A Milwaukee Icon

The Pfister Hotel has been a prominent feature in the downtown Milwaukee landscape since opening. The dream of a German immigrant, Guido Pfister, The Pfister hotel was an aspiration to build a “palace for the people.” At the time of its completion in 1893, The Pfister Hotel had already gained iconic status as being one of the first all-electric and completely fireproof, boutique hotels in Milwaukee. The Pfister was also the first boutique hotel in the world to utilize individual thermostat controls in each room. With 200 guest rooms, 61 private bathrooms and 14 baths, Milwaukee’s “Grande Dame” opened to critical acclaim worldwide.

An ornately decorated lobby at the Pfister Hotel. Since opening well over a century ago, The Pfister has and continues to host the world’s most celebrated entertainers and dignitaries. Collected by Guido and Charles Pfister, the hotel houses the largest Victorian art collection of any hotel in the world. Visitors can explore and learn about this art collection with a self-guided tour or a schedule tour with the hotel’s current Artist-in-Residence. Located just three blocks from the shores of Lake Michigan, guests of The Pfister Hotel enjoy a four-star luxury experience in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, WI. The Pfister is moments away from the Milwaukee Art Museum, Summerfest Grounds, along with multiple museums, theater, shopping, nightlife and dining destinations within walking distance. The Pfister is in the center of it all.The interior of a guest room at The Pfister Hotel featuring a king-sized bed and elegant furnishings.The Pfister Hotel® in Milwaukee features 307 lavishly appointed guest rooms and Milwaukee hotel suites that perfectly combine old world charm and contemporary luxury. Guests will enjoy polished wood furnishings, outstanding views of the city and Lake Michigan, and amenities that anticipate your every need. Our Milwaukee hotel room conveniences include voice mail and wireless high-speed Internet access.

Guests staying in one of The Pfister’s 82 suites will enjoy the luxury of sitting rooms and wet bars in addition to standard amenities. Our Heritage Suites include beautiful bathrooms with separate bath/shower and vanity, and king or California-sized beds.

The lavishly decorated interior of the Governor’s Suite guest room at The Pfister Hotel.The Pfister Hotel is a perfect balance of timeless elegance and modern luxury. And you can experience that same luxury at home when you make your bed with Centium Satin Sheeting.