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Pittsburgh
Reviewed 26 April 2015

I loved this place when I frequently stayed here for work about 15 years ago. When my wife and I decided to stop in Milwaukee on a recent road trip I thought I'd splurge and stay at the Pfister on the Club Level. Although it wasn't cheap, it was a very good decision. The hotel is just as nice, if...

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

Thank you Jeff for the continued support over the years! It was great to be able to host you while you were away from Pittsburgh on vacation. Lets not wait another 15 years to welcome you back to the Pfister! Let me know when I can assist in booking your next vacation. Regards, Brandon Drusch

Colorado
Reviewed 25 April 2015

I've wanted to stay at the Pfister for years and finally had an opportunity to do so. The hotel is beautiful and rooms very comfortable. The service was excellent and fitness room well equipped. I particularly enjoy historic hotels and this is one of the best.

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

Thank you Coloradotravel000! We too agree; this is our favorite historical hotel as well! We were pleased to see you were able to enjoy all that we have to offer and look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

Niles, Illinois
Reviewed 25 April 2015

We spent our 45th anniversary here . It was our 4th time at the Pfister in 6 months, just a great hotel with a friendly staff that really wants to make your stay pleasant. The lobby has a great bar and Val makes a killer bloody mary. I originally had trouble making an online reservation for one night so reached...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us the great experiences you have had over the past six months. We were thrilled to see that you were able to celebrate 45 years together and allow us to be part of your story. We continue to look forward to welcoming you back; if I can ever be...

Greenbush, Wisconsin
Reviewed 22 April 2015

We've stayed at the Pfister Hotel several times and have always enjoyed it's presence, staff, and location. Classy place and close to everything Milwaukee has to offer makes it a destination hotel. My wife loves the high rise pool with views of the downtown. You can certainly get by cheaper. But go ahead-treat yourself.

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Thank you Michael for taking the time to review The Pfister. It was great to see that your family enjoys returning to the Pfister year after year. The views from our pool on the 23rd floor truly takes a hotel pool experience to the next level. We will see you again soon!

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 21 April 2015

The Pfister Hotel is one of the most beautiful hotels I've stayed in! The lobby is amazing, bustling with people dressed to the nines (and people not so elegantly dressed). The rooms were comfortably large. Staff was friendly. Perhaps the best part is the hotel's location - easy walking distance to the Pabst Theater, Riverfront Theater, and historic 3rd ward...

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

Thank you Kaja82 for the great comments. I have shared the water temperature challenge with my Director of Engineering to ensure we found a solution. It was nice to see you took advantage of the Pfister Club- a great value for any traveler. We will see you back soon!

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Stayed here for 4 night on a recent business trip. I initially stayed in the old wing, then switched to the newer wing due to traffic noise in the early mornings. I did love the old wing rooms for the ambiance, old world charm - large rooms, well appointed. The new wing for sure - had less charm but mission...

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

Thank you Billybob for the great review and for taking the time to share your experience with us and others! It was a pleasure to have you and we were pleased to see that you appreciate the newly remodeled tower guest rooms. We find that The Pfister has the perfect room style and experience for every traveler!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 17 April 2015

The hotel is so pretty & elegant. I love the pool on the 23rd floor; what a view! We stayed in the tower rooms and the beds were so comfortable. We also purchased the club and it was very nice to sit on leather chairs and have breakfast with a spectacular view! I loved that we could sit there and...

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

Thank you for taking the time and telling others about your experience at The Pfister Hotel. It was great to see that you went ahead and added Club Lounge access to your room truly completing the ultimate stay! We look forward to having you back soon!

lakeviewdude
Reviewed 16 April 2015

I listened to everyone else's reviews and booked one night at the Pfister while in town for Easter. Not one compliant. The staff went out of there way to ensure we had a nice stay. We had a hiccup with a room that was instantly resolved. Most importantly, it was a treat to behold this well preserved beautiful historic space....

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

Thank you for the great review and for choosing to stay with us over the Easter weekend. It was a treat to play host to and you and we look forward to having you back!

Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Iconic architecture, enchanting service, and delectable food and drink abound at The Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. Guest rooms are luxuriously appointed, well cared for, and comfortable. Be sure to take a moment for the hotel’s documentary, playing on guest room televisions upon arrival. Being introduced to The Pfister Hotel’s rich history will only intensify your delight with this one...

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

Hello Kelly! It was a joy to read your review and find that you took advantage of what the Pfister has to offer. Our legacy and history is just that; and we enjoy being able to celebrate it with our guests as they enter the hotel each and every day! It was great that you were able to enjoy Todd's...

Wyoming
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Very impressed with this hotel. Not only was the room beautifully decorated and comfortable, but the service was also excellent. Meeting rooms were comfortable. The framed art throughout the hotel is unbelievable! The only thing I didn't like was the $30 per night charged for parking.

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Thank you Ann R for the remarks from your recent stay with us! I was happy to see that you were able to take in our fine Victorian era art collection. On your next visit to Milwaukee please visit our Concierge staff and allow them to highlight some of the fine art presented throughout the hotel. If you find you...

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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • 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: ₹ 12,334 - ₹ 18,702 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles Plantchamp, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
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