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The Brewhouse Inn & Suites in Milwaukee, WI

The Brewhouse Inn & Suites in Milwaukee, WI

Specialties

Boutique, luxury, extended stay hotel in Downtown Milwaukee.

We wanted to make a real investment in Milwaukee by thoughtfully developing a sustainable, green neighborhood. We've gone to great lengths to make sure the Brewhouse Inn and Suites is in the LEED-certified Brewery Development. From development to construction, the Brewery has achieved Platinum Certification and is on track to be one of Urban America's premier sustainable neighborhoods. This responsibly planned gateway to Milwaukee's great downtown offers residents and guests alike a place to work, live, learn and play. Gorman & Company has developed innovative and catalytic properties in partnership with communities across the country.

History

Established in 2013.

At The Brewhouse, we've taken the idea of a simple stay and turned it into a historic, memorable and genuine Milwaukee experience. Modern comforts. Artful décor. Unparalleled service. Thoughtful green initiatives. These aren't extras, but simply the way we run things. All-in-all, The Brewhouse is a collection of everything that makes Milwaukee famous--including the brew. After all, what could be more Milwaukee than sleeping in a historic brewery where you're welcomed by the by the stained glass visage of the patron saint of beer brewing? Prost!!

 

Company Info:

Rating: 4.26

Address: 1215 N 10th St, Milwaukee, WI, 53205
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Comments (50):

1. Mike S.
Beautiful rooms and staff was friendly and nice. They seem a little disorganized when it came to the rate for charging block of rooms at group rates. I am guessing it is because they are new and don't have the kinks worked out.

09/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
2. Kay B.
All good words for this hotel. Rooms are ridiculously spacious yet comfortably cozy. Hip, not pretentious interior design in common areas as well as suites. Sumple, elegant furniture and fixtures manage to be classic and contemporary. Healthy and decadent breakfast options that are FREE. Employees are kind, helpful, and happy to be here. I was high-fived at the desk.  Quiet, relatively empty neighborhood but an easy walk to the river. Absolutely loved my stay.

05/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Jack C.
Very nice extended stay type property in Milwaukee's old beer brewing neighborhood.
Newly opened, nicely redone refurbishment of old brewery.

Outstanding mattress and very quiet room.  Area is redeveloping so at the moment you are limited in terms of nearby eating choices but it is a very pleasant walk into downtown if you choose.

Good value for money and only reason for four instead of five stars is that the staff was rather uninformed about the general area.  Very pleasant and helpful but not very knowledgeable.

24/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
4. Jordan S.
I live very close by and was able to check out the Brewhouse Inn and Suites during their soft opening last week. What a unique and gorgeous hotel!! The decor and incorporation of the original building really gives off a one of a find atmosphere. I was able to your the hotel rooms. I have been to hotels across the Unites States including LA, New York City, Minneapolis, Grand Rapids, etc and am yet to find a hotel that has this same unique feeling.
I can't wait until the restaurant and bar is up and running! Even though I live just across the street, I WILL be planning a stay :)

30/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Vincent C.
Adjectives to describe the Brewhouse: friendly, steampunk, industrial, modern, spacious, hip, clean and pricey. The rooms are huge and they all have kitchenettes and a sizable bar top, so it's perfect for longer stays. The nightly rate is a tad high for a hotel that isn't centrally located (though only a short walk from downtown), but I suppose that's the premium for the unique styling. Street parking is limited to two hours during the day, but there's a garage across the street ($9 to leave it overnight) and there is a valet. For a hotel that has just opened recently, they appear to be running a tight ship. I'd recommend the Brewhouse to anyone looking for a stylish place to crash while in Milwaukee.

02/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
6. Benjamin L.
We are MKE expats who get back often for family. As a pretty dedicated Starwood member, I usually try and stay at the aLoft, however they now think that weekday stays are worth $189 (in Milwaukee? For that torture device of a bed? I love my star points, but come on....). We have been spending more time at the Iron Horse, but heard about the Brewhouse, and just spent 4 nights here.

The building is gorgeous, the rooms are very very big, and the staff was great. Breakfast everyday with Stone Creek coffee. This is a wonderfully executed concept, and we can't wait to come back.

16/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
7. Jonathan W.
Such a great idea and I'm a huge fan.  I'm happy the brewhouse was able to see a second life.  I can't wait for the restaurant to open.  The rooms were spacious and great for an extended stay property.  It's interesting they went in the extended stay this direction with the hotel as opposed to Hotel Metro 'Cool.'  The managers are local and this is their first hotel, so they have a unique and unconventional way of dealing with things...so refreshing compared to Marriott, etc.  Keep in mind the brewery complex is on the edge of downtown; it is quick and easy to get places via taxi however the surrounding blocks are a bit sleepy without much going on in the immediate vicinity, but cool nonetheless.

