The Pfister Hotel
What We Love
- Old school chop house fare at the tony Mason Street Grill
- Live music and city views from the 23rd-floor martini bar Blu
- Great location blocks from Lake Michigan and convenient to Milwaukee’s main drags
What To Know
- Self-parking for $25 per night; valet parking for $30
- WiFi is $9.95 per day
- In-room dining is available 24 hours a day
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Built for over $1 million in 1893, the Pfister has pretty extravagant roots, still evident today in the vaulted lobby’s hand-painted ceilings, grand chandeliers and golf-leafed carvings. Upstairs, things lean more modern with earthy palettes, pillowy dark wood beds and overstuffed club chairs. Eats span a variety of vibes, with the Mason Street Grill’s clubby steakhouse atmosphere and the glamorous Rouge’s weekly champagne brunch. Indulge the rest of your body with a hammam steam shower at the Well Spa and make time to browse the hotel’s extensive collection of Victorian art.
In the Area
On Wisconsin’s great-lake coast, Milwaukee is generally known for two things: beer and motorcycles. Ride high on the hog with a visit to the Harley Davidson Museum. Take a tour of Brew City’s suds producers, from the historic Pabst Brewery to the German-style Sprecher Brewery to the funky Big Bay Brewing Company. Take a break from the beer at Distil, which uses local liquors and sodas in its craft cocktails. Send your taste buds to the old country at authentic-German-style Karl Ratzsch’s restaurant, check out the comfort food at Hinterland Gastropub and go cheese-head at the Cheese Bar, which pairs 175 Wisconsin cheeses with local beers. Walk it all off along the three-mile Milwaukee RiverWalk, which traverses most of downtown.
How to Get There
I took my daughter and niece to the hotel for my daughter’s birthday. She and her cousin attended the anime convention and then we stayed at the hotel. The Pfister is beautiful. The beds are very comfortable and the staff is great. Some birthday cake and a card was sent to our room and it was a very thoughtful gesture.
Stayed here for the weekend, originally booked for just the Saturday night but decided to extend our stay through until Monday.
Attentive friendly staff with nothing being too much trouble.
We had access to the club lounge which had a delicious breakfast and nibbles in the evening.
We would certainly stay here again.
Hospitality is all about people. Every team member at the Pfister made our recent stay memorable. The doorman, bellman, front desk and Well Spa personnel all were incredible in sharing the spirit of hospitality we expect at the Pfister. Well Done!
I visited the Pfister Hotel Thursday to Sunday during 2/19. I was in town by myself to see the mama Tried Show . This hotel recently celebrated 125 years in business and after my visit I now understand how this hotel continues to thrive. Obviously this building has undergone several renovations during its existence , but as a customer I will assure you that you will feel that you are in a highly maintained historical landmark. This hotel has been upgraded to have all modern day conveniences and has maintained its historical charm. I stayed in room 2016 in the tower. From the attached photos you will see a very nicely decorated room . I recommend paying for the club option as that grants you access to the Pfister club on the 23rd floor. This club offers breakfast , snacks, beverages throughout the day with a view from the 23rd floor overlooking the city . Room service is available 24 hours a day. I ate at the Pfister cafe and found that everything was cooked and presented well. The main bar in the lobby was warm and inviting . There are couches and chairs that you can relax in and waitress service . I will definitely stay at the Pfister Hotel whenever I am in Milwaukee!
We stayed at the Pfister for two nights and highly recommend it. It’s a gorgeous historic hotel with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We stayed in a room in the tower - it was modern, clean and comfortable. Saw amazing music in the Blu lounge on sat night, and enjoyed drinks in the lobby. Would stay there again.