We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Pfister Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
Hotel packages
424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
What travelers say:
Very nice
(5)
Lobby bar
(5)
Mason Street
(5)
The Pfister Hotel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
The Pfister Hotel
Write a Review

1,210 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    882
    227
    58
    26
    17
See reviews for
242
471
50
262
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (377)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (1210)
  • Mar-May only
    (295)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (347)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (317)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (251)
All months
Pittsburgh
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
59 hotel reviews
1,215 helpful votes 1,215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved this place when I frequently stayed here for work about 15 years ago. When my wife and I decided to stop in Milwaukee on a recent road trip I thought I'd splurge and stay at the Pfister on the Club Level. Although it wasn't cheap, it was a very good decision. The hotel is just as nice, if... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've wanted to stay at the Pfister for years and finally had an opportunity to do so. The hotel is beautiful and rooms very comfortable. The service was excellent and fitness room well equipped. I particularly enjoy historic hotels and this is one of the best.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Niles, Illinois
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent our 45th anniversary here . It was our 4th time at the Pfister in 6 months, just a great hotel with a friendly staff that really wants to make your stay pleasant. The lobby has a great bar and Val makes a killer bloody mary. I originally had trouble making an online reservation for one night so reached... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greenbush, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
20 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've stayed at the Pfister Hotel several times and have always enjoyed it's presence, staff, and location. Classy place and close to everything Milwaukee has to offer makes it a destination hotel. My wife loves the high rise pool with views of the downtown. You can certainly get by cheaper. But go ahead-treat yourself.

Was this review helpful? Yes
DRUSCH_BRANDON, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Michael for taking the time to review The Pfister. It was great to see that your family enjoys returning to the Pfister year after year. The views from our pool on the 23rd floor truly takes a hotel pool experience to the next level. We will see you again soon! More 

Iowa City, Iowa
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Pfister Hotel is one of the most beautiful hotels I've stayed in! The lobby is amazing, bustling with people dressed to the nines (and people not so elegantly dressed). The rooms were comfortably large. Staff was friendly. Perhaps the best part is the hotel's location - easy walking distance to the Pabst Theater, Riverfront Theater, and historic 3rd ward... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
DRUSCH_BRANDON, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Kaja82 for the great comments. I have shared the water temperature challenge with my Director of Engineering to ensure we found a solution. It was nice to see you took advantage of the Pfister Club- a great value for any traveler. We will see you back soon! More 

Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
21 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 4 night on a recent business trip. I initially stayed in the old wing, then switched to the newer wing due to traffic noise in the early mornings. I did love the old wing rooms for the ambiance, old world charm - large rooms, well appointed. The new wing for sure - had less charm but mission... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
DRUSCH_BRANDON, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Billybob for the great review and for taking the time to share your experience with us and others! It was a pleasure to have you and we were pleased to see that you appreciate the newly remodeled tower guest rooms. We find that The Pfister has the perfect room style and experience for every traveler! More 

Chicago, Illinois
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is so pretty & elegant. I love the pool on the 23rd floor; what a view! We stayed in the tower rooms and the beds were so comfortable. We also purchased the club and it was very nice to sit on leather chairs and have breakfast with a spectacular view! I loved that we could sit there and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
DRUSCH_BRANDON, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and telling others about your experience at The Pfister Hotel. It was great to see that you went ahead and added Club Lounge access to your room truly completing the ultimate stay! We look forward to having you back soon! More 

lakeviewdude
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I listened to everyone else's reviews and booked one night at the Pfister while in town for Easter. Not one compliant. The staff went out of there way to ensure we had a nice stay. We had a hiccup with a room that was instantly resolved. Most importantly, it was a treat to behold this well preserved beautiful historic space.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
DRUSCH_BRANDON, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and for choosing to stay with us over the Easter weekend. It was a treat to play host to and you and we look forward to having you back! More 

Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iconic architecture, enchanting service, and delectable food and drink abound at The Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. Guest rooms are luxuriously appointed, well cared for, and comfortable. Be sure to take a moment for the hotel’s documentary, playing on guest room televisions upon arrival. Being introduced to The Pfister Hotel’s rich history will only intensify your delight with this one... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
DRUSCH_BRANDON, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Kelly! It was a joy to read your review and find that you took advantage of what the Pfister has to offer. Our legacy and history is just that; and we enjoy being able to celebrate it with our guests as they enter the hotel each and every day! It was great that you were able to enjoy Todd's... More 

Anthony KS
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressed with this hotel. Not only was the room beautifully decorated and comfortable, but the service was also excellent. Meeting rooms were comfortable. The framed art throughout the hotel is unbelievable! The only thing I didn't like was the $30 per night charged for parking.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
DRUSCH_BRANDON, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Ann R for the remarks from your recent stay with us! I was happy to see that you were able to take in our fine Victorian era art collection. On your next visit to Milwaukee please visit our Concierge staff and allow them to highlight some of the fine art presented throughout the hotel. If you find you... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

338 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (291)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (70)
Viewed
Bathroom (17)
Viewed
View from room (14)
Viewed
Room/suite (97)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (9)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (77)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (47)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (15)
Viewed
Room/suite (15)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (3)
Viewed
Other (6)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question