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The Pfister Hotel
4 stars

The Pfister Hotel

424 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202, United States
+1 414 273 8222
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$118
Cheapest

rate per night

9.2
Excellent

based on 627 reviews

The Pfister Hotel
Sat 4/20
Wed 4/24
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Standard room
Double room
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About The Pfister Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities

Nestled in downtown Milwaukee, The Pfister is an award-winning 4-star Victorian hotel that offers luxurious accommodation for visitors. The rooms reflect an elegant mix of contemporary luxury and old world charm. All the rooms feature flat-screen TVs, iPod-compatible radios, free Wi-Fi and laptop-sized safes. Upgraded suites offer added luxurious touches, including sitting areas, wet bars, and separate bathrooms. They may also offer pullout sofas and panoramic views of the lake.

In addition to in-room service, dining options at The Pfister include a classic dining room that serves weekend brunch or The Mason Street Grill, an upscale steakhouse that serves sandwiches, wood-grilled steaks, and savory American cuisine. Guests can enjoy a drink or cocktails at Blu, a martini bar tucked on the 23rd floor and set against a scenic city view.

The Pfister has a luxurious spa and salon that offers over a dozen treatment options, including a hydrotherapy bath and Turkish bath. The hotel also boasts one of the largest collections of Victorian art in the world. Other amenities include a fitness center where guests can work out as well as an indoor pool.

Launched at the end of the nineteenth century, The Pfister is located close to several major attractions. It's conveniently situated within a 10-minute walk from the popular Milwaukee Art Museum. It’s also close to Milwaukee’s Theater district. Guests can enjoy some ice hockey at the BMO Harris Bradley Center or catch a baseball game at the nearby Miller Park. Other attractions include Bradford Beach, Veterans Park and Discovery World Museum.

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Latest deals for The Pfister Hotel

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Wed 4/24
Premier room
Premier room
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$184
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Premier room
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$225
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Premier room
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$232
per night
Deluxe room
Deluxe room
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$159
per night
Deluxe room
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$160
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Deluxe room
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$183
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Standard room
Standard room
No inclusions
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$118
per night
Standard room
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$124
per night
Standard room
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$145
per night
King room
King room
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$152
per night
King room
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1 king bed
$157
per night
King room
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1 king bed
$158
per night
Double room
Double room
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2 double beds
$147
per night
Double room
No inclusions
1 king bed
$156
per night
Double room
No inclusions
bed type unknown
$170
per night

*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night, not including taxes and fees

Amenities at The Pfister Hotel

  • Indoor pool
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Coffee machine
  • Valet parking
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Elevator
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • Adapted bath
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator

Basics

  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Additional toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk

Pool and spa

  • Spa and wellness center
  • Rooftop pool
  • Massage
  • Heated pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Pool with a view
  • Steam room

General

  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Lake view
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • Storage available

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
  • TV

Bedroom

  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed
  • Wardrobe or closet

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee machine

Parking and transportation

  • EV charging station
  • Parking
  • Valet parking
  • Private parking

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Bicycle rental
  • Evening entertainment
  • Beauty salon

Workspace

  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Laundry

  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Health and safety

  • Safe

Fitness

  • Fitness center

Reviews of The Pfister Hotel

All reviews are collected from real users with a verified booking made with KAYAK or one of our trusted external partners.

9.2
WonderfulBased on 627 verified guest reviews
8.9Solo
9.4Friends
9.2Couples
9.1Families

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10.0 Wonderful
Very much enjoyed the Pfister. Would stay here again!
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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Amazing breakfast. Wonder king bed. The lobby rivals all others. They did a great job working with the tremendous constraints of Covid. All guests and staffed were masked in common areas. Tissue and hand sanitizers were everywhere. Pool participants were limited along with elevator riders.
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8.8 Very good
Pros:Beautiful hotel, the paintings were incredible, great staff. The food at our conference (held at the hotel) was the best I've ever had at a conference.
Cons:The elevators were very slow on the "old" side of the hotel
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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Room and view was amazing! The lobby was beautiful and historic.
Cons:NA
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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:The service was amazing, cannot stress enough how cool and polite and unpretentious the staff was.......I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a hotel in Milwaukee.
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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Ask me what I didn't like I loved everything
Cons:None
A
7.4 Good
Pros:I do like the atmosphere and location of this hotel.
Cons:They forgot to freshen up our room. We came back after being out for the day to find the bed not made and no fresh Towels.
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4.2 Mediocre
Pros:The Club option is nice...quite a refuge from a horrible room.
Cons:Couldn't check in until 5:00 despite the 3:00PM check in time. Tub and sink had hair in them. Bedding was ripped.
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9.1 Wonderful
Pros:Beautiful hotel with tons of character and charm. Good service, friendly staff, comfortable accommodations. Hotel lobby bar and Blu were excellent. Complimentary breakfast in the Cafe offered good food and full choice of anything on menu. Onsite amenities such as spa, shops and additional restaurants offer an extra touch.
Cons:For the price of the rooms, wifi was not free. Given the necessity in today's day and age, not to mention that it is complimentary in many more basic hotels, this was a big let down. Especially when service in the tower is spotty for mobile without Wifi. It felt like a nickeled and dimes amenity. Clientele felt a bit uppity.
J
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:We booked a last-minute room at the Pfister and loved our stay from start to finish. The room was beautiful and clean with a great view, service was stellar, and the location could hardly be improved. It doesn't hurt that the hotel is where we stayed after getting engaged! Great experience and we will definitely stay again next time we're in Milwaukee.
Cons:Pretty much perfect.

