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10 Best Airbnbs In Downtown Milwaukee - Updated 2020

10 Best Airbnbs In Downtown Milwaukee - Updated 2020

Situated along the banks of Lake Michigan, the Midwestern city of Milwaukee in the US is a ‘big city of little neighbourhoods’! A lot of unique and small neighbourhoods make up the fabric of this lively city and the ‘local’ culture of these neighbourhoods is strongly cherished by the hospitable people of Milwaukee. One of the most happening areas of this buzzing city is Downtown Milwaukee. With plenty of attractions centred in this area, Downtown Milwaukee is also the preferred accommodation location of most visitors; from business travellers to concert-goers to people visiting family or just simple tourists. There are a lot of options for every kind of budget in the downtown area: lofts, one-bedroom apartments, condos, and many more to choose from. To save you the time and trouble, we’ve curated a list of the finest Airbnbs in this area. So, come along and take a look at our recommendations of the best Airbnbs in Downtown Milwaukee.

1. Sleek, modern loft just steps from Riverwalk (from USD 59)

Done up in a contemporary style, this sleek two-bedroom loft is sure to give you a deluxe hotel-like feeling. The spaciousness of the open-plan living room, dining area, and kitchen is further enhanced by the ample amount of natural light coming in from the multiple windows. The kitchen is fitted with stainless steel appliances, the bedrooms are comfortable and the bathroom is spacious too. And the best thing about the apartment is its superb location – right in the centre of Downtown Milwaukee! The apartment is just one block away from the Riverwalk, The Shops of Grand Avenue, Pabst and Riverside Theater, and plenty of other entertainment, dining and shopping options.

Sleek 2BR Loft | Steps to Riverwalk + Dining
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
210 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The apartment accommodated 2 couples perfectly
It was walkable to everything that we wanted to do downtown
It was incredibly spacious and comfortable
This is a beautiful place beds were comfy and plenty of linens/extra pillows and such The living room is HUGE and high ceilings throughout
Easy-peasy access and everything was right there
Place was spacious and clean and close to everything
Stylish loft apartment clean and walkable
The apartment was clean and the beds were very comfortable
The apartment was very clean and modern Thanks
The loft is very well decorated and very modern
The host was quick to respond and very helpful
Ruthie was great to work with and quick with responses
Also check in directions were super clear
Great location and host was very responsive
Clear check in/out instructions and allowed for early check in if needed
Great location (2 minutes to the convention center)
We also enjoyed a concert at Pabst Theatre
Great place and great location
It is incredibly convenient to everything in downtown Milwaukee
A great place great location and fair price
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2. Chic apartment in a historical Downtown Milwaukee building (from USD 59)

This fully furnished one-bedroom apartment in the central downtown area of Milwaukee was once part of a department store in the 1920s. The updated and converted apartment of this historical building can comfortably sleep four guests. A fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances ensures that you can whip up delicious meals for everyone. The apartment has plenty of windows to let in the sunlight in the living room, kitchen and dining area. Pabst Theater, Riverside Theater, Riverwalk and more entertainment, as well as dining options, are just one block away from the apartment.

Sleek + Stylish 1BR | Steps to Riverwalk + Theater
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
215 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The flat has everything you need - full kitchen
You can also call in to the city to register for free overnight parking on the street
the only thing is the air mattress lose air overnight
The view was unexpected so that was a plus
If you are expecting to use the couch or the air mattress for sleep just make sure you ask they provide the items to make it happen
It was great and clean and a bit more centrally located
The apartment itself was very clean and stylish Also having a washer and dryer in the unit was
easy check in and very clean space
Great clean and spacious place in the heart of downtown Parking garage right beside it comes clutch
Very clean place stylish great for its rate
Ruth was attentive and a quick communicator
They were very communicative and helpful Highly recommended
the instructions for check in/check out were impeccably clear
and Ruthie was very accommodating
Ruthie was quick with responses and checked in to see how I was doing
This location is walking distance to everything in downtown Milwaukee
Nice place in a good location
Location is really convenient to bars/restaurants/bucks stadium
Flat is in a PERFECT location for exploring
Nice space in a convenient area not a lot of street parking
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3. Stylish apartment with easy access to downtown attractions (from USD 99)

