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Milwaukee Athletic Club

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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!

The hotel is in the heart of downtown Milwaukee near lots of great pubs.

Have stayed here for business - great location, great staff, and great access to fitness center. Rooms are somewhat dated but livable. Overall, a great value.

Really great location close to the river and very courteous staff. The athletic facilities were very good and the roof deck bar was very fun!

Very clean and comfortable older hotel that is walking distance from all of the play houses and resturants. Staff is very helpful and appreciative of the customer.

Classy hotel with an old time feel. Enjoyed our stay very much.

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
  • Spa

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 business and leisure travelers with 2 indoor pools, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants. 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. Start weekdays with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 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

A local mainstay since 1917, Milwaukee Athletic Club offers a full-service spa, 2 indoor pools, and a children's pool. 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 health club, a sauna, and indoor tennis courts.

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 (4) Couples (26) Business (16) Family (6) Friends (10) Other (1)
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

5

excellent hotel

BusinessTravelers

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.

By on Sep 24, 2015

5

great stay

Couples

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

By on Sep 15, 2015

4

very helpful & friendly staff

BusinessTravelers

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.

By on Aug 6, 2015

5

excellent for business travel

BusinessTravelers

Convenient location spacious, comfortable room friendly, helpful staff.

By on Aug 1, 2015

4

mac

Couples

A little outdated but terrific staff and amenities.

By on Jun 18, 2015