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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 2050 Reviews
Our favorite Milwaukee Hotel
Reviewed 15 hours ago

Ever since I attended a work meeting here and was stunned to see such a unique and stylish hotel with dog treats by the elevator and a list of their VIP pooches, I was hooked on this place. Outstanding service, clean and creative rooms, great food and decor and if anything isn’t right-they make it so. Whenever we return it’s always our first choice. Summertime can get a little pricey with all the events nearby but then so much is just a quick Uber away!

Best rooms in Milwaukee
Reviewed 17 hours ago

Me and my wife made our way back to the motherland for a surprise Valentine’s Day trip. First time visiting the Iron Horse even though we easily spend 3 months a year in my hometown/her favorite city.
Upon walking in, We were blown away by the lobby. Dripping with cool it was industrial chic at it’s finest. I was greeted immediately by the valet when we arrived, walked through the main entrance and was greeted by a lovely smile and hello from passing staff, walked to the front desk another lovely warm smile from a lovely woman that introduced herself as Cash. Check in was quick and easy. We were offered to be escorted to the room, but declined.
The rooms here are unbelievable. Beautiful lofted ceilings, great views, awesome bathroom. Only thing I wish had been different is a bathtub. Shower only, and it was a very nice shower, but I love a good tub.
We were unaware of a motorcycle show in town so the bar and restaurant were packed. There was live music and the place was jumping. We decided we weren’t leaving the hotel our entire trip! We sat at the bar Friday as well as Saturday night. The staff here is the coolest! D.J., Nick, Dan and Matt were great. The drink list was fantastic as were the burgers that we ate two nights in a row. Every single time I was downstairs no matter the time of day for three days straight D.J. was there. I think he may live there. He was a gracious host, recommended other places to go and really seemed to love what he did.
Just a travel tip in general. Always ask the bartender where you should hangout. 9/10 they will send you someplace cool you haven’t heard of.

Great Stay! Absolutely will be back! New favorite hotel in the country.

Mama Tried Weekend
Reviewed 22 hours ago

I was an invited builder to Mama Tried bike show. This hotel made the weekend perfect, they greeted us in are room with a bottle of white wine for my wife and 6 different local craft beers. Everything was perfect from start to finish.

Best experience ever !!!!!
Reviewed 22 hours ago

Nicest, coolest and friendliest hotel ever !
Best hotel we ever stayed in ! Very interesting decor and food was amazing :) it was quite the experience and we can’t wait to come back again! Extremely comfortable and friendly atmosphere!

Great Hotel
Reviewed 2 days ago

Overall great weekend at a very cool location. Please note: If you are visiting from out of town, you are not downtown but in a great urban area - Great location if you want to be near the Harley Museum