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Doherty Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Clare
Lakeside Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“I remember...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2008

I stayed there because I formerly lived in Clare, many years ago and know the Hotel.. It is a grand old hotel and has it's charm, but it does need a little upgrading, painting the sleeping rooms would be nice, and it needs a face lift out in front...I remember when it looked really grand...the food is very good and the staff is always very nice and friendly...i will return, probably many more times, because Clare was my home. It's a nice relaxing get away..go St Patricks weekend and you will have a fun time...

  • Liked — beds are comfortable.. the restaurant is very good..staff is very friendly and accommodating.
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Mecosta
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2007

spent a very relaxing night cheaply, $54 for a very clean room that was first booked with two twin beds and immediately upgraded to a double on check-in, and that included breakfast. Found the staff to very helpful, the food very good, the spa and pool very nice. A wonderful Grande Dame of an establishment a little faded with time but offers a great history. The Holiday Inn
Express is twice the price with no ambience or nice linen table cloth breakfasts. Ths staff here cares about their hotel and guests.

  • Stayed October 2007, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank cormac55
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MI
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2007

What a wonderful old hotel! We were told it was built in 1924.
So much character. The staff is excellent, front desk help was very helpful and the food amazing. The wait staff great.
Jim Doherty was available for any questions we had.
I would recommend this to any travelor who is just tired of all the cold modern places to stay.
This place is warm and friendly.
What a gem!

Stayed September 2007
Helpful?
2 Thank HavinfunMI
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Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
152 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2007

We stayed in the new wing of the hotel. The room was standard, but clean.

What stood out during the stay was our lunch in the hotel's restaurant. The food was great, and our server was very outgoing and courteous. Made a very nice impression.

  • Stayed April 2007, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank phoenikia
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2007

I really want to like the Doherty--family owned, not a chain--downtown in a (very) small city. In December, I had a room with a view of the downtown Christmas lights--lovely. The staff is friendly.

And the restaurant is very good.

But the cheaper rooms are small and old; TV is only 19". And the biggest negative is the smoking--you can get nonsmoking rooms, but you have to walk through the lobby that is saturated with smoke-- the hotel bar is open to the lobby and you just can't escape it.
I still stay there from time to time because sometimes it has the best rates, but mostly I stay at a newer, less smoky chain hotel nearby--and go to the Doherty for lunch or dinner.

  • Stayed April 2007
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank SeasonedTraveler09
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Excellent and Highly Recommend to others. Very Clean. Staff friendly and prompt. Excellent food as well. Will stay at again. :)

Stayed July 2007
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2007

We were very pleased with the comfoft of the rooms, hospitality of the staff and owners. Food was great.

Overall facility was very clean

We plan on going againwhen we travel through the area. Looked at some of the upcoming events and we will plan our trips around them if possible

  • Stayed November 2006, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank Jake72
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Additional Information about Doherty Hotel

Property: Doherty Hotel
Address: 604 N McEwan St, Clare, MI 48617-1499
Region: United States > Michigan > Clare County > Clare
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Clare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 157
Also Known As:
Doherty Hotel Clare

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