Very Good 2249 Reviews
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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


  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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An elegant Victorian grande dame blocks from Lake Michigan with a spa and historic art collection

The Lowdown

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

The Pfister Hotel
424 E Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States


4.5 Very Good 2249 Reviews
Step back in time
Reviewed 1 day ago

My honey and I spent a night here when we went to the Brewer game. What a beautiful hotel. I didn't want to leave.
We had drinks at the Blu and I was in awe of the view. The hotel itself is magical. The staff are wonderful and so nice. They all seem sincere too. Just loved the place. I can't wait to go back. I hear Christmas time it's even more magical. Our room was great and pretty sure there was a friendly spirit in the closet. I wish we could have stayed more nights. We will be back.

Best sleep in years!!
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love this hotel! We had a 2 day business conference here and the hotel, meeting rooms, bars, nearby restaurants and rooms were absolutely wonderful. Charming and high class without the typical snooty staff. Staff was wonderful and friendly. I would stay here again anytime!!! And the bed was amazing!!

Old world charm. Modern conveniences.
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have stayed numerous times over the years and are never disappointed. The staff makes you feel like a special guest every time. This hotel sets the standard for excellence and quality. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure make the Pfister your number one choice.

SImply The BEST!!!
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the first time we had stayed at The Pfister but definitely won't be our last. Great option for Family/Couples/Business, this hotel has everything! Upgrading to Club level is definitely worth it - bfast options were great, the nightly offerings were good, and we had the BEST server I have ever encountered - Dragica was ah-mazing!!! She went out of her way to make our son feel special and pretty much took care of the entire room by herself and it was busy! Very professional and a huge asset for the hotel! The bar entrance to the Club seemed like a revolving door - not sure if you need a key card to get in through there or not. The pool is great! The gift shop could expand their selections and their customer service was lacking(waited in line for over 5 min while they two workers conversed). Location is great - lots of restaurants within walking distance, we even walked home from a concert at the Fikserv. Bellmen/Doormen were all very friendly and accomodating! We'll definitely be back!!

Fantastic hotel. Outstanding
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stayed two nights at The Pfister Hotel and loved it. What a wonderful, well decorated hotel. It is comfortable, clean and simply impressive.

Service is implacable. The rooms are spacious with great marble baths.

Everything is just done to perfection.

The location is outstanding too, and it’s walking distance to several good restaurants.