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Kenosha, Wisconsin
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

The Pfister is a Milwaukee landmark with comfortable rooms kept in great condition. It's nice to visit here from time to time on a staycation! And with Blu and the Mason Street Grill just a few steps away, I'm sure you'll enjoy it too. Only bummer is that both of the anchor apparel shops have closed.

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

Thank you for taking the time to complete the review of your stay at the Pfister. It was great to see that you were able to enjoy all of the amenities throughout the hotel!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

After my review posted Sept'14 I was very disappointed with the Pfister hotel. It was disheartening to have such an experience on our wedding night but after posting what happened to me and my wedding guests I was contacted by one of the hotel staff. They showed true concern about what had happened. The hotel insisted on providing me with...

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

Thank you Nicolas for allowing the Pfister to make up for our past challenges. Each day our team work to ensure that we are always working on ways of enhancing our guests experience and creating lasting memorable moments. We will see you back again soon on your next visit to Milwaukee! Brandon Drusch

North Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Check in was quick...The front desk staff arranged for a room on a higher floor, with a beautiful view of Lake Michigan. We had access to the Club Lounge on the top floor, by the pool, which has breakfast, snacks, drinks (alcohol honor bar), and appetizers in the evening. This is a great feature to have, and I will get...

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

Thank you for taking the time to complete this review! I was pleased to see that you took advantage of our great Club Lounge! I was also happy to see that our Housekeeping staff was able to make up for the challenge provided. I hope to see you again soon!

Reading, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

Wow! Who would think that a beautiful old world style hotel was alive and well in Milwaukee! We were here for a family wedding weekend and took advantage of all the amenities the hotel had to offer. It is truly a beautiful and unique hotel and worth a visit on its own. Spacious and tastefully decorated rooms and updated bathrooms....

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

Thank you so much for the great review! It was great to host the wedding guests and have you discover our great amenities! We will see you again soon hopefully!

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Reviewed 4 April 2015

I am very picky about where I stay and being from the south I didn't know about area I just know about ratings. I checked out the Pfister on trip advisor,priceline,and bedbug registry and guess what I was in. My husband and I stayed last year and this was a repeat visit. We had a couple of issues,but because it...

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

Thank you Sharlisa for doing your research and for choosing The Pfister Hotel! It was a pleasure to host you for the visit and we look forward to your upcoming Summer vacation.

Yankton, South Dakota, United States
Reviewed 2 April 2015

We had to wait for our room upon arrival is it was not ready and the housekeeping left our door open after cleaning our room. Beautiful hotel with a lot of history. I would recommend despite the minor flaws.

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

Thank you David for taking the time to review your recent visit! I will speak with my Director of Housekeeping and remedy the challenges you have presented right away. I apologize they took place and ensure you they will be addressed. I look forward to your return visit and many more soon after! Brandon Drusch

Reviewed 1 April 2015

We spent the weekend at the Pfister for a mini getaway. From start to finish the service was impeccable, everyone made you feel welcome. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and the room was very well appointed. Can't wait to return.

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

Thank you Damien for the great review! We can't wait for you to return either!

Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

Was there for work at a conference! I stayed in the towers and room was great with great shower! Only issue was that the room was like 110 degrees and Ac does not work this time of year. Called the desk and they sent up a fan and could open two windows about 2" which ultimately brought the temp down...

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

Thank you JR for the great review! I want to apologize that you encountered a challenge with the temperature control in the guest room. I was pleased to hear that our staff responded timely and were able to make up for the challenge. Upon a future visit please reach out to me directly as I would like to personally handle...

Delafield, Wisconsin
Reviewed 28 March 2015

My husband and I were treated like royalty at the Pfister twice now. They went above and beyond to take care of us when we had a small issue. Everyone from the valets to room service take great care of you. The café restaurant they treat you amazing also and the food is amazing. Twice we have visited the spa...

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Thank you Caroline for leaving such a great review! It was great to see that you continue to enjoy the Wellspa time after time! Don't forget on the next visit to include the "Pfister Club" Milwaukee's best kept secret! We will see you again soon!

Monroe, Wisconsin
Reviewed 25 March 2015

We spent one night at the hotel when our family went to see a show at the Uihlein Hall Marcus Center. They are quite close in proximity - if I weren't so pregnant, we would have just walked there from the hotel. Pfister is a beautiful and historic place and the service was incredible. We stayed in a suite and...

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Thank you ellemar24 for allowing us to host you and the family during your recent visit to Milwaukee. It was a pleasure to be able to showcase the property and create some fun memories! We will see you again soon!

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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
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
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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: $261 - $395 (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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“We love staying in the older part of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles zelzorch, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“King suite”
 of 5 bubbles Cabinboy1, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The original rooms are quaint and the rooms in the new tower are nice too”
 of 5 bubbles KCA112, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms can be pricey; we lucked out with seasonal special! Pillows are quite large and firm; you may wish to order up a soft pillow too.”
 of 5 bubbles 549sandyp, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The traditional room is somewhat smaller than the tower room.”
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