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424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4436
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USD 207
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Free cancellation until 01/06/21
Preferred HotelsUSD 231
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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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Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#8 of 63 hotels in Milwaukee
Travellers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Free wifi in the business centre
Paid internet
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
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
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Historic Hotel
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Rachel Chapin wrote a review 10 Apr
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Was treated like a queen. Will be back again next year. Very appreciative of the hospitality shown to me on a rare day off. Made for a memorable birthday. Stayed on the 17th floor and was given hearing accessibility. Thank you all so much!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Nadia B wrote a review 9 Apr
Christiansted, St. Croix6 contributions3 helpful votes
We have had the most magical time at The Pfister and look forward to returning. We were guests in room 1912 and celebrating a birthday. It was also convenient to our daughter who is an emerging professional resident at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. Advance requests for in room amenities, dining reservations and other accommodations were responded to promptly, and with efficiency. Time spent at the W spa was well worth it. The experience was magical and our therapists were exceptional. We enjoyed the nail salon, massages and facial from skilled aestheticians. So necessary and overdue. Our server at Blu was always friendly and a wealth of knowledge about the area. The property was conveniently located to all points of interest. Traffic was light and the weather cooperated well. 😎 The property is amazing in many respects and we were awestruck with the thoughtful touches toward balancing preservation and modernization. I’m writing this and have not yet seen our friendly ghost, but frankly really hope to miss! Thank you for your efforts Pfister hotel. We appreciate your space during this difficult time and value everything seen and unseen involved in creating this haven for travelers. NB
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
TravelJunky913 wrote a review 8 Apr
Chicago, Illinois7 contributions1 helpful vote
My family & I spent the weekend here for My Mother's 84th Birthday! The hotel was beautiful, with historic elegance. We love history & architecture so this was perfect- we stayed in the OLDER PART of the hotel with 5 floors, THE TOWER side is the more modern part of the hotel. The beds were comfy, the rooms & bathroom are small (as was the pool on the 23rd floor), but that is to be expected from an older building (late 1800's), our heat didn't work but we really didn't need it- we had fairly good weather & we were ok under the covers. **The staff were exceptional! My Mom had some cuts on her feet from her shoes and I asked the front desk for Peroxide, they only had wipes and I asked if they had any liquid Peroxide or Alcohol, and without me knowing the bell man ran to the corner store to get it, I couldn't believe he did that and I was so grateful (I would have gone myself), he didn't even want to take the tip I offered, but I insisted. This is the kind of service they give you at The Pfister. Dinner at MASON ST. GRILL was delicious! as was breakfast at THE STARBUCKS CAFE. Would stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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cheeseheadfamilyof4 wrote a review 3 Apr
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin360 contributions93 helpful votes
I've heard about the Pfister for years and have wanted to stay here. No big vacations on the docket with the pandemic, but we thought an overnight trip was okay. It was a glorious time! First of all, the lobby is just amazing. So beautiful. My teenage daughter thought it was like the Titanic. The staff was so helpful and polite. We scheduled some pool time and were able to enjoy the view. My husband and I went to Blu for a drink and loved the little cozy bar and the magnificent view of Milwaukee. The room (we were in the tower) was clean and quiet. The bed was amazing. The Pfister is just blocks away from the lakefront and the riverwalk in the opposite direction. I walked for hours around the area and loved it all.
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Date of stay: April 2021
dvenhorst wrote a review Mar 2021
Saint Charles, Illinois6 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I really enjoyed staying at this historic hotel. It's well located, and easy to get around on foot from here. The customer service was fantastic, and we could tell the staff had all been trained very well. We did have a mixup on the parking cost, but the front desk staff rectified it right away. We ate at Mason Street Grill one night (in the hotel lobby), and the food was fantastic. We had drinks that same evening at Blu, the bar on the top floor. Great for watching the sunset. We'll be back soon for another stay.
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Date of stay: March 2021
USD 183 - USD 442 (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 (0.4 km), Milwaukee RiverWalk (0.3 km), and Pfister Hotel Lobby Lounge (0.02 km).
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 - Bar, 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 centre during their stay.
Is The Pfister Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.05 km away from the centre 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 centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.