Knickerbocker on the Lake

1028 East Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53202, United States | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Downtown Milwaukee area of Milwaukee, is near Milwaukee Art Museum, Betty Brinn Children's Museum, Veteran's Park, and War Memorial Center.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Knickerbocker on the Lake Milwaukee

    European B&B nostalgic perfect location and hotel

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    Have just finished a month in this historic nostalgic elegant European updated B&B, and loved every minute. The service, the ambience, the front desk staff all beyond beyond, and fantastic restaurants, events, and churches within easy walking distance, even a bakery for the morning apple struedel. It is not a Marriott, Embassy Suites, or Hilton, thank god.

    Great place on the Lake

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    I truly enjoyed this elegant grand hotel. With the great location to downtown Milwaukee and overlooking fabulous Lake Michigan, The Knickerbocker is an outstanding hotel with character and class. Each room is individually decorated and furnished. Each room also has a kitchen that provides the frugal traveler with an alternative to eating out for every meal. The Knickerbocker was quiet and relaxing.

    If you are expecting a 5 star hotel where you have a full staff at your beck and call then this is not the place for you. If you are looking for clean, unique, quiet hotel with elegance, class, character and a touch of yesteryear, then welcome.

    Friendliest staff you will ever encounter!

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    The Knickerbocker is not for the fast-paced, high-speed-internet-loving-gym-bunnies, and that is part of it's charm!

    My husband and I stayed there 2 months ago while in Milwaukee for a funeral, and the staff at the Knickerbocker was the most courteous, attentive, sincere, and friendly that we've ever encountered! What some might consider to be "an old building", is actually a landmark rich in history surrounded by a neighborhood of green trees and lake views. Any modern hotel can offer you a cheap doughnut and coffee, but we will return to the hotel that welcomes us like long-time friends. Highly recommended!

    Living from Past Glory

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    Everyone says it's the nicest old hotel in town. That's not true. The rooms need a serious cleaning and remodeling. It's the kind of place where you know it had its day, but that no one has tried to care for it for a long time. Feels like decades of grime have accumulated. Not worth the money.

    I stayed for 3 months (job) and the service was the worst I have ever encountered. Additionally, the AC didn't work.

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    I stayed for 3 months (job) and the service was the worst I have ever encountered. Additionally, the AC didn't work.

    Do not stay here!!!

    Great Old Residential Hotel

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    The Knickerbocker is a great old residential hotel with a wonderful location in downtown Milwaukee. It is right on the lake in a beautiful neighborhood, just northeast of the city center, close by the beaches, the new beautiful art museum, Bradley Street shopping/dining district, and just minutes away from other attractive areas like Old World Third Street, etc. If your used to staying in 3 or 4 star hotels and having your butt kissed at every turn with every modern amenity at your fingertips, this place is not for you. But if you are looking for something reasonably priced and enjoyable, you might like it as much as we did. The hotel is old and beautiful. The rooms are "shabby chic".

    Filled with old furniture but very clean, most with kitchenettes for those of us who can't afford to eat every meal out. Room cleaning every day (or not if you prefer to sleep in), two very nice restaurants, one on each side of the entrance, both with outdoor seating during the warmer months. There is a very good grocer just blocks away and a flower shop kitty corner from that. We have stayed there several times and always enjoyed it!

    Absolutely the worst hotel I've ever stayed at

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    Anyone who says this hotel is nice is out of their mind!!! The rooms are individually owned so you have no idea what you are going to get.

    The first room we received was awful, stained carpeting, mirrored head board, spackle all over the wall, awful paint job, old, smelly, mildewy....the list goes on. So we moved to a second room...another dump but a little better, but since we had no where else to go, we decided to stay. Housekeeping never came, I blew the circuit breaker twice when using the microwave, the shower temperature fluctuated like crazy...hot, cold, hot, cold. Uggh! I was just disgusted by this place!

    Overpriced and just a dump. Stay away!!!!!!

    Great for a Family

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    The Knickerbocker is a great location for any of the festivals taking place on the lakefront. My family and I got a one-bedroom suite. It was just like an apartment with a full kitchen with pots and pans and all.

    It was perfect because we had our little baby along. It's not fancy, or modern at all. But then again, we don't like that kind of a sterile environment. The Knickerbocker was very comfortable and the prices were great for a downtown location. I highly recommend it and will be staying there again.

    Really nice and very reasonable

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    It is an old hotel but all the rooms have just been redone. We were the first people to stay in this room which was like an efficiency apartment except it had cool antique furniture, even an oak roll top desk where I could plug in my computer. The bed and dresser were victorian antiques as well. But I could still have my cable TV, in-room coffee and 2 awsome restaurants. We had dinner at the Knick on the first floor. I was a monday at 11:00PM and they were still serving. I love that.

    Boon or bane?

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    This Hotel is OK....kinda prettyyy old...seems like all th etechnology is old...the best thing is the Kitchennete..or else it reallyy ....

    the curtains,the beds & the Bath are of the worst ...

    TripAdvisor Reviews Knickerbocker on the Lake Milwaukee

    3.00 of 5 stars Good
     

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