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The Pfister Hotel

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424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4436 See on map
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
4.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed yesterday

Can't say enough good things! We brought a group of California buddies out for 49ers at Packers and stayed 3 nights at the Pfister. Everyone in the group was blown away by the experience with the hotel. The amenities and service were top notch and...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

My husband and I love the Pfister for a good staycation in our newly adopted hometown of Milwaukee. The rooms are well-appointed and lovely. The lobby lounge is warm and cozy. Service is friendly. Plenty of elegant old-school touches abound. The Blu lounge and bar...More

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Response from Nicholas T, The Pfister Butler at The Pfister HotelResponded 13 December 2017

Dear NorCalifMom, Thank you for taking the time to leave your valued feedback about your time with us. I am delighted to hear that your visit was pleasant and enjoyable – you should expect no less at The Pfister Hotel. The next time you visit...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful building, staff is by far the friendliest, and the room we had had a view to die for! the room was large, clean, and decorated up to date. our view was overlooking the lake, and anytime of the day was a pleasure to see.

Thank jetset9001
Response from TerryT2081, Guest Relations Manager at The Pfister HotelResponded yesterday

I'm pleased to hear you had such a wonderful time at our hotel. We appreciate your kind words. Thank you for choosing The Pfister. We hope you can join us again soon! Yours in hospitality, Terry T. Pfister Guest Relations

Reviewed 2 days ago

This grand dame of downtown Milwaukee is really a delightful hotel to help you enjoy the city. They did a major renovation a year or two ago and restored it to all its historic glory. There are so many things to appreciate about it, including...More

Thank Travelathon
Response from TerryT2081, Guest Relations Manager at The Pfister HotelResponded yesterday

Thank you for your kind words, Travelathon! As one of the Midwest’s premier luxury hotels in Milwaukee, The Pfister continues to celebrate a grand tradition of gracious service and hospitality. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the hotel's rich history. It truly adds to the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy staying at the Pfister when we are in town. It is an elegant and timeless hotel. And it is close to the attractions in town especially the Art Museum. We are always greeted with a smile and a hello from all we...More

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Response from TerryT2081, Guest Relations Manager at The Pfister HotelResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, Plantchamp! As one of Milwaukee’s premier luxury hotels, The Pfister continues to celebrate a grand tradition of gracious service and hospitality. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the hotel's overall atmosphere and that it was complimented by a courteous...More

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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.

Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
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Great View, Historic Hotel, Centrally Located, Quiet
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
US$165 - US$349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
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United StatesWisconsinMilwaukeeDowntown
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Kathy M
27 July 2018|
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Response from TerryT2081 | Property representative |
It's .08 miles away and about a 15 minute walk from our hotel! Have a great day!
20 March 2018|
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Response from Pamela T | Reviewed this property |
Cab, Uber or Lyft
20 March 2018|
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Response from HeidiV1267 | Property representative |
The Intermodal Station downtown would be several blocks and about 20 minutes on foot. Aside from walking, most guests use a taxi service or a ride app on their phone. It is about a 7 minute drive.
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"tower rooms, facing the lake are best"
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