Highly recommended and I will be back.

29/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Steph H.
I absolutely loved staying at this hotel! It is beautiful, clean, interesting (history, decor, etc.). The service from all of the staff was exceptional. I took a million photos of the facility. I sure would love to get it 5 stars, but...

(1) I do wish there were nearby parking opportunities other than valet.

(2) I made an online reservation, then had to call and cancel it for a stay one week earlier. Despite being told my reservation was canceled, and after I had already stayed there for the revised date, I received a reminder confirmation email about the canceled accommodations. When I called to be sure I was not going to be charged, I was told that it just had not been updated in the system since I made the reservation online and called to cancel it (the only option available). That makes no sense!

Make sure to go on the Best Place tour (diagonal from the hotel).

30/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Ozzie T.
This a very, very sad hotel. The room looked like sad county prison cell will a morbid view of the parking lot. The valet guy was nice, the front desk person refunded our room charge right away. Don't you believe the happy pictures here, this place only inspired thoughts of hanging myself & smelled of sewage. Next!!!

22/03/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
10. David M.
Anyone interested in beer, PBR, green renovations, or history should certainly stay.  The rooms and staff were nice.  Rooms contain a full size fridge, cooktop, dishwasher, and sink if you don't want to go out on the town.  ;-)

26/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
11. Chris D.
Aesthetically, this was a very pleasing place to stay. The renovations done to convert an old beer factory into a modern, chic hotel are very tasteful. The room we stayed in was huge with a full kitchen, including cooking supplies and appliances. There were also laundry facilities which came in very handy after a few weeks on the road. The only reason I didn't give five stars was because the parking situation isn't ideal (an unsecured pay lot a short walk away) and the staff of the hotel felt a little green to me. That said, I would certainly return and recommend this hotel to others.

18/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Mihaly T.
Let me preface my review by stating that I didn't actually stay at the hotel, but attempted to tour it with visiting business colleagues after dinner at the next-door Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub.   I had toured the building during very early construction and was quite excited to see the finished product -- especially with people who were considering the Brewhouse as their "home away from home" while visiting Milwaukee for business.

Unfortunately, my tour during early construction was actually more satisfying.  When we approached the front desk, we were ignored by both staff members working.  There was nobody else in the lobby at 6:45pm on a weeknight.  We'd have to imagine that one would question what a group of five in business attire might be doing in a hotel lobby, but nobody did.   We browsed the main floor while waiting for someone to help us.  During this time, a pizza delivery man showed up and one of the staff members vanished with them. The other one got on the phone and carried on a lengthy conversation.  

My visitors said, fine, then we'll take our own tour and jumped in the elevator to tour the second floor. We remained behind to collect any marketing materials they could take with them.  Strangely enough, the agent got off the phone and said "Yes?" to us.  We explained that we wanted any available brochures, booklets or sales kits for guestrooms and conference spaces to take back to our employer.  He said that he didn't have any.  We asked if we could tour a room or see photos, just to get a better sense of the service offering.  He said "There's nobody here to do that. We try to wrap that all up by 7pm."  I wanted to suggest that maybe the employee who left with the pizza man could have helped us, but whatever.  I felt like I had just spoken with the night shift desk clerk at a Motel 6 in rural Montana.

My colleagues returned and we left as a group, taking their future business elsewhere.  Disappointing and deflating second-rate service from what should be one of the city's finest world-class boutique hotels.

10/07/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
13. Shannon E.
I've been staying at the Brewhouse since they opened and they have truly come a long way in perfecting their customer service and hospitality.  The morning valet and the girls at the front desk always remember my name and are very accommodating to a challenging business travel schedule. The rooms are clean and have everything you need for a comfortable night away from home. The complimentary breakfast in the morning is the best.  If you've had a sub-par experience here, I recommend giving it another chance. For long or short visits, the Brewhouse is definitely my MKE hotel of choice.

09/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Jake P.
Awesome hotel! Very modern with an old feel. Tall ceilings, living room, kitchen. Downstairs there's a restaurant and a full bar. Lots of local beer on tap, very cheap, with a very large beer garden in the back. Shuffle board, basketball, cornhole are all available to play. The building was an old Pabst brewery. It's still connected to the undeveloped buildings, huge factory. The only downside is that you have to walk a ways if you want to go to some other restaurants or pubs (15 minutes or so).

16/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
15. Jay A.
I Just can't say enough about this place.
The rooms are wonderful, and the staff is just the best.

I will buy one of these beds whenever I have a home again. Heavenly!
Because of my job, I travel full-time, and have no permanent residence - so I know hotels. I stayed here for a month, and the staff truly made me feel 'at home' during my extended stay. I can't imagine staying anywhere else when I return to Milwaukee.

