$139 – Milwaukee's Iconic Pfister Hotel, 55% Off

The Pfister Hotel
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The Deal

TOP 20 - Sells out quickly! Book by Oct. 3

This historic hotel has played host to presidents and celebrities throughout its 125 year history -- now it's your turn. Members save up to 55% on stays with this exclusive sale. 

    What's included:

  • $139-$159 per night ... most Thursday-Sunday stays between Oct. 11 - March 31
  • Most midweek stays are also discounted to $199 per night
  • Stay in a Grand Tower Double room
  • Upgrade to a better room for a better value: Lake View King rooms and Pfister King Suites include Wi-Fi and free breakfast in the exclusive Pfister Club
  • Don't lose your email -- these special member-exclusive rates are only available via Travelzoo emails

  • What you need to know:

  • Price based on up to two guests sharing a room
  • Additional adults are +$15 per guest, per night; children 18 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding
  • These rates are refundable; cancel 4 days prior to arrival to avoid penalties 
  • No resort fee
  • Wi-Fi in the room costs $10 per night; upgrades receive free Wi-Fi
  • Self-parking is $29; valet parking is $33 per night
  • Pet-friendly; additional fees apply
  • For more details, see "Policies" and "Amenities" sections

One of the Best Hotels in the Midwest -- 2017 Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

Why We Love It

  • Milwaukee's most famous and historic hotel has maintained a AAA 4-Diamond rating for four decades 
  • Updated rooms in the Grand Tower feature marble bathrooms and feather-stuffed comforters
  • The penthouse-level cocktail bar on the 23rd floor has a great view of the city skyline 
  • Afternoon tea on weekends is overseen by the hotel's "tea butler" and includes tableside tea blending, fresh scones and live music 


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 1976. 

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; suites add separate living areas for some extra space.

Dining options include The Cafe at the Pfister for sandwiches, salads and Starbucks coffee (along with free Wi-Fi) and the Mason Street Grill serves steakhouse fare. Head to the 23rd-floor for penthouse cocktails at Blu -- it regularly wins "best view in town" honors -- and there's also afternoon tea served on the weekends. The hotel also features the WELL Spa + Salon, 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 and 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
  • Recommended as one of Midwest Living's "50 Romantic Midwest Getaways"



  • 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 18 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: $20 plus tax per stay.

Extra beds are available upon request and in King bedded rooms only: 30 USD plus tax, per night. 
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.
Extra person charge is 15 USD plus tax, per person, per night.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, 1 per room, up to 75 pounds, and will be charged a non-refundable pet cleaning fee of 100 USD plus tax, per stay. Charges will be added to your bill at the 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: The hotel offers Valet Parking (with in/out privileges) for 33 USD plus tax, or Self-Parking (with in/out privileges) for 29 USD plus tax, per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

55% off

$139 / night


When You Can Go

Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 11 - March 31

Enjoyed This
(65 Member Ratings)
"SUCH a beautiful hotel with wonderful staff."
Mar 27, 2018
Oregon, WI, USA

Getting There

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 and valet parking are available; both have in/out privileges. 

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(65 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee (WI) (part of Marcus Hotels & Resorts & Preferred Hotels/Historic Hotels of America) over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
SUCH a beautiful hotel with wonderful staff.
Other Comments
We loved being in an upper club level room, with access to the Pfister Club on the 23rd floor. The breakfasts and hors d'oevres were excellent.
Kathryn Mar 27, 2018 Oregon, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everyone that works there is friendly and helpful and wants you to enjoy your stay.
Other Comments
I love the history and ambiance of the hotel.
Stephanie Mar 26, 2018 New Glarus, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Classic old hotel in wonderful condition. Also served high tea and food in the restaurant was delicious.
Cynthia Feb 18, 2018 Verona, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
In the heart of the City but it was quiet and felt so opulent.
Other Comments
Breakfast and snacks in the evening were pretty good, considering that kind of thing is usually not the best. The rooms in the tower were very nice, although it was dry in there because of the extremely cold outside weather. That was really our only complaint.
Terri Jan 08, 2018 Neshkoro, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
beautiful historic hotel with lovely art and architecture to enjoy
Other Comments
Hotel rooms in the tower are fairly ordinary, though nice. Wouldn't know you were in a "historic hotel" but the lobby more than makes up for that. Club Lounge floor was nice, with evening appetizers and breakfast provided. Blu lounge on the same floor adds nice ambience, as you can hear the jazz musicians both in the lounge and in the pool. Great views.
lacinda Jan 08, 2018 Madisondison, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Art work, history ambiance.
Other Comments
Very nice experience.
Ken Jan 08, 2018 Madison, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Unique decor and club level amenities!
Tiffany Dec 31, 2017 Stevens Point, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Christmas atmosphere and the friendly staff.
Susan Dec 19, 2017 Palatine, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
An absolutely gorgeous setting at the holidays.
Other Comments
Club level rooms definitely worth the extra cost. Club amenities are great!
Wendy Dec 18, 2017 Milwaukee, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The beauty of hotel.
Eugenia Dec 10, 2017 Cascade, WI, USA

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