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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


Exceptional Stay

This was my wife and I’s second stay at the Iron Horse Hotel, I’m happy to say the property has only improved over the years. New improvements were made to their outdoor patio, a new restaurant was added, and the exceptional service remained. We’ve previously know Iron Horse to be a bit on the pricey side but they’ve added happy hour specials and outlets with a myriad of options. We stayed with our dog and the staff was extremely accommodating with helping with our crate, luggage, and make sure we were comfortable. Highly recommend a room on the 6th floor. Special thanks to Keanan, Jay, Lance, and the rest of the staff that made our stay exceptional.

Wonderful spot!
Catherine K

Such a great hotel, beautiful decor and room amenities, and the staff was super friendly. I would definitely stay here again - its in a great location as well! The lobby was conducive for working, and the room was very relaxing. The bathroom felt like a spa too!

Surprise Birthday stay

I wanted to surprise my boyfriend, and take him someplace special to celebrate and ease his stress of turning 59. I live just 20 minutes west of Milwaukee, and am an advocate of exploring where you live, and 'Being a visitor in your own home town'. There are many wonderful areas of Milwaukee to experience: Third Ward, Downtown, Bayview, Riverwest and First Ward, to name a few. I have been to the Iron Horse several times to drink and dine at Branded and their outdoor 'Yard' area in the summer, of which I have enjoyed the atmosphere, urban setting and creative energy.

This visit, however, trumps them all.

After finding a great 'Fabulous fall' package, I booked our room for one night. I called to ask a few additional questions, and Stephanie at the hotel was very informative. The day before our arrival, I called to confirm our reservation. I had the pleasure of talking with Veronica at the front desk, who went above and beyond to make sure our stay was very special. We qualified for a complimentary room upgrade, and Veronica put us in a corner king suite, high level. She also asked what else I would like in the room to celebrate and Birthday man.

Upon our arrival, we were greeted warmly by Veronica at the front desk, she checked us in, chatted a bit and offered us a welcome beverage. With eager anticipation we went up to our 5th floor room, and were blown away from the moment we opened the door. The room was generous and outstanding, great views and there were little treasures awaiting him: Craft beers, a cheese board, chocolates and bottled waters. Needless to say, he was ecstatic and we loved everything about the room: Exposed brick walls, industrial and urban theme, pony skin bench, great furniture and wall mural, expansive bathroom and awesome views of the city. The bed was a lusciously comfortable King that enveloped you as you laid in it.

Later that evening we took a quick Uber to the Fiserv Forum for a Bucks game, however we could have easily stayed at the hotel to further enjoy the room, amenities and surroundings. The area around Iron Horse has craft breweries, Distillery and bar/restaurants, within walking distance.

Breakfast was included with our package, and I had an interesting and delicious Savory Grits, kale and poached egg breakfast.

Veronica was there in the morning to greet us again and asked how our stay was, and if there was anything else we needed. I honestly don't know what else she could have done to make our stay any better! THANK YOU!

I look forward to our return.

-Side note: They did let me know that there are railroad tracks along the north side of the building. We only heard some boxcars moving about 11:30pm, and it actually was a neat sound to lull us to sleep. (however they do have earplugs in the room, if you wish to use them)