What We Love
- The central location, within walking distance of many of the city’s top sights
- Live music most weekends in the Clear lobby lounge
- 24-hour room service
What To Know
- Connected to the historic Pabst Theater
- Free WiFi
- The Zen Den serves edible cocktails
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Whether you’re in Milwaukee for business or pleasure, the InterContinental provides a handy home base thanks to its central location adjacent to the Milwaukee Riverwalk. The 221 guestrooms are cozy and comfortable, and they feature work desks, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs. The Kil@wat restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in an upscale, modern room with city views, while the Clear bar in the lobby runs the gamut from coffee in the morning to cocktails, live music and indoor bocce at night. The Zen Den offers nightowls another option for cocktails, nibbles and tunes provided by a DJ.
In the Area
The concierge recommends getting up early for a walk down to Lake Michigan to see the sunrise from the jogging and walking trails. Then head to the Milwaukee Public Market for pastries and coffee at C. Adams Bakery. Sample your way along Old World Third Street, where you can visit Usinger’s Famous Sausage Factory for fresh bratwurst and the Wisconsin Cheese Mart and Cheese Bar for local cheeses. In summer head to the lakefront for festivals and concerts; in the cold months you can go ice-skating at Red Arrow Park, which is just across the street from the hotel. At night stroll along the download a guide to the 20 sculptures on display throughout the park.
How to Get There
The manager Tom is the rudest hotel manager I've ever met. I've been an airline pilot for over 30 years and have been to more hotels than I can count and Tom wins the prize. I would explain the whole event if I thought there was any hope for him but he's hopeless as a manager. My company will never put me in this hotel again and I recommend you choose a different hotel too.
Please fire Tom the manager
This hotel is in the perfect location if you are going to events in downtown Milwaukee. Within walking distance to many popular venues, bars, and restaurants, it's a convenient resting place. Overnight parking is expensive. However, if you book directly from their website with a prepay reservation, there is an option for $1 parking.
The lobby is well appointed, the bar is updated and modern, and the staff is very friendly. However, the hallways by the rooms are quite dark. So dark in fact that it was almost a little eerie. Also, the rooms are definitely dated. I was disappointed by the quality of the beds as well. Most mid to upper end hotels offer plush mattresses with luxe bedding these days. However, the mattresses in our room were squeaky, exceptionally firm, and had no extra padding to speak of. Perhaps most distressing was the cleanliness of the room. There were visible hairballs on the bathroom floor, a dirty q-tip on the floor under the sink, and the sink itself looked like someone shook a dusty cloth out over it.
If this hotel updated its beds and improved their housekeeping, I would definitely stay here again. However, as it stands, with all the other hotel options within blocks, I might look elsewhere.
At the beginning of September I was in Milwaukee to see The Killers at the brand new Fiserv Forum and stayed at the InterContinental Milwaukee on Kilbourn Ave. The room was clean and modern with amazing views of downtown Milwaukee. The front desk allowed an early check-in and the hotel offered underground parking. The lobby was gorgeous and the hotel was close to all the bars and restaurants. I really enjoyed my stay at the InterContinental Milwaukee and would recommend it to anyone visiting downtown Milwaukee. I will stay hear again in the future.
Booked thru a third party. The Hotel is in a good spot Downtown. Parking is costly$, but covered under ground . The Hotel Lobby is Big, and Well decorated . Very nice Bar right off the Lobby, and a high end restaurant on the property. The rooms are BIg,Very nice big Bathroom,and Shower. good views of the city. Get room on higher floors , construction happening across the street. Staff excellent, Friendly. We were traveling for our wedding anniversary . The night front desk staff sent us a gift to our room! Hotel has coffee in the lobby in the Morning, nice touch. There is a local Coffee vendor out in the building common area, Highly recommend , Vs the going across the street .Also a gift shop right off the lobby, A great Pop Up Art gallery also right off the lobby, very Cool , Great Hotel
Very convenient location for events at the Pabst Theater. Front desk staff and maintenance people very nice and efficient. Restaurant staff and food very good. Room was expensive, dirty and needed upgrading.