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Knickerbocker on the Lake

1028 East Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Ranked #40 of 52 Hotels in Milwaukee
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I spent a weekend here in February while touring the campus at Marquette University. The room was much nicer than expected, an featured a king size bed as well as a fully stocked kitchenette. The bathroom was also very nice with new fixtures and counter top. Parking was ample and easily accessible. The only thing I did not care for... 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

On the surface the Knockerbocker is a very old yet fancy looking hotel when you first walk in the lobby. As mentioned the hotel is dated and so are the rooms. However for the price it is a heck of a value considering it's prime location and it's overall quality. Anyone that insists on 4 star accommodations should be willing... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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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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