We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 8 Waukesha hotels

The Clarke Hotel

314 W. Main Street, Waukesha, WI 53186
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Clarke Hotel to your Saves list
The Clarke Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
69%
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Waukesha
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
BuckyBadger123 Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Write a Review

66 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    25
    21
    7
    5
    8
See reviews for
15
26
3
12
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (15)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As promised to me by management, there are many improvements that have taken place at The Clarke. The pub and restaurant are open and have great food and service. Additionally, I enjoyed their new made to order omelets as part of their expanded continental breakfast. The wireless internet has been upgraded. The complimentary parking option is a nice alternative to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Schaumburg, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is great, the beds are wonderful and the bathrooms are outstanding, but as far as selling themselves as a boutique hotel, they are not. If you've ever stayed in such a hotel you know it's all about the details. There was no one greeting customers at the entrance upon arrival, or at the front desk, so ring the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Appleton, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shower was great, the bed was comfortable, and, maybe since we stayed on a Monday, we didn't hear the street noise mentioned by other guests. Always enjoy a keurig coffee maker. Yet, it wasn't a great service-orientated hotel. There was no valet upon arrival or anyone else to help with bags. After check-in, the desk person told us where... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Milwaukee, WI
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Northern IL.
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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

Portland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Clarke Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Clarke Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Clarke Hotel

Address: 314 W. Main Street, Waukesha, WI 53186
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Waukesha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Priceline, Tingo and Expedia so you can book your The Clarke Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

35 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (26)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (12)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (10)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (7)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Waukesha with
any amenities