Ambassador Hotel

Back to the Future

When this property changed hands in 1995, no one was sure just what exactly its faded, over-carpeted floors were hiding. Fast forward ten years and $13 million of renovations, et voilà: Today's Ambassador Hotel is as glam as the day it opened in 1928.

Stash Plus Perks Available

Members with Stash Plus get:

  • Complimentary Upgrade:
    Based on availability at check-in
  • Welcome Amenity:
    Complimentary Bottle of Wine
  • Complimentary Parking:
  • Food and Beverage Discount:
    25% off Food & Beverage Purchases

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Cocktails from the past, flashy art deco décor, and a relaxed, unpretentious vibe

What it's like

All told, this eight-story building holds 133 rooms and suites. Some have whirlpool baths and all have wet bars; all feature cloud-like beds with sumptuous linens and feather pillows. The owner has made a point to keep things comfy and relaxed while retaining the vibe of the opulent 1920’s era. Hence the new outdoor patio added in spring of 2019 that features a large fire pit and a collection of fire tables to keep cozy on chilly nights.  Inside, the hotel’s lobby features a focal point of ornate solid brass, pull-open brass elevator doors that are original to the hotel.

Independent spirit

1920s glitz, 21st-century cool

Small touches

The Nostalgic Cocktail menu at the hotel's Gin Rickey Lounge lists the same drinks that were served here in 1928 (The Sidecar, The Bee's Knees). Gin Rickey offers a laid back vibe where you can enjoy F. Scott Fitzgerald’s favorite cocktail named The Gin Rickey, of course.

Eat and drink

Ambassador guests can choose from The Fitz Restaurant (American cuisine with global flourish), the Gin Rickey Lounge (lighter fare, historic cocktails), and Deco Cafe’ (locally roasted coffee, sandwiches, salads and pastries).

Saturday and Sunday Brunch is creative and delicious. Order a "Chorizo Breakfast Bowl" (Chicken Chorizo, Sweet Potatoes, Peppers & Onions, Scallions, Avocado Crema and Poached Eggs), or classics like Eggs Benedict or Brioche French Toast. It all goes well with the Bloody Mary, garnished with string cheese, sausage stick, olives, celery, and an itty bitty beer to wash it down. 

Ambassador Hotel dining

And more

Guests will appreciate the complimentary shuttle service that services anywhere in the downtown Milwaukee area and the convenience of front door service to Milwaukee’s attractions, theaters, entertainment and sports venues as well as business destinations.

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Rooms & Rates

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The Ambassador Hotel sits on the western edge of downtown Milwaukee, near Marquette University. While the Historic Pabst Mansion (of PBR fame) is within walking distance, most Milwaukee attractions are a complimentary shuttle ride away. 

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Guest Services

  • Shuttle Service throughout Milwaukee's downtown area and many of its events and attractions
  • Concierge, Turn Down Service
  • Room Service
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services
  • Complimentary ultra-high-speed WiFi
  • Limousine Services available upon request
  • Pet-friendly (additional fees apply)
  • Sundries shop
  • On-site covered parking ($20 per night)

Eat & Drink

  • The Fitz Restaurant
  • Gin Rickey Lounge
  • Deco Cafe’
  • In-room dining available

Fitness & Recreation

  • Fitness Center complete with a wide selection of state-of-the-art cardio equipment
  • Free weights
  • Strength training machine
  • Yoga accessories

Business Services

  • Business center offers complimentary computer use, a printer, faxing, scanning and notary services

Meetings & Events

  • 5,888+ square feet of flexible space
  • Eight distinctive venues
  • Customized on-site catering

In-room amenities

  • Complimentary ultra-high speed Wi-Fi
  • Wet bar, refreshment center and Keurig coffee maker
  • 42” Chromecast Enabled TV with satellite programming, pay per view movies
  • Large desk with ergonomic chair and data-port lamp
  • His and hers bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron, full size ironing board
  • Electronic personal safe
  • Blow Dryer
  • Complete line of organic Beekman 1802 personal care products
  • Queen sofa sleepers and Whirlpool baths available in select rooms

Cancellation policy

One-night room & tax charged if cancelled less than 24 hours prior to arrival.
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