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Ramada Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel and Conference Center in Milwaukee, WI

Ramada Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel and Conference Center 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: 1.74

Address: 6331 S. 13th St., Milwaukee, WI, 53221

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    Comments (19):

    1. matt b.
    So so hotel,the lobby looks updated and is nice and Hooligan's seems like a nice restaurant although we only had the complementary guest breakfast which is nice that they offer that.The rooms are just ok and we had to move to another room because the light in the bathroom was out and they didn't have a maintenance person in to change it,the hallways we're annoyingly bright and looked like a old skyscraper's long corridors or something.It does have the pro's of it being close to Gen. Mitchell Int'l Airport and the staff all seemed like nice people but I think there is better.

    01/08/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    2. Enna B.
    got it on Priceline.  Ditto guy with mildew smell.  Quite the surprise to open the window for air (yeah, it opens!) but surprised to overlook banquet facility (oh, bummer).  Free breakfast OK.  Not the worst, not the best.

    21/08/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    3. Tom K.
    We got this hotel through Priceline (and didn't buy the cancellation insurance), so we decided to stick it out. The lobby was nice and the pool area is very nice (big pool, lots of fitness equipment). The halls and the  room, though, border on disgusting. I'm no prude about that kind of thing, but the carpet is more stained than not, and there isn't a surface in the room that didn't have some spot of mystery sticky on it. My feet stick to the floor in front of the front door.

    I'm sitting at the desk now, and thanks to the light behind me I can also see a spray of sticky on the wall. The wall. I think someone had a soda fight in here before us. Possibly the maids.

    I will say that the toilet was spotlessly clean, but we didn't feel like eating in there.

    We probably should have changed rooms, but our daughter was content, it's just for one night, and we figured the same maid that didn't clean this room probably did a similarly vigorous lack of cleaning in the others, too. So lesson learned -- no Ramada for us again.

    06/04/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    4. Bret G.
    We would have gone with 0 stars if that was available. Horrible experience. There were stains on the bed sheets, hairs in the shower, crumbs on the chair. The air conditioner made a ton of noise but didn't cool the room. The pictures on their site don't represent the hotel - they have a beautiful lobby but the hallways look like a mental institution and they obviously don't clean the rooms. The staff was very friendly, which I guess is worth the 1 star, but the owners don't seem to care and don't put any money into this place. There are lots of choices around the Milwaukee airport - choose another one!

    22/05/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    5. Bee C.
    Stayed here during my 'getaway' priceline adventure, even after reading reviews mentioning 'gas/mildew smells' I decided to get it because the pictures looked promising. I had called to confirm my reservation but front desk couldn't find it, when I showed up the manager comp'd my 1st night and discounted the remaining nights!  The only 'smell' was that of natural gas because of the restaurant in the hotel, but that was only in the lobby.
     Overall, I was happy with my room, the soap, shampoo/conditioner smelled amazing (I didn't use Shampoo or conditioner, but it still smelled great), it has a sleep number bed! Folks, the commercials don't lie! It really was a great night's sleep. The heater was kind of tricky, I set it at 72 then couldn't get it to cool down... On my last day of staying there, I opened the 'black out' curtains to snow! It was snowing!!!! Woohoo!
     P.S. checkout time is normally 11am, but the night before i had to check out,  i called front desk and spoke to MARK and he was able to push my checkout time to 2pm! how awesome is THAT?!

    30/01/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    6. Nikol C.
    This is just a run of the mill hotel by the airport but it does have a decent pool with a workout room in the same space so you can work out while the kids swim and you can still see eachother

    Mostly this is a cheap wedding local so if there is no event you will have the place to yourself

    The restaurant is good. Comped breakfast with eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, oj and coffee comes with your room and kids eat free

    Carpets are stained and hallways do not smell fresh but staff is accommodating and we got a free rollaway bed just for asking

    If you are visiting family for the holidays this is a cheap way to get that done

    23/02/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    7. Lew S.
    Staff was rude at check in. Free Internet is slow and goes down frequently. This is a true dive. Had to use my iPhone to do this review because the Internet connection wouldn't stay up.

