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Knickerbocker on the Lake

1028 East Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Ranked #41 of 52 Hotels in Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
LynsO2010 Racine, Wisconsin
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed one night in a standard queen room. It was a nice surprise to find a fully equipped kitchen, walk in closet and regular closet! Nicely updated room and decorated beautifully...very modern. I understand each room in the hotel is different and some aren't updated. Our room was clean and the bed was super comfortable with enough pillows. The... More 

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Mendota, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night at this establishment for a quick getaway to Milwaukee. The room we had was overpriced, small, and outdated. The carpet was stained with what appeared to be cigarette ashes, the walls were scuffed and the ceiling cracking. While we will be back to Milwaukee, we will not be back to this hotel.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made reservation for 4 adults. Checked in on Friday went up to our room. To find room for 2 adults and maybe a small child. Called the front desk asked for a roll away bed so we didn't have to sleep on a hard wood floor. They said they would look. We had rehearsal to attend and they would put... More 

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Lawrence R, General Manager at Knickerbocker on the Lake, responded to this review

Hi! I want to thank you for taking the time to review our property. It is only through guest feedback that we can improve on our services. Thank you for your kind words on the housekeeping staff. I will be sure to forward that information to our housekeeping department. In regards to the issues with the room, as we have... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here during a holiday weekend and came away impressed by the hotel itself but disappointed by its management. The good: I was impressed by the room. It was much larger than expected and the full kitchen was very useful. It had window unit air conditioning that was a bit loud but kept the room cool very well. Overall... More 

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Lawrence R, General Manager at Knickerbocker on the Lake, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to review our property. It is only through guest feedback that we may improve upon our service. I am happy to hear that you were impressed by your room; The staff and I take great pride in our beautiful, historic building. I assure you, the lake views from the One Bedroom Lakeview suites... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 2 months and had a great time. Whilst I acknowledge that the "rustic" and "older" feeling to the hotel is a great touch, not everything can be put down to trying to promote that look. The carpets had stains all over them, the bathroom was rusty and was a pain to try and get working, the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The Knickerbocker is a cool, old, rustic hotel that we love staying in, mostly because of its "charm." It's a very old building that's had renovation. The rooms are like a small apartments; I believe that some of the rooms/floors are apartments. Each room we've stayed in has been different. It's in a great area. The charm may not be... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were in town for a wedding and were advised in advance that we would have to pay $15 for parking (in addition to the $140 that we paid for the room) - When we got there, at 3:15 (15 minutes after check in started), we were told that the parking lot was full and we would... More 

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arlington, virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

It is my second stay there for a family visit. I like the location near the lake, the old fashion feel of the place. The front desk staff is always friendly and ready to help. It is very quiet, the bed is comfortable, the room is clean and wifi works very well. On the minus side it is too hot... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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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