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“Very nice older hotel.”
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Doherty Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Clare
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Stayed here during my husband's grandmothers birthday celebration. It was your average hotel with some old time charm. Staff was very nice and helpful. We used the area by the pool for an after party. It was a very nice pool and lounge area! It looked like one of the nicer hotels to stay in the area.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Doherty hotel surely looks fascinating as you enter the lobby with it big chandelier and huge space...we didn't book it before, we took it as one night break while traveling...room is decent big,bed good...they provide toiletries, coffee in room....no microwave or refrigerator was there....price was good and competitive...they offer breakfast free weekdays and weekend we paid 10.95 per head,,..it was good with plenty of choices with live custom omelette counter, fresh fruits ,pancakes, toast,cereal,sausages,,,..waiters were really helpful, always trying to please you which is great....dining staffs are really awesome,,they do have a jacuzzi, good size swimming pool...overall great choice when you are neighboring area...

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

I have been staying here so long that I have forgotten how many years I have been coming here. My spouse and I often stay here if we have a concert or football game in Mt Pleasant and it is always enjoyable. The Pere-Marquette bike trail now starts across the street from the hotel by the library and runs to Midland. One of the best in the state and now convenient to park/stay at the Doherty and ride the trial. Biking the trail was the reason for our visit this time around Check in was easy and quick and actually, they allowed us to check in early as our room was ready. The restored old floors in the lobby are beautiful. Room was very clean and lots of space in the king suite. After returning from a concert in Mt P we drank at the bar for about 3 hours. Staff there was great, especially the bartender, and people at the bar were all very friendly. Quiet night's sleep and even the wedding going on the evening at the hotel was no problem. It is an older hotel but they more than make up for it with friendliness and customer service. Will continue to stay here when in the area.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank bikeboy62
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

We love this hotel. It isn't fancy and the décor hasn't changed since we started staying here 10 years ago. We could easily stay somewhere that has flat screen TV's in each room, Jacuzzi tubs and the latest décor, but we don't. We stay because of the staff/service, cleanliness and the location. We know that every time we stay at the Doherty, we will be treated well by people who care what they do and where they work. Personally, I find this very refreshing.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

This was our first visit to Clare as part of a group golf trip. There were some very nice points to the hotel, but the not-so-nice outweighed them in our humble opinion.
The good:
Great staff - very friendly, accomodating, welcoming.
Really good food - had 2 dinners and 3 breakfasts and would stop in for dinner again even if not staying at the hotel
Nice location right in the middle of downtown

Why we won't stay again:
We had booked an upgrade to the package with Room 114 - suite with whirlpool tub. The room had a window directly to the pool with the bedroom window to the outside. Carpet felt a little 'tacky' - but we thought maybe it was because the room was next to the pool. Furnishings/bedroom could use an upgrade. Even with every light on in all rooms, it was very dark and even difficult to see in the suitcase in the bedroom or have a comfortable reading light in the living room. I was going to make a quick pot of coffee and just happened to look into the water resevoir of the coffee pot (just an odd habit of mine) and there was a bug (about 1/2") inside and the whole inside was dirty. My husband took the whole pot to the reception desk and they promptly sent a much cleaner pot to the room. Met our friends for drinks in the bar - which seemed to have no air conditioning and the drinks were weak - so moved to the dining area for dinner. Nice dinner and no complaints about the food. Then back to the room, where there were bugs (twice) in the bathroom. So now I'm really not all that comfortable with the room - it's dark so I don't know if I can see bugs on the carpet - and I know that they're in the room. UGH. If we weren't with a group, we would have checked out after the first night.

So although the staff was great, we won't stay again.

Room Tip: Don't choose a ground floor room next to the pool.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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4  Thank NanComm
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Additional Information about 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: $94 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 157
Also Known As:
Doherty Hotel Clare

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