The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Aloft Milwaukee Downtown is home to a slick lounge bar
Aloft Milwaukee Downtown is home to a slick lounge bar | Courtesy of Aloft Milwaukee Downtown /
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6 December 2021

The midwestern city of Milwaukee on the shores of Lake Michigan has plenty to offer – its historic buildings, nightlife and legendary beer brewing culture certainly make it one to visit. When the location is what matters the most, a hotel without a high price tag is what you need. Whether you’re visiting for work or play, here are the best cheap hotels in Milwaukee to find a comfy bed at the end of the day.

Four Points by Sheraton Milwaukee North Shore, for all the amenities

Four Points by Sheraton Milwaukee North Shore indoor pool with large windows and brick wall with windows looking to outdoor pool
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Rooms and suites at the Four Points by Sheraton have in-room work desks and ergonomic chairs for those on a work trip – or the suites have pull-out sofa beds for groups traveling together. Popular destinations are close by like Whitefish Bay and Lake Michigan and on-site amenities include an indoor and outdoor pool, coin laundry and the 8900 Bar and Bistro.

Best Western Plus Milwaukee West, for the value

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Twin room at Best Western Plus Milwaukee West with skyline on the wall and striped carpet
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Offering a range of accommodation including accessible rooms and some with added extras like whirlpool tubs and kitchenettes, the Best Western Plus in Milwaukee West is 5mi (3km) from downtown and walking distance from American Family Field. It’s also a great option for those looking for cheap hotels in Milwaukee near the VA Hospital – there’s even a sun deck and a cocktail lounge

Hyatt Place Milwaukee West, for pet-friendly comfort

Room at the Hyatt Place Milwaukee West with seating area with leather footrest and wall art
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This hotel in Milwaukee is pet-friendly, offers guests free breakfast and even has a fitness center with Life Fitness® cardio equipment. All rooms feature a Hyatt Grand Bed®, media and work centers – when you’re peckish, there’s a bar and restaurant and the Market for pre-packaged grab-and-go items. The front desk can help with tickets, tee times and tours, so you won’t miss a thing Milwaukee has to offer.

Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee Downtown, for being in the middle of the action

Room at Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee Downtown with desk, flatscreen and colourful cushions on sofa
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A sleek and convenient base in Downtown Milwaukee, Courtyard by Marriott is perfect for business and leisure travelers. Grab a Starbucks coffee at the Bistro before heading out for the day – or work from one of the media pods. The Riverside Theater, Miller Park and the historic Harley-Davidson Museum are all close by. After a busy day, you can be assured of a good night’s sleep on Marriott luxury bedding.

Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Northwest Conference Center, for conferences and more

Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Northwest Conference Center indoor pool with jacuzzi
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Hosting a conference and looking for a cheap hotel? The Hilton Garden Inn offers rooms and suites come with features including jetted whirlpool tubs and separate seating areas. There’s also plenty to keep you busy in your downtime with a full-service restaurant, indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna – and you’re close to several golf courses too.

Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown by Marriott, for extended stays

Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown by Marriott room with large windows offering city views
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In the heart of downtown, this hotel is perfect for extended stays in Milwaukee – and with some suites offering river views and floor-to-ceiling windows, it makes for an appealing home from home. Full kitchens, separate work and living areas and cozy beds make up the spacious accommodation and there’s a complimentary breakfast to start your day off right. Miller Park and Milwaukee Art Museum are minutes away – along with all the rest that Downtown Milwaukee has to offer.

Hyatt Place Milwaukee Airport, for flying visits

Hyatt Place Milwaukee Airport lobby with warm toned furniture and tiled floors
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Looking for a cheap airport hotel in Milwaukee? Just one block from General Mitchell International Airport and offering free shuttle transportation, this is our pick. Enjoy a plush bed and a sofa to rest on here. Plus, don’t worry if you forgot anything as Hyatt’s Odds & Ends has you covered – with must-have items you can buy, borrow or enjoy complimentary.

The Knickerbocker on the Lake, for history on the waterfront

The Knickerbocker on the Lake exterior in classic style
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Dating back to the 1920s, the Knickerbocker on the Lake offers amenities including on-site dining and spa services – along with being right in the middle of Milwaukee’s historical and cultural hub. Enjoy brunch at weekends from the outdoor patio overlooking Lake Michigan – which has also played host to dignitaries, film and theatre luminaries and prominent sports figures. The reasonably priced rooms and suites all include a kitchenette and some boast some pretty spectacular views over the lake, too.

Aloft Milwaukee Downtown, for RiverWalk living

Small indoor pool with city views at Aloft Milwaukee Downtown
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Perched on bustling Old World 3rd Street and just minutes from Water Street and the Convention Center, this is one of the only hotels in Milwaukee directly on the RiverWalk. The ground floor of this boutique hotel is a buzzing social space featuring live music in the Re:Mix lounge – along with a pool table and outdoor area that makes the perfect meeting place for mingling over cocktails.

Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee West, for all the basics

Indoor pool area with plants and loungers at Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee West
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Sometimes all you need is a bed, a coffee maker and an iron and you’re sorted. But what about an indoor pool and a free hot breakfast, too? This is all included at Hampton Inn & Suites. You’re also adjacent to Wisconsin State Fair Park Expo Center – and Miller Park ball games are five minutes from our door via the free shuttle. Now, if that isn’t a bargain, we don’t know what is.

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