I was in town for a job interview and the hiring company put me up here.
Hotel staff were all friendly and professional. Check-in & check-out were both smooth.
Rooms were spacious, bedding & linens were, bathrooms were well laid-out. The glass wall between the shower and sleeping area in one room was a bit strange, as I'm not a voyeur by nature. Noise from the trains jolted me awake at 2AM -- ear plugs are provided for a reason.
The building itself was impressive. Hotel bar was pleasant, and food was excellent.
A few words of caution:
- The hotel provides free wifi, but it is unsecured -- no password at all. The firewall monitor on my laptop caught someone trying to get access to my computer through the wifi connection. I don't think they got in, but it was both annoying and disconcerting. I changed all my important passwords after I left the hotel.
- The hotel is located in a part of town that doesn't feel very safe at night. I doubt that many women will want to go walking along this stretch of the river alone, at night.
- Both rooms I was given had gigantic, 15' high murals that were a bit racy: photos of beautiful women in suggestive poses. This, coupled with the glass wall described above, made me wonder what sort of clientele these rooms were meant to attract. I talked to a single woman who was also a guest here, and she said the in-room decor made her uncomfortable.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Iron Horse
- Iron Horse Milwaukee