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.

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

Star Rating

Orange starOrange starOrange starOrange starWhite star

powered by
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Cocktails from the past, flashy art deco d├ęcor, 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 Gin Rickey Lounge lists the same drinks that were served here in 1928 (The Sidecar, The Bee's Knees). The Lounge's patio, scheduled to open in Spring 2018, will feature a fire pit and soft seating where you can enjoy F. Scott Fitzgerald’s favorite cocktail named of course...The Gin Rickey.

Eat and drink

Ambassador guests can choose from The Fitz Restaurant (American cuisine with global flourish), Gin Rickey's Lounge (lighter fare, historic cocktails), and Deco Café (coffee, sandwiches, salads and pastries).

Sunday Brunch is creative and delicious: order a "Neptune Omelette" (royal red shrimp, sea scallops, jumbo lump crab, scallions, dill), or classic 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. 

Ambassador Hotel dining

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.


Back to top

Rooms & Rates

Back to top


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. 

Back to top


Guest Services

  • 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 ultra high speed Wi-Fi
  • Limousine Services available upon request
  • Pet friendly
  • Sundries shop
  • On-site parking ($20 per night)

Eat & Drink

  • The Fitz
  • Gin Rickey's Lounge
  • Deco Café
  • In-room dining available

Fitness & Recreation

  • Fitness Center complete with a wide selection of state-of-the-art cardio equipment supplied with individual TV screens
  • Massage Services
  • Free weights
  • Strength training machine
  • Yoga accessories

Business Services

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

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 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.
Back to top