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Doherty Hotel

604 North McEwan Street, Clare, MI 48617
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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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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife had business in Clare on a Friday and invited me to drive up with her from Grand Rapids the night before. She had reserved a room at the Doherty in advance for a little under eighty bucks. We arrived a little late, around 10 p.m., but there was a friendly young man on duty at the front desk... More 

Thank Iam H
Saginaw, Michigan
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108 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to give the Doherty one more try after a bad experience in the bar area of the hotel. We ate in the dining room and the service and meal were back to the standard we have come to know at the Doherty. The meals were very good as was the salad bar. The homemade chicken rice soup was... More 

Thank Jim N
Holland MI
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This non-flagged property gives you a very good value for the money. We were on a cross-state bicycle ride and chose the Doherty for our half-way stay. We will stay there again. Rooms in the older section are large and comfortable, if a bit outdated. Rates are commensurate, however. The restaurant is also moderately priced, and a hotel stay includes... More 

Thank JohnHollandMI
Punta Gorda, Florida
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting friends at the hotel. the rooms were clean and had lots of room. We dined here . The food was good and the service great. I would recommend this place if you are in the area. There is a donut shop near the hotel that has a bit of history about the area. Their donuts are great.

Thank Ted K
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stay here several times a year. They have a fabulous restaurant and bar onsite and the owners and staff are the best! Rooms are clean and comfortable. I would definitely recommend this hotel!!

Thank Denise H
Macomb, Michigan
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a couple of nights and found this hotel to be very nice. The rooms were quite large, quiet and clean and the beds comfortable. Prices were average for the area. It is right in downtown Clare. The pool was very neat and clean. It also has a large Jacuzzi. The best thing about our stay was... More 

Thank Dan B
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80 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Hotel has the possibility to be great, but the room we had in the " new part" needed work. A/C did not work on high and was very noise on low. Room was uncomfortably warm. Notice that the wall coverings need repair/replace. Room decor was dared and tired . Definitely not a 1 st class place. Free breakfast was on... More 

Thank Judy S
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This hotel is an excellent place to stay if you are visiting mid Michigan. The rooms are clean and quiet, and the staff does an excellent job meeting the needs of its guests. The restaurant serves excellent food and the bar has a comfortable atmosphere. The family members of the owner work at the hotel and are usually on premises,... More 

Thank Don H
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52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This place was quite a find in rural Michigan. I was not expecting anything this Classy. The rooms are great, service is excellent. The food is superb. Their chef is something else. Tee breakfast is included in the room (Mon to Fri) and was among the best I've had anywhere. An average meal with drinks was averaging about $35.00 each.... More 

Thank wrs437
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Comfortable king size bed in the old section of the hotel very close to the elevator. There was lots of space in the room. Check out time was noon which gave us plenty of time to go get breakfast before packing up.

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