Review: Hyatt Place Milwaukee Airport

For the second night of my long weekend visiting friends in Milwaukee I used the free night certificate from my Chase Hyatt Visa for the Hyatt Place Milwaukee Airport.

I chose this hotel for a few reasons:

  • I knew there would be a nice large sitting sofa where my friends and I could gather to watch one of our favorite shows
  • Breakfast was included
  • The hotel had a free airport shuttle

Even though my room was just across the street from the airport, airplane noise was never an issue.

I’d reserved a king room and received one on the fourth floor.  Just inside the door was the living area with the sleeper sofa, a desk and a cabinet which held the mini-bar and on top of which sat the coffee maker.

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Sleeper Sofa with Ottoman

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Desk and chair. The various A/V outlets are for the TV.

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Mini-fridge, mini-bar and coffee just inside the door

Midway down the left wall was the TV on top of a small bookcase.  The TV could be angled so that it could be viewed from either the sofa or the bed.

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TV and Bookshelf

Behind the wall where the TV was mounted was a little nook that contained the closet with full-length mirrors on the door and a built-in chest of drawers below a counter with a mirror over it.  I used this chest as a luggage rack for my small bag.

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Built-in Chest and Mirror

A partition separated the sofa from the king bed and the night stands on either side.  Instead of a wall-mounted thermostat, the temperature controls were on the air/heat unit under the window but at least it was a real thermostat where you can set to a particular temperature and not just “hi cool” or “low heat”.

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Comfy King Bed

In the far corner of the room from the door was the bathroom.  The vanity and sink were inside the room with the toilet and tub shower.  Provided toiletries were the standard Barney Kenet MD brand.  I do wish Hyatt Place would upgrade the bar soap to a shower gel that I could take home with me.

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Sink and vanity

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Toilet and Tub/Shower

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Barney Kenet MD Toiletries

Breakfast was served downstairs in the lobby in a special area set aside for that purpose.  There were several different types of seating in the area that made it easy to accommodate most any size group.


There were several kinds of beverages: juices, milk, coffee, tea, an area for hot foods like pancakes and a croissant & egg combo.  Cold cereals were set out and hot oatmeal was available too.  Fruit, yogurt and cottage cheese, hard-boiled eggs, toast and toppings were all set out as well.


A small business center was on the street side of the lobby and on the other side was a a small bar which also sold baked goods, including cookies which were tasty!  Just past the business center was a small outdoor patio but since it was raining during my visit I didn’t get to test it out to see how noisy or quiet it was.


Down one of the ground floor halls was a small exercise room and at the far end of the building was an indoor pool.  It wasn’t large but then an airport hotel is not typically where one stays specifically to enjoy a pool!  There was also a coin laundry in this area.

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No, the dryer isn’t really crying for help!


Since my flight was not an early morning one, I just let the front desk know when I was ready to leave and they got the shuttle ready just for me.

This hotel was exactly what I needed for my visit.  I’d be happy to stay here again when I’m back in the area.

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