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“bargain that doesn't feel cheap” 4 of 5 stars
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1234 North Astor Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 53 Hotels in Milwaukee
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“bargain that doesn't feel cheap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We had a comfortable, quiet, pleasantly decorated room for one night at the County Clare Inn. The Milwaukee Art Museum is a short walk away, and downtown restaurants are also walking distance. A good choice for those who resist outrageous hotel prices.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Owensville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The location is great to walk to many interesting lakeshore sites. The special order omelets were excellent. You may have to look around a little for the oj & cream but it's there. This is a unique Inn that is reasonably priced at a good location. The bed was comfortable and the room nicely decorated. The open concept shower to the room was a bit unique. Make sure you are rooming with someone comfortable. The only down side was the noise that came in from the hall. There were signs posted in the hall for guests to be considerate and quiet but that didn't stop the couple that came in after midnight. The noise really traveled.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Comfortable room located on the edge of downtown Milwaukee in the great near NE neighborhood. Staff very friendly and helpful. Bed comfortable although pillows were a little hard and flat. Beautiful pub serving great Irish drinks. Free parking and wi-fi, something you don't see in many of the downtown hotels.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

This is the best place to stay if you want to get a true feel for Milwaukee locals. Great location (close to Brady Street) and has an amazing bar and restaurant that is full with locals., staff was friendly and helpful in recommending places to see and things to do. The price was reasonable and a perfect blend of a European guesthouse. Won't stay any other place now.

Stayed July 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Stayed at CC this past weekend & it was great. A bit dated, but clean & had everything we needed. We asked for a refrig & one was waiting there. Small windowless bathroom with just the comode in a sep room. Whirlpool tub in the room which we did not use, & sep stand up shower in the room also. Privacy limited because of that, if that is an issue.Two pillows on bed with xtras in dresser but they were not too puffy. I know that sounds petty. Fairly quiet overall. Staff very nice & helpful.Cleaning ladies were everywhere & brought any xtras we needed. Never encountered a problem with the limited parking. Restaurant was great for dinner & our complimentary breakfast. Omelet station manned by two chefs so if there was a problem in the past it has been resolved. Nice walk to Brady St & anywhere else in the downtown area. Very reasonably priced. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: Our room (211) faced West in the middle of the building over the entrance to the building so we hea...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Three lady friends and I visited Milwaukee for the Brewers Mini-Marathon. We chose the County Clare based on TA reviews--and it was a wonderful choice! We stayed in a king suite that had a sofa bed and there was plenty of room for all of us and our things. The bathroom was large with a jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Everything was super clean. I was impressed that liquid creamers were available for the in-room morning coffee! Wi-fi was free and that came in handy for keeping in touch with those back home. I'm always worried about bed comfort due to back issues, and I didn't have a bit of trouble.

We visited the bar/restaurant after our race and filled up on tasty Irish food/drink (Guinness!). The host was able to accommodate our group immediately even though we didn't have a reservation--I never saw anyone wait for long although the restaurant was crowded. Our waitress, Jenna, was adorable and helpful. We loved her suggestions.

We also visited the second morning for our complimentary breakfast that was also very tasty. The coffee was WONDERFUL (brewed in Wisconsin), some kind of fried potato cakes were worth the calories (a hint of onion), made-to-order omelets, irish soda bread, sausages, cereals, etc... Not a lot of choices, but very good.

It was great to not have to worry about parking--off-street parking was free. The location was within walking distance to the Art Museum and the shore. We had a storm the first morning and didn't manage to get up early enough the second, but the sunrise would be awesome over Lake Michigan just a short walk from the hotel. There was no fitness center, but many sidewalks plus the shoreline to walk or run along.

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Room Tip: No noise from the bar/restaurant on the third floor.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Stayed at the County Clare when we took our daughter to college. We were in a suite which as very comfortable and spacious. Our room was over the bar so on a busy weekend evening it could be noisy, but it wasn't a problem for us. All activity ended on Tuesday evening at 11 am. The room was cute with an old fashioned, country touch. We ate at the hotel restaurant and it was good, large portions and very Irish. The breakfast was very good, small number of choices but delicious made to order omelets. We plan to return in October to visit our daughter and will check out a standard room. County Clare was a far superior choice to the other standard hotels we tried in Milwaukee.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about County Clare Irish Inn and Pub

Address: 1234 North Astor Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Milwaukee > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Milwaukee
#6 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee
#14 Family Hotel in Milwaukee
#25 Business Hotel in Milwaukee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
County Clare is a critically acclaimed Irish hotel in Milwaukee, located on the trendy East Side. Within 15 minutes walking from Summer Fest grounds (Irish Fest). Every room is fitted with a 2 person whirlpool bathtub and queen size beds(standard room) and king size beds in our suites. A refrigerator is available upon request free of charge. The bar has been voted best Irish pub by Milwaukeeans for the past 6 years straight! Also featured in the Washington Post and the New York Times! Guinness Brewmaster, Fergal Murray recognizes County Clare for the best Guinness pint in Wisconsin! The highly acclaimed County Clare Pub and Restaurant celebrates the music, food, and drink of Ireland. The amiable staff is proud to present traditional Irish cuisine as well as contemporary American fare. Feast on such comfort food as shepherd's pie, grilled salmon, our signature Irish root soup, a meatloaf sandwich, or the popular Bloody Mary. County Clare also has an extensive vegetarian menu with vegan options of all your favorites. ... more   less 
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