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"The most masculine hotel you can imagine" -- Condé Nast Traveler

The Iron Horse Hotel

Milwaukee, WI
  • One of Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotels for 2015
  • 100-year-old warehouse hotel with an upscale feel
  • Zagat-recommended restaurant does an ingenious Route 66 Sunday brunch
  • Rooms are loft style and large, with original features and exposed brick walls

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500 W Florida Street
Milwaukee, WI, 53204
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Housed within a 100-year-old warehouse, The Iron Horse Hotel is a restored gem. Guests at this upscale hotel will find themselves rubbing shoulders with business travelers, families and hipster couples alike. It’s not hard to deduce, though, that it’s primarily aimed at motorcycle enthusiasts -- as the Chicago Tribune says, “the décor is hard core," complete with chandeliers made from gear sticks and tattoo-inspired furnishings.

The hotel offers plenty of motorcycle-friendly facilities: There’s covered bike parking, an on-site bike wash and summertime Bike Nights celebrating motorcycle culture. It’s also across the bridge from the Harley-Davidson Museum -- a must for enthusiasts.

Though not situated right in the city center, the property is a 15-minute walk from the historic Third Ward district -- best known for its restaurants and shops, the Public Market and the Riverwalk. The hotel is a short drive or ride from other key attractions like the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Milwaukee Public Museum -- "among the best natural history museums in the country," says Fodor’s.

Back at the hotel, the in-house restaurant Smyth doesn’t disappoint, serving American fare with some regional Wisconsin highlights. Don’t miss the Sunday brunch, which is inspired by Route 66. There’s also a vintage cocktail bar and The Yard patio for al fresco drinking and snacking.

Loft-style rooms are large and have exposed brickwork, chunky rustic wood posts and original warehouse features. Pricier rooms are on the highest floors and have 12-foot-high ceilings and dramatic city views.

From the press:
  • "Most of the loft-style rooms retain the post-and-beam, exposed-brick interior of what was once a bedding factory" -- Lonely Planet
  • "Has all the amenities of any upscale joint, but it makes accommodations to the two-wheeled set. The decór is hard core -- the twisted metallic art pieces that adorn each room are made from former mufflers" -- Chicago Tribune
  • "This is the most masculine hotel you can imagine" -- Condé Nast Traveler


  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm.


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests

  • Child's crib or play n pack available free of charge for children (on request). No extra beds provided for children or adults.


  • Pets are allowed on request and will be charged an extra $75 per stay on checkout.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Black out dates include: May 16-18, June 25- July 5, July 19-22, July 25-26, August 15-16, & December 31st.

Getting there

It's 15 minutes by taxi from Milwaukee’s international airport. Valet parking is available for cars (extra charge applies). There's a free covered parking area for those arriving by motorcycle, and the hotel provides a hose and towels for washing, if required.


  • 500 W Florida Street
  • Milwaukee, WI, 53204
  • United States

Customer Service

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Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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