It was about 10:30 on a Saturday morning before we were going to check out after a two day stay. We went up to the second floor overlooking the lobby to view some of the extensive art collection the hotel has. Also, on this level were several photos and memorabile of the hotels history. An employee came up to us and asked whether we had any questions. She spoke of the history of the hotel. She probably spent 10 minutes with us elaborating about the hotel. she mentioned she had been head of housekeeping for 15 years. The pride she took in her job and the PASSION for carrying it out were evident. My wife and I realized this had been what we had experienced from all staff for the two nights we were there, whether it was the front desk or the person working at Starbucks. Now for some of the more practical matters. Eating in the cafe for breakfast. It is about 25% more than if you went to a regular breakfast places. However, it is a hotel and you should expect that. The lounge in Blu on the 23rd floor is great if you like a subdued atmosphere with a great view. The tower rooms wher we stayed were large, clean and had all the amenities you would need. The soft pillows were great. If you are just looking for a place to sleep at night, then the Pfister is probably not for you. If you want to share in an era where customer service was a priority and the grandeur of a great hotel, then this hotel should work for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pfister Hotel, built in 1893 has been the premier downtown Milwaukee hotel for over a century, and continues to celebrate a tradition of gracious service and impeccable style. From the moment you arrive, you'll notice the extraordinary architecture, and a welcoming ambiance marked by a priceless Victorian art collection which rivals that of any hotel in the world. The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee has received accolades as being the best of downtown Milwaukee hotels since it opened. We are proud of our AAA Four-Diamond Award and membership in two of our industry's leading organizations: Historic Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pfister Hotel Milwaukee