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The Pfister Hotel

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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.
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Property amenities
Pool
Room service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Paid Internet
Paid Wifi
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Historic Hotel
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Grade: 100 out of 100
79Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
30Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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We stayed here as an anniversary getaway and loved this place. The location was great--close to art museum along lakeshore and natural history museum. We stayed in the charming historic old section from the original 1893 hotel but everything was updated. We checked out the
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Service staff was outstanding. The lobby and public areas have been carefully restored to their original elegance--absolutely breathtaking. Original art decorates the walls of many corridors. Rooms can be in the original building dating to the 1890's, or in the tower built in
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Response from TerryT2081, Guest Relations Manager at The Pfister Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Mountainoutin! We're glad to hear you had such a wonderful time here at the hotel. We're so happy to see the rooms were to your liking and that your stay was so comfortable. One of the great aspects of our hotel is that you can get the best of best of both worlds. The Pfister is rich in old world feel and history but our Tower side rooms have a very modern feel. We're pleased to see you appreciated this! We hope you can join us again sometime in the near future! Yours in hospitality, Terry T. Pfister Guest Relations
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We rely heavily on Trip Adviser when we research for a trip. The high ratings for this hotel are WELL DESERVED! Built in 1893, this boutique hotel manages to retain the opulence of the 'turn of the century', while being BEAUTIFULLY maintained and simply GORGEOUS! Upon
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Response from TerryT2081, Guest Relations Manager at The Pfister Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us, Knowik! I'm glad to hear you had such a splendid time here at the hotel. As one of Milwaukee’s premier luxury hotels, The Pfister continues to celebrate a grand tradition of gracious service and hospitality. I'm glad you were able to enjoy touring the artwork and had the time to experience some of our lovely amenities like the pool on the 23rd floor. The view from that location really is hard to beat! Do keep us in mind for future events, as well! You're absolutely right about our location and it's just one of the many advantages to staying at our hotel located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee.Thank you for your kind words and we hope to have you back in the near future! Yours in hospitality, Terry T. Pfister Guest Relations
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We are from a tiny town in Missouri, and while I grew up traveling extensively, I have not had the opportunity to offer such an opportunity to my children - which is why this Hotel was wonderful! The Pfister is truly the epitome of grandeur. Beautifully designed, constructed
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Response from TerryT2081, Guest Relations Manager at The Pfister Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave your experience with us, Debin! It sounds like your stay was pleasant and comfortable. We're glad your visit was accentuated by the overall atmosphere of the hotel as well as its' staff! It's always great to hear when a guest is met with the type of hospitality we always strive to provide! Thank you for choosing The Pfister! We hope you can join us again in the near future! Yours in hospitality, Terry T. Pfister Guest Relations
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As usual our room was clean and spacious; equipped with a fridge and coffee maker. The bed was very comfortable and the pillows and sheets were fluffy and clean. However, our best experiences came from socializing and interacting with onsite personnel, guests, partaking on the
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Response from TerryT2081, Guest Relations Manager at The Pfister Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for reaching out to us and leaving your gracious review, Melissa. We're so glad to hear you has such a great stay and recieved top notch service and accommodations from our staff and corresponding food and beverage outlets! We're currently in our 126 year of service here and we are proud to be continuing the Pfister's traditions of generous hospitality! We appreciate your kind words and thank you for choosing our hotel! We look forward to welcoming you back for future stays! Yours In Hospitality, Terry T. Guest Relations Manager
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Tower rooms on east side would have lake views.
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Is there a hot tub in the pool area?
I do not remember seeing a hot tub in the pool area. We did not use the pool but when in the room just for a look.
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How far is the hotel from the Wisconsin entertainment and sports center?
It's .08 miles away and about a 15 minute walk from our hotel! Have a great day!
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Cab, Uber or Lyft
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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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"We added access to the club lounge on 23rd floor. This included a hot breakfast and nightly appetizers and great views of city."
"Tower room with view of Lake Michigan"
"Corner suites are the absolute best. You will want to live there."
"Floor 5 in the historic part of the hotel is very quiet."
"Ask for a room in the tower."
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 169 - US$ 428 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
pfister hotel milwaukee
LOCATION
United StatesWisconsinMilwaukeeDowntown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
307
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