Defined by Architecture, Loved for Location
The term “Art Deco” evokes images of eclectic, sophisticated design defined by rich colors, bold geometric shapes and beautiful ornamentation. That is The Plaza Hotel. Yet it’s also correct to say we are an easy, approachable property with modern amenities to please today’s travelers. We have two floors of guest rooms and two floors of residences above those. There’s a bustling vintage café, a recently completed Walnut Room for small gatherings, and a dedicated spa treatment room.
Now, for our location. We’re in a residential nook on the city’s Lower East Side, with Lake Michigan beaches, lakefront festivals, Milwaukee’s expansive trail system, one-of-a-kind boutiques and eateries, Cathedral Square Park, sports arenas, universities, the Milwaukee Art Museum and the city’s theater and gallery district all wonderfully walk-able from the front door. In fact, we encourage guests to experience the city instead of staying in – think of it as a vast fitness center just waiting to be explored.
We’ve been home to the Milwaukee Repertory Theater for more than 60 years and our charitable giving tends towards the arts.
We’d be remiss if didn’t share something of our staff. They are incredibly proud of this historic Milwaukee hotel and take great care in making certain rooms are neat and tidy. They also love Milwaukee and really do want guests to have a memorable experience, so don’t be shy about asking for recommendations on local boutiques, the best running routes, the latest showings at art galleries, even theater tickets.
Of note: Not unlike historic European hotels, we are a “walk-up.” Should you need assistance with your bags to the second floor, we are at your service. Or, if you prefer, ask for a guest room on the first floor.
Hidden Gem Dates to Roaring Twenties
The Plaza Hotel has been a fixture on Milwaukee’s Lower East Side since the Roaring Twenties. In fact it was the property’s historic architecture that first attracted the family who owns it today to purchase it in 1984. They are just the second owners of the building.
Designed by architect George W. Adams and originally constructed as two buildings in 1925, the four-story Plaza is identifiable by its red brick exterior with stone trimmings. Today the first two floors are hotel, while the upper two floors are residences.
This Art Deco gem has been thoughtfully renovated over the years to restore many of the stunning original architectural details while providing for the modern amenities and latest technology today’s travelers demand.
The Café at the Plaza was originally a tea room where lady residents entertained guests. In 1950 the present lunch counter was installed and Cafe at the Plaza was born. To this day it remains a local treasure.
Our Very Own Petite Spa
Having to leave a property for spa services rather defeats the purpose of de-stressing, wouldn’t you agree. That’s why we maintain a dedicated massage treatment room right here at the hotel. Spa therapist Jeanne Marie Vielleux, BA, LMT, is trained and certified in a variety of therapeutic modalities, including deep tissue massage, sports massage, Swedish massage, reflexology, lymphatic, and Shiatsu. You’ll consult with Jeanne to customize a massage that best suits your needs.
Add on a simple facial if you like. Just request at the time you reserve your massage.
$90 per 60-minute massage treatment
$10 for facial add-on
Call 414.460.2672 to reserve a spa service.
The upper two floors of The Plaza Hotel building are residential, further adding to the trendy neighborhood atmosphere.
Residents enjoy 24-hour desk service and various parking options. There’s also Café at the Plaza for dining. Our location gives urbanites easy access to the best restaurants, shops and groceries on the city’s Lower East Side along with pleasing proximity to the lakefront, theater and arts district, and local universities and businesses.
For additional information, we direct you to Shoreline Real Estate Co.