Even though the rooms are similar, each has it's own character and interesting qualities. Some have *very* high ceilings; some have very large windows. Some have great views, and some have none. If you have the option, look at a couple of different rooms before choosing one.

As far as extended stay hotels go, I've never had a better kitchen anywhere. The refrigerator is full-size; and there was a good quality stove, microwave, toaster dishwasher,  and coffee maker in the room (although there was always fresh coffee available in the lobby).

Speaking of which - room rates include a continental breakfast in the lobby - which is light-years beyond most hotel breakfasts. No hot dishes (eggs or the like) but a good selection of cereals, yoghurt, drinks, and fresh fruit - along with a truly fine assortment of pastries and bagels.

Bear in mind that this hotel is in the old Brewery district. At some point in the future, this will be *the* place to be. Right now, it is mostly (cool!) old (empty!) warehouses. It felt safe, and was a short, 3/4 mile walk to the river, and a quick drive to all of the local sites. But is not immediately near...well... almost anything. Just know this if you are walking or cabbing. If you like to walk (like I do) it is perfect.

05/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
16. Bytes G.
Loved, loved, loved it!

I live in Chicago, but my friends and I love to get away to Milwaukee, CHEESE!! We've stayed in a lot of the hotels there and so far this one was my absolute favorite.

There were 6 of us and we upgraded for a suite (because we fancy.) We got the "Baron Two Bedroom Loft" suite, and it was fabulous. More than enough room for all of us, it was super hip and fun, so much so we actually did feel fancy, like for reals. Also very affordable, only $45 each. The hotel itself is amazing form top to bottom.

Staff was very friendly and brought us more towels, shampoo's and conditioner's promptly.

I will definitely go back any chance I get, CHEESE, MMMM!

Thanks for a great stay!!

19/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Corey D.
In and out is the name of the game when I'm in MKE for work, but I like putting my head down somewhere in a stellar space that honors history of the hood. And for 189/night (though I fear this will change when the place gets popular) it's a sweet deal for the proximity to downtown, the complimentary breakfast, and the added convenience of a kitchenette. Check in/check out is a little wonky, but once staff is up to snuff and they have the deal down, this place will be firing on all cylinders.

01/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
18. Katie R.
Super cool setting in an up and coming area of Milwaukee.  Walking distance to MATC and government buildings.  Bradley Center and Discovery Museum very nearby.
$26 to valet park.  Not sure how much to self-park, but the garage is a block away and there is deserted land between here and there.
Staff is super nice.  Pub attached, but not doing room service just yet.

Holy cow, the copper kettle restoration is unbelievable.  Quite a site from the 5th floor.  If you are afraid of heights...the walkways to the rooms can be a bit unnerving.  Great interiors and full kitchen (at least in my room).

Definitely worth a check.

29/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
19. Bill D.
Ok, so you drive up amongst old brick buildings and a UW Milwaukee campus building. It looks out of place and a bit subdued. However, step inside!

The transformation is amazing!  The desk staff was über friendly!  The lobby was one of the most eclectic displays of decoration I have seen. The designer did a terrific job of blending the old (including brew tanks and piping) with the new.

The middle is open with a view up to the 4th floor roof. Impressive. Lounge areas (very inviting and apportioned with eclectic yet comfortable seating) are scattered on every floor but 3. Nice!

The room is like a micro apartment. Nice comfortable bed apportioned with what seems to be Frette sheets. There is a small kitchenette. The bathroom is ok, not impressive but a step up from average.

We had a late snack and drinks at their attached bar/restaurant (Jackson's Blue Ribbon Tavern). Great selection of tap beers and speciality drinks!

Overall this was a great experience and will be a tough choice between the Iron Horse and here when we stay in Milwaukee!

18/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
20. Scott B.
I had the privilege of staying here for two weeks while relocating to Milwaukee and I enjoyed the experience. You can't beat the coolness factor of staying in a restored Pabst brewery.

Positives:
1. The rooms were very large, as others have described and the kitchen was great for extended stays. It didn't have a stove, but did have a cooktop. Kitchen included plates, bowls and silverware, and enough additional cooking utensils (pots, cutting board, etc). They only provided a couple kcups of coffee for each stay, even if you are there multiple days. You can purchase additional at the store in the lobby. However, when I asked if I might have a few more, they delivered them free to my room. Great service!
2. Incredible beds and pillows. I wish my own bed was this comfortable.
3. Free wifi with good signal strength.
4. Location is walkable to library, museums, BMO Harris Arena, Wisconsin Center.
5. Staff is wonderful and very accommodating. Just ask or suggest things to them and they are quick to respond.
6. Management seems to be heading this hotel in the right direction. I received a call from the manager and a call from the head of room cleaning when I arrived. They seemed to genuinely care that I was taken care of.
7. Cold continental breakfast is included. It is the same everyday though, so if you're there long-term, you may quickly long for more options.
8. Quality is seen throughout the hotel in its remodel and upkeep.

