How to get a free night at The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel

Deluxe King room at the Journeyman in Milwaukee
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Kimpton Inner Circle members rejoice… there’s another free night available to you!  After having 3 options for free rooms recently, here comes another.  The latest free night is being offered at The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kimpton Journeyman Hotel king deluxe room

The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel

The Journeyman Hotel is located in the Third Ward District just South of Downtown Milwaukee.  The hotel is located at 310 E Chicago Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202.

There is a Deluxe configuration available with a King bed, Tall King bed, or Two Queen beds.  Also available is a Spa Guestroom that includes a soaking tub and King bed that is 380 square feet, or the one bedroom Suite with King bed that is 475 square feet.  During the Annual Sale that ends today, rates are $159 most days, but are as low as $129 around Christmas.  Dates for March 2017 and forward start at $259, so if you want to stay at The Journeyman Hotel, I suggest braving the winter weather to save $100+ a night.

The rooms have quirky touches to them that make them uniquely Kimpton.  Ceramic pooches in the room remind you of Fido back home… remember, Kimpton is a dog-friendly brand, so maybe even bring Fido along with you.  The carpets are custom-made to look like heirloom rugs.  Footstools have hidden treasures inside, so don’t forget to explore.  And the credenzas are reminiscent of old locomotives.

The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel offers the following amenities:

  • 2 Restaurants
  • Rooftop Lounge
  • City Views
  • Onsite 24-Hour Fitness Center
  • Hosted Evening Wine Hour
  • Specialty Penthouse Suites
  • Same-Day Dry Cleaning + Laundry
  • Business Center + Services
  • Express Check in/Check out

And the following amenities are always complimentary:

  • Free WiFi (for Karma Rewards members)
  • Morning Coffee + Tea Service
  • Loaner PUBLIC Bikes
  • Pet Amenities
  • Kimpton Kids Program
  • Forgot It, We’ve Got It Amenities
  • Karma Rewards Loyalty Program

The in-room amenities are:

  • 24-Hour In-Room Dining
  • Luxurious Robes
  • Luxurious Frette Linens
  • In-Room Yoga Mats
  • Refrigerator Available
  • Minibar
Kimpton Journeyman Hotel rooftop bar, The Outsider

The Kimpton Journeyman opened in June 2016.  Use our referral link to check out TripAdvisor to find the best deal, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say.


Tre Rivali

Tre Rivali offers a Mediterranean-inspired menu with a modern style.  The Kimpton site says that there is a “careful crafting of rustic, robust flavors straight from our wood-fired grill and oven”… all I can say is that it sounds delicious!  As of this writing, the restaurant is given a 4 1/2 star average review on TripAdvisors – check out the latest guest reviews at TripAdvisor.

When you stay during the new hotel free night promotion, the on-site restaurant provides a $50 dining credit.  This perk puts the whole experience over the top.  Not only do you stay for free, you’re enjoying an amazing meal at a huge discount.  To supersize your points, make sure that you book your reservation using OpenTable.  Charge the meal to your room to receive the $50 discount and pay for your bill with a card that earns bonus points for hotel spend.  If you need suggestions for cards, use our referral link or submit to schedule a free 30-minute travel consultation.

Inner Circle members also receive a Chef’s Taste whenever they stay with Kimpton and eat at the hotel’s restaurant.  In the past, we’ve received some delicious appetizers like Ahi Poke at Zimzala or a plate of Sushi at Brandon’s.


The Outsider – rooftop bar

I love when hotels offer a rooftop bar.  It’s great to grab some fresh air, enjoy the views, and savor a mixed drink.  The winter weather in Milwaukee may not be so forgiving, but at least there are firepits to warm your bones.  Light munchies are available to snack on while enjoying your drinks.  During better weather, The Outsider also offers shuffleboard tournaments for a little fun and friendly competition.


How to stay at The Kimpton Journeyman for free

All Kimpton Inner Circle members are offered a window of time, shortly after a new hotel opens, in which they can stay at the new property for free.  I’ve used this benefit numerous times, including The Goodland near Santa Barbara, The Palladian in Seattle, The Shorebreak in Huntington Beach, and Hotel Tomo in San Francisco.  We recently used this benefit at The Kimpton Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa, where we had a great experience over Labor Day Weekend.

The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel free night benefit is available through March 31, 2017.  I booked a night through the Kimpton Annual Sale to pair with the free night so that I could enjoy a weekend in Milwaukee, a city that I have yet to visit and explore.

Space is limited for these benefits, so don’t delay in reserving your free room.  Unfortunately, you cannot make these reservations online.  Call the Inner Circle VIP Reservation line at 866-424-7667 to book your room.

I love staying at Kimpton properties, especially when they’re free!


More free nights coming soon from Kimpton!

Kimpton is also currently offering free nights at The Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa in Palm Beach, FL and The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem, NC.

More properties will be opening soon, and their free night should be available about 6 months after opening:

  • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Chicago, IL
  • Denver, CO
  • Nashville, TN
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Palm Springs, CA
  • Bellevue, WA
  • Tempe, AZ

I’ll definitely be taking advantage of as many of these as I can!


But what if I’m not Kimpton Inner Circle?

Kimpton Inner Circle is earned by having 14 eligible stays or 40 eligible nights within a calendar year.  Kimpton often runs promotions where you receive double credit for stays, so you can become Inner Circle in as little as 7 different stays!

I’ve been able to get 3 free nights after 10 one-night stays with Kimpton’s lucrative loyalty program.  Read here to see how I did it.

I became an Inner Circle member through a status match as a Hilton Diamond.  With a status match, you need to stay a specific number of nights before you are eligible for the new hotel free night benefit.

From what I understand, Kimpton is no longer offering status matches effective January 1, 2016, but it doesn’t hurt to try.


The Bottom Line

I love to travel, and I love it even more when I get free nights!  Kimpton is very generous when rewarding its best customers with such great benefits.  If you have top-tier Inner Circle status, you have an opportunity to stay at new properties for free shortly after they open.  The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel free night benefit is available until March 2017, so call to book your reservation now.  If you aren’t a Kimpton Karma member, I encourage you to research the program to see how it fits into your travel plans.


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