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Ambassador Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2308 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233   |  
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Ranked #11 of 52 Hotels in Milwaukee
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“The best hotel in Milwaukee, hands down.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2010

We haven't even checked out, and I feel compelled to share this find with other TripAdvisor travelers. Hotel is spectacular. Beautiful old building. Deco elevator with doors you have to open. Huge room. Ultra comfortable beds with dreamy down comforters. Spotlessly clean. Elegant as can be. Bathroom with a tub large enough to take a bath in. Great big robes. And service as good as you can get. Plus free parking and internet. Can you tell, we love this hotel? Extended our stay after just one night. Wouldn't think of staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed May 2010, 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
    • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2010

The Ambassador Hotel Milwaukee is a classic old hotel with modern amenities. The level of service at this hotel is very high. Everyone went out of there way to take good care of us. I think my favorite amenity is the hotel shuttle service. This prevented us from needing a car and saved us a bunch of money on cab fare. Not only will they take you to nearby attractions, but they'll pick you up as well. All of the drivers were great and gave us a lot of good local info. Location wise, it's a little far from the center of downtown, but the shuttle makes that point moot. The area to the immediate west of the hotel is a little shady. I wouldn't venture down that way (towards The Rave and the McDonald's) unless you really need to. It's pretty sketch. My only complaint was one of the bartenders at the hotel bar, Envoy. They offer a lot of classic "old time" drinks, and he didn't seem too enthused about making them. In fact, there was hardly anyone in the bar, yet it took him a good 5 minutes to even acknowledge us when we sat down.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2010

This hotel had great rooms. Close to downtown and the brewery. They offered a free shuttle to downtown until midnight which works well for going out for dinner and drinks or a sporting event. I was down there for the NCAA tournament and they always made sure you got to your game and back in a timely manner. I ate dinner one night and I highly recommend the reuben. One of the best I've had. The rooms were clean, giant LCD TV. Had a lot of charming attributes, such as the early 20th centurty decor in the lobby. They have free wi-fi, and 3 computers in the lobby that connect to the internet that you can use free of charge. Everyone was very friendly and accomodating.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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nycmax2002
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2010

I choose the Ambassador after reading all the great reviews on Tripadvisor but once I was driving there, I made a huge mistake. I normally stay at a pfister or iron horse but the Ambassador had a special. I thought I would save the 15 dollars per night. 1. the hotel location is terrible. They need more security to stop all the homeless and beggers from harassing you. It is right next to Marquette and it is not the good part of town. Far from downtown.
2. the staff is courteous but curt.
3. Rooms are beautiful but freezing. You will have a great view of the parking lot or wisconsin ave. its free 56k wifi, not high speed.
I prepaid for 3 nights but only stayed 1 night. I went straight to another hotel downtown. I told the staff my problems but was told nothing could be done. Thank you Ambassador.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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AHAdministration, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review, March 22, 2010
Thank you for your comments. We value all constructive criticism and ideas. Please know that we have upgraded the complimentary high speed internet access to complimentary "extreme high speed".
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Boulder
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2010

This hotel is beautiful, classic, vintage and a fantastic value! We decided that everytime we go back to Milwaukee (we have family there), we will stay at this hotel. Everything about the hotel says 'clean, well kept, and friendly'. We sat in the bar some nights for just a classic drink, wonderful. We slept so soundly I'd love to find out what mattresses they have. I could go on and on, but really what needs to happen is for you to go see for yourself!

  • Stayed January 2010, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, Wisconsin
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2010

I travel to Milwaukee on busines 3-4 days a week and must stay at the Ambassador as it has become a home away from home. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable, the staff is kind of like going to a friends house as a guest, and they go out of their way to be helpful and are always pleasant.

Well appointed, the shuttle downtown is a value as well, 5-star all of the way.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
    • 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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Detroit Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2010

What a great hotel! The staff was especially great. Samantha, one of the desk clerks was kind enough to switch our stay (after we had a death in the family) with no penalty to us, even though we bought our tickets on hotwire. The hotel is a beautiful art deco building and the interior of the building is gorgeous. We stayed in a room with a king sized bed and had a small sitting area. The TV had the best picture I have ever seen. Loved the aveda products that they offer. One of the hotels on the National Register of Historic Hotels!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 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 ( 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
#10 Family Hotel in Milwaukee
#17 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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