by Andrea Guthmann
The Knickerbocker has vintage charm and is located right across from the bluff that leads down to Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee Art Museum. It’s a scenic lakefront location with two well-respected restaurants onsite, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If a lake view is a must, book one of the Lakeview Suites on the east side of the building.
Most rooms have only one queen size bed, but larger one-bedroom suites have a queen bed in the bedroom and a pullout sofa in the living area. The hotel offers guests access to use of their two complimentary cribs, but reservations should be made in advance. Each room has at least a kitchenette consisting of a small stove, microwave, toaster, small refrigerator and coffeemaker. One-bedroom suites have a full kitchen with a separate dining area. All rooms have flat-screen TV’s with cable. A coin-operated laundry facility, fitness center and computer and printer in the lobby are available for guest use. The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi access.
Our Editor Loves
- Vintage charm
- Lakefront location
- Coin-operated laundry facility
The building is nice, good location, HOWEVER, entire floor we stayed on smelled like marijuana that was attempted to be covered up by incense. This is a non-smoking facility, so why is this allowed. I understand that this is a hotel/condo building, but it is not acceptable to me so have to smell that for my entire stay with my son. Would not return.
We booked a 2 bedrm suite. Beautiful architecture and charm of the 20's and 30's. Very clean room, with great views. Comfy Beds. Staff was friendly and generous with their help. Spa and restaurant on site. My only complaint, they were out of the Port wine I wanted.