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Iron Horse Hotel
Ranked #1 of 56 Hotels in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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482 reviews
117 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Unique hotel”
Reviewed 16 April 2012

A very unique hotel and worth the experience, though a bit on the pricey side. Rooms are nicely appointed, beds very comfortable - large bathrooms. The lobby has some very unique decor. The only thing not good about this hotel is the location - its in an industrial area and there is little to walk to - but if you do get out, recommend stopping at O'Lydia's pub and having a meal at Industrie restaurant - both within walking distance.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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JamesValona, Front Office Manager at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review, 24 April 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The hotel is situated in an area called the 5th Ward. The 5th Ward is currently undergoing a revival. Many new restaurants and bars have opened up within the past couple of years to add to the already very lively 5th Ward culture. Places like Industrie, The Noble, Zac's, Ginger, La Merenda, Braise and Crazy Water. We are even right next tos the Latin District that has so phenomenal Mexican, Puerto Rican and Columbian food. I am sorry that you did not have the opportunity to enjoy everything the 5th Ward had to offer and should you visit us again, please do not hesitate to ask the Front Desk for some great suggestions!
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2012

Honestly i disliked my room as it had a large, strange mural painted on it that didn't seem to fit the vibe of the building.
It is a delicate thing to mix beat-up wood and other materials to create someplace where you want to relax and sip martinis.
Great place. The lobby alone is a great destination.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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JamesValona, Front Office Manager at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review, 24 April 2012
Thank you for the review. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the mural in your room. The women that are depicted in the murals are all natives of Milwaukee. They are meant to be a celebration of the people of Milwaukee, specifically the women. Thank you again for the great review and we hope to see you again soon!
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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

We did not spend the night, but stopped in because I liked what I had read on line. We stayed at the County Clare so we were in the area. We had to pay 5 dollars to park for 30 min. We had a disappointing bloody mary, good beer cheese soup at the bar, and left spending more then half of what we spent the entire night before at the county clare pub. That being said the hotel looked awesome, a place that I can see myself visiting in the future.

Room Tip: Ignore my sleep quality rating. I didn't spend the night. I couldn't remove it from my iPad...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Fredstravelingfun
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JamesValona, Front Office Manager at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review, 24 April 2012
Thank you for stopping in while you were in town. I apologize for the quality of your Bloody Mary. It is always our intention to make sure that our guests leave happy, whether that is in our restaurants or hotel. I hope that during your next trip to Milwaukee you will stay with us. Thank you again!
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

First trip to Milwaukee and the Iron Horse was perfect! Planned a birthday weekend for my boyfriend and this "manly" hotel had it all. We were there during Derby weekend of 2011 and were a little annoyed by the noise level in the bar from our room. After letting them know, they upgraded us to a great suite! It was like living in the lap of luxury! We are planning a return trip soon and this hotel is certainly high on the list.

The downfall to the hotel is the location to the rest of the city. The city is pretty small so it's easily walkable but would like it to be a little closer. Not a huge deal.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank kmoore929
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JamesValona, Front Office Manager at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review, 24 April 2012
We appreciate the time you took to post this wonderful review. We do host an annual Kentucky Derby party that is very popular in the city and well attended. The Kentucky Derby Party is actually happening in just a couple of weeks and is looking to be just as large as last year. Should you be staying with us at the same time please let us know so we can be sure to have you on a higher floor. Thank you again and we hope to have you back soon.
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Mequon, WI
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

This is a very nice property with a terrific bed, complimentary WI-FI (what a great thing compared to all the other hotels that rip you off for this must have) and great coat racks on the wall. The bathroom sink bowl is quite shalllow so be careful when shaving or you'll make a big mess! The shower (no tub in our room) is large with stone walls (great in that sense) but the overhead flow is quite light so you may feel like you want to have Seinfeld's Kramer put in that high flow device. There is a great plasma TV with true HD which is also nice.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank BosoxKen
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JamesValona, Front Office Manager at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review, 24 April 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am happy to hear that you appreciated the complimentary wifi that we offer at the hotel. Wifi has quickly become an essential for most people. The owner of the hotel recognized this and wanted the wifi to be a complimentary amenity not one that should be charged for. Thank you again!
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Additional Information about Iron Horse Hotel

Property: Iron Horse Hotel
Address: 500 W Florida St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1534
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee > Walker's Point
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Milwaukee
#1 Business Hotel in Milwaukee
#1 Luxury Hotel in Milwaukee
#2 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee
#2 Family Hotel in Milwaukee
Price range (per night): ₹ 16,225 - ₹ 37,039
Hotel Class:4 star — Iron Horse Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Iron Horse Hotel is Milwaukee's most chic and sophisticated property - the transformation of a 100-year-old downtown warehouse into a modern luxury boutique hotel. As the industry's first upscale hotel geared for business travelers and motorcycle enthusiasts alike, The Iron Horse Hotel meets the distinct needs of both corporate and leisure guests with its special services, unparalleled amenities and 100 loft-style guest rooms. ... more   less 
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