I travel to Milwaukee for business and pleasure at least ten times a year, and have stayed at all of the regular places (Hyatt, Hilton, Hampton Inn, Doubletree, etc.). A friend of mine recommended the Iron Horse, and after checking it out online, I decided to give it a try. BOY was I happy I did that!
As other reviewers have said, Yes, all of the amazing reviews are well deserved. From the architectural style of the outside of the hotel (an old warehouse), to the inside lobby and bar (tall ceilings with exposed beams, a great pool table, fresh fruit out for the taking, free coffee throughout the day made by the restaurant, complimentary internet, etc), it was extremely inviting. It felt like I had been transported to a loft in New York that had been fully furnished with a southwestern vibe of high end furniture. Big flat tv's, huge 2 sink bathrooms with a shower with a opaque wall, a giant desk, super comfy bed, etc. I really didn't want to leave this room once I got to it! Business or pleasure, it would be the perfect hideaway.
The service was top notch, and there was always someone asking me if I needed anything. At one point in my stay, I was sitting on a couch waiting for a friend in the lobby, when a staff member came up to me and brought me a tall glass of ice water. I asked him why he did that, and he said that just in case I was thirsty, they wanted to be sure I was taken care of. I LOVED IT! They were always trying to be one step ahead of me. Whether it be wanting a coffee, a drink, a tip for a restaurant, etc., they were on top of it. I truly believe that the staff of the Iron Horse was on par the Ritz Carlton or the Peninsula in Chicago.
All I can say to finish this is up, is just do it. Book the room. Get a high floor with a good view. And don't leave!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Iron Horse
- Iron Horse Milwaukee