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Milwaukee Hotels

The Astor Hotel

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

Antiques fill this luxurious eight-story 1920 hotel, built on a bluff above Lake Michigan. The opulent grand lobby, with its stained-glass skylight over the reception area, somewhat overshadows the rooms, which are large and outfitted with antique-reproduction cherrywood furniture; some have impressive views of downtown Milwaukee.

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924 E. Juneau Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53202, USA

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414-271–4220; 800-558–0200; 414-271–6370

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 95 rooms, 28 suites

Updated 12/31/1969

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By Henry

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Jun 5, 2006

Fabulous historic hotel in downtown Milwaukee's Fasionable East Side

This is an amazing hotel. Not too expensive and the staff was amazing. You have to check it out if you need a hotel room in milwaukee Wi

By Julia

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Jul 16, 2003

Astor Attitudes

I and two other people stayed here for 2 nights. As noted in previous ratings, the hallways are a bit dark. I did like the rooms even though bathroom fixtures are dated e.g. The rooms themselves are quite large, the bed/bedding seemed a bit older. A positive was that I heard absolutely no noise from surrounding rooms. The walls must be thicker than the average hotel. The one thing that did not sit well with me was the unprofessional attitude of some

of the staff. When approaching the van driver on a Sat afternoon and asking if he could take us to a mall, he replied that the mall closed early on Saturdays. Get real. The hotel bartender told us they closed at 0100 when in actuality it is 0200. Both these gentlemen were older and I felt they just didn't want to work. The housekeeping staff was fine, front desk help was a bit sparse at times. Overall the stay was fine, decent accomodations in a nice neighborhood, but would consider staying at County Clare down the street next time.

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By Kristin

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Jun 25, 2003

Just like staying in someone's spare bedroom

We were very disappointed with the Astor, especially since we love older, unique hotels. The room we stayed in was very small and the furnishings (including the mattress and linens) had seen better days. There was room for the queen size bed and then about 3 to 4 feet of clearance on either side of the bed. The furnishings were reminiscent of a first apartment or spare bed room - things that were serviceable but would be replaced as soon as you

had some extra funds. There are window a/c units. It was cool enough that we didn't need to have ours on, but I would be leary of how much noise these would create in the summer, especially since they are only 3 feet from the bed! On a positive note, the location was great - a very nice, safe area, the staff was helpful, there was an attached parking lot for $3 a day, and there was great water pressure in the shower. The County Clare and the Kickerbocker are next door - both looked like nicer places to stay.

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