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“Nice stay with room for improvement” 4 of 5 stars
Review of County Clare Irish Inn and Pub

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1234 North Astor Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 52 Hotels in Milwaukee
Chicago, Illinois
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“Nice stay with room for improvement”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We made reservations two months in advance based on an ad promoting a package for seeing the current exhibit at the the Milwaukee Art Museum. When I called, I was told they discontinued the package but would give a $5.00 per person off coupon for the museum's exhibit. The reservationist also said there were two rooms left for our desired dates, one by the elevator and one further down the hall. I booked the room away from the elevator. Upon arrival we learned that the inn discontinued the discount coupons with the museum and, as fate would have it, we ended up with the room immediately next to the elevator. That really started things on a bad note.
However, from there-on, the room lived up to its billing and the elevator was a minor irritation. The pub and grill were fun with the bartendar engaging guests with all sorts of information about different alcohols. The menu was represented by a very knowledgeable waitress and our dinner was delightful.
The complimentary breakfast was ackward and I am not sure how to describe it. I think they were trying to personalize the experience, but it resulted in a long line waiting for one chef to take your order for an egg omlette. Short of waiting in line, you could choose dry ceral or toast but no fruit was available.
All staff were very friendly and most had an Irish accent which added to the Irish milieu.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

First off all, the hotel is in such a cute neighborhood! It's very quiet, yet close enough to anywhere you might want to get downtown, we walked everywhere we went. We went in the summer, and the outdoor patio at night was a beautiful place to enjoy dinner, which was delicious! The rooms themselves were simple yet very charming. This is a great place to go for a romantic trip for two!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Ephraim, WI
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

County Clare was a delight...the hotel as well as their pub/restaurant. We met out kids there for dinner and after a few pints we made our way to the dining room. Service was exceptional...and the food was great...delicious and nicely presented...and surprise (!) quite reasonable for downtown Milwaukee.
Our room was nicely laid out and scrupulously clean. We are fellow Innkeepers so we are very particular and we see EVERYTHING! Passed with flying colors!
Turns out the bartender has a connection with a local gourmet soup purveyor here in Ephraim.
We would definitely return to County Clare and it's laid back definitely friendly Irish vibe!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Allendale, New Jersey
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

This was a very nice hotel. It was actually quite the bargain!! The staff was absolutely lovely! The rooms were clean and made me feel at home. Next time I'm in Milwauke I will look into staying here again. This hotel was well worthy of 5 stars 

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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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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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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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
#13 Family 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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