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MKE Airport hotels

monkeybrains01

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Just curious where crews stay on MKE layovers, and your thoughts on the properties?
 

Bertie Wooster

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Most regional crews stay at the Sheraton across the street from the airport.
Not the most ideal location but there are a couple of greasy spoons closeby and if you are in the Wisconsin size strippers, then there is the "terminal" close by.

Hope this helps...
 

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The Wyndam is old, but has a decent bar and restaurant. The Holiday Inn Express is newer and cleaner, nice pool, etc. I haven't tried the bar/restaurant in the hotel yet. Main reason being because there are several good restaurants within walking distance...Beer Belly's and a Culver's that happens to have better burgers than most places I can recall.
 

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Clarion is practically on the field. Probably on the low end of the franchise, but survivable. Walking distance from the aforementioned greasy spoons, Terminal, and bars.
 

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Was thinking the same thing...

That and responding: "I stay at your Mom's house"...
 

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Sheraton = former Milwauke Grand

Most regional crews stay at the Sheraton across the street from the airport.
Not the most ideal location but there are a couple of greasy spoons closeby and if you are in the Wisconsin size strippers, then there is the "terminal" close by.

Hope this helps...

The Sheraton was the former Mil. Grand, one of the best hotels in the city. The Theatre in the parking lot closed as well as the rachet club. There were a lot of very good restaurants in the area, but mostly fast food now.


The restaurant in the lot was/is one of the top 10 in the state, coat and tie and pricey. The secret was it uses the same kitchen for the smaller restaurant in the hotel. You could get the special and the crew discount and have a great meal. Then be a hero and buy donoughts at the Dunkin D. for the crew the next morning. They also had a crew lounge for all air carriers and baked cookies in the afternoon. It was very social. That used to be one of my favorite RONs back in the day.
 
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Not the most ideal location but there are a couple of greasy spoons closeby and if you are in the Wisconsin size strippers, then there is the "terminal" close by.

Actually, "The Terminal" is a pretty cool bar that opened only 2-3 years ago in what used to be a truck terminal behind "The Landmark." The Landmark is a somewhat more well known, very old bar. None of them have strippers... you're probably thinking of "The Airport Lounge" next door.

I'm curious where the SWA hotel will be. Hopefully downtown.

Enjoy MKE... when it's too cold outside, you might as well drink!
 

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Clarion is your best bet. Walking distance to the Terminal. Which is a bar, not a stripclub. That is two doors down at the 'lounge'. Next is a Best Western, Motel 6, and then the Wyndham, which used to be the Four Points Sheraton. I was just on that stretch of Howell Ave. today, there might be a Super 8 as well. God that's bad, been here almost ten years, had the union office in the same stretch and can't remember if a Super 8 is there. Nearby is the Holiday Inn Express, and further away is stuff on 13th and College. It's all safe around the airport, any one will probably work fine.
 

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Clarion is your best bet. Walking distance to the Terminal. Which is a bar, not a stripclub. That is two doors down at the 'lounge'. Next is a Best Western, Motel 6, and then the Wyndham, which used to be the Four Points Sheraton. I was just on that stretch of Howell Ave. today, there might be a Super 8 as well. God that's bad, been here almost ten years, had the union office in the same stretch and can't remember if a Super 8 is there. Nearby is the Holiday Inn Express, and further away is stuff on 13th and College. It's all safe around the airport, any one will probably work fine.

Drove past the Landmark a while back and it appeared to be shut down. Please say it ain't so!
 

meigwo

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Drove past the Landmark a while back and it appeared to be shut down. Please say it ain't so!

It be so! They shut it down and opened the Terminal behind it. The Terminal is actualy a great bar, but The Landmark was awesome. I miss it...
 

Propsync

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Yeah. I try to get a good picture from Jeff, one of the bartenders. There's three brothers and their father that own all of this stuff. I don't exactly know who owns what, as Joe and another guy run City Lounge, a non-smoking bar in Cudahy, just east of the airport on Layton. Anyway, talking to Jeff, he said the building really needs a lot of work. Since they dumped a ton into the Terminal, I'd bet they're waiting to make enough money to start the work on the Landmark. The other problem is sales. Jeff said the majority of sales is Bud Light and Miller light. Even if they reopened the Landmark, they'd be doing it at a loss, due to the Terminal. So in other words, who knows.

On the bright side, if you can hack a tough owner, there's the Sugar Maple that is a half block east of KK on Lincoln. Sixty micros, no smoking, no BS. Bruno is tough, but really knows his stuff. He won't even put Spotted Cow on tap. A great whisky/bourbon selection as well.
 

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Ramada and Clarion... both are terrible, Ramada reminds me of the shining... apparently switching to a new hotel in November? Wingate or Wyndham I think.
 

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I recall the Four Points over by the Dunkin' Donuts was pretty good...
 
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