    10/08/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    8. Jasmine S.
    Went recently to their bar... Big and clean and also empty! Not sure as to why it would be empty given that it has ready customers staying at hotel.  Had some massive nachos that were impressive. Not much food selection at all and some things are pricey. The bartender who served me had a bad attitude and seemed to rather text and watch tv rather than wait on anyone. Drinks and food were slammed down in front of me. I did report this to manager and sounded like bartender does this quite often. Not willing to go back for the free drink offer that manager extended to me.

    29/01/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    9. Nichole M.
    The lobby, restaurant, pool and workout facility all seem pretty nice and upgraded.  The rooms, however, are not all that wonderful.

    It just didn't feel that clean.  The carpet felt strange and the couch/chair thingy in the room looked dingy.  The room wasn't too too expensive, so I guess...you get what you pay for?

    It was nice that you get breakfast and drink tickets with your room and like I said, the amenities seemed really nice.  So, keep the prices down or update the rooms a little.  That is my suggestion.

    28/06/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    10. Sarah M.
    The lobby and the hallways smelled strongly of natural gas. When I spoke to the woman at the desk, she was weird and defensive and said, "Yes, there was a leak tonight, don't worry about it." When, still concerned because the smell was not dissipating, we talked to her again, she was rude and short with us.

    I do know this -- that there was a gas leak earlier in the week that required the gas company to be called, and that there was ANOTHER gas leak 4 days later -- when we arrived -- that they had the maintenance man "fix."

    We did not feel safe staying here, but it was 11pm at night and our room did not smell like gas and we had to get up for a 4am flight, so we just went to bed and tried to get the sleep that we could. In the morning, the hallways and lobby still smelled like natural gas.

    I would never, ever stay here again. I have also scratched Ramadas off my list permanently, as well.

    27/12/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    11. Karl C.
    My experience here bordered on the comical.

    It all began with the hotel's general voicemail proclaiming that it was "home to the nationally-recognized restaurant chain, Houlihan's." If you can't hang your hat on Houlihan's, darn tootin', what else can you be proud of?

    I walked into this Ramada's lobby area and was pleasantly surprised by the decor. It looked like a Ramada with a facelift and I was very pleased, seeing as though I was on the southside of Milwaukee, near its airport.

    I check in at the front desk and they direct me to my room. As I enter the hallway, I get a whiff of an unpleasant smell. I chose to ignore it.

    When I broke the threshold into my hotel room, my strength broke down. It was as if the air were completely coated in mildew. The floor had discolorations everywhere, the easy chair was actually moist to the touch, and the sheets were visibly dirty. When I tried to open the window for some air, I found that the "window" actually pointed into their banquet hall where a dozen men were milling around moving chairs and such.

    I bite the bullet for twenty minutes, change and run up to a friend's room only to find that his room was soaked with the mildew scent too, albeit not as strongly as mine.

    "Dude, all of the rooms smell like this. I already changed rooms. It's horrible."

    I decide to suck it up, attended a wedding and let my girlfriend make the final call. Sure enough, as soon as my girlfriend walked into the room later that night, she immediately said "no."

    We went to the front desk to complain and the employee goes "it smells weird? Now, did it smell like cat urine? Because we've been having that problem lately..."

    What? With cats spraying their urine all over the hotel walls?

    Unfortunately, the Ramada was out of extra rooms. We high-tailed it to the hotel across the street and it was truly the best decision of the summer.

    So if your wedding party books a block of rooms here, do yourself a favor and walk across the street to the Comfort Inn. You can thank me later.

    16/08/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    12. Rachel S.
    This is the worst hotel I've ever stayed at!! We waited in line for 25 minutes for the lady to check a whopping TWO people in!! Then! Oooh then, she told us "breakfast is included. Go to your room, then come back and I'll give you the coupons later" we had to come back and wait AGAIN  for 30 minutes!! Then we told her that we didn't like our room, she said "you get what you pay for".... Umm, is the manager supposed to tell us that?! Sandy needs to get fired!! Oh my God!! Never ever ever ever stay here folks!!

    25/06/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    13. James O.
    If I could make any lower rating, I would. I found this hotel on Kayak. Needed a double room since I was traveling with my three kids. Was excited because the pool looked good.

    First, was ignored at check-in with three people working the counter. Not a "will be with you in a minute," but simply ignored. In fact, someone cut in front of me to get a question answered, which they were quick to answer.

