Knickerbocker on the Lake

1028 East Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53202, United States | 3 star hotel
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Second Day in Milwaukee

A travel blog entry by bobkat68

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... back to the Hyatt from 3 to 5 for what will be the high light of the trip for Bob - Germany's 7-1 win over Brazil in the World Cup semi-final.  There were several interesting restaurants six blocks from the Hyatt but with all the walking we had done we decided to go across the street to an Italian place. It was a good choice as we both enjoyed our meals. Kathy had cheese cannelloni and Bob had chicken ...

Walk Down Memory Lane

A travel blog entry by bobkat68

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... the original school had been replaced. Our final stop was Kathy's old house.  It was still there but almost completely hidden by trees and hard to see. Like they say you can't go home again.   Thankfully, you can keep home in your memory.  Heading back south to continue our trip to Milwaukee we stopped at Warren Dunes State Park.  This is a beach on Lake Michigan. There were lots of bathers and an incredibly high dune. Lake Michigan looks like an ocean ...

The North Platte Challenge aka "the final voyage"

A travel blog entry by jruetz

... an hour letting the storm cell advance further a head of me. The storm was to hit Chicago around 6:15 or so and I figured if I could make the Illinois border I'd be heading a little North and would be clear of the trailing rain. The next 60 miles to the border were a test to my commitment to make it home that day. Solid heavy rain until I hit the interchange that took me more north east, from there on home it was more of a nagging mist. ...

Milwaukee day 3

A travel blog entry by walkersusa2013

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... tasty. ... Never beautiful as we do Well .... at Jalapeño Loco that night for dinner the Spanish waitress asked if the food was OK. Rich said "beautiful". With that the waitress went all coy, sort of blushed, looked sideways and said "thank you señor". What a laugh! The food was in fact beautiful ... Ciahuahua stuffed burrito, stuffed peppers with beans, small grapes and pomegranate ...... ...

Milwaukee

A travel blog entry by boys.usa.tour13

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... 80 to 90 at least. We pulled into the Iron Horse Hotel ( different than the one in Deadwood) and We fell in love immediately with the design of the hotel as It is set up as a bikers hotel, with full undercover parking, bike wash and the whole hotel is like a New York loft. Harri you would love it, and I will post a lot of photos on here. You know it is spinning my wheels when I am taking photos in one of the toilets when a dude came out of ...

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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