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Jackson, Wisconsin
Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

I stayed 2 nights in this wonderful hotel. Since it's only 35 miles from home I have never had the opportunity to stay here so I was excited to get this chance! The room was comfortable and welcoming with charging docs in at least 2 places. The shower has a few rain faucet and there was lovely marble sink. The...

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

Thank you Sharon for taking the time to share the experience with us! We hope that you wont wait another 35 years to come and see us again! Remember you can always think of a reason to visit the Pfister...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Let me start this by saying that if my room was Holiday Inn price, this would be a 5-star review all the way. But it wasn't. The room was somewhere in the neighborhood of $300/night, which comes with certain expectations. Was never once offered help with my bags. Several of the staff members (including the valet and the weekend club...

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

Thank you bradenk415 for taking a minute to share the challenges you encountered throughout your visit. I would like to personally apologize that the stay was anything but perfect. I have reviewed your comments with members of our leadership team and we are looking forward to providing a remedy for these challenges to ensure they do not occur again in...

Melbourne
Reviewed 12 May 2015

A very comfortable hotel which has managed to blend the old seamlessly with the new. Good standard of service, quality fittings and perhaps the most comfortable bed I have experienced anywhere. Stayed for a conference and the banqueting facilities and service were of a high standard. Would stay again if I was visiting Milwaukee.

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

Thank you keneverywhere for the great review. We work constantly to ensure we maintain our old-world charm and continue to provide world-class service with today's travel industry standards. We hope to see you again soon and thank you again for the review!

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 12 May 2015

A historical hotel. Filled with Victorian artwork. Friendly staff. There are rumors that the place is haunted (Google it), but no evidence of that. It is well located. I had a comfortable stay there. Nice ambiance to the place.

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

Thank you TNG_1950! It was a pleasure to host you on your recent vacation to Milwaukee. I was pleased to see that you were able to take in our Victorian Art Collection throughout the Hotel. Our Concierge are always willing to take you on a brief tour of the hotel and provide some great historical stories from our past. We...

Tupelo, Mississippi
Reviewed 10 May 2015

The beauty surrounds in every inch of this hotel. The ironwork in the lobby to the painted ceilings and the message "salve" Latin for welcome was painted and etched in various places. The staff truly make you feel welcome too. The rooms are beatiful and take note of the "servidors" that remain on the hotel doors. I thought it was...

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

Thank you RayDunkin35 for the great review! It appears that you were able to take-on all of the great history and architecture that we have just within our lobby alone. We hope you enjoyed a nice nights rest and we look forward to having you back!

Bloomington, IN
Reviewed 9 May 2015

I stayed only 1 night, but was very impressed by all aspects of the hotel. You are greeted with true midwestern hospitality around every turn. The staff was friendly, attentive, and ever so polite and professional. The main entrance is filled with beautiful paintings and murals which shouted class and elegance. I found the check-in/out process very easy and fast,...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel and for sharing the pictures with the TripAdvisor community! As you had mentioned our higher floors (Club Floors as well) do offer great views of Lake Michigan and/or the city skyline. I hope to see you back soon; please let me know if I can ever be of service!

Onalaska, Wisconsin
Reviewed 9 May 2015

I booked this hotel and told them to place us in the Towers. But low and behold I was put in the older part of the hotel. Loud and noisy rooms. The hotel is very nice but avoid these rooms. Historic hotel is great but people want a modern convenience and quiet room.

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

Thank you RSTT3959 for another review! We find that the hotel offers something for every guest and we work daily to ensure each of our guests have a unique experience based on their preferences and requests. We look forward to having you back soon! I ask that with your next booking you contact me directly so I have the opportunity...

Chesterton, Indiana
Reviewed 8 May 2015

We booked a room at the Pfister at the last minute through a third party booking site. When we arrived, we were surprised and delighted by the old world grandeur of the hotel and impressed with the courteous and friendly front desk staff. There was a minor issue with our reservation which the staff resolved quickly and graciously. We were...

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

Thank you HopHeadRed for the great review; and for truly giving the Tripadvisor Traveler an in-depth understanding of what they can look forward to from the Pfister Hotel. From the WELLSpa and Salon to the Victorian Art Collection we find that our building is authentic and one of a kind. We look forward to playing host to you on a...

Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

It was a last minute reservation for me and I was surprised how fast and professional the hotel found my solution. Once I arrived in the hotel I was amazed how beautiful the hotel was and greatly impressed by Ken at the front desk because he made us feel welcome. I took his advice about the club lounge and I...

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

Good Day! Thank you for taking the time to recognize Ken and the service you received throughout your visit. It was great to hear that you took advantage of the Club Lounge upgrade and treated yourself to all of the perks that it offers! We will see you on the next adventure to Milwaukee!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 5 May 2015

By far, the best hotel I have ever stayed in. This is also the first time I have ever stayed in a five start hotel. Everything there was perfect. From the front desk (Eric and I believe the other lady was named Stephanie) to the concierge (Roc) to the bellman (Coke). First class all the way. I have never had...

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

Thank you so much Mr. Banik for allowing us to be part of your 25th wedding anniversary celebration. We take great pride in creating memorable experiences and we were pleased you chose to stay with us. I have taken back your kind remarks to the members of the team mentioned and celebrated your review in our daily briefings. We thank...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • 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: ₹ 12,240 - ₹ 18,851 (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 Spa Hotel in Milwaukee
#2 Luxury Hotel in Milwaukee
#3 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee
#7 Business Hotel in Milwaukee
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“Stay in rooms in the older part of the hotel. It is not as modern but much more opulent.”
 of 5 bubbles R0naldN, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a lake view.”
 of 5 bubbles Kittylover, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the old building and spend the extra for the Pfister Club - the breakfasts and evening snacks are worth it!”
  • We spent Valentine's Day at the hotel!
 of 5 bubbles John_JLP9, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“A stay in the historic part of the hotel is great.”
 of 5 bubbles 274randyw, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“high floors facing lake”
 of 5 bubbles mmccoy711, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
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