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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
Marcellus, New York, United States
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great Place in Milwaukee!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I have been to the Pfister numerous times for business and have never had a bad experience. The staff is first rate, the rooms are quiet, clean, comfortable, and business friendly. The Bloody Mary is one of a kind and the best I have ever had. It is literally an appetizer. The Blu Lounge is a great place to meet people after a long day of meetings. It has a nice relaxed atmosphere and great views of the city. If I were Standard & Poor's AAA+ rating each and every time!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kenneth W, Front Office Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
Thank you so much for continuing to choose the Pfister and for taking the time to share about your experiences with us. We are so thrilled to hear about the wonderful experiences you have had, amongst them our award winning Bloody Marys. The staff is truly one of a kind and one that really makes the Pfister come to life and we would like to again thank you hope to see you again soon.

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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
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This hotel has a lot of old world charm, and the rooms are well-laid out and comfortable. My room had a lot of light and the bathroom was spacious. It is an elegant hotel if you find yourself in Milwaukee. I thought it was a good value for the rate also. I ordered room service breakfast and it was generous and delicious.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kenneth W, Front Office Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your experience with us all. We are extremely fortunate to work in a hotel that has not only the physical elements of charm, class, elegance, and comfort but also work with a team that also strives to provide the true warmth and light of hospitality every day. Again we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will continue to choose the Pfister the next time your travels bring you back to Milwaukee.

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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Have stayed here several times and also used it for many guests that have visited. This is a beautiful old world style hotel with European elegance and character. It houses a wonderful original art collect that can be toured. In addition to the spa it has a fabulous steak house style restaurant.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kenneth W, Front Office Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Wow!! And thank you for taking the time share your wonderful experiences with us. We couldnt have said it any better ourselves what we strive for. We truly do hope to provide all with the experience of meeting where old meets new Milwaukee along with providing the highest leels of service for each and every guest. Again we thank you and look forward to the opportunity to host you as well as your guests for long time to come.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

You feel like you are staying in a beautiful castle when you are here. Decor is amazing and the staff is great. The only thing that bothered me was that we asked for a quiet room because my husband and I were finally child free for the night, and they put us next to the elevator. I couldn't take the noise so we moved from the new part of the hotel to the old part, which I liked better. However, that room was close to an event or banquet room. Luckily I had a couple of noise machines to help block the noise....beautiful hotel but I wish I had a better night sleep.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kenneth W, Front Office Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank you so much sharing your experience with us and for choosing the Pfister for your special evening away. We take experience such as these very seriously as we strive the absolute best possible experience for all and wish everyone a "fairy tale" like time with us. We of course apologize for the disturbances you experienced but are thrilled that you all were still able to have an enjoyable experience. We hope to see you again for your next evening away. Best wishes and safe travels.

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I love Milwaukee, and the Pfister is renown for it's class. I was in town for a wedding, and it was truly beautiful. My view was nice, bathtub looked brand new, and the room was lovely. However, I rented a car, and had to spend about $25 to park at the hotel, when I never actually left the hotel. I should have parked on the street (way cheap & safe), but didn't know about the fee until I checked out.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kenneth W, Front Office Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
We thank you so much for your response and for taking the time to share your experience. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay here with us and we very much hope you continue to choose the Pfister the next time you visit Milwaukee.

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

My husband and I stayed here to commemorate our 30th anniversary - hadn't been at the hotel since 1982. It's more lovely than we remembered and the service was exemplary. Peter, the concierge, interviewed us extensively to make sure he was recommending a restaurant that would make us happy. After much consideration, we dined at the Mason Grill - were able to watch the goings-on in the kitchen and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I can't say enough about delighted we were with the entire experience - and we're looking forward to making this an annual event.

Room Tip: Try to get an exterior room - the interior rooms on the lower levels are less satisfactory.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kenneth W, Front Office Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you so much for sharing your experience!! It is truly an honor and a pleasure to be bale to be a part of such a special occasion. We very much look forward to continuing to be a part these special memories. We'll see you soon!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

My sister and I stayed at the Pfister Hotel while visiiting our niece who is attending college in Milwaukee. The room was very nice lots of space with a very nice bathroom. The hotel is very clean the people were nice and we enjoyed our stay. The only drawback was at one point we could hear our neighbors in the next room very clearly. They had a baby and we were afraid we would be kept up all night however we did not hear anything at night but they were loud during the day and evening. I would recommend this hotel to those visiting Milwaukee.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kenneth W, Front Office Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you so much for choosing the Pfister and for sharing your experience with us all. We are thrilled that you and your sister had such a good time. We truly hope that you will continue to choose the Pfister every time you visit Milwaukee and/or your niece.

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Address: 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee > Downtown
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Pfister Hotel 4.5*
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. 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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