INFORMATION AT A GLANCE
● National Register of Historic Places
● Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association member
● Standard Rooms, Junior Suites and Suites
● Free High-Speed Internet
● Digital cable
● Nightly, Weekly and Monthly accommodations
● Fully equipped kitchens
● Guest laundry
● Same-day dry cleaning
● Quiet residential area
● Convenient to all downtown attractions
● Conference Room
At the Knickerbocker on the Lake, we combine turn-of-the-century charm and exceptional guest service to provide the highest standards of hospitality. To ensure your visit with us is comfortable and enjoyable, our staff works together to fulfill guest satisfaction in every department. Whether you stay with us for a day, a month, or a year, we make it our business to see that you feel at home, catering to your wishes and striving to make your visit at the Knickerbocker one that instills a desire to come back and stay with us.
Construction of The Knickerbocker on the Lake began in 1929 and continued four years until the official grand opening. When opened in 1933, The Knickerbocker provided apartment style accommodations with full kitchens and individual private baths. Fine events for groups ranging from 300 to 600 people were hosted in an elegant ballroom. A commissary located on the main floor sold fresh meats, fruits and vegetables to guests. A bookshop featured rare and out of print books, and a gift shop sold glassware, china and knickknacks.
A "Ladies" lounge furnished in early colonial style accommodated afternoon teas and games of Bridge for hotel guests. A beauty salon and exclusive gown shops completed the amenities of the "modern" hotel. In the 50's the ladies lounge was converted to the Red Lion Room, a "Men Only" lounge. The club featured nightly entertainment and showcased artists such as Sammy Davis Jr. Soon thereafter, the second floor of the hotel was redeveloped into the Juneau Club and for $325-$425/ month residents would receive a furnished apartment, three meals a day, housekeeping service and 24 hour emergency medical call service.
From the mid 70's to the early 90's, the building was converted into a condominium complex. Currently, each condominium is individually owned, and the hotel accommodations are located among the permanent residents, creating a welcoming ambiance.
Each uniquely decorated guest room provides a genuine homelike atmosphere. From Victorian to contemporary design concepts, our newly renovated rooms and suites include a fully furnished kitchen, free high-speed internet service, digital cable, voicemail, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Some of our suites offer breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. Bed and Breakfast accommodations are available upon request.
The Knickerbocker on the Lake is located in a quiet residential area convenient to all downtown attractions and within walking distance of Milwaukee's Theatre District, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Fiserv Forum, Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee Art Museum, shopping, dining and great night life. Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport is a 20-minute drive. Potawatomi Casino Hotel, American Family Field, Mitchell Park Domes and the Zoo are within 15 minutes.
The Juneau Room is available for gatherings such as conferences, office parties, showers, rehearsal dinners or as a hospitality suite accommodating up to 40 people. On-site and Off-site catering welcome.