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A Well Deserved Break for Fall & Holiday Shopping. 5 Star Sparkling Clean
The price is $135 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
5/5Exceptional! (52 reviews)
Great place to stay in the middle of shops

"This is a quaint apartment for a group of 4. We were very comfortable during a very cool and snowy trip. Lot as to do within walking distance."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

A Well Deserved Break for Fall & Holiday Shopping. 5 Star Sparkling Clean
Historic House, Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed House In Milwaukee, WI
4.8/5Exceptional! (96 reviews)
Beautiful FLW Property

"This was a great opportunity to live in a Frank Lloyd Wright house for a couple nights. A beautiful house with tons of space to explore. It's also surrounded by four other FLW houses which makes the experience that much more unique."…"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2021

Historic House, Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed House In Milwaukee, WI
Kimpton Journeyman Hotel
4.5 out of 5
310 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI
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The price is $179 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
4.7/5Exceptional! (374 reviews)
Highly recommended

"Great hotel, great amenities, very friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Kimpton Journeyman Hotel
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The Pfister Hotel
4.5 out of 5
424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI
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The price is $167 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,523 reviews)

"Historic and right in the middle of it all. Clean rooms, nice staff, great lobby bar with fireplace"…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

The Pfister Hotel
Christmas House Bed and Breakfast
3.5 out of 5
116 10th Street, Racine, WI
The price is $165 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4
4.7/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)

"It was a beautiful property and just a joy to stay in. We look forward to staying there again in the future."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Christmas House Bed and Breakfast
The Iron Horse Hotel
4 out of 5
500 W Florida Street, Milwaukee, WI
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The price is $119 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4
4.7/5Exceptional! (962 reviews)

"This was our second stay and was as good as the first. Unique tasteful decor in both the common spaces and the rooms. We stay there when visiting our college aged daughter so having a comfortable place to hang out and play cards and gave a few drinks is nice"…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

The Iron Horse Hotel
Manderley Bed and Breakfast
3.5 out of 5
3026 West Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI
The price is $129 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4
4.7/5Exceptional! (132 reviews)

"Getting to know the owners and hearing the story about the resurrection of the beautiful old Victorian home was a highlight. Also the freshest breakfast ever as the eggs and vegetables were grown on the grounds."…"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2020

Manderley Bed and Breakfast
The Brewhouse Inn & Suites
3.5 out of 5
1215 N 10th Street, Milwaukee, WI
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The price is $144 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4
4.6/5Exceptional! (986 reviews)

"The property was amazing and definitely would go back. Issues with the Parking garage but it was not part of the hotel just recommended."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

The Brewhouse Inn & Suites
Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown
3.5 out of 5
611 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI
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The price is $71 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4
4.6/5Wonderful! (965 reviews)

"I like location very much, close to everything in walk"…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown
Ambassador Hotel - Milwaukee
4 out of 5
2308 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI
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4.5/5Wonderful! (1,285 reviews)

"Great historic location and the lobby is beautifully designed. Staff was great and very accommodating. Bar and food was excellent. I’d absolutely go again."…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Ambassador Hotel - Milwaukee
The Brumder Mansion
3.5 out of 5
3046 Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI
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4.4/5Wonderful! (112 reviews)

"We had a wonderful experience at this hotel! It was so beautiful and welcoming! We have already recommended to many friends! Thank you for a great weekend getaway!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

The Brumder Mansion
Lochnaiar Inn
3.5 out of 5
1121 Lake Ave, Racine, WI
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4.4/5Excellent! (22 reviews)
Disappointed!!

"We stayed here during our recent vacation. We originally booked for two nights, but our plans changed early the next morning. We spoke with the owner and explained our plans. She said she would refund our money for the second night minus credit card fees. We had to call Orbitz to generate the refund. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

Lochnaiar Inn
The Clarke Hotel
3 out of 5
314 W Main Street, Waukesha, WI
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The price is $115 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6
4.2/5Very Good! (374 reviews)

"Hotel room was great. Lots of comfortable furniture in seating area and tv area. Snack bar area was great to keep our food. Bathroom was awesome with multiple jet shower and jet spa tub. Bed was very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

The Clarke Hotel
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
4 out of 5
509 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI
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The price is $94 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4
4.1/5Very Good! (1,087 reviews)

"The hotel is a great location for entertainment. We stayed in a deluxe king. The bathroom and closet door didn’t latch shut. The bed was okay, nothing to write gone about. The temperature was very difficult to keep regulated. The bathroom and tub were much smaller than shown in photos. We were there ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Racine Harbourwalk
3.5 out of 5
223 Gaslight Circle, Racine, WI
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The price is $88 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
4.1/5Very Good! (629 reviews)
Nice hotel but super small washroom!

