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4.7 out of 5

"Classic and classy. Perfectly located in downtown Milwaukee. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 21 Sep 2020

Hotel Description

4.5-star luxury hotel near Wisconsin Center

City center stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this East Town hotel, you'll find Riverside Theater and Pabst Theater. Wisconsin Center and Milwaukee Public Market are also within half a mile (1 km).

Luxury amenities

A full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and an indoor pool are all featured at this luxury hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Relax with a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges and enjoy the 24-hour fitness center.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, the 307 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and plasma TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include iPod docks, 24-hour room service, and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

Pfister Signature King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Pfister King Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Pfister King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Pfister Signature Doubles

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Pfister King Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Pfister Double Suite

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

The Pfister Hotel ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Pfister Hotel

Everyone (18) Couples (2) Family (5)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 19, 2020

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5 out of 5
Classic and classy. Perfectly located in downtown Milwaukee.

Posted by , from Chicago on Sep 21, 2020

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4 out of 5
When you enter the lobby at the hotel its absolutely gorgeous. The staff when I checked in was super friendly and our room was very clean.

Posted by on Feb 19, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 20, 2020 by Pfister Guest Relations

Thank you for taking the time to leave your input with us! We hope you enjoyed your time at our hotel! If there's anything we can do to better accommodate you next time, please let us know!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 12, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 17, 2020 by Pfister Guest Relations

Thank you for choosing to stay at The Pfister Hotel. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback with us. We hope you can join us again for another reservation in the near future!

5 out of 5
Kind staff beautiful decorations good service festive atmosphere room clean and stocked

Posted by on Dec 15, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 7, 2020 by Pfister Guest Relations

Thank for taking the time to share your review with us. We appreciate your kind words. It sounds like you had a great stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you back for future reservations!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 1, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 6, 2020 by Pfister Guest Relations

Thank for sharing your input with us. It looks like you enjoyed your visit here. We hope you can join us again for future reservations!

4 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 17, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 6, 2020 by Pfister Guest Relations

Thank you for your review! It looks like your stay was pleasant and comfortable! We appreciate you choosing The Pfister! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 8, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 6, 2020 by Pfister Guest Relations

Thank you for your review! We appreciate you choosing our hotel! We hope to welcome you back for future reservations!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019

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5 out of 5
We loved the beautiful hotel and all the amenities it offered, along with its central location. We were attending a concert at the Riverside and were able to walk there from the hotel, which was perfect!

Posted by on Sep 15, 2019

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)

Property Features

The Pfister Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Event space at this hotel measures 25000 square feet (2323 square meters) and includes a conference center. Spa services, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury The Pfister Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. This 4.5-star Milwaukee hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 307 guestrooms or units
  • 13 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • 25000 sq ft of conference space
  • 2323 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1893
  • Coffee shop
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge) , Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: General Mitchell Intl. Airport (MKE) (12.1 km / 7.5 mi)
  • Train station: Milwaukee Intermodal Station (1.5 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking and extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Pfister Hotel offers 307 accommodations 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 movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, slippers, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Microwaves, in-room massages, and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 6 AM to 11 AM.

Mason Street Grill - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Cafe Pfister - This café serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Blu - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Lobby Lounge - Onsite lobby lounge. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

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

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

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

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.

  • Number of treatment rooms 11
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Thalassotherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16
  • Reflexology
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 75.00 lbs)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

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 credit 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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities. Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.The property affirms that it adheres to the Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines and the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged 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

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Pfister
  • Pfister
  • Pfister Hotel
  • Pfister Hotel Milwaukee
  • Pfister Milwaukee
  • The Pfister Hotel Hotel
  • The Pfister Hotel Milwaukee
  • The Pfister Hotel Hotel Milwaukee

You should know

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.