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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The hotel is in a nice location, but the place itself is not that great. It’s interesting because of its age but the nostalgia wears off quickly. The sheets at first glance made me wonder if the bed had been changed. The bathroom sports a pedestal sink so there is no counter space, you can put your toiletries in a... More 

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Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights in the junior suite. It was like a small apartment. We had a separate kitchen with a full fridge, stove and microwave. They also had glasses, utensils and cookware. We had 2 closets and quite a bit of space including in room free internet. It was quite old an interesting, yet updated and comfortable.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

This hotel is need of renovations. This was made apparent by the pounding that began at 8:30am on a Sunday. On what planet would you allow renovations to begin at that hour, on a Sunday, I have no idea. On what planet you would allow someone to be placed in a room directly adjacent to renovations when it's not fully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

We stayed there for a business trip for 2 weeks and was really a wonderful, safe place near to lake with lake view in the room. Walkable distance to Metro Market, Restaurants, Starbucks, AT&T, Indian hotels. 10 minutes walk to E Wisconsin where most of the giant companies are!! Gym was small but it is kept good. Got a parking... More 

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Newport, RI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Spent just one night at the Knickerbocker hotel - staff was very cordial and efficient at check in/out. Looks like most of the hotel rooms of this semi-converted apt. building are on the 7th floor, near the top of the building. It was well outfitted with all the kitchen utensils one needs. The room was spacious, with an office alcove... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We arrived just a few minutes before the early check in (3 PM) on a Saturday. There were 5 or 6 people in line and they were being turned away because their rooms weren't ready. There was only one person in the cubby hole "front desk" and she seemed overwhelmed. They had our room ready so we were able to... More 

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Keep in mind that this is a boutique, 1930s hotel. Don't expect modern day luxury! However, if you are seeking a great location and interesting, historic architecture, this is your place! We stayed here during a busy weekend in Mileaukee when most hotels were booked. We were a little nervous with some of the reviews, but ended up very pleased.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

This is a condo hotel. No bellhop, no doorman, no conceirge. Our suite was a one-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen and two televisions, and we liked the old-fashioned details. Had a real 1930s-'40s charm. Very homey, quiet, unpretentious (without being shabby), clean, and comfortable, and the location next to the lakefront park was fantastic. There's a pretty good restaurant... More 

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Bloomington, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Before we arrived, we received wonderful service from the manager who helped us with our reservation. He was very kind and gave us a very good rate. However, my experience while at the hotel barely met my expectations. The room (617) was clean and had a kitchenette. The bathroom was very small. The rollaway bed we requested for our daughter... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012 via mobile

Within walking distance to festivals, art museum, river walk. No amenities (except kitchenette which we didn't need for an overnight trip), but location was great. Building on registry of historic places. Clean, friendly staff. Other reviewers said difficulties with parking (or lack thereof). We had no problem - mentioned my concern about parking to staff. They issue parking passes -... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning

Additional Information about Knickerbocker on the Lake

Address: 1028 E Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2933
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee > Downtown
Price Range: $111 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Knickerbocker on the Lake 3*
Number of rooms: 160
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