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Knickerbocker on the Lake

1028 East Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Ranked #39 of 53 Hotels in Milwaukee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2009
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2009

A little depressing and dated. Room not like the pictures on the website. Bed comfortable and room was clean. One man front desk is slow since he answers phone also. One of the older residents we met in the elevator was extremely nice and helpful.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2009

I spent 2 weeks in Milwaukee on business and pleasure and did not want to stay in a cookie cutter hotel. A friend who lives in the neighborhood recomended the Knickerbocker. I chose a 1 bedroom 2 bath apartment and enjoyed it very much. This is a residential hotel with condo owners who live here. I loved that I wasn't... More 

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kansas
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

This is the most bizarre hotel I have ever stayed at. DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE PHOTOS. This building has ~100 people who live in condos. There are ~80 rooms that are owned by different people and 'rented' as 'hotel rooms'. Since they are owned individually, this means that the owner maintains & decorates each room to their specifications.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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27 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2009

Okay, let me be blunt: the Knickerbocker is kind of weird. The outside is lovely, and the lobby is, too. The restaurants are very nice, as well (we had a great breakfast there). The staff is very friendly. BUT: do not come to the Knickerbocker expecting it to be like the Hilton or even a very well-run hotel. It seems... More 

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Madison, WI
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2008

I read the reviews before booking my room at the Knickerbocker, so knew it might not be as polished as a newer hotel (an actually liked that idea). I really value older properties and keeping them looking older (as in, keeping the things about them that make them interesting intact, even if they don't look brand new). I think that... More 

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Las Vegas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2008

This was a beautiful, newly renovated hotel. Great location with a lovely park on the lake across the street. Paid $139 per night the weekend of the Irish Festival. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms were small but charming with a fully equipped kitchen and large walk in closets. The city bus system was excellent. We took the bus... More 

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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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39 hotel reviews
260 helpful votes 260 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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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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