This elegant one-bedroom, one bathroom apartment is situated in a historic building in the heart of Downtown Milwaukee. The apartment features upscale furnishings in all the rooms, a full kitchen, wifi, and laundry facilities too. The apartment retains many elements of the original building, one of which is the beautiful original tile work in the bathroom. Most of Downtown Milwaukee’s attractions are just a short walk from the apartment, like half a block away is the Riverwalk which will lead you to the Historic Third Ward’s restaurants and shops. As an added bonus, the hosts also provide free passes to the iconic Milwaukee Art Museum.

Stylish Charm by Midtown Riverwalk/ Garage Parking
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
63 reviews
Entire loft 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Thos unit includes secure underground parking with a dedicated space
The unit was comfortable and spotless the cleanest
Kitchen is well-stocked with anything you'd need
The loft was better then described online
Stylish comfy space with lots of light
It was very clean and very stylish
Gail's apartment was beautiful and very clean
Everything is easy clean and comfortable
Her place was very neat
and we were able to accomplish everything we wanted to 10/10
responded promptly She made sure all was ready for me
She was an outstanding host and offered great recommendations
She met us when we checked in
Gail's She is warm welcoming and an all around amazing host
Gail was an outstanding host
The location is great lots of places to eat within walking distance
Such a great location - walking distance to any neighbourhood
Perfect location in the heart of downtown walking distance to everything
and I Location is excellent - lots of restaurants and bars nearby
Great location in a very cute apartment
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4. Well-appointed luxurious condo in Third Ward (from USD 69)

Experience sophisticated luxury at this chic Third Ward condominium that is perfect for an executive business traveller or a small family. With very modern décor, the condo has whitewashed brick walls in all the rooms and an open-plan concept living, dining and kitchen areas. The furnishings, fixtures, and fittings are plush and all the essentials for a comfortable stay are available in the apartment. The Milwaukee Public Market is at a five-minute walk from the apartment. Numerous restaurants, bars, cafés, and an art museum are also a short walk away.

Luxury 3rd Ward Condo - w/ parking / exec/ family
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
151 reviews
Entire condominium 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this place came with free covered parking
I had 3 times the space at one half the cost
Beautiful apartment in a great part of town
Very industrial chic apartment; spacious with tasteful touches such as fluffy towels
I've stayed at Soft towels fully equipped kitchen and bathroom amenities
very clean and communication was excellent
The condo was extremely clean
Place is very beautiful and super clean
The towels and linens were plentiful and top
Great space - very clean and inviting
They communicated well with any and all questions
The hosts were incredibly responsive to all questions
We appreciated their quick responses and clear communication with check-in/check-out
Jake was a great host and responded extremely quickly with any questions I look forward to returning
Responsive detailed info and very clean
coolest neighborhood in the city
Perfect location to restaurants public market
Location is prefect for exploring city
It's a very convenient location for restaurants and SummerFest grounds
Great place in a great location Easy access and convenient
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5. Cosy apartment in an unbeatable downtown location (from USD 70)

With two cosy queen beds and a futon in the den, this lovely apartment can easily sleep five guests. Located in a historical 1889 building that is on the National Historic Preservation List, this apartment has many salient features like a beautifully done-up brand-new bathroom, a 48-inch LED TV, hardwood flooring, free wifi, etc. Just a two-minute walk away is the Fiserv Forum. About 15 restaurants and bars are within a two-block radius of the apartment.

