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Very Good 1891 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Great location in Milwaukee’s hip Fifth Ward
  • It’s a food lover’s dream — the Iron Horse has some of the hottest restaurants and bars in the city
  • Motorcycle Madness: The Iron Horse has been designed to delight motorcycle fans
  • All rooms have soaring ceilings and expansive windows
  • Service is ultra-personal and customized, with staff ready to arrange things to see and do around town
  • Guest bathrooms are smartly designed, with walk-in showers and rain-dome showerheads
  • Free WiFi

What To Know

  • The outdoor Yard restaurant is seasonal, open from Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • There’s a working freight railroad line next to the hotel, but rooms are well-insulated from noise
  • Parking is valet only and costs $30 per night
  • Although there’s no spa, massage and spa services can be booked in-room, and there’s a gym
  • The hotel welcomes canine guests with treats and water (there’s a one-time $75 cleaning fee)


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

Located in Milwaukee (Fifth Ward), The Iron Horse Hotel is minutes from Great Lakes Distillery and Clock Shadow Creamery. This 4-star hotel is close to BMO Harris Bradley Center and Milwaukee Art Museum.

Make yourself at home in one of the 100 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Your pillowtop bed comes with Egyptian cotton sheets. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 48-inch plasma televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Pamper yourself with onsite body treatments and facials. This Art Deco hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, wedding services, and a television in the lobby.

Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Milwaukee? This hotel has 4000 square feet (360 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. RV/bus/truck parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

The Iron Horse Hotel
500 W Florida Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States


4.5 Very Good 1891 Reviews
Reviewed 20 hours ago

Location is close to downtown Milwaukee and Harley Museum . This hotel is not worth $400 a night to stay I have stayed there three times now this time it was double. Must be under new management it was a lot nicer the first two times I stayed that's why I came back

Reviewed 21 hours ago

Wish we would have known we would be greeted by a closed off parking lot bc of a margherita tasting and all the people that came with it. Also kept awake half the night by a LOUD obnoxious group of men in the room next door. The noise comes right through the adjoining room door so don’t get that kind of room unless you request it for yourself.

Love The Iron Horse Hotel
Reviewed 1 day ago

My husband and myself always stay at The Iron Horse Hotel when we visit Milwaukee. Nicely decorated hotel and the rooms are incredible. The hotel is within walking distance of Third Ward which has great dining places and the Harley Davidson museum is close to the hotel. The staff are outstanding. Kathy Trumbetas is the best. We always make sure we book through her as she has everything organized and we don't have to worry about anything. She truly makes our stay special. She loves our dog Harley and he can't wait to see her upon our arrival. She always has treats for him and he always has kisses & love for her. Jordan the Valet makes sure our vehicle is well taken care of. He always has a great smile on his face and is so accomodating. My husband is notorious for leaving something plugged in which drains the car battery. Jordan makes sure it is boosted and ready to go by the time we are downstairs. The Yard is a great place to have a drink. The ambiance they have created makes you never want to leave. Have Dayja Anthony serve you as she has this beautiful smile from ear to ear even when she has put in a long day. These people really go the extra mile and as business owners ourselves we can truly appreciate that kind of service. We look forward to our return to The Iron Horse in a few weeks for our 35th Wedding anniversary and we know it will be special. Carol Axent

Hotel is always amazing with a great Concierge!
Reviewed 1 day ago

We visited the Iron Horse for our dog's 6th birthday! It was a wonderful weekend because of the awesome staff on hand. Kathy, the concierge goes above and beyond to help make your stay enjoyable! She is pleasant and accommodating and is very knowledgeable about the hotel and area. She made our stay a memorable one, especially for our dog! Huge plus, she LOVES dogs! The rest of the staff was also attentive and friendly. Great front desk staff! Our room was perfect!

Iron Horse - Romantic and Modern
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a great stay this last weekend. Margarita fest was going on and it was a lot of fun. We arrived Friday morning and waited maybe 20 minutes for our room. Jameson at the desk was knowledgeable and friendly. We took several of his recommendations. We ate Cheese Curds at Smyth, the restaurant in the hotel and loved it! Make sure to checkout Sweetdiner in the Third Ward for a spectacular brunch.