We stayed at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for one day on Sunday July 7, 2013.
We were in town for The Eagles concert at Summerfest.
HOTEL CHECK IN: I e-mailed the hotel several weeks before July 7th requesting an early check-in and room in the historic section. We live in Illinois about an hour 45 minutes away. I called the hotel at 7:00am on July 7th and asked if I could get the early check in. I was told the hotel was full the night before and probably would not be able to check in till after 1:00pm. We arrived at 10:00am to check in. To my surprise there was a room ready. Check-in was fast. The staff at the front desk was impeccable. There were several bellmen at the entrance to take your luggage. Parking is in the lower section of the newer hotel and you could either park yourself or get the valet service. I parked myself. The newer section of the hotel is not connected to the old section so you have to take the elevator down from the new section, walk down the hall to the old section and take another elevator up to your room. You need your room key to operate the elevator.
ROOM: Our room was 846 on the 8th floor. It was a very well decorated one bedroom King Suite. The room consists of two rooms: a parlor which functions as a sitting room and a bedroom with one king bed. There is a pull out sofa sleeper in the parlor room. The suite includes two flat screen televisions, a desk, two telephones, safe in the closet, a make up mirror, a hair dryer, Ironing board with iron, a snack tray and a refrigerator
POOL: There was a small pool on the 23rd floor in the new section.
SPA: The Well Spa is located in the hotel.
RESTAURANTS: There are three restaurants and 2 bars in the hotel. The Lobby Lounge and Blu on the 23rd floor are very nice. We had room service twice during our visit and was excellent.
WEATHER: The weather was HOT, 85-90 degrees and humid.
SUMMERFEST: The hotel was 15 minutes walking distance to the Summerfest Grounds. We spent most of the afternoon at the fest. We went back to the hotel to cool off, take a shower, change clothes and get a bite to eat. The Eagles concert in the Marcus Ampitheater started a 7:30pm and was fantastic.
SUMMARY: The Pfister Hotel is a world class hotel with grand elegance and historic tradition. The hotel staff is impeccable. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Thank you Pfister management for accommodating my requests. We will return the next time we visit Milwaukee.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Pfister Hotel Milwaukee