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Doherty Hotel

604 North McEwan Street, Clare, MI 48617
Doherty Hotel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Naturally, we made reservations months ahead of our wedding day. We booked the honeymoon suite for our wedding night. After our ceremony (which wasn't late night) around 7pm, we arrived at The Doherty to check in. However, the a-holes working at this joint decided to give our room away. (We even had our rehearsal dinner here!) Apparently, reservations MONTHS in... More 

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Clio, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We are coming back. Thank you to all the staff who work at the Doherty Hotel your hospitality was excellent.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Enjoyed a very good lunch at the Doherty on our way home from skiing up North. The service and the food were very good, with an exception selection of soups and sandwiches to choose from. Service was quick and we were back on our way in little over 90 minutes. Would recommend this establishment for a lunch break on trips... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This hotel has everything you need. It has an indoor pool and hot tub. It's in the best location in town. If your looking for a place to stay you can't go wrong here. They have a restaurant that is pretty good. Everything in town is in walking distance. The rooms are clean and the staff is friendly.

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northern michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This historic hotel is reasonably priced and has a good restaurant and a great bar. If your looking for a nice dinner in a small town this fits the bill. From sandwiches to steaks the food is very good. If you would rather have some cocktails and great bar food the bar is lively and fun. Very nice wait staff... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

While this hotel is convenient, clean and offers good on-site services, the only reason they can charge the rates they do is because there's only one other hotel in town. But it is what it is. I think the beds are too firm for me, but it's always hit and miss with hotels anyway. The staff is friendly and the... More 

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Essexville, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

Thanks for the fun get away. Breakfast is awesome. Old charm. Love staying here. Staff is awesome front desk people very kind and helpful. Love the king size bed rooms. Very quiet and comfortable feel at home whenever we visit. Dinning room and bar area awesome. Thank

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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A rare find in the small town of Clare Michigan. I had seen the hotel for very many years but never had the opportunity to stop until now. Wish I had not waited for so long. Built in the 20s and retaining a lot of the old time charm. Very nicely maintained with very helpful and cheery staff. There is... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The beds were very firm and we're used to a nice supportive pillowtop. At least we didn't wake up with a backache. The sofa and chairs were like big pieces of solid foam, very uncomfortable. The side tables and cocktail tables were extremely worn. If you decide to have dinner in the restaurant, don't have the prime rib. The prime... More 

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Ingersoll, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Doherty Hotel in Clare, Michigan is a old well established family run hotel. We stay there when we go on our golfing holiday and golf at The Pines, about 20 minutes away. The friendly and competent staff make our stay very enjoyable. We look forward to returning every year at the Canadian Thanksgiving time.

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