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“Great Hotel and Location” 5 of 5 stars
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Iron Horse Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   500 West Florida Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204 (Walker's Point)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 52 Hotels in Milwaukee
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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
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“Great Hotel and Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were in Milwaukee for one of the summer festivals and the location was great. We were able to walk to the festival grounds, 3rd ward and Walker's Point. I also walked with my son to the art museum, but that was around 2 miles. The rooms are clean, large and comfortable. The extra space compared to most hotels meant he could play without getting into too much and we could get ready in the morning. It was a very stylish open loft and the rest of the hotel is designed in the same way. It is next to the train tracks, and I vaguely heard the train twice but we all were able to sleep well.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ben R, Manager at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review, August 27, 2014
Dear John C-

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am glad that you found the location and the hotel to your expectations. I agree it is a close walk to many great destinations here in Milwaukee. We hope that you can visit us again soon.

Cheers!

Ben Risseeuw
Hotel Manager
brisseeuw@theironhorsehotel.com
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Rating summary
  • 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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Mathis, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Three families staying over for one night at the end of a week vacation in Green Lake Wisconsin; talk about icing on the cake! Great rooms, great staff, and wonderful decor. Beds were comfortable and baths were gorgeous. Because we had requested a baby crib in one of the three rooms, the staff made sure that room had a bathtub instead of only a shower; what thoughtfulness. We truly enjoyed the outdoor area to gather and enjoy our last night all together in Wisconsin. Our family group included children 20 months to 9 years old and they were really impressed by the uniqueness of the hotel and adults enjoyed walking the nearby area. We would come back in a minute.

Room Tip: All are good. We had three rooms facing three different directions. Everyone had a great view.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ben R, Manager at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review, August 27, 2014
Dear Ann W-

I am proud to see that our team made a special impact on your family trip. It is always nice to be able to get everyone together and even better when things work out the way you planned. Please let us know if there is anything we can ever do to be of assistance in the future.

Safe Travels,

Ben Risseeuw
Hotel Manager
brisseeuw@theironhorsehotel.com
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Everything about the stay was great. The staff was wonderful, room was beautiful and clean. The beds were extremely comfortable and the bathrooms were the perfect size! The room was extremely quiet. We would have never known it was a busy Saturday night. Would love to come back!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ben R, Manager at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review, August 27, 2014
Dear Sarah G-

Thank you for your kind words and I am glad that you had a "Great Stay." It is our goal to exceed the expectations of our guests and it is always nice to hear about it when we do. We would love for you to come back also and we will be looking forward to your next visit.

Until Next Time!

Ben Risseeuw
Hotel Manager
brisseeuw@theironhorsehotel.com
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High Point, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

For my son's wedding, the wedding party and many friends stayed at the Iron House. It was wonderful. Enjoyed staying in a well restored old factory. The rooms were large and well equipped. We especially enjoyed the ability to congregate in a wonderful outdoor area. The staff was warm, friendly and helpful. Very convenient to the Third Ward. Highly recommend this hotel.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Ben R, Manager at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review, August 24, 2014
Dear Betsy L-

Congratulations on your Son's Wedding and thank you for choosing to celebrate here with us at the Iron Horse Hotel. I am very proud to see that you had a positive experience and we appreciate you taking the time to share it with us. Please let me know if there is ever anything I can assist with in the future.

Cheers!

Ben Risseeuw
The Iron Horse Hotel
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Richfield, Minnesota
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We just stayed 4 nights at the Iron Horse Hotel, while celebrating our son's wedding. From the time of arrival to departure we were treated to incredible service & friendly greetings from every employee on a daily basis. The lobby reception area is very welcoming and the food was sensational. Our room was large with a service bar, large bath, super comfortable bed and the rooms were very quiet. The huge patio, which is dog friendly, provided a great selection of seating arrangements along with a full bar and great service (and even water bowls for the dogs). The hotel is very dog/cat friendly and the staff make a big fuss over the pets and even have a chalkboard with the pets names in the lobby along with treats/water. Our entire wedding party stayed at the Iron Horse and our stay could not have been more perfect!

Room Tip: All the rooms that the wedding party & guests occupied were quiet, bright and super clean!
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ben R, Manager at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review, August 27, 2014
Dear Bruce H-

Congratulations! Thank you for spending your special weekend with us. We are always glad to be able to help celebrate things here at the Iron Horse Hotel. As you mentioned, we kick the celebration into another gear when pets are involved. I am proud of the experience our team provided for you and the rest of the wedding party.

Best Regards,

Ben Risseeuw
Hotel Manager
brisseeuw@theironhorsehotel.com
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Helena, Montana
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stayed here for 4 days. The hotel is an amazing and well done restoration of an old factory. The staff is attentive and helpful. We really enjoyed the restaurant for breakfast and dinner. Excellent meals featuring locally sourced ingredients. The rooms are clean and the cleaning staff was very responsive to our special requests for towels and alternate cleaning times, etc.

We did not have a car which limited our access to many attractions of Milwaukee but if you are into Harley Davidson, this is the place to be. It is a short walk to the museum and there were a couple of motorcycle-themed events at the hotel just while we were there. It is also an easy walk to Amtrak to take a trip into Chicago.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ben R, Manager at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review, August 24, 2014
Dear Jean M-

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay at The Iron Horse. I will be sure to share your comments with our team and thank them for making a difference in your stay. I am excited to see that you found the motorcycle themed events enjoyable during your visit. We hope to see you again very soon.

Safe Travels,

Ben Risseeuw
Hotel Manager
brisseeuw@theironhorsehotel.com
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Nashville
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70 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Really nice hotel in a so-so area of Milwaukee, but close to the Third Ward and the Harley Davidson Museum so not that bad. Very nice rooms with a large bar area which was nice to use for a "catch all" area. Bathroom and shower really roomy, but privacy could be a little compromised if you have someone who really wants their privacy when using the bathroom. We faced the train tracks and this worried me since I am a light sleeper, but the train didn't really bother me (it sounded like they had to power down when going past the hotel so the rumble was muted), but they do offer complimentary ear plugs just in case. There is a restaurant onsite, but we didn't have a chance to try it. There is a fantastic outdoor patio area (The Yard) that was a great place to have drinks/light bites. There is also a nice indoor bar area with TVs. Staff was mostly very nice and helpful. Great lobby if you have a group to gather.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ben R, Manager at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review, August 24, 2014
Dear TravelGirlNashville-

We are very glad you were able to add us to your list of hotel visits as it is clear that you are an experienced traveler. I would agree with you that the Yard is one of my favorite places in the hotel and a great place to relax and grab a few drinks. We hope that you make your way to the Milwaukee and please let me know if there is ever anything I can assist with when you do.

Best Regards,

Ben Risseeuw
Hotel Manager
brisseeuw@theironhorsehotel.com
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Address: 500 West Florida Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee > Walker's Point
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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 Luxury Hotel in Milwaukee
#1 Business Hotel in Milwaukee
#2 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee
#4 Family Hotel in Milwaukee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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