Negatives:
1. Parking is an additional $26/night. If you are staying long-term, management may negotiate a lower rate.
2. If you are staying long-term like I did, they only give the room a full clean once a week. So you'll have to make your own bed (not that this is hard, right) if you like to come back to a room each night and have it feel very crisp. I believe you may be able to negotiate this service schedule as well.

So lots of positives and only a couple negatives, both of which may be able to be minimized.

I had a wonderful experience here and definitely recommend it!

22/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
21. August B.
Worth the price...it's a cool place in a cool old building.  Milwaukee needs to embrace it's history and this seems like a good start.  Milwaukee should become the beer capital of the world by offering tax breaks for every microbrewer to come to the city...............................anyway the hotel is cool, trendy and well done.  Usually I don't care about any of the above but when bed bugs could potentially enter the conversation I do.  Parking is a scam but other than that it's a nice place.

13/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
22. Pat S.
This place just gets better and better.  We arrived for a one night stay and were a bit unhappy with our room.  The front desk staff was simply amazing.  Friendly, helpful and going above and beyond, they moved us to the room similar to the one we had stayed in before (actually even better!) and did not charge us extra.  This place is my all time favorite place to stay every time I go to Milwaukee.

24/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
23. Jodie W.
My husband and I stayed here during summerfest.   The room rate was higher than normal,  understandably so, but much less than the other hotels.  We were upgraded to a suite upon check in at no extra cost!  The room was amazing,  huge, the decor was modern but not cold.  We had a full kitchen and bar area.  We had an amazing outdoor patio with a garden.  I could seriously live in this room (more like an apartment).  The bar next store has a shuttle to the Brewers game, which we utilized and the hotel had discount tickets.  The food there was much better than we expected,  not just "bar food".  The location is a quick cab ride to pretty much anywhere.  We had trouble printing on the computer in the lobby and the staff really went out of our way to help out.  There is a really nice outdoor eating area.  Check out the 2nd floor copper kettles!  This is one rehab that turned out right!

02/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. Bridget D.
My husband and I booked this hotel for a weekend away. The first thing we noticed was the underdeveloped neighborhood where it's located. I understand that this is a developing area and will someday be a cute neighborhood, but it's pretty rough and not at all fun right now. The Brewhouse is pretty much the only thing there right now.

As soon as we walked in, we smelled sewage water. The well-lit pictures online of the common areas are not at all representative of the look and feel of this place. The room we were put in was on the first floor and looked out at below ground level at a parking lot. It was dark, depressing and not at all what we had expected based upon the reviews and pictures online.

We asked for another room and were told there was nothing available except a significantly more expensive suite. The staff was very nice and cancelled our reservation, no questions asked. We moved to a different hotel in a better part of town.

Downgraded to 1 star after the manager said she'd send us a voucher for a free stay to give it another try and never did.

24/03/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
25. Judy M.
As someone who lived in Milwaukee for a period of time I was really excited to hear that they started turning the giant eyesore of abandoned buildings into something. The history of the area is pretty cool, and at the same time was pretty sad to see. So when I had to travel to the area for work, staying in one of the old Pabst building was my first choice. And it was cool to stay in a historical icon that was such an integral part of Milwaukee's history.

Everyone who worked there was great, very friendly. Check in (and out) was painless.The hotel was decorated in steampunk decor, and it fit well with the original metal restored from the brewery. I enjoyed reading about the building, watching the videos on the second floor and seeing the photos in the little sundry store.

The complementary continental breakfast was nice and saved me having to go out of my way, but even without it, because of the kitchenette I could have made something if I was ambitious or sick of bagels and hardboiled eggs.

Location isn't the greatest yet, they're still doing a lot of development. But, it's walkable to Old World Third or Water Street - although it was freezing so we didn't. It's  less than a 10 minute drive to the Third Ward or Brady Street. And there's a shuttle to the Brewers games if you buy something from the bar and grill connected to the hotel. So, really, not bad.

If you like boutiques, are interested in staying in a cornerstone of Milwaukee, you would probably enjoy this place.

04/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
26. Michelle D.
What a cool concept- brewery turned hotel. The rooms were like a one bedroom apartment. The ceilings were high, there was a complete kitchen, and doors that closed on the bedroom for privacy while others could hang in the living room. It was fun to explore the floors, which still resembled a brewery. We were surprised to find out that there was a complementary continental breakfast. The gym was small but clean. Stay here if you're in town.

