Located on Milwaukee’s south side, the Red Lotus Hotel is just 4 miles from the airport, 2.2 miles from St Luke’s Medical Center, 8 miles from the Fiserv Forum, and 7.5 miles from Henry Maier Festival Park.

A short drive from many restaurants, Alverno College, the MATC Oak Creek campus, and bustling downtown Milwaukee, you’ll find everything you need is easily accessible. The Red Lotus Hotel is a great option when visiting Milwaukee or Oak Creek.


There are many hidden food gems in South Milwaukee. Taqwa’s Bakery and Restaurant, conveniently located nearby, features delectable Mediterranean fare. Craving a large comforting bowl of soup? Look no further than the large bowls of pho at Pho Cali.

When nothing but Mexican food will satisfy your hunger; head to El Beso for happy hour or Chuy’s Red Tacos for their luscious birria tacos. The food options in the area are seemingly endless!


If you’re looking for a caffeine fix, or quick breakfast before your early morning flight, you will be delighted to know that Dunkin is located right in the parking lot of the Red Lotus Inn!

Those wanting to check out the local coffee shop scene can also grab a cup of Milwaukee joe from Hawthorne Coffee Roasters. Have a little extra time to enjoy your latte? Head over to Blüm Coffee Garden located inside Bluemel’s Garden & Landscape Center.


No trip to Milwaukee is complete without a custard stop! Just a short drive away you’ll find the famous, family-owned drive-in Leon’s Frozen Custard. Leon’s has been serving up tasty cones, sundaes, and malts since 1942.

If you need a burger the size of your hand to go along with your custard, head over to Kopp’s Frozen Custard, where they’ve been a Milwaukee staple since the 1950s.

Things To Do

Chill out and catch the newest Hollywood blockbuster at 1 of 3 Marcus Theatres nearby. All three movie theaters boast DreamLoungers and full bars in addition to traditional movie fare.

Those looking to get outdoors should check out Wilson Park nearby. Named after Woodrow Wilson, this Milwaukee County Park is located on 76 acres and features many walking trails, a pavilion, a play area, and a pond. No matter the time of year, South Shore Terrace in Bay View is the perfect spot to get views of Lake Michigan. Whether it’s 80 and sunny or the middle of winter, you’ll find Milwaukeeans enjoying beers in the beer garden here.


Don’t skip leg day! Planet Fitness is conveniently located just 1.7 miles down the road. Open and staffed 24/7 it’s the perfect spot to burn off your excess energy from traveling or to get in your daily run before you head out for the day.

Need some retail therapy or forgot to pack an essential in your suitcase? Southridge Mall is conveniently located just 4 miles away. With over 100 retail stores, there is a store for all your shopping needs. When you’re done shopping, be sure to stop by the Explorium Brewpub for an ice-cold beer.


Our beautiful, green lakefront, only a few miles east of Greenfield, is packed with things for Milwaukee residents and visitors alike to enjoy! Take a bike ride on the Oak Leaf Trail, right along the lakefront and into Lakeshore State Park.

Don’t have a bike? Rent a Bublr Bike for the afternoon! Or challenge your friends to a game of volleyball at Bradford Beach. Visit the world-renowned Milwaukee Art Museum or rent a paddleboat and cruise the lagoon in Veterans Park or off the dock of Discovery World. The possibilities are endless!