I've stayed for a total of four nights at this hotel. Twice in their Grand Heritage suite, and twice in a "tower" room (in the rather unsightly barrel shaped, 1970's addition that houses Blu and the pool). Both rooms were impeccably clean - a BIG thing for me. The cleanest rooms and carpet I've ever seen in a hotel.
The best was the Grand Heritage suite. It definitely is grand, but understated in decor. I liked the simple decor, it was hardly overpowering and was definitely classy. The suite had three rooms - the sitting area, the bedroom, and the bathroom. The bathroom was magnificent, and was literally the size of my apartment bedroom. White marble with black veins cover the floors, walls, shower and tub. There are a total of three vanities, all with marble tops. Two sinks, each separated by a console in the middle. Shower stall is superb - water can spray from the ceiling or wall. At night, this bathroom really comes alive - the lighting is fantastic. A modern chandelier hangs from the ceiling and can be dimmed to multiple light settings. The vanities each have dimmer operated lighting, the shower has floor lights which illuminate the shower seat and floor as well as a recessed light from the shower ceiling. The tub which fills from a stream from the ceiling also has recessed lighting. The separate "toilet room" within the bathroom also has it's own recessed light and marble floor. I got ready in this bathroom the morning of my wedding and it couldn't have been better. I felt just like royalty!
The bedding is wonderfully comfortable, and the carpet was clean! I actually walked barefoot in this suite and felt (relatively) comfortable doing so. Normally I wear socks and shoes in hotels because of the deplorable conditions. Not so here!
The only negative part of the stay in the tower rooms were the size of the rooms and bathrooms. The bathrooms are literally a "water closet." Only one person at a time can fit, and is actually surprising how small these bathrooms really are. Other than that though, the rooms in the tower have wonderful views and are nicely decorated.
This hotel is wonderful - too many good things to list. A bit over-priced in some aspects, but the service and ambience is just wonderful. A must during a visit to Milwaukee - really takes you back in time.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Preferred Hotels, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Priceline, getaroom.com, TripOnline SA and Cancelon so you can book your The Pfister Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Pfister Hotel Milwaukee