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Knickerbocker on the Lake

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1028 East Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying at the Knickerbocker this past weekend. It was the perfect way to finish off a beautiful wedding at the Pritzlaff. The staff checked us in quickly prior to heading to the wedding. The young lady at the front desk was friendly and accommodating with all the questions I ask. We were on the top... More 

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Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I reserved 3 rooms for a family wedding in the area. Despite confirming a reservation(by phone) I made months earlier, we were still given 3 rooms with one bed each. When I explained I needed 2 rooms with 2 beds, I was told that I had been "misinformed" with a 'take-it or leave-it" attitude. This also happened to friends of... More 

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Thank deb134
Los Angeles, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

This hotel was horrible. Odd smell throughout. Old, worn-out rooms. Mildewy. I'm not sure the sheets were clean. Pillows were old. Furnishings were old world odd. Bathroom was tiny. It was depressing. I hated this place. Motel 6 would be a step up.

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

Hi Raj! 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. I am very disappointed to hear that you were dissatisfied with your stay. Please contact me at your earliest convenience so that I may make it up to you. We have high... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This old place is downtown, right on the lake, next to a park and a few blocks from a market. I stayed for business. Nice change to the typical business hotel. Full kitchen, big rooms, radiator heaters. Not the most convenient place, but worth the extra effort. Check out the hidden compartments inside the doors of each room. I believe... 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. I am glad you enjoyed your stay here! It is true - we do have kitchens in all of our rooms! The Standard room has a smaller four-burner stove and refrigerator, but all... More 

Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

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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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. I am glad you chose to stay at our hotel for your stay in Milwaukee. It sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed your stay! These are the experiences we strive for. I do agree... More 

Mendota, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

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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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. I am glad you chose to stay at our hotel for a quick getaway in Milwaukee. As the closest downtown Milwaukee hotel to Lake Michigan, many of our units offer incredible views of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

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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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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 June 28, 2015

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 June 16, 2015 via mobile

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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