The Ambassador Hotel - Milwaukee

One-Night Stay for Two with Breakfast for Two and Bottle of Wine at The Ambassador Hotel in Milwaukee

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Restored Art-Deco Hotel in Downtown Milwaukee

The Ambassador Hotel opened in 1928, and its lobby reflects the art-deco style of the glittery Jazz Age: checkered marble flooring, polished nickel sconces, and mirrored columns all glimmer under the warm lighting. The hotel's bronzed elevator doors are carved with ornate sunburst designs; it wouldn’t feel out of place to see F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald emerge from behind the doors. The hotel was restored to its original brilliance in 2005 by an alumnus of nearby Marquette University, who preserved its retro design elements while updating its infrastructure for the 21st century.

The hotel’s comfortable, modern guest rooms retain subtle art-deco accents, such as framed mirrors and the semicircular headboards that sit above each king or queen bed. In the whirlpool suites, lodgers can kick back and melt amateur ice sculptures of their faces inside a bedside tub as they watch the large, flat-panel TV.

Downstairs at Envoy—one of two restaurants connected to The Ambassador—chefs plate upscale American cuisine such as butternut-squash ravioli and seared yellowfin tuna. Bartenders mix gin fizz, tom collins, and pink lady cocktails from the hotel's original 1928 menu. During breakfast at Envoy, the spread includes steak and eggs and homemade belgian waffles. For a day on the town, guests can utilize the hotel's shuttle service for a free ride to anywhere in the downtown area.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Brewery Tours and Modern Art in Pleasant Lakeside City

Milwaukee is famous for its breweries, many of which reside in clusters around the downtown area just east of The Ambassador. Many offer daily, guided tours with samplings of the house suds. But the city's cultural offerings go well beyond booze: the Milwaukee Art Museum’s current exhibitions detail the origins and construction of its own Quadracci Pavilion, a striking modern building designed by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava that juts into the sky like a whale’s tail fin.

During warmer months, one of the best ways to soak in the city is on its 2-mile RiverWalk, which ambles past restaurants, shops, and public-art pieces, following the Milwaukee River's abundant stream of melted cheddar.

What You Get

  • $85 for a one-night stay for two in a king deluxe room or a double-queen room
  • $135 for a one-night stay for two in a king whirlpool suite

Included in all options:

  • Breakfast for two
  • Bottle of wine

Amenities

  • Free downtown shuttle service
  • Two onsite restaurants
  • Fitness center
  • Same-day valet dry cleaning
  • Aveda bath products
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Free covered parking
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  • Not valid 2/10-2/11 or 3/2-3/3
  • Must book by 3/30/12
  • Not valid until 2/7/12; must complete travel by 5/6/12
  • Limit 2 per person
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Subject to availability
  • 48hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Must be 21 or older to check in or consume alcohol
  • Credit card required at booking
  • Not valid for existing reservations
  • 15.1% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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How To Book

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  2. Call The Ambassador Hotel by 3/30/12.
  3. Choose a date prior to 5/6/12.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

Room Details

King Deluxe

  • One king bed and one queen sleeper sofa
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • 40-inch flat-panel TV

Queen Queen Deluxe

  • Two queen beds and one queen sleeper sofa
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • 40-inch flat-panel TV

King Whirlpool Suite

  • One king bed and one queen sleeper sofa
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • In-room whirlpool tub

In All Included Rooms

  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each guest 18 or older; no charge for guests 17 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets up to 30 pounds are allowed in king deluxe room for $50 per stay.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

What It's Worth

  • $85 for a one-night stay for two in a king deluxe room or a double-queen room (up to a $159 value)
  • $135 for a one-night stay for two in a king whirlpool suite (up to a $239 value)

    Included in all options:
  • Breakfast for two (a $16 value)
  • Bottle of wine (a $21 value)

    Total value: up to $276

Getting There

  • By plane: about 10 miles from General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)
  • By transit: Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus #30 to Wisconsin Avenue and North 25th Street
  • By cab: about $28 including tip from MKE
  • By shuttle: $13 each way from MKE

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