"Overnight at the Astor"
It was a bit warm in the room but once we figured out to shut off boiler, open windows (1 out of 3) has screens, and open door vent - we were good. Cute older but very well maintained room. Hotel bar was nice but drinks extremely expensive at $8 high ball.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old hotel and it shows"
In town for one night for business, booked here as the location was close to my work. I normally like a place with some history but this hotel was badly in need of some TLC. Weird smell throughout the building, paper thin walls allowed me to hear everything going on in the next room, water pressure was abysmal. Will not be returning.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
If you enjoy old hotels this is the best. We stay here every time we go to Milwaukee.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very convenient location. Gracious public spaces. Nice views.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hallways had a moldy smell. The service was phenomenal. Andrew was so attentive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good value for money"
Good value for money. Hotel staff was great and very helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Perfect location ....... friendly and clean!Visiting familyHGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was great! If you are looking for something outside of the bland, cookie-cutter hotel chain experience, this is it. Not enough spiders, though. Not even one.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Rooms are hot, shower doesn't drain properly"
You can't control the room temperature, so it's very hot in the room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice place. Always stay here when visiting Milwaukee.Genuine Expedia guest review
We have a relative living in this building - so having our own space over the weekend was a good thing. There's a parking lot but the buzzer to notify the front desk was out. The guest room was old school, we appreciate that; a step-up ceramic tiled bathroom and coats of paint are OK and, while the bed covers were lumpy, it's laundered consistently. […] However, even with both windows open all the way it was so hot that sleep was IMPOSSIBLE. I turned on the shower... nothing but cold water! As I twisted the knob I realized that I also couldn't turn the water off - just full blast cold water. I tried calling the front desk - it took three calls for him to answer and a maintenance soon showed up. After complaining that he keeps telling them that the faucet is old and sticks (WD40 anyone?) he forced it to put out warm and to shut off. I got my shower - but couldn't turn the water off -again. I could turn it to cold between my shower and my husbands' so the room wasn't over-steamed. He eventually got the water mostly turned off. Then there were the ants. Teeny, tiny ants all over the bathroom. Upon leaving I realized that this room was next to the recyling/trash room - bug Utopia. On checking out the desk clerk that I had talked to about the water problem just accepted the key with no question as to our experience. We have a family wedding in Milwaukee right down the street from this hotel and a lot of family members were planning to stay here - not any more. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
All of the staff were friendly & accomodating. The hotel has a regal attmosphere & a great location in downtown Milwaukee. It's close to the lake & many attractions. The food at The Astor Cafe was good & wait staff were exceptional. :)Genuine Expedia guest review
"They didn't find my reservation"
I paid for the room weeks before I went to Milwaukee to make sure I had a room since I was going to a wedding and I wanted something nearby. I was still at the reception when I called the hotel to let them know I would be there around 10pm. They said they didn't have my reservation. I figured maybe I had gotten confused and didn't remember the correct […] hotel, so I waited until I left to call them back to verify. By then it was around midnight and it was pouring down rain. I called just about every hotel in case it was my mistake. They all checked at the other hotels as well and even for the next day. There was not a reservation under my name anywhere in Milwaukee. I spent another 30 min sitting in my car making phone calls to hotels to find a room that was not more than the price of my reservation. By the time I got to a decent hotel it was almost 1:30am. Needless to say, I was very upset that despite my precaution in making the reservation and paying for it ahead of time, it was an aggravating waste of my time and pretty much ruined by otherwise memorable evening. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Old hotel, needs a serious update, although room was re-painted and very clean. The radiator could not be adjusted and room was literally 80 degrees (not exaggerating). Made for a long hot night of no sleep. Even opening the window (which thankfully was operable) did not help much. The early morning staff comped my $10 parking, but I'm not sure $10 […] made up for a sleepless UNCOMFORTABLE night. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I like the character of old hotels, so I depend on the reviews to help make my decision to stay in one. I liked the Astor Hotel; my room was clean, the bed comfortable. This hotel is nice if you are only planning on staying a couple of nights. We initially asked for two key, when we went out we left one key in the room and during the evening lost the […] other key. We returned to the hotel after 11pm and the front door was locked. We rang the bell and was let in (you are suppose to use the card attached to your key to get in after hours.) We explained to the front desk clerk we had lost our key and did they have another one, or have a Master key. We were told they didn't have extra keys and no Master but the clerk did say they could try a key. We went up to our room and the clerk was able to open our door. The problem was, the clerk never asked our name or to show any identification to prove we were the renters of the room before going up to the room and opening the door. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"better than i expected"
