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The Clarke Hotel

314 W. Main Street, Waukesha, WI 53186
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here on New Years Eve and were very disappointed. When originally opened this was a nice boutique hotel, but it has been let go, and is not well cared for currently. The rooms are well worn, not clean, tattered furniture, banged up woodwork, soiled carpeting, and poor housekeeping services etc. Situated upstairs over several bars, so it's kind... More 

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Wisconsin
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed this hotel. Conveniently located and very charming. The only drawback was the noise from the ventilation system. The room was very large and the bathroom was amazing! Spa tub with a separate walk in shower. Very clean hotel with a very comfortable bed and bedding. Stayed on a Sunday night so not a lot of outside noise.

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Los Angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Waukesha was our overnight stop before touring 10 Chimneys (the Lunt/Fontanne estate in nearby Genesee). We liked the Clarke hotel's location because it was centrally located and we could stroll to shops and restaurants without needing to use the car (the hotel has free overnight parking in the municipal lot across the street). The funky, historic neighborhood has several galleries,... More 

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Morris, Illinois
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I love this place whenever I am in Waukesha. It's a nice, clean, fancy hotel with affordable prices. They have breakfast and the rooms are great. The showers are amazing! I will be coming back whenever Im in town.

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Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

As an earlier reviewer noted, this is an excellent event-occasion hotel located in just the right downtown spot. My mom, sisters, and I met here for our annual get together, which this year happened to be in our hometown of Waukesha. We all hadn't been back to the area in quite some time, so while we were dining at the... More 

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Dunkirk, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My wife and I were in Waukesha for my high school reunion this past weekend and had booked our room in mid-June. I booked first before reading any Tripadvisor reviews because I was very curious about the property regardless of what anyone may have had to say be it good or bad. In truth, some of the earlier negative comments... More 

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San Mateo, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

(Today is July 20 2015 and I think some of the reviews for The Clarke Hotel are for their bar. Not the hotel. Those reviews should definitely be separated as they are affecting the true rating.) I am sad to give it two stars. So I will first talk about the pluses. Nice sized room. Excellent location in downtown Waukesha... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Stayed here for the weekend while visiting family in Waukesha. I stayed here years ago when it was brand new and was unimpressed. I saw they have new owners, and thought I would give it another shot. I'm glad I did. The hotel has beautiful rooms with plush beds, great TV channels, and luxurious spa showers with separate tubs. You... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Came to town on a business trip and all of the usual suspects were sold out for Summerfest so ventured to Waukesha. The Clarke is truly an INN with an actual Innkeeper. Paul the bartender doubles as GM and is working hard to make this place quite special. I look forward to making The Clarke my future go to Inn... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Physically beautiful and clean, food not bad (not great) - not exactly sure they know what they are doing yet but certainly tried very hard to succeed; servers very nice and very hard-working, very polite but not friendly (if you know what I mean) but gave it their all, nice ambiance - all ruined by the most rude two male... More 

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