The Iron Horse Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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


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.

Rooms & Rates

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  • 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged an extra $75 per stay on checkout.

Cancellation: 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: Valet Parking is $30 per day. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

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

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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