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Knickerbocker on the Lake

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1028 East Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Downtown)
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Ranked #40 of 53 Hotels in Milwaukee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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 The amenities are very outdated and the lighting is extremely poor for business travelers.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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

As a disclaimer I understand that this was the 4th of July weekend. My wife and I came in to stay close to summer fest and drove in. We reserved this hotel because they advertised an onsite parking lot for guests of the hotel. We arrive and they tell us we can't use their parking lot because it's sold out... More 

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Woodstock, MD
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I love this place and it is the only spot I would choose when in Milwaukee. It is a converted apartment building that now contains condos and rentals. The neighborhood is fantastic and it is a short walk to all of the lakefront festivals. Don't need the sheets turned down or a mint left on your pillow every night? This... More 

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Additional Information about Knickerbocker on the Lake

Address: 1028 East Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Knickerbocker on the Lake 3*
Number of rooms: 160
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