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Review of County Clare Irish Inn and Pub

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County Clare Irish Inn and Pub
Ranked #13 of 55 Hotels in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Waterloo, Iowa
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“What a fun place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

We found online that if you booked with them, they sometimes had special deals and we found one for "Sunday Romance" which was quite a bit off the regular room price, PLUS it had a bottle of champagne (which we had converted to two pints), plus a free dessert with the purchase of two entrees, and a hot breakfast. That right there was a winner! Our room was comfortable and cozy (we had the regular room.) The rooms, as most have mentioned, are a bit old, but everything was well kept. We liked how close this Inn was to everything and that it was within a quick walking distance to almost anything! The staff was extremely professional, polite, and courteous!

The food we had was excellent, some of the best of the trip! We liked how the bar looked like Irish pubs as we have both been abroad and been in some of the finest. They also had a great patio area out front that was fun to sit out at. The waitstaff and the bar was fun!

I would definitely recommend staying here without hesitation.

Room Tip: Ask to stay on the third floor. We didn't hear any of the noise from Astor Street or from anyone...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Delafield, Wisconsin
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149 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

We stayed at the County Clare this past weekend. It's close proximity to the Astor Hotel (where we attended a wedding reception) was the main reason we chose it. We found the Irish atmosphere to be charming. Our suite was very nice and clean (though a TV in the sitting area would have been nice (only TV was across from the king size bed). Only complaint was the street noise as the hotel is located right on the corner of a busy East side street. The next morning we both enjoyed a full course free breakfast that was exellent. I highly recommend the corn beef hash. Plentiful and tasty. We would definitely return.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank RonW763
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Phoenix, Arizona
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49 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Stayed 1 nite on a thursday for a family gathering. No early checkin but you're welcome to drop your luggage off. Checkin was easy, room was clean and spacious (we had a standard, the rest of the crew had suites...can't comment on the snug). Started in the pub and talked briefly w/the knowledgeable bar tender. Nice selection of local and irish beers. Mussels starter was tasty. Shepard's pie was likewise good. Had some negative comments from the crew on the Ruben. This had thick slices of (very good) corned beef where they are used to thin sliced. Another comment was to increase the amount of sour kraut. In general, the food was very meaty, very irish and portions large. Consider a split.

The rooms are not brand new. As other reviewers have noted, there are signs of wear. But everything was functional and clean and the only recommendation I'd pass on is to consider replacing the mattresses as ours was starting to sag in the middle.

I like the central location but you do have to deal w/some of the indigent population that comes with a central location. One of our rooms had to bear witness to a 2am argument outside the inn (he could have improve his lot if he'd realized his bathroom window was open).

I'd stay again w/o hesitation.

Room Tip: Standard recommendation is to take the top floor to eliminate noise from rooms above you. I'd g...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brownsville, WI
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62 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Can't say enough about the cleanliness of this Inn. It was most comfortable and so authentic! The neighborhood is great and the convenience of on-site parking was appreciated. The breakfast, which was included with the room, was delicious and very generous with many great choices on the menu. We will certainly be back on a future visit to downtown Milwaukee!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank dleigl
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Tarrytown, New York
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45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

I've been to Ireland and I've been to the County Clare Irish Inn and Pub in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and I have to say, the County Clare Inn feels authentic. My husband and I got in late, around 12:30 a.m. in order to check into our hotel room. We were welcomed into the place by a group of Irish fiddlers having a jam session in the pub. It was that same convivial feeling that you get in Ireland in those little towns where the pub serves as the local gathering spot and people stay up late, playing music, dancing, and talking. The bed was very comfortable and the complimentary breakfast (I had the eggs benedict, while my husband had some waffles) was delicious. This was my first time in Wisconsin, and I'm glad that we decided to stopped in Milwaukee before heading to a wedding up in Kewaskum.

Also, if you are looking for things to do in town, try doing a tour with Milwaukee Food Tours. My family and I did the Brady Street Tour on a Saturday morning. It was well worth it. Food tours are an excellent way to see a town.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Megan C
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Waterloo, Iowa
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

We were very pleased with our stay at County Clare Inn. It's located in a nice neighborhood, and downtown Milwaukee is a short walk away.
The rooms were very clean, and despite the busy bar and restaurant, it was very quiet. We will stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Vicky D
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iowa
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78 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

I stayed at the County Clare on Thursday night and was very happy with the experience. It was conveniently located with a short walk to lots of shops and restaurants. The room was attractive and clean, the bed was comfortable, the pub was a lot of fun, but most of all the employees were very helpful. Melissa at the front desk was wonderful, and gave my friend and I a lot of ideas for places to explore in Milwaukee.

I would probably recommend this hotel for more of a "romantic getaway" than for staying with a friend mainly because of the bathroom set up. The shower, sink, and tub are all out in the open with the toilet located in a small room. So take into consideration who you are sharing the room with. :-)

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: 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): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — County Clare Irish Inn and Pub 2.5*
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, gluten free, and dairy free options, of all your favorites. ... more   less 
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