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The Iron Horse Hotel
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Iron Horse was a wonderful hotel and the employees couldn't have been more personable and friendly. We really loved how the hotel was repurposed from an old mattress factory and still had the brick and rustic (still trendy) look throughout. The King room we were in was tight but very nice and had all the needed and wanted amenities. The size of our room was not an issue since we weren't there much but may be an issue for someone needing work space or having to spend a lot of time there (bigger rooms available?). The lobby, bar and restaurant were extremely inviting and the ambiance pleasing...and, the "Yard" was AWESOME with its oversized couches and chairs. We would definitely stay again and plan to next Summer!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

I have stayed in 5+ star hotels all over the world. All were wonderful and had amazing elements about them. The Iron Horse Hotel has history, architecture design, style etc. just as the others do. What sets the Iron Horse apart is simply the staff. They all deserve the highest marks. High marks go to the upper management for not just filling the open spot with the first warm body. Also, the F&B staff at the Hotel ("Ellie" to be singled out) were the best that I have ever experienced.

One word they don't know is "No". If you want something they WILL see that you get it.

If you do go to Milwaukee and don't stay here, shame on you.

Walking distance to best locations to eat, summerfest concerts, Harley museum and of course the beer tours. 24.00 cab to airport, No need for a rental car.

Room Tip: No pool but I didn't miss it at all. Beach clubs nearby and the patio was as good as it gets. Who needs a pool with all the things to do near by.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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JamesValona, Director of Guest Experience at The Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2013

The greatest amenity we have here at The Iron Horse is our associates. They really want every person to feel at home and have a great time. I can't thank you enough for this review!

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

I am a lifestyle photographer and I booked The Iron Horse as a location and stayed there for two nights this past January. The staff was amazing! We had a little gear we had to haul around while being mindful of the guests and it couldn't have been easier. Everyone was so accommodating.

The public spaces are masculine and handsome and made for an excellent backdrop for shoes and models. The finishing touches scream modern yet vintage. I stayed in a Premium Loft on the top floor and it was spacious yet cozy! How is this possible?! The linens were fantastic and the view of MKE was incredible.

It rained hard both nights and it was just soothing and wonderful to hear the rain pounding on the roof. The rooms have great showers and fabulous large scale photography of real MKE women.

The breakfasts at Smyth were delicious and memorable. I had the Tofu scramble twice because it was THAT good! This is a classy and fun place to stay in Milwaukee and one of your only choices for a boutique experience. Bonus: They welcome pets with open arms.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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JamesValona, Director of Guest Experience at The Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2013

We truly feel that we are a lifestyle hotel and hope that every one of our guests feels as you do. Thank you so much for this wonderful review!

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Booked this online at one of those sites that doesnt say which hotel you are booking - we were SO excited to get into the Iron Horse. They must have had a last minute cancellation because its always booked! We loved our room - comfortable bed, great shower, funky but appropriate decor. Great location too! We walked to Summerfest and felt very safe. The next day we walked to the public market and all through the third ward shopping district! free wi-fi worked great and ALL of the staff were super friendly. Hope to be able to stay at this hotel again!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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JamesValona, Director of Guest Experiene at The Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2013

I am so happy to hear that you were able to stay with us and even more so that you enjoyed your time. Thank you so much for the review!

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

We were in town for the Tom Petty concert at Summerfest. Yes, the prices are a bit higher, but this place is so cool, it's worth it. Very eclectic decoration, friendly staff. The rooms are amazing, very classy, clean. We didn't eat at the restaurant, we wanted to hit some other spots in town. Some people have mentioned the loudness, thin walls, we did not have that problem at all. Only thing I would say that is a negative, they probably should let guests know there is a train runs by the hotel. But, it never was a problem for us. Love this place, will always stay there when we return to MKE.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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JamesValona, Director of Guest Experience at The Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2013

We had so many guests stay with us to see Tom Petty and I heard it was amazing. Thank you so much for the review and please come see us again!

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