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The Pfister Hotel
Ranked #5 of 55 Hotels in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Just a wonderful, wonderful hotel. We stayed in the new tower and loved it. Although we couldn't seem to operate the air condition it was super swell. We are walking distance from the Bradley Center and the local Rock Bottom. Fantastic.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Kenneth W, Front Office Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Thank you so much for your post and sharing your experience here with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time here with us in Milwaukee and at the Pfister Hotel. Happy Holidays and we hope to see you again soon.

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Unity, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

My husband and I spent our wedding night at the Pfister. We came back to champagne in our room and had a complimentary breakfast. The room was clean, food was delicious, and staff were very nice.

I was very disappointed when I went to shower though... The tub didn't drain! I ended up nearly a foot deep in tub water, which was really unpleasant.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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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 choosing the Pfister for this most wonderful and special of occasions. We are thrilled each and every time we get to host a couple on this wonderful moment. We of course would like to extend our up most apologies for what occurred with the drain. This will of course be shared so that we can continue to learn and improve. Again we thank you and your husband for staying with us and we hope to see you both again soon, perhaps even for an anniversary. Best wishes and safe travels.

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Tyler, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is a landmark that is a site to see. The staff was great and my parents couldn't stay out of the cafe. BUT, don't go in the summer. My room was hot and I have to have a cool temperature to get a good night's sleep. The tv programming is poor and yes there are those extra luxury fees that most of us don't use but pay for anyway. My suggestion is to stay in a more modern hotel and visit the hotel and eat at their restaurant, Mason Street Grill.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Marcellus, New York, United States
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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
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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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New York, NY
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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
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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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Milwaukee
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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
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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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Highland Lake County, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

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
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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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Property: The Pfister Hotel
Address: 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4436
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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 Spa Hotel in Milwaukee
#3 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee
#7 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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