The Pfister Hotel

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Presidential

Art

Art

Ghosts

Ghosts

Memorabilia

Memorabilia

When it opened its doors in 1893, The Pfister Hotel was called “The Grand Hotel of the West.” Architect Charles Koch’s Romanesque Revival design incorporated innovative fireproof construction and an in-house electrical power plant, which made The Pfister America’s first hotel with individual thermostats in each guestroom. The distinctive three-story lobby is dominated by a grand marble staircase and a massive fireplace, and the hotel boasts the largest collection of Victorian art at any hotel in the world. WELL Spa + Salon offers personalized services in private treatment suites. Other features include a club lounge, fitness studio, indoor pool, and Blu—a cocktail lounge, offering breathtaking views of the city and Lake Michigan.
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Location Map

Explore the Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery World, the Milwaukee Public Museum, and The Pabst Theater just blocks away.

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Discover

Discover the wonderful Romanesque Revival architecture of The Pfister Hotel.

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Explore

Explore the Harley-Davidson Museum just moments away.

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Experience

Experience the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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Taste

Taste iconic Wisconsin delicacies, such as beer-cooked “brats” and cheese curds.

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