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"The hotel was beautiful, clean and very accommodating. They have their own restaurant and the food was very good. The offer things that we had no idea ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 15 Mar 2022

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Hotel Description

3-star spa hotel near Fiserv Forum

Downtown Milwaukee stay

Within a 15-minute walk of this Downtown Milwaukee hotel, you'll find Milwaukee Art Museum and Lake Michigan. Fiserv Forum and Milwaukee School of Engineering are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Full-service spa, dining

A full-service spa, a 24-hour gym, and a restaurant are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas and free Internet in public areas. There's a bar/lounge on site, and a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities are also provided.

Free Internet, kitchenettes

The 87 guestrooms feature free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, and microwaves. Coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$150* Per night/room May 30 - May 31

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, City View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Suite, 2 Bedrooms, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 9 Max

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Lake View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Romantic Suite, 1 Bedroom, Jetted Tub, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

The Knickerbocker on the Lake ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Knickerbocker on the Lake

Everyone (13) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
The hotel was beautiful, clean and very accommodating. They have their own restaurant and the food was very good. The offer things that we had no idea would be there,hair salon, massage, mani and pedi services. The parking was a bit challenging though. They also charge a fee of $18 per night's stay for parking and there is no parking on the street without first going to the city government to register your vehicle in order to park on the street side otherwise they would tow your vehicle away.

Posted by on Mar 15, 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 28, 2021

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5 out of 5
Old with character,

Posted by , from La Crosse on Aug 27, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 17, 2021 by Lawrence J. Robe III

Hi Rahn! Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your stay!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 20, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 17, 2021 by Lawrence J. Robe III

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a rating!

2 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 3, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 6, 2019 by Max D.

We appreciate your feedback, and thank you for choosing The Knickerbocker on The Lake!

4 out of 5
Hotel is located in an historic building. All the rooms still have door locks that use a key. The key to my room did not fit properly. Only after the 4th trip to my room did staff conclude there might be a problem. Parking was an additional $18. I did not get specific instructions nor were instructions on the post for using key card in lot. Had to drive back around in pouring rain for exact info. Room was clean and spacious. Bed was comfortable. Small kitchenette. Coffee in room was much better than most hotels and there was enough for 3 cups.

Posted by on May 1, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 4, 2019 by Max D.

Thank you for staying with us!

2 out of 5
Before choosing, I read many reviews. Most said they had trouble with their rooms not being ready at check-in(3pm), and that the staff was unenthusiastic, borderline rude/useless. I found all of this to be true. I arrived an hour after check in to avoid having to wait, but was told my room hadn't been cleaned,and that it would only take 10-15mins I could wait and he wud call when the room was ready. After sitting in my car for a half an hour I went in to find the front desk guy had disappeared. So we headed up to the room which was still being cleaned (4:45). When the cleaning lady finally left we couldn't get into the room..we were told nothing upon "check-in" about backwards locks. Finally we got into the room. The carpet was filthy, the sink stunk like rotten eggs, and there were pubic hairs all over BOTH bathrooms. I actually grabbed my lysol out of my car and cleaned myself. The maid never came back so we had 8 towels for 2 people/2 days in a whirlpool suite. We had 1 garbage bag, 1 roll of toilet paper.Conclusion-they are not concerned about the cleanliness of their rooms or guests. But there were 2 make-up removing towelettes..lol Parking was another nightmare. I misplaced the RIF chip card to enter the parking lot (for just a few hours) So I went to the front desk for help and was told if I don't have the card,I don't have a spot. Even though I paid cash upon check-in for BOTH days. So then I was afraid to leave.She offered a refund of $10 ($18/day) Choose Wisely

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019

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4 out of 5
I love the charm and character of the hotel, the room.

Posted by on Mar 10, 2019

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5 out of 5
Exceeded expectations. Rooms are clean, spacious, and lovely, the hotel is dotted with so many original details, it's quite charming. Staff nice, restaurant on site delicious Would have liked a view of the lake, but that's me being super picky.

Posted by on Mar 7, 2019

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About the The Knickerbocker on the Lake

Location 1028 East Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Property Features

The Knickerbocker on the Lake offers its guests a full-service spa and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 765 square feet (71 square meters) and includes conference space. The business-friendly The Knickerbocker on the Lake also features spa services, a garden, and concierge services. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Milwaukee hotel is smoke free.

  • 87 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 765 sq ft of conference space
  • 71 sq m of conference space
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Beauty salon
  • Computer for guest use
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet , High-speed internet access

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: Milwaukee Intermodal Station (2.7 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Knickerbocker on the Lake offers 87 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Accommodations at this 3-star hotel have kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

The Knick Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Knick Salon and Spa. Services include body treatments and manicures and pedicures.

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 4 children stay free when using existing bedding.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 4
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 72 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 18 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Knickerbocker
  • Knickerbocker Hotel
  • Knickerbocker Hotel Milwaukee
  • Knickerbocker Milwaukee
  • Knickerbocker Lake Hotel Milwaukee
  • Knickerbocker Lake Hotel
  • Knickerbocker Lake Milwaukee
  • Knickerbocker Lake
  • The Knickerbocker on the Lake Hotel
  • The Knickerbocker on the Lake Milwaukee
  • The Knickerbocker on the Lake Hotel Milwaukee

You should know

  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.