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Knickerbocker on the Lake

3.0 of 5
1028 East Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Ranked #39 of 53 Hotels in Milwaukee
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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30 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Wisconsin
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5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Springfield IL
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11 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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Leknes, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had a pleasant stay at this residential condo. The rooms were large and the internet conection was excellent. A nice and quiet area. The gym was nice and the soundings/scenery was nice. Excellent service.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Portland, Maine
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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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Knoxville, TN
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Knickerbocker for a 3 day vacation over the July 4th holiday. It was very convenient to the July 3rd hour-long fireworks show (we were on the park right by the lake) and used the trolley ($1/ride) to explore the various neighborhoods that make up Milwaukee. (We started by walking, but then discovered the... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed here during summer fest week due to it being a walking distance to the campground and it's availability and price. We checked in early and we were able to snag the last parking spot, they get really busy during summer fest week. Checking in was quick and easy, all the staff were really nice and friendly, we were... More 

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