Milwaukee has some great hotel options. Four good choices include:
Iron Horse Hotel: An eclectic boutique hotel in Walker’s Point that has 100 loft-style rooms. The lobby, library, bar and restaurant have a warm atmosphere that is really outstanding. The outside bar, The Yard, is also a highlight where you can enjoy a drink on a beautiful evening. There is music on Sundays. You might ask for a room on the front of the hotel away from the bar and the train tracks along the back. 500 W. Florida St.
The Brewhouse Inn & Suites: At 1215 N. 10th St., this is a great place to stay if you are a beer fan. This is a 90 room all-suite, green, boutique hotel in the former Pabst brewery that operated for 150 years. The highlight is the five-story atrium featuring a stained glass window featuring King Gambrinus, the patron saint of beer and brewers plus exposed brick, steel, the six original large copper brewing kettles and wood of the original factory. The hotel is somewhat isolated from downtown and for pedestrians, so a car is recommended. On site is a Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub featuring local beers on tap and American pub food.
For the more traditional there is always the historic Pfister Hotel downtown at 424 E. Wisconsin and the nearby sleek Hotel Metro at 411 E. Mason with its fun rooftop bar. My local friends like the Metro.