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A classy, slightly faded hotel, delightful to be in. Does not have a central air system (just window units), which is great during a pandemic.

Great location, character and personnel. Orbitz sucks, however.

A good stay for a reasonable price in downtown. Facilities are elderly, but clean and staff are responsive to concerns.

There was no refrigerator in the room, no way to control heat/air. The bathroom was soooo outdated.....plumbing coming out of the wall. The ice machine was broken both nights we were there. On top of all this we had to pay $10 a night to park in their lot!!!!!

Unpleasant stay: 1) Absolutely no water pressure in the shower. A water hose would’ve been better. The sink had better water pressure. I tried to adjust it myself and called the lobby which provided no assistance. 2) I understand it was historical building but the room had marks all over the walls and the carpet was torn up. 3) Central gas heat with no thermostat in the room. It would get so hot that I would start sweating and I would have to open a window. Then, it was freezing. The hotel rooms need to be renovated 4) The hotel advertises DirectTV but it was the worst media options that I have ever seen at a hotel. They didn’t even have ESPN. 5) Lastly, there is the Astor Cafe attached to the hotel that advertises food. I was told by a co-worker that their breakfast was top notch. However, when I went down to the cafe on Friday through Sunday at 7:30 AM, they were open but were not serving breakfast. I will never stay here again. 8) The only positive was the shuttle driver. Greg was awesome and very hospitable.

Location was great! While the age of the building gave it great character, you could definitely tell the age. The room was very warm, but thank goodness the windows can be opened. Pretty heavy smoke (both pot and cigarette) smell in the hallway, but that was really the only real negative.

Room was small and the TV buzzed. Not a problem because I was in and out. But I might've asked for a switch based on the TV.

The location was nice in a good area. Nearby Irish Pub had good food and friendly staff. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable, and all staff I encountered were friendly and professional.however the Hotel itself needs some major updating.The plumbing in our room was not in good repair, while another room was showering our tub filled up with dirty water and would not drain for a while. The soap dish was cracked at the grout points on the wall and had a hole exposed into wall. There was an empty room with no door in the hallway leading to our room with a toilet on floor and some other debris. which does not seem very good for security. For the reasonable price and location it was good for a quick one night accommodation, but not a long term stay.

Love the historic nature of the building. Not a lot of amenities. The rooms were clean. Nice and quiet. Would stay here again.

Very clean. Older facility but nice. Great neighborhood to explore. Lobby is beautiful like a step back in time. I did bring my own pillow as previous reviews said their pillow where rather flat. I just like two pillows anyway. It was fun stay.

It is an authentic 1920s hotel as in not gutted and re done. So the windows open and there is a cool in door ventilator of you like fresh air/low carbon footprint which I do. It was pretty clean. I am not sure I had hot water and the elevators were dark. The price was right $99, and there is an nice Irish pub across the street.

We have stayed here many times. We love the location and the value for the price. This time we had an air conditioner that was so loud you could'nt hear the tv. Went for my shower a d realized we had only bidy lotion and conditioner no shampoo. Went to make coffee and the coffee packet was wet? This wasn't our best stay here.

Very cool iconic 1920s landmark hotel, with great location and parking.

No hassle, easy access, parking available and we had a free hotel shuttle to and from Summerfest. Low key hotel. Old fashion furniture and bedding, but all we need for a short stay.

Friendly and accommodating staff, free shuttle back and forth to Summerfest, in room coffee maker. Met all of our needs, except for breakfast.... wish there was a small continental offering or at least a restaurant closer.

E Juneau Ave Milwaukee WI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 24-hour business center

Located in East Town, Astor Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Cathedral Square and Milwaukee School of Engineering. This 3-star hotel has 100 rooms and welcomes guests with a coffee shop/café, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All 100 air-conditioned rooms provide iPod docks, free local calls, and ironing boards. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and designer toiletries. Desks are also included.


Property features

Guests of Astor Hotel enjoy a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Self parking is available for USD 10 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Single Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Kitchenette

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Courtyard Area

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Astor Hotel

Everyone (32) Couples (8) Business (2) Family (9) Friends (1) Other (1)
4
Business Business

A classy, slightly faded hotel, delightful to be in. Does not have a central air system (just window units), which is great during a pandemic.

By , from New York on Aug 23, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 24, 2020

Thank you for your response. We do hope to see you again.

5
Everyone

By on May 23, 2020

Review comment responded on May 25, 2020

I appreciate your comments and would like to thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. your feedback is important to us. Thank you again

5
Partner Couples

Great location, character and personnel. Orbitz sucks, however.

By on Mar 3, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 3, 2020

I appreciate your comments and would like to thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Your feedback is important to us. Thank you again

4
Everyone

By on Jan 19, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 19, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We appreciate your feedback.

3
Partner Couples

A good stay for a reasonable price in downtown. Facilities are elderly, but clean and staff are responsive to concerns.

By on Dec 8, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 8, 2019

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that you were dissatisfied with your stay. We are working hard to improve the experience of the guest. so your feedback is important to us.

5
Everyone

By on Nov 2, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 2, 2019

Thank you for your response.

1
Friends

There was no refrigerator in the room, no way to control heat/air. The bathroom was soooo outdated.....plumbing coming out of the wall. The ice machine was broken both nights we were there. On top of all this we had to pay $10 a night to park in their lot!!!!!

By on Oct 29, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 30, 2019

I do apologize we did not meet our expectations during your stay. Being a historic property we do have some challenges. Unfortunately, the ice machine did break we got a repair guy out as soon as we could. We do try to make each of our guests enjoy their stay.

2
Everyone

Unpleasant stay: 1) Absolutely no water pressure in the shower. A water hose would’ve been better. The sink had better water pressure. I tried to adjust it myself and called the lobby which provided no assistance. 2) I understand it was historical building but the room had marks all over the walls and the carpet was torn up. 3) Central gas heat with no thermostat in the room. It would get so hot that I would start sweating and I would have to open a window. Then, it was freezing. The hotel rooms need to be renovated 4) The hotel advertises DirectTV but it was the worst media options that I have ever seen at a hotel. They didn’t even have ESPN. 5) Lastly, there is the Astor Cafe attached to the hotel that advertises food. I was told by a co-worker that their breakfast was top notch. However, when I went down to the cafe on Friday through Sunday at 7:30 AM, they were open but were not serving breakfast. I will never stay here again. 8) The only positive was the shuttle driver. Greg was awesome and very hospitable.

By on Oct 28, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 28, 2019

We do apologize we did not meet your expectations. The breakfast we have not had in the last five years, we are looking to add breakfast again. Unfortunately, we do not have Direct TV, we are looking at other options for cable services. I will share with our shuttle driver about his good service.

3
Friends Family

Location was great! While the age of the building gave it great character, you could definitely tell the age. The room was very warm, but thank goodness the windows can be opened. Pretty heavy smoke (both pot and cigarette) smell in the hallway, but that was really the only real negative.

By on Oct 14, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 14, 2019

Thank you for your response, we do work hard to make sure our guests enjoy their stay.

4
Everyone

Room was small and the TV buzzed. Not a problem because I was in and out. But I might've asked for a switch based on the TV.

By on Sep 6, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 9, 2019

Thank you for your response. I will inspect all out guest room tvs.

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