Where to stay
InterContinental Milwaukee The sleek lobby and contemporary furnishings ooze cool at this building near the RiverWalk. Dine at Kil@wat, the hotel's hip restaurant. From $180. (414) 935-5943; intercontinentalmilwaukee.com
Hotel Metro A 63-suite Art Deco boutique lodging downtown offers a variety of accommodations including pet-friendly suites, spa suites and conference suites. From $169. Read Midwest Living's review. (877) 638-7620; hotelmetro.com
The Iron Horse Hotel Classy meets biker chic at this sexy boutique hotel with great on-site dining. Rooms are decorated with provocative murals. For bikers, there's a bike wash and rentals. From $149. Read Midwest Living's review. (888) 543-4766; theironhorsehotel.com
Pfister Hotel Pampering guests since 1893, this restored lodging has an opulent Victorian feel, a new spa and 23rd-floor martini lounge. From $159. See reviews and ratings. (800) 472-4403; thepfisterhotel.com
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