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Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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Alliance, Ohio
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Knowing nothing about Chicago I ventured into my research on where to stay. My daughter is moving there in about 8 months to attend college and possibly permanently reside. I chose this hotel for it's location and the reviews were amazing. Well, they were not wrong. The location was perfect and the rooms were very comfortable and very well decorated....

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Chicago IL
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at Hotel Lincoln for a business trip. Was pleasantly surprised with the location & price. The was not large but great for my needs. He location was within walking distance. I would recommend and stay again.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We rented a Junior Suite for wedding party hosting. The room and sitting area were well appointed with a great view of the park. Bed was comfortable and the bathrooms well appointed. We ate in the ground floor coffee bar and the roof bar/restaurant. The roof top breakfast was a wonderful quiche and the view spectacular. The staff was friendly...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My room was a tiny New York style layout, but the space was fine overall. The walls were fairly thin and I heard the neighboring room television continuously. There was a workout room with a high quality treadmill. I checked out the rooftop but wasn't quite in the mood for a lounge type atmosphere - probably would be more interested...

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Houston
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent hotel. As far from an anonymous chain as possible. I especially liked the park view and the comfy feel of the lobby and coffee shop. The place is on a bus line and regularly served by cabs. Rooms were artfully appointment and comfortable.

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Tim H, Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, Theodore. I'm so happy to see that you enjoyed our unique take on our Lincoln Park neighborhood. Come see us again! Tim

Dexter, Michigan
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is in a great location for getting around Chicago and Lincoln Park. The staff was very friendly and trendy and hip! We moved my son into an apartment that turned out to only be a mile away so we will definitely be staying here whenever we visit! The Lincoln Park Zoo is within walking distance and other major...

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Tim H, Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, Rita. Your son picked a great part of Chicago to call home. We can't wait to welcome you back when you return for a visit.

Middlebury, Vermont
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked this through Hotel Tonight and the whole experience was terrific. Great service, very nice room, clean, great location!! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to my friends. I'm sure I'll stay here again.

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Tim H, Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

You picked a great night to visit! This weekend was glorious in Chicago--Lincoln Park and our J. Parker Rooftop Lounge were shining bright. It's great to hear that you had a chance to enjoy it. Looking forward to welcoming you back!

Wilmette, Illinois
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In the heart of Old Town, across the street from Lincoln Park with great views of Lake Michigan, and within walking distance of the Chicago History Museum, the Royal George Theatre, Second City Comedy, and Halstad's many great restaurants. Staff was friendly and professional and made our celebration relaxed and enjoyable.

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Tim H, Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

You really made the most of Lincoln Park! Thank you for using Hotel Lincoln as your home base for this trip. Lincoln Park's theater scene is one of Chicago's hidden gems. Great to see that you took advantage of it. We appreciate your kind words and your review. See you soon.

Hudson
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We got a great price for the weekend. The room was very small but a great view of the lake. We used to stay when it opened when room prices were a lot less than they became. We enjoyed our stay. The staff is helpful and kind.

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Tim H, Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your warm review. A winter weekend at Hotel Lincoln is an affordable get-away that can be packed with local fun. I'm delighted to hear that you were able to experience it. Come back soon! Tim

Chicago
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really bad service. Grumpy front desk. Had to wait forever in the restaurant. Dirty sheets on pull-out and remade without all sheets and service person left wallet in room. Finally got all sheets but re-made upside down. Did not get service in the restaurant The service was not very good from beginning to end. The person at the front desk...

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Dear petreus2017, I apologize for the experience you had with us on Sunday. We fell short of our own expectations and certainly yours. We're going to review the service, housekeeping, and rooftop issues that you reported so we can avoid a repeat performance. I'd like to invite you back for a second chance to show you the kind of experience...

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Staying in Lincoln Park

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located just north of Chicago’s downtown financial and retail hubs, Lincoln Park is the city’s most charming and historically rich residential community, where tree-lined streets are dotted with a mix of million-dollar-plus homes and classic three-flat apartment buildings and sidewalks buzz with energy from families, DePaul University students, young professionals, fitness buffs, and visitors to the city. At the center of it all is Hotel Lincoln. Hotel Lincoln is an upscale boutique hotel with an eclectic-meets-collegial vibe, offering 184 guest rooms, executive meeting space, a lobby-level European-style coffee bar, a spacious rooftop lounge with panoramic views of downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan, and the acclaimed Perennial Virant – helmed by award-winning Chef Paul Virant. As Joie de Vivre’s first hotel east of the Mississippi, the property is uniquely designed to not only connect Chicagoans with iconic city gems, but also give travelers a taste of what life is really like in the packed-with-personality city. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Address: 1816 North Clark, Chicago, IL 60614
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Lincoln Park
Price Range: $155 - $561 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 184
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Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#23 Green Hotel in Chicago
#23 Family Hotel in Chicago
#24 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#29 Business Hotel in Chicago
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“We had a lake view. It was lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles luvlysaraj, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The lake view is really spectacular.”
 of 5 bubbles sarahsD7431WA, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Do not choose this Hotel Lincoln”
 of 5 bubbles JasonL848, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the west side might be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles HeleneC446, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the park and the lake!”
 of 5 bubbles stephmarie, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
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