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The Clarke Hotel

314 W. Main Street, Waukesha, WI 53186
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Ranked #2 of 8 hotels in Waukesha
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A renovated, twenty room hotel with critical flaws, the Clarke is a property that you will either love or hate. Allow me to explain. Opened in 2008 after a well executed renovation of four historic properties joined together to comprise the hotel, this boutique lodging sits in the heart of historic downtown Waukesha. As with many re-purposed historic properties, the... More

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Milwaukee, WI
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We attended a wedding at the Rotunda this past weekend, which is one block away. Absolutely cannot beat the location if you're getting married there. There was a block party event over the weekend, but the GM Dave emailed us before we got there to let us know. He was there when I arrived on Friday, and personally walked me... More

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David S, General Manager at The Clarke Hotel, responded to this review

Hello! My staff and I very much enjoyed meeting you, your friends and their family during the special wedding weekend in Waukesha! I am very happy to hear you all enjoyed the accommodations. It was my pleasure to assist you in setting up the reservations and talking about the hotel industry in general! Best Regards, Dave Smart General Managr More

Crystal Lake
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a special get away weekend to do some antique shopping and to relax and celebrate our anniversary. Unfortunately with the hotel being located on the same street as many bars, there was not enough peace and quiet at night to sleep at all. We were interested in this hotel because it was central to many antique shops in... More

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David S, General Manager at The Clarke Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, I appreciate you choosing The Clarke Hotel as part of your experience in downtown Waukesha. I am so sorry that your stay was not perfect. Your constructive criticisms are correct and we are working on solutions to them. I believe I was the one who made you your drink at the bar Friday evening. I am so sorry I... More

San Jose, CA
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though there was some noise, I loved my stay here. Most of all the restaurant across the street and easy access to the downtown made it a great spot. Pros: - Right in the middle of their cute downtown area. - Across the street from an amazing foodie restaurant called Taylor's People's Park - Luxurious beds and clean rooms... More

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David S, General Manager at The Clarke Hotel, responded to this review

Hello! I am glad to hear that you had the opportunity to enjoy what our hotel and Waukesha's downtown has to offer. I apologize that you experienced some outside street noise. Parking can be a challenge on Friday nights during the summer. We do offer complimentary parking in municipal parking lots on blocks adjacent to the hotel or valet parking... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location close to Carroll University was a huge plus and being within walking distance to many downtown shops and restaurants was also great. With a building built in a triangle between streets, it was interesting to navigate through the hotel. It was like Frank Lloyd Wright designed the building, 30 degree angles here, 60 degree angles there. Getting to the... More

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David S, General Manager at The Clarke Hotel, responded to this review

On behalf of my staff and I, thank you for staying with us as well as your positive comments. I am glad you enjoyed the guest suite and the eccentric layout of our hotel! We just completed preventative maintenance of our guest room heating/air conditioning units, so they are now considerably less noisy. We hope to see you again soon!... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking forward to staying at The Clarke Hotel. The interior of hotel is impressive and the room was very nice. The location was perfect for my needs. But, I could not get the TV to work. I was looking forward to watching the final round of the PGA Championship. I reported the problem with the TV to the... More

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David S, General Manager at The Clarke Hotel, responded to this review

Steven J, I am very sorry about our lack of service in fixing the issue with your television. It should not have happened. All of our employees have been retrained in fixing most issues we may experience with the TV's and we are working to ensure there are no problems in the future. I am also so sorry we didn't... More

St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The hotel room was great, but about 5 hours after I checked out I realized I left 2 brand-name tops (one of which still had the tag on it) hanging in the closet I called the hotel and was told by the manager that the tops were not in the closet or the lost and found, and that the housekeeper... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We wanted to get out of Milwaukee to stay overnight after a concert. It was just what we needed. Delightful coffee/breakfast spot on the corner, quiet nights sleep and we had a head start the next morning for our trip back to MPLS. Very nice rooms and friendly staff. BTW, Once you have a key you don't need to buzz... More

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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

About a year ago, I was searching for a high quality but lower priced hotel for a night getaway. I booked what I thought was a suite room, but when I arrived, I was sent to the top floor of this hotel where the rooms were smaller. It wasn't what I was expecting, but still was a very nice hotel.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We arrived later in the evening to find out that there is no parking lot for the hotel, it would be nice if that was on the web site. The front desk person was very pleasant. When we entered the room the light bulb in the entry was burned out and we both tripped on the wavy carpet that needs... More

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Address: 314 W. Main Street, Waukesha, WI 53186
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Waukesha
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