Hotel Information

Complete Hotel List

Here is a complete list of hotels where we have Show room blocks established.

Please do not book your reservations at multiple hotels. This causes considerable hardships for those attending who are trying to find housing.

Remember to ask for the Bead&Button Show room block by name; otherwise, you might be quoted a higher rate!

Let your preferred hotel know if you require a room with disability access.

If you encounter difficulties booking a room or finding housing, please e-mail Customer Service or call 
800-554-0197 for assistance.
Hyatt Regency - Show Host Hotel

Added Pluses: 
Most convenient hotel to the Show
Skywalk connects DIRECTLY to the Wisconsin Center.

Room Rate: $152.00 (plus applicable taxes) for Single, Double, Triple, or Quad
(Request king-size bed or two double beds in a room.)

Phone: 888-421-1442
Ask for Bead&Button Show Rate.

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Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Added Pluses:

Skywalk connects DIRECTLY to the Wisconsin Center
Starbucks right in hotel - street level
Art Deco elegant, old-world style hotel

Discounted daily parking for registered hotel guests: $18

Room Rates (plus applicable taxes):
$152 per night for Single and Double
$162 per night for Triple
$172 per night for Quad

Phone: 414-271-7250 - Only use local number for reservations.  Ask for Bead&Button Show Rate. Rooms must be cancelled 7 days prior to arrival date to receive refund of deposit.

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Added Plus:
 DELICIOUS Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Room Rates: 15.1% room tax is also applied to any reservation.
Standard King or Two Double Bed Room: $149 per night based on single/double occupancy.
Additional guests in room are charged at a rate of $10.00 per person.

Phone: 414-273-2950 - Only use local number for reservations. Ask for Bead&Button Show Rate.

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Ramada Inn City Center

Added Pluses:

Easy one and a half block walk to the Wisconsin Center
Free parking with room

Room Rate: $119 per night (plus applicable taxes) up to four persons

Phone: 414-272-8410 - Only use local number for reservations and be sure to ask for the Bead&Button Show Rate.  Reservations must be placed before April 28, 2014, to secure this rate.

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Added Pluses:
Easy two-block walk to the Wisconsin Center
Free high-speed internet
Free coffee and tea in the lobby

Room Rates: (plus applicable taxes) 
Single: $149
Double Double: $159
In/Out privileges: $25.00
City Lot: $14.00 No In/Out Privileges

Phone: 414-271-4656 - Only use local number for reservations. When calling the Hampton Inn and Suites, please use Group Code BUT. To obtain this rate, reservations must be placed no later than April 7, 2015. 

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Fairfield Inn Milwaukee
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

Guest rooms are equipped with complimentary high-speed Internet. Each room is complete with a refrigerator while the suites provide extra space to spread out along with the convenience of a microwave and other upgraded amenities. Start your morning off right with a complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Close to restaurants, the Art Museum, and many more area attractions.

Additional Pluses:
Complimentary use of business center

Room Rates (plus applicable taxes):
King: $149 per night
Queen/Queen: $159 per night

Check-in: Wed May 27, 2015
Check-out: Tue Jun 9, 2015
Special rate available until: Monday, April 27, 2015

$12/night/per car

You can also place reservations by calling 414-224-8400. Ask for the Kalmbach Publishing Bead&Button Show group rate.

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Ambassador Hotel 

Considered one of Milwaukee’s premier art deco style hotels, the Ambassador has been meticulously restored combining historic character and all the services you could possibly ask for in travel lodgings. It is located less than 10 minutes from downtown Milwaukee. The rooms are large, bright, beautiful, and newly decorated. If you would consider a hotel a short distance from the downtown area, book the Ambassador.

Amenities include:

  • Complimentary shuttle to convention center/downtown (operates 7:30am-11:30pm)
  • Free WIFI on all floors
  • Envoy Restaurant – Fine dining at affordable prices
  • Caffé Deco – Starbucks coffee and many to-go items
  • Fitness and Spa Services

Room Rates:
Single Queen Non Smoking: Single/Double: $129; Triple: $139; Quad: $149
Queen Queen Deluxe Non Smoking: Single/Double: $129; Triple: $139; Quad: $149

$20 per each 24 hours for the hotel and $10 for the Inn with in/out privileges.

Reservations: 414-345-5000 -- Ask for the Bead&Button Show rate which is available through
May 1, 2014.

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 days until the show

Important Dates:

Bead&Button Show 2015
January 6, 2015:
Online Registration Opens
May 27 - June 2, 2015:
Camp, Prelude, Fundamentals in Techniques and Workshops
May 31 - June 5, 2015:
Master Classes
June 2, 2015:
Moonlight Madness
June 3, 2015:
Meet the Teachers Reception
June 3 - 7, 2015:
General Education Classes
June 5, 2015:
Lampworking Madness
June 5 - 7, 2015:
Bead&Jewelry Marketplace
June 6, 2015: Bead Social and Auction Night
June 8, 2015:
Bead&Button Show E-mail Newsletter