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Ambassador Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2308 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233   |  
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Ranked #12 of 52 Hotels in Milwaukee
Two Rivers, Wisconsin, United States
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3 hotel reviews
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“Very Nice Accomodations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for a night when we were in town for a concert. The hotel definitely is a throwback to the elegant hotels of days gone by. The rooms were spacious, clean, and comfortable. Wi-fi was free (as it should be). They have a nice lounge/bar area, which was quite busy. They also offer a dining room with an extensive menu. We had breakfast there, which was very good-- although the wait staff seemed hurried, which was strange because the restaurant wasn't busy at that time. When the hostess who seated us asked if we had any vouchers, we told her was weren't aware that there were any available. She told us that they should have offered to sell us some discount vouchers when we checked in-- but then, she didn't offer to correct the oversight or assist us right then and there. On a more positive note, the shuttle service offered by the hotel was great. We were dropped off at our downtown dinner reservation and picked up at the front door of the Pabst Theater after the concert. Very efficient! We were able to leave our car parked in the Ambassador's free parking area. I made our reservations through Priceline-- a fair price for a nice hotel.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • 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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Monterrey, Mexico
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Beds are comfy, staff is very helpful, everything is clean. There is a pillow menu.

The restorant has a good kitchen! I ordered onion soup and scallops. The bar is also good, the local beers are tasty.

They have a shuttle service to almost everywhere nearby, for free!!! this was very good because it was too cold.

I had a good experience I hope to go back some day.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Traverse City, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Last week we traveled to Milwaukee for two concerts. The Hotel is conveniently located just west of Marquette University and downtown. It offers an excellent shuttle service to all the important venues: Concerts, Miller Park baseball, downtown, train station, etc.
The hotel is celebrating its 85th anniversary and although recently renovated has maintained the classic art deco decor. The room was very large and clean and comfortable.
Our daughter who lives/works in Chicago took the train up one afternoon to join us for a concert and stayed the night. The shuttle picked her up at the train station and let her into our room while we attended an afternoon Milwaukee Brewers baseball game.
We will definitely stay at the Ambassador when we visit Milwaukee again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Chicago
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great rooms, comfortable, cozy, warm. My wife and I stay here every time we visit Milwaukee. Not in downtown but very close with free parking. More like a European hotel experience - with everyone friendly and helpful

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We were a little skeptical about booking this hotel because of some not so nice reviews. We waited to reserve a room until we arrived so we could see if for ourselves before booking. When we arrived, we liked what we saw, so we decided to get a room. Not only did the person booking us (David) give us the price we had seen on-line, he upgraded our room to a whirpool room for the same price because other rooms were not available. The room itself was very large and lovely. Very comfortable beds. The only reason I am not giving it five stars is because the bathroom was very small and the water pressure was low, both issues that really don't matter that much to us. Overall, the staff was very helpful, and we would definitely go back. Bonus was the shuttle service to the baseball game which was the best.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Lake Geneva, WI
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Found this hotel years ago and keep going back every trip to Milwaukee. Art Deco style, small boutique kind of place. Free parking and free shuttle service to and from where ever you would like to go. Bar is awesome - good drinks and apps. Rooms are nice with comfy beds, blankets and a 'pillow menu' so you can get your favorite. Staff is friendly. It's just a great place. Loved it then, love it now and will keep going back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Hotel is adjacent to Marquette University, convenient if you need to be there. I walked downtown as far as the Public Market--over an hour, but there is a shuttle and public buses running up and down Wisconsin.
My room was spacious, quiet, and very relaxing. I truly appreciated the recessed lighting in the ceiling. So many hotel rooms are so dark. For once I could read without wishing I had a head lamp. One of the best rooms I've stayed in.
No free breakfast. There is some sort of diner nearly next door or the restaurant (typically a bit pricey) or coffee shop in the lobby. The workout room was small but adequate, since no one else was there when I was.
My only "cons" are that the music in the lobby area is very loud, so that one's impression on arrival is the opposite of relaxing, and that the shuttle is "first come first serve." I was able to get the shuttle both times I asked, but on the first occasion it was a bit iffy, and I hadn't been warned when I called for a reservation.

Room Tip: My room faced the street but was separated from the street by the parking courtyard, and so quiet...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) 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
#9 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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