before? We left soon afterwards.

    It was a good hotel for the last minute booking and for only one night, it doesn't matter. But if you can, try to stay at some of the other nearby hotels.

    17/08/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    6. Josh H.
    Forgot to read Yelp before I booked.  Big mistake. This place is a dump. I am paying $120 for a room.  Pillows had stains, many things are not refilled. Room does not look like it has been cleaned.
    Food at the Restaurant was AWFUL! After two bites I took the sandwich back and told them i was done. I have NEVER done that before.  My meal was expensed and i still did not pay for it. It made me feel sick.  Internet finally worked after many many tries...

    SAFETY? There is an armed security guard walking around outside = Sketch?

    DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!­!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!­!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Believe me you will thank me later.

    07/07/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    7. Steve W.
    This is the second worst place that I haver been in. I spend more time in hotels then I do at home. I stayed at this same dump last year so I knew to bring my own clean sheets. I wish my client would change were we stay. The lobby smelled like mold and so do the rooms.
    You can't charge anything to your room even if you put a card down for incdentals. I have never hear of that before.
    You might want bring towels to lay on the floor, we
    Hen you get out of the dirty stained bed it feels like walking on mud.

    I suggest to stay across the street at the Dubble Tree

    26/07/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    8. Tara A.
    Served it's purpose. We stayed here  while playing a show in Milwaukee, and it was the only available  place we could find since there was a big conference going on at the time. The sheets smelled a bit funky, the carpet was old and  bright red, and there were some stains in the bathroom. The beds, however, were very comfortable, and the location was great.
    We checked in late in the evening and slept well, but were unable to use the pool when we woke up in the morning- it did not open until 10am.  We were hoping for complimentary breakfast, but it was not included.

    28/07/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    9. Jenn C.
    I wish I could give 0 stars! The nastiest place I stayed at and we paid twice as much as other good hotels we've stayed in. They should have paid us for staying here! We got in late at night and all the surrounding hotels were sold out so we just needed a place to sleep. We almost left after we got in the room but had been driving across country so we roughed it until we ran out the next morning!
    I think they last remodeled the place in the 70's and they still use the same comforters. Hallway was smelly and dirty, room smelled worse. We tried to open the windows to get some new air in and of course they don't open and there was a good size spiderweb in the windowsill. And there was hair hanging from the blowdrier. No thank you! I can't believe that even exists.

    14/08/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    10. Laura K.
    Just don't. Uncomfortable chairs, dirty tables, overpriced mediocre hotel food, creepy bartender. It's not worth the convenience if you're a hotel guest.

    18/04/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    11. Sara R.
    We checked in early (check in is normally at 3) and they said our room was ready. I went up and the room was definitely not ready - it hadnt been cleaned yet! Bathroom towels everywhere, dirty cups, coffee pot full, trash cans full, bed not made etc. Gross - so went down to tell the front desk and she gave us a new room on the 6th floor (the old room was on the 2nd).

    We go to leave for the game and the elevators stopped working, so we had to take the stairs up and down 6 floors. After dropping off our stuff we went to go to the Brewers Game. There was a bus stop right by the hotel so we took that instead of a cab and saved about 20-30 bucks on cab fare.

    We then got back to the hotel and were soaked, so we ordered room service. The girl on the phone who took the order told me I had to pay when she dropped the food off. This was our 1st time ever doing room service, so we figured ok whatever. She comes and drops off the food, I pay and tip her and she leaves. In the AM we get our bill - which has the room AND the room service. I go down at 6am to talk to them and they needed to know what time it was at, what she looked like, what we ordered and if we got a receipt (which I didn't). They took it off our bill (i paid for it one way or another) and i believe the room service girl is going to get in trouble for stealing. The manager said "maybe she was bringing the payment down to the kitchen but never put it through." We both know that wasn't true and that he was trying to cover that his people steal.

    We checked out in the am and will never go back there!

    26/05/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    12. Jennie T.
    You pay for what you get. Between three women, the price came out to be approximately $40 per person. This is downtown after all.

    The Ramada Inn was certainly no Doubletree Hotel (down the street). They didn't provide us with a shuttle to and from the Pride Fest.

