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1028 E Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2933
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#27 of 63 hotels in Milwaukee
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
3.6
Service
3.9
Value
3.5

See why so many travelers make Knickerbocker on the Lake their hotel of choice when visiting Milwaukee. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a historic setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Milwaukee, Knickerbocker On The Lake Hotel is located a short distance from Brady Street (0.5 mi) and City Hall (0.6 mi).

Knickerbocker On The Lake Hotel offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers a concierge, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a fitness center and a lounge. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to parking.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the Italian restaurants, including Glorioso's Italian Market, Calderone Club, and Pizzeria San Giorgio, all of which are a short distance from Knickerbocker On The Lake Hotel.

Milwaukee is also known for some great natural history museums, including Milwaukee Public Museum and Thomas a. Greene Geological Museum, which are not too far from Knickerbocker on the Lake.

At Knickerbocker on the Lake, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Milwaukee.

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Paid private parking on-site
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Luxwanderer106 wrote a review Nov 2022
Chicago, Illinois
It’s a cool, boutique vintage hotel with character. The location is great and love the restaurant onsite, The Knick. Staff were super friendly… except the woman working at the front desk on Friday, 11/4. She is dismissive and unfriendly. The general vibe from her is “I have better things to do than help you do make it quick”. Spoke with her the week before when my reservation got erroneously canceled- rude then too. My friend arrived after my husband and me so I asked her what her experience was with the same woman. She didn’t acknowledge my friend standing at the desk for a few minutes. When she finally did, it was tell her to go to another woman. She’s literally the worst person to welcome guests. Everyone else- super nice. The sheets had stains which we chose to ignore and the pillows were not good. But we enjoyed the ambiance and location.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Knickerbocker on the Lake
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for joining us for a getaway at Knickerbocker on the Lake. Providing warm hospitality is a top priority for us, so we'll certainly remind our entire team of the importance of friendly service. We're glad you enjoyed our on-site restaurant, The Knick, which features a relaxing outdoor patio overlooking Lake Michigan. Next time you're in town, we hope to have another chance to provide you with the exceptional service you deserve.
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Racheal K wrote a review Oct 2022
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The rooms are nice and clean. The location is convenient to downtown . The service in the restaurant was weird and the guest check in person complained to us about the mayor of our city during check in. We found that super strange considering that we did not care about her political affiliations and it was completely unsolicited. It was a bad look for the hotel as that was our first connection at the property. She was very bizarre and off putting. Otherwise, it was fine. I’d consider staying there again but we have stayed at way better places without the unwelcoming staff behavior of bartender and guest check in personnel.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Knickerbocker on the Lake
Responded Oct 19, 2022
Dear Racheal, Thank you for staying with us during your visit to Milwaukee. It's wonderful to know that you appreciated our clean and comfortable accommodations; however, we apologize that we fell short of our goal of providing memorable hospitality. Rest assured, we'll refocus our efforts in this area going forward. We'll be working diligently to improve, and we hope to have another chance to impress you in the future.
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David R wrote a review Oct 2022
San Juan Capistrano, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel is in a very nice location, but our room was quite dated. Carpet tacks sticking up at a transition between carpet and tile, needs a transition piece installed. AC is a window AC unit. No full length mirror, which was important to my wife as we were going to a wedding. Restaurant right outside hotel, but breakfast was only so so.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Each room is individually owned so the quality of each room could vary quite a bit.
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Knickerbocker on the Lake
Responded Oct 11, 2022
Dear David, While our prime location was perfect for your needs, we're sorry to hear that the upkeep of the property failed to impress you. Rest assured, we'll look into all your comments as soon as possible and make changes where necessary. Thank you, and we hope you'll consider coming back to stay with us again later down the road.
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NashvilleKathy wrote a review Oct 2022
Nashville, Tennessee11 contributions5 helpful votes
We loved everything about it. The location was fabulous and the room was spacious and well cared for. The lobby area was beautiful and the food at the restaurant was tasty. The front desk staff and others were friendly and helpful. I will definitely stay here if I return to Milwaukee.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Knickerbocker on the Lake
Responded Oct 9, 2022
Dear Kathy, We aim to impress everyone who stays at Knickerbocker on the Lake, so we're happy to hear we succeeded with you! It's great to know that our convenient, comfortable accommodations, friendly staff, and excellent onsite dining helped make your visit memorable. The next time you're in town, we'd be proud to host you again.
