Boutique Hotels in Milwaukee, WI

Full Guide 2023

There is so much to do and see in Milwaukee, WI. Popular for its scenic river walk, it makes for a great getaway for couples. For beer lovers, known as the Beer Capital, you can find here the famed Miller Brewery. The city is also known for its historical and cultural attractions such as museums and chic hotels, so we can confidently say it’s a perfect spot for anyone looking for a unique vacation.

Below are the best Milwaukee boutique hotels you should check if you plan to visit this Wisconsin gem.


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Best boutique hotels in Milwaukee, WI

Don Q Inn

The Don Q Inn is located in Dodgeville which is less than 2 hours away from Milwaukee.

This unusual boutique hotel is just what you need, if you and your SO want to spend your couple’s break in a whimsical and comfortable space. The rooms have a flat-screen TV, private bathroom and other room essentials.

Themed rooms are featured as well, equipped with an artsy in-room hot tub to make your stay more exciting.

Related: Hotels with hot tub in room in Milwaukee.

The Iron Horse Hotel

This 100-year old historic hotel provides guests with topnotch amenities such as covered motorcycle parking and on-site retail shop for travel essentials. Definitely a great place for motorcycle enthusiasts!

Explore Milwaukee through their on-site restaurant’s regional cuisine. Their on-site bar also serves signature cocktails.

This pet-friendly property sits across the bridge from the Harley Davidson Musuem.

Kimpton Journeyman Hotel

Classy and high-end Kimpton Journeyman Hotel offers great accommodation for a quick holiday getaway or honeymoon.

Featuring an on-site restaurant, a gym, and a rooftop bar with a lounge area. Spacious guest rooms with a seating area make this unique hotel cozy and inviting.

Also, the free use of bicycles allows guests to explore interesting spots in and around the Chicago Street.

List of boutique hotels in Milwaukee

Brewhouse Inn and Suites

Located inside the old Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery, this quaint boutique hotel offers many modern amenities for the guests such as afully-equipped kitchen and gym.

Relax at the hotel’s green roof terrace while taking a sip of your morning tea. They also provide a business center and in-room dining services.

One of the points of interest near this historic hotel is the Harley-Davidson Museum.

Kinn Guesthouse Bay View

Kinn Guesthouse Bay View offers a stay in a homey ambiance and with lovely aesthetics for solo travelers and couples alike.

This chic hotel is equipped with facilities, such as a shared kitchen and lounge, where you can relax and meet other guests. Other amenities include free private parking, a fitness center, and a bar.

In addition, shops and restaurants are within a walking distance from this pet-friendly property.

The Plaza Hotel

Aside from its amazing location, this charming European-inspired boutique hotel offers spacious rooms with flat-screen TV, private bathrooms with free toiletries, as well as a fully-equipped kitchen.

Enjoy breakfast in the on-site cafe while appreciating the retro atmosphere of this pet-friendly Art Deco hotel.

A walking distance from Lake Michigan, it’s the perfect place for dates and honeymoon.

Schuster Mansion Bed & Breakfast

Schuster Mansion Bed & Breakfast features charming architectural vibe and cozy rooms. Some rooms even boast a spa bath – if that’s something you like, check out our list of hot tub suites in Milwaukee.

The historic hotel offers a 24-hour front desk service and free private parking. High tea is served on certain days.

Elegant and luxurious, this is perfect for couples who are looking for unique way to spend their vacation.

aloft Hotel Milwaukee Downtown

aloft Hotel Milwaukee Downtown is situated in downtown Milwaukee and provides awesome amenities such as an indoor pool, a chic bar and restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a pool table.

Stylish rooms have high ceilings and large windows overlooking the city center. Enjoy room service or attend live music on site, either way you will have a memorable stay.

This pet-friendly hotel also offers a snack shop and meeting and event space.

Ambassador Hotel

The Ambassador Hotel is situated close to interesting sights such as the Bradley Center and  the Art Museum and provides guests with free shuttle services.

This restored hotel also features a gym, on-site dining, a bar, and charming art deco aesthetics that make it stand out from the rest.

Couples will especially enjoy the outdoor fireplace and room service, as well as soundproof rooms. For more hotels for couples, check out romantic hotels in Milwaukee.

Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel

Artistic decors and themed rooms with panoramic views of the city are some of the best features of Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel

There is a rotating art exhibit in the lounge area and throughout the property. Enjoy the countless art pieces with a glass of fine wine from the onsite bar and restaurant.

This unique hotel is situated along the River Walk and is just a short distance away from the Cathedral Square Park.

DoubleTree by Hilton Milwaukee Downtown

You might not expect a DoubleTree hotel on our list, but the central location, great food, and luxurious rooms and suites are what make this downtown hotel a great choice for vacation.

The hotel is located near great sights including Milwaukee Public Museum and the Potawatomi Bingo Casino.

Some amenities include a bar and restaurant, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace.

Hotel Metro

Modern interior design, excellent customer service, and great location are what made Hotel Metro one of the best hotels in the area.

The pet-friendly property features spacious living area complete with a mini-bar, TV as well as deluxe bathrooms with free toiletries and robes.

The rooftop deck is a must see. It has a reflecting pool and a fireplace. Activities guests can enjoy are biking, sightseeing, and relaxing at the hotel sauna.

