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The Pfister Hotel

4.0 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 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Milwaukee for the first time this past weekend as a side trip to our visit to Chicago. We know little about the city and booked Pfister Hotel without much knowledge about it. We were completely surprised by how beautiful the architecture of the hotel is, how well it is maintained and how friendly and helpful the staff is.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed with my wife for the Ron white show. Very nice and helpful all the way. We requested a room as high as possible and got the 22nd floor. I was looking for ice when Christopher? Said let me get it for you. He brought the ice and asked if the construction noise was a problem, it was almost not... More

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Cumberland, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first time staying at the Pfister and it was simply AMAZING. From the room, to the staff to the history, it was just perfect. There wasn't anything that didn't exceed our expectations. It was perfect and the management and staff should be proud of what they have/do there. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Evanston, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Avery, now 7, on his third annual visit with Grandma (me) asked if this time we could bring his little sister, Romy, so she could meet the Pfister! I agreed. Then mama wanted to come along and of course we like to share! So the four of us came to the Pfister and everyone of us had a spectacular time.... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was wonderful. Staff was fantastic. Kids loved the hospitality room on 23rd floor for not much extra. Will definitely stay again next trip to Milwaukee. Valet parking was very prompt and courteous as well.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at the Pfister many times over the last decade and can't believe I have never written a review. We stayed there last weekend on a very reduced rate and received service as though we were the top of the list. I credit excellent management for this. Upon check in I asked if we could have a tower... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were blown away by the exceptional staff we encountered at every point of contact. Valet, desk, room service (came in 10 minutes and was well presented, hot, and good); superb cocktail waitress in lobby bar (I mean really exceptional). Even someone just passing us in the hall asked if they could help us. Our room was in the restored... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprisingly for the age of the property, The Pfister is still quite grand. Staff is friendly, attentive and efficient. Enjoyed the live music in the Blu bar. Spa was beautiful. Dinner in the ballroom was delicious.

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Mahomet, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful, old hotel right in the heart of the city. Every one of the staff was helpful and friendly, and the rooms we had were more than adequate. The Blu Bar had a breathtaking view of the lakefront, and the lobby bar had the friendliest bartender in the state. Our room was spotless, and the bath was exceptional.... More

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227 reviews 227 reviews
42 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was upgraded (bid 3.5 stars and was given 4 star) on Priceline to the Pfister for $64. Was placed in the more contemporary tower side which is still very comfortable and was recently updated with new furniture, carpet, etc. There is on site parking for $25 and the same elevators take you up into the tower section so very easy... More

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Also Known As:
Pfister Hotel Milwaukee
Pfister Hotel
Address: 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee > Downtown
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Milwaukee
#1 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee
#2 Luxury Hotel in Milwaukee
#3 Business Hotel in Milwaukee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Pfister Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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.Renovated in 2008, 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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