Hotels Close to Milwaukee Airport

by Patrick M. Lind
An aerial view of Milwaukee and Lake Michigan

An aerial view of Milwaukee and Lake Michigan

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Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport lies 10 miles south of downtown Milwaukee. While the distance may be short, this drive can cause unwanted anxiety prior to a flight. To ease the stress of travel day, stay at a hotel close to the Milwaukee airport. These hotels are just minutes from the terminal and offer traveler-friendly services.

Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

The Clarion Hotel sits across the street from the airport, half a mile from the terminals. The hotel provides guests with secured, on-site parking and a complimentary 24-hour shuttle service. Long-term discounted parking packages are available. The hotel's restaurant, Cork 'N Cleaver, serves meals and drinks throughout the week and has a Friday fish fry and Sunday brunch. Guest rooms have a traditional decor and design, and come with basic amenities. Guests relax at the heated indoor swimming pool or work out at the on-site fitness center.

Best Western PLUS Milwaukee Airport Hotel & Conference Center

The Best Western PLUS provides 140 guest rooms less than a mile from Mitchell International Airport. All guest rooms come with free wireless Internet access, a micro-fridge and free breakfast buffet; king suites with Jacuzzi bathtubs are available. Guests receive free parking for the duration of their stay; "Stay N Fly" packages are available. The hotel's airport shuttle operates 24 hours a day. Business travelers have access to a business center with printing and faxing. Guests enjoy pasta and ribs at the on-site restaurant, or head across the street to the independent Mexican restaurant for dinner.

Hyatt Place Milwaukee Airport

Guests of the Hyatt Place Milwaukee Airport stay just a short five-minute ride from the terminals via the hotel's free airport shuttle service. Rooms here have a contemporary design with modern decor, making them stand out among the typical airport hotels; each room features a flat-screen TV and sofa in the living area, which is separated from the sleeping area by a decorative half wall. AAA members receive a 10-percent discount, and guests who purchase the "Park.Stay.Fly." package receive complimentary long-term parking. The hotel serves a free breakfast in the morning and has a cafe that serves Starbucks coffee.

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel

The Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel is located near Interstate 94, 2.5 miles from the airport. The 194 rooms recently underwent a renovation, have an up-to-date, contemporary feel, and come with amenities such as flat-screen TVs and Internet. The hotel features special "Quiet Zone Floors" with quiet hours from 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.; children and large groups are not allowed on these floors, ensuring a quiet night's rest. Guests have access to an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center and business center. A 24-hour airport shuttle is available.

About the Author

Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for He received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East.

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