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The Clarke Hotel
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Waukesha
Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
“cant wait to return!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

I have stayed in some pretty shabby places, but The Clarke Hotel I felt like a QUEEN! Everything was unbelievable, from the fixtures to the bed!!!! I didn't want to leave! The room was very clean, coffee in the morning, the staff was very pleasant , there is nothing we can complain about and will return!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Radford, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

Wow, the Clarke Hotel was so cool. Our room was huge and brightly decorated with colorful art and furniture. The room had a fun shape to it and one wall was completely covered with large, sunny windows that overlooked Main Street in downtown Waukesha. The bathroom was amazing! A large room with black and white tile, a wonderful walk-in shower with four shower heads and a sitting area, and even a make-up mirror. We had a fridge and Keurig coffee maker in our room as well as snacks available for purchase. In the morning, complimentary danishes, orange juice, and coffee were also available .The only drawbacks that some guests might find would be that there was a little noise from the street, not much parking, and staff not at desk all night. But none of these posed any problems to us, and I think that if one is aware of these things before arriving, then they should not be a problem to them either. The noise did not bother us. We were traveling with our four year old daughter, and we were all able to fall asleep early. There is cheap parking a block away, just ask front desk about it. And, if one wants staff to be at the desk all night, then they could stay at a chain hotel. This is a charming boutique hotel and there is no need to have someone staffing the desk all of the time. We felt safe and at home at the Clarke. Entrance to the hotel can only be obtained with a key card, so one does not need to worry about strangers coming in from off of the street. The housekeepers arrived right away to keep the hotel immaculate, and continental breakfast was available early in the morning. The hotel lobby was attractively decorated and there was even a lovely bench in the elevator! My family and I look forward to staying at The Clarke Hotel the next time that we find ourselves in the area.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

I stayed at the Clarke while visiting my daughter, a student at Carroll University. The Clarke is the closest hotel to the University, situated in the center of town. And that is both a blessing and a curse. It is very convenient for visiting the shops and restaurants downtown and it is very noisy at night on the weekends. We had a large comfortably appointed room on the 3rd floor, and that was both a blessing and a curse - great view of main street but lots of stair walking (no elevator to the third floor). The staff was accommodating but there was an air of emptiness to the entire hotel. If you are spending a lot of time on the Carroll campus, this is still the best bet for hotels.

Room Tip: South facing rooms are very noisy on the weekends. Third floor rooms require a lot of stair-walking.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stayed at The Clark to enjoy an evening of Friday Night Live in Waukesha. The hotel was in a fabulous location with short, easy walks to dinner, the live music, breakfast spot the next morning, and the farmers market on the river. The staff were all very helpful and our room was a spacious corner "suite". The bed was like a heavenly bed... Aaaahhh :) we arrived before 5pm so there was no issue with leaving the car out front for $10.00 valet fee. (After 5 on Fridays during summer the street is closed for the bands). We really had a great stay and would return again!!
No restaurant and bar at the hotel right now but many choices right out the door.

Room Tip: The corner room on the second floor was terrific!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Deluxe room with a king bed is very large. Decor was fun and the bathroom in the room was different. The shower had 5 shower heads! Found a nice park in Waukesha. The street noise was a little annoying in the evening. The Valet parking was a good deal at 7$ per night.
The location is within 30 min drive to downtown Milwaukee and the lakeshore.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Keller, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Our family had 7-8 rooms for a wedding in Waukesha last weekend. Lovely rooms, very clean and well furnished. The staff was great. Yes, the parking was a challenge and breakfast was just a simple sweet roll but come on! It's eclectic, right downtown, plenty of good food around. We walked each morning on the riverwalk. Beautiful!! We can't wait to come back!

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Spent 4 nights at the Clarke Hotel and loved the extra large room and bathroom including a multi-head shower. In the center of the old part of Waukesha, it was quaint with a great farmer's market on Saturday and street entertainment on Friday evenings -- a better experience that the standard chain hotel room. Give it a try.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Clarke Hotel
Address: 314 W Main St, Waukesha, WI 53186-4605
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Waukesha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Waukesha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Clarke Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Clarke Hotel in beautiful Waukesha Wisconsin! Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin, at the landmark Five Points Junction, The Clarke Hotel is a unique treasure. The Clarke Hotel offers intimate luxuriousness in a relaxing, historic neoclassical style - including tasteful full-service hotel accommodations, and amenities for the corporate and leisure traveler. The Clarke Hotel is a unique hotel experience in the new "boutique" tradition, and is characterized by its unique and historic architecture, and an intimate, charming appeal. A stay at The Clarke Hotel is always sure to evoke pleasant feelings and memories will have you coming back again and again! First opening in 2008 after extensive and exhaustive renovation, yet retaining the distinct flavor of heady days gone by, The Clarke Hotel occupies four historic buildings in the heart of Waukesha's business and arts district, and is only minutes away from sites and attractions in metropolitan Milwaukee. The Clark Hotel combines contemporary sophistication with old-world charm You will be surprised and pleased by our unique, sophisticated, modern, and comfortable accommodations for you, your loved ones, or that "Very Important Person" or guest - the value, attention to detail, and the Wisconsin "home town" feel of Waukesha. ... more   less 
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