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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 55 Hotels in Milwaukee
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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
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“Great hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We live in nearby Chicago. We drove to Milwaukee to attend a Brewers-Mets game. We stayed at the Iron Horse Hotel for 1 night. I understand why the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. It's a very cool hotel and they make a great sangria! :)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

My husband and I were blown away. The attention to details and serving up any guest's needs are just what these people do. From the time we checked in to the time we left we were bathed with great customer service. Breakfast was a delight. Eating in a sunroom of sorts with the natural light was great. Karen and Jason were on their game. We later that evening had cocktails and dinner in the restaurant and again everything was exceptional. He had remembered our names from breakfast and upon walking up to have dinner we were personally greeted and welcomed as we were "A-List" diners. Thanks for making this trip such an awesome experience and treating every guest this way shows just why your hotel is the best in Milwaukee and maybe in the country. We will be back very soon and will share our story with anyone who will listen

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rose H
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JamesValona, Director of Guest Experience at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
The staff is what truly makes the hotel wonderful and I appreciate your kind comments about them. Thank you so much and we hope to see you soon!
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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Great room, really cool decor. Great outdoor bar and lounge. Outstanding bed and linnens. I'll be back next time MKE calls. The room service is a smidge pricey. About a 10 minute walk or a $5 cab ride to town. the in room coffee maker offers single serve that was super weak. Next time I'll just bring my own coffee.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank Paul G
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JamesValona, Director of Guest Experience at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
We hope Milwaukee calls soon so you come and stay with us! Thank you for the review!
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I fell in love with this place! staff is friendly! you get a complimentary drink when you check in. they are pet friendly which is a plus. the rooms are so clean and spacious! there is a bar and restaurant in the building. All the bath products are from h2o which is a great! The bath room is modern and clean. It is pricey but if you can afford to stay there you definitely should!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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JamesValona, Director of Guest Experience at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
I really like the H2O products too. They have such a great scent. Thank you for posting a review and come see us again!
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Olney, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

My husband and I own a Harley motorcycle and had planned to spend part of our vacation going to the Harley Museum in Milwaukee. When I found out the Iron Horse Hotel catered to motorcycle riders, I checked into the price of a room. We found it pricey compared to other hotels, but decided to stay since it was so close to the museum. This hotel is so unique and beautiful! It is upscale, yet cozy. Even though we walked in sweaty from our ride and had tossed hair, we felt welcome. We were able to park the motorcycle right in front of the hotel, which was well lit at night. Our room was large with a king size bed. One wall had a large mural painted and another was exposed brick from the old building. Our only complaint was the shower. There was a rain-shower head and a handheld. I am not a fan of the rain shower and we both felt the handheld needed to be up higher on the wall. We only ate one meal there, which was in their bar. Our waiter was attentive and the food was great. Great place to stay!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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JamesValona, Director of Guest Experience at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
I am so happy to hear that you decided to stay with us and that you had a great time. Thank you for the review!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The hotel is cozy and tucked away from other hotels. We arrived on a Sunday so we received a mid-week special rate. Also, because it was a Sunday, we were able to park on the street. The Valet workers gave us the phone number for the Milwaukee police to call and let them know we'd be parking on the street that night. We ate dinner out on the patio and it was lovely and the food was great. Our waiter was funny and took good care of us. We stopped in the bar for a drink before heading to our room. The bar was also nice and the bartender was very friendly. The room was very classy and the sheets were wonderfully soft. I would highly recommend this hotel for a great place to stay in Milwaukee.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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JamesValona, Director of Guest Experience at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
I am so happy to hear that you had such a great time with us. We would very much like to have you back next time you are in Milwaukee!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Prior to the Eagles announcing their Chicago dates, the closest venue was at Summerfest in Milwaukee. I had been planning a large party for a big birthday for my husband 6 days after the Milwaukee show and thought it would be fun to surprise him with these concert tix and sneak in a short get away just prior to the party. I was looking for a very nice hotel, close to Summerfest. When I saw the Iron Horse, I knew it was perfect!

We were not disappointed. Such a cool hotel! The loft rooms are exactly as shown in the online pictures. I loved the casual feel of this upscale hotel! We arrived just a little after 3 on a Sunday and our room was ready. I had booked a king loft, at checkin they said we were getting a upgraded room . I think this upgrade was to a slightly larger room on a higher floor. It was spacious and very clean. The bathroom was also very large. Loved the high ceilings and the bed was very comfortable.

We had a late lunch at the loft shortly after arriving. Great food with live music.

Took a cab to Summerfest, but afterwards hard to find one and it was an easy walk back.-just about a mile.

We only stayed one night at the Iron Horse- wish it was longer! If we ever have reason to stay in Milwaukee again- I wouldn't think twice about where to stay!.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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JamesValona, Director of Guest Experience at Iron Horse Hotel, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
What is really great is that we are only and hour away from you to come back and stay with us longer than one night! Thank you so much and I am sure we will see you soon!
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Property: Iron Horse Hotel
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 Business Hotel in Milwaukee
#1 Luxury Hotel in Milwaukee
#2 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee
#2 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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