Courtyard Milwaukee Downtown

Located at the heart of Milwaukee, this hotel is conveniently situated just across the road from the Grand Avenue shopping Mall.

You will love the modern interior decors, fitness center and indoor pool with a hot tub, which is perfect for those looking for a relaxing stay in Milwaukee.

Couples will also love the many dining options that surround the hotel.

Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Guests staying at this boutique hotel will surely love how easy it is to get to the Wisconsin Center Convention. The establishments are connected by an indoor skywalk!

The suite also features a fully-equipped gym, a wide selection of dining options, and a business center. Each accommodation includes a TV and a coffeemaker.

Convenience and superb service make this place appealing to guests.

Dubbel Dutch

The Dubbel Dutch features a one of a kind and impeccable construction that features a comfortable and elegant rooms.

Several room types are offered equipped with a queen or king bed, and other room essentials for a comfortable stay. This hotel features a suite with a partial lake view to promote an intimate ambiance.

 A pet-friendly accommodation with a bar on-site, as well as top-rated attractions nearby like the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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Knickerbocker on the Lake

The Knickerbocker on the Lake is another boutique hotel in Milwaukee with an industrial exterior and cozy interior design.

Each guest room is furnished with a cable TV, a private bathroom with a hairdryer, along with other room amenities. Different rooms and suites are offered, and a One-Bedroom Suite with Spa Bath is also available.

Other upscale amenities featured include a spa and wellness center, a bar and an on-site restaurant.

The Muse Gallery Guesthouse

If you are looking for a Victorian-inspired accommodation, The Muse Gallery Guesthouse is worth checking out.

The units offered are furnished with a patio, a well-equipped kitchen, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine and a private bathroom. There are also 2 rooms that feature a spa bath to ease you after a long day.

This bed and breakfast serves American or Vegetarian breakfast to suit your preference. Top attractions are located nearby.

Ambassador Hotel

We bring you a pet-friendly boutique hotel that features an authentic and timeless architecture perfect for a couple’s break.

Their air-conditioned rooms are furnished with the needed room essentials to promote sweet and stress-free stay. If you are planning a romantic getaway, you can book their suite that features a jetted tub.

2 restaurants, a bar, a full-service spa are few of the amenities you can enjoy at this classic boutique hotel.

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The Pfister Hotel

Located in downtown Milwaukee, The Pfister Hotel offers 4-star hotel services that couples will love. The pet-friendly property is home to a vast Victorian art collection and features a hotel lobby with breathtaking murals.

Enjoy the view of the city while taking a sip of your favorite drink at the hotel’s martini bar. Indulge in delicious American cuisine and  desserts at their on-site restaurant.

And finally, take advantage of the a full-service spa offered by the luxury hotel.

Sybaris Pool Suites

Offering the perfect setting for anniversary, honeymoon, and birthday getaways for couples, this Sybaris hotel is set in the northern suburb of Milwaukee.

Guests can choose from 3 pool suites and 3 whirlpool suites, all including a private hot tub, a fireplace, and massage chairs. A misting steamroom is featured in most units, and pool suites also boast a private pool with a waterfall and, in some cases, a waterslide.

Sybaris also offers accommodation in the Chicago area – if you want to check those out, see our list of pool suites in Chicago.

Kinn Guesthouse - Downtown

Simply unique is how we would describe out next accommodation, in North Broadway, that features a contemporary ambiance.

The rooms elegantly designed and are provided with a flat-screen TV, a shower, a hairdryer and other room amenities like an alarm clock and a desk. This is an ideal hotel for a weekend break or a long couple’s retreat.

A restaurant, a fitness center and a bar are featured at this pet-friendly hotel. Valet and self-parking are also offered

More unique boutique hotels in and near Milwaukee

If you want to find more boutique hotels or romantic suites for a weekend getaway in and near Milwaukee, we recommend these locations below.

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FAQs about boutique hotels in Milwaukee, WI

  • How can I find a boutique hotel in Milwaukee?

    Boutique hotels are usually smaller than a regular hotel, but they offer personalized, intimate, and luxurious hotel services. Moreover, accommodations feature unique aesthetic and upscale design.

    Boutique hotels can be modernrustic, historiclow-costluxury, and themed. To find the best accommodation in Milwaukee, click on the dropdown arrow on the upper right hand corner of the page and select your location. You will find a wide selection of hotels complete with description, ratings, and unique features.

  • Which boutique hotels in Milwaukee, WI are recommended for couples?

    Because Miwaukee has a lot of popular and beautiful spots, it makes a great romantic getaway for couples. The hotels around the city offer scenic views of the surroundings. Therefore, you cannot go wrong with the boutique hotels on the outskirts of the city.

    However, you can learn more about the the hotel of your choice by heading to our list and checking what kind of services and amenities they offer, ratings, activities, and points of interest around the city. The hotels mentioned above here are highly recommended for couples and solo travelers alike.

  • How do I book an accommodation?

    Browse through our list and click on the "more information and prices" button. This will lead you to the booking site with the best offer, where you can proceed with the booking as usual.

    However, if the unit you've chosen is not available, we suggest changing the check-in date or go back to our list for other great deals.

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