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Texas
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Lovely old hotel with refurbished and comfortable rooms. Very thoughtful and attentive service all around. Nothing to point out and many thanks for a great night's sleep and a quiet room. Also, if you get a chance, stay on a concierge floor - the 23rd floor lounge was absolutely fantastic. We'll always stay there from now on.

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Chicago
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Top notch hotel. Stayed on the 21st floor. great views and it's worth the upgrade for the 23rd floor lounge. Room service was good and timely. Very comfortable bed, nice shower, wifi speed was acceptable. I stay at a lot of hotels and I would return without hesitation. The spa was really nice too.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

A beautiful hotel in a great location, grand elegance describes it perfectly. Our trip was all walking, and we were able to get everywhere in the city we wanted. The lobby area is gorgeous. We had a drink on the top floor and enjoyed the view. The restaurant was delicious for breakfast. My only complaint was the noise while we...

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Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

Very large, comfortable rooms. Exceptional service. Reasonable price. Beautiful historic building. Convenient to all sites. Special package including 23rd floor lounge and breakfast is a deal. Pool on top floor has great view. One of the best places we have stayed in anywhere.

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Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 19 May 2015

This certainly is a hidden treasure. This is a grand historic hotel which has been kept in great condition. The rooms were spacious, I had a 2 room suite on the "classic" side (older part of the hotel) Beds very comfortable, linens great, amenities great, staff and service great. The bar in the main lobby was a very nice addition...

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Reviewed 18 May 2015

This review is long overdue. The Pfister hotel is one of my favorite hotels. It is centrally located in downtown Milwaukee, absolutely gorgeous, has a very nice swimming pool and a club house, but the best feature of the hotel is customer service. The staff is friendly and for the most part extremely accommodating. I have stayed there at lease...

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

Thank you for the great review Maryana111 from another great stay! We can't wait to see you back for visit #8!

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

We recently stayed at the Pfister in Milwaukee and had a great visit. The hotel is beautiful with a great location in the downtown area. You are steps away from the Riverwalk, art museum, public market etc. The hotel is very historic; and amazing restored and maintained. There is a large book available in room and around the hotel that...

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

Thank you Molly R. for the great review from the recent visit! It was great to play host to your getaway and I was pleased to see that you were able to take in the history and legacy of the Pfister Hotel. We look forward to having you back!

Barrington, Illinois
Reviewed 15 May 2015

I've stayed at a lot of nice hotels over the past 45+ years but this was my favorite all-time, the room was perfect, I loved the setup of the walk-in shower, pocket door to the toilet, the bed was great, the bay window overlooking the lake was awesome, the cafe serving espresso in the morning was excellent, and the club...

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

Thank you Neil! Our team takes great pride creating memorable Pfister experiences! It was a true pleasure to have you as our guest and we hope you will be back soon for a visit!

Zion, Illinois
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Husband and I stayed at this hotel over Easter Weekend for the fun of it. Must say the decor is awesome and the service it top notch! We had fragile medical equipment that needed to accompany us on our stay and the bell hop was extremely helpful in assisting us in moving the equipment as well as our baggage from...

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

Thank you scottylover45! It was great to hear about the wonderful stay. We were able to celebrate your kind comments with the staff recently and all involved were thrilled to be recognized. It is a true pleasure to have you stay with us and we thank you for taking the time to complete this review.

Jackson, Wisconsin
Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

I stayed 2 nights in this wonderful hotel. Since it's only 35 miles from home I have never had the opportunity to stay here so I was excited to get this chance! The room was comfortable and welcoming with charging docs in at least 2 places. The shower has a few rain faucet and there was lovely marble sink. The...

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Thank you Sharon for taking the time to share the experience with us! We hope that you wont wait another 35 years to come and see us again! Remember you can always think of a reason to visit the Pfister...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: €172 - €268 (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
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#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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“Stay in rooms in the older part of the hotel. It is not as modern but much more opulent.”
 of 5 bubbles R0naldN, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a lake view.”
 of 5 bubbles Kittylover, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the old building and spend the extra for the Pfister Club - the breakfasts and evening snacks are worth it!”
  • We spent Valentine's Day at the hotel!
 of 5 bubbles John_JLP9, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“A stay in the historic part of the hotel is great.”
 of 5 bubbles 274randyw, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“high floors facing lake”
 of 5 bubbles mmccoy711, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
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