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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Stayed here for 4 night on a recent business trip. I initially stayed in the old wing, then switched to the newer wing due to traffic noise in the early mornings. I did love the old wing rooms for the ambiance, old world charm - large rooms, well appointed. The new wing for sure - had less charm but mission...

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

Thank you Billybob for the great review and for taking the time to share your experience with us and others! It was a pleasure to have you and we were pleased to see that you appreciate the newly remodeled tower guest rooms. We find that The Pfister has the perfect room style and experience for every traveler!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 18 April 2015

The hotel is so pretty & elegant. I love the pool on the 23rd floor; what a view! We stayed in the tower rooms and the beds were so comfortable. We also purchased the club and it was very nice to sit on leather chairs and have breakfast with a spectacular view! I loved that we could sit there and...

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

Thank you for taking the time and telling others about your experience at The Pfister Hotel. It was great to see that you went ahead and added Club Lounge access to your room truly completing the ultimate stay! We look forward to having you back soon!

lakeviewdude
Reviewed 16 April 2015

I listened to everyone else's reviews and booked one night at the Pfister while in town for Easter. Not one compliant. The staff went out of there way to ensure we had a nice stay. We had a hiccup with a room that was instantly resolved. Most importantly, it was a treat to behold this well preserved beautiful historic space....

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

Thank you for the great review and for choosing to stay with us over the Easter weekend. It was a treat to play host to and you and we look forward to having you back!

Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Iconic architecture, enchanting service, and delectable food and drink abound at The Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. Guest rooms are luxuriously appointed, well cared for, and comfortable. Be sure to take a moment for the hotel’s documentary, playing on guest room televisions upon arrival. Being introduced to The Pfister Hotel’s rich history will only intensify your delight with this one...

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

Hello Kelly! It was a joy to read your review and find that you took advantage of what the Pfister has to offer. Our legacy and history is just that; and we enjoy being able to celebrate it with our guests as they enter the hotel each and every day! It was great that you were able to enjoy Todd's...

Wyoming
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Very impressed with this hotel. Not only was the room beautifully decorated and comfortable, but the service was also excellent. Meeting rooms were comfortable. The framed art throughout the hotel is unbelievable! The only thing I didn't like was the $30 per night charged for parking.

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

Thank you Ann R for the remarks from your recent stay with us! I was happy to see that you were able to take in our fine Victorian era art collection. On your next visit to Milwaukee please visit our Concierge staff and allow them to highlight some of the fine art presented throughout the hotel. If you find you...

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

The Pfister is a Milwaukee landmark with comfortable rooms kept in great condition. It's nice to visit here from time to time on a staycation! And with Blu and the Mason Street Grill just a few steps away, I'm sure you'll enjoy it too. Only bummer is that both of the anchor apparel shops have closed.

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

Thank you for taking the time to complete the review of your stay at the Pfister. It was great to see that you were able to enjoy all of the amenities throughout the hotel!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

After my review posted Sept'14 I was very disappointed with the Pfister hotel. It was disheartening to have such an experience on our wedding night but after posting what happened to me and my wedding guests I was contacted by one of the hotel staff. They showed true concern about what had happened. The hotel insisted on providing me with...

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Thank you Nicolas for allowing the Pfister to make up for our past challenges. Each day our team work to ensure that we are always working on ways of enhancing our guests experience and creating lasting memorable moments. We will see you back again soon on your next visit to Milwaukee! Brandon Drusch

North Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Check in was quick...The front desk staff arranged for a room on a higher floor, with a beautiful view of Lake Michigan. We had access to the Club Lounge on the top floor, by the pool, which has breakfast, snacks, drinks (alcohol honor bar), and appetizers in the evening. This is a great feature to have, and I will get...

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

Thank you for taking the time to complete this review! I was pleased to see that you took advantage of our great Club Lounge! I was also happy to see that our Housekeeping staff was able to make up for the challenge provided. I hope to see you again soon!

Reading, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

Wow! Who would think that a beautiful old world style hotel was alive and well in Milwaukee! We were here for a family wedding weekend and took advantage of all the amenities the hotel had to offer. It is truly a beautiful and unique hotel and worth a visit on its own. Spacious and tastefully decorated rooms and updated bathrooms....

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

Thank you so much for the great review! It was great to host the wedding guests and have you discover our great amenities! We will see you again soon hopefully!

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Reviewed 4 April 2015

I am very picky about where I stay and being from the south I didn't know about area I just know about ratings. I checked out the Pfister on trip advisor,priceline,and bedbug registry and guess what I was in. My husband and I stayed last year and this was a repeat visit. We had a couple of issues,but because it...

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Thank you Sharlisa for doing your research and for choosing The Pfister Hotel! It was a pleasure to host you for the visit and we look forward to your upcoming Summer vacation.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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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 53202-4436
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee > Downtown
Price Range: $189 - $404 (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 Luxury Hotel in Milwaukee
#2 Spa Hotel in Milwaukee
#3 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee
#7 Business Hotel in Milwaukee
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“If a city view is important to you, be sure to ask when making a reservation.”
 of 5 bubbles PattyW685, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Our group all had a standard King Room and it was very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles RJ752, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The club access rooms are 100% worth the additional charge”
 of 5 bubbles hollyi850, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get a lake view on a higher floor before it (the view) disappears with all the new building going on.”
 of 5 bubbles kgf729, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“My room on the fifth floor was cozy and quiet. I slept well.”
 of 5 bubbles edwardmccain, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
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