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Iron Horse Hotel

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500 West Florida Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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northwest indiana
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63 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have stayed at the Iron Horse several times and have found it to be consistently great! Iron Horse is another name for the old motorcycles that add to the eclectic décor of this hotel. Wonderful lobby with couch seating next to one of the best bars in Milwaukee. Rooms are slightly minimalist in style, but full of amenities. Christmastime at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Optimal experience. Their sensible brunch was executed in perfection with a combination of buffet and made to order options. Keegan our bartender personified Midwestern hospitality while catering to our picky cocktail need. 10/10. We will be back

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Michael F, General Manager at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Holidayhoneybee, Great to see you enjoyed your experience and especially Brunch. Keegan does a great job and is one of many on our talented bar team. We hope to have you back soon! All the best, More 

Chicago, Illinois
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122 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Contemporary, posh, and comfortable! Proximity is great in relation to the lake, the Third Ward, the Milwaukee Discovery World and other city activities. I loved the urban atmosphere with its intriguing art and furniture. My room was well-decorated with an enormous modern wall mural. The comfy beds and quietness provided a very good night's sleep. Iron Horse is dog-friendly and... More 

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Michael F, General Manager at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review

Hello SeeitAll728, Thank you for pointing out all our unique touches. So glad you had time to enjoy our great food and discover the local art we showcase. We're just a hop skip and a jump from Chicago and we can't wait to have you back soon! Cheers, More 

Pensacola, Florida
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40 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I unexpectedly had a night in Milwaukee and booked a last minute reservation at the Iron Horse. It was a Thursday Night (Bike Night) but I did not realize that prior to the booking. When I noticed all of the bikers I was concerned that I would have noise issues with the room. I am very happy to say that... More 

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Michael F, General Manager at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jennk1975, Thank you for recognizing us as one of your favorite hotels. We are proud to host a Bike Night every Thursday and it's a fun crowd that joins us. Always nice to see our local residents and guests enjoying a local beer and some music. Come back soon to enjoy another part of our unique story! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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95 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were going to visit the Harley Davidson Museum so I chose this hotel because of the location. The hotel is nice, friendly staff, easy checkout but very pricey for what you get. If I hadn't planned on visiting the museum (which we never did) I would not have chosen this hotel based on the price. Tripadvisor has higher ranked... More 

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Michael F, General Manager at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review

Dear paul l, I'm glad you found the hotel to be nicely appointed and our team to be friendly. The Iron Horse Hotel remains committed to providing value for all of our guests and we do hope you return soon. Safe travels, More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a tremendous time at The Iron Horse in May of this year. Staff were super accommodating; great cocktails and bartenders and amazing food at Smyth Restaurant (try the Goat's Curd - really unbelievable). One tiny bit of constructive criticism would be about the bedroom lighting, the colour cast from the bedside lights was harsh and a bit irritating... More 

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Michael F, General Manager at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review

Dear drankin33, Thank you for your feedback. I will be looking into the lighting issue. Feedback helps us improve and I appreciate the time you've taken. We're very passionate about our food and beverage program. In addition to the cocktails we feature many local Wisconsin beers, both in bottles and on tap. Yes, the curds are fantastic...glad you had a... More 

Keller, Texas
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122 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in connection with an event at the nearby Harley Museum. Very warm welcome by staff. Speedy check-in. Room on 3rd floor. Good elevator service. Room and bath very spacious. Lots of natural light. Very comfortable temperature. Stayed one night. Left in the morning before the free breakfast was available. They gave me a muffin and an apple to go.

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Michael F, General Manager at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bob S, Thank you for recognizing the TEAM. I'm proud to see you had a seamless experience and we anticipated your needs on the way out so early in the morning. All the best, More 

Kenosha, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for a couple of nights to celebrate our anniversary, and fell in love with this hotel! It's a very warm and comfortable hotel with an awesome industrial/contemporary vibe. The rooms are amazing, food was amazing and the staff was all amazing! We even had a couples massage- a definite must! One of the best... More 

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Michael F, General Manager at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review

Dear dmdever, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! We love it when our fellow Wisconsin residents choose to celebrate and relax with us. We're so happy you had a memorable experience. Wishing you all the best and many more fantastic years together. We'll see you soon! More 

Maple Grove, Minnesota
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42 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be one of the coolest, most unique hotels I've stayed at. The vibe sits somewhere between posh and rustic - a bit of iron country charm?! 1920's hotel that has been completely remodeled yet retains the feel of somewhere very special. Rooms from a big beautiful bed to nice walkin showers this place has it all. I... More 

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Michael F, General Manager at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NKRice, Thank you for your feedback. Our hotel has a patina that dates back over 100 years yet at the same time offers a modern and luxurious environment to eat, drink and sleep. I'm glad you had a great time. We look forward to having you back! All the best... More 

Potomac, Maryland
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Iron Horse is simply a fantastic hotel - it brilliantly pulls off a decor that can best be described as teddy Roosevelt on a Harley on safari. The rooms are spacious and luxuriously comfortable in an elegant style. The restaurant is outstanding and the lobby bar is fun and welcoming. I will gladly admit that the iron horse shattered... More 

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Michael F, General Manager at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review

Hello AndrewL, Love the "Roosevelt on a Harley on safari"...I'm glad you found the luxurious touches were backed up by great service. We're proud of our heritage and unique story and I'm proud that you left with fond memories of The Iron Horse Hotel and Milwaukee. Come back soon. More 

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