    When we first walked into the hotel, I thought it smelled moldy. Luckily our room didn't smell like that. The single room with the double beds was okay. We got a view of the parking. Not much to look at. The beds were fairly comfortable -- comfortable enough for me to pass out on after a fun and exhausting night anyway.

    The bathroom seemed clean enough. Oh, and I don't really understand why they use San Francisco bath products... this is Milwaukee, doesn't the city have its own bath products? And although I am from San Francisco, I don't like that particular brand of product -- the red dye of the packaging made the towels turn pink. The hotel provides you with one bar of bath soap and one bar of facial soap. I honestly don't know the difference but shouldn't they provide us a hand soap that we can use at the sink then?

    Anyway, there are plenty electrical outlets in the room -- easy for phone charing and whatnot.

    There was a door that connects you to the room next door. Uh. I've only seen this in movies. I never knew these things actually exists. Seems a bit unsafe to me though. I'm a paranoid person! I was a little afraid we might be murdered (though I didn't tell this little fear of mine to my friends because I didn't want to scare them).

    Also, they should probably secure the plastic bag over the trash cans... No one is going to be happy cleaning up a trash can full of vomit once that bag collapse inside it.

    14/06/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    13. Paul D.
    This place is a dump.  It hasn't been updated since the 80's.  The bar is so outdated that it is actually comical.  The chairs are all stained, the outlets don't work, the carpet is nasty.  The price is right, but I'd investigate other options.

    06/10/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    14. Robert H.
    Never again. Walls as thin as paper, dirty room, housekeeping skipped my room two out of four days, horrible front desk and restaurant service, and the list goes on. Not worth it at any price.

    18/03/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    15. Allison B.
    Needs serious updating!!!! Smells old and musty. The "workout room" is a joke and everyone checking in at the front desk can see you working out. Lots of stains on the walls in our room and on the door.  Close to action downtown but I would rather stay at Hilton or somewhere cleaner and cozier. Fake plants in lobby and wall paper is hideous. Will never stay here again

    21/12/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    16. Martius I.
    Updated after my actual stay.  Everything everyone complained about is true.  Decor is out of the '70s.  TVs are crappy.  None of this would be enough to be merit only one star, though, but these are:

    1. Not only are the TVs crappy, the reception is not only not hi-def but appears on many channels to be derived from rabbit ears.

    2. WiFi reception was terrible and often non-existent in my room.  Forget streaming a video; I often couldn't even read articles.

    3. You can't control the temperature in your own room.  Repeat:  YOU CANNOT CONTROL THE TEMPERATURE IN YOUR ROOM.

    I got ripped off.  My own stupid fault.


    Have a reservation for tomorrow and just called with some questions in advance.  The guy who answered the phone was such an unprofessional prick that I'm already dreading this vacation.  Can't imagine that all the horrible reviews aren't true.  Blech.

    24/05/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    17. Amanda N.
    Stayed here for the weekend while in town for a wedding. A block of rooms was supposed to have been reserved specifically for the wedding guests but we were separated (by floors) from everyone else.

    After paying $25 for two days worth of parking, the bride's grandmother's vehicle was broken into and items were stollen. The vehicle was parked at the front of the building too, in a handicap parking spot ~ no security whatsoever!

    The wait staff at the restaurant were wonderful but the cook (while wearing his cooking attire) attempted to bum a cigarrette in the parking lot. Wow!

    The food in the restaurant was fine but the drinks were outrageously priced (including coffee and water) ~$60 for an unremarkable bacon/egg breakfast for 4. No coffee (a basic necessity) available on site without pitching a fit for it. The free, do-it-yourself coffee in the room was pitiful and not fit for human consumption.

    The carpeting in the hallways was torn and ragged here and there and the whole place needed a fresh paint job. The pool is an outdoors one and was drained while we were there. Some of the equipment didn't work properly in the gym and the bathrooms in all the rooms smelled perpetually of raw sewage.  

    If we had it to do over we definitely would have stayed elsewhere.

    29/09/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    18. Kitty T.
    This place is yucky.  I wish I could find something nice to write since my mom always told me that if I could find nothing nice to say, I should say nothing at all.  
    Well...this needs to be said.

