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Knickerbocker on the Lake

3.0 of 5
1028 East Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Knickerbocker on the Lake
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Ranked #39 of 53 Hotels in Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014
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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 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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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Franklin Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

What a wonderful find in the heart of Milwaukee! We walked to the lakefront (a little chilly, but still only April), to the fabulous Art Museum and the Children's Discovery Museum. The lobby is a beautiful art deco blast from the past. The room was perfect, with a kitchen and partial view of the lake. The Italian restaurant has a... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I used to stay here for business. Weird hotel. Kind of place you would think is haunted. It's overpriced and definitely not your typical hotel. Overall I never really had any problems and it was always clean. I guess if you want something unique then I recommend this place.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I used to live just up the street, & this location is one of the best you can get for downtown. I really liked the historic nature of the hotel - lovely lobby, even the hotel room doors have character (used to serve as laundry pick-up spots in the olden days). The old fashioned bathroom was small but cute -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The hotel is perfectly located between Downtown and Eastside Milwaukee, Clean rooms.. The Lobby can be improved. corridors carpets needs to be changed as it does look old and dated. otherwise an excellent choice to be in downtown Milwaukee.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great boutique hotel. Clean and comfortable and great staff. Associated with a restaurant I have reviewed before which is also awesome. Bathrooms are a little small for my 6 foot plus brother but they came is late for my daughter's wedding and the staff made them feel so at home. My sister had stayed at another hotel in town which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We spent one Saturday night at this wonderful historic hotel with modern amenities. 6 of us in a roomy 2 bedroom apartment with full kitchen. Spent time catching up in the large living room with Flat screen TV and made some of our own appetizers in the microwave and oven, with cocktails before heading out to bars and restaurants within... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

My husband and I stayed here because a block of rooms were reserved for a wedding we were attending. The first impression of the hotel is that it is very nice. I walked through the main entrance and looked for the registration desk. There are signs, so I followed them, which led me to a teeny tiny built-in counter with... More 

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

My husband and I were planning a weekend getaway and we decided on the the Knickerbocker. The pictures on their website looked great, so we booked it for Friday and Saturday. When we walked in the hotel it seemed charming, but when we got to our suite not so. The room's are very run down and need updating. The bathroom... More 

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