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Devils Tower, Wyoming
Reviewed 26 February 2015

This place never gets old, it is my #1 lodging destination in Milwaukee. I've stayed in the old section, the tower and the suites and I would recommend any level of accommodation in this property. Great location, especially if you're attending summer fest

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

Thank you stik6 for taking the time to share your experience with us! It is great to continue to welcome you back each time you visit! We will see you back soon!

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Reviewed 25 February 2015

We love the Pfister, it is an iconic landmark in Milwaukee. A work-related stay this week topped the cake. Tuesday night, we checked in for a good night of sleep before a long day of conferring at another hotel. The check in process was simple and the hotel was fairly quiet. Imagine my surprise when I was upgraded (without asking)...

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

Thank you dianeg for the great review! It was great to read how you were able to truly take in all that we have to offer! The Blu lounge is Milwaukee's best kept secret! We will see you back soon!

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 25 February 2015

I went to this hotel for business. I stayed for 3 nights. The hotel itself is in a great location. Easy to walk places. Overall a very nice hotel, lay out, most of the staff was great and really good food. I ordered room service, it was fast, hot and great. (I had the club sandwich and fries with french...

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Anna- Thank you for taking the time to share with me the challenge you encountered at the Pfister hotel. I can assure you that the service you encountered is not the traditional service one comes to expect when walking through our doors. We will address this challenge as presented and I look forward to having the opportunity to speak with...

Reviewed 24 February 2015

I grew up in Milwaukee and my grandparents lived downtown within walking distance of The Pfister. Many family celebrations and events were celebrated there and when I moved away after college I would come back and stay there as a special treat, especially getting a room facing the Avenue to view the famous Circus Parade from my window. Now I...

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Thank you Kay for sharing the great past memories of your time at The Pfister. It is always great to hear the stories of those who have been able to appreciate the buildings grand layout and beauty throughout its time. I was pleased to see that you were able to visit Milwaukee best kept secret "Blu" and were happy with...

Kent, England
Reviewed 24 February 2015

I was in Milwaukee for one night and chose the Pfister based on the reviews here. The place is full of old world charm and offers a high level of comfort. Staff were excellent showing the perfect level of attentiveness, without ever being intrusive. Special mention to Hussein who was very friendly and helpful throughout my entire stay. Wish I'd...

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

Thank you for the great review! It was great to see that you were able to take advantage of the Pfister Club Lounge upgrade! The view alone is worth it! We look forward to having you back soon!

Evanston, Illinois
Reviewed 23 February 2015

We have stayed at the Pfister for over 25 years. It has been a favorite spot for a quick get away. The last couple of times, our stay has been less than great. It is our experience that booking through a 3rd party makes you a customer that is not to be valued. Our rooms are always by the elevator,...

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

Thank you Sheila for taking the time to review The Pfister Hotel. I want to first begin by apologizing for the miscommunication and room selection challenges you have encountered throughout the numerous visits. I have addressed these challenges with members of our Management team and we look forward to providing the perfect stay for your next visit!

Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

Much less than a weekend in Chicago, much more accommodating and special. The king suite was lovely and clean. We had access to the 23rd floor lounge. Highly recommend this upgrade as it was well worth it. Great view and as much food and drinks as you would ever need. Amazing service throughout the hotel. We didn't get a chance...

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Thank you Cari for being our guest and for choosing to spend the night at The Pfister Hotel! It was great to hear that you enjoyed the perks and privileges of the Pfister Club Lounge upgrade. The views from the 23rd floor truly give you the best chance to take in the great city of Milwaukee. We will see you...

Reviewed 19 February 2015

This was one of my best places to stay. I stayed with my kids and they enjoyed the pool of course. The hotel was so spotless and very inviting. Very secure with no worries and just an overall amazing place to stay. Everyone greeted you with a smile and so very respectful all around I give this hotel a perfect...

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Thank you so much for the great review! We were thrilled that you and the family were able to truly appreciate The Pfister experience- We will see you back soon!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 18 February 2015

From the moment I arrived the valet greeted me to park my car and the front desk expedited my checkin flawlessly. Room was very nice, spacious, clean and amenities displayed nicely in the marble bathroom which was a great welcome after a long cold day of traveling. The hotel lobby was gorgeous, old world charm with a modern upscale feeling...

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

Thank you for making us your new hotel of choice in Milwaukee! We really appreciate that you took the time to compose such a great review of your stay and I look forward to having you back for a future experience!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 17 February 2015

I've stayed at this hotel a few times for numerous reasons. The hotel has an elegant ambiance that you won't find anywhere else in Milwaukee. It reminds me of a hotel I would find when traveling to France. The rooms are beautiful, the hotel is clean, service is pretty good too. It helps that the parking facility is attached to...

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

Thank you JSTravelReviews for the great review and remarks about The Pfister Hotel! We truly do not take for granted how often you have come to see us and we are excited to be able to welcome you back 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
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • 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
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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 53202-4436
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee > Downtown
Price Range: $190 - $402 (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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“The club access rooms are 100% worth the additional charge”
 of 5 bubbles hollyi850, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get a lake view on a higher floor before it (the view) disappears with all the new building going on.”
 of 5 bubbles kgf729, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“My room on the fifth floor was cozy and quiet. I slept well.”
 of 5 bubbles edwardmccain, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher room have better views but ask for the older section for all of the charm”
 of 5 bubbles Susancvetkovic, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Insist on a room with an actual view - and not of the adjacent wall!”
 of 5 bubbles Ciao01, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
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