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Ambassador Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2308 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233   |  
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Ranked #13 of 52 hotels in Milwaukee
Oak Park, Illinois
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lovely Art Deco Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My husband and I always stay at this particular hotel when coming to Milwaukee to see a concert at The Eagles Ballroom across the street. The rooms are spacious, clean, and very comfortable. Room service is very nice and prompt. The Envoy Lounge has good drinks, but the food and service leaves something to be desired.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This lovely restored Art Deco hotels has it all--central location, ample parking, free shuttle, spacious rooms, attentive staff and fine dining. The Envoy serves delicious fare and the bar has a unique happy hour. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for accommodations when visiting Milwaukee. It is also a great stop for anyone simply looking for a place to eat dinner.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

The Ambassador is my favorite hotel in Milwaukee by a long shot. I've only visited the hotel twice, in 2012 and 2013. The free shuttle to and from downtown is great. The cafe is very good. I have not dined at the hotel or used the fitness center

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

What a great hotel that is hopefully part of a neighborhood comeback just west of Marquette University. Lovely room (hope the hotel does not go years between upgrades/refurbishments) Ate @ the bar twice, wonderful food and quite inviting. A quick free shuttle downtown . . .fabulous. I also took the bus, a quick cheap alternative. A bit more attentive house keeping staff and this would be 5 star. A lovely cheap diner is across the street . . .cheap & diner but wonderful to have a bite and to help the neighborhoods rebirth ! Will stay again.

Room Tip: Sadly, an apartment was erected in the 60's that now blocks what would have been lovely eastern...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I've stayed at The Ambassador many times over the years and thought I should do it the decency of a review. It's great value - I've stayed here on a corporate rate but today I checked the price on LastMinute.com and for three nights they are charging £70 a night! - which for someone used to European hotel prices is a steal. The hotel is in the Marquette area - by the various University buildings and halls of residence. OK - it's not the classiest of areas, and I wouldn't recommend a yound lady walking the local streets late at night... but given that everything in this town is done by car it's absolutely fine. The only downside is if you sit on their pavement cafe for an early eveing beer you ocassional get a asked for a dollar or a cigarette... but that's pretty universal these days in cities.

The hotel was built in the Thirties and has many Art Deco features. The hotel rightly plays on this heritage and while it was refurbished some years ago still has a great authentic feel. The gust bedrooms are big, well appointed and quiet - I've often spent the day working in my room and they are plenty big not to feel trapped. The bar is fun, and a nice place to have an early evening drink. the restaurant serve a great breakfast... way above the standard Hilton fayre. Dinner, and I've eaten there a few times, is also pretty good to excellent. the staff are super friendly and efficient... from both a leisure and business visitor perspective.

It has safe secure parking... and if you are on a budget or want to have dinner out and drink, a very efficient FREE shuttle bus that will take you Downtown and pick you up.

Overall it's my favourite hotel in Milwaukee and for a business hotel, one of my favourite hotels when visiting/working in the US.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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minnesota USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The Ambassador has managed to renovate to modern standards and retain the character of the 1927 hotel. The registration desk and bell staff are very helpful and professional. We loved the renovated elevator doors and light fixtures. We had 3 King rooms, which were large, well furnished and very clean. Nice mattresses and pillows. There is covered free parking. The hotel is on the edge of the Marquette campus but is very quiet. We would stay here again. There are a few glitches. The lobby and hallways smell overwhelmingly of disinfectant. Our experience in the restaurant was of very poor organization of staff and a very rude hostess...that being said the food was delightful. The fitness center has only one treadmill.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Fargo, North Dakota
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

The front desk employee, Eric I think, was so polite, friendly and helpful. He was so helpful with all the information. He asked what brought us to the area and even printed out directions for us to our destination. We didn't even ask!!! The elevator door was held open for us by another employee which I thought was so nice. The rooms are spacious and clean. Free wi-fi and aveda products were a perk! The parking ramp is close to the building. Only downfall is not many channels to choose from which isn't a big deal. The neighborhood is scary but like all the reviews say use common sense. If we come back to Milwaukee I would stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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 Spa Hotel in Milwaukee
#3 Luxury Hotel in Milwaukee
#8 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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