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“enormous rooms, free shuttle, free parking, free wi-fi” 4 of 5 stars
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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 53 Hotels in Milwaukee
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“enormous rooms, free shuttle, free parking, free wi-fi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We attended the same convention last year and stayed in a downtown hotel for the convenience of being attached to the Convention Center. They charged for everything - including $18 a day for parking and additional for wi-fi -- and an average sized room. This year we opted for the Ambassador -- an ENORMOUS room and none of those additional charges. (Granted, the bathroom was miniscule and the closet was minisculer... but there was a separate vanity area outside the bathroom and who needs that much closet space in a hotel room.) Staff was accommodating in every way and the free shuttle will take you just about anywhere and pick you up.
The neighborhood seems to alarm some people -- I didn't find it that troublesome. It's an urban hotel, folks. It might spook some people from the 'burbs, but again, how much time are you going to spend walking around the neighborhood. That said, my early morning walk to the Joan of Arc chapel on the Marquette University campus was undisturbed. The hotel property itself is well-kept, easy to access, and has covered parking and a fenced lot.
We didn't eat at the hotel restaurant but the coffeeshop was Starbucks and everything it needed to be for grabbing a quick breakfast or coffee and hitting the road. There's wireless wi-fi throughout the public areas and they have some desktop computers in the coffeeshop if you didn't bring your laptop.

A couple of blocks east from the hotel is the Pabst mansion -- they do an excellent tour and the house is pretty cool. A couple of blocks further and you are on the Marquette campus -- check out the 15th century Joan of Arc Chapel. Or drive a few blocks west on Wisconsin and check out the incredible Moorish architecture of the Shriner's Temple.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank geenyas
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jjossart, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Thank you for your sharing your great experience at the Ambassador and the Marquette Unviversity area. We look forward to having you back again next year for your convention.
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I'd to spend my weekend as biz traveler and decided luckily for this hotel. All a biz traveler needs on his room, till the smallest details. Wifi working great, coffee for jetlag night, state of art TV. Coffeeshop in-house, good food and nice bar. Great is the shuttle-service, bring and pick-up into town. Friendly service. A recommendation,

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank FlyingDutchmann
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jjossart, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
We are delighted we met all of your needs during your time at the Ambassador. Thank you for sharing your experience with the traveling community. We take great pride in providing our business travelers with all of the amenities that make our hotel your home away from home. We look forward to your return.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The staff here was very helpful, especially coming with a pet. Room was too hot and it's energy-saving a/c meant you had to leave the lights on if you didn't want a sweltering room--not sure I'd stay here in the middle of summer. Could use more TV channel choices, couldn't believe I couldn't watch the Brewers in Milwaukee! Our room was very large though the bathroom was so tiny you could barely get the door shut. Sadly, the fence around the block, secure parking garage, and shuttle service are necessary as the immediate area is not save for solo foot traffic, especially at night, other than maybe crossing the street to the Rave.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Rockford, Illinois
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We found a perfect groupon for the Ambassador with a great price under $100 during our stay in Milwaukee. It worked out perfectly with tickets we had to a concert at the Rave/Eagles Ballroom. The hotel is RIGHT across the street. Considering we had open bar tickets, this worked out spectacular. The beds were super comfortable, and the room had a great sitting area in which we were able to eat dinner and enjoy our bottle of wine. We would definitely stay at this hotel again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank sublimebadfish
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Love staying here every time we have tickets to see the Brewers at Miller Park. Rooms are great and service is outstanding! The beds are the most comfortable hotel bed I have ever slept in. Free parking is nice and the free shuttle to Miller Park is great too!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Thank Kelli B
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New York
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I ended up getting this hotel through a Priceline bid and it couldn't have been nicer. Upon arrival, I was upgraded to a King room with Jacuzzi (may have been accidental), which was very nice. The front desk staff were very helpful and the hotel shuttle was perfect for getting around. It was convenient and ran on time. Overall, had a wonderful time at this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Thank gotozmoon
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Leesburg, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed at the Ambassador Hotel while attending the Loyal Order of Moose International Convention. The staff bent over backwards to ensure our stay was clean and enjoyable. Not once did a staff member not greet us pleasantly or neglect to ask if there was any way they could help us. My wife and I got help with their shuttle service, Catholic Churh locations, Malls, points of interest to us and computer usage. The person who helped us the most was a charming front desk hostess by the name of Ashley Szori. All hotels should have someone like her at their front desk. What a pleasure. This type of treatment makes all the difference in the world when in a new and unfamiliar enviroment. Thanks so much Ambassador ! Steve / Rose Gabriel

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank Stephen G
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jjossart, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience of the Ambassador Hotel. Our staff strives to provide a memorable experience for our guests and it was our pleasure to serve you this past week during the Loyal Order of the Moose Convention. We look forward to having you back to Milwaukee real soon!
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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:
#2 Spa Hotel in Milwaukee
#4 Luxury Hotel in Milwaukee
#8 Family Hotel in Milwaukee
#10 Business Hotel in Milwaukee
#16 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee
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Hotel Class:4 star — Ambassador Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A shining example of true Art Deco style, the Ambassador Hotel provides an urban oasis near the heart of downtown Milwaukee. Discover a remarkable blend of modern amenities and 1920's Art Deco design. From the original marble floors and bronze elevator doors to the ornate plasterwork, every detail of the Ambassador Hotel is a testament to the bold beauty of Art Deco. Our spacious guest rooms share the same level of sophisticated decor. Guests enjoy luxurious bedding, HD smart elevisions and complimentary Internet access. Savor sumptuous global American cuisine in an upscale yet casual atmosphere at Envoy Restaurant & Lounge. Chef Michael Long crafts globally inspired innovative dishes made using fresh, local ingredients. But first, work up an appetite with a visit to our well-equipped fitness center that features cardio equipment with individual TV screens. Ready to explore all that downtown Milwaukee has to offer? Our complimentary shuttle service provides front door, red carpet service. Host your next social gathering in our Art Deco designed Embassy Room or host a corporate meeting that takes advantage of state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment in our Attache' Room. The Ambassador Hotel offers a variety of intimate event venues that can comfortably accommodate 20 to 80 people. Perfectly located on the west side of downtown Milwaukee near the Marquette University campus, our stylish hotel offers the perfect base for exploring the best attractions in the city. Catch a ball at a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game under Miller Park's retractable dome, attend a show in the Milwaukee Theatre District, tour the Miller Brewery or explore the Harley-Davidson Museum. If you have any questions about area attractions or need assistance arranging tours, please don't hesitate to ask our Guest Experience Manager. Reserve a room at the Ambassador Hotel during your next visit to Milwaukee and experience legendary customer service in extraordinary Art Deco style. ... more   less 
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