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“Glimpse of hotels past”
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Ambassador Hotel
Ranked #11 of 56 Hotels in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle, Washington
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159 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Glimpse of hotels past”
Reviewed 1 March 2011

This hotel was a pleasure to stay at. We had a group rate and found everything as promised. Some of the exterior and all of the main floor is a visual treat - with the Art Deco style in use throughout. The room was large - no closet, only an armoire. Bathroom was from the 20's, with updated fixtures. A second sink was in the large bedroom.

We were not advised of a "master switch" for electrical power in the room. Until we found it and turned it on, no lights, etc. The heat unit had some strange traits - it seemed to turn itself down when we left the room. And the temperature setting could not be make lower than 68. No big problem - just a puzzle. And when the service staff turned off the master switch after cleaning, my computer ran on its battery until it ran out. Had to re-charge it upon my return.

The beds were very comfortable - nice bedding.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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jjossart, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review, 10 March 2011
We are happy you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. Thank you for choosing the Ambassador and we look forward to having you back real soon!
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Grayslake, Illinois
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Reviewed 24 February 2011

My husband and I with another couple recently went to a Cheap Trick concert at Powtawanimi Casino in downtown Milwaukee, WI. We booked the rooms thru the casino website based on rate and reviews. The Ambassador Hotel is an art deco hotel that has been renovated to its past glory. It was an outstanding experience; the rooms were very large, extremely clean and well appointed with a large flat screeen TV and Aveeda spa products. The staff was very helpful. They provided complimentary shuttle service to the casino and other points downtown. When we checked out Sunday morning, I asked the front desk if they could recommend someplace for breakfast (although they provide a large buffet we were looking for a simpler meal). They suggested a diner 3 doors up (Michaels) which was also a fantastic deal. We will definitly be back and look forward to going to more events in Milwaukee and recommending this hotel to our friends.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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jjossart, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review, 10 March 2011
We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at the Ambassador. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and we look forward to your return!
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Reviewed 26 January 2011

The Ambassador Hotel is a true diamond in the rough! It's elegant and beautiful and upscale. The preservation of the hotel is amazing and the staff is friendly, helpful and available at anytime. The rooms are gorgeous, clean and roomy. Envoy has some of the best food around and the dining experinece is so much nicer then any generic hotel.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Cudahy, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 24 January 2011

The rooms are spacious with all the amenities necessary for business or travel. The beds are extremely comfortable with luxurious linens .
The food in the restaurant was excellent for all meals throught the day. The snack bar was good as well.
They are close to downtown Milwaukee with a shuttle that will take you anywhere you would like to go and pick you up at a designated time. Awesome experience.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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milwaukee
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Reviewed 24 January 2011

I stayed in one of the whirlpool suites and was extremely impressed with the atmosphere. I was more than satisied with the cleanliness, room service, restaurant, and bar. The location offers easy access to downtown city entertainment and sights. the shuttle offered convenience and ease of transportation.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled solo
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Chicago
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Reviewed 23 January 2011

From the outside it looks iffy- an old building- but step inside. It is a nicely restored art deco hotel which had everything that I look for in a room. Thermostat- a great bed- and most importantly a wonderful night sleep. We spent the money on the whirlpool- i made the mistake of showing my wife a picture of the room. My god- that room was great. The only negative- its right by Marquette- and on a Friday night- people drink- and we were woken up by a drunk guy running head first into the elevator. They should probably walk the halls on weekend- but that was a quick occurrence. I will be back.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2010

Lack of a pool area and small rooms make this Hotel a 3.5 star. Good service from the maid,front desk, bartenders and restaurant were big plus's. We paid $85.00 per night so I thought it was a great value. It just is not 4 STARS.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Ambassador Hotel
Address: 2308 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1890
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Milwaukee
#3 Luxury Hotel in Milwaukee
#8 Family Hotel in Milwaukee
#10 Business Hotel in Milwaukee
#16 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambassador Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 132
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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