This was a charming place to stay with boatloads of room in the suite. It was bigger than many places I have lived. Two full bathrooms, a romantic spa tub, a king bed-mattress could have been upgraded, but was big enough that it wasn't terrible, a fire place, a little dining area, a full kitchen. Could it have been updated, yes- but it was clean and unique and totally cool to stay in. I felt a little like there could have been a kid riding a tricycle down the hall at any time- but it was fun. I will say that there was a herbaceous odor throughout the hall- but it never permeated our door. ;) It was very quiet. I would certainly stay again.
Nice hotel that is extremely well built. This 100 year old building will be here for a long time. Only 25% of the rooms are hotel. The rest is residential. The rooms are modern with a little kitchen stove, sink and fridge with microwave. The place is fully stocked with plates, cups, cooking and eating utensils. I didn't cook but I made coffee every day. It's quiet but the view is terrible. Looks out on parking lot and back of another building.
Booked 3 night at the Knickerbocker. Overall, a pleasant place to stay. Our experience with the staff was OK. The bed in our suite was not good (very important to me) and overall the suite was clean. We had construction jackhammering outside our room the 2 days we stayed there. A few areas in our room needed cosmetic work (peeling paint, etc). We ended up being very sick the first and second night and needed to leave the third night. There was no accommodating this and they stuck to their no refund or discount policy. Overall, if they're going to be a beautiful hotel getaway with a restaurant and a spa they did not meet my expectations for hospitality, friendliness and environment.
The building and room were charming, and the price was very reasonable. You can't beat the views, or the location. There were a few management hiccups, though. The staff, upon check-in, were not particularly welcoming. There was a strong and persistent smell of marijuana in our hallway. To top it all: we found a dirty pair of underwear waiting for us in our room (see photo). When we inquired as to whether the room had been cleaned and if it would be possible to receive a discount or meal to compensate for this rather icky inconvenience, the desk attendant shrugged and said there was nothing he could do. Conclusion: the building and location are great, but the staff could use some customer service training.
The knickerbocker was great! Very cool location with the wood doors and a kitchenette. Many things to do within the hotel. Our only complaint was that the door was hard to unlock and took some maneuvering to get open. Highly recommend to anyone staying in MKE!
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