    Upon arrival, we were given a room with one king sized bed.  For four people.  There was nothing remarkably bad about this room, other than the fact that there was no way we were all squeezing into that bed together.  When we went to the lobby to let them know about the mistake, my friend was given a curt "well, you're lucky this isn't a busy weekend, we have rooms available that fit your needs."  as if SHE had made the mistake and booked the wrong room.  I was there when she booked.  She didn't book the wrong one.  

    When we arrived at room #2 it was STINKY. Mildew and cigarette smoke (non smoking room; we do not smoke) were the prevailing odors, but there was also a stale beer smell.  The carpet was bunchy and threadbare, as were the comforters.

    With no time to have to switch rooms AGAIN, we left the room for the show we were going to see.  

    Literally five minutes after we returned, a male staff member pounded on our door and rudely yelled at my husband that we had had noise complaints about our room all night and were told that we would have to leave if there were any more.  


    We hadn't even BEEN there all night! We had JUST come back, and not only were we not loud at all, but my friend and her boyfriend were already in bed, and my husband and I were quickly heading that way.  My husband mentioned this to the rude man, but there was no hint of an apology coming.  He simply left.  Upon discussing this later, we wondered whether there might have been some profiling going on...

    For the record, the hotel is a party hotel.  It was loud. It was NOT us, but it was loud.  I would never recommend this place to anyone.  We immediately cancelled the second night of our stay and moved to the Marriott, where, for the record, no one was rude to us at all.  Find somewhere else.  There is a reason this place is cheap.

    13/02/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    19. Bill M.
    Hands down, the worst hotel experience I've had in 20 years. Front desk people were friendly, but that's where it ended. Parking sucks. Elevator must have been one of the first ever built. Hallway smelled like old people...really old people. The room...where do I start? Tiny bathroom came complete with hair in tub. Bed so old and soft I sank in it. While climbing out, noticed the long black hair under the covers and the dried blood on the comforter. The tv was small, and so low to the ground I couldn't hardly see it from the bed. Was going to prop it up a little higher, but it was bolted down. Don't even have expanded basic cable! Seriously? No fridge, no microwave...something I'd expect when staying in downtown anywhere. No problem, I'll burn some time swimming in the outdoor pool in January in Wisconsin...guess not. Oh, did I mention the name "Joe" carved into the ceiling of my room? Ok, I honestly don't need all that fancy stuff because I'm an easy keeper, but this place was completely ridiculous. Went to grab a cup of coffee on the way out to my conference...but guess what? No coffee in the lobby on 2 of the 3 days I stayed here. Stay clear of this place.

    24/01/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    20. Teah H.
    Stayed here Friday night after a concert.  Very easy to get on and off the interstate.  The hotel is in walking distance to the BMO Bradley Center, and very easy to find!  Also, there is a 24 hour dunkin donut right down the street.  The room was clean and beds were comfortable.  Free wi-fi.  Free parking in front of hotel and large lot in the back.  Only one entrance to the hotel though, which was the front lobby.

    Good and cheap place to stay downtown.  Nothing fancy and the hotel does show it's age.

    16/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    21. lttlod i.
    Oh gosh, I won't be staying here again. Stains on pillows and hairs on the sheets, not from the head mind you (gross).  Bathroom looked fine but there was a noxema pad someone had left behind that was there when we left after 3 nights so that tells you they don't really actually clean anything.
    Beds were like quicksand and uncomfortable that may be a personal preference however.

    *This one is important: My friend and I were in the city doing a triathalon and had our expensive bikes in the room.  After the second day staying there after the cleaning crew came, we came back to our room and the door was not closed all the way!!!!! So for hours our room was not secure and anyone could have walked in there and made off with very nice bikes. That's just unacceptable.

    On top of it all there were super sketchy people staying there.  I loved the city but my stay at this hotel took away from some of the overall experience. I've never stayed in such a sketchy place and that includes a youth hostel in Europe...just sayin.  Spend the extra and stay in the doubletree across the street.

    29/12/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    22. Stephanie C.
    This hotel was disgusting! The room was really dirty, there was no water in the pool and the woman who checked us in was totally rude. I will give it two stars instead of 1 for free parking.