2 Queens/ Den/Bathroom /the heart of downtown MKE
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
34 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Nice touches like water in the fridge
there was something wrong with the AC in our room
The room was clean and spacious with plenty of amenities Couldn't have asked for a better place
The beds were super comfortable and the location was great
Keurig disposable razors in the bathroom if you forget
Very clean and safe apartment Cons
it's exactly like the picture shows and extremely clean
Clean updated and the beds were very comfortable
This unit is clean and well decorated
The place was clean and organized and really charming
well furnished and really convenient Jake was super responsive to all requests and questions before and during our stay Highly recommend
We always received prompt responses with any questions we had
Jake was very responsive to questions and requests throughout our stay
mini kitchenette and the security Was a great intro to Milwaukee and more thna
The house was nice modern and clean and the host was so welcoming and nice
the location - being able to walk to the bars nearby was a plus :)
The location of this place is amazing one block away from Bradley center and right above a street of bars
Great central location for a weekend out in Milwaukee Not the quietest due to the surrounding bars but
Fantastic location for downtown Can get a bit noisy (near and above several bars)
Loved the place and location
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6. Renovated apartment with a huge deck (from USD 121)

Located in the oldest building on the historic Third Street, this one-bedroom apartment is a true gem! With exposed original brick walls and high ceilings, the open floor plan living room, kitchen and dining area are spacious and fully furnished. The bathroom and bedroom are well-appointed too. The apartment also has a large deck, with a seating area and a grill, and views of Turner Hall and Bradley Center. Many downtown attractions are at a short walk from the apartment; the Riverwalk with its restaurants, bars, and cafés is a mere half block away and the Fiserv Forum is only one block from the apartment.

1/2 block to Fiserv Forum, Fun Old World Third St!
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
133 reviews
Entire loft 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
As mentioned in the listing
Parking space included Everything you could need was provided
The apartment is bigger than the pictures show
Clean quiet space (that smells like the spice shop downstairs ) with everything you need Great little outdoor space
The space was clean and the bed was sooo comfy
The apartment was extremely clean and beautifully decorated
Very spacious Very clean and nice
Beautiful apartment and very clean
The apartment was clean and very spacious and organized
I can't say enough good things
and the host is very accommodating
and the host is awesome
and she keeps a spotless home with sophisticated touches throughout
She was super helpful and very responsive to questions
She gave us some awesome local tips as well
it's close to shops and bars
Talk about location Lots to do within walking distance and everything else a short Uber ride
Cool place in a great location
too many venues restaurants and downtown locations
Also is located in the center of the city Even though it's above a spice shop
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7. Trendy loft with park views (from USD 70)

Split over two levels, this very chic and stylish loft is located just half a block away from Old World Third Street. The loft has colourful furniture in mid-century modern style, high ceilings, large windows, a fully equipped kitchen and a dining area that has some amazing park views! The apartment is within a 10-minute walking radius of amazing bars and restaurants of Riverwalk and Old World Third Street. The Pere Marquette Park is just one block away.

Condo for 10 by Old World 3rd St/Fiserv Forum
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
158 reviews
Entire loft 6 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
hah - plenty of room to use aerobeds
Then up more stairs to master bedroom
It was difficult to carry our large suitcases up three flights of stairs
It was the only thing that bothered me
Convenient location with comfortable bedding Would sleep 6 comfortably
The air bnb is really clean and very spacious
Great location and communication; everything as pictured
everything is super clean and homey
Spacious and clean great stay
The pictures make it look slightly nicer
was awesome with communication and instructions
he responded so quickly and made sure we
We arrived a little early and him and his wife were so accommodating to us
Great location and the host was so quick with responses and helpful tips
but everyone had good sleeping arrangements
The location is one block from Fiserv and a block from the main strip of establishments
Amazing location in downtown Milwaukee Walking distance to lots of nightlife and restaurants
Amazing location loved the river walk across the street Walking distance to tons of restaurants and nite spots
but it is beautiful inside and in such a great location
Very nice place in a great location
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8. Huge, modern loft (from USD 125)

Sleek, modern and minimalistic – that is the best way to describe this superb three-bedroom, two bathroom apartment in the centre of Downtown Milwaukee. Painted in soothing pastel colours, the apartment retains plenty of its old-world charm and character through its exposed brick walls and multiple tall windows. The spacious apartment can comfortably accommodate 16 guests. The apartment is just half a block from the entertainment and dining options of the lively Old World Third Street. Riverwalk is also just one block away.

