The Residence Inn in Milwaukee is located in the city's Marshall Fields building, former home to the corporate offices of the Marshal Fields department store. This old world style makes for a building filled with character and charm. The building was recently renovated and is no an all-suite hotel. Just a short distance away is the Midwest Airlines Convention center, the Bradley Center, and Milwaukee's theatre district. The hotel is connected to the Shops of Grand Avenue, the city's downtown shopping mall. The hotel features flat-screen televisions in each room wireless Internet, a business center, and 24-hour fitness center. Each morning guests are invited to enjoy the hotels breakfast buffet, as well as social hour on Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The hotel is located right on Milwaukee's famous RiverWalk, providing an area for relaxing and strolling before or after an event. The hotel's full business center is great for those visiting the city on business. There are five stories and more than 130 suites. Three meeting rooms provide 1,900 square feet of meeting space.
The hotel embraces its appeal to business stays and offers copy and fax service, network printing, and overnight delivery and pick up to its guests. There is a cash machine on the premises, and both grocery shopping and housekeeping services are available on the daily basis. There is on-site laundry for those who are enjoying a longer stay, and valet dry cleaning for those who need extensive cleaning service. Newspapers are available in the hotel lobby, and local restaurants are happy to deliver meals to the hotel.
Nearby are a variety of Milwaukee's best activities. Bradford Beach on the shores of Lake Michigan is about two miles east of the hotel. There are biking and hiking trails nearby, as well as bowling alleys, sailing, tennis and volleyball courts, and waterskiing. The prime location of the city near Lake Michigan means there are always events and activities going on. People visting Milwaukee for business or pleasure will never be bored. The hotel's fitness center features two stairstepper machines, three treadmills, and two stationary bikes. While there may be more extensive fitness centers at other hotels and resorts, a lot of business travelers will find this is just enough to keep their fitness routine in action while traveling.
Nearby dining options include the Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, serving pub fare and local microbrews. Mo's IrishPub is open for lunch and dinner and has a menu filled with traditional Irish favorites, as well as standard American entrees. Karl Ratzsch's is one of Milwaukee's most famous German restaurants and is within walking distance of the Residence Inn. There is also an Applebees that can be reached via the Grand Avenue Shops connection, so you never have to go outside. This is quite the bonus during Milwaukee's harsh winters.
Whether you are in town for business or pleasure, the Residence Inn by Marriott can provide comfortable accomodations with a number of perks. Consider staying with them the next time you visit Cream City.