When we opened our doors in 2008 it sparked more than a cult-like following among motorcycle lovers. The Walker’s Point neighborhood we call home was often heralded as the “next big thing”— but never quite found its footing. A decade later, the opening of The Iron Horse Hotel is lauded as the turning point for this district, which now boasts a bevy of award-winning foodie destinations, bustling bars, popular coffee shops, and mod boutiques.
It comes as no surprise to any guest that walks through the doors of this former mattress factory that this hotel is a game-changer. A venerable melting pot of local characters and the see-and-be-seen crowd, you’ll often find tatted bike-lovers mixing and mingling with fashionistas and busy business travelers. The hotel itself is the brainchild of developer and renaissance man Tim Dixon, who is also the driving force behind the historic The Last Hotel in downtown St. Louis.
Over the years we have become almost as well known for our unique events as our world-class amenities and service. Our annual Kentucky Derby Party has been known to sell out all the bourbon in the place, and our throwback Repeal of Prohibition celebration brings costumed locals and excited guests together for a night of boozy delights.
Defined by its original Cream City brick and heavy timber post-and-beam construction, the hotel was an industrial chic décor pioneer. In the lobby, custom chandeliers feature motorcycle gears and throwing knives while apothecary cabinets are filled with antiques and curiosities. And guests don’t want to miss our most quintessential object d’art—a massive American flag fashioned out of 52 pairs of hand-painted denim jeans that hangs proudly in the lobby.