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424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#8 of 64 in Milwaukee
Travelers' Choice
Located just a few blocks from the shores of Lake Michigan, guests of The Pfister Hotel enjoy a four star luxury experience in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. The Pfister is moments away from the Milwaukee Art Museum, Summerfest Grounds, multiple museums, theaters, shopping, nightlife and dining destinations within walking distance. The Pfister is in the center of it all.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Free wifi in the business center
Paid internet
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Happy hour
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Rooftop bar
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Makeup services
Massage chair
Neck massage
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Executive lounge access
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Butler service
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
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JR1988 wrote a review May 24
Minneapolis, Minnesota3 contributions
Our first stay at The Pfister was one we won’t forget! It is a wonderful historic hotel with all the amenities in a great location, convenient for parking and walking all over the city. We were greeted very warmly by Brian upon our arrival and found our room to be quite lovely. We enjoyed awesome views and service at the bar on the 23rd floor in the evening. The piano player in the lobby/main floor bar was a nice touch. The artwork on the walls, the artist in residence, and the architecture make this a very special place. It is grand, yet comfortable. You won’t be disappointed!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Pam B wrote a review May 16
Appleton, Wisconsin1 contribution
The Pfister staff, especially Brian in the front of the house helped make our little weekend getaway to Milwaukee so enjoyable. From the warm greeting upon our arrival, the wonderful room accommodations, and all the hotel has to offer! You can have both new and old historical in one hotel!! Such a gem in Downtown Milwaukee and within walking distance to the third ward and many other hot spots. Keep up the good work!! Will be back again for sure!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Patrick B wrote a review May 13
2 contributions
I recently completed a business trip where I was a guest at the Pfister Hotel, a must see destination in Milwaukee. The rich history abounds throughout the building, the attention to detail and the fabulous employee's made for an outstanding conference for me and my associates. Total class from registration to departure, conferences, meals, accommodations.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Lake View Rooms offer great views of Lake Michigan
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Leon wrote a review May 12
7 contributions
First stop on a multi-city tour and it was the best of the trip. Upon entry to the hotel, you can “feel” the difference, before you experience it. It is just several degrees better than what you’d previously thought was the best hotel you’d stayed at. Professional, and gracious staff. Grand interior that still feels welcoming and relaxed. Fabulous city views from 23rd floor bar - BLU. Small, yet significant touches like rich linens and robes and an umbrella in your room. The Cafe breakfast is a delicious start to the day. Easy walks to sports arenas, Riverwalk, Public Market.
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Date of stay: May 2022
53Jane2014 wrote a review May 2
Towson, Maryland5 contributions4 helpful votes
The only reason I came to Milwaukee was because I'm trying to get to all 50 states and had not yet been to Wisconsin. What an unexpected treat! The Pfister was a real gem! It was beautiful and elegant and in a perfect location. The people who work there couldn't have been nicer. We went to the pool, the gym, checked out the restaurant, sat by the fire and had a drink, and enjoyed the beauty of the lobby and the artwork on several floors. The rooms were very comfortable and elegant, too. I would recommend this hotel and a trip to Milwaukee to anybody!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Myles G wrote a review May 2
1 contribution
Throwback establishment with timeless style. It's like a "Night at the Museum!" Perfectly located in downtown Milwaukee. I was able to walk to most of my appointments. On site dining and nightlife. There was a great musical trio for entertainment.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: The original section is more old style. The tower has better views.
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OregonOpus wrote a review Apr 2022
Dallas, Oregon943 contributions175 helpful votes
Landmark hotel building with courteous and professional staff. I stayed here during a conference & found this hotel has everything you need or could want in a hotel. Room was clean and pleasant to use. Everything worked properly. Excellent downtown location. The hotel is worth touring just to view the artworks. A “one of a kind”experience.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
Halloween_Queen30 wrote a review Apr 2022
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Absolutely a truly iconic hotel. My room was beyond comfortable and the staff is so tentative. Service like this hardly exists anymore! They have a wonderful pool and lots of great restaurants on site. It is in a perfect location- close to theaters, the lake and the river walk. D’Marco at the bell desk is awesome! I can’t wait to come back and stay again!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Linda L wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
This was our first time staying at the Pfister. It is absolutely beautiful. The lobby is like stepping back in time and it is so regal and elegant. Our room was also impeccable. Staff was very courteous and helpful. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Diana D wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
Beautiful hotel and great atmosphere we spend one night and we have fantastic time with friends the hotel is very cozy we will be back next time for sure. The coffee place very nice good coffee and delicious breakfast. Fantastic time at the pool with beautiful view of the city.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
$244 - $530 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Pfister Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Pfister Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Pabst Theater (0.3 miles), Milwaukee RiverWalk (0.2 miles), and Pfister Hotel Lobby Lounge (0.01 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Pfister Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a rooftop bar, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Pfister Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Pfister Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Pfister Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Pfister Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stella Van Buren, Mo's A Place For Steaks, and Swingin' Door Exchange.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Pfister Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is The Pfister Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.03 miles away from the center of Milwaukee.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Pfister Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Pfister Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Pfister Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.