08/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
27. Beth Z.
We found a great deal for this hotel on booking.com . I love the renovated Pabst building, our suite was comfortable and the interior design is industrial chic. It's a quieter neighborhood than right downtown but it is close to Water St and the 3rd Ward. The bar next door has a terrific outdoor patio and bean bag games. There's not a lot immediately nearby, but it's not hard to get to other bars, restaurants, etc. The neighborhood is definitely up and coming. The staff is super friendly, there's free breakfast, it was quiet and cool. A Milwaukee gem.

01/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
28. Ann S.
Room 612 was amazing.  Great outdoor space that overlooked Milwaukee.  It was clean, modern and efficient.  I will be going back.

I do wish they had taken advantage of the theme a bit more.  I know that there is a plethora of old Pabst stuff that is not cheesy.  This is a historical site- why not allow some of the artifacts back?  It also said that it was "steampunk" inspired- that was lost on me completely.  

If this is supposed to be a "Boutique" hotel, they need to make more delicate decisions.  If this is for your average Pabst fan, then bring on the Pabst neon lights and whatnot.  There are so many opportunities- I think they played it a bit too safe.

07/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
29. Steve H.
Gorgeous rehab! The rooms are immaculate and unique. Although we did not use it for our one night stay, the kitchenettes are well stocked for someone to enjoy the restful peace of their own room!

Would stay agin in a heartbeat, no questions asked.

08/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
30. Meg S.
Loved it here! We arrived on July 4th and we were given a complimentary upgrade to a suite. The room was amazing - sitting area, kitchen, corridor, big bathroom, and then finally the bedroom. I was excited to be staying in the old Pabst brewery, but the feel of the hotel made me even more excited.

Jackson's pub is adjacent to the hotel, and they have a patio where you can sit and enjoy the weather, food & entertainment. We ate there that night (I will review them separately) and headed up to our room about 10-ish. The only reason I am giving this hotel 4 stars instead of 5 is that we realized when we got to our room that our room was on the side of the restaurant patio, and that the band was still playing and pretty loud. We stayed up a bit but if I wanted to go to sleep then it would have been pretty difficult.

Breakfast downstairs was continental and decent.

The area the hotel is in is underdeveloped right now, but I kind of liked that. Some people have this included in their reviews as a bad thing, but it depends on what you want.

We loved MKE & hotel so much we wanted to stay an extra night, but it just wasn't in the cards (or our budget, although this hotel was worth the money).

07/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
31. Stacy P.
We stayed at the Brewhouse Inn for a couple days last October - rented one of their suites (two bedroom, two bathroom, kitchen and living area). The room was gorgeous, the staff were friendly and helpful and the location was much better than I had imagined.

Quick warning: The building is very old, and every floor isn't totally on the same "level." So, if you're on the 3rd floor you still may have a few stairs to go up and down. Just pack accordingly. :)

Our suite was wonderful, and we spent one night enjoying beers at our home base. However, there area also tons of social areas throughout the hotel where you can relax with a group of friends. If you're not looking to stay in, head downstairs and down the hall to enjoy your beer - and some excellent food - in the restaurant that is connected to the hotel. Order the chicken strips... they were the best I've ever had. Lightly breaded and TENDER! These are actual chicken tenders. You've also got the old Pabst brewer just a block down the street.

The beds were comfortable, the rooms were clean, and the kitchen was fully stocked. The complimentary continental breakfast in the morning also exceeded my expectations - in addition to the traditional cereal and danishes, they also had fresh fruit and berries, oatmeals, yogurt, banana bread, hard boiled eggs - a good lineup.

Enjoy!

03/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
32. Stephanie E.
Hotel was very funky fun and had a lot of moxie! Loved our corner room with great views.
Would return here for a nice quiet and comfortable ambience.

12/10/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
33. Tiffany N.
The Brewhouse is such a cool hotel. Located in the old PBR brewery, they've kept many of the details from the brewery and repurposed them into décor and it's really beautifully done. Also, since the building is so large, but wasn't originally intended as a hotel it's a lot lighter than many other hotels of similar size. And I, for one, love a bright place.

The rooms are nice, kind of like a small suite instead of just a standard hotel room with a little kitchenette area that includes a refrigerator and a Keurig coffee machine. Score! The beds are comfy and the people here are friendly, too. I was in and out for a fairly short trip, but I'd have no qualms about staying at the Brewhouse next time I find myself in Milwaukee.

14/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
34. Little B.
My fella and I stayed at Brewhouse for a long weekend over the holidays. We had a king suite - it included a pullout couch, two flatscreens, a fridge, a stovetop, a dishwasher, cups, plates, cookware, bottle opener, a bar, and a separate bedroom with closet. The room was very clean and there was stellar water pressure. Lots of beautiful, fun little details. The complimentary toiletries were green and cruelty free, and every piece of furniture was super comfortable.

