From summer festivals to winter sports to a stunning shoreline all year long, Milwaukee is a bastion of warm hospitality and a destination for beer lovers and foodies alike.

Recently referred to by The New York Times as “a small but vibrant city that balances its traditional Germanic origins with an embrace of contemporary art and design, great live music, and fun, casual dining,” Milwaukee is being discovered. In fact, Conde Nast Traveler just named Milwaukee as one of “6 U.S. Cities to Watch in 2017,” we’ll take it!

With so much to see and do, why not chose a perfectly located hotel that leaves plenty in your wallet to shop, dine and explore?

An oasis on the Lower East Side

Here you’ll find yourself in a gracious residential nook on the city’s Lower East Side. It’s a leisurely stroll to Lake Michigan, our lakefront festival grounds and Milwaukee’s expansive trail system. We are walking distance to area businesses and many of the city’s best restaurants, art galleries, boutique shopping and sports venues.

The Plaza is also near the Milwaukee School of Engineering and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – and remain the preferred choice for visiting parents and guest faculty.

And all that jazz…

The Plaza Hotel has been home to the Milwaukee Repertory Theater for more than 60 years, with visiting actors adding color to our property. Our guests enjoy performances of the Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Florentine Opera. We are a short distance from national touring Broadway shows at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, national headliners at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Riverside Theater and Pabst Theater.

For the visual arts, we are a short walk to the famed Milwaukee Art Museum and many historic museums and private galleries throughout the city.

For the love of getting together

Known as the City of Festivals, Milwaukee knows how to throw a great party. Our eclectic neighborhood is located near Summerfest and all the other festivals staged on the lakefront. The list below will assist you in exploring our  local events:

Now that’s a testament to the community’s love of getting together.

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