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The Iron Horse Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

The Iron Horse Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Gorgeous hotel within walking distance to a the historic ward of MKE. Lovely stay!

Everything about our stay at Iron Horse was perfect! They sent a welcome text a couple days before our stay, they let us check in early, they were able to accommodate multiple rooms being next to each other, and the folks at the front desk (especially Jordan) were super nice! Great job, Iron Horse, I’m sure I’ll be back!

Worth the wait! Welcoming staff, gorgeous rooms. Highly recommend.

We stayed at the The Iron Horse Hotel for a one-night getaway and could not have been more pleased. The pre-arrival survey was a nice touch that made us feel welcomed prior to our trip. Upon arrival, we were told our room would take a few minutes to be ready, but the free drinks upon check-in and the complementary drink vouchers to be used at the hotel's bar more than made up for our short wait (they were very apologetic for the wait, which lasted less than 30 minutes). We were celebrating our anniversary, which we were able to make note of in the pre-arrival survey, and the hotel went above and beyond to make our special occasion memorable. We were spoiled with champagne and a sweet message upon arrival in our room. The limited number of rooms seems to ensure that the staff gives everyone individualized treatment and attention. The location of the hotel was also incredible, as we were within walking distance of a brewery and a distillery - both worth checking out! Overall, a really great hotel that we hope to visit again!

Beautiful hotel. Spent my partners birthday there. Enjoyed every moment.

Really cool atmosphere throughout hotel. Room was an excellent size with great amenities. Only complaint was it smelled a little of smoke so will request non smoking room in future. Staff was super helpful. The gift shop was awesome with goods from local vendors. Found two birthday gifts there. I brought my teenage son and he also loved it. Can’t wait to go back again!

Great Hotel, great location! Bartender with the braids, beanie, and flannel could've been nicer with less attitude.

Very swanky, comfortable hotel. The shower is awesome, and we were offered complimentary appletinis upon check in.

I was there one night for a work trip. It was my first trip to Milwaukee and definitely won't be my last. The hotel was fantastic! The staff was extremely nice, the room (i was upgraded) was luxurious. Can't wait to go back and hopefully spend more than a night

Great room, wonderful time. Parking at $30 a little surprising considering I need a car wash after all the dirt and residue build up on the car.

The hotel met all of our expectations. We loved the decor inside it was very inviting. Furthermore, we loved that the hotel was so pet friendly unfortunately we didn't bring our dog, however, we do hope to bring her back with us soon. The rooms were spacious and beautiful. The walk in shower was great and roomy. The bar was also great and we loved how close we were to the Harley Davison museum. However, we were further way from some of the bars and brewery we wanted to make it too but it was great the front desk was able to set up cabs for us. Everyone there was very inviting and I can't wait to go back and stay again.

One of my most favorite hotels of all time. Smaller, boutique hotel but this place is for those wanting a hotel that is not about fruffy flowers and perfectly dressed employees. Edgy, hip, modern, and amazing details. Great for biz, pleasure and just having fun.

From the modern and very inviting lobby up to the spacious amazing room, this hotel is worth every penny. Its centrally located and very close to the amtrak station. The staff is just wonderful. A 5 star hotel for me!

Great hotel. Breakfast always good, rooms are very nice. Great showers. Good for a romantic trip.

Stayed at the Iron Horse for a Thanksgiving get-a-way, with my wife and 6 year old boy. I would have to say that this is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at, and would have given it 5 stars if not for the location being a little away from the cities hustle and bustle and if the valet parking were not $30 per night (countered to some degree by the hotel having free wi-fi throughout). All the staff (valet included) were great and always helpful and friendly. The rooms were bigger than average, comfortable and clean. There was much to take in around the hotel, with tasteful decor and plenty of places to find a spot to hang. My son particularly enjoyed the Library where breakfast is served. I particularly enjoyed the free pool (billiards) in the bar! This is a pet friendly hotel, too. It was nice to see a bunch of dogs enjoying themselves. They even got their own Welcome Board, listing names of each of them. The food served in the bar and at the higher end Smyth's restaurant was good, but the choices felt limited. In particular, a more varied bar menu would have been appreciated, and would have likely kept us from venturing outside the hotel for other options. We will be visiting this hotel again for sure.

The fact that I am a Harley guy made the Iron Horse the perfect place to stay. The room was clean, perfectly decorated, and the beds "Perfect"!! My room overlooked the Harley Davidson Museum, and the river. We also attended the Green Bay Packers game during our stay. The staff were so friendly, and helpful. If I could say anything that I would change. Don't charge $30.00 extra dollars to park my car.

