Located about a 5-minute drive from General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) along Highway 38, the Clarion Hotel Airport Milwaukee is geared towards air or car travellers who require an economical stopover hotel with meeting/banquet space, on-site dining and a free airport shuttle.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, free cable TV, a coffeemaker, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board and a desk. Rooms with a jetted tub, a separate bedroom and a living room/area with a sofabed are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Hotel amenities include a heated indoor pool, a fitness centre, meeting banquet space, a business centre, laundry services and free parking. Pets are not permitted. A free 24-hour round-trip airport shuttle is also offered (please contact the hotel for details).
On-site dining is available at Cork 'N Cleaver Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Downtown Milwaukee and BMO Harris Bradley Center are both roughly a 15-minute drive from the hotel, while Whitnall Square can be found about 10 minutes away by car. Boerner Botanical Gardens is a 15-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: September 9, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, staff, value and rooms.
Many guests were pleased with the hotel's location. They described it as easy to get to, as well as close to the airport, highway access, the Bradley Center, Discovery World, downtown Milwaukee, public transit and restaurants.
The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by reviewers. They were characterized as friendly, professional, helpful and knowledgeable.
Several lodgers praised the hotel's value. They described the rates as affordable, low and decent, and also cited the free airport shuttle and free parking as adding to the hotel's overall value.
The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by several patrons. They described their rooms as well equipped, spacious and quiet, with good water pressure and comfortable beds.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms.
Although several guests were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms, a few lodgers had complaints about their accommodations. They reported worn carpets, dated decor, cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms, noise transfer from guests in the hallways and musty smells.
guest reviews rated the hotel 3.9 out of 5 with an 88% recommendation rate from 197 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #38 of 52 Milwaukee hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 160 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.9 out of 5 from 104 reviews.
The author called the hotel on September 9, 2013 to verify some information.