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The Pfister Hotel

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3 bars/lounges, lobby lounge
Indoor pool
Exterior detail
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe
2 restaurants, breakfast served

Overview of The Pfister Hotel

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The Pfister Hotel

4.5 star property
9.4 out of 10 Exceptional
9.4/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Pet friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI, 53202

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Michigan14 min walk
  • Popular LocationFiserv Forum16 min walk
  • Popular LocationHarley-Davidson Museum3 min drive
  • AirportMilwaukee, WI (MKE-General Mitchell Intl.)13 min drive

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About this area


The Pfister Hotel is located in Downtown Milwaukee, a neighborhood in Milwaukee, and is in the entertainment district and near a metro station. Harley-Davidson Museum and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Betty Brinn Children's Museum and Discovery World. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at American Family Field or Frontier Airlines Center. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and water skiing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and rock climbing.

What's nearby

  • Riverside Theater - 5 min walk
  • Pabst Theater - 7 min walk
  • Lake Michigan - 14 min walk
  • Fiserv Forum - 16 min walk
  • Harley-Davidson Museum - 3 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Mason Street Grill - 2 min walk
  • Davians - 1 min walk
  • The Sofie - 3 min walk
  • SportClub - 3 min walk
  • Shah Jee's Restaurant - 3 min walk

About this property

The Pfister Hotel

4.5-star historic hotel located in Downtown Milwaukee
Near Harley-Davidson Museum, The Pfister Hotel provides a poolside bar, shopping on site, and a coffee shop/cafe. Treat yourself to a detox wrap, a hot stone massage, or reflexology at WELL Spa, the onsite spa. Enjoy brunch and more at the two onsite restaurants. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a hair salon and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An indoor pool
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), self parking (surcharge), and an electric car charging station
  • Express check-out, express check-in, and meeting rooms
  • A gift shop, a TV in the lobby, and concierge services
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the dining options
Room features
All 307 rooms offer comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as perks like laptop-compatible safes and air conditioning. Guest reviews speak positively of the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, Egyptian cotton sheets, and pillowtop mattresses
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and shower/tub combinations
  • 42-inch HDTVs with premium channels
  • LED light bulbs, on-request microwaves, and coffee/tea makers

Awards and affiliations

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


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

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

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer 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 onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

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

Food and drink

  • Daily full breakfast available 6:00 AM–11:00 AM for a fee: USD 7–25 per person
  • 2 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • A poolside bar

Restaurants on site

  • Blu
  • Cafe Pfister
  • Lobby Lounge
  • Mason Street Grill

Things to do

  • 24-hour gym
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Shopping
  • TV in common areas

Family friendly

  • Indoor pool
  • Microwave on request


  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • One-time housekeeping
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference center (25,000 square feet of space)
  • Meeting rooms

Full-service spa

  • 11 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Hot stone massages
  • Hydrotherapy
  • In-room massages
  • Manicures/pedicures
  • Prenatal massages
  • Reflexology
  • Spa open daily
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Swedish massages
  • Thalassotherapy
  • Turkish bath


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


  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Slippers
  • Towels


  • 42-inch plasma TV with premium cable channels
  • iPod dock
  • Pay movies

Food and drink

  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave on request


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Biodegradable toiletries
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free daily newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • LED lighting
  • Mobile key entry
  • Phone

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


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs and cats only
1 per room (up to 75 lbs per pet)

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

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: approximately USD 7–25 per person
  • 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
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • 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 credit cards 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
Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the health club or fitness facility without adult supervision
Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 18 years old are only allowed with adult supervision

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Pfister Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool. Pool access is from 6:00 AM–10 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at The Pfister Hotel?

As of Jun 8, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Pfister Hotel on Jun 19, 2023 start from $218.74, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Pfister Hotel pet-friendly?

Yes, this hotel allows cats and dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 75 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at The Pfister Hotel?

Self parking is available for USD 29 per night. Extended parking is available for USD 29 per night.

What time is check-in at The Pfister Hotel?

Check-in is from 3 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at The Pfister Hotel?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is The Pfister Hotel located?

Located in Downtown Milwaukee, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and Lake Michigan. Fiserv Forum and Harley-Davidson Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km). Milwaukee Intermodal Station is 16 minutes by foot.




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10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Wonderful hotel, great rooms!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2023

2/10 Terrible

Jamie, La Crosse

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful property and top notch staff.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

Cassandra, Atlanta

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It's my home away from home!! So many of the staff have been there for many years and are truly like family. I enjoy the Victorian Tea and Mr Juan Rodriquez expertise.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
If you're looking for a seriously awesome place to stay in Milwaukee, the Pfister Hotel is where it's at! I've been a regular visitor for ages, and let me tell you, it never disappoints. The moment you step inside, you're greeted with this amazing mix of old-school charm and modern comfort that just feels right. The rooms are pure luxury, with super cozy beds, fancy linens, and some killer views of the city. But the real star of the show is the staff. These guys and gals are on another level—they'll make you feel like a VIP from the moment you walk in. And when it comes to food, the Pfister Hotel knows how to please. From fancy fine dining to chill spots for a drink, they've got it all covered. Oh, and did I mention they're big on art and culture too? They've got this cool program where a writer-in-residence captures the hotel's vibe, and their art collection is seriously impressive. Trust me, whether you're a newbie or a seasoned regular like me, the Pfister Hotel is the place to be for an unforgettable time in Milwaukee.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The art work
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

4/10 Poor


Business traveler
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Property is run down and staff competency is spotty.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing hotel Highly recommend 👌
Stayed 1 night in May 2023