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, romantic hotels, hotels with pools, and many more to choose from. To save you time and trouble, we’ve curated a list of the finest Airbnbs in this area. So, come along and take a look at these best Airbnbs in Downtown Milwaukee.
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. Milwaukee Public Market, which is one of the famous things in Milwaukee, 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/ familyMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsnice size tv and fast wifiwe usually stay at the iron horse but prefer this and will definitely be backthe apartment was just as described we would love to stay again sometime we are back in milwaukeevery modern and comfortableit was clean and comfortablenice and clean stylish placeit was immaculately cleansuper clean and really stylish placegreat space - very clean and inviting
Host:the hosts are very responsivethe hosts were incredibly responsive to all questionsjake was a great host and responded extremely quickly with any questionshost was very responsive and helpfulthe hosts were very responsive and accommodatingRead more reviewsgreat condo in a great location of the citygreat place and great locationgreat place in a great location easy access and convenientgreat location in a fun part of townbeautiful apartment ideal location for 3rd ward district shopping and restaurants
This rental is for discerning travelers who love to get the best out of their stay. A penthouse in a historic building in central Milwaukee, this one-bedroom flat gives you a nice and comfy place to stay that’s a few steps away from the city’s main attraction. It features high ceilings, nice finishes, and interesting accents courtesy of its aged architectural style. Modern amenities are installed in place for your convenience. Do note that this is a no-smoking rental that does not allow parties and gatherings. Children are welcome at your own discretion.
FRONTDESK | Penthouse Downtown w/ Free ParkingMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Top guest reviewsthe place was very comfortable for twovery comfortable bed and sheets very nice bathroom and kitchenthis place was much better than expected and very cozyclean and stylish placethe apartment was very cleancommunication and check-in were ideal and the apartment itself is clean comfortable and attractivehomes are clean comfortable and stylishclean modern comfortable and in a great area
Host:the host was very responsive to any requests we hadfree parking and quick responses from the hosthost was kind and checked in during our stayco-host was very responsive and super helpfulhosts were extremely responsive and even helped us use the parking space earlier than the check in timeRead more reviewsgreat location in the heart of milwaukeein a great location so close to many thingsthe location is fantastic - very easy walk to the public market dining and shoppinggreat location with just a short walk away from some great restaurants and barsa cool spot right in the heart of milwaukee walk to everywhere easily
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, which is one of the best things to do for free in Milwaukee, is also just one block away.
Sleep up to 14/Old World 3rd St/Fiserv Forum/Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe space is large and had ample room to comfortably fit all 8 of our gueststhe beds were very comfortable would recommendthe beds were comfortable and abundantwith all of the toiletries linens and the keureg we had a very comfortable stayvery spacious apartment everything was as advertised had a great stayplace was clean and spacioussuper clean and great valueplace was clean and easily accessibleclean excellent communication right near plenty of local bars and attractions and good amenitiesthe place was clean and was a good deal
Host:great owners who cares about giving guests an enjoyable experiencejake was very helpful from the beginningjake is a great host and this apartment is a fantastic value thank you jakegreat stay friendly respectful hostsyou will love this place jake was a gracious hostRead more reviewscute place and very conveniently locatedgreat meeting location in milwaukeeloved the location as it was close to tons of placesa great location for a fun weekendexcellent location for all downtown activities
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 ForumMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsi loved the easy accessible coffee and smart tv accessjakes place was great the condo can fit 4 people comfortably with the 4 bedsthe apartment is huge with tall ceilings and lots of lightthe beds were comfortableit’s clean and has plenty of roomspacious and clean great staybeautiful place everything is super clean and homeythe unit was clean spacious and invitingsuper clean excellent quality of beds good location practical to do most of the visits on foot
Host:he was really accommodating as a host & very helpful when i had questionsjake is an excellent hostwould highly recommend jake and his staff are awesome hostsgreat location and the host was so quick with responses and helpful tipsjake was a great host very responsive and quick to provide with small items we neededRead more reviewsamazing location in downtown milwaukeeconvenient location with comfortable beddinggreat location close to the river restaurants and entertainmentamazing location loved the river walk across the streetexcellent location with a great space
Perfect for four guests, this apartment in a historical mansion is close to many attractions of Milwaukee. The apartment offers lovely views of a lake from its large windows. There is a fully furnished living area, a functional kitchen, a charming dining space, two plush bedrooms and one modern bathroom in this elegantly done-up apartment. Guests also have access to a patio and a parking space. The apartment is at a walking distance to several popular restaurants, bars, and famous landmarks of the city.
