The Pfister Hotel

The Pfister Hotel

9.19 reviews
Ranked #1 in Milwaukee hotels
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424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
Set in the heart of Milwaukee, this hotel is close to Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and Milwaukee Art Museum, as well as Discovery World. Other attractions include Bradley Center.


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Dining options at The Pfister Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool and a fitness facility. The property's full service health spa has massage/treatment rooms and beauty services. This 4.0 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, audio visual equipment, and business services. Wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). This Milwaukee property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Wedding services, concierge services, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café, valet parking, and multilingual staff.

There are 307 guestrooms at The Pfister Hotel. Guestrooms have city or lake views. Beds come with premium bedding. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer multi line phones, voice mail, and complimentary newspapers. Televisions have cable channels, video game consoles, and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, coffee/tea makers, blackout drapes/curtains, and electronic check out. Guests may request a turndown service, refrigerators, and microwaves. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.



Swimming Pool
Spa Services
Fitness Center
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms

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Local from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Pfister is a gorgeous hotel with a Milwaukee history. The bunches are wonderful. The hotel also has a great spa.

Recommended for:Business TravelersFoodiesWellnessAdventure Travelers

This is an old beautiful and historic hotel. A landmark in the heart of Milwaukee's downtown.

Recommended for:Luxury TravelersArt & Design Lovers
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Beautiful hotel and very friendly staff made this a great stay. I highly recommend this hotel based on the location and history alone. Had a very enjoyable stay!

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Local from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

For decades The Pfister Hotel has been where “important” people stay, from rock stars to Margaret Thatcher, professional athletes and the current president. A lot of posh amenities are under one building, including the 23rd-floor Blu with live music and martinis; Mason Street Grill for steaks; boutique shops in the lobby; afternoon tea in Café at the Pfister; massages and manicures at Well Spa; and the world’s largest collection of late-Victorian art (dovetailing this tradition is an Artist in Residence program). Rooms – with custom-made mattresses, WiFi, iPod docking stations and 24-hour room service – are divided between the new tower (quieter and with Lake Michigan views) and the old tower, which has retained Victorian-era dusty-pink design details, including in the crown molding. A 23rd-floor pool is the best-kept secret in town: on a clear day you can see the Chicago skyline. Next to the spa is a good-sized fitness center with plenty of stationary machines.

Chicago, Illinois, USA

a charming, old hotel. very pretty, great staff and just beautiful.

make sure to ask for a refrigerator!!

Pleasant Hill, California, USA

I have never actually stayed at the Pfister Hotel, but have been to a few receptions and meetings over the years. The Pfister remains a very classy and comfortable hotel with great service and flair.

I strolled in previously off a still "rough around the edges" Wisconsin Avenue. The lobby was awash in Christmas decorations and the tree was in the final stages of preparation for the upcoming tree lighting ceremony. This very comfortable oasis felt very homey and inviting. I could see taking Gayle here as part of a weekend that might include the Milwaukee Art Museum, a sporting event, a Friday Night Fish Fry and other fine dining, visiting friends and relatives, and even a walk on the beach.

St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
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Internet Access
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
  • iPod docking station
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
Dining & Drinks
  • Nightclub
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Shopping on site
  • Video-game console
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Turkish bath/Hammam
  • In-room massage available
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Maximum number of pets per room 1
  • Pets allowed
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Meeting rooms 22
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • 24-hour business center
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Conference center
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator (on request)
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Television in common areas
  • Cable TV service
  • Premium TV channels
  • Pay movies
  • HDTV
  • Plasma TV
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Slippers
  • Bathrobes
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 307
  • Number of floors - 13
  • Year Built 1893
  • Express check-out
  • Express check-in
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