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Ambassador Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2308 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233   |  
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Ranked #14 of 52 hotels in Milwaukee
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“3 great nights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

What a special hotel! I travel (pleasure) often and this property is at the top of my list. It is an old art deco hotel that has been refurbished to perfection. My room was huge and spotlessly clean. The decor was so tasteful. The staff was a delight. Great location. I highly recommend a stay at the Ambassador. Just another comment...the room service was amazingly fast. The food was good and I enjoyed the restaurants, too

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Mequon, Wisconsin
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65 reviews 65 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

beautiful art deco hotel near Marquette u..Service was top notch.The staff truly aims to please.We paid 83.00 bucks including tax. Booked stay and play rate with Potowotamie casino..Deluxe king bed room was great. Large,and, roomy..

Room Tip: Deluxe king room was very large..Beds were comfortable.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

My family of 4 stayed at this hotel this past week and it is a little gem in the middle of the Marquette University area of Milwaukee. The deco style hotel is quite old but is still modern enough to please everyone. Once you walk inside you are welcomed by a restaurant on one side and a bar on the other. The lobby pumps out a rather pleasant scent of which the origins are unknown but I found myself looking forward to returning each evening to catch a whiff. The rooms are very spacious and inviting. The beds are extremely comfortable; I don't remember sleeping that well at a hotel in a long time. The only complaint I would have is the walls are a bit thin; we were next to the elevator and it was a tad loud in the night. That wouldn't scare me away - I would happily stay here again.
The hotel staff was courteous, helpful and attentive. The location is also close to downtown and the older areas of Milwaukee. Parking is free to hotel guests and they also have a free shuttle that runs daily. Another perk here is free wi-fi - not easy to find in nicer hotels. The restaurant has a limited menu but Milwaukee boasts some great eateries within a short distance. I highly recommend the Ambassador if you are looking for comfort, value and convenience.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

My husband and I stayed 4 nights at the Ambassador Hotel. We saved money by not staying downtown but rather near Marquette University and we are so glad that we found this hotel. Our room was very nice and spacious. But, the best part of this hotel is the shuttle service. The complementary shuttle will take you to basically any site in Milwaukee. The shuttle will even pick you up and return you to the hotel. We even used the shuttle to get to and from Miller Park for a Brewers game.
On the downside housekeeping left something to be desired. The room was very clean upon our arrival, however maintenance wasn't great. One day no one came until 3:30. Another day, our used mugs weren't changed out. Another time we asked the front desk for some coffee and they said they would bring some to our room, which never happened.
Even with all of this, I would definitely stay at this hotel again. The shuttle drivers (especially Sam) more than makes up for these deficits.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

Although this hotel was advertised as being "downtown" it was actually quite some distance from the main town centre. There is however a good free shuttle bus service which will drop you off and pick you up at regular intervals. I stayed for business and there was plenty of room for one in the king deluxe room, deep bath, nice toiletries, huge tv set and free 24-hour WiFi access. I wasn't inclined to walk around the neighbourhood but there was a reasonably good fitness centre. The lift was 'fun' - art deco door front that you pull open with the lift door opening automatically. Good price for what you get.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Monmouth, Oregon
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

This is a nice older hotel that has largely been updated. However, my room was very small, there wasn't a coffee maker, mugs, iron, or ironing board in my room (but they were delivered when I asked for them). Some of the rooms don't even had closets. The food was excellent. I enjoyed room service and the hotel bar and restaurant. The gym was above average. The view from the 8th (top) floor was nice. I wish the room was larger , there was only room for an office chair, which made sitting around a little less comfortable. The shuttle service will take you around town. Overall a good hotel, expecially for the price.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Spruce Grove, Canada
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

We stayed recently in the Ambaasador Hotel in Milwaukee for about 4 nights as a result of a conference I was attending at the Fronteir Centre. While the Centre was a good walk away, the weather allowed us to do that and when time did not permit, we made use of the excellent shuttle service at the front door. The hotel is quaint while relatively up-to-date with good staff and all the necessary amenities. The small restaurant is quite good and the friendly service of the shuttle drivers puts this place on our "quality" list. Well recommended if you are planning a visit to Milwaukee.
The only real downer was the lack of any discernible or easy way to get to the highly advertised shops at Cedarburg which is a 25 minute drive out of the City. It is advertised but not readily accessible.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2308 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Milwaukee
#3 Spa Hotel in Milwaukee
#7 Business Hotel in Milwaukee
#11 Family Hotel in Milwaukee
#16 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambassador Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Warm hospitality and exceptional service are a tradition at the Ambassador Hotel. The beautifully restored Ambassador Hotel preserves the original Art Deco style which has made it a Milwaukee landmark and we’ve added all of the luxuries you have come to expect from a modern hotel. Marble floors, elegant bronze elevator doors and Art Deco detailing are the backdrop for the sumptuous bedding, modern amenities, and our top-rated onsite restaurant and lounge. ... more   less 
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