Historic Lower East Side Apartment with Lake ViewsMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe wifi also worked great in the main living areathe apartment was excellent and well stocked with coffee drinks etcthe a/c worked really well in each roomthe kitchen was well stocked with necessities for coffee as well as other drinkswe cooked watched tv enjoyed the neighborhood and slept quite comfortablybeautiful historic house very clean and comfortablenice and clean; a cozy spotit was super clean and had everything we neededeverything was very clean and the condo is very exactly as it is describedthe space was clean quiet comfortable and charming
Host:nice owners with very prompt responsesvery responsive host good valueour host katie was quick to respond and very helpfulkatie was great and super responsive to any questions we hadkatie is a wonderful host and we hope to return in the futureRead more reviewsgreat location & great accommodationsthis is a great location right in the middle of everythinggreat location as wellawesome location in walking distance to many neighborhoods around the citygreat location close to everything we wanted to do
Stay in a thoughtfully decorated one-bedroom apartment that features a roomy balcony. Its ideal location in central downtown brings you within walking distance to many attractions such as the art museum, the lakefront, Third Ward, Summerfest, and more. The apartment itself has plenty of amenities that promise a convenient stay. It features a queen bed and an additional mattress enough for four guests. Its heated wood-grain floors and granite countertops add a delightful touch to its overall look. There’s also a fully stocked kitchen with high-end appliances and a living room with a smart TV and free WiFi.
FRONTDESK | 1BR Apt Downtown w/ Spacious BalconyMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Top guest reviewscharming apartment with loads of natural light a view large balcony comfortable bed and nice kitchenvery cozy place with an great viewthe selling point of this apartment was the great view and large balconythis apartment has an awesome view of the citycozy one bedroom spot with beautiful viewsvery clean and responsive as wellclean and simple and very comfythe place was very clean and nicehad a great stay very clean and comfortablegreat place and very clean with a beautiful atmosphere
Host:nice stay the host was amazingthe host was very responsive and helpfulquick response time and good communication from hostshost company was responsive and check in was a breezehowever when we contacted the host they answered quickly & were helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location 2 supermarkets in walking distancegreat location and a nice apartmentnice apartment complex in a great locationperfect location and easy free parkingthis place is in a great location and is in walking distance from many places
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, this is one of the most stylish apartments near downtown Milwaukee. It has an open-plan living room, kitchen and dining area, which 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 StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsvery comfortable sleeping on the sofa bedsthe furnishings are all stylish and comfortablecomfortable space and patiothe deck out back of the apartment is huge and has a gas grillthe location simply cannot be beat i took the pull out couch and was exceptionally comfortablevery clean and nicebeautiful apartment and very cleanthis is a very clean well-kept spacethe place was very clean and met our needsthe apartment was extremely clean and beautifully decorated
Host:friendly host with great quick communicationpatricia was a kind and thoughtful host with great recommendationspatty was a very helpful and gracious hostexcellent place and excellent hostthe host was extremely helpful and made our stay quite pleasantRead more reviewsamazing location right in the heart of downtownlocation is great and most everything is within walking distancewhat a great location with easy access to many unique experiencesthe location was absolutely amazingperfect location for all points milwaukee
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 this cheap Airbnb in Milwaukee 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.
FRONTDESK | Sleek 2BR LoftMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Top guest reviewsoh and i love sleeping with a fan but never remember to bring oneit’s a very cool modern apartment as wellwe had a very comfortable visitthe apartment was very clean and moderngreat apartment very clean and modernstylish loft apartment clean and walkablethe apartment was clean and the beds were very comfortableneat and sparkling clean
Host:host was easy to work with and very professionalthe hosts were very responsive and had clear instructionsthis was handled in a very professional manner and i think it speaks well of the hosta few hiccups but the hosts were helpful and overall we would definitely stay againgreat appliances and ruthie was a very gracious hostRead more reviewsgreat location able to walk to everything in downtownperfect location and a great apartmentgreat location and a great apartmentgreat downtown location easy access to restaurants and eventsgreat location (2 minutes to the convention center)
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. This Airbnb in downtown Milwaukee 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.
FRONTDESK | Sleek 1BR | Steps to RiverwalkMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Top guest reviewsbeautiful natural light in the kitchen/living room areathis is a chic and comfortable apartment located near all the amenities milwaukee has to offerthe apartment is also walking distance to the beautiful art museum and just steps from the river walknice and clean space and great communicationclean and excellent communication to get you in and out very easily for your staythe apartment itself was very clean and stylishsuper clean & really thorough instructions for checking invery clean place stylish great for its rate i would definitely stay there again
Host:they were very communicative and helpfulnot much else to say other than she’s a great host with phenomenal propertiesvery nice and stylish space check-in was very easy host is very responsiveruthie was incredibly helpful in providing recommendations answering questions and even providing a user friendly guide for check-inso much better than a hotel they were so friendly and helpful from the minute we bookedRead more reviewsthe location is amazingthis location is great - along the river walk and centrally locatedgreat location quite but close to everything down towngreat location if you want to be downtown mkegreat location and fun space
If you’re looking for cosy downtown Milwaukee apartments, then this property might interest you. 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 MKEMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe two beds are extremely comfortablevery clean and safe apartmentit was super clean and spaciousit was very cleanthis unit is clean and well decoratedclean updated and the beds were very comfortable
Host:jake was a great hostjake was very responsive to questions and requests throughout our stayjake was super responsive to all requests and questions before and during our staythe house was nice modern and clean and the host was so welcoming and niceRead more reviewsa great location in milwaukeea wonderful apartment close to milwaukee city centregreat central location for a weekend out in milwaukeeloved the place and locationloved the location - being able to walk to the bars nearby was a plus :)
Take in the stunning views of Milwaukee skylines through the floor-to-ceiling windows of this upscale modern apartment. Since this rental is located downtown, you will be just steps away from Wisconsin Center, Fiserv Forum, Third Ward, and other restaurants and shops popular in the area. The apartment sports generous living spaces, a fully equipped kitchen, a cocktail bar, and a bedroom fitted with a king bed perfect for two guests. You are also free to use the fitness centre and the outdoor firepit.
