Best hotels in Green Bay
Green Bay IntroductionGreen Bay has more than one quirky claim to fame: Wisconsin’s oldest settlement, born as a 17th-century trading post, is the smallest city in the U.S. to host an NFL team, the Green Bay Packers, which is also the only team of its kind that's wholly owned by its fans. This city's location, sitting on an estuary off Lake Michigan, is pretty unique, too; its open waters provide excellent fishing conditions, while the colder winter months offer skiing and snowboarding in the Navarino Hills. Still not convinced? A vibrant cultural scene includes the annual Artstreet event, in which over 200 participants bring art, dance, music, and theater onto the streets.
Hotels in Green BayThis is a city that offers year-round appeal to visitors, but it’s still possible to source competitive Green Bay hotel deals at peak vacation times if you shop around. You’ll find everything from elegant chain establishments to no-frills motels here, from the 3-star Hilton Garden Inn Green Bay with its indoor pool and 24-hour fitness studio to the homey Village Inn, which has its own restaurant and plenty of parking. Many hotels in Green Bay provide thoughtful touches like free breakfast, complimentary WiFi, and unlimited use of leisure facilities to enhance your stay.
Where to stayEnjoy panoramic views of the bay and the buzz of downtown, or benefit from convenient connections to the highway—either way you’ll never really be far from all the attractions of this compact city. Many popular hotels in Green Bay are located on the banks of the Fox River—the atmospheric Mariner Motel is right on the boardwalk, surrounded by tranquil parkland, while St. Brendan’s Inn serves up the authentic flavor of Ireland in its traditional pub. Book an economy lodge near Lambeau Field, right in the heart of the city center, and get ready to cheer the home team to victory.
Things to seeGreen Bay residents are especially proud of its picturesque setting, which is showcased at multiple sites across the city. The urban boardwalk of CityDeck, with its stunning architecture, sits near the trails along the Fox River, which give lovers of the great outdoors the chance to indulge in some hiking and biking. A trip to Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary comes with excellent wildlife-viewing opportunities, while a stroll through Green Bay Botanical Garden reveals not only the beautiful plants that illustrate the 4 distinct seasons, but also the intriguing Stumpf Hobbit House, a whimsical restroom built into the hillside. Theatergoers are sure to love the ornate Meyer Theatre, with its grand staircase, Juliet viewing boxes, and mighty Wurlitzer organ. Visit the world’s largest steam locomotive, 'Big Boy,' at the National Railroad Museum, which is also home to the famous GG-1 loco and the streamlined 1950s Aerotrain.
How to get to Green BayGreen Bay-Austin Straubel International Airport offers a frequent nonstop service to the local hubs of Chicago, Minneapolis, and Detroit, with a wide choice of onward connections throughout the U.S. and further afield. Hop in a cab to complete the 7-mile journey to downtown, or hire a car from the desks at the terminal. Interstates 43 and 41 both connect Green Bay with Milwaukee, around 140 miles south. I-43 is an especially scenic route, with much of the road passing through the Fox River Valley. Green Bay Metro supplies public travel in Green Bay, with a network of buses serving downtown and suburbs.