    05/07/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    23. Cala T.
    My boyfriend and I stayed  here this week and it was definitely not worth the money. I paid almost $300 for two nights in a room that sucked. There wasn t any lotions in the bathrooms, the cleaning staff did not clean the rooms thoroughly, there wasn't any tissue on the roll, the tvs are out dated, the remote didn't work, and there wasnt continental breakfast. The rooms did not have a microwave or refrigerator and the pool area is horrible.DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS PLACE! The prices are a rip off.

    15/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    24. Jason S.
    This place needs a serious upgrade.  The carpets in the rooms were from the 70's.  Our bath tub didn't drain and had hair all over it.  Not to mention the mold also. Behind our toilet was a needle and a pill.  On top of all of this no free breakfast?!?  They charged $8.00 for powder eggs and leather bacon.   Only positive I can say that the employees are very kind and helpful.

    24/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    25. Chuck T.
    One star is too much. Like all ramada inns, this one is old, barely maintained and woefully dated. The only reason I stayed is because they were the only opening within my corp allowance. Some have stated the area is sketchy. I wouldn't say sketchy so much as depressed. There are a lot of high end restaurants within a few blocks but there are also pan handlers, the occasional bumb peering on a wall.  Once the restaurants close for the night maybe, once they pull out it will be. Go north or to the other side of the river for a better choice.  

    On to the hotel, it's circa 1972 and nothing has been changed, barely maintained. It's basically in a sorry rundown state, really needing a total remodel from top to bottom. The walls are paper thin, the highway right outside is loud! Loud as in you'd think the windows were open.

    A big no for me was that my room card died and they re-keyed it with out asking for id.

    23/10/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    26. Michael S.
    This place is really bad!! We usually stay at Milwaukee's Intercontinental for about $175 and it's GORGEOUS! But the whole city was sold out for some festival, and this was the only hotel that had rooms - and the room was about   $130 - and I would rate this property a 1 or 2 star hotel at best.

    We arrived and the room was very run and dingy. There was a few stray hairs in the tub, the maid must have missed, the bottom of the shower curtain was mildewed and shower handle did not work very well, and actually broke the day we left.

    The windows were bad and did not shut properly.
    The walls were dingy and wallpaper starting to curl
    the artwork was from the 80's I would guess - and faded
    Carpet dirty - wall moudling dirty - vents filthy - God knows what I breathed in!

    One of the comforters had a couple yellow stains on it
    We did not sleep in that bed!

    For $130 - I expected a lot more -  If this would have been $80-90 - It would make sense. After the first couple hours after check in - we were talking with some other guests, who had the same problems, they demanded they be switched to another room - and the other room was about the same.  So I would guess the whole hotel is in bad shape.

    The difference though between  130 at Ramada and $175 at Intercontinental is NIGHT AND DAY.

    29/07/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    27. Tony D.
    This Ramada was a run down--that I didn't mind too much.

    What I didn't like was the following:

    1) On the first night of our stay, our next door neighbors decided to smoke weed at 11pm.  

    I went down to the front desk to complain.  (This hotel is supposed to be a non smoking building.)  So, the maintenance guy goes to our room to check it out and he also smells it coming from the room next door.

    They were good about moving us to another room; however, being that it was so late at night,  I asked Linda--the person at the front desk--if she can compensate us.  She was dismissive and did not even consider my concern.  She didn't consider how it was an inconvenience for us that it was late at night, the stench of weed was keeping us up, and that we had to pack all out stuff to switch rooms. So after we moved all my stuff from one room to the next,  I asked to speak with her manager--Pena.  He was gone for the night, so I spoke to Linda.  I was vocal about how disappointed and frustrated about how she was handling the situation.  What I would have liked to see her do was follow through with the non smoking policy and confront those fools smoking weed and fine them!

    2) The toilet in the room that we moved to was leaking water every time we flushed it. On top of that, what was leaking was water and this crud coming from the seat.  We asked house keeping the following morning if they could notify maintenance.  The person who "fixed" the toilet placed some caulk around the perimeter of the toilet, which fixed the problem temporarily, but after the next few days, it leaked again.

