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“Good Hotel for Summerfest” 4 of 5 stars
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Ambassador Inn at Marquette
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2301 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233   |  
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Ranked #45 of 53 Hotels in Milwaukee
Carol Stream, IL
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good Hotel for Summerfest”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Located near the Marquette University campus, there is a surface lot at $10 per night. Room was very nice, with comfortable beds. Room was quiet. Free continental breakfast was bare bones, but OK. The night we arrived we walked across the street to the Ambassador Hotel for drinks and appetizers at their bar. (Wednesday night specials). There was a free shuttle available to take us to Summerfest. Beware that depending on how late you leave to come back to the hotel, the shuttle might not be available. Our driver had alerted us to that. We walked out of Summerfest by the mid exit, and used a cab from the taxi-stand right there. Cab ride back was $11 before tip.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

On our stay at the Ambassador Inn we received wonderful services. Whether chatting with the well fitted security guard Dustin, or traveling with the knowledgeable shuttle driver Dan, we were happy with the services. This, in my opinion, is an important factor in choosing a hotel. The neighborhood overall was not bad and safety was obviously not a concern. There were only a few issue, which included the refrigerator not functioning, and the television as well. However, a different used refrigerator was brought to our room and Dustin kindly fixed out TV. The hotel may not be directly downtown, but the shuttle van is readily available for the majority of the day. We would definately stay here again.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

For the price the Inn was just what we needed. We only stayed for a night, but the front desk clerk was wonderful & extremely helpful. The beds/pillows were comfy & room was clean. There's a $10 fee per night to park in their parking lot. Our room was next to the elevators, the only hallway traffic noise we heard was around midnight and it was brief. We drove for the most part, but there's a caravan that will take you downtown.

Great for a weekend stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

There's not one thing that made this place a pretty awful stay, but rather several seemingly small flaws that added up to a really disappointing night.

1) We booked this on Priceline, where it was listed as "downtown." While the location isn't awful, and does have services nearby, it certainly is *not* downtown. It took us around 30 minutes to walk to actual downtown.

2) Rooms are decent and the beds are comfy, but it all has a musty smell to it.

3) The Sunday morning front desk clerk was fine... but I can't say the same for the fellow running the desk on Saturday afternoon/evening. He was somehow overwhelmed by getting a phone call at the same time as he was checking us in (a stay we had already paid for in full, so there was nothing complicated about it), and got all flustered on the phone, saying how he was "soooo busy" right now, despite the fact that we were the only guests anywhere in sight. Apparently so busy that he forgot a basic "you're welcome" or "have a nice stay" when we said "thank you", or to tell us several important things... including that we were getting charged $10 for parking, which is always a pleasant surprise the next morning

4) No vending machines. Again, not a big thing by itself, but when I head out of my room at night in my PJs, I expect that it won't be impossible to get a bottle of water. I don't expect to need to go a block away to do so... especially in the midst of the drunken free for all from the club nearby.

5) But the big thing was the other guests. We later found out that the Ambassador Inn is apparently the party hotel... and if we don't want to be woken up 5 times during the night, we should have booked across the street at the Ambassador Hotel. How out of town guests are supposed to know this, I don't know, but the staff actually told two other women on our floor this.

Anyways, the walls are paper thin, and we were put on a floor with screaming, pot smoking, drunken party animals. They were literally drinking in the hallway across from our door-- there was a half empty bottle of rum there when we left in the morning. They woke up up countless times between 11:30pm and 3am, with other guests telling me that they call the front desk many times, with no effect. I finally called at 3am when there was a girl screaming at the top of her lungs outside of our door because she was fighting with her boyfriend. It was only then that someone came up to try to get things under control. It should NOT take hours of people drinking in the hallway for the staff to take action... and we should not be told that if we don't like it, we should have known to stay across the street. It seems to me that the impetus should be on the hotel to have decent security or even to call the police when kids are smoking pot in their "non-smoking" rooms.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Husband an I stayed one night over a weekend for my best friends surprise 50th bday party.
We found the hotel to be charming, clean, friendly staff, great Sunday brunch of unique "tapas style" foods. Neighborhood is being gentrified ( use common sense), Pabst Mansion is 2 blocks away-great tour and lovely to see, Catholic Church of Gesu is a few blocks further down on Marquette's campus -great mass and beautiful stained glass windows. Overall, don't hesitate to stay here!

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Milwaukee
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This hotel was very dirty. There was garbage behind dresser from people before and under bed skirt around bottom of mattress. Also TV did not work in our room. Called front desk and they tried to reset tv a couple of times but, did not work. Also there was not ice in any of the machines! Not at all impressed!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Fennimore, Wisconsin
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for a wedding that was located at the Domes. They had great service, shuttling all of the guests to and from the wedding. Would recommend for weddings. The Domes were amazing. The location is great close to Miller Park. Several fast food places on the same block. They do charge for parking.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ambassador Inn at Marquette

Address: 2301 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 53 Hotels in Milwaukee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ambassador Inn at Marquette 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly renovated Ambassador Inn in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, caters to business and leisure travelers alike, with well-appointed guest room accommodations, ample amenities, and a complimentary continental breakfast for our guests every morning. A wide range of Milwaukee attractions and venues, including the Bradley Center, home to the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, the Frontier Airlines Convention Center, and numerous family-oriented attractions are all a complimentary shuttle ride away. ... more   less 
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