The staff was kind and helpful, the complimentary breakfast had hours that allowed for a lazy morning, and we never heard other patrons when we were in our room.

There is a parking lot across the street with reasonable rates, and free street parking on Sundays. The only thing that holds me back from a full five stars is the pay parking - it isn't exactly downtown, and you have to get there somehow!

A truly great experience.

12/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
35. Brian G.
Lived up to our expectations and more. Got a suite for my two adult sons and I. Room was magnificent. Located in a quaint historic part of town on the former Pabst brewery. Streets are under construction but hotel sent an e-mail with directions. Even though I didn't see it until after check in, it was a nice touch.

17/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
36. Erin E.
charmed, charmed, charmed, charmed!

the baron 2 bedroom is the most ginormous hotel room i have ever seen. it's probably bigger than my apartment. and more luxuriously furnished. the brewhouse inn, and this room specifically, were PERFECTION. at one point we had 17 girls in there eating, drinking, and being gothy-- and never once did it feel crowded. it was a hotel party done right, yo.

in addition we had the baron terrace suite, just a lil' back stairwell away from the 2 bedroom, where we could get some fresh air and a lovely view of the city. gorge!

i can't say enough good things about how friendly the staff at the brewhouse were. from the woman on the phone who seemed so happy for me that i was going to stay in the baron 2 bedroom, to the gentleman who gave us the scoop on la cage and called van cabs for us, to the lady at breakfast who insisted we take some food up to the bride-to-be and told us a cute story about an elderly couple that she cares for... you all charmed the pants off me.

28/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
37. Ronny D.
Had a great stay here with the fiancee for a friend's wedding. The hotel just looks so cool with a lot of PBR decor.
Apparently we got the smallest room on the 5th floor, but it was still enough space for 2.
The price(139/night) was very reasonable.
The location was walking distance to a few good restaurants and very quick driving distance to many other great restaurants and bars.

The bar next door was also a very cool place to hang out for a drink before bed time.

17/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
38. Bruce K.
I usually stay at Marriott or Hilton properties because I like being an elite guest and I like earning points to spend on travel with Mrs. K. But this week, I thought I would try something a little different plus the chains were WAY overpriced.

Brewhouse is an extended-stay style property, which means that the rooms have a kitchenette with a full-size fridge, kitchen sink an a range top/oven so that you can make your own meals rather than eat out. If you're looking to travel light or if you have an eating program and prefer to cook, this is going to be perfect for you. There are also plates and cutlery and the usual assortment of cooking pots and pans and such.

The room was quiet and the service was good. They did a fine job tidying while I was out. There is ongoing construction in the area, but it didn't start until after I was gone and was complete before I returned.

Free internet and a continental breakfast in the morning. They offer valet parking or there is a parking structure near by. DO NOT PARK ON THE STREET - Milwaukee has a night parking regulation and you will get a ticket unless you get a permit. I also got the impression that it's a sketchy neighborhood so don't leave anything in your car if you do park on the street.

17/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
39. Christine H.
I stayed in their two bedroom, two bathroom suite and was more than happy with the entire experience!!  The rooms were very spacious, clean, and had good views.

Andrew worked with us on our first day, and he was one of the friendliest people I have ever dealt with. He checked us in, called us to make sure we were happy with our room, recommended wonderful places while we were in Milwaukee, and was a genuinely nice person to speak to. After about five minutes of conversation, you can tell this man really loves his job and cares about his customers.

Taking all of that into consideration, I would recommend this hotel in a second. If you are in the mood to hang out in the heart of downtown, it is still only a quick taxi ride away!!

27/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
40. Julia J.
Such a cool hotel! We stayed in some suites for a bachelorette party, and they were really cool, well-equipped rooms.

Service was great and the beds were comfortable. Unfortunately, the phone didn't work in our room, so if we needed anything from the front desk we had to walk down there, but that's not that big of a deal.

The breakfast was a little lacking, but the coffee was good.

Also, be wary of parking in the lot across the street. Some guys staying across the way from us had their windows smashed out. Our car was parked nearby, but we didn't get hit.

Props to the doormen who were awesome too. I would definitely come back here.

