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Pfister Hotel

424 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee , WI , United States
(414) 273-8222

Since it opened, this historic Grand Dame—which includes the 1893 building and a modern tower—in downtown Milwaukee has hosted every U.S. president since McKinley. Gilded Age glamour can still be seen in the lobby’s gold-leaf detailing and celestial ceiling mural, but the Pfister’s 225 guest rooms and 82 suites in the tower have recently been revamped with quilted-leather headboards, Grohe fixtures, and walk-in marble showers. The 23rd-floor indoor pool has views of Lake Michigan, and guests can kick back with a cocktail at Blu martini bar. For lunch and dinner, slip into the red horseshoe booths at Mason Street Grill for classic American fare.

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