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Get an overview of this hotelMilwaukee Romanesque-revival overlooks Lake Michigan

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Indoor pool
24-hour business center
Smoke-free property

Victorian splendor

Opened in 1893, this grand dame of Milwaukee is set in the financial district, 3 blocks from the Lake Michigan waterfront, and within 8 blocks of cultural, entertainment, and convention venues.

Spa, salon, and pool

The Pfister Hotel's WELL Spa includes 11 private treatment suites, a hair salon, and a 24-hour fitness center. On the 23rd floor, surrounded by glass windows, an indoor pool offers panoramic city and lake views.

2-poster beds, Wi-Fi

Guestrooms are decorated with period-style furnishings and rich fabrics. All provide two-poster beds with Egyptian-cotton linens and pillowtop mattresses, turndown service, bathrooms with marble vanities, as well as complimentary wireless Internet.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Three blocks from Lake Michigan, The Pfister is within eight blocks of Milwaukee's convention, cultural, financial, and sporting venues. Dating from 1893, this grand dame hotel is cocooned in Victorian splendor, with an ornate lobby and a large selection of period art.

WELL Spa, with 11 private suites and a boutique, offers treatments such as Remineralizing Hydrotherapy Bath, deep tissue, Swedish, and hot stone massage, as well as the Hammam Experience Shower. A range of body and facial treatments, salon services, waxing, and makeup application are also available (surcharges for all). Within the spa is a fitness center, which is complimentary for hotel guests. Glass windows and panoramic views surround the 23rd-floor indoor lap pool.

Also on the 23rd floor, Blu specializes in martinis and wine flights. Mason Street Grill showcases wood-grilled steaks and chops and a Continental-style café overlooks the passing parade on Jefferson Street. A full breakfast is served daily, from 6 AM to 11 AM. Hotel shops include a menswear store, women's boutique, and florist. A 24-hour business center and conference center are available, and complimentary newspapers are available in the lobby.

This hotel is pet-friendly (surcharges apply). Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property; fines apply for violations.

  • Express check-in 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 3 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 22 
  • Year Built 1893 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Nightclub 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 2323 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 25000 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Conference center 
  • Shopping on site 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 307 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 13 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Slippers 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • iPod docking station 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Plasma TV 
  • Cable TV service 

Where to Eat

Mason Street Grill - Classic American-style grill with bar, and views of the city. Wood-grilled steaks and chops, creative sandwiches, and house-made desserts. Open for lunch and dinner.

Café Pfister - Varied menu including traditional breakfast items, housemade soups and seasonal salads, as well as housemade pastries and desserts, with views of the city. Low-carb and heart-healthy options. Coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner, including a children's menu, are available.

The Rouge - Lavish Sunday Champagne brunch. Over 40 items including carving stations, made-to-order pasta, omelettes, fresh fruits, cheeses, and decadent desserts, as well as Mimosas and signature Bloody Marys. Reservations recommended.

Lobby Lounge - A carved fireplace and comfortable sofas. Live piano music evenings and during the weekday lunch hour. Open for beverages and light appetizers until 1 AM.

Blu - On the hotel's 23rd floor, with panoramic views of downtown Milwaukee and Lake Michigan. Enjoy classic cocktails, Martinis and an extensive wine selection.

Room service - Available 24 hours.

Nearby Things to Do

In WELL Spa, the complimentary fitness center provides treadmills, stair machines, elliptical trainers, weight-training machines, and free weights. Glass windows and panoramic views surround an indoor lap pool on the 23rd floor.

The hotel is three blocks from Lake Michigan's well-maintained lakefront path where bicycles and inline skates can be rented. Seasonal water sports at the lake includes sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking.

Open to the public, the Milwaukee County Golf Courses are a network of 15 courses arranged in skill-level categories. Many have driving ranges and practice areas. The hotel concierge can assist with planning tee times.

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

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

Spa Services

The WELL Spa is a new urban oasis for nourishing mind, body and soul. From the blending of aromatics to the selection of music, guests indulge in an experience of pure luxury. The WELL Spa, located on the first floor of the Pfister Hotel, provides health and wellness services, featuring couples treatment rooms, a spa tub and a Turkish bath/Hammam.

  • Number of treatment rooms 11 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • 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 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 20 per stay.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Dogs and cats only
  • 1 per room (up to 75.00 lb)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 33 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 50 per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 20 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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

We should mention

Pool access available from 5 AM to 10 PM.Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel 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.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

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