    3) The food at the hotel suuuuuucked!  I happened to be in the area for a triathlon event so the hotel provided us with coupons for free breakfast...and it was still not worth it!  The first day I got breakfast, the scrambled eggs, bacon, and hash browns were oil-filled.  The next day I had breakfast, the pancakes were undercooked.  I took two bites of the pancake and showed the waitress that the pancakes were undercooked, she gladly took the pancakes back and the chef made me another plate--only this time to over coin the pancakes.

    4). They overcharged me upon check out.

    I compared my confirmation of my hotel booking  from bookings.com and the price that they charged me.  Derek and Dawn said that it was because of taxes that there was a discrepancy.  I asked for an itemized receipt and Dawn got flustered.  Dude, I was asking nicely.  We got the bill straightened out.

    I was glad to leave this joint.

    13/08/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    28. Emily R.
    The prices are ridiculous for what you get. We had 2 rooms during our stay, both of which were dingy and didn't feel very clean. The reason we had to switch rooms is that the AC didn't work in our first room. In the middle of August. On the 7th floor. We did call maintenance and they brought us fans since they couldn't fix it until the next day. We came back from a long, hot day of sightseeing only to still have no AC. They did switch us, but there was not a lot of apologizing for the inconvenience or even helping us move our luggage. And we paid almost $200 a night! For the price I expect better than raggedy towels and dirty carpet. I asked to speak with a manager twice (very politely) and got told he was not working both times. This was a Saturday evening (6pm) and Sunday morning (at checkout, 11am). We left our contact information for him, and he has yet to call us. What kind of hotel doesn't have a manager working on the weekends? A hotel that's trying to take a lot of your money for very little in return.

    Only perks: free parking during your stay, the restaurant waitstaff were incredibly nice, and it's in a good central location to breweries.

    I would NOT recommend to anyone who doesn't want to get ripped off.

    18/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    29. Victoria C.
    Housekeeping has some stuff to work on but the other staff does a great job. They were so nice and helpful when we checked in and when we switched rooms.

    19/06/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    30. Damon R.
    I just so happen to win a bid on priceline and this was the hotel that i got. Then i read the reviews about this hotel... Geesh! I must say that i was really worried!

    Im wondering is there a conspiracy to bring this hotel down or something? The reviews set me up for something that NEVER happened! The hotel was not dirty..there were no stains...no musty smells.. or any dirty linen.

    With that being said... I was able to check in early, something that other hotels do not do. The check in process was easy breezy. I got my key card got up to the room and that was it. I was a little disappointed that i had two double beds. Again, this was not something that was over the top unacceptable. I was also dissappointed that i had no-flat screen tv....again this was not something that was over the top unacceptable.

    The linen and the drapery were a little circa 1995 but did i get a room to stare at the drapes and the linen? NO! The location for the hotel is prime! Its right off of Wisconsin street where there are a lot of options to do things that are within walking distance.

    Would i stay here again? Yes for the price i got on priceline........hell yea! If i had the extra money would i upgrade?...hell yea! Seriously, the hotel was ok. Not something that would blow your mind or anything. But it works. If your looking for art-mod upscale go to alot... looking for romantic and a great place to eat go to the phister...... if not and you want value... stop here at the Ramada.

    10/04/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    31. Danielle S.
    This place is a piece. It is so outdated, dirty, and overall uncomfortable. When we walked in I thought it would be so bad (besides the fact that we couldn't find parking). But then we met the ever so unfriendly front desk person, and everything after that just sucked.

    When we walked into the room, we did notice that it was small, and that the beds we tiny as well. Then as I looked around, I noticed more and more. The thermostat looked like it was from the 70's, one of the bathroom lights was out, the wallpaper was peeling off the walls, the carpet looked very dirty, there was some crap on the ceiling, and the coffee maker was probably from the 50's. The elevator buttons didn't even light up. Did the TV work? Yes. That was about the only good thing.

    It's a cheap stay, but if I had to stay longer than one night I would have left.

    17/06/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    32. Christine D.
    I read the reviews.  I wasn't expecting a 5 star hotel.  I didn't get one, and I was ok with that.  A tear in a towel... oh well.  Not the prettiest room, I was ok with that too.  AC in the room doesn't really adjust, ok fine.  It was a decent price for downtown Milwaukee and I am not that picky.

