There is much potential for this historic, unique hotel in downtown Clare, Michigan. A clean, quaint town deserves a clean, quaint hotel. But that isn't the case.
The rooms in the older section are a disgrace. The furniture is from the 60s or 70s. The musty smelll stems from old carpeting. The walls look old, the door is old, the paint is peeling or chipped - especially in the bathroom where the outdated plumbing and tiles are disgraceful.
We had such hopes as we checked in at the old fashioned front desk, and climbed the stairs (where there is someone's office on the landing, weird) and up to our room.
The Christmas brunch in the hotel was nice. The staff was nice. But that is the only nice thing that I can say.
We will stay in the nearby town of Mt. Pleasant in the future.
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