I was looking for a cheap hotel for a night. Wasn't really expecting much but it was a lot better than I had expected. Nice location some resturaunts and a grocery store in walking distance. We were informed of a rooftop chill area that you could hang out and have a nice view of downtown, that was pretty neato! The room wasnt very impressive and the […] bathroom looked pretty rundown. The walls were paper thin, we couldnt hear anyone but when I stepped out of the room the T.V. on low volume sounded like there was no walls... They also informed us of a free shuttle that will take you anywhere downtown which was a nice suprise saved us some money on cabs. Overall it was a nice place if I have to stay downtown again and looking for somewhere cheap this is not the worst! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Full of Ants."
The room was full of ants. Very dated, but got the room for a decent price. However, $100 for a room with Ants isn't worth it! No control over the temperature in the room, so I had to open the windows, which have no screens, and the windows were difficult to open.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The lobby smelled. The rooms were poorly updated. Foul odors in the hallway and no way to get fresh air into the room. Iron and ironing board provided but no way to plug it in. Likewise with the coffee pot. No refund policy available so we made due but never again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"There is a lot of history in this part of town"
Since the hotel is as old as it is, the heat was radiator heat which had to get a comfort level, too hot.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Had a pleasant stay, night desk clerk was exceedingly helpful!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Oldy but Goodie"
If you want shiny new, this is not your ride. However, the price point and nostalgia may be attractive to those who still appreciate historic features and proximity over brand new ammentities. Stayed for two nights with a beautiful lady I had just met and we enjoyed keeping the old windows open, the comfy bed, and wall mount TV with a surprising cable […] package. Close to lake and just a few blocks from Water street and "center" of downtown. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Downtown, reasonable rates, easy off-street parkin"
Hotel is old, and charming. It's been updated. Guests need to be reminded how to use showers. Single room for two a bit crowded. Bed was comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great cheap place"
This was a perfect hotel for a cheap weekend getaway to downtown Milwaukee. Save your money for beer and stay here.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We loved it. It almost feels like you're in the 1920s. The doors have actual metal keys. There are modern amenities, though. It's very comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Next stay - book Intercontinental, one block East."
This hotel is tired, as is the staff. Owner(s) doing best they can to keep this giant, from another time, alive. Their rooftop viewing area of Milwaukee was a joke. Frequented by local youth who simply gained access by the rear door and elevator.Genuine Expedia guest review
Had a nice stay, staff was great .Rooms were very clean only draw back but not a deterent the hallways smelt like smoke.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Part of Town"
The Astor is an Historic Registry building that has a lot of potential. However the hallways and rooms are old, musty and in bad need of updating. If refurbished, this could be one of the best in Milwaukee. The price is good and the staff was wonderful, but don't think I'll be staying again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Stayed at worse, stayed at a lot better"
Pros: The room was clean, the staff was friendly enough, and the locations was good. It's in downtown Milwaukee so a lot is in walking distance. Cons: The hotel was very dated. In it's day, it was probably awesome, but that day has passed. Bathroom sink was junk (two faucets, the stopper didn't work), the AC unit in the window was really loud and didn't […] cool the room well unless you were in it's direct path -- in which case it was too cold. The Hotel's free Wi-Fi was a joke. For myself and just as a place to sleep for the night, it was fine. But I actually thought it was over-priced ($120 after taxes) for the quality you ended up getting/not getting. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
small room corridors smelled needs updating would never go back to this hotelGenuine Expedia guest review
"Astor Hotel Milwaukee"
Older boutique hotel which is fine but it smelled like cigarettes even though the staff emphasizes it is a no smoking building. Everything smelled like smoke. My husband and I left as soon as we woke up.Genuine Expedia guest review
awesome! yes the building is old but that is part of what I loved! beautiful architecture you just don't see anymore. room was huge and comfortable. would have liked a small fridge but hey, no worries! quiet and comfortable. staff was greatGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Decent hotel for the price"
This place looks like it was awesome... Key word being was. Now it's not even as comfortable as a Comfort Inn since everything is old and falling apartGenuine Expedia guest review
"Small rooms in this classic 1920's hotel."
