**I received a complimentary stay in exchange for this review. All opinions my own. This post contains affiliate links.
Happy Tuesday friends! Can you believe it's already April? It's supposed to be spring BUT, I just heard Mother Nature might be delivering snow to us a little later, and I'm now back to considering hibernation. Fortunately, this past weekend, I was out and about exploring Milwaukee and had such an great time!! But mostly, I cannot wait so show you where I stayed. SO GORGEOUS!
The Kinn Guesthouse is part boutique hotel, with a airbnb feel. When I tell you the rooms are amazing...wow!!! Between the hardwood floors, exposed brick and royal blue bright barn door to close off the spa-like bathroom, I felt like I was staying in a room right out of a magazine. The shared gourmet kitchen is stocked with coffee and tea, hot chocolate, popcorn, cereal, etc., or you could bring some goodies from home to prep one of your favorite breakfasts, lunches or dinners. With 8 rooms to choose from, you can easily find one to meet your space needs (choose from King Rooms, Double Queen Rooms or 1 King Suite with a King and Double Twin) - BUT, you need to book early. Room are already being booked for summer with weekends filling fast.
While you can cook or explore the area for meals, it's not necessary for dinner or a weekend brunch, as you're in luck with the main level of the Kinn housing Kindred on KK. This cozy restaurant offers amazing meal options, prepared with Milwaukee's freshest ingredients. Your dining experience will be completed with a tasty cocktail from the restaurant's bar or a dessert to satisfy a sweet tooth. Finally, an outdoor fire pit and patio awaits to help you make the most of your getaway. Can't you just picture yourself with a drink in-hand sharing a laugh with friends or family cozying up next to the firepit!?!
The Kinn is nestled in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood, within walking distance to countless restaurants and bars as well as the neighboorhood's best shopping options. PLUS, guests are just a short drive away from the downtown area, Miller Park (home of the Brewers) and other fun attractions like the Milwaukee County Zoo.
Speaking of the zoo, even though it was chilly/borderline cold, I was still able to spend an afternoon enjoying the over 3,100 animals that call the Milwaukee Zoo home. With their outdoor spaces closed, each of the animals requiring a warmer climate than what the Midwest is currently offering, had an indoor playground that visitors could roam through. I'm not sure what my favorite was - maybe Primates of the World. Or the penguins. Or the grizzly bears (these were outside for anyone planning a visit while it's still cool) who were looking happier than I ever knew a bear could, while literally lounging in a hammock. If you're there when it's warmer - check out some of their rides and attractions like the Sky Safari or the Sky Trail Ropes Courses and Zip Line.
Other things to do in Milwaukee include multiple museums - Milwaukee Art Museum, Harley Davidson Museum and Discovery World, brewery tours, Milwaukee River Walk and trails along Lake Michigan - so many options!
Things to remember when staying at the Kinn: toiletries such as razors, toothbrush and toothpaste, conditioner (if required). They do provide a shampoo/conditioner combo, hairdryer, cotton balls, cotton swabs, free wifi and as mentioned coffee, tee, some snacks, etc.
If you're wanting to experience a little more than the same ole' hotel feel this vacation season, I would HIGHLY recommend Kinn Guesthouse. It's charm, character and location cannot be beat!