A Milwaukee boutique hotel with style
Crafting the perfect boutique hotel for the motorcycle aficionado came relatively easy in this handsome historic brick building that houses The Iron Horse Hotel, which dates back to the early 1900s. Located mere yards from the Harley-Davidson Museum (the motorcycle manufacturer is headquartered in Milwaukee), the six-story Iron Horse Hotel not only caters to bike lovers with its amenities, it embraces the rugged mystique of the cyclist. Along with covered parking for motorcycles and an on-site bike washing station, the 102 guest rooms feature benches for placing helmets and boots and custom hooks built to hold the weight of leather jackets. The décor pays homage to the area’s industrial history by highlighting the natural assets of the building with Cream City brick, Hemlock posts and beams. The hotel is built next to an active railroad track, along which freight cars pass a couple of times during the day. Tourists can hop on their cycles or into their cars and arrive at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino in two minutes or the nationally lauded, Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion of the Milwaukee Art Museum in 10 minutes. For travelers who bring their dogs in tow, the hotel is also canine-friendly.