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The Pfister Hotel

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08/06/2017 09/06/2017
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Chicago
Reviewed 25 June 2015

I booked a room for two nights for my boss. At the last minute, he had to cancel the first night -- but wanted to keep the second night. I called the Pfister -- told them explicitly to cancel the first night -- but under no circumstances were they to cancel the second night. They assured me over and over...

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

PaulIM1956 we are very sorry about the mix up and confusion regarding the reservation for your boss. We take all reviews seriously and will make sure this is shared with the team in hopes to eliminate these types of problems in the future.

Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Everything was perfect! We even saw a few members of the band that we saw in concert at the bar afterwards. It was a great trip! The room was beautiful, the bar on the 23rd floor was fun and the music was great!

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

Thank you Joanie B for the great review! You never know who you will run into when sitting at the Lobby Bar of the Pfister. We hope to have you back again soon!

Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Very Traditional Hotel with grandeur, It is located very close to the city center and its location is great. Very Good service quality and very friendly staff. Impressive Cafe overlooking lake Michigan, Rooms are very spacious and have traditional wooden classic furniture. Food quality is very good. Stayed for 3 nights on business trip. Would visit and stay again.

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

KumarVK67, thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that a business traveler such as yourself found time to enjoy what the Pfister has to offer. We will pass on your compliments to our staff and resident chefs. We hope to have you visit again soon!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Anytime a room isn't ready at check-in time, a rating point has to come off. I would generally take off another point for any hotel that charges for WiFi - which the Pfister does ($5 for an hour, and the bandwidth isn't all that great), but otherwise the Pfister is pretty darn great. Beautiful lobby; lots of dining/bar options; comfy...

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

Hello TXRoadWarrior, we appreciate your candid feedback and take all reviews from our customers seriously. We will share your thoughts about the WiFi with the management team. We do also apologize that your room was not ready; I can assure you it does not happen frequently but I’m glad we could at least offer you an upgrade for your troubles....

Libertyville, Illinois
Reviewed 20 June 2015

This hotel is beautiful! All of the staff were so friendly. Rooms were spacious and the beds were nice and comfy! It is in walking distance to almost everything. We shopped, we ate and we drank, all in walking distance. Be sure to bring a bathing suit to swim in the pool on the top floor with windows overlooking Milwaukee....

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

Hello Marianne C! It sounds like you were able to enjoy many of the Pfister’s great amenities, thank you for sharing your experience about both our pool and Blu Cocktail Lounge. We are happy that the hotel was in a convenient location for all of your activities, and are looking forward to your return soon.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 19 June 2015

The Pfister is a beautiful old hotel, with fantastic friendly service. Our suite was in the original part of the hotel, and was lovely. Just a great experience overall: drinks by the huge fireplace in the old lobby bar; breakfast on the top floor overlooking Lake Michigan; friendly service at the front desk (shout out to Ken!). We were there...

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

Ka Y, thank you for your review, we are glad your stay met your expectations. We will be sure to pass your compliment onto Ken at the Front Desk!

Chicago
Reviewed 17 June 2015

We spent three nights at the Pfister this past weekend. Everything about the place is top notch. Our son's wedding reception was held in the Imperial Ballroom. I can't say enough about this place. From the moment we pulled up in the car to the moment we left there was not one detail left unattended. The bellman, front desk staff,...

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

Hello JMK1985! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. We are extremely happy that the facilities and staff met your expectations and are honored your family chose the Pfister for such a special and memorable occasion. We will be sure to share your compliments with the staff. Thank you again!

Holland, Michigan
Reviewed 10 June 2015

The Pfister was built 80 or more years ago, and management stayed in the same family. They housed a significant art collection of Victorian style statues and prints in the hotel common areas. In the 70's, an addition was made to the hotel in the style of that era (a little jarring vs the original hotel--think Joe Namath and Aqua...

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

Banglo-Dan, thank you so much for your thorough review, we are glad you enjoyed the history, art and charm of the hotel. We hope to have you and your four-legged friends back soon!

Dover, Delaware
Reviewed 10 June 2015

"The Pfister Hotel" by far is a well kept secret. I stayed in a suite. I can be considered to be a hotel critic. There are so many things that are None Negotiable. The Pfister met and exceeded my expectation. I will not stay at any other hotel. It took me literally one week to read reviews and search for...

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

Thank you 35Beth777 for the great review! I am happy to see that for a self-described Hotel critic we continue to stand out amongst the best! We look forward to having you back soon.

New York
Reviewed 9 June 2015

This hotel is incredible and completely changed my impression of Milwaukee. I was here for a meeting and they made a great choice in holding the conference here. The service is incredible and super friendly. The room was very spacious and the beds were extremely comfortable. The bathroom is marble with luxurious towels. I expected a few extra amenities in...

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Thank you Anne C. for your recent stay and taking the time to share your personal experience with us! Your comments are very important to our continued improvement. I look forward to having you stay with us again!

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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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • 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: $258 - $456 (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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“You must choose a tower room with lake view!”
Elliott_Humrich, 25 May 2017 | Read review
“Top floor of the old section is good or very high on the new section”
HGJ, 25 May 2017 | Read review
“Don't avoid the old building; it's charming and updated.”
Edhines, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“Tower rooms are nicely appointed. Have also stayed in the historic section. Those rooms were also very nice.”
gvuckov, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms that face the lake are spectacular, a view not to be missed!”
  • King bed.
  • Desk near window.
  • Lovely vanity.
  • Shower facility.
  • One view out of the room.
sheilal956, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
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