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
They're trying. I believe they've remodeled the room recently. The exterior and the lobby are very nice, lots of marble, but the small room was a disappointment. It's clean and the bed is nicely made with lots of good pillows, but (other than the nice desk which a traveling business person would appreciate) it's like a standard Holiday Inn room.
The interContinental in Chicago is first class. This one isn't the same. Yet, it cost $250 per night. Maybe it's because Irish Fest is happening and other hotels are full. I could have stayed closer to the park at other nice hotels for less than $200, but wanted a great experience.
I believe this hotel caters to business customers. This being a weekend, it seems like a ghost town around here. At 8:30 PM we couldn't find anywhere to eat in the immediate area.
The hallways are dark and uninviting, though they look decorated nicely.
Check in was quick and painless, Kati at the front was a great introduction to your hotel and you should definitely give her a 20% raise before someone else hires her. The room was fine, but needs some work done. The couches need to be looked and the bathroom reminded me of the one in my apartment. By and large though, can’t really complain about this place at all.
I unfortunately booked this hotel before reading the reviews because I have stayed at other InterContinentals and had great experiences. This hotel does not live up to the InterContinental name or standard. It is poorly managed and maintained. As others have reviewed, rooms are worn and dirty. My bathroom had hair all over the floor and my business partner’s room had mold on the curtains and ceiling and a dirty bed sheets and bathroom...so dirty there was urine in the toilet. He was moved to another room but was not given an upgrade or any kind of consolation, even after showing the pictures to the hotel staff. This hotel needs a complete overhaul. The only reason we didn’t check out immediately is because our business is paying for the rooms and we are here only one night. I would not spend my own money on a place like this. Total disappointment!
What a great hotel! This hotel is located near a ton of great restaurants and cool shops. The room was very nice, and the bed was comfortable. We enjoyed our stay very much and would definitely stay at the InterContinental again.
One of the worst hotel experiences I’ve had in recent memory. The lobby is nice, and the front desk staff are very friendly and accommodating- that is where the positives end. The first room they gave me was super dusty and clearly hadn’t been cleaned properly in some time. The furniture was scuffed, and the old yellow wallpaper was patched in many places. Yuck. Thus I upgraded to an executive king room with a small seating area. Other than being weirdly laid out, the room seemed fine. However, my second day a man checked in to an adjacent room and made a phone call and I could hear EVERY SINGLE WORD of his conversation. He might as well have been sitting on the edge of my bed. I was baffled that an Intercontinental could have such absurdly thin walls. I checked out 2 days early and paid a bit more for the Aloft. Avoid this hotel. It doesn’t matter what rate they offer you- you will only regret booking a room there and wish you had paid more for a nicer hotel.