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.
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.
1920s glitz, 21st-century cool
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.
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.