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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 #39 of 52 Hotels in Milwaukee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2008
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2008

This hotel has a very nice homey feel to it, and, because of its age, is full of character. The lobby and the rooms reflect the fact that it was built in the 1930's in a positive way. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. They did accidentally double assign the room, but were quick to apologize. The hotel is... More

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Milwaukee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2008

Here is the letter I sent to the manager. As of July 2, 2008, no response. This speaks to the lack of leadership at the hotel as well...I want to share my Knickerbocker hotel experience with you. Yesterday I checked in for a one night stay. (I live in the Milwaukee area but had a function at the Yacht club.)... More

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Chicago
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 hotel reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2008

While the exterior of the hotel is lovely, it gets worse and worse as you get further in. The lobby looks like it was frozen in time but is elegant. Upon check in you will be handed a key, yes a REAL key - when was the last time you saw one of those. Upon entering the elevator, you will... More

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altoona wisconsin
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2008

i really loved my stay at the knickerbocker on the lake....it was a great experience for me...i'm 20 years old and from altoona wisconsin (a VERY small town) and i was attending school at the adelman travel academy in west allis...i lived in room 412 for several weeks. seven to be exact...the front desk worker named aaron was above all... More

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chicago
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2007

The name of this hotel is not to imply you actually can see a lake, it just means you're close to it. If you like very old hotels with no ammenities than this is the perfect dump if just looking for a bed to sleep in. The rooms are so old with 50 layers of paint piled over each other... More

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Las Vegas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2007

We stayed in a 1bedroom that was lovely and fully updated with a beautiful view of the lake. The owner had had a professional designer do her place and we really liked it. We left for a few days to tour, and came back to be assigned a different room that I didn't like at all because of a bad... More

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Madison, WI
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2007

The others reviewers who gave this one star are totally right -- this place is a complete dump. It looks kind of charming on the outside but the room I stayed in was really dirty and stale smelling. The decor is tacky. Furniture is uncomfortable. And worst, the toilet did not work...was clogged. Horrible! Thank god I only had to... More

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Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2007

We were very lucky to stay at the Knickerbocker this past weekend. In my traveling party were my husband, sister and her husband, and my parents. We actually had not intended to stay at the Knickerbocker, but we had issues with another hotel and had to switch to this hotel. We had a lovely room on the first floor. It... More

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Chicago
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2007

This place was a total disappointment. We have a small child and needed a suite so that we could have separate sleeping rooms. But the pull-out couch was broken. When I told the front desk, the woman said that she was sorry but there was nothing to be done. I spent $169 to sleep on the damn floor in a... More

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Chicago
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2007

A very well kept and charming step back from the usual cookie cutter hotel. My room was very nicely furnished and clean. Staff was very helpful and the neighborhood offers everything you need within walking distance. Panera, grocery, restaurants on premises were fantastic! Waterfront and live music within walking distance. Very safe and quite. I'd recommend it to anyone wanting... 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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