Tradition & Experience

The Astor Hotel was built by real estate developer Oscar Brachman for a Milwaukee hotel tycoon, Walter Schroeder and considered to be one of the finest hotels in the Midwest. Nearly a century later, the tradition remains with The Astor is home to many permanent downtown residents, extended-stay visitors and travelers from all over the world.

Our professional staff will see to your every need. The 24-hour front desk is always available to assist you.

The Astor Hotel provides rooms equipped with cable TV, complimentary Wi-Fi and a work desk. A hair dryer and ironing facilities are provided.

You will find the gym open 24 hours for those who like to keep fit. Complimentary Wi-fi is available throughout the building.

The Astor Hotel is conveniently located in the Lower East Side of Milwaukee. Attractions that are within walking distance include, but are not limited to, the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Pabst/Riverside Theaters, Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery World, Henry W. Maier Festival Park (Summerfest, Festa Italiana, German Fest, Irish Fest, etc.), the historic Third Ward, and Brady Street area. If the weather isn’t treating Milwaukee well our complimentary shuttle service can take you to any of the listed attractions, or anywhere else within a two mile radius. (Astor Hotel shuttle service is subject to availability)


Noble Roots Since 1920

Originally known as the “Astor-on-the-lake,” the Astor Hotel is a very large, nine-story building, which has housed both travelers and permanent residents since it was completed in 1920. It covers a half a block in a largely residential lakeside neighborhood of Milwaukee’s historic East Town district.

As you enter The Astor Hotel you’ll find the lobby to be simple but yet elegantly designed, adorned with several stained glass domes which illuminate the entrance. An incredible, round stained glass dome provides the ceiling for The Rotunda Room. Other classical details such as round-arched windows, balustrades, inset stone panels, large crown molding and crystal chandeliers are just a few of the features of the hotel.

"A truly great place to stay for the price. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. If you are looking for a nice lower east side Milwaukee hotel with charm, this is it! I will definitely stay here again and again when I visit Milwaukee."