Not many "bells and whistles" but comfortable, quiet and reasonably priced. Beautiful old hotel! Liked it and will probably stay again. Near the lake and downtown area.Genuine Expedia guest review
Good hotel over all, Ricky at reception was very helpful and also when he took us around in the shuttle bus it was much appreciatedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Could be so much better"
This is a charming old hotel within walking distance of downtown Milwaukee. Overall I would say it has a convenient location and was serviceable. However, it could do with some care, cleaning, makeover, and maintenance. My main complaint is that the carpet was dirty enough it made my bare feet dirty. Other complaints: all the insulation in the duvet […] was in clumps (apparently improperly laundered, luckily it was warm) and the room was painted one of those institutional, mix-all-the-colors, baby-you-know-what brown. The bed was comfortable. The best part was the bathroom which was clean, had good towels, and had period tile. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Overall it was pleasant. There's an old school historic charm to the facility. Only fault is the walls are thin and you can hear almost everything. Luckily there were no noisey tenants. Nice restaurant bar. Quaint and charmingGenuine Expedia guest review
Poor customer service. The hotel carpets were running down. Dim lighting in hallways.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The main outside entrance needed repair. The concrete was breaking up and had a hole in it. Two of their beautiful chandeliers remained turned off our entire visit creating a dim and dark check in area. In contrast, the rear entrance was bright and cheery. Our room was clean and comfortable. The service, staff and food was excellent. The shuttle service […] to and from the "Irish Fest" was fantastic. We will stay at the Astor again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good for the price"
Way too old for me. I get the whole nostalgic thing, but I wouldnt do it again. Reminded me of my grandmas house, and Im 45.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel, close to the lake and Brady St."
I only spent one night at this hotel, so my experience was pleasant and I was comfortable. We were able to walk to many central locations like the lake, museums and eat/drink at Brady St.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Old, Rustic Hotel with Character"
The Astor was an old, but well maintained hotel. Everything works.Genuine Expedia guest review
"close to triathlon venue"
Since we were in Milwaukee for a triathlon and needed to get good sleep, we were very pleased with how quiet the rooms were. There was a wedding reception in the hotel but our rooms were still very quiet.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location for downtown fun."
No complaints - the hotel is old, but it's comfortable, has a great location and is a classic.Genuine Expedia guest review
"It was a pleasant stay, and the staff was helpful."
We'll stay here again, but the tv didn't get any reception for two says. The breakfast was tasty, but the help was short-handed and the only meal offered was breakfast, despite having a full service kitchen.Genuine Expedia guest review
Looks like a rat motel will never go any where near this place.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great location! It was just too outdated for us. The room was too small and the bed was uncomfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great stay except for shower, when room next door use water my shower water became ice cold or scalding hot.Genuine Expedia guest review
"good location, not a restful place"
Although the hotel was close to many things, are experience was below-average at best. Issues with noise (thin walls), very loud A/C (window unit) and a bath tub that would not drain. We were only there a few nights and we went on short notice. I would not recommend this to any other travelers.Genuine Expedia guest review
Our room was more than outdated. In window unit air conditioner that was very loud. No room in bathroom for our toiletries. Bathroom had moth in window - we also found ant and a spider. We were going to stay 4 nights, but left after 2nd night (should have left after first).Genuine Hotels.com guest review
great neighborhood. Close to downtown.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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