    I was a little miffed last night when I told the kids we had 30 minutes to swim and we had to stand in line for 10 of those minutes to get a key to the pool.  They have a physical key to the door to the pool, NOT your room key.  You have to check it out at the front desk.  I assumed standing there in swim suits would mean that they would just reach over to hand us a key and ask our room number.  Not the case, they completely ignored us and made us stand in line on a Friday night with all of the guests arriving for the weekend.

    What has prompted me to write this review happened today though.  We got up at 8:30 and put up the DO NOT DISTURB sign from 8:30-9:30am.  When we left at 9:45am, the maid was in our hallway and we waved goodbye to her.  We arrived back to our hotel at 8:00 pm to find that maid service had not come in our room.  When I called to let the front desk know, they said it was my fault.  They stated that if a maid sees a DO NOT DISTURB sign on the door she crosses that room off the list and never goes back to it.  I have NEVER, in 25 years of going to hotels, heard of a policy like this.  The front desk manager was rude to me when I stated that this policy didn't seem right.  No apology.  NONE.  Just attitude.  

    Like I said, I am not very picky but I will not stay here again.

    14/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    33. Melanie B.
    Very very very run down.  And everything is circa 1980 at best!!!  This pretty much sums it up!!   Carpet in bad shape and stained badly, low 8' popcorn ceilings, old school dirty wallpaper,  etc....  Would only recommend this place of it was sooo cheap and you simply need a place to sleep.  I was here for a work conference and I can not believe this was on the hotel list for for conference!!

    10/03/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    34. Brianna M.
    I tried to like this hotel. Between the paper thin walls keeping me awake in the middle of the night and the thermostat not working (kept the temp at 55 degrees and it constantly felt like no cooler than 90) I thought I could handle it. That was until, of course, I awoke in the middle of the night to a bed bug crawling across my pillow. Only to find a couple more before we left. And soon everything else about the hotel that I had just sweated off, became a much bigger deal

    22/02/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    35. Ryan G.
    I wanted a hotel that had a Heated pool, air conditioning and you Expedia gave me the Ramada Inn on michigan ave, in Milwaukee,wis
    And it was the worse hotel I've ever been in, the pool was never heated and the front desk just sat there and treated me like crap, and then my room never had any cold air and when I callee the front desk to complain, they sent me a fan, and that's it. I requested a refund for that night and all they did was fight with me not to give me a refund, No sorry no nothing.
    They never gave me a real manager, it was always John Pena, who was supposedly an operations manager who couldn't operate shit!!!
    Also there free WiFi is shit, you only get 1 bar, and it's not the one on your iPad, it was the one downstairs when you wanted a beer.!!
    I would save your money and never ever think about walking in thus hotel ever

    They are lucky to even get 1 stupid star from me, they font even deserve any.
    But what hoes up must cone down, they might not give me back my refund for the worse night stay ever, but they will lose customers like crazy when I send this to my chief editor for the Chicago SunTimes
    They will close down for sure and another hotel chain will run them down.
    Just look at all the other negative reviews these people got

    08/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    36. Annie D.
    I don't often drop the one-stars, but wow is this hotel terrible.

    My friends were kinda stuck booking their wedding block here because of a big event going on in town (all the other hotels were booked or had raised their prices sky high for that weekend). I just want to be clear (in case they happen to read this review) that I love them and their wedding weekend was wonderful. This beef is strictly between me and the Ramada.

    It's so rundown and dingy. Here's one example. We stepped off the elevator on our floor after checking in and the hallway was rife with the smell of onions. I cannot imagine why (and don't really want to), but it was Cebolla City. Another example. I went to wash my hands when we arrived and discovered a bunch of our towels were stained. Clean (I assume), but permanently stained.

    The only saving graces are that the staff was OK, the location is convenient and the parking is free. However, that did not even start to make up for the laundry list of other ills. And for the $150/night they were charging? Robbery.