28/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
41. Rohan D.
Although I have room in my house for house-guests, I don't really like having house-guests, I don't like being a house-guest, I like staying in hotels, I like visiting my friends and especially relatives in hotels.  I like to talk my friends and especially relatives visiting from out of town to stay in one of the many beautiful historic Milwaukee hotels of character and grace.  There are oh so many choices for a city this size, it's something to be proud of -- the Pfister (still can't stop giggling at the name though), the Astor, the Knickerbocker, The Hilton Milwaukee City Center, the Ambassador, Hotel Metro, The Iron Horse, and the County Clare Hotel are all so classy, I've recommended each of them in the past.  But this newly renovated gem manages to top the competition, the renovation is stunning and brilliant.  This is not a place to just briefly stay with late arrival  and early departure overnight, you need to plan on hanging out.  Get copies of H.G. Wells, the Time Machine, and Nikki McCormack's The Girl and the Clockwork Cat - one to read before you get here, one to read here. This hotel would fit into the world of "Firefly" if you watched that Joss Whedon series.  If you're already a steampunk fan, dress the part and you'll fit right in (inside the hotel, outside the hotel is still a bit of a transitional neighborhood on the edge of the central business district, use inner city caution, don't leave valuables in your car, be aware of your surroundings at night, take off the steampunk glasses so you can see clearly, don't wear steampunk footwear so you can move quickly).  If you're passionate about beer, stay here and make it your base to take the various interesting brewery tours in town. This hotel is in an excellent location if you have business with MATC, are going to see an event at the Bradley Center; it's a pretty good location for the Marcus Center, Marquette University, or any downtown happening.  I also recommend this hotel for those with an interest in industrialization age history, architecture, and travelers who like the truly unique.  I just love a hotel with personality, this hotel has a personality like L. Frank Baum, I think.

02/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
42. Dallas M.
Loved this place and this is where I would stay in the future if I came back to Milwaukee. We had an amazing suite with a loft apartment feel. It definitely made me feel at home. There is a bar and restaurant attached, and breakfast is also served in the morning. Breakfast is just cold stuff, cereals, muffins, toast, some fruit, but it's a nice little selection. Staff was awesome! They made our stay very pleasant and they were quite accommodating. I loved it here!

21/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
43. Scott B.
Love beer, history, and very cool restoration. ..this is the place.  Very well done and comfortable, nice staff, and fun pub next door.  Parking is not great and expensive, neighborhood is up and coming.  Lots of historical landmarks. .would suggest they have plaques telling about history and a self guided tour or something.

31/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
44. Karen C.
We crashed here for the night after the abysmal Bears/Packers game, so unfortunately we didn't get to spend a ton of time in the room, but I liked it none the less!

Very friendly front desk & excellent decor. This hotel is apparently part of the old Pabst brew houses, and they kept a lot of the original structures (or so it seemed to me) and they have brew kettles smack in the middle of the hotel. It is indeed situated around gravel lots & construction at the moment, but Milwaukee is so small that it's still not far from anywhere. Do yourself a favor & skip the valet, you can park in the garage across the way for way cheaper.

Our room had a huge bathroom, a big fridge & a kitchen, complete with stove. I loved the architecture of the building & all of the exposed wood/concrete was right up my alley. The only weird thing I noticed was that, the walkway around the rooms is so freakin' tight... when the maid cart is parked there it's nearly impossible to get your suitcases around it.

Free breakfast in the morning... nothing fancy, but enough to get your day going right. And the woman that was taking care of the breakfast spread was super nice, as well. I'll definitely check out the Brewhouse Inn for our next trip to MKE, hopefully we can stay longer next time!

14/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
45. Brian C.
We booked the Brewhouse really excited about the idea of a boutique hotel surrounded by the great history of Milwaukee and Pabst. In the end, it sort of felt like a normal hotel that just happened to be located in the old Pabst building. A-OK is right on-- the rooms were clean, the morning breakfast was fine, and the service was polite. But not quite the overwhelming flavor and character we might have hoped for.

05/04/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
46. Kris U.
My all time favourite hotel. Ever. There I said it!

The Brewhouse Inn & Suites is one of the original Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery buildings (as I learned I believe there are 28 still standing). This building is far and away the most amazing.

A little about my taste in design, I'm a huge fan of the industrial, loft, exposed wood/brick/steel raw elements. The more the merrier for me I gotta say, and Brewhouse has it by the pint load!

Walking in the huge arches cast in concrete which open up to the lobby where when you look above you can see that you are standing under what used to be a giant copper still formally user to brew PBR.

The staff were friendly and check-in was a synch! The best was yet to come when the elevator opened up onto the 5th floor. I walked out and looked below and the tops of the those same copper stills are still connected to long pipes that traverse a huge open atrium. The tops of each copper still now sit flush along a huge open event space/additional party area/lobby. Amazing.

The best of all was my room. Easily a 20-25ft ceiling with exposed brick, wooden beams and vintage looking light fixtures all around. The bed was incredibly comfortable (a King I might add) and the couch/ ottoman were awesome. Not to mention this wasn't just a room, it was a full on bachelor suite, complete with kitchen (fridge, microwave, mini-stove, sink, cabinets, etc).

