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The Pfister Hotel

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Indoor pool
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Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe

Overview of The Pfister Hotel

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The Pfister Hotel

4.5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI, 53202

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRiverside Theater5 min walk
  • Popular LocationMilwaukee Art Museum10 min walk
  • Popular LocationFiserv Forum16 min walk
  • AirportMilwaukee, WI (MKE-General Mitchell Intl.)13 min drive

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About this area

Milwaukee

The Pfister Hotel is located in East Town, a neighbourhood in Milwaukee, and is in the city centre and near a metro station. Riverside Theater and St. John's Cathedral are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Milwaukee Boat Line and McKinley Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at U.S. Cellular Arena or Fiserv Forum. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and waterskiing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with rock climbing and hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Riverside Theater - 5 min walk
  • Pabst Theater - 7 min walk
  • Milwaukee Art Museum - 10 min walk
  • Discovery World - 12 min walk
  • Fiserv Forum - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Milwaukee Intermodal Station - 16 min walk
  • Milwaukee, WI (MKE-General Mitchell Intl.) - 13 min drive

Restaurants

  • Mason Street Grill — 1 min walk
  • Cafe Pfister — 1 min walk
  • Karl Ratzsch's - 3 min walk
  • My Office - 3 min walk
  • Ward's House of Prime - 3 min walk

About this property

The Pfister Hotel

Luxury Milwaukee hotel in East Town with 2 restaurants
This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, a full-service spa and an indoor pool. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include 3 bars/lounges, a 24-hour fitness centre and a poolside bar. All 307 rooms offer comforts such as pillowtop beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, plus in-room free WiFi and plasma TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include iPod docking stations, 24-hour room service and coffee makers. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
The Pfister Hotel offers 307 forms of accommodation with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 42-inch Plasma televisions come with premium cable channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, slippers, designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries.

This Milwaukee hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Microwaves, in-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

WELL Spa has 11 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a spa tub, a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Historic Hotels of America.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (third-party expert - Global) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (USD 29 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Extended parking on site (USD 29 per night)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 6 AM–11 AM: USD 7-25 per person
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 3 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Shopping

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Conference centre (25000 square feet of space)
  • Meeting rooms

Spa

  • 11 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Spa open daily
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Thalassotherapy
  • Turkish bath/hammam

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchairs available on site

More

  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 42-inch plasma TV
  • TV channels
  • iPod dock
  • Films for purchase
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave (on request)

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • LED light bulbs
  • Mobile key entry
  • Phone
  • Slippers

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay
Dogs and cats welcome
1 per room (up to 75.00 lbs/34 kg)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are available for USD 20.0 per stay

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 7 and USD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: USD 29 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Extended parking fee: USD 29 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 20.0 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10 PM
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Parking height restrictions apply
Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is also known as

Hotel Pfister
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Pfister Hotel Milwaukee
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Overall score and ratings

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 1153 out of 1418 reviews
5 - Excellent 81%
Rating 4 - Good. 179 out of 1418 reviews
4 - Good 13%
Rating 3 - Okay. 48 out of 1418 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 25 out of 1418 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 13 out of 1418 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

4.7/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I purposely chose to stay at the Pfister because of its alleged ghosts. I asked about it during check in, and the very nice man who checked us in, Daniel, said how some people claim the hotel is haunted but really all they were famous for was their spirit of hospitality. I thought that was clever, and when I explained to him how I make it a point to stay in haunted hotels, he offered if I'd like to switch from a Tower room to one on the Mezzanine. Not that he could guarantee any activity, but when things happen that is one of the places people commonly report experiences. I of course said sure and thought it was very nice of him to humor me. Then Brianna at the concierge desk was so nice to talk with me when I asked if she had any stories, which I collect for my website. She said she didn't and explained that even during the dark time of covid when the hotel was so quiet, there was nothing...except that spirit of hospitality. I loved them both being open to my questions and I really loved the hotel. I loved the History, Art & Imagery of the Pfister Hotel book in our room, which I spent an afternoon reading and learning more about the hotel. It's so beautiful, yet also so convenient for walking around downtown or getting anywhere else in the city. And the staff most definitely exhibits the spirit of hospitality at every turn. If we're ever back in Milwaukee, I hope we get to stay here again!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Pfister is a beautiful, historic hotel. The rooms are comfortable, the employees we interacted with were all incredibly friendly and helpful. The hotel has a lovely cafe, a great restaurant, a sophisticated lobby bar, and a rooftop lounge/bar with a fabulous view of the city and Lake Michigan. I would go back to Milwaukee just to stay here again.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Pfister has been a Milwaukee icon for years. Beautiful old world hotel - depending when you stay, it may be a little expensive, but worth it. Well positioned and a short walk to most places downtown. Pfister should be on your short list of places to stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is my go to property when ever I travel to Milwaukee.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021