    06/09/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    37. Andrew F.
    It seems unfair to give this hotel only one star because I usually reserve one star for hotels that really deserve zero stars.  Anyway this place looks like it was last renovated in the early 1990s and not renovated very well. The elevators are tiny and cramped, the room door locks don't seem to work right.  The carpet in my room was really not in very good condition, it just seemed kind of grungy. The furniture however was even worse. For those complain that the AC didn't work, if you come here when the weather is cold the heat doesn't work either!  If I actually had to be downtown I would say the location is probably worth it for the money.  If I was by myself that is, I would never bring my family here.  Parking around the hotel is ample in their parking lot, which always makes me wonder... It seems these days that anywhere where parking is too easy is not very desirable.
    In my room was a plaque that said that they do weddings, I cannot imagine having a wedding here.  
    The staff seem very polite and friendly.  No complaints there. Even pointed me in the right direction and I needed some hair gel.

    02/10/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    38. Ben B.
    It gets the job done.  It's outdated, but somewhat centrally located.  For the price, we'd be back.  Plus the staff was fun and helpful!

    15/09/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    39. Sharon D.
    Ramada Inn downtown Milwaukee is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in.  Room was dirty and had a very musty smell.  If there had been another option I would have moved to another hotel.

    19/05/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    40. Cheryl R.
    I stayed here during Anime Milwaukee at the Wisconsin center. I would have preferred to stay at the Hyatt, like everyone else. But they were all booked, and Ramada was the next best thing. Or so I thought.

    I made my reservation on line a month in advance for a room with one king size bed. Never got a conformation email.

    When I got to the hotel, they couldn't find my reservation. They almost didn't let me stay. But they had one room left, and they were going to offer me it at the convention discount rate. Which apparently went from being $99 online to $145 in person.

    When we got to the room, we were stuck with a two queen bed room. But thats not all that was screwed up. Half of our lamps wouldn't work. Two would not turn on, and one wouldn't stay plugged into the outlet. Their tiny television was also too dark, and there was no menu to adjust it on the remote or TV. My ps3 couldn't connect to their wifi, in which their WiFi actually caused my ps3 to freeze and not work properly.

    There was no microwave or mini fridge, like most hotels have, but there was a coffee pot. When we tried to heat up water in it to make ramen, the damn thing leaked everywhere. Water was getting everywhere but the pot.

    Sleeping at night was also hell. Their "queen size" beds are tiny, and horrible for sharing with another person. They were also quite uncomfortable. Plus, the room got really, really dry, and all of us woke up with badly sore throats.

    I honestly would not recommend this hotel to anyone. The only good thing about it was the staff was decently friendly. Other than that, it was the worst experience ever.

    16/02/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    41. Tonya F.
    I had to take a test close by and was greeted with sexual comments from the desk clerk and found bodily fluids in my room that were from a previous guest.  I went to tell the desk clerk of my situation and he looked at me like it was my fault.  He didn't suggest a remedy to the issue until I started walking away. There was feces on my bed, blood on the tissue box, mold in the shower, and random unexplainable stains on the carpet and walls in the hallway and my room. Even for $100, definitely not worth it.

    I got to deal with the manager ((John Pena) after a few emails to the establishment and he was great up to the point of getting a refund.  I was given an initial refund for the room but then a week later I was charged again.  I tried calling and emailing and he never responded.  It has been 3 weeks and I'm still waiting for his response.  

    Poor customer service, dirty, and outdated.

    18/05/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    42. Sean G.
    This place is pretty depressing. Stayed here for a Bulls/Bucks game - we chose this hotel for the price and location. It's definitely the cheapest place to stay near downtown Milwaukee, so it gets points for that. Also, free parking is good - the Ramada is walkable distance from the lake and downtown, so you can leave your car here and get around by foot.

    Our room was small and badly outdated. Another reviewer said something about the decor being "very 1995." That's an understatement. This stuff was outdated in 1995. Also, WiFi didn't work.

    The room was clean, so no gripes there. When brushing my teeth the sink backed up with water pretty quickly. Also, not much ventilation in the room. Stuffy air and dim lighting... kinda made me feel like I was paying $130 to stay in a basement.

    My recommendation is to book earlier and pay $50 extra to stay somewhere nicer. Milwaukee's hotels tend to book up quickly when big events bring a bunch of people to town, so don't hesitate or you'll end up here.

    28/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0