    Then found out that the pool area had no towels despite what the hotel manual said. Desk was informed. No towels arrived. Pool was decent and warm.

    The kicker is all two double bed rooms face in towards their atrium. All king and queen bed rooms face outside. When traveling with three kids, two double beds are way to go. Except what sense does it make with a wedding reception in the atrium and loud music going until midnight. I talked to the desk about it earlier in the day, and again at 8:30 at night. No alternate accommodation was offered. Nothing. Just a "sorry."

    30/08/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    14. Mike T.
    I travel quite often so a comfortable bed is often my main priority. Upon booking, this location advertised Sleep Number beds. I was pretty much sold. When first walking into this hotel, everything looks alright. As soon as you walk into your room, you'll smell nothing but bad stench. AC is dripping wet and soaking the carpet. Wifi hardly works. If you're going to park on-site, park near the front. Back two doors don't work and you'll have to walk all the way around just to get to your room. After a long day, you might want a nice cold drink. You might need ice but for some reason, every ice machine here is broken. As for the beds, nothing works. My bed didn't have a remote therefore the top was hard as concrete. I had to resort to sleeping on the floor on top of pillows. After asking the front desk about the bed, I was informed that all Sleep Number beds were disabled and that they were set to mid-Comfort zones. If I wanted to sleep on concrete, i would've walked out to the parking lot.

    05/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    15. Elaine H.
    This hotel had everything we could ask for. The proximity to the airport without the excessive noise, shuttle service, great price and great service!
    The Buck and Brew Restaurant was the icing on the cake! At Happy Hour my husband had a humongous cheeseburger for $6 .95 his fries were perfectly fried crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The well drinks were 2 for the price of one.
    My vegetable ravioli with mushrooms and sherry cream sauce was heavenly.
    We will definitely be back next time we come to Milwaukee.

    31/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    16. Jo B.
    Upon walking in to the hotel, I was mildly impressed. Everything was decorated nicely, the front desk was nice, if not abut flakey. When it came time to use the room I was disappointed. The bathroom is so small the door gets stuck on the toilet, and the sink constantly drips. The bed felt like I slept on a box spring. I may have fared better on the floor.

    There was also a dance competition downstairs, which was fun seeing all the women walking around in costumes, but not so fun when the couples were walking back and forth to their rooms, which you could hear via the one inch gap under the door.

    Not worth my money at all.

    02/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    17. Lewis W.
    My band got three rooms here through Priceline. While the price was on the high side of acceptable, the experience was dreadful. Sometimes you win with Priceline, but other times you lose big.

    When we tried to check in at 4 p.m., well past the normal check-in time, only two rooms were available. The staffer at the front desk said the room had been cleaned but hadn't been cleared in the hotel's system, so she couldn't give my bandmate his key. Outrageous!

    We walked what seemed like miles to my room where we waited for his key. Upon opening the door, we were hit with a foul smell like rotten fruit that we assumed was some sort of chemical sprayed to "clean" the room. My wife called the front desk to complain and was told all the rooms smell like that.

    The room itself was dark and dingy, with stains on the furniture and a damp feel. One electrical outlet didn't work at all, there was no refrigerator, and the bathroom floor felt kind of sticky. Don't go barefoot!

    Even if it had been clean and functional, though, the room would still have been depressing. The only window opened out onto a drab banquet room of some sort - can't wait for the sad wedding reception to start later this evening because I'm certain the single-pane glass will keep all that excitement at bay.

    This hotel is deceptive, and that probably makes the whole experience even more miserable. The lobby's nice but the rest of the establishment has all the ambiance of a flophouse, just "freshened up" with some chemical fog.

    Throughout our many conversations with the front desk, Ramada staffers were generally polite but unenthusiastic. Who can blame them? They work in a dump. I bet when their friends and family come to town, they recommend Comfort Suites across the street (which is great, BTW - we got rooms there earlier on the tour, when the Priceline gods were smiling upon us).

    As of 5:15 p.m., my bandmate still hasn't gotten his room - or an apology. We haven't worked up nerve to check for bedbugs yet, but we're off to soundcheck.

