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Doherty Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Clare
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Fantastic stay in a fantastic town. Clean and well maintained charming hotel with professional polite staff.Looking forward to returning soon. Restaurant was great and their breakfast was hot and fresh. Stay with confidence at the Doherty.

Room Tip: They have a charming older section and also a newer wing
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Recently stayed at the Doherty for a weekend golf package. The hotel is old and it does show its age but our group enjoyed our stay. The decor is old looking and it looks like renovations are in progress at different spots throughout the hotel. I found the beds to be comfy and rooms to be large and not crowded with furniture. They have a really good buffet breakfast each morning in the restaurant. There was plenty to choose from and even an omelet station on one morning. We also used the Irish pub each evening to wind down with a few pints. They have a great menu as well. They a have a friendly and helpful staff that were great to talk to. Would definitely stay again

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Having grown up in Michigan, I've heard about the famed Doherty Hotel for decades. My partner and I met two other couples, and their kids, for an overnight rendezvous. Our group had three rooms, and we stayed (and based) out of one of their JFK suites. While it had space for days, things were shockingly dirty and dusty, and fixtures were visibly broken (see pictures).

The 2nd floor "ice machine" was just a large, plastic container full of ice with a scoop. My stomach about turned when I heard two teenage boys talking about what fun it'd be to pee in it. How can that be allowed by the health department???

We also had to sign into wifi after about a half an hour of any device not being in use. It was so obnoxious to pick up your phone, tablet, or get on your laptop only to find out, every time, that you had to reconnect to their Internet and enter in a username and password.

Lastly, there were eight of us in our JFK suite playing UNO Attack and Euchre well into the early morning hours. Every single one of us had BLACK feet when we showered the next morning. That tells me how much this property invests in cleaning their carpets.

While there are not a lot of options in Clare, if you're going to be in a dirty room, you might as well spend a heck of a lot less than you would at the Doherty.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Clinton C
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We stayed here while attending a family wedding. The hotel is in a great location and although an older building, it is clean, quiet, and affordable. We had amazing service and the staff here were very friendly. The restaurant was incredible with fine cuisine. I would recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Marina B
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Dark, out dated, comforters were very old and smelled off. I hate to leave this review, but this place has not kept up with other hotel standards at the price we were charged. The beds are uncomfortable and you get a flat old worn pillow per spot. I had to request additional pillows, that were also flat. The hotel had missing molding every where in the room and throughout the hotel. The wall paper was pealing in our room too.

Stayed: March 2017
Thank Jill D
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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
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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:
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