Honestly, I love trains. I imagine that bikers love that big diesel engine sound, even in the middle of the night. When you're laying in the most comfortable bed in the world, it's so easy to drift back off to sleep once the engine has passed......and for the first four hours that I was in bed, I slept so soundly that I heard nothing. The hotel IS called the Iron Horse, right?
For us, having that great river and city view was worth it. That and the beautiful new bridges on 6th Street made for many photo ops over the hours we spent in our wonderful room.
James or one of the other reservation people can easily put you on an upper floor or away from the trains, so just ask. If you are reading these reviews, you are aware of the potential issue, so call the hotel up and discuss it. Customer care is what they are all about. Don't let a few uninformed guests who did no research before they booked their rooms talk you out of trying the best hotel in town.
This hotel was born from the brilliant minds of a former carpenter/roofer who is now a developer, a fantastic artist and designer who is also very down-to-earth, and a chef who is a local and knows what a hungry guy wants at the end of a long, stressful day or bike ride. There are plenty of hotels for people who want just to eat ordinary food or sleep in run-of-the-mill surroundings. If you want an exceptional experience, you must try this place.
I'll not repeat what others have said; I just wanted to add that you should spend a little money and treat yourself to a unique experience for a special occasion or just an escape from the ordinary routine. You deserve it. We will be returning again and again. It's great to have finally found a hotel designed for adults.
- 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