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Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We stayed at the hotel because it hosted a fraternity reunion. We had previously stayed there 10 years ago so we knew what to expect, but the hotel surpassed our expectations. It is clean, the employees are very courteous, friendly, and helpful. The food is very good. The ambiance was perfect for our stay.

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Morgan S, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences with others. I’m thrilled to hear that we were able to surpass your expectations and that you enjoyed your fraternity reunion. I will pass along your words to my team to let them know that all of their hard work is paying off. Hopefully, it won’t be another...

Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 19 August 2014

great location, walking distance to the lakefront and the famous art museum and the third ward for boutiques and river for eat and drink places....but the hotel has the mason street grill that I reviewed and loved so you never have to knock yourself out leaving the hotel for dinner out. I love the old section rather than the tower...

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Morgan S, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review and share your experiences with others! The Pfister is in the perfect location to explore Milwaukee. I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed Mason Street Grill and everything that The Pfister has to offer. I hope to see you at The Pfister the next time you are in Milwaukee!

Danville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 19 August 2014

The Pfister Hotel is a historic masterpiece close to the painting masterpieces in the Art Museum a short walk down the street. The river walk is close by as well making the Pfister a great location. We stayed in the tower on the 18th floor and had a view of the lake. Upgrade and join the Club Lounge because it...

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Morgan S, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review! I truly appreciate you sharing your experiences and tips with others. The Pfister was built in 1893, and we have tried to keep all the historic charm that you were able to enjoy. I hope you will be able to visit us again soon!

Reviewed 19 August 2014

We stayed at the Pfister Hotel for a wedding . Our room was in the new tower and the amenities were great. A new stand up shower with a waterfall shower head, No tub here. The room was very comfortable and our we had a great view of the lake and lakefront. The city was wonderful and our location was...

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Morgan S, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the remodeled rooms! I appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences with others. I hope you will be able to visit The Pfister again soon!

Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Reviewed 19 August 2014

This is a hotel for those who have extremely discriminating taste and prefer a classic traditional experience of an old world hotel with impeccable service. The lobby bar is great for relaxing with friends. Make sure you say hello to Ellie, she has been there forever and can tell you all about the hotel and Milwaukee!

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Morgan S, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! I’m pleased to hear that you enjoyed the old world charm. I will certainly share your kind words about Ellie with her manager. She does have some amazing stories about the hotel and Milwaukee. I hope you will be able to visit The Pfister again!

Reviewed 18 August 2014

Built in 1889, the lobby will take your breath away with gorgeous ceiling painting. The employees are taught well to take care of the guest. View of the Michigan lake from the 23rd floor restaurant is awesome. The river-walk is only 5 minutes away. Lake side recreational ares are only a few steps away. Overall, the price you pay will...

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Morgan S, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review! I’m thrilled to hear that you appreciated the historic lobby and that you were well taken care of during your stay! I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with others. I hope to see you at The Pfister again soon!

North Carolina
Reviewed 17 August 2014

This was the best hotel I have ever stayed at, it is a gorgeous building, beautiful artwork, professional and helpful staff, spacious room, high quality linens, delicious food, attentive wait staff, a totally elegant experience. I stayed in the original part of the hotel and the high ceilings and wide spacious hallways were an added plus. I appreciated also that...

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Morgan S, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Wow! What an amazing review! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences with others. I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and I will share your kind words with our team to let them know that their hard work is paying off. I hope to see you at The Pfister again...

Delray Beach florida
Reviewed 17 August 2014

My wife & I spent a weekend in Milwaukee at the Pfister Hotel. It had been recently updated but we were apprehensive about the result. Were we in for a pleasant surprise ! Beautifully restored with fresco like ceilings in the lobby, Pleasant & knowledgeable front desk staff & beautifully renovated rooms in the tower wing. It's also very convenient...

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Morgan S, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review! I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with others. I’m pleased to hear that you weren’t disappointed in the remodel and that you enjoyed the new rooms. I hope to see you at The Pfister again soon!

Akron, OH
Reviewed 16 August 2014

First loved the city! Second, loved the Pfister! It's an excellent luxury hotel that is worth the price, which is extremely reasonable. We stayed in the towers, which give you a great view of the city. They will try your best to give you a lake view, city view, or whatever. Room service breakfast was also excellent. We met many...

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Morgan S, Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Happy Birthday! I’m thrilled that locals pointed you into the direction of The Pfister and that you enjoyed spending your birthday with us. Thank you for the fantastic review and for taking the time to share your experiences with others, I truly appreciate it. I hope that you will visit The Pfister again soon!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We booked this hotel not knowing anything about it, and were amazed to see the San Francisco Giants were staying there too. It was elegant, historic, and was well maintained. Service was top notch. We used spa, and joined the Pfister Club, so we could have buffet breakfast and beverages. We are on a baseball trip to see all 81...

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Kenneth W, Front Office Manager at The Pfister Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to share about your experience here with us at the Pfister. We strive to be a home away from home and most of all hope to welcome you back in the near future. We know you have many choices when visiting Milwaukee and we are again so...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • 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: ₹ 12,042 - ₹ 18,783 (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 Luxury Hotel in Milwaukee
#2 Spa 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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