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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


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Modern downtown sleep with a live music and bar scene across from the Milwaukee Riverwalk

The Lowdown

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

InterContinental Milwaukee
139 E Kilbourn Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States


4.0 Very Good 1193 Reviews
Great place for a night
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location. Its a classy hotel, the room had a separate lounge which was different but very comfortable and top end bedding. Went for a walk along the water way, lots of food outlets etc as you walk. Very nice. You can park next door for a reasonable fee added to your room, very handy

Great location but horrible room
Reviewed 2 months ago

For an InterContinental hotel this property is quite awful. When I laid down on the mattress you could feel the springs. The bathroom had also not been properly cleaned as there was urine on the toilet seat. After my stay I filled out a survey letting the management know about the issues. I have yet to hear back. This is especially concerning as I am a Platinum member with IHG.

Solid hotel; does need some updating
Reviewed 2 months ago

Had a two bed room for a two night stay in January. Front desk staffer, Maria was terrific and very charming. Her fellow staffer, a gentleman, was less so.

Nice size room, had a great view from 6th floor and the location is perfect especially if you’re in town for a Bucks game (about a ten minute walk from the hotel.) Shower and bathroom decent size

Only beef I had with this room is the lack of outlets for charging near bed or nightstand. There were none, unless you’d like to crawl under a bed to try and find one. No thanks.

Fridge would have been nice.

Would stay again.

Extremely disappointed
Reviewed 2 months ago

Checked in for a New Years stay. Front desk was having a few issues so once we got up to our room we relaxed, changed and scheduled our pickup. Our room was on the 5th floor, a corner room at the end of the hallway, 537. Let it be known these rooms are EXTREMELY small. Even for a corner room it is very disappointing. You cannot open the shade/curtain behind the bed. Would have at least opened it up to seem bigger. Very drafty. We usually have our heat at 68 at home, here it was at 83 before it was comfortable.

Issues at hand:
-The bathroom was not stocked correctly, cleaning was rushed.
-Marks on walls, over the entire room.
-A tall floor lamp in the corner would not turn on at all, even when trying a completely different outlet.
-Some one else's trash in our trashcans that housekeeping overlooked.

Contacted front desk asking for an appropriate amount of towels. We only had two bath towels, one washcloth and one hand towel. Could tell the front desk was frustrated with my call. Dropping the first and later when I gave time between was placed on hold with attitude. Housekeeping came about 45 minutes after contacting.

Dirty room, broken or not working fixtures. See images for issues. Bathroom was dirty and chipped mirror, tiles in shower had holes. Two glasses at the sink were dirty with leftover particles and water marks. Kleenex was completely emptied. Toiletries only included bath gel, lotion and conditioner... no shampoo. Dust all over in the hallway, clearly the vacuum misses that on it's path.

They have a coffee maker in the room... snacks but absolutely no identifying sheet that has prices. We had no welcoming binder, only the phone with a front desk button. When calling down in the early morning hours it was not answered. Tried to find an ice machine... No answer when call was made, wall identifying sheet on the back of the room door doesn't list vending options either. With no binder in the drawer it was a lost cause. Kept our drinks on the window ledge with the drafty windows.

For the price of an over night stay on NYE I have to say this was just horrible. I feel bad for what he paid for an overall awful quality. Very disappointing in this establishment.

I'd recommend someplace else to stay.

Beautiful Location
Reviewed 2 months ago

Great location with indoor access to parking as well as the theater. Room service and a lobby bar to meet all your needs. Located in walking distance to many restaraunts and bars. Along the river walk makes tgis an ideal location. Directly across the street from the Safe house and adjacent to the Bronze Fonz statue. Nice rooms with great service.