Absolutely a unique and great hotel to stay bartenders were excellent as were all the staff we encountered

Was a great hotel and bar all employees were excellent

My husband and I went to Milwaukee for a weekend getaway from Chicago and we stayed at the Iron Horse Hotel. I had heard such great things about this hotel and it did not disappoint. The rooms are spacious and modern as is the rest of the hotel. The bar is very lively and had a good crowd (we are in our mid-30's). We liked the bar and the atmosphere so much that we decided to just return to the bar after we had dinner out downtown. A special shout out to Dallas- our favorite bartender (although they were all very friendly)! We will definitely come back here- I've stayed at other places in Milwaukee and nothing compares to the Iron Horse!

500 W Florida Street Milwaukee WI

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 24-hour business center

Located in Fifth Ward, The Iron Horse Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as Milwaukee Art Museum and Discovery World. This 100-room, 4-star hotel has 3 restaurants, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Milwaukee hotel are Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory and Charles Allis Art Museum.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Branded, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a full breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 48-inch a plasma TV with cable channels and pay movies. Pillowtop beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include a private yard, a refrigerator, and a minibar.


Property features

The Iron Horse Hotel features a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 5 meeting rooms. Valet parking is available for USD 30 per day, and there's also limo/town car service. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with tours or tickets, securing valuables, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include conference space, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Custom Deluxe King

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Corner Alcove King

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for The Iron Horse Hotel

Everyone (10) Couples (21) Business (12) Family (3) Friends (1) Other (2)
4
Everyone

By on Nov 5, 2018

5
Everyone

Gorgeous hotel within walking distance to a the historic ward of MKE. Lovely stay!

By , from Chicago, IL on Sep 16, 2018

5

great people, great rooms, great hotel!!

Everyone

Everything about our stay at Iron Horse was perfect! They sent a welcome text a couple days before our stay, they let us check in early, they were able to accommodate multiple rooms being next to each other, and the folks at the front desk (especially Jordan) were super nice! Great job, Iron Horse, I’m sure I’ll be back!

By , from Round Lake, IL on Apr 9, 2018

5

i've wanted to stay here since it opened!

Everyone

Worth the wait! Welcoming staff, gorgeous rooms. Highly recommend.

By , from Chicago on Apr 8, 2018

5

great hotel with great service

Couples

We stayed at the The Iron Horse Hotel for a one-night getaway and could not have been more pleased. The pre-arrival survey was a nice touch that made us feel welcomed prior to our trip. Upon arrival, we were told our room would take a few minutes to be ready, but the free drinks upon check-in and the complementary drink vouchers to be used at the hotel's bar more than made up for our short wait (they were very apologetic for the wait, which lasted less than 30 minutes). We were celebrating our anniversary, which we were able to make note of in the pre-arrival survey, and the hotel went above and beyond to make our special occasion memorable. We were spoiled with champagne and a sweet message upon arrival in our room. The limited number of rooms seems to ensure that the staff gives everyone individualized treatment and attention. The location of the hotel was also incredible, as we were within walking distance of a brewery and a distillery - both worth checking out! Overall, a really great hotel that we hope to visit again!

By , from Chicago on Feb 11, 2018

5
Everyone

Beautiful hotel. Spent my partners birthday there. Enjoyed every moment.

By on Jan 19, 2018

5

great getaway

Everyone

Really cool atmosphere throughout hotel. Room was an excellent size with great amenities. Only complaint was it smelled a little of smoke so will request non smoking room in future. Staff was super helpful. The gift shop was awesome with goods from local vendors. Found two birthday gifts there. I brought my teenage son and he also loved it. Can’t wait to go back again!

By , from Chicago, IL on Jan 5, 2018

5

great hotel

Everyone

Great Hotel, great location! Bartender with the braids, beanie, and flannel could've been nicer with less attitude.

By on Dec 4, 2017

5
Everyone

Very swanky, comfortable hotel. The shower is awesome, and we were offered complimentary appletinis upon check in.

By on Apr 4, 2017

5

love this hotel

Everyone

I was there one night for a work trip. It was my first trip to Milwaukee and definitely won't be my last. The hotel was fantastic! The staff was extremely nice, the room (i was upgraded) was luxurious. Can't wait to go back and hopefully spend more than a night

By on Nov 21, 2016