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 $10 million of renovations, et voilà: Today's Ambassador Hotel is as glam as the day it opened in 1928.

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

What it's like

Ambassador Hotel outdoor diningAll told, this eight-story building holds 133 rooms and suites. Some have whirlpool baths and wet bars; all feature cloud-like beds with sumptuous linens and feather pillows. Wiegand has made a point to keep things comfy and relaxed. Hence the under-slab heating beneath the restaurant bar—a cozy complement for cold winter days.

Independent spirit

1920s glitz, 21st-century cool

Small touches

The Nostalgic Cocktail menu at the hotel's Envoy Lounge lists the same drinks that were served here in 1928 (The Sidecar, The Pink Lady) along with their old prices (35 cents, 30 cents). The cost has gone up a bit, but if you order during happy hour, you'll get drink No.2 at its 1928 price. 

Eat and drink

Ambassador guests can choose from the Envoy Restaurant (American cuisine with global flourish), the Envoy Lounge (lighter fare, historic cocktails), and Caffé Deco (coffee, sandwiches, salads and pastries).

Sunday Brunch is creative and delicious: order small plates of "green eggs and ham" (pesto scramble), mini huevos rancheros, and buttermilk pancakes. 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. 

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And more

Guests will appreciate the quality cardio equipment in the hotel's onsite Fitness Center—not to mention the individual TV screens for each machine.


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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

  • Complimentary Parking
  • Shuttle Service throughout Milwaukee's downtown area and many of its events and attractions
  • Valet, Concierge, Turn Down and Room Service
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services
  • Complimentary T1 high-speed WiFi and hard-wired Internet access throughout hotel
  • Limousine Services provided by Blackline Limousines
  • Pet friendly

Fitness & Recreation

  • Fitness Center complete with a wide selection of commercial-quality cardio equipment supplied with individual TV screens
  • Massage Services

Business Services

  • Business Center

In-room amenities

  • Complimentary T1 high-speed WiFi and hard-wired Internet access
  • Wet bar, refreshment center and coffee maker
  • 40" flat panel TV with satellite programming and pay per view movies
  • Large desk with ergonomic chair and data-port lamp
  • His and hers bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron, ironing board and personal safe
  • Blow Dryers
  • Complete line of Aveda personal care products
  • Queen sofa sleepers and Whirlpool baths available in select rooms

Cancellation policy

Cancel by 4pm, 48 hours prior to arrival.
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