    08/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    18. Felicia E.
    What is going on at this hotel!!?? We stayed here once before and it was... ok. We came from out of town to visit family. Traveling with kids and we booked one room with 2 beds. I called ahead and talked to a man seems nice but he said the restaurant is down and we can eat at the restaurant at the hotel next door. Really? I told him that we didn't want dinner but breakfast. He said there was a menu at the front desk. Ok I guess so. I worked at a hotel and can understand the Holiday will need to give the team a break. As I said before the man seemed nice over the phone.
    We arrive to the hotel and the women at the desk looked like she didn't want to be there. NO WELCOME, NO SMILE. The girl at the desk was named Lea. I was surprise to find out later that she was the Front Desk manager. When we check in I asked for the menu the man said would be waiting. At first she didn't know what we were talking about. Then she found it, I asked where was the breakfast side. I was told she didn't have one and can't do anything about it ...... Hold on, What?  I asked if she could call the other hotel and have it faxed. We already were inconvenience with no breakfast at this hotel.  It was faxed later.
    We got to the room and it smelled like smoke. We don't smoke and this was a non-smoking room. It was getting late and the kids wanted to go swimming before it closed at 10pm. We didn't investigate much because we were rushing to get to the pool. The pool was nice, but there were no towels. Had to go all the way back to the front desk to get towels just for the pool. It might be best to keep towels ready for guest next to the pool.
    We got back to the room and the smell was still there (smoke). Took the kids a bath and found no clean towels. There were stains on the towels. When we asked for towels at the desk "Lea" told us she could only give us 2 because she didn't have any clean towels. Every hotel has a washer and dryer were they can put in a load of towels in and have it ready in 1 hour. We had to use 2 towels the whole stay. We found out our Heat wasn't working right. It was blowing heat the cold air. I was trying to get the kids to sleep and needed to get an extra blanket. When I went down to the desk I see the manager on the phone in the back....waiting.....waiting.....waiting ... finally she sees me and I asked for a blanket. I was told there was none. "really?!" I was told I will have to wait till someone comes in later. What do you mean? Why later? Do they have all the blankets .... I'm not trying to put my kids to sleep later, I was trying now. We have a long drive the next day. I couldn't believe what was going on. Is this how they treat all there guest? I never got an apology once. This was too much I had to explain to this "manager" what to do. I asked if she had any vacant clean rooms. I asked if she could go in that room and get the clean blanket. She looked at me like I really just said that. I explain that I worked for a hotel and this is not how you treat guest, at all. I was told from her "this isn't the best hotel, and we can't leave the desk. There are a lot of hotels getting rob." Why would you give that information out? Really? Way to make us feel safe. Finally she gets a blanket and it looks like it came from the dirty bin.  I get up stairs and find the blanket had stains too. This is sick. We didn't use the blanket at all. Ones we got the kids in bed we snuggle them with our blanket and finally putting our own coats over them to keep them warm for the night.
    We get in bed and the remote to the sleep number bed is broken. We thought it needed to be plugged in so we pulled forward the nightstand a little and guest what we found? We found were the smoke smell is coming from. There was a cigarette with ashes and it look sick. We had to throw out the cigarette and spray perfume to mask the smell. On top of it the remote to the bed still didn't work. We ended up sleeping on a hard bed and both have back pain. I know that WYNDHAM has standards  ....this hotel should not be part of WYNDHAM. It should be a motel. It just makes WYNDHAM look bad. There is training to insure guest satisfaction. I don't believe this girl has taken it.
    If you don't want to be at work...here's a tip don't show it. You're in a business  that guest satisfaction is key. This is what you should be good at especially if you're in a manager role. I do have to say when I called the next day "Mercedes" answered and was apologizing. Thanks that did mean there was hope for this Hotel/Motel.

    30/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    19. Lee C.
    I stayed at the Ramada for four nights at a very good price through Expedia.  The location is convenient (but not too close to loose sleep due to noise) to the airport.

    Late-night check in was very simple and quick.  My room had a king-sized bed and was clean.   Everything was functional.  The bed was comfortable.  The front desk responded quickly to requests and with good cheer.  The internet works reliably and well.

    The pool area was clean, with nobody there, and fun to use.  There is a good reception area, etc.

    I ate breakfast on Saturday morning.  There were very few people in this large restaurant/bar, and the server was superior.  The food was excellent, and the portions were large.

    I'm impressed by this place, esp. with the prices I saw.  I would definitely stay here again.

    08/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0