While this is a laid back, down home kind of state, there is luxury lodging
in Wisconsin in many varied locations. On an international rating scale, many
might better be considered deluxe, but Wisconsin luxury hotels do exist. Some
are actually world class and quite elegant. The very finest of these are secluded
resorts far from the cities,
and are generally located on one of the many lakes, rivers, or in state
parks. And you will find Wisconsin
Dells luxury hotels and resorts in the "water park capital of the world."
There are also Milwaukee luxury hotels to suit your vacation if you're looking for a true big city experience with an elegant atmosphere and plenty of pampering. There is a handful of historic Milwaukee luxury hotels located in the state's largest city. Among these are the Astor, overlooking Lake Michigan and built in 1920; the all-suite Hotel Metro, located in the heart of downtown; the former Park East, now a Comfort Inn and Suites property that also overlooks the lake; and the Ambassador near downtown, which is an Art Deco masterpiece. The historic treasure of the city is the Pfister, located only three blocks from Lake Michigan. Built in 1893, the ties lavish hotel contains an extraordinary collection of Victorian furniture and art. All of these are rated AAA Four or Five Diamond, and are within walking distance of the downtown attractions.
You can also choose from several downtown Milwaukee luxury hotels that are members of the better franchises, such as Hilton, Hyatt, Wyndham, and Sheraton. The Hilton is in the former Shroeder Hotel, and has been completely restored to its former 1920's grandeur, when it was the tallest hotel in the city. One of the state's many indoor water parks is located here. Located about twenty miles west of the city, the Country Springs Inn has a "country" feel to it and is surrounded by many golfing venues.
Because it is the state's capital and one of the country's most important university cities, you will also find Wisconsin luxury hotels in Madison. Chief among these is the historic Mansion Inn, located in the beautiful McDonnell Pierce House on Bug Hill. This is a masterpiece of German Romanesque Revival architecture built in 1857 and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Edgewater, next to the university campus and located right on one of the city lakes, is also a good choice.
Speaking of lakes, there are many in the state, and other luxury lodging in
Wisconsin will be found in the areas around them. The Gordon Inn is one of the
Door County resorts, and
is located on Lake Michigan. Beach access, boats, fishing
gear, and bicycles are complimentary for guests. In the north of the state,
on Lake Superior and at the gateway to the Apostle
Islands, is the Old Rittenhouse Inn. This exclusive luxury lodging in Wisconsin
has only twenty guest rooms and suites in three historic old homes. You will
find other Wisconsin luxury hotels in the western part of the state on the banks
of the Mississippi River,
including the Radisson in La
You will find Wisconsin Dells luxury hotels as this city, neighboring Baraboo, and the entire region comprise one of the prime destinations for Wisconsin vacations. Water parks here are like casinos in Las Vegas, and there are a number of Wisconsin Dells luxury hotels and resorts (including casinos) with a Vegas style feel to them.