Modern King Suite next to FiservMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsfast wifi comfy couch great kitchen and one very impressive netflix setupfantastic modern upscale apartment with an amazing viewthe apartment is spacious and modern with great amenitiesthe apartment was in a great area and had awesome viewsthe bed was huge and had one of the comfiest comforters eversuper clean and well appointedeverything was clean and jeff was easy to communicate withjeff's place was very nice and cleanjeff’s place was stylish and cleanthe place was awesome so modern clean and spacious
Host:great host great home highly recommendedhost was very responsive and helpfulfriendly staff great host and plenty of roomhost was responsive and easy to communicate withjeff as a host is amazingRead more reviewsgreat place close to everything downtownthis is an awesome location in the heart of downtowngreat location and super cool spaceeasy access to get it in a great location for downtown milwaukeenice place and location highly recommended :)
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 LoftMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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 ParkingMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Top guest reviewsthe couch was very comfortable for sleepingthe place is great i slept on the couch while my sister and mom slept in the bedgreat place downtown location wonderful apartment with well-designed interior decoration easy check-in and secure parkingvery clean and organizedit was very clean and very stylishinside was very clean and comfortablethe apartment was neat clean and modernabsolutely spotless but warm and comfortable
Host:gail was the perfect hostgail is a super welcoming host with a lovely homeshe is a fantastic host with a gorgeous apartmentshe is very kind and thoughtfulgail is a super hostRead more reviewsgreat location in a very cute apartmentgreat location in the heart of townthe location was perfectperfect location in the heart of downtown walking distance to everythinggreat apartment in a central location of milwaukee
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 FiservMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Top guest reviews2 air mattresses are very comfortable and biglarge open condo space with wide comfortable bedsthe rooms where laid out really well for the amount of people this 2 bedroom can sleepthe supplies of body wash and shampoo in the showers is a nice added touchthe room sleeps 14 easilythis place was very clean and stylishfast communication responses and everything was cleanthe place was clean and largethe house was very clean and all linens and towels were providedthe apartment was clean as could be
Host:hosts were very responsivethe hosts are very responsivejake was ultra-responsive to my questions very helpfuljake is also very responsive when neededall the hosts were super responsive as wellRead more reviewsfantastic location for exploring milwaukeegreat location close to nightlifeexcellent location next to many downtown events and restaurantsgreat place and great locationbest location for anything near fiserv and checking out the area
This luxury home that features three bedrooms, one fitted with a king bed and the other two fitted with a queen, can accommodate up to eight guests. Located in the lovely and peaceful neighborhood of Lavender Hill, the property guarantees a quiet stay with a bonus of stunning city views. The house is equipped with a full kitchen, two full bathrooms, and a flat roof accessible through a spiral staircase. You’ll never have trouble parking for this rental comes with a four-car parking space. Children are welcome but do note that the property is not 100 percent childproof.
Downtown Luxury Home with Cool Views and ParkingMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Top guest reviewsthe rooftop balcony was so nice to have our morning coffee and breakfast with a beautiful viewit was very comfortable for all 7 of the guestsgreat home wonderful views comfortable roomsthe house was beautiful modern and comfortablevery clean and well maintainedit was clean and comfortableit is very clean spacious and well equippedher communication was fantastic the home was very clean and it was close to downtown night lifehouse was great for our group plenty of places to sleep and very clean
Host:host was easy to work withmagalie is a wonderful host and her home is beautifulgreat house great host very responsivemagalie was a wonderful host and very accommodatingmagalie was a great hostRead more reviewsgreat location and very responsivenice location close to downtowngreat location with easy access to all things mkethe location was good as there were many establishments within walking distancegreat location and an immaculate house
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. From fancy restaurants to piano bars, there’s no end of things to do in Milwaukee, including things to do with kids. And with our list of the of Airbnbs, you are sure to experience everything that this wonderful area has to offer!
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