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Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Wow! This hotel is stunning. My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary here. We had great service from the moment we pulled up to the valet. It is very impressive walking into the elaborate lobby. All staff members we encountered during our two day visit were very friendly and helpful. The concierge was very knowledgable in helping us to...

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DRUSCH_BRANDON, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Gayle D for choosing to stay with us for a memorable anniversary! I will be sure to share your comments with our staff. I apologize to hear that other aspects fell short of your expectations. I've shared your feedback with our Housekeeping Management who will take time to share your experience with our staff. I hope you will...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 8 June 2015

This is a beautiful old hotel. The architecture was stunning. The décor was beautiful.We stayed in one of the newer rooms and it was comfortable. There was a double bed, a couple of chairs and some room to move around in. The grey wallpaper and curtains were beautiful. I called in advance to inform them about my allergies and to...

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DRUSCH_BRANDON, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you ‘gursikhs’ for taking the time to provide us with such a detailed review of the overall experience. We do use guest feedback to find areas of improvement and I will be sharing yours with my team here. We look forward to having you back!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Just wanted to take a moment to say what a wonderful time I had at the Pfister Hotel. My girlfriend and I paid a visit to the hotel a few weeks ago for a wedding and, having heard it is a pet-friendly hotel, we brought our dog with us. Well, "friendly" doesn't begin to describe the staff -- not only...

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DRUSCH_BRANDON, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you StefVanGundy for the great review. We love to see our guests' four legged family members come for a visit. Our staff takes great pride in making sure your pet is comfortable while away from home. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 4 June 2015

We traveled to Milwaukee to attend the Brewers game. We brought our grandson and wanted to show him what a four star hotel was like. We were very impressed with the service and facility. We booked through Travelocity and chose a club king. We were happy with the room, the view was breathtaking. The bed was comfortable, along with the...

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DRUSCH_BRANDON, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Kay! As you stated the Club Lounge is truly the way to go! We can't wait to have you back and thank you again for taking time to share with us about the great experience.

White Plains, New York
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Got a great rate and was happy to stay at this renowned hotel on my recent visit. The staff is very helpful/courteous and the room was quite large and comfortable (love the super strong water pressure in the shower!). However the hallways and rooms are in need of a refresh as they are getting tired looking (more the halways than...

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DRUSCH_BRANDON, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. As we always look for ways of enhancing our guests experience I have shared the comments about our guest room hallways with our Director of Housekeeping to remedy. We look forward to having you back and thank you again!

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 June 2015

I stayed at this hotel for business for two nights. The hotel is located near the office area. The lobby is elegant and quaint, which I loved. The room was large and clean and the king-sized bed was very soft and comfortable. I had drinks at the bar in the hotel for two nights, and it was comfortable with the...

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DRUSCH_BRANDON, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! I was pleased to see that for a trip advisor elite reviewer we still stand out amongst the rest as one of the top tier hotels in the nation. I appreciate the photos that you were able to share and I look forward to your next visit! Please let me know if I can...

Pasadena, CA
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Landed a room here on Hotwire, super satisfied. My room in the new section was very nice, and the common areas downstairs are gorgeous. Absence of an actual bathtub in the otherwise lovely bathroom, and the fact that the spa wasn't open beyond late afternoon is what leads to 4 vs 5 stars. The art collection here is remarkable and...

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DRUSCH_BRANDON, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We look forward to having you back soon!

Dupont, Washington
Reviewed 2 June 2015

My husband and I stayed 2 nights last May and we loved this place. They have lots of beautiful painting (about 89). Loved sky lounge bar "blue" as well. If you like classic and art then you should stay in this hotel. It was a great experience.

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DRUSCH_BRANDON, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you 'pluie7_chloe' for the review! We take great pride in our Victorian Art Collection and the rich history of our building. We look forward to having you back!

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Great hotel with character. Excellent food in the attached restaurant. Really enjoy the live music in the lobby bar, live music in the restaurant and live music in Blu on the 23rd floor. Views of Lake Michigan from Blu are fantastic. Will only stay here when in Milwaukee on business.

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DRUSCH_BRANDON, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Your right Jackson5ive! The views from Blu on the 23rd floor are amazing. Come and see us again for one of the many great Festivals in Milwaukee this coming Summer.

Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

After hearing my sister's review of the Pfister having just stayed here a week ago, we decided to try it. When we pulled up for valet parking, we were greeted and asked if we need a cart. We did and one was promptly brought out, but the two men didn't make any attempt to help with unloading our bags from...

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DRUSCH_BRANDON, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and for the continued support of the Pfister. I have shared your remarks with members of my management team who will ensure we continue to focus on our service and provide the best guest experience possible. I was pleased to see that you were able to truly take in the views from our Club lounge...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 

Additional Information about The Pfister Hotel

Address: 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee > Downtown
Price Range: RM810 - RM1,365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Pfister Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 307
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Also Known As:
Pfister Hotel Milwaukee
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Milwaukee
#2 Spa Hotel in Milwaukee
#2 Luxury Hotel in Milwaukee
#3 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee
#7 Business Hotel in Milwaukee
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“Rooms that face the lake are spectacular, a view not to be missed!”
  • King bed.
  • Desk near window.
  • Lovely vanity.
  • Shower facility.
  • One view out of the room.
sheilal956, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Old section is huge and quiet.”
gavalex, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The tower rooms, 21 through 22, south/ east side , facing the Lake.”
shorewindscottage, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay in the tower, stay below the 7th floor”
369berniew, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Stay in rooms in the older part of the hotel. It is not as modern but much more opulent.”
R0naldN, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
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