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The Pfister Hotel

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Downtown)
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Ranked #3 of 52 hotels in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Odessa, Texas
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arrived around late in the afternoon because flight delayed. Check was very smooth and fast, the lady who helped me was very professional and sorry forgot to get her name. Gave me some tips where to eat dinner that night. Room they gave me was at the upper floor 21st floor facing the water. The room was great and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Service was outstanding. Everyone there really wanted to make my stay enjoyable and accommodate as well as they could. Had a King bed suite so I could work in one room. Had breakfast twice downstairs and the food was very good. Enjoyed the cocktails at Blu (although I would stick with the Hummus over the sub-par cheese). Room was excellent,... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Pfister is truly a luxury hotel. The rooms, even in the older part of the hotel, are well maintained and the beds extremely comfortable! it is expensive, but worth the treat once in awhile. The view from the Blu Room and the pool is amazing!! We love having breakfast in the sunny Café off the lobby. If you visit,... More

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was there for a conference. The hotel is beautiful, ceiling to floor, especially the older part of the hotel. Staff was very courteous. Perfect location to walk to many local attractions. Very historical hotel.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am completing out raged on how i was treated by this hotel. Me and my fiance were coming to stay at this hotel one night and was tested with so much disrespect. We didn't even stay our night and still was charged when we were told we wouldn't be. When talk to the general manger he didn't do anything... More

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Pfister Hotel! We took in a concert with friends at the nearby Riverside Theater. Enjoyed shopping and dinner in the nearby Third Ward area. Our room was beautiful and the concierge lounge was amazing! Beautiful views of the lakefront and tasty snacks and drinks. We will definitely return!

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Without question, Milwaukee's finest hotel is The Pfister. Located in the heart of the city ,it provides all the amenities of the newest places but with a classic, old world feel. The staff is top notch and are there to serve. Located about 6 blocks from the Summerfest grounds, it is the perfect place to stay when attending the world's... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Got in at 6pm after a long flight and quickly seen to at check-in. I was informed they had given me a complimentary upgrade - great I thought. Then they asked if I would like to sit in the foyer as they were still getting the room ready! I took my original booking. Rooms are comfortable with all the usual... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel with the old classic style and feel that today's hotels do not offer. A true class operation. If you want the fell of year gone by with all the technology of today the Pfister is your place to stay. I would stay there again and again. I highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything met or exceeded our expectations. We had requested a "quiet" room and were assigned to an interior suite in the original hotel. There was no view, but we could go up to Blu bar for a spectacular view of the lake. The housekeeping was seamless and everything in the room was working, and the in-room coffee very good. The... More

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Address: 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Pfister Hotel 4.5*
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#1 Family Hotel in Milwaukee #2 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee #2 Spa Hotel in Milwaukee #2 Luxury Hotel in Milwaukee #4 Business Hotel in Milwaukee
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The Pfister Hotel, built in 1893 has been the premier downtown Milwaukee hotel for over a century, and continues to celebrate a tradition of gracious service and impeccable style. From the moment you arrive, you'll notice the extraordinary architecture, and a welcoming ambiance marked by a priceless Victorian art collection which rivals that of any hotel in the world. The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee has received accolades as being the best of downtown Milwaukee hotels since it opened. We are proud of our AAA Four-Diamond Award and membership in two of our industry's leading organizations: Historic Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. ... more   less 
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