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“College Trip” 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
Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“College Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My son and I were on a college trip and had a tour at Marquette. The hotel's location was perfect, close to everything. The hotel itself is spectacular. It's very old school. Blu has amazing views and is a great place to have a drink. I would highly recommend this hotel

Room Tip: Any room here is good.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kenneth W, Front Office Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to share about your experience here with us at the Pfister. We strive to be a home away from home and most of all hope to welcome you back in the near future. We know you have many choices when visiting Milwaukee and we are again so thankful and privileged that you chose us. Best wishes and safe travels.
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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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Broomfield, Colorado
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The Pfister has been so impressive on our anniversary stay. The rooms are clean, modern, and spacious. The hotel is historic and charming and located in the perfect area to see many of the main attractions. We upgraded our stay to include the lounge and the service has been unbelievably. Wifi, snacks, drinks, happy hour, business center and much more, but best of all was the service. Clint was so nice, he shared with us different ideas of things to do, places to go, etc and just really welcomed us. Definitely steered us in the right direction after we were drifting off course with our list of things to see and try to do. Thank you- will be back if we are ever in Milwaukee

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kenneth W, Front Office Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to share about your experience here with us at the Pfister. We strive to be a home away from home and most of all hope to welcome you back in the near future. We know you have many choices when visiting Milwaukee and we are again so thankful and privileged that you chose us. Best wishes and safe travels.
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Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Talk about a beautiful hotel. As soon as my wife and I walked up to the front desk we were in awe! We checked in a peak time but were in our rooms very quickly. Numerous staff members asked if there was anything we needed.

The rooms were very comfortable and plenty spacious. The bathrooms are very elegantly appointed. Seems like a funny comment but there were very nice.

The only knock would be the cigarette odor coming from our a/c unit. When we notified the front desk they did send up security and offer to move us to another room. I guess another knock would be that wifi is not inclusive with the room fee. Not a deal break but with as high end as the Pfister is, you would think it would be included.

We would stay again without hesitation!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, August 15, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to share about your experience here with us at the Pfister. We strive to be a home away from home and most of all hope to welcome you back in the near future. We know you have many choices when visiting Milwaukee and we are again so thankful and privileged that you chose us. Best wishes and safe travels.
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The accommodations, the staff, the friendliness, the competence, the overall ambience-just about everything that makes a hotel great is evident at the Pfister. Our experience there could not have been better!

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the old tower section which has been remodeled.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kenneth W, Front Office Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to share about your experience here with us at the Pfister. We strive to be a home away from home and most of all hope to welcome you back in the near future. We know you have many choices when visiting Milwaukee and we are again so thankful and privileged that you chose us. Best wishes and safe travels.
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Appleton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Upon arrival we met many employee's who were all smiling and willing to go out of their way to assist us. The rooms were spectacular. We were withing walking distance of the places we were going. Highly recommend this hotel! Very Beautiful with Great Service.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 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, August 15, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to share about your experience here with us at the Pfister. We strive to be a home away from home and most of all hope to welcome you back in the near future. We know you have many choices when visiting Milwaukee and we are again so thankful and privileged that you chose us. Best wishes and safe travels.
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Rockford, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Wedding Weekend~ Everyone we came in contact with had a smile on their face and really seemed to love their jobs refreshing!~ 10+ across the boards~ Highly recommend this hotel it is beautiful and the service is beyond great!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 5
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Kenneth W, Front Office Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to share about your experience here with us at the Pfister. We strive to be a home away from home and most of all hope to welcome you back in the near future. We know you have many choices when visiting Milwaukee and we are again so thankful and privileged that you chose us. Best wishes and safe travels.
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1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This grand and iconic hotel served as a magnificent backdrop to a lovely holiday stay. Conveniently located to nearly everything a visitor to Milwaukee would want to see or do, this hotel has it all. Our room was comfortable and well-appointed. The food was excellent. We (in our very casual shorts/jeans and tees) were quite comfortable throughout the hotel, never feeling out of place or under-dressed. Yet, the lobby was often filled with the curious mixture of high-fashion and middle-class casual. It is a great location to people watch too - we saw sports figures and a national political figure just during our 4-night stay. Mostly, the SERVICE at this hotel - its people - set it apart from all others. We were treated as if we were the hotel owners, not guests. There wasn't a request too small or a need too great that they couldn't handle. The beds were supremely comfortable, but our lower floor room did pick up street sounds (which was not a problem, unless going to sleep very early). The self-parking charges are in keeping with the area, although we wished they were a little lower. Nevertheless, we felt the additional added charge of $5/night, to make it valet parking instead (unlimited in/out), was a good value.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, August 15, 2014
Thank you for choosing The Pfister Hotel on your visit to Milwaukee. It is always a pleasure to hear from our guests – most especially those who take the time to express kind words about our property and our associates. You have certainly made my day!

We are proud of The Pfister's heritage, but most proud of our associates who make a commitment to provide exceptional service and memorable experiences for all of our guests. We strive to be “People Pleasers” and are very happy you have recognized our efforts. .

Next time you're in Milwaukee, we'll be here ready to welcome you back to The Pfister!
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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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Milwaukee
#2 Luxury Hotel in Milwaukee
#3 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee
#6 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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