Best Boutique Hotels in Wisconsin

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    The Iron Horse Hotel
    Milwaukee, WI
    1.6 miles to city center
    • Free WiFi

    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Iron Horse Hotel is perhaps Milwaukee's trendiest hotel: Guests are welcomed into a space decorated in cow print, exposed pipes and one-of-a-kind artwork. Rooms are spacious and feature exposed brick walls and custom furnishings, as well as oversized rain showers, 42-inch LCD flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. But what really sets The Iron Horse apart from other Milwaukee hotels is its dedication to the biker crowd. Sitting within walking distance of the Harley-Davidson Museum, this property shows its love for two-wheelers with amenities like on-site motorcycle rentals, a washing station and on-call maintenance staff. For non-bikers, The Iron Horse Hotel impresses with its spa services and easy access to art and performance venues like the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Florentine Opera. No matter how you spend your time, recent guests highly recommend taking advantage of the hotel's dining spots and watering holes – Branded, The Library, Ash and The Yard – which offer palatable sips and bites for morning, noon and night. Visitors are also quick to praise The Iron Horse Hotel's staff with such superlatives as "wonderful" and "delightful," saying the employees only further enhanced their stays. However, some say a stay here is on the more expensive side.
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    The Edgewater
    Madison, WI
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    The Edgewater takes its name from its location along the edge of Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin. Aside from its lakefront address, this Preferred Hotels & Resorts property is also only five blocks northwest of the Wisconsin State Capitol and a half-mile northeast of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Even with its proximity to bustling city attractions, the hotel is a hit with couples looking for a quiet romantic getaway, due in part to its well-equipped digs: Accommodations include minifridges, flat-screen TVs, iHome clock radios and bathrooms with walk-in showers. Recent guests recommended booking a lake-view room for even more serenity. Relaxation extends into the on-site, full-service spa, which houses a salon, a fitness center with a yoga studio, steam rooms and a pool. While guests appreciated these amenities, those who didn't use them lamented the nightly $18 resort fee. Guests were more complimentary of the on-site dining options, which include two Midwestern-inspired eateries, a grab-and-go dining hall and a tavern. Travelers highly recommend the waterfront Boathouse restaurant for seafood and lake views. Most guests reported outstanding service from the hotel staff but cite the location and facilities as prime reasons for return visits. Plus, members of the I Prefer program can cash in or rack up points for stays here.
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    Delafield Hotel
    Delafield, WI
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    This boutique hotel, named after the city in which it stands, is located about 30 miles west of Milwaukee. Offering an experience it describes as "cool, contemporary and sophisticated," the Delafield Hotel blends modern conveniences with a relaxed atmosphere. From cherry wood touches to eclectic art, this charming property appeals to both business and leisure travelers. Guest suites feature large Kohler spa bathrooms (read: divine showers and roomy jetted tubs), Smart TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Guests appreciate the blend of the old and the new, describing the Delafield as elegant and perfect for a relaxing getaway. If you're planning to stay at the Delafield Hotel, you should note that some of the advertised amenities, such as the Erin Hills Golf Course and the Be Fitness & Wellness Center, are located off-site.
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    Ambassador Hotel - Milwaukee
    Milwaukee, WI
    1.6 miles to city center
    • Free WiFi

    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Ambassador Hotel surrounds its visitors with art deco decor (from a neon sign outside to the original bronze elevator doors inside), and guests love it. Rooms here are spacious, and though hints of the 1920s can be seen in the decorative accents, amenities like Bluetooth-enabled media hubs and complimentary internet access keep guests connected to the 21st century. While visitors appreciate the hotel's charming decor, many say the accommodations are in need of some upgrades. Consistent with the hotel's theme, Caffé Deco serves up healthy doses of morning joe while the Envoy Restaurant & Lounge dishes out American fare in a bistro-style setting. Although you may not want to leave the property, one of the best things about this hotel is its location near major Milwaukee attractions, like Miller Park.
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    Hotel Metro
    Milwaukee, WI
    0.9 miles to city center
    • Free WiFi

    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Hotel Metro strives to be trendy in order to fit in with artsy downtown Milwaukee. The hotel's 63 suites are spacious and stylish with cream and green hues and hints of art deco, but some visitors feel that the accommodations would benefit from a facelift and warn of the loud slamming of doors. The bathrooms – large enough to fit big whirlpool baths (accompanied by Aveda bath products) – provide a place to take a load off after a day on the town. In case the in-room tubs don't do the trick, visitors are welcome to take advantage of Hotel Metro's saltwater hot tub and sauna. And when it's time for a bite to eat, travelers have great things to say about Pastiche at Metro, the in-house restaurant specializing in casual American fare.

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