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The Pfister Hotel

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424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
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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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wilmot, wi
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32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is a vacation all in itself. You could stay the weekend and never leave the premises and have everything you could want or need. The rooms are beautiful, clean & comfortable. We stayed on the 15th floor of the tower and had a lake view. We decided to pay $30/day for access to the lounge on the 23rd... More 

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Racine, WI
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Forty years ago, we spent our wedding night at the Pfister, and came back for our anniversary this summer. We had a tower room, so the rooms were a bit larger than in the original historic hotel building. The bathroom was terrific, especially the shower, and the king bed was commodious and comfortable. The duvet was a bit heavy for... More 

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Chicago
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at The Pfister Hotel for our Anniversary, we decided to make a change and took the drive from Chicago which was a short drive. The Hotel is beautiful, the decor is warm and inviting. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We had dinner at the Grill on Mason located in the hotel, the food was delicious and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One part of the hotel can only have heat or air conditioning but not both so they set it by the calendar, not temperature. When it was 55 in August there was no heat and the room was freezing. The staff pretended they didn't know why it might be cold but offered extra blankets. No heat is fine if you're... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this hotel. I came here for my birthday and really enjoyed it. The only issue was that I felt a little under dressed in my usual traveling attire (sweatshirt and jeans). I really enjoyed the beauty and location of the property and will return!

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfectly located in the heart of downtown, the Pfister lives on as a reminder of a classy era of charm and superior service. The rooms are elegant and cozy. The restaurant choices are very good as is the lobby bar. Total class in a beautifully designed and outfitted hotel. Don't forget the lounge on the top floor for some of... More 

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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view, comfortable bed, big shower, clean, lots of room, good breakfast (included), beautiful common areas including 23rd floor club room. Good location with the lake, river, museum and many good restaurants within easy walking distance.

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Fox Point, Wisconsin
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best hotel in Milwaukee. It compares to some of the nicest hotels in the world. Stay there they attend to the smallest detail. Restaurants are fantastic! Our wedding party will all be staying here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just went to a wedding which was held at the Pfister and we spent three nights there. Despite it being busy with the PGA Championship, we never felt crowded and the staff could not be more accommodating. The wedding itself was as good as it gets. We are from the Northeast and were pretty unfamiliar with Milwaukee. The hotel's... More 

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DRUSCH_BRANDON, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Dave for the great review! It was great to see that you were able to make the trip from the Northeast! Milwaukee is an amazing city no matter what season! We hope to see you back soon and thank you again for the review! More 

Richmond, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent August 9th at he Pfister Milwaukee. It's a beautiful hotel and people were great. Sean (doorman) went out of his way to explain directions, road closures, even brewery tours that were available in Milwaukee. He made our trip to Milwaukee a pleasure.

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DRUSCH_BRANDON, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you 'Lanie60071' for the great review! It was great to see that Sean was able to provide you with the perfect "Welcome" to Milwaukee! We will see you back soon! More 

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