Sleep up to 14 by Old World 3rd St/Fiserv Forum
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
177 reviews
Entire apartment 8 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The flat was very roomy
The place itself was immaculate
so the 3 guests had plenty of room to spread out
We could not find a plunger (we later discovered one in the ensuite bathroom)
Extremely high ceilings in this vintage building make it seem so bright and spacious On top of the beautiful long hallway large comfy beds and beautiful furniture
and it was great Clean place very spacious and great
The space is extremely clean and well kept
Place was clean and easily accessible
very clean and great absorbent towels
The joint is clean and
He even let us check in a little early
Very responsive and good directions on rules and check in
Great stay Friendly respectful hosts
is LOUD and woke all 6 of us up
He was extremely responsive and was very thorough in his communication Great for a large group
just a perfect downtown location
Nice place in a great location
Great space in a great location Central to everything in Milwaukee Walk to bars restaurants
Great location Can easily walk to several bars restaurants breweries
Beautiful loft in a great location
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9. Beautiful loft with plenty of charm and character (from USD 63)

Stay in a stunning loft in a historical building of Old World Third Street, oozing charm and character – whitewashed exposed brick walls, high windows that filter in all the natural light, hardwood flooring, and so much more. The loft is fully renovated and well-appointed; the bedrooms are very spacious and the bathrooms are clean. The open floor plan of the living, dining and the extra-large kitchen area, is perfect for entertaining and relaxing over dinner. The loft is just one block away from the Fiserv Forum. Many shops, bars, and restaurants are also a quick short walk from the loft.

Old World 3rd Street Condo sleeps 14 by Fiserv
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
96 reviews
Entire loft 11 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It is very large and spacious and could accommodate our group of 8
very comfortable and big bunk bed is kinda squeaky
The condo is clean and has a very roomy living space
(Back entrance access only)Only down side is the overall quality of some of the furniture in the condo
The toilet paper holder in one of the bathrooms fell off the wall because it hadn't been screwed in properly Overall
The house was very clean and
Rooms stay dark and quiet enough
We slept 11 people no problem and the place was very clean
everything was clean and the owners were great with communications leading to our arrival
Check-in was easy and we had everything we needed
The host is very attentive as well
Great host very responsive to any inquiries
Jake was extremely helpful with check in and any questions
Went the extra length to help with our parking
Jake made sure we had everything we needed clearly defined all the check in and house rules and provided extra help when we checked in to make sure we had a great time
The location is also PERFECT
Plenty of bars and restaurants right outside
Great place in a great location
Great Location Close to restaurants
Arena is steps away lots of night life and food options
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10. Swanky loft in the heart of Downtown Milwaukee

The cosy, bright and airy MKE Loft is simple but decorated in a carefully curated manner. The loft gets plenty of natural light from the large windows in the living room and the open-plan layout ensures a smooth flow of light from the living room to the dining area to the kitchen. All the rooms in this loft are luxuriously furnished and equipped with all the essentials necessary for a comfortable stay. The proximity of the Pabst Theater, Riverside Theater, Zielder Union Square, and Panther Arena – all just a few minutes walk away – makes it an irresistible place to stay in Downtown Milwaukee. Plenty of other entertainment, dining, and shopping options are also close by.

MKE Loft
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
63 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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Historical yet modern – Downtown Milwaukee

Now that we’ve been acquainted with the charms of Downtown Milwaukee, it’s hard to stay for just a weekend or a few days, in this lively area. And with our list of the best Airbnbs in Downtown Milwaukee, you are sure to experience everything that this wonderful area has to offer!

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