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David W wrote a review Oct 2022
Cathedral City, California8 contributions1 helpful vote
I always love staying at Knickerbocker on the Lake. The rooms are comfortable and classic, the suites are even better. The view of the late, the wonderful restaurant and bar downstairs (The Knick), and complementary parking for guests. The location is also fantastic and walkable to the lakefront, shops downtown, the art museum, restaurants and nightlife, etc.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Knickerbocker on the Lake
Responded Oct 5, 2022
Dear David, It was a pleasure hosting you at Knickerbocker on the Lake! We're glad our comfortable, convenient accommodations and excellent onsite dining impressed you. The next time you're in town, we invite you to stay with us again.
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CAZengolfer wrote a review Sep 2022
Danville,CA5 contributions
The Knickerbocker Hotel is an older structure located in a nice area near the Lake. The hotel itself is very dated and appears to be a resident hotel as well. The rooms need to be gutted and remodeled. The air conditioning in the room is at least 40 years old. The Hotel has very few amenities. The price was right and the location is good but as I said the rooms look like one might have stayed in the late 1940s.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Knickerbocker on the Lake
Responded Sep 27, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to highlight our affordable rates and amazing location. With so much to do in the area, we hope you had a blast checking it all out. As we are committed to bettering the overall guest experience, you can be confident that we welcome all feedback. We will work diligently to ensure that our accommodations are in tip-top shape. We know that we can do better and welcome another chance to prove this.
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Thomas B wrote a review Sep 2022
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Great hotel for u too completely stretch out and relax. The staff is super nice and very helpful. The rooms are small apartment. U can cook full meals with the stove and oven.and the direct TV is excellent because u always have something to watch
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Knickerbocker on the Lake
Responded Sep 26, 2022
Dear Thomas, It was a pleasure hosting you at Knickerbocker on the Lake! We're glad our friendly staff and in-room amenities helped you have a relaxing visit. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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brian m wrote a review Sep 2022
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Beautifully renovated old school hotel with great amenities (restaurant on site, salon, etc) with convenient access to lake. Awesome staff, and very comfortable rooms. Super convenient to the east side and downtown events. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Knickerbocker on the Lake
Responded Sep 13, 2022
Dear Brian, Hearing that you enjoyed our wonderful amenities, friendly staff, comfortable accommodations, and prime location is music to our ears! It was an honor to host your stay and earn your recommendation. Please come back to Knickerbocker on the Lake soon.
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Richard B wrote a review Sep 2022
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Fantastic secret hideaway worthy of recognition. Very personalized old school charm that resonates with guests that can appreciate Milwaukee without all the hoopla. Close to everything with easy freeway access to all popular destinations. One of Milwaukee's best kept secrets!!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Knickerbocker on the Lake
Responded Sep 9, 2022
Dear Richard, Thank you for the wonderful review! We're glad our convenient, charming accommodations impressed you, and we look forward to hosting you again at Knickerbocker on the Lake.
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Johnfili wrote a review Aug 2022
Freeland, Washington68 contributions8 helpful votes
Great historic hotel. It has all the charm you would expect with a number of modern upgrades. The rooms and beds are comfortable and the rooms can also be purchased for long-term or a condos. They offer coffee service in the small kitchenette
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Knickerbocker on the Lake
Responded Aug 30, 2022
Dear John, We're thrilled to hear that our comfortable accommodations impressed you during your visit to Knickerbocker on the Lake! We hope to see you again the next time you find yourself in the area.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Knickerbocker on the Lake
Which popular attractions are close to Knickerbocker on the Lake?
Nearby attractions include Milwaukee Art Museum (0.5 miles), Grohmann Museum (0.5 miles), and City Tours MKE (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Knickerbocker on the Lake?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Knickerbocker on the Lake?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Knickerbocker on the Lake?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Knickerbocker on the Lake?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Knickerbocker on the Lake?
Conveniently located restaurants include Glorioso's Italian Market, Sanford Restaurant, and Stella Van Buren.
Is Knickerbocker on the Lake located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Milwaukee.
Are there any historical sites close to Knickerbocker on the Lake?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Pabst Mansion (2.0 miles), Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery (1.2 miles), and Tripoli Shrine (2.7 miles).
Is Knickerbocker on the Lake accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.