To be honest I had nearly no expectations when it came to visiting Milwaukee. I think in life this is the best way to be so you’re never disappointed. Last weekend I took a trip to visit my old friend Georgia that I haven’t seen in nearly 6 years. We arrived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Friday in the afternoon and checked into the Pfister hotel. Upon arrival we gave the car to the valet which made things super smooth.
I had done a little research before visiting the hotel to find out that it had a lot of history and is over 100 years old. The Pfister is an icon in the city. I’ve been traveling a lot especially in Europe and I’m well acquainted with classic designs but I did not expect to find it in America. The lobby reminded me of the hotels I visited in Vienna. Beautifully painted ceilings that were very high. Impressive! Pierre likes.
The view from the 17th floor where we secured a room is very pretty. We could see beautiful Lake Michigan in the distance and the sunrise was phenomenal. Pierre actually spent most of his life living on the other side of this huge lake. I’ll let you geography buffs figure that one out.
The room was absolutely fantastic! The attention to detail was superb. They welcomed us with fruit, wine, cheese along with honey which was a nice touch. Nothing says indulgence like cheese and alcohol. It seems like every inch of the Pfister is magnificently designed. Other hotels should take notes. We only had a few hours to explore the hotel and then it was time to meet Georgia for dinner and drinks.
The next morning we woke up and prepared for a breakfast in their cafe. The cafe had this quaint little charm to it. Pierre is not a huge person but he orders a huge amount of food. On special for the day was corned beef hash eggs Benedict. How could I resist? I paired it up with a cappuccino, fruit, a Belgian waffle and of course an omelette. Happy tummy.
We stayed for a total of two nights so the second morning we decided to order room service to really enjoy the boss life. The atmosphere in the room is great. We ordered more eggs Benedict because you can never have enough!
In the basement of the hotel they offer a very extensive gym. I couldn’t find a locker room. The pool is on the top floor which is the 23rd. Our room was on the 17th so even though the direction was the same the view from the 23rd floor was much superior. They also have a nice lounge on this floor called Blu. The atmosphere is fantastic!
In conclusion the Pfister hotel was an absolute delight along with Milwaukee as a whole. Every encounter I had with the staff was flawless, warm and welcoming. The design was eloquent and grand. The food was on point. Overall, the Pfister hotel was just a magnificent experience and if you’re ever in Milwaukee a solid choice for accommodation!
424 East Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202