Repurposed 100 year old mattress factory in Milwaukee now hip Iron Horse Hotel

Chuck Dwyer's murals


At first glance the dramatic appearance of the Iron Horse Hotel, in Milwaukee’s happenin’ Fifth Ward nabe and just a short walk from the world’s only Harley-Davidson Museum, makes you think it’s going to be too-cool-for-school, but it manages to stop just short and surprise you by being all about warm, friendly hospitality and cozy comfort. This uber-trendy, loft-styled boutique hotel manages to pull off an industrial chic, bad-boy biker vibe (complete with iron chandeliers fashioned from motorcycle gears, 300-year-old pine ceiling beams, exposed brick walls, boxing bags in the fitness center, and massive iron hooks in the room for hanging up heavy bike leathers) while getting in touch with its feminine side. Luxe-loving ladies will appreciate the sophisticated neutral palette, marshmallow pillow top king-sized beds, floor-length velvet drapes and the oversized bathrooms complete with a whirlpool or gargantuan rain shower built for two.


The edgy lobby is appointed with an eclectic collection of memorabilia such as library chairs from the Bank of London, a 100-year-old billiards table, and another work by Dwyer, the "Americana Flag," which was created from over 30 pairs of jeans.


Bonus points for the

-bedroom sepia-toned wall murals of seductively posed local women, painted by Wisconsin artist Chuck Dwyer, to dispel the myth that women from the mid-west aren’t as attractive as women on either coast.

-fun-filled, tasty, Route 66-inspired brunch, which features signature dishes from fabled truck stops along the nostalgic highway



Services and Amenities:

The Iron Horse Hotel meets the distinct needs of both corporate and leisure guests with its special services, unparallel amenities and 100 non-smoking loft-style guest rooms. The Iron Horse Hotel features:


♦24-hour Fitness Center with on-call spa services

♦Complimentary wireless Internet

♦Custom furnishings and original artwork

♦Luxury linens, bedding and bath products

♦Oversize, tiled walk-in showers

♦24-hour valet parking

♦Manager of Desires personalized concierge service

♦Large and small dog-friendly policy


Special Amenities for Riders:

♦Complimentary, covered motorcycle parking

♦Rag bins and check-in carts - perfect for transporting saddle bag contents to your room

♦Rooms designed with tile entrances, boot benches and custom hooks for heavy leathers

♦Self-service bike wash

♦Post-ride rejuvenation massage services

♦On-site motorcycle rentals

♦Motorcycle Shipping and Receiving


Business Travel: As the industry's first urban luxury boutique hotel geared toward business travelers and motorcycle enthusiasts alike, we understand the need for those on business to unwind and for leisure travelers to stay in touch with the office.


♦Complimentary wireless Internet

♦Business Kiosks and on-call secretarial services, copies and faxing

♦Same-day dry cleaning and laundry

♦Fresh meeting spaces to custom create special events

♦Flat screen TVs with connectivity panels for operating and charging laptops, iPods�and mobile phones

♦Full in-room dining options with 24-hour menu


Dining and Nightlife

Dining options at The Iron Horse Hotel range from cozy spots in the lobby for the solo traveler to group dining in our full-service restaurant.




Iron Horse Hotel


500 W. Florida Street

Milwaukee, WI 53204

Region: Downtown


Phone: (414) 374-4766

Toll Free: (888) 543-IRON




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Janice Nieder

Janice Nieder could be the love child of Indiana Jones and Julia Child. She was a specialty food consultant for 12 years in New York, with a client list that included Tavern on the Green, Dean & Deluca and Sign of the Dove. After being bitten by the travel bug, her culinary adventures took her to over 90 countries, where she shared a smoked monkey dinner with a generous Shuar Indian family deep...(Read More)

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