I loved the bathroom too, shelving and toilet paper dispensers made from reclaimed wood and 1/2 inch black iron plumbing pipe, AND a massive walk-in shower which was easily 12 feet high inside (with floor to ceiling glass doors to match.

If I could transplant this place to my own condo back in Toronto, I would in a second!

My ONLY items of criticism lay with the advertised free breakfast, which is little more than cereal, pastries, bagels and yoghurt. Wasn't exactly what I was looking for in the morning but I made do. The other thing was the elevator, I feel like they were trying to make it go slowly to resemble a more ancient elevator, clanging a bell at each floor, but I found this a touch inconvenient when the elevator filled with others and I needed to wait even longer to reach my floor or the lobby.

All in all though, I'm happy to revisit the Brewhouse anytime I'm back in MKE. No arm twisting needed!

20/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
47. Liz A.
I should preface this by saying I didn't actually stay here but I dropped a friend off and checked out the hotel. It is absolutely beautiful. Also, they have the coolest furniture. We actually sat on all the chairs and couches to test them all out. I love how unique and swanky the pieces were. The hotel room was all reason nice with a kitchen that included a fridge, stovetop, microwave, dishwasher, sink and dishes. The stainless steel countertops were a neat touch. A beautiful bathroom with a nice looking walk in shower. After checking out the place, I wished I was staying there!

21/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
48. Alicia S.
Coming from a gal who's never been to MKE, getting the opportunity to stay in the original PBR brewery during my visit was the cat's pajamas! Service was great and it's more affordable than some.

The up-cycled brewery is beautiful. Bits and pieces of what I can only assume is original brick walls, piping, brass* tops to brew kettles, and an iron* spiraling staircase are peak-a-booing out from the now "shabby-chic" hotel interior.

I must have stayed in a master suite because my room was more than accommodating! Lounge area, mini kitchen, nice bathroom, and a large bedroom containing 2 beds... I was half tempted to pull the beds together because like the Romans say "When in MKE!". Alas, I just slept in one bed and the other laid lonely.  

Most importantly, the double doors leading to the bedroom were giant BEER DECALS! I don't know how they pulled off beer decals in such a classy manner, but well played Brewhouse, well played...

* = me totally guessing the material these items were made of because I am far too lazy to look it up.

Cheers!

30/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
49. Andrea B.
This is hands down one the most wonderful hotels I have ever stayed in. From the moment we pulled up in front of this old stone building, I knew it was something special.

Located in the old Pabst Brewery district, the building takes you back in time. I was greeted by Andrew, a delightful staff member who offered me a suite upgrade and chatted with me about the hotel's history. He was kind, helpful and fun.

Conveniently, my room was just down the hall from the lobby. I was thrilled to find my living space for the next few days was substantially bigger than my studio apartment. The kitchen was fully equipped, (we're talking dishwasher, fridge, stovetop, dishes, pots and pans and cutlery) and opened into a huge living room with a massive flat screen TV, sofa and ottoman and spacious desk.

Behind French doors (which are clad with foaming beer decals) were the bedroom and bathroom, equally spacious and beautiful (plus another flat screen to watch in bed!).

The first thing you notice when you walk into the suite are the soaring ceilings that are accented by these huge steel beams (that are original to the building). They do an excellent job of keeping the industrial feel through the suite (stainless steel countertop in the kitchen, bathroom fixtures made out of steel pipes) whole keeping the place warm and comfortable (beautiful bed linens, soft fabrics on the chair and sofa).

One of my favourite features was the shower. It was huge and the stonework was lovely. I took a few luxuriously long showers during my stay!

I came back my first night to find a wonderful PBR gift basket from Andrew, welcoming me to Milwaukee, which was so kind. He definitely went about and beyond to ensure I had a great stay.

They offer free wifi with no password, which is fast and convenient. There's a complimentary continental breakfast in the morning with loads of carbs, yogurt and fruit, and most importantly, good coffee. They do provide Keurig machines in all the rooms, which is a nice touch, but man, that coffee whitener just kills the flavour.

I wish I had taken more time to explore the hotel, but I did make it up to the second floor to see the original brewing casks, and stained glass which were amazing. Take some time to read about the history of the hotel in their information book - it's super interesting.

The next time I'm in Milwaukee, I can't wait to come back and stay at the Brewhouse. I've been told their restaurant boasts excellent chili and cheese curds, and man, I need to try them.

Thanks to the kind and friendly staff for an amazing experience!

21/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
50. Brad K.
Room 511

They've done a GREAT job on converting the old Pabst Brewery into a hotel.

Yes it's pricey, but the room we had was huge. The walls are brick so there was NO noise.

I would stay here again in a heartbeat when in Milwaukee

25/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0