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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 1 week ago
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Watsonville, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here as part of a four-day get-away to Milwaukee with girlfriend for her 50th birthday. So glad we spent the extra money to stay at the Pfister because it made our trip extra special. The concierge was very helpful and it was super convenient to have both the downstairs lobby bar and the upstairs restaurant available. We spent time... More

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Morgan S, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! I’m thrilled to hear that you explored The Pfister Hotel and visited the artist-in-residence, Blu, and all the ballrooms. Thank you for choosing to celebrate your girlfriend’s special occasion here at The Pfister! I hope you will visit us again soon. Safe travels! More

Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Pfister Hotel; we had a great value bed & breakfast package, and a Tower room on the 18th Floor overlooking Lake Michigan. Breakfast in the café each morning was delicious and generous, and a great start to our days of sight-seeing, stepping out from the central location in the CBD. Each evening, we enjoyed a pre-dinner drink... More

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Morgan S, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing! I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with at The Pfister Hotel. You are correct in saying that Blu, our bar on the 2rd floor, has spectacular views of Lake Michigan. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers. I hope that you will make the trip to visit... More

Roselle, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Pfister for our annual Summerfest trip. We stayed in a suite in the older portion of the hotel and is very comfortable. This is a wonderful hotel with an special elegance. The staff has an upbeat demeanor that makes a guest feel very welcomed. We may skip the Summerfest next year but we will still make... More

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Morgan S, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review! I truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others and are honored that you will make the trip to visit The Pfister Hotel again next year, even if you don’t visit Summerfest! That is a high compliment! However, I certainly hope you’ll visit us again before next summer. Safe travels! More

Carmel, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you're paying $200+ night (on a wedding block rate), $25 for overnight parking is a nice punch in the gut, and $20/day to use the internet. We enjoyed our stay as it's a really nice hotel and a great location that is walk-able to everywhere, but it is certainly very expensive. $14 drinks at their Blu bar...no thanks.

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Eagle River, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Pfister for our annual Summerfest opening day trip. We stayed in a suite in the older portion of the hotel. There wasn't much in the way of a view, but that wasn't a problem for us since we'd lived in downtown Milwaukee in a lake view high rise apartment in the past - and we didn't... More

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Morgan S, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with at the hotel. The hotel is full of “beautiful old world charm” which we try to combine with superb customer service so that guests, like you, can have a fantastic experience. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, especially about our... More

Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed again for an over-night June 20 and nothing short of great! Professional, helpful staff. The hotel was packed with weddings and events but never seemed crowded or unruly. We tried the Tower king room and it was a very cool room - clean, spacious and comfortable.

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Morgan S, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review! I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! The Tower rooms were just recently renovated so I’m glad to hear that you approve of the changes. I certainly hope you will visit The Pfister again soon. Safe travels! More

scottsdale, az
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Pfister. Our room was beautiful and the club lounge is as well. The concierge was very helpful and kind. We ate one evening at the Mason Street Grill (in the hotel.). Our server Arturo went above and beyond in ensuring a fabulous dining experience.

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Morgan S, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing! I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will certainly pass on your compliments to the Mason Street Grill managers, as well as to the concierge. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences, especially regarding the service you received. Please, visit The Pfister again! Safe Travels! More

San Leandro
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Pfister June 7 & 8, '14 in downtown Milwaukee An elegant "old" lady, very classy. Its like staying in a museum. Coffee/Tea maker inn room, free newspaper daily, pastry, coffee, etc. available in restaurant as well as traditional fare. Downside is that you don't want to park your car there at $30/day. Best to use Taxi or... More

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Morgan S, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! The Pfister is a hotel that is full of stories and history, we are proud to be compared to “an elegant ‘old’ lady.” Again, thank you for sharing your experiences! We hope you’ll visit The Pfister again soon. Safe travels! More

Eau Claire, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not a better place to stay in MKE!!! Do not hesitate because you will not be disappointed!! The rooms are immaculate, architecture and history is unmatched, and the service is exactly what you would expect from a hotel of this stature. Location - short walk to Lake Michigan and the best spot in downtown. The best!

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Morgan S, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you! What a fantastic review! Here at The Pfister we try to combine great customer service with the historic charm that the building offers. Thank you for taking the time to review; we truly appreciate you sharing your experiences with others. Hopefully, you’ll be able to visit The Pfister again soon! More

Walworth, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply the best hotel in Milwaukee. If possible try to enjoy the Pfister Club. My wife and I have stay at the Pfister several times and found the location, service, accommendations, bar or club (which have exceptional views of Milwaukee) to be excellent. We would recommend the Pfister as the place to stay when visiting Milwaukee to anyone.

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Morgan S, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing! I’m glad to hear that you took advantage of The Pfister Club; it is a great deal with a beautiful view. It’s always a pleasure to hear that people are willing to recommend us to their friends, it’s a high compliment. I hope you and your wife will visit The Pfister again soon. Safe travels! 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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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#1 Family Hotel in Milwaukee #2 Luxury Hotel in Milwaukee #2 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee #2 Spa Hotel in Milwaukee #4 Business Hotel in Milwaukee
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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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