We splurged and took a weekend and stayed at the Pfister Hotel. It was a magnificent experience, this 4 star hotel definitely felt like a 5 star hotel. Built in 1893, it is beautifully updated but still had intricate details from the original hotel. We actually spent a whole evening exploring the 23 stories of the grand hotel.
Not only is the indoor pool on the highest floor, but it’s also nine feet deep on one side. We still are baffled that it’s on the 23rd floor! Also on the 23rd floor, you will also find a concierge lounge. While we didn’t take any pictures of the lounge, it was floor to ceiling windows with a full breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres. There was a wonderful view of the city, and in the evening/night it looked amazing.
Our first night there we walked to downtown to have dinner, it was about a 20 minute walk, but it was nice because we got to walk right by the water on the river walk.
The hotel had a little cafe where they served Starbucks products and light bites. They also had some other restaurants but we didn’t try those out. We didn’t go to the spa but it looked very nice and it’s on the same level as the gym. There was a dress on display, and artifacts on different floors. It has a business center with computers.
They have a resident artist who stay there for a year, and work on their art in the resident art space. You can watch them make their art and even interact with them. There is also art for sale painted by artists.
We were on the 21st floor, so we loved looking out the huge window in our hotel room that was looking at the city and the water. Definitely worth checking out one day if you can!