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Lake Forest, Illinois
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautifully maintained historic hotel in downtown Milwaukee. Blocks from museums, restaurants, Summerfest and the lakefront. Easy walk from Amtrak station. Stayed in a beautifully appointed king suite. Dined at both the Cafe and Mason Street Grill. Superior service and food in each. Competent, professional, super friendly staff encountered in every aspect of the hotel. Thoroughly enjoyed the Easter brunch in...

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Nicholas_Toecker, The Pfister Butler at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the service and decor that we have to offer. When you return, we suggest stopping by Blu for cocktails on our 23rd floor if you haven't!

Crystal Lake
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were gifted an overnight stay at the Pfister. We enjoyed a beautifully appointed room in the Tower. The view of Lake Michigan was fantastic. It was impressive to overlook the cityscape. The history of the hotel is expansive and interesting. The artist in residence program really ties the unique nature, spirit of the hotel to the city it is...

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Nicholas_Toecker, The Pfister Butler at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your valued feedback. We're glad to hear that you were able to experience our decor and ambiance, and that our service made an impact. The next time you stay with us, reach out to our concierge for an audio tour of the art within our hotel! We look forward to seeing...

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to make a quick weekend to Milwaukee to enjoy the museums and downtown area and decided to stay at the Pfister Hotel. What a great choice! The room price was quite reasonable for a quality hotel room right in the heart of the city but it was the service that really won us over. Everyone was very obliging...

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Nicholas_Toecker, The Pfister Butler at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. The location of our hotel does make getting to downtown destinations extremely easy, but our service is what we take pride in. We're glad to hear that we made an impact, and look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Milwaukee.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best spa, we come from Chicago. Reasonable... clean showers. Nice people. The bar is old and stylish. The Mason Street Grill is in the same building. Fantastic restaurant. Also a few nice restaurants within walking distance.

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

gavalex, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am glad that we were able to make your stay enjoyable! Thank you for your feedback in regards to the Well spa and Mason Street Grill as well. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Pfister the next time your travels take you to the...

Woodstock, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and three girlfriends stayed at the Pfister, and it was a lovely experience. We shared a double room and there was plenty of space for the four of us. We ordered room service and the food was excellent. Views of the city are top notch. Look forward to returning to this beautiful hotel.

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Nicholas_Toecker, The Pfister Butler at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Next time you stay, be sure to check out blu if you haven't; great cocktails, great views!

Elmhurst, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel, great location! Fun being where the MBL stays, maybe catch a glimpse of your favorite player! Blu bar was beautiful for night cap after busy day of baseball and shopping! Staff was very friendly and helpful!

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Nicholas_Toecker, The Pfister Butler at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We greatly appreciate your feedback and are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent accommodations. Easy check in & out. Parking available & connects to hotel. Stayed in the towers. Beautifully decorated & clean. Happy hour at Mason Grill & had live music. Stopped in The Blu and loved the view. Great service & good drinks. Eat breakfast in the cafe. Delicious! We will be back.

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Nicholas_Toecker, The Pfister Butler at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It sounds like you experienced a lot of what our hotel has to offer. Next time you stay with us try our Well Spa options or our Sunday Brunch at The Rouge. We look forward to seeing you soon.

philadelphia, pa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a charming hotel with great service in downtown Milwaukee. The rooms are have a king bed, desk, dresser with TV, and bathroom with ample counter space and shower. The decor of the hotel overall is classic, but the rooms are very modern, at least in the tower. Paying for special access to the lounge is well with it...

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Nicholas_Toecker, The Pfister Butler at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're elated to hear you enjoyed the overall decor of the hotel, as well as the offerings at many of our outlets. Next time, if you haven't yet, stay in one of our Historic Guest Rooms. They offer a similar decor to what you see in the public...

Appleton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The nicest and most accommodating staff I have ever come across. The building and the room was breathtaking. A must stay again for me. Stayed here because of location to downtown and will be back for Brewers games.

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Nicholas_Toecker, The Pfister Butler at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're happy to hear that our staff, ambiance, and location made such an impact on your stay. We look forward to seeing you for the next Brewers home-stand.

Chicago
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we checked in to when we checked out, we received great service! You're promptly waited on in the lounge or restaurants. The staff really make sure you're attended to and receive quality service. For example, I wanted to schedule a spa massage. But, they were booked and told me they would put me on a wait list....

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Nicholas_Toecker, Butler Services at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We're glad to hear that our staff made such an impact, especially Megan in our Well Spa. It's great to hear that Charlie had such a positive impact on our staff, as well. We look forward to seeing Charlie, as well as you and yours, on your next trip...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
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  • 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: $257 - $432 (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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“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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