Hotel overview

We're the Best of Milwaukee Airport Hotels Our hotel's location near General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) makes it easy to travel in and out of the area. The Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Milwaukee Airport is also near several businesses and attractions such as Rockwell Automation and Discovery World. Business travelers appreciate our proximity to the Milwaukee airport and our hotel's modern facilities, which feature a Business Center with copy and print services. We also have 1,250 square feet of meeting space and are near several businesses, including Rockwell Automation, Bechtel, Bucyrus, Patrick Cudahy, Central Aquatics and Cessna Citation. Milwaukee is home to a variety of museums such as Betty Brinn Children's Museum and Milwaukee Public Museum. Hotel guests can explore outdoors, as well, by visiting Boerner Botanical Gardens or catch a Milwaukee Brewers' game at Miller Park. The Bradley Center offers an exciting slate of shows and performances, and the Wisconsin State Fair Park and Summerfest grounds are also located nearby. Unlike other Milwaukee airport hotels, we offer the complimentary Hot Express Start Breakfast, which boasts our signature cinnamon rolls. In addition, we make staying connected simple, thanks to free high-speed Internet and VPN access offered throughout the hotel. We also offer an onsite Managers Reception from 530 to 730 Monday through Thursday! We're the smart choice!

Property information

Year Built: 2005
Accessible rooms: 7
Double bedrooms: 46
Floors: 3
Nonsmoking rooms: 115
Single-bedded accommodations: 69
Suites: 89
Total rooms: 115

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General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 0Maximum child age: 19
Pet Policy Canine friendly property under 50 lbs must use a 1st floor guest room no additional charges.

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 109 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Adequate Lodging Close to the Airport

    My wife and I stayed at the hotel this past weekend. Desk staff was efficient and processed my reservation quickly. In general the stay was typical. They have a small pool and hot tub, small fitness center, laundry, and breakfast area. They offered a happy hour for guests which would be appreciated by travelers. The breakfast consisted of pastries, pancakes, cereal, potatoes, egg white omelets, and bacon or sausage. I belabor the last point because breakfast shapes my day. There were a few areas in need of improvement. The bathroom smelled a bit like dirty mop water, the mattress was not flat so it forced me to sleep in the center of the bed to keep from rolling off, and the hotel design seemed to echo slamming doors late into the evening. These were small items and I would probably stay there again for convenience.

    Mar 11, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Decent for the price

    It's an all around good 3 star Hotel. Decent priced. The only thing I'd recommend that this location update is the pool... It's only 4 feet deep at its deepest point (although there is a kiddie pool attached as well as a hot tub) & black substance on the bottom/wall(s) in many areas (which hopefully isn't mold)! If they remodel the pool I'd stay there again when I'm in need of a Hotel near MKE Airport.

    Feb 16, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Unreliable Airport Shuttle

    I stayed at this hotel for one night. Upon leaving the baggage claim at the airport I called the hotel for a shuttle. It took 30 minutes to arrive. The location of the shuttles is outside and darn cold in Wisconsin winter. I watched shuttles from other hotels pass a couple times before mine finally arrived. Apparently the shuttle is shared by other hotels. The next morning I asked the front desk for a shuttle back to the airport 45 minutes in advance. I waited for 15 minutes after my requested shuttle time before the shuttle arrived. Normally this would't have been bad except the shuttle driver had no record of my request. He was just stopping for a soft drink at the vending machine. According to the shuttle driver, he would not have stopped otherwise and would have just gone to the other hotels on his route. Flying is stressful enough without the added stress of a hotel shuttle. The next day when I got home I contacted the hotel to notify them of the incident. According to the hotel manager, she would check into it and get back to me. She never did. The hotel itself seems new. The room has state-of-the-art amenities. However, if you stay, make sure you ask for room on the top (third floor). The floors and walls are thin. If you get a lower floor room, you may have a "clumper" above you as I did.

    Jan 27, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wondering mini water park, great for kids!

    What a great hotel. They had a nice mini water park that was a bit cool but great for our kids, plus a hot tub. It was a nice inside area. We requested a room close to the pool and it was SO convienent. Breakfast was good. Park and fly was very easy... even shuttle back was fast upon our return. Will stay again.

    Jan 07, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Decent hotel

    I used to stay at the staybridge the last few years, but they charge 20,000 points for a free night. Over here they only charge 15,000 points. Front desk staffs were nice and helpful. Since I am a diamond member, I was upgraded to a suite. Breakfast was fine, nothing special. They even have happy hours a few days a week. The server was nice to us. The room was clean, Internet was strong. There was a problem with the drain and it was fixed while we were gone. There is a refrigerator and microwave in the room. I like this hotel and I'll be back.

    Nov 05, 2019