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“Haven't even stayed yet and already blown away!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Pfister Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Downtown)   |  
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$179 Club Room Free Wifi
Ranked #4 of 53 Hotels in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Grayslake, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Haven't even stayed yet and already blown away!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I recently planned a getaway for my son's 13th birthday. My idea was a "night out on the town" or as close as I could get at 13! When making the reservation with the Pfister staff I told them the reason for our stay and they immediately jumped into action to help make his birthday memorable. I spoke with the concierge who scoured the city for things to do, places to see, festivals, etc. Over a few weeks, I received several calls about how to make my sons day special! I am amazed at the extra attention we have received and we haven't even stayed yet! If you are planning an event, party, trip, whatever this is the place for you! No wondering about what there is to do or see!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Only stayed here 1 night, but was impressed by

- Staff, professional and courteous throughout
- Lobby, historical and painted ceilings...drinks in the lobby bar were great. Good people watching, saw a few celebrities/ball players
- Location, there's not a lot going on in Milwaukee but when there is this is the place to stay

The rooms were fine

Room Tip: new tower has better views
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This hotel goes above and beyond to help you with your stay. I recommend getting the turn down service at night so you can get their chocolates. We stayed in a King suite and everything was spotless and spacious we couldn't of asked for anything better. The room service was amazing try out the club level for appetizers at night you will not be disappointed.

The only down fall is that on a couple of rooms on the 6th floor you can hear them on the 7th floor kitchen getting ready for banquets. They said they plan on putting in sound proof flooring in the future. This will be a good investment for them because you can hear everything up there.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is the best hotel in the city. Great location, great rooms. Its a bit pricey but worth every penny because the hotel has so much history and personality. We love it and make a point to stay every year.

The front desk is so helpful and everyone knows so much of the history of the hotel. Our bellboy told us all sorts of fun facts on the way to our room.

Rooms are impressive, they carry the personality of the hotel through to them. It's so nice not have just a generic hotel room.

  • 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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Andover, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Had to go to Milwaukee for a business trip on my wife's birthday. To make up for it I invited her to join me promising her a great old historic hotel and a great time. I must say the Pfister did not dissapoint on either count. Great room, fantastic service, and more importantly, my wife absolutely loved it!
If you want an old world hotel in the heart of the city that harkens a time long lost by most hotels today I would HIGHLY recommend the Pfister!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barrington, Illinois, USA
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

One of America treasures, a real "painted lady" from years gone by, old world charm, service
and apparent passion for excellence. I recommend staying in the older original section with
real hand made wooded doors, antique brass, old world craftmenship not seen anywhere else,
and guess what...???... Your wake up call is not an automated tape recorder, it's a real live
human being welcoming you in the new day. Very comfortable lobby bar with great piano
player, hand painted ceiling in the lobby reminds me of the Sistine Chapel, Michaelangelo with
a hit of de Vinci. This place is a real piece of elegant turn of the century history when life was
Grand !

Room Tip: I prefer the old orginal section for it's warmth and charm.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Georgetown, Texas
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171 reviews 171 reviews
67 hotel reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Stayed here while attending a wedding. It's quite a large, lovely old historical building, but the rooms were quite modern. The rooms were also very clean and quiet. Great service as well! And don't forget to hit up the bar on the top floor; amazing views of Milwaukee! I'd certainly stay again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Pfister Hotel

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:
#2 Spa Hotel in Milwaukee
#2 Luxury Hotel in Milwaukee
#2 Family Hotel in Milwaukee
#3 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee
#4 Business Hotel in Milwaukee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Pfister Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 307
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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