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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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Pleasantly surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Overall, the hotel atmosphere was great. Clean room, updated and nicely appointed. Neighborhood is questionable, but shuttle service is super. Parking is expensive. Food was much better than I anticipated.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Stayed at the Ambassador recently for Marquette Reunion weekend. It was perfectly situated near the university for a visit to campus. The hotel has been updated in the last few years and has some great qualities. The rooms are nicely done, although a bit small (felt like it was New York sized room). Bathrooms are nice, but again the toilet was small and cramped. There were a few issues, however, with room. One morning the television system was out for an entire morning, and my mini-bar would never worked, despite multiple assurances that it would be fixed. The free wifi in the rooms was a bonus!

The bar in lobby was great, with nice staff and a fantastic area to sit outside. It also stayed open late and it was enjoyable way to end the evening. Cute and convenient coffee shop on the first floor as well. It did not try the restaurant, but other sin my group thought it was quite good.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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La Crosse
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Rooms are very nice and clean. Staff in all areas of the hotel were friendly and sincere. Very close to downtown area - walking distance during the day (wouldn't walk in that neighborhood by myself at night).


  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Atlanta
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My first stay at the Ambassador Hotel was delightful. I was especially impressed with the professionalism of the hotel staff, including the shuttle drivers. Also, the hotel decor is historic and interesting, the rooms are spacious and well lit, and the dependable shuttle service took care of all my transportation to downtown locations. I would return to this hotel with no hesitation.

  • Stayed July 2014, 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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Golden Valley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Very good hotel in a not so wonderful area. Rooms are very nice, roomy, and clean. Nice views of downtown. Recently renovated, and very well kept. Close to downtown. The neighborhood is not the greatest, but the hotel is well run and an historic gem.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Due to a Northwestern Mutual annual meeting, Ambassador was the only option available. Great hotel! Reminded me of the St. Paul Hotel in St. Paul, MN. Great staff, atmosphere, beds, and rooms with Aveda products. Shuttle worked well. No complaints. It is not downtown but west of Marquette University. Would stay here again!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Some of the bar staff are not all that friendly but overall this is an excellent place to stay. Close to downtown. Decent workout room. Staff genuinely tries to accommodate all requests and is attentive to detail

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Ambassador Hotel

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
#7 Family Hotel in Milwaukee
#9 Business Hotel in Milwaukee
#16 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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