Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an inviting city for a romantic getaway. It’s known for its historic charm, world-class entertainment and natural beauty, as well as a thriving brewery scene. Stroll hand in hand along the Downtown Riverwalk before dinner at one of the waterfront dining spots.
Milwaukee’s best romantic hotels feature everything from hot tubs to couples massages. We’ve selected a range of luxury, boutique and mid-range hotels that will make for an unforgettable romantic vacation.
From $189/ night
The Pfister Hotel has been setting the standard for hotels in Milwaukee since 1893. This historic boutique hotel includes luxurious amenities and world-class customer service. Guestrooms feature feather beds and blankets, WELL Spa toiletries and 24-hour movies. The “Romantic Retreat” package includes champagne and chocolate truffles, as well as a dining credit. Enjoy views of Lake Michigan from Blu, the hotel’s sophisticated wine and martini bar on the 23rd floor, before heading back to your room for the night.
From $129/ night
Detroit Foundation Hotel is one of the newest options in the downtown area. They have converted the former Fire Department headquarters into a 100-room boutique hotel. Each room has special touches from local artisans, like door handles from Smith Shop and wallpaper from the Detroit Wallpaper Co. Enjoy the in-room fully stocked, locally curated bar or head down to the Apparatus Room for a cocktail crafted by an accomplished mixologist. Cruise the town with a complimentary Detroit Bikes rental.
From $161/ night
Horse around at the Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee’s luxurious boutique hotel for vacationers and motorcycle enthusiasts alike. Guests highly rate these well-appointed rooms, which have plush pillow top beds and luxurious linens. Each bathroom has a walk-in shower with a soothing rain showerhead. The Spa at Iron Horse Hotel offers a Couples’ Time Out massage – 90 minutes of pure bliss. If you’re a foodie, try the Farmer’s Market Dinner. You’ll join the chefs as they visit markets and buy ingredients for your romantic, four-course dinner for two.
From $129/ night
Follow the neon rooftop sign to the Ambassador Hotel, an iconic Milwaukee landmark dating back to the 1920s. The art deco boutique hotel has been renovated to include modern comforts and amenities in its guestrooms and suites. Book the “Write a Chapter in Your Love Story” package to enjoy a king suite with a whirlpool tub, wine and a dozen roses. The Ambassador provides complimentary shuttle service to many of Milwaukee’s attractions, so you can easily explore the city.
From $154/ night
Post-Victorian Steampunk meets modern day elegance at the Brewhouse Inn and Suites. Housed in the historic Pabst Brewery, Brewhouse is now an all-suite hotel with nods to its past. Guestrooms have an industrial chic feel, thanks to the Cream City Brick and exposed beams. Rooms also include full kitchens and oversized showers. Brewhouse recommends its most popular suite, the Baron Terrace, for those on a romantic getaway. Pair it with the “Romance Baron-Style” Package, which includes chilled wine and artisan chocolates delivered right to your room.