I always try to stay at a hotel in the Starwood group, unless I'm in Milwaukee. Iron Horse is a very masculine boutique hotel and I still love it. It's geared toward bikers and dog owners, neither of which I travel with but yet still love this hotel. The rooms are spacious, artistic, and clean. The customer service was outstanding. I scheduled a message this visit. They have a spa room and can have a masseuse on sight if you schedule at least 2 hours in advance. I love the in house Branded Bar. The waiter could tell I was traveling alone and took the time to talk to me. Breakfast in the library is fun with the morning light shining into the room. The majority of the hotel has low lighting.
I would stay here again and again, even if it means I don't get my hotel points at SPG.