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Doherty Hotel - Clare MI Real Haunts

   
  • 604 North McEwan Street
  • Clare, MI
  • 800-525-4115
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This hotel was built in 1924. It was a notorious hangout place for gangsters in the 1920's and 1930's where murders and illegal gambling occurred. The hotel is also the site of one of Michigan's most notorious murders in 1938 where Isaiah Leebove, the former Purple Gang attorney turned Purple Gang businessman was murdered at the bar.

Numerous accounts of hauntings have been reported over the years claiming it to be haunted by Leebove and others. Apparitions are said to lock and unlock doors. People have also reported sounds of knocking that go unexplained.
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  • Can’t stay in Historic part

    Apparently you can no longer stay in the historic part of this hotel. We were placed in the “newer” addition (circa 1970s?) which does not appear to have ever been updated. The room was subpar at best. Barely lukewarm water in the shower. Awful pillows. But appeared relatively clean. We love staying at historic hotels but this one should not be considered as such because you cannot stay in the historic part. Don’t waste your time or money. Service was also lacking, just short of being downright rude.

    Posted 8/28/21

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  • She felt attraction

    The wife and I spent the night in Clare MI. a few years back and while there we checked out the Doherty hotel because it was said to be haunted. It had an old time feeling to it with turn of the century pictures on the upstairs walls. There was an old lift elevator and ancient wash basins. We walked down the back staircase and came out by the kitchen where servers were coming and going through swinging doors. I should have smelt the food being cooked but what i smelt was an odor hard to describe and it wasnt until later that night I could describe the smell because of reading what others had smelt. My wife did not smell it but was right there. It was a musty cigar smell almost like the mix of musty cologne with stale cigar mixed in. That night at our hotel i read the description in an article about the hotel of what many had smelt by the back staircase. It was the description of the smell to the T. The place was a bar/brothel ran by a woman that smelt like the description. After reading the article i became violently ill with fluids coming out both ends. I guess when you go looking for ghosts you just might find one. My wife can attest.

    Posted 3/30/21

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  • Live in clare

    I've worked there and have stayed there and the part of the hotel definitely has some weirdness going on... there's one room that use to Mrs. Doherty's room it has a painting of her in it (or it use to been awhile) but many people including my self have seen her eyes move... also in the basement where you go to use the men's public restroom ots very early down there gives you goose bumps and I swear I've seen someone down there after hours and when I turned on the light they were gone. It's a awesone place to stay an visit/learn about!!

    Posted 5/10/16

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