"Everything was nice and comfortable. Our only complaint was our washroom in the room. Is was way too small. You had to go to the side of the toilet to close the door. Very poor design."…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Racine Harbourwalk
Hotel Metro, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
411 E Mason St, Milwaukee, WI
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The price is $156 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4
4/5Very Good! (992 reviews)

"Hotel wasn’t as nice as I would have expected. The tv remote was also awful!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2021

Hotel Metro, Autograph Collection
The Knickerbocker on the Lake
3 out of 5
1028 East Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
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4/5Very Good! (906 reviews)
Loved the place

"Great gem of a hotel next to Lake Michigan in Milwaukee. We have family in area and enjoyed staying close. Staff very friendly and professional."…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

The Knickerbocker on the Lake
Best Western Plus Milwaukee Airport Hotel & Conference Ctr
3 out of 5
5105 S Howell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
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The price is $70 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4
3.8/5Good! (1,091 reviews)

"It was clean and comfortable. Staff were friendly"…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2021

Best Western Plus Milwaukee Airport Hotel & Conference Ctr
Milwaukee Athletic Club
3.5 out of 5
N. Broadway, 758, Milwaukee, WI
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3.7/5Good! (864 reviews)

"I really liked the service I’ve received during my entire stay in the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2019

Milwaukee Athletic Club
Astor Hotel
3 out of 5
924 E Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI
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3.5/5Good! (999 reviews)

"I like the old fashioned wood work of the estaablishment"…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Astor Hotel
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About Milwaukee Historic Hotels

Traveling can be more than just going somewhere different for your trip, it can also be about taking in the culture and history of a place. A perfect way to get a sense of the culture of a city is to absorb yourself in its past. Exploring the region's landmarks or museums is a fine kick-off, but a stay in a Milwaukee historic hotel can whisk you back in time. Get ready to pack your suitcases (and no need for the time machine) as your Milwaukee historic hotel awaits.

Something Old, Something New

As soon as you pass through your Milwaukee hotel's lobby, you'll be whisked to the past. With their unique architectures and addresses in the center of the city, you'll love how these historic hotels stand apart from their modern counterparts. Although these lodgings are older, they have many of the modern comforts that help you relax on your holiday. You will notice your room furnished with a comfortable bed, and just about anything else you'll need for a marvelous visit.

Once you have spent time admiring the hotel property, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich region by exploring the art museums and renowned landmarks. If you want to learn about Milwaukee's history, then you picked the right place. Milwaukee has 8 historical landmarks and buildings in the area. After checking out places like Thomas A. Greene Memorial Museum, Soldiers' Home Reef, and Schoonmaker Reef you'll be able to write your own history guide on Milwaukee. If you have time, then add in a trip to Milwaukee City Hall. Searching for more things to do in Milwaukee? You can read what fellow travelers found worth checking out in our review section. You'll find 13471 recommendations in our comment section on more sites nearby, great places to enjoy lunch, and what they loved most during their stay.

Your Milwaukee Accommodation Is Ready for You

Milwaukee has 566 vintage hotels that possess the feel and look of another era. Some of these hotel rooms are where prominent musicians may have stayed. You're sure to reserve an accommodation that has all the amenities as well as the qualities you want. If you want to stay in one of these Milwaukee vintage hotels, reserve soon, or you may miss out on one of these unique accommodations.

Frequently asked questions

What should I expect on my historical trip to Milwaukee?
A trip to the sights with historical relevance in Milwaukee is likely number one on your travel itinerary. And while you’re here, you can check out the great live music and scenic riverfront. You can also discover the area’s acclaimed theater scene.
What's the best place to stay in Milwaukee that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, The Pfister Hotel is a top 4.5-star historic hotel bookable on Expedia and it offers a full-service spa. Riverside Theater is a short walk away. A couple of other options near historic sites include The Brewhouse Inn & Suites and Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown.
How many historical hotels are located in Milwaukee?
In Milwaukee, there are 590 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia, including 68 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.
What are the most important historical sites and other places in Milwaukee?
Milwaukee is notable for landmarks like The Rave-Eagles Club, Riverside Theater, and Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery. Known for its museums and art, cultural venues include Harley-Davidson Museum, Pabst Theater, and Milwaukee Art Museum. Other popular sights include Wisconsin Center and Fiserv Forum.
What is a historic hotel like in Milwaukee?
Guests who book a historic hotel can stay someplace that has an official historic designation. A palace, castle, grand home or even an old police station, pub, lodge, or skyscraper can be identified as a historic hotel provided that it’s of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are typically preserved in the public spaces and guestrooms of historic hotels in Milwaukee, giving a historical feel.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is a term often used in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S. though overall the terms are quite similar. The building and architecture of historic hotels are generally the most important aspect. For a heritage hotel, mainly, it’s cultural value as well as how it influenced the community.
Do historic hotels in Milwaukee have modern facilities?
Hotels have the safety features and modern conveniences you expect to find, though efforts have been made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, free and fast Internet, and the popular amenities found at a contemporary hotel will be available in a historic hotel. When you choose a historic hotel in Milwaukee, don’t worry that you’ll find yourself staying at a place that’s uncomfortable for guests or simply rundown.

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