The Iron Horse Hotel: Hip in Milwaukee

The Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the transformation of a 100-year-old warehouse into a one-of-a-kind hotel that delivers an authentic Milwaukee experience. The hotel caters to business travels and, more importantly, to motorcycle enthusiasts. Located a short walk or a quick spin over the bridge from the Iron Horse Hotel is the Harley-Davidson Museum. This 130,00-square-foot museum delivers the true Harley-Davidson experience, where motorcycle enthusiasts and history buffs alike will find rare artifacts and dramatic displays that tell the story of the motor company’s rich heritage in Milwaukee. The hotel also organizes every Thursday in The Yard from June through September its signature Bike Nights that includes contests, displays to bands and exhibitions.

The Iron Horse Hotel

Rooms in The Iron Horse Hotel are designed with subtle yet important features for riders such as tile entrances with custom hooks for hanging heavy leathers and a bench for removing and storing boots and helmets.  Even the Lobby is appropriately designed for guests arriving in high heels or riding boots. Meeting the needs of business travelers and motorcycle enthusiasts alike forced design creativity. Many of the concepts arose from focus groups of “road warriors” of both the briefcase and biker persuasions, such as rugged wood floors that are welcoming to both high heels and riding boots, and chic yet durable furniture, able to withstand heavy zippers and buckles yet cool and refined for business attire. Rooms are spacious and feature exposed brick walls and custom furnishings, as well as oversized rain showers, 42-inch LCD flat-screen TVs, and well-stocked bars. Free Wi-Fi and all the usual amenities are available. The hotel is also pet friendly, and the Smith restaurant on the premises offers a menu inspired by the rich culinary history and traditions of Wisconsin, and a 100+ bottle wine list.

The Iron Horse Hotel
The Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee
500 West Florida Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204
+1 888 543 4766

About Arnon Kohavi

Arnon is a tech entrepreneur and worldwide traveler. He writes hotel reviews and travel guides for Mapplr to help people find the best places and itineraries.