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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Upon arrival we met many employee's who were all smiling and willing to go out of their way to assist us. The rooms were spectacular. We were withing walking distance of the places we were going. Highly recommend this hotel! Very Beautiful with Great Service.

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Rockford, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wedding Weekend~ Everyone we came in contact with had a smile on their face and really seemed to love their jobs refreshing!~ 10+ across the boards~ Highly recommend this hotel it is beautiful and the service is beyond great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This grand and iconic hotel served as a magnificent backdrop to a lovely holiday stay. Conveniently located to nearly everything a visitor to Milwaukee would want to see or do, this hotel has it all. Our room was comfortable and well-appointed. The food was excellent. We (in our very casual shorts/jeans and tees) were quite comfortable throughout the hotel, never... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose the Pfister for its central location and high recommendations from friends. The hotel did not disappoint. We took advantage of two of their packages: My BFF and the Bed and Breakfast Package. We had a couples’ message in their spa for our anniversary. Both message therapists provided great service and the spa provided us with a complimentary anniversary... More

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Cortland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything about the Pfister was welcoming. The Victorian lobby, including the painted ceiling, is attractive. The small suite provided plenty of room and elegance. Every worker was kind, polite, and attentive--but never overbearing. We ate well in two restaurants right in the hotel. Perhaps best of all, we had a drink and dessert in Blu, a lounge on the 23rd... More

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St Louis, MO
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We returned to the Pfister this summer for another great stay, We were tempted to try one of the Club Rooms in the newer wing, but were unwilling to give up the charm and space of the Historic Suites in the older section of the hotel. It is always fun to see who else is staying at the hotel, one... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Without question the best hotel in Milwaukee, and that includes the Iron Horse where I stayed last time, and which I loved. The Pfister is delightful, its employees live and breathe service and attention to the guest and to detail. It was amazing.

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Holland, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When you walk in to this hotel you feel as though you just walked onto a movie set. The staff was very friendly and helpful. My husband and I originally received a room with double beds. They gladly changed is to a King size with no problem. If you would like to stay with the old style charm of the... More

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just booked my next stay to the Pfister. We stayed in Pfister for almost 2 weeks on our last visit to Milwaukee and i loved the style of the hotel. They lobby is very nice and the lobby bar with a piano player is nice (try their Bloody Mary's, great). The room was a little tiny, but it is understandable.... More

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North Aurora, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for one day on Thursday July 3, 2014. We were in town for The Zac Brown concert at Summerfest. HOTEL CHECK IN: We arrived at 10:00am to check in. The room I requested was not ready. There was another identical room available in the historic section so I took it. Check-in... 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 Spa Hotel in Milwaukee #2 Romantic 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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