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Well, in two days we fly off to Rome. Cindy is feeling better. But a few things happened that are joyful, but frustrating.
First, while in the ER at the hospital, my cell rang, and a voice asked, did I buy a $400 watch in Orlando? Yup, someone got my credit card number. Then, yesterday, Cindy left early in the morning and was back three minutes later saying ...
... consumed so many acidic food stuffs that the ulcers in her esophogus have caused her all these symptoms and pain. Even today, using scripts for ant-acid, she is very much disabled, exhausted and tired, even though the chest pain is considerably less.
So, even though she is still feeling bad, we are trying to pack up and making headway. Cindy is a real trooper.
... forever, and froze our butts off getting back home. The temperature change was extreme.
Today we dropped some gifts off, picked up Charlie, who we missed like crazy, and then picked up some dinner before coming home. It was so strange for it to be just us two. We had at least 5 other people with us almost all the time for the past week. Minus our showering and sleeping time, we didn't spend much time away from them. It's ...
So the 7am bus trip from Detroit to Milwaukee was again delayed while we waited for the people crossing the boarder...it was running late anyway but we get the impression people from Detroit do not like people crossing over from Canada. However we do not think Greyhound is a very reliable mode of transport for punctuality.
We finally reached Milwaukee just after 2.30pm with an time zone change. Met at ...
After a good nights rest, we left Manitowoc to Milwaukee Wisconsin for the 90 mile ride via r Highway 43 S. We are visiting the Harley-Davidson Museum. The motor company's museum is located close to the original factory site. There are visitors from all over the world. It is a must see even if you don't like motorcycles. This is truly metal art. The exhibits traces the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Pfister Hotel Milwaukee
This a nice hotel with a great location. Problem is the rooms are small and everything is expensive.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Pfister Hotel Milwaukee
Overall I liked the Pfister. Stayed through work so I did not pay for the room but I believe our group rate was $99/night. Top 2 tips: 1. Take a trip to the Blu at the top floor and order a drink. They have delicious cashews as the bar "beer nuts" included with your drink and sit back on the comfy chairs and enjoy the view of the sunset and lake michigan. 2. Request that your room have turn down service at night and they will leave 2 great chocolates on your pillow when they freshen up your room. Other issues: Room was nice. I liked the workout area on top floor which had headphones so you could watch different TV channels while you were working out. My only gripe: I felt the lobby was very smoky upon arrival by the bar - you have to walk through it to check in and it was somewhat overwhelming at that time. A minor room key problem I had was quickly fixed. For our rate, I would recommend it.
Overall, our stay was very nice. The Pfister got on our good side right away by letting us check in at 8:30 am when the airline changed our itinerary. Granted all they had was two doubles instead of the king we reserved, but when you come in from Seattle on the red eye, a bed is a bed. And since the hotel was packed with at least 4 weddings, they could have easly turned us away and made us come back.
Our stay at The Pfister was riddled with problems from the time we got there. We stayed in the penthouse at the hotel which consisted of two bedrooms and one living room, but did not receive the standards that we would expect.
Stayed at the Pfister for summerfest as they had special rates. The room, room service, check in and out, and food was all great. We could walk or catch the bus across the street to the summerfest grounds. We had just a great refreshing time. I would recommend to stay here for sure.
I just spent three nights at the Pfister, two nights on my arrival in Wisconsin, and one night at the end of my trip. The lobby is beautiful and the rooms are nice. However, I was disappointed by many of the details of my stay. They need to pay more attention to the cleanliness of the rooms. Our first room had hairs from a previous guest on the bathroom rug, and when we checked into our second room, the bathtub hadn't been cleaned and was really gross, and the room was so smoky we had to leave so they could purify the air. I also found a hair in my breakfast (although they did automatically comp my meal). A few hours after I checked out, I realized that I had left my cell-phone charger in the room. No one had turned it in, but no offer was made to go and check the room, and in fact they acted like I was a pain in the neck for inquiring a second time about it.
My fiance and I stayed at The Pfister at an excellent rate of $69.00 per evening as members of the Historical Hotels of America. I have to admit, I love the Pfister's rooms (even the first category rooms are lovely at this rate, although I wouldn't be willing to pay full price to stay). The marble vanity area of the bathrooms are beautiful, however the toilet and shower area are lacking severely. What 4-Diamond AAA rated hotels have industrial, Walmart looking toilets? They do not even have a tank, just bare pipes going into the walls. As a frequent guest of The American Club in Kohler, WI, I guess that I am spoiled by elaborate bathrooms.
The Pfister is similar to the old-lady hotel in San Franciso, the Fairmont. Both have the dignity of old-style comforts, with overdone everything, and a slightly victorian feel to all the ornate frippery. Both try to hard to make their mystique palpable and omnipresent.In english, both are deceitful old hags, and best turned over to the wrecking ball. The rooms in both are tiny and cramped, with inadequate space for simple luxuries (like opening a suitcase without climbing over furniture) and basic necessities (like taking a shower without bits and bobs of hardware getting loose, getting jammed or getting broken. Both are old grande-dames of a former era, best left to bask their former glories, long since lost, and long since forgotton to all but the eldest among us. Save your dough for some good meals (which Milwaukee offers in abundance), some fine entertainment (which milwaukee offers around every corner in every season) and don't bother racking up huge "rack rates" at either the Pfister or Fairmont.By the way, Pfister folks put on a sumptuous lunch spread in one of the most magnificent buffets found anywhere. Nbody will every confuse the Pfister lunch buffet with "Old Country Buffet"!
The best in Milwaukee
I have stayed in several of Milwaukee's hotels and this is, by far, the best; actually, I would rate this hotel among the best in the USA.
Although the city's Hilton's public areas might be equally grand or beautiful, the rooms at the Pfister are decidedly better, as is the service, which is not only exceptional, but friendly, too.
Great City, Great Hotel
What a surprise, the city of Milwaukee is bustling with activity. The Pfister hotel is old world charm with modern amenities. "Class" is the first word that comes to mind when describing this priceless gem. I was told when celebrities or sports teams are in town this is the place they stay.If youre in Milwaukee I highly recommend this property. Those Milwaukeeans really know a good time.
A Grand Classic
I stay at the Pfister on visits to Milwaukee and love the hotel. It is a classic in grand style, with a magnificent lobby, professional staff, great food (especially room service), and a fine Martini bar. Rooms can be a bit on the small side, but the ones I've stayed in have been finely appointed. All this does not come cheap, but if you are looking for one of the best in town, this is the place.