The Kimpton Journeyman – Milwaukee
I have stayed at the Journeyman 4 times over the last couple of years. I have stayed there solo, with my kids, with my dog, with a friend. I have stayed in a standard room and the King Spa room.
The rooms are well-appointed, high end and clean. The only thing I would say and this is a design issue I have seen in other hotels is the place to turn on the shower forces you to get shot with cold water. I have experienced this in other hotels, but it drives me nuts to get blasted with cold water when I am turning on the shower. That is my only criticism. The rooms are otherwise appointed and beautiful. The beds have given me the best night of sleep ever – so comfy!
I have brought my dog here, but the only issue is they really do not have an ideal place for you to take your dog to go to the bathroom. You have to walk quite a distance, but this is part of the “city life” experience. They brought him a dog dish with a dog statue – he was terrified (in a hilarious way) of the dog statue and a dog bed.
The hotel also put “Mister Ninja Darth Vader” on the chalkboard when you enter the lobby. That gave many chuckles.
The hotel staff is top-notch. The boys and I hung out in the main lobby for a little while because it is so inviting and cozy and the boys had so many questions for the staff – like how many light bulbs are in the foyer light fixture (no one knew)…..
We ordered room service and the food was top notch.
I have also attended a private event on the top floor of the hotel and it was also great. The food and service were fabulous. The attendants made sure everyone was taken care of and they made sure the patio was well heated.