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chicago,illinois
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Excellent hotel. I can't wait to go back. The staff was exceptional. Beds were very comfortable, the lobby had a wonderful piano player and we loved the 23rd floor hospitality room. The price was a bargain for what we received. Milwaukee is a fun town for a quick get away from Chicago.

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

Thank you for the great review! It was great to see that you were able to truly enjoy the staff, service and overall experience!

Chicago, IL
Reviewed 27 May 2015

WHY DID WE STAY HERE?: The Pfister can be pricey but we were able to get an "Experience the Pfister" package for a good price. I like old historic hotels and the Pfister dates, I believe, from the 1890s. We have stayed here twice before. All stays were in the historic wing. I love the ambience of the lobby with...

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Thank you ChicagoKen60657 for the review! It was great to see that you were able to take advantage of our Experience the Pfister package and truly make the most of your stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Waukegan, Illinois
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Elegance yet modern/in a great location. Rooms large and beds are comfortable. Spa top notch and food and drink good in ALL areas. Exceptional customer service. The downfalls this hotel has is the heating/cooling system and rooms by elevator are not quiet in the old section. If you are a light sleeper You can hear the dinging all night long

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

Thank you Bentleymama for the great review. Our team focuses daily on providing the best experience to our guests and will look into the challenges within your review. I look forward to having you back and will see you soon!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We had no problem switching out our previously booked room type for a room in the tower and the entire staff was incredibly accommodating. The lobby bar was great, loved the pianist and atmosphere for evening drinks!

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Racine, Wisconsin
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Planned another getaway to Milwaukee, this time it was the Pfister. I love this location for its proximity to the riverwalk area. When you get an awsome Saturday afternoon nothing beats this property for walking to several different locations for shopping, eating and trying a lot of new beers. Its like a food and beverage tasting with a workout. No...

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Reviewed 27 May 2015

There is nothing bad to say about this place. The lounge is excellent, the food in cafe is great, the staff is unbelievably attentive, and everything is in perfect order. I especially loved the shower (but I have a thing about bathrooms). The location is perfect, right in the middle of anything you'd need to do in Milwaukee. I actually...

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Overland Park, Kansas
Reviewed 26 May 2015

The Pfister has been around for a very long time, but they've kept up with the times with their remodels. We stayed in the newer, tower section. The rooms were quite nice, bathroom appointments were beautiful. The only down side we had was on one day, we had to call the front desk several times to get our room made...

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temple city calif
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Stayed one night. The room was very big and comfortable. Family owned and you can tell. Ate at two of the restaurants and both were excellent. The steak house was incredible. 10 stars and will be back to this great hotel.

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Wisconsin
Reviewed 26 May 2015

There cannot be many hotels in the world with as beautiful of a lobby as this one. Simply gorgeous and steeped in historic charm. The employees wandering about the lobby (not sure their role) were charmingly dressed in suits with tails. They were actively talking about how best to care for their customers. Perhaps to a fault however as each...

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Lake Villa, Illinois
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Great location and beautiful hotel in a historic building. The rooms are luxurious and the staff is excellent. The lobby area is beautiful and they have a very nice bar there as well. The hotel restaurant is great. You can walk to other restaurants as well or around the downtown area.

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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: €169 - €288 (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 Luxury Hotel in Milwaukee
#2 Spa 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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