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Waupun, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2015

There are many places that you can visit in downtown Milwaukee and there are a plethora of hotels large and small to choose from in the downtown area. My wife and I just returned from our anniversary trip to The Pfister Hotel and I am so pleased to be able to write this review. From the moment you walk into... More 

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

Thank you InfiniteTeach for taking the time to review The Pfister. Our staff works around the clock to ensure that our guest experience is unique and authentic at each opportunity. We truly appreciate you choosing to spend your weekend with us and for allowing us to be part of your special celebration! We look forward to having you back soon... More 

Miami
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324 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Our first impression of the Pfister wasn't great, since the place where you pull your car to valet park was blocked by 2 buses and a bunch of taxis. We got it straightened out, the valet parked our car and we checked in. Downstairs was elegant and over the top wow and there was a celebrity basketball player in the... More 

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

Hello Glee47! Thank you for the great review of The Pfister Hotel. The pictures you displayed truly showcase the hotel and your comments regarding the service and staff are truly appreciated. We hope to have you back soon! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 January 2015

I was fortunate enough to stay at the famous Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee for a recent business trip. It is truly elegant and luxurious from the moment you step in their lobby and modern upscale hotels can't compare to the beauty and craftsmanship used to create the Pfister. It was also decorated for Christmas and that made the public areas... More 

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

Thank you SusanH382014 for the great review! Our team works diligently to ensure all guests experiences are truly memorable. We look forward to having you back and thank you again! More 

Lima, Ohio
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

The architecture and décor of the Pfister are amazing! Of all the hotels I have visited, this one by far is my favorite. I would highly recommend the Sunday Brunch(make a reservation!). If you are into history, check out the beautiful hard bound book in your room(also at the Front Desk) that showcases the history and magnificent works of Art... More 

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

Thank you 'S M' for allowing us to host you during your recent Milwaukee visit. It was great to hear that you were able to take advantage of our great Sunday brunch prior to your departure. I look forward to a future stay! Warm Regards, Brandon Drusch More 

Chandler, Arizona
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75 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Pfister has a reputation for excellence and it is well deserved. From check in to check out, the staff could not have been more courteous and professional. The amenities are vast and the service is exceptional.

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

Thank you Linda for your kind words regarding the staff and your experience here at the Pfister. The staff takes great pride in creating authentic experiences during each interaction. We can't wait to have you back! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

About three years ago we moved from Wisconsin to Atlanta. I have business and family in Milwaukee. When we are in town, my husband and I stay at The Pfister. This Gem among hotels is wonderful for many reasons. The architecture and decor is lovely and has character. The staff provides exemplary service. They are professional, and warm and friendly... More 

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

Thank you Veronica for making the Pfister your hotel of choice when coming back home. We hope to see you back soon! More 

Chicago
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

We have been to the Pfister several times over the past 10 years and have loved it. We recently went on January 2, 2015 - booked a suite and upgraded to access the Club Level services. The hotel, as usual, was beautifully decked out in it's Christmas finery. We had manicures at the spa and that was fun. Our suite... More 

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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 from your recent visit. I am pleased to see that a member of my management team was able to speak with you directly and has since remedied the challenges you had brought forth. I want to apologize that your time with us was anything but perfect. I look forward to... More 

St. Louis, Mo
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94 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015

I have been hoping for a way to NOT write this review. I have called The Pfister to tell them about this experience and was told I would get a call-back from management - but that call never came. My family (me especially) has had a love-affair with The Pfister for 30 years. Please see my many previous reviews to... More 

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BrandonDrusch1, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Dear GoGirl51- Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I want to apologize that your most recent experience seems to have been far from delivering the service that we pride ourselves on for each guest interaction. As a frequent guest to the Pfister Hotel I hope to be able to speak with you personally to... More 

upper midwest
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015

In planning a getaway for myself and kids over the holidays, I was debating between staying at the Pfister, and a slightly less expensive hotel in Milwaukee. Two of my friends who have children highly recommended the Pfister, but I wasn't sure I could afford the room, plus meals, and museum tickets. While researching hotel packages I came across the... More 

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

Good Day Oteats! Thank you for the great note and for staying with us during your recent Milwaukee adventure. I was thrilled to see that you were able to take advantage of one of our great Museum packages. Milwaukee is a great place to visit and we hope to see you back soon! More 

Three Lakes, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

We had a lovely getaway weekend at this hotel because of a fantastic deal on hotwire. The room was lovely, and had all the amenities we could want. Staff is professional and helpful. On site restaurant is pretty pricey and the parking fees were a nasty surprise, but otherwise lovely. Make sure to stop in at the top floor lounge.

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BrandonDrusch1, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Hello DeniseK59- Thank you for staying with us at the Pfister and for taking the time to review your stay on Tripadvisor. It was great to hear that you were able to enjoy the wide variety of amenities the hotel offers. Our attached parking is an additional fee- as noted; but is comparable to other area parking garages in downtown.... More 

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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 )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Suites
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  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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: $193 - $405 (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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