Hotels in Wisconsin

From a rustic cabin in the woods and lakeside B&Bs to a five-star city getaway, Wisconsin hotels come in all shapes and sizes. In Milwaukee, The Iron Horse Hotel's loft-style rooms feature original touches from the building's former life as a bedding factory, while all of Hotel Metro's deco-style rooms have a curved wall separating living and sleeping areas.

As home to the university and state government, Madison is replete with name-brand chain hotels, but you can also find boutique gems like the 10-room Mansion Hill, full of Old World charm, luxurious details, and panoramic downtown views. Door County, Green Bay and the eastern parts of the state are primarily the domain of three- and four-star chain hotels, while northern Wisconsin and the Apostle Islands also offer a few B&Bs. One of the best hotels in Wisconsin, the five-star American Club Resort, in Kohler, is home to the award-winning Kohler Waters Spa and four championship golf courses.

Located 12 miles from Lake Geneva, this homey Victorian B&B. Guestrooms—many of which have fireplaces and period detailing—is named after a Victorian Era author (Charles Dickens, Agatha Christie, more). Request a room with a double-Jacuzzi tub.

Nightly campfires, lodges, log cabins, water activities, a babbling brook, and lore claiming that Al Capone vacationed there make this a great hideaway.

The skier-friendly property offers quaint rooms and slope-side fireplace condos.

Eight miles from the zoo, this family-friendly eco-hotel has a “green” rooftop spa and free bicycles (helmets included).

Since it opened, this historic Grand Dame—which includes the 1893 building and a modern tower—in downtown Milwaukee has hosted every U.S. president since McKinley.

With indoor-outdoor waterparks, golf, dining, and a spa to unwind in, this resort has it all in one facility—including groceries.

The stately red-brick exterior and rich dark-wood paneling in the lobby and restaurant contrast with the lighter, brighter feeling of its 38 luxurious guest rooms and suites; all have handsome antique furnishings, and some overlook the forested Kettle Moraine hills.


Certified by Travel Green Wisconsin,, this inn boasts in-room whirlpools and fireplaces, private balconies, and hammocks amid birches overlooking the lake—plus a recycling program and locavore-focused menu rich in Wisconsin cheeses.

One of Wisconsin’s top resorts, the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is home to its own ski resort, water park, even a rock-climbing wall.