Hotel stays offer advantages over staying with relatives, especially if those relatives frown upon you adjusting their thermostats, filling their trash cans with ice cubes, and demanding fresh linens on an hourly basis. Stay somewhere where shampoo theft is encouraged with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a one-night stay in a standard queen room at Hotel of the Arts Days Inn Milwaukee (up to an $89 value).
Hotel of the Arts, located in the cultural epicenter of downtown Milwaukee’s art- and architecture-focused Brewer’s Hill area, ensconces guests in one of 79 rooms accented with marble and travertine and ornamented with fine art. Flat-panel 42-inch televisions illuminate rooms with the car chases and martini waterfalls of premium cable as wireless Internet access propels travelers past a flurry of pop-up ads to the search results of their dreams. Following a refreshing complimentary breakfast, walk out to stage productions at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts or the Pabst Mansion, constructed in 1892 and the former home of beer baron Captain Frederick Pabst. After watching plays or going to sporting events at the Bradley Center, grab a pint at the hotel’s bar and lounge or unwind with some stationary hurdling at the 24-hour fitness center.
Hotel of the Arts Days Inn Milwaukee's rates fluctuate throughout the week.