This is one of the nicest places I have stayed in the U.S. A lot of times 'character' comes with questionable quality, but this a historic property which is also in top condition, which is nice. This is a fairly upscale property with everything I would expect with that--good lighting, tasteful decor, comfortable bed, branded shampoos, etc. Also quiet and clean.
A 7th floor room facing downtown has a nice, if somewhat obstructed view of the city.
Room service prices are surprisingly reasonable for breakfast, though breakfast is not included. The restaurant looks very nice.
The rooms are very large as is often true in historic properties, with a sofa and a sink both inside and outside the bathroom. The TV was large enough to be seen clearly from across the large room. Free parking is another plus.
The TV is digital, with a digital menu. I can do without the pay movies, but the online directory is nice, and having the guest name on the TV screen is a nice touch.
Business Center has three computers, which means a wait to use one is unlikely.
I found the staff to be professional, friendly and helpful.
Negatives? Nothing major. Having to open an extra door to get into the elevator is a minor nuisance, but part of the history. No included breakfast. Mini bar and pay movies could be temptations.
The neighborhood is nothing special, in my opinion. Whether or not the location is good depends on what you are doing in Milwaukee. Probably not the best location for general tourism, but not terrible either.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A shining example of true Art Deco style, the Ambassador Hotel provides an urban oasis near the heart of downtown Milwaukee. Discover a remarkable blend of modern amenities and 1920's Art Deco design. From the original marble floors and bronze elevator doors to the ornate plasterwork, every detail of the Ambassador Hotel is a testament to the bold beauty of Art Deco. Our spacious guest rooms share the same level of sophisticated decor. Guests enjoy luxurious bedding, HD smart elevisions and complimentary Internet access. Savor sumptuous global American cuisine in an upscale yet casual atmosphere at Envoy Restaurant & Lounge. Chef Michael Long crafts globally inspired innovative dishes made using fresh, local ingredients. But first, work up an appetite with a visit to our well-equipped fitness center that features cardio equipment with individual TV screens. Ready to explore all that downtown Milwaukee has to offer? Our complimentary shuttle service provides front door, red carpet service. Host your next social gathering in our Art Deco designed Embassy Room or host a corporate meeting that takes advantage of state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment in our Attache' Room. The Ambassador Hotel offers a variety of intimate event venues that can comfortably accommodate 20 to 80 people. Perfectly located on the west side of downtown Milwaukee near the Marquette University campus, our stylish hotel offers the perfect base for exploring the best attractions in the city. Catch a ball at a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game under Miller Park's retractable dome, attend a show in the Milwaukee Theatre District, tour the Miller Brewery or explore the Harley-Davidson Museum. If you have any questions about area attractions or need assistance arranging tours, please don't hesitate to ask our Guest Experience Manager. Reserve a room at the Ambassador Hotel during your next visit to Milwaukee and experience legendary customer service in extraordinary Art Deco style. ... more less
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