The Iron Horse Hotel provides the sort of experience that leaves you wondering why you'd stay anywhere else. Yes, it's more expensive, but it is so worth every penny.
We were spending the weekend in Milwaukee, taking in a Brewers game and Summerfest, something we do almost every summer. Usually we'd try one of those hotel pricing sites and look for a nice place (4 stars) with good reviews and pick the one with the lowest price. This time, we tried a new tactic - just go for it!
The Iron horse is perfection in all ways. A very attentive staff, extremely comfortable rooms with great amenities, fabulous bars and, we hear, the food was also great. (We wanted to explore the Walker's Point area and we did not dine in the hotel.)
The location of this gem is one of the best attributes. We walked almost everywhere, discovering terrific restaurants and bars in the neighborhood, and even a microbrewery with an amazing tour (MKE)! We also took in the Harley Davidson Museum which is a just a 5 minute walk across the bridge. We are not motorcycle people, but the history of this company and it's bikes are really cool. After a long day or night of walking, we returned to our hotel, enjoying a drink in "The Yard" or at the bar indoors - both have fabulous bartenders who make amazing cocktails and really know their craft.
We did not bring our dog, but the Iron horse is pet-friendly and it was a treat for us to chat up the various dog owners and their furry friends. Perhaps the beagle will join us next time!
You'll see lots of Harley's and their owners at the Iron Horse and the vibe can only be described as unique in the best possible sense. An upscale yet fun, anything-goes home base from which to explore an up-and-coming neighborhood.
You can spend less and decide that the hotel is not really part of the travel experience - we've done that and if you're not spending much time in your room it's a legitimate choice. But in our view, the hotel is part of the experience, and the Iron Horse turned our typical weekend in Milwaukee into an an amazing adventure we will not forget.
- 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