a traveler from Travelocity.com
on January 11, 2009
Trippy loft-style new boutique hotel with great bathrooms, pleasant decor, and a helpful staff. The valet parking charges are a total gouge ($25/night for your car to sit outside in the snow and the parking dudes are a little slow on the uptake--sometimes you can't find them at all) and you are not allowed to self-park on the property. The food takes too long--ok sometimes interminably long-- to arrive in the bar/restaurant (but it is very good once it finally gets there). Drinks are stiff, but about the same price as the Oak Bar in NYC. (The in-room mini-bar prices are also completely out-of-line for this market.) Bartenders are excellent. For the room price, the hot breakfast should be included (it is an extra $10 and just so-so.) Easy walk to great bars/restaurants in the Third Ward. Milwaukee desperately needed a place like this. Needs a little fine-tuning, not cheap, but generally worth it. A refreshing change from most of the dour other offerings downtown and my new first choice for future visits.
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