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Milwaukee Athletic Club

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel lobby is nice but the rooms are a disappointment. Beds are decent, furniture is ancient , laptop screen bigger than the TV's in the room. Bathrooms are ancient, no shampoo, toilet paper. Pretty poor management. Restaurant and bar is centered around weekdays for members not for hotel guests. Would never stay here again. Too many other options available in Milwaukee for same price with much better amenities.

Stayed here before and the room thermostats never work--maximum heat is 72 degrees which is cold in the fall and winter. Rooms also need updating.

We stayed here because the description said there were pool and hot tubs. So the first night we arrive we get ready to go swimming to find out men and women have different swimming facilities? Not really what we had in mind for our vacation.

Walking into the hotel was like going back in time to a place where form and finish really mattered. The decor is 1960's with quality materials and a classic look. While the room decor is dated the bed was very comfortable and the linens were of the highest quality. The two greatest take aways were the quality of the staff with their focus on customer comfort and the food is the best I have enjoyed in many years.

I reacted to mold/mildew odors in bedroom. Woke up early to get outside and away from the odors.

Although it appears this property was quite the swank pad in its day, the Milwaukee Athletic Club is in need of an overhaul. The entrance and lobby are beautiful, as is the first floor lounge. However, as soon as you get on one of the three elevators, you begin to appreciate that the facility is quite antiquated as the elevators jerk and whine all the way to your destination floor, leaving you to ponder if you are going to get a quick and unexpected trip back to the lobby courtesy of gravity. The rooms themselves were nice and clean, but were sitting at a balmy 79-80 degrees Fahrenheit when we arrived. Tried setting the AC to cool the rooms, but were unsuccessful. Called the front desk, and they advised they'd work on the issue. Went to the first floor lounge for dinner, and it was very good! I enjoyed an excellent steak, while my colleague devoured the Signature Burger, which looked amazing. Though, while eating, I did overhear another hotel guest complaining to someone that her room was frigidly cold. Upon returning to our rooms, the temperature was still about 79 degrees, so talked to the front desk again and they sent up someone with some portable fans to help cool us down. Windows only open a little bit, so cooling from the outside air was unsuccessful. Needless to say, didn't get much sleep. Conversely, upon getting up in the morning, my associate discovered that he had no hot water for a shower, although I did in the adjacent room. I guess this may have be

Very nice for the paid price in Downtown, I recommend this afforable place

Went to MAC for a night out with my girlfriends...we got a 2 queen bedroom. Beds and pillows were super comfy. Tons of room for hanging out. great view of downtown. Had a fridge and coffee maker as well. Hotel staff was super nice as well. Didn't have a chance to use the pool or anything but it was perfectly located too!

The shower was difficult and the tub drain was very slow.

I stayed here for one night and it was a great experience. The location is close to bars and restaurants and within walking distance from downtown areas. Even though it is a old hotel, the main areas are very clean and updated. The room was definitely bigger than regular hotels and very comfortable. Overall, this is a very nice hotel to stay in and I will be back soon.

Enjoyed the friendly staff and convenience of being right in the heart of downtown Milwaukee.

They were thoughtful, considerate and were quick to help with anything I needed. Easy walking distance to everything and the room was clean and well maintained.

Convenient location spacious, comfortable room friendly, helpful staff.

A little outdated but terrific staff and amenities.

Nice hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful. With the exception of the luggage cart and we did find a chip bag in the drawer though, so that made me question the cleanliness.

Book the hotel for a birthday vacation.. Great staff clean rooms..

Booked this hotel the day of for my visit to Milwaukee. Everything about the room and staff was adequate, no complaints at all. Felt that price is high for what you end up getting, but part of that is due to the location. Didn't have time to try the gym, so cannot comment on that.

The location in downtown is great and the free access to the club's full workout facilities is fantastic. Parking used to be easier and free but now the structure is owned by a separate company so it's less convenient. The rooms are dated but generally clean and useable.

Would def. stay at Mil Athletic Club again...great to be able to use pool/sauna...although closes early on wkds, so use before 5pm! Great bar/restaurant w/ popcorn, front desk staff--upgraded us to higher floor room that was big, friendly all around, and gave us water :) Reasonable on site parking right outside door, roof deck, and FREE shuttle to/from Riverside! what more could I ask for!

