We decided to stay in Milwaukee for the Rob Thomas concert and since Milwaukee doesn't have a Four Seasons, we decided to give the Iron Horse a try. Forget Four Seasons! I will never stay anywhere but the Iron Horse when in Milwaukee. Such a great hotel! As soon as you drive up, you will experience first class service alongside Midwestern hospitality. (The hotel is pet friendly which is such a plus.) The minute we pulled up to the door, we were treated with such warmth and authenticity. The valet took great care of our car. The front desk handed us a drink when we checked in. AWESOME!! Not one to enjoy vodka, I was gladly offered a substitution with no questions. I didn't need to ask. Everything during our stay was that way - everyone working at the hotel anticipated what we needed and we didn't have to ask. Since it was our first time to the property, everyone was so helpful. The bartenders were very willing to offer suggestions from the dinner menu. We were able to sit at the bar and watch the game and order from the full dinner menu. The drinks were exceptional and the bar atmosphere was super friendly. The food was superb! Even though we were seated at the bar, the food was presented like we were at a 5 star 5 diamond restaurant. Excellent presentation and flavor. We had so much fun in the bar, we stayed for more than 3 hours! Could have spent the whole night there but we had a concert to attend. (Rob Thomas was awesome by the way!)
Our room was very spacious. Definitely worth requesting the loft (6th floor) city view. We were only able to stay one night but we are absolutely going to return. Bed was super comfortable and though there were a lot of festivities going on in the hotel that weekend, the room was very quiet. Definitely worth a visit just to stay on property.
On the morning we left, we had the best brunch of our lives. The food was divine and varied. The entire dining experience was first class!! The spread was impressive!! It included such a variety, everything from fruits and pastries, to salads and soups, to pastas and waffles. (Ask for the risotto!!) They had the best croissant french toast I've ever eaten plus sausage gravy! Yum! The service was super friendly and very quick. Our water glass was always filled and there was always someone to clear the used plates when we went back for more. Oh, you will go back!! Don't miss out on the bloody mary bar. First class all the way. (Even the manager visited our table to make sure we were happy!)
This is a first class hotel with no pretense. Everyone is so nice and seem to really love their job. It's so refreshing to stay in a place where everyone is genuine and not trying too hard. Just professional and hospitable. This is a great place for a weekend getaway or a week's vacation. No matter what brings you to Milwaukee, this is the place to stay. We didn't try the spa due to time but will be back for sure to enjoy that soon. Thanks Iron Horse staff! You all ROCK!
Book the Loft level and get a city view! It's worth the upgrade!
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February 25, 2013
I can not thank you enough for such a thoughtful review. You have touched on so many different things about us that I do not even know where to start! I have shared this review with everyone at the hotel. Thank you again!
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