Location

424 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202

What's nearby

  • Pabst Theater0.3 mi
  • Milwaukee City Hall0.3 mi
  • Marcus Center for the Performing Arts0.4 mi
  • Milwaukee Art Museum0.5 mi
  • Baird Center0.5 mi
  • Discovery World0.5 mi
  • Bradley Center0.7 mi
  • Harley-Davidson Museum0.7 mi
  • Milwaukee Public Museum0.8 mi
  • Milwaukee Public Library0.8 mi
  • Milwaukee Central Library0.8 mi
  • Veterans Park0.9 mi

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about The Pfister Hotel

Low season

December

High season

September

Average price (weeknight)

$225

Average price (weekend night)

$299
Cheapest month to stay with an average 36% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 92% rise in price.
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When to book a room at The Pfister Hotel

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Top tips for your stay at The Pfister Hotel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at The Pfister Hotel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in December and February.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at The Pfister Hotel, plan to stay on a Sunday or Wednesday. The most expensive day is usually Friday.
  • The cheapest price a room at The Pfister Hotel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $155, while the most expensive was $532.
  • How long should you stay at The Pfister Hotel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at The Pfister Hotel

  • What dining options are available at The Pfister Hotel?

    The Pfister Hotel offers a classic dining room serving weekend brunch, an upscale steakhouse called The Mason Street Grill, and a martini bar called Blu on the 23rd floor with a scenic city view.

  • What are the amenities offered at The Pfister Hotel's spa and salon?

    The Pfister Hotel's spa and salon offers over a dozen treatment options, including a hydrotherapy bath and Turkish bath, providing a luxurious experience for guests.

  • What can guests expect from the fitness center at The Pfister Hotel?

    The Pfister Hotel provides a fitness center for guests to work out, ensuring they can maintain their fitness routine during their stay.

  • Are there any nearby attractions close to The Pfister Hotel?

    The Pfister Hotel is conveniently located within a 10-minute walk from the popular Milwaukee Art Museum and close to Milwaukee’s Theater district, offering guests easy access to major attractions.

  • What are guests saying about the cleanliness at The Pfister Hotel?

    Guests have consistently praised The Pfister Hotel for being very clean and beautiful, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

  • Does The Pfister Hotel offer any special amenities for guests traveling with pets?

    One of the city’s most pet friendly hotels, The Pfister Hotel is pleased to welcome four-legged guests along with you. It is possible to book add-on extras such as a doggy gift basket, which contains the likes of treats, toys, soft pillows and guides to local walks or dog parks.

  • Are special honeymoon packages available at The Pfister Hotel?

    Priding itself on being a romantic destination in its own right, the hotel is pleased to offer honeymooning couples special services. As well as being able to opt for a romantic suite, you can book extra touches such as a turndown services, breakfast in bed, champagne on arrival and late checkout upon request. Other options include treats like chocolate truffles and luxurious massages.

  • Are there any VIP areas at The Pfister Hotel?

    If you opt to book a Pfister Club room (guestrooms available on the upper floors), you can benefit from VIP access to the hotel’s exclusive 23rd floor lounge. The Pfister Lounge features a fireplace, library, comfortable armchair seating and workstations, as well as complimentary daily breakfast, non-alcoholic drinks and canapés in the evening.

  • Does The Pfister Hotel host any regular events?

    There are plenty of regular events to keep you entertained during your stay at this hotel, with many of them focused towards music. On several days of the week you can enjoy live music performances in the hotel’s bar or restaurant, with a menu featuring mainly jazz and classical, and there are occasional one-off events scheduled too. Sundays see a special brunch held in the historic dining room, and there are also regular cocktail happy hours plus celebrity bartenders or bartender battles at Blu.

  • What are the breakfast options at The Pfister Hotel?

    The Café at The Pfister is open for breakfast from 6:00 am daily, offering guests several options within one location. Choose from an a la carte menu that features hot egg dishes, pancakes, granola and cereals, continental platters and fresh fruit, or select a hearty brunch option if you’ve started the day a little later. For guests looking to get out and about, the patisserie and barista counters offer coffee and pastries to grab and go.

  • What is the best way to get to The Pfister Hotel from the airport?

    The journey from Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport to The Pfister Hotel should take just over 15m in good traffic if you opt to take a rental car or taxicab from the airport. The cab journey should cost around $30, while rideshare services like Uber and Lyft might provide a slightly cheaper option. It is also possible to take bus route 80 or the GreenLine from the airport to downtown Milwaukee, from where it will be just a short cab ride or walk to the hotel.

  • What features does The Pfister Hotel offer for guests with reduced mobility?

    The hotel is extremely accessible, with special routes and entrances to all public areas available for guests with reduced mobility. Service support animals are welcome, and accessible parking, elevators and registration desks are all available. Certain guestrooms feature 32-inch entries and additional features such as mobility aids.(Prices checked 13/05/19).

  • Where is The Pfister Hotel located?

    The Pfister Hotel is located at 424 East Wisconsin Avenue in East Town, 0 miles from the center of Milwaukee. Pabst Theater is the closest landmark to The Pfister Hotel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Pfister Hotel?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at The Pfister Hotel.

  • How far is The Pfister Hotel from the airport?

    The Pfister Hotel is 6.4 miles from Milwaukee-Mitchell. The Pfister Hotel is 72.3 miles from Madison Truax Field.

  • Does The Pfister Hotel have a pool?

    Yes, The Pfister Hotel has a pool onsite.

  • How does KAYAK find such great The Pfister Hotel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Pfister Hotel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Pfister Hotel.

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