758 N Broadway Milwaukee WI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to BMO Harris Bradley Center and Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 2 indoor pools

Milwaukee Athletic Club places you in East Town, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as BMO Harris Bradley Center and Milwaukee Art Museum. This 60-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 indoor pools, 2 restaurants, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Milwaukee and also close to Discovery World and Charles Allis Art Museum.


Dining

This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


Rooms

The 60 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including iPod docks, coffee makers, and free newspapers. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with down comforters ensure a restful night. Free local calls, portable fans, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Guests staying at Milwaukee Athletic Club enjoy access to 2 indoor pools, a health club, and a sauna. If you drive, self parking is USD 15.00 per night, and there's also a free area shuttle. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and 15 meeting rooms.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room

Queen 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Milwaukee Athletic Club

Everyone (9) Couples (26) Business (16) Family (6) Friends (10) Other (1)
2

not worth the money

Everyone

Hotel lobby is nice but the rooms are a disappointment. Beds are decent, furniture is ancient , laptop screen bigger than the TV's in the room. Bathrooms are ancient, no shampoo, toilet paper. Pretty poor management. Restaurant and bar is centered around weekdays for members not for hotel guests. Would never stay here again. Too many other options available in Milwaukee for same price with much better amenities.

By , from Columbus, Ohio on Nov 13, 2017

4

room thermostats never work

Everyone

Stayed here before and the room thermostats never work--maximum heat is 72 degrees which is cold in the fall and winter. Rooms also need updating.

By , from San Diego, CA on Oct 1, 2017

2

men and women can't swim together?

Everyone

We stayed here because the description said there were pool and hot tubs. So the first night we arrive we get ready to go swimming to find out men and women have different swimming facilities? Not really what we had in mind for our vacation.

By , from chicago on Sep 20, 2017

4

great location

Everyone

Walking into the hotel was like going back in time to a place where form and finish really mattered. The decor is 1960's with quality materials and a classic look. While the room decor is dated the bed was very comfortable and the linens were of the highest quality. The two greatest take aways were the quality of the staff with their focus on customer comfort and the food is the best I have enjoyed in many years.

By , from Grand Rapids, MI on Sep 20, 2017

3

mildewy odor in guest room

Everyone

I reacted to mold/mildew odors in bedroom. Woke up early to get outside and away from the odors.

By , from Michigan on Aug 23, 2017

5

great pool!

Everyone

By on Oct 21, 2016

2

in dire need of maintenance and upgrades

Everyone

Although it appears this property was quite the swank pad in its day, the Milwaukee Athletic Club is in need of an overhaul. The entrance and lobby are beautiful, as is the first floor lounge. However, as soon as you get on one of the three elevators, you begin to appreciate that the facility is quite antiquated as the elevators jerk and whine all the way to your destination floor, leaving you to ponder if you are going to get a quick and unexpected trip back to the lobby courtesy of gravity. The rooms themselves were nice and clean, but were sitting at a balmy 79-80 degrees Fahrenheit when we arrived. Tried setting the AC to cool the rooms, but were unsuccessful. Called the front desk, and they advised they'd work on the issue. Went to the first floor lounge for dinner, and it was very good! I enjoyed an excellent steak, while my colleague devoured the Signature Burger, which looked amazing. Though, while eating, I did overhear another hotel guest complaining to someone that her room was frigidly cold. Upon returning to our rooms, the temperature was still about 79 degrees, so talked to the front desk again and they sent up someone with some portable fans to help cool us down. Windows only open a little bit, so cooling from the outside air was unsuccessful. Needless to say, didn't get much sleep. Conversely, upon getting up in the morning, my associate discovered that he had no hot water for a shower, although I did in the adjacent room. I guess this may have be

By , from Portland, OR on May 17, 2016

4
Everyone

Very nice for the paid price in Downtown, I recommend this afforable place

By on Apr 25, 2016

Review comment responded on May 10, 2016

Thank you for your review!

4

perfect!

Everyone

Went to MAC for a night out with my girlfriends...we got a 2 queen bedroom. Beds and pillows were super comfy. Tons of room for hanging out. great view of downtown. Had a fridge and coffee maker as well. Hotel staff was super nice as well. Didn't have a chance to use the pool or anything but it was perfectly located too!

By , from Waukesha, WI on Feb 24, 2016

4

the desk clerk gave us a parking permit and then we had to pay for parking on the credit card. parki

Couples

The shower was difficult and the tub drain was very slow.

By on Nov 14, 2015