North point light house located in Lake Park , Milwaukee is a historical , maritime With its white wings providing a striking contrast to the deep blues of Lake Michigan the Milwaukee Art Museum stands as both a cultural and an architectural icon for the city. One of the country’s premier art institutions, the Milwaukee Art Museum welcomes art lovers who come to view the museum’s collection; which includes over 30,000 pieces including works from Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and Georgia O’Keefe. https://casualtravelist.com/blog/what-to-do-in-milwaukee/ #StunningStructures Inside the dome. #LoveMyTown because our lakefront is so beautiful. #Milwaukee Always a source of inspiration when needed! This is the interior lobby of the Milwaukee Art Museum on Lake Michigan. #blue Vintage Miller Beer bus. taken summer 2011. Trail Great views Calatrava My chill spot @ the Lake. #LoveMyTown because of the beautiful parks! Milwaukee has so many beautiful parks in the city that are great for exploring or just sitting back to relax. Very nice restaurant in Milwaukee , amazing lake
Michigan view and great food ! #Delicious Stairway to Dreams! Harley Davidson museum , Milwaukee The architecture of the Milwaukee art institute is a work of art in itself. The grayish shades of blue and the vast Lake Michigan. Milwaukee Art Museum, espectacular architecture!!! Harley Davidson museum, Milwaukee #Milwaukee has so much #Fun & #Adventure to offer. Take a #Bikeride on the beautiful lake side. Part of my Milwaukee, WI - South Eastern Wisconsin photo album on FB. It's always nice to be above the crowds at #summerfest. #Fun #music Follow along on the river well done side walks or take unique boats like this one. Nothing like having your own Charter Boat on the Milwaukee River in Downtown Milwaukee. North Ave Bridge The building itself is a work of art. The two Located in trendy Third Ward, this place is like a mini Pikes Place Market. Grab a freshly squeezed juice and check out the artisan cheese booths, fresh produce and restaurants! Cauliflower soup, lake park bistro. Sunset on the lake When you have a chance take a boat ride on the #Lakeside of #MILWAUKEE #Fun #Travel #Waterlust A beautiful place for a beach walk, even when it's a little cold. #LoveMyTown because living right on the lake is beautiful! Milwaukee sunrises are a sight to see! Keyboard crossing A punch of #blue illuminates the Milwaukee Art Museum at dusk. Taken on an awesome, unnaturally warm November evening this past Fall. Beautiful Storm coming... Night Light! Driving down, getting lost and saw this. Ray of Sunshine Nice What a fun coffee shop! There are Colectivo Cafe's all over Milwaukee (and Madison as well I believe). The decor has an urban/converted warehouse feel and is really relaxing. The coffee is decent but the pastries were INCREDIBLE. Gluten free options as well! Harley Davidson museum in Milwaukee Looking for a good burger while in downtown #Milwaukee area? Check this place out. #Fun #Food Home of Jazz in the Park as well as Christmas Tree displays from Community Schools. Morning Bike Ride Beautiful spot for a party! Love Milwaukee at night! Look up. The ceiling in the lobby of the art institute overlooking lake Michigan. Cool pass through in Milwaukee Downtown, Milwaukee Riverside Park Great brewery with some outstanding beers!! Go on a Friday night for a fish fry complete with polka music! #lakefront #goodbeer Great Food... Awesome Beer Sitting at the Outside Bar on the river that runs through downtown Milwaukee. www.FunToBeFree.com #Food Interior of the Milwaukee art museum #architecture photo contest #Baseball Hot Dogs Apple Pie & Great Times with Friends. Good old USA #Brewer baseball :) #Food #Fun Stillness snapped of moving freezing water steam tower Hoan bridge winter. Beautiful Sunset in Milwaukee Wisconsin by Lake Michigan near the festival grounds. During the summer festivals, this is a great spot to relax, listen to the music, and watch the sunset if you don't want to pay to get in. I will be enjoying a few of these this weekend while celebrating my countries #independence #USA #Beer #Milwaukee #fun #LoveMyTown because there is so much history here. The historical society resides in an old bank and the vaults are still there. Snowfall This German eatery has amazing food and features one of the largest giant pretzels I have ever seen. Served with mustard and beer-cheese, it is a great appetizer. One of the oldest places to eat and drink in Milwaukee; Mader's started operations in 1902. Many famous people have dined here. The Milwaukee Public Market has tons of local shops and specialities. Of course there is a huge cheese shop, a bar with tons of local brews, a wine bar, fresh bakeries, local produce, and much more. Probably my favorite neighborhood in all of Milwaukee, this co-op offers tons of great produce, delicious eats, and good coffee! Awesome boat tour in Milwaukee, WI. Apparently, there’s a huge German community in this city. That’s why most of them are tall & blond-haired. I feel like a midget. lol #milwaukee #wisconsin #midwest #usa #oldworld #thirdstreet #german #germancommunity #travelbug #wayfarer #gadabout #nomad #wanderlust #architecture I wish it was sunny! As you can see it was not! This site would have made some great pictures! menu cover. Crossing the Humboldt Bridge in the AM. Mitchell Park Conservatory, locally known as From a Trail Blue hues brick cement walls Awesome brew tour! Would definitely go back! Tokens used to get free beer! Boats! Nothing like a great #Concert on the 4th of July weekend :) #Music #Fun Beavers at wrk Take a walk on the pier to get this skyline Cheese Curds are a staple at a pub in Milwaukee. Get an order of fried Wisconsin cheese curds and deep them in Ranch. Almost every restaurant will have them. One of our favorite places to get them in Sobelman's. There is no shortage of breweries in Milwaukee. One of our favorites is right on the river and has a great patio for those summer days. Make sure to visit for happy hour 4pm-6pm! Lake Michigan in the Spring. Nice place to ride bicycles. Bridge to Lakefront Brewery From the River The Pabst Blue Ribbon old brewery turned into a fantastic hotel! Loved this hotel! Wakeboarding in Wisconsin Beautiful Storm Love the classic Streets of Old Milwaukee exhibit. Like traveling back in time. If you like butterflies the Milwaukee Public Museum is the best place to see them, dead or alive! 2016 Summerfest Sunset at the Art Museum On the lake. . WTFog! Lake Michigan in February #snow Great place to grab a gourmet, but relaxed bite to eat! Early Harley Davidson at their Milwaukee Museum- Great day out Santiago Calatrava's 2015 stainless steel & aluminum sculpture, S2, located in downtown Milwaukee reminds one of a scorpion's tail or the inside of a nautilus. THE BEST Oreo cupcake! The frosting tasted just like the center of an Oreo - and the recipe is top secret! #SweetSpot
Still trying to figure out what all these figures are about. Must be painfully sad how they feel. #figures #sculpture #artsmatter #riverwalk #milwaukee #wisconsin #travelbug #wanderlust #nomad Stairs to Backbay Park Vespa parking only apparently Pabst Brew Kettles Storm the Bastille race in Milwaukee - tripped on this annual event held in downtown Milwaukee during a recent business trip. Great festival and road race through town.
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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 wireless & broadband Internet (surcharge).

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 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • WiFi (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 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Parking

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 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • iPod docking station 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Plasma TV 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • 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 

Accessibility

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

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

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

  • 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.
Parking height restrictions apply

Fees

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)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 9.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 9.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • 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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