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Knickerbocker on the Lake

1028 East Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Knickerbocker on the Lake
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Ranked #40 of 53 Hotels in Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night during a visit to Chicago from the UK. The room was well proportioned and most attractively decorated and furnished and spotlessly clean. The kitchen area was very well equipped and we appreciated the separate desk and working area. We had a view of the lake, the hotel location was wonderful (although a longish walk from the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people were nice, but it was just too old. The hallways had some interesting smells to them. The mattress was probably harder than a motel's. Another reviewer said "Don't expect to get 4-star for 130$ downtown). Well, I live in Chicago, and you can get a MUCH better hotel for that price. They have free wifi though.....that's cool, I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Went down to hear a MSO concert and stayed close by at the Knickerbocker for several reasons: close by-parking-great restaurant attached.......an a great park on Lake Michigan right across the street. WE checked in and did 3 mile walk down to the waterfront taking in the Vet, Memorial building. Old hotel with 'double' doors to the rooms which were used... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The Knickerbocker is a beautiful old building that is a hotel and also has permanent residents. The hotel rooms are nice, but a little more cleaning and a few upgrades would turn “nice" into “fantastic.” Just some attention to details such as new garbage cans without broken lids, cleaning the dirty caulk holding the bookcase shelves in place, etc. Great... More 

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Charming hotel and great location. The amenities are very outdated and the lighting is extremely poor for business travelers. The thing that bothered me the most was that the walls were so thin you can hear your neighbors conversations and bathroom habits. Parking is a problem and very limited. I had to call the City myself to get permission to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This hotel is really cool. There's a lot to do because you are so close to the lake. And they do a great job keeping it clean. The rooms are all unique. I keep getting surprised every time I see a new room.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Knickerbocker on the Lake is a residential condo complex as well as hotel. The Building is certainly past its glory days , but is very functional option as a place to base a downtown Milwaukee visit . Yes the rooms are a bit dated , but I do not need to spend the substantially more money for other nearby more... More 

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