The Pfister Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Milwaukee's most famous and historic hotel 
  • This opulent Gilded Age property dates back to the late 1800s
  • Has maintained a AAA 4-Diamond rating for four decades 
  • The 23rd-floor indoor pool has great Lake Michigan views 

"Milwaukee's grandest old hotel" -- Fodor's

Map & Directions

The Pfister is a 15 minutes drive from Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport; public transit on the city's GreenLine Bus between Bayshore and the Airport takes 35 minutes. Self-parking is available for $29 per night, and Valet is available for $33 nightly. Both have in/out privileges. 

Rooms & Rates

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The destination for old-world Milwaukee elegance and luxury since its opening day in 1893, The Pfister has hosted presidents, dignitaries and celebrities over the decades and has maintained its AAA 4-Diamond designation since the ratings were first published in 1977. Rooms feature polished wood furnishings and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets, Tower rooms feature lake and city views and Club-level rooms also include access to the 23rd-floor private lounge. 

Dining options include The Cafe at the Pfister for sandwiches, salads and Starbucks coffee (along with free Wi-Fi) and the Mason Street Grill serving steakhouse fare. Afternoon tea is served most afternoons, and for drinks, head to the 23rd floor to the penthouse for cocktails at Blu -- it regularly wins "best view in town" honors. The hotel also features the top-ranked Well Spa, named one of the best destination spas in Wisconsin by Milwaukee Magazine. 

The downtown location puts guests within walking distance of the Pabst Theater, the Bradley Center, the bars and restaurants of Old World Third and Water Streets as well as the famous Milwaukee Art Museum along the lakefront. 

From the press: 
  • "Historic Grand Dame [with] Gilded Age glamour" -- Travel + Leisure
  • "Puts you in a Victorian frame of mind from the moment you step in" -- Fodor's
  • "Pampering guests since 1893, this restored lodging has an opulent Victorian feel" -- Midwest Living



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Internet access (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs are available on request (and based on availability): $20.00 (subject to tax) per stay.Extra beds are available in King Rooms only for one child on request (and based on availability): $20 (subject to tax) per night or one adult on request (and based on availability): $30 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be applied by hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request (dogs and cats only), 1 per room up to 75lbs and will be charged a non-refundable pet cleaning fee of $100.00 (subject to tax). Charges will be applied by hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: A Valet Parking Fee (with in/out privileges) of $33.00 (subject to tax), or a Self-Parking Fee (with in/out privileges) of $29.00 (subject to tax)  per night applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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