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“Piece of Ireland in Downtown Milwaukee” 5 of 5 stars
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1234 North Astor Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 52 hotels in Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“Piece of Ireland in Downtown Milwaukee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Beautiful rooms, with a lot of charm. The breakfast is complimentary and is excellent! The restaurant space is nice and very bright with natural sun, the bar area is adjacent, a little on the small side, but it makes for a great excuse to meet new people while you sip a bit of the black stuff... or a nip of mead... Check it out!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We were looking for a one night getaway and the Count Clare was perfect. Melissa, at the front desk, was welcoming and explained our package. The room was large and nicely decorated. Our room had a two person hot tub which really did fit two people. While we did not take advantage of the dinner that was part of the package the made to order omelet for breakfast was excellent. The inn is located away from downtown in a quiet residential location. Lake Michigan is a couple of blocks away and a walk revealed some interesting architecture.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is on the behalf of my parents who spent 2 nights here during February 2013. It's a very charming guest house, decorated with rich dark wood, greens, and Irish advertising memorabilia in the pub/restaurant. Their room was very reasonably priced for downtown. Even though it was located directly above the pub on the second floor while live music was going on below, they reported absolutely no noise carried up into their room.

Lunch and brunch in the pub was very good. They offer a nice array of familiar Irish specialties and they do it well. The corned beef was delicious.

Considering that their stay was comfortable and quite enjoyable, I would recommend the County Clare for Milwaukee visitors who are looking for somewhere more unique and inviting than many large chain hotels. They are truly wonderful hosts.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago area, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We enjoyed our anniversary stay with friends from the moment we parked. The reception staff took care of us right away with parking & fresh baked cookies. Our friends arrived a little earlier & were awaiting in the pub. Rooms are very comfortable & nicely decorated. We visited a few pubs within walking distance before coming back to the Clare for dinner. Some had sandwiches some had dinners, with all choices delicious. Service was excellent and don't forget to order a side of Powers! Breakfast choices the next morning were plenty & when they say full Irish breakfast they mean it! The hash breakfast was outstanding, homemade. Bloody was good with all the trimmings including a small pickled red potato. After all it is Ireland! County Clare can make you feel like you are over the pond. There's more to say and you should experience it yourself if you have not already done so.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

What a great inn and outstanding restaurant all under one roof. County Clare I believe gives you the best value for your money at any place you will stay, not just in Milwaukee but even in the Midwest. I visited the Inn with my girlfriend in mid February for valentine's weekend, and it really couldn't have been any more romantic than it was. The staff from the check in counter to the host at the restaurant were all top notch and professional as can be. The room we stayed in was a suite for a very reasonable price. At first glance you notice the very high ceilings which make the room very spacious, while the bathroom had a nice sized whirl pool for two. Upon check in we received two homemade cookies which was a nice touch to the homey welcoming feel to our stay. The inn was in a great location just north of downtown and near just about all the hot spots that Milwaukee has to offer. The restaurant was perfect as well, five star quality for breakfast and dinner. All in all County Clare Irish Inn and Pub is the place to stay when travelling to Milwaukee. You can't beat this value!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We just stayed at County Clare this past weekend February 16th and we loved it. Our room was beautiful (305). This room was reviewed by someone else who had bad things to say about it and we found NONE of that. The person who gave the bad review about this room must have been a difficult person to please or just really petty. The open concept for the bathroom was interesting, but liked it because it made the room feel more open and bigger. The front desk person when we arrived was so very nice and friendly. Cookies were a nice touch...Country Clare has free parking for guests, but when we got there all parking places were full, but this was not a problem because we gave our car keys to woman at front desk. She parked the car when a space became available. that was REALLY a nice perk. We appreciated that is was not a hassle. The bar and restaurant was really, really quaint, felt like a pub in Ireland...beers on tap were good and there was several to choose from, food was good bar food that we really appreciated at 11 PM. Wished we would have had dinner there because the menu looked good and the food we saw being served look very appetizing.

The only fault I have (and its VERY minor) is the TV in room. While it was small was not the problem, but sitting in bed it was difficult to view the TV...its a little to low in the cabinet.

Now on the best part...Breakfast. WOW we were so impressed with the choices for our breakfest. It was all so good and the portions were HUGE...we all had something different (full Irish breakfest, veggie & kale frittata, American breakfest & corned beef hash) and all our plates were clean. The Bubble 'n Squeak was good, plus the name of the dish is fun to say. I had the corned beef hash and it was really good...better than the corned beef hash at 52 Stafford. We all had the bloody marys and let me tell you...its a meal in a glass...loved it.

We really enjoyed our stay and will be back. County Clare is so close to Brady Street and we enjoyed doing bar hoping...plus the lakefront is right there...if it was warmer out we would have walked to lakefront...hopefully we will do that this Summer.

Thank you Rip and Sean for another wonderful B&B. We had a great time

Carrie & MIke

Room Tip: our room was very nice & faced Astor Street. My sister-in-law & her husband's room were...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

From the moment you drive up to this outstanding establishment, you feel as if you were actually in Ireland. You just get a sense of "this is what it would be like" from the neighborhood, building, lobby for check in, the pub and the overall ambience of establishment. We stayed in one of the standard rooms which was perfect for us. Whirlpool, queen bed, and decor in the room were all very good. Pub has a great laid back atmoshere to enjoy a Harp or Kilkenny! The natural fire stove is awesome to sit next to on a cold winter night. The breakfast which was included in the price for the room was outstanding and very "Irish". Great, relaxing get away.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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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
#5 Romantic Hotel in Milwaukee
#13 Family Hotel in Milwaukee
#26 Business Hotel in Milwaukee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
County Clare is a critically acclaimed Irish themed B&B 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 cooler is available upon request along with a dvd player free of charge. Our 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! The master brewer of Guinness from St. James' Gate in Dublin recently stayed at our inn and gave us the distinct honor of the best Guinness in the city! ... more   less 
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