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Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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Louisville
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Employees were polite. I like that my two chihuahuas were welcomed with a flat one time fee instead of a nightly additional charge. Great location across the street from Lincoln Park Zoo. The room was nicely decorated, comfortable and very clean. Will definitely return!

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Michael G, Front Office Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks angelasZ7376SN! We also like that you brought your two chihuahuas! Makes our job that much more fun :) Can't wait for you to return this summer! Best

Dubuque
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our second stay at the Hotel Lincoln and we were just as impressed with the hotel this trip as we were our first stay. We brought our pup with us this time and it couldn't have been easier. The staff is kind and truly make you feel like they care about your experience. Can't wait for an excuse...

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Michael G, Front Office Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

We look forward to your third, fourth, and fifth stays being better than the first two Erin! Can't wait to have you back. Cheers!

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The bar on top of the hotel was the best attraction. We look forward to returning to just the bar. The sliding bathroom door offers NO PRIVACY. Very poor design. When the bathroom door was completely "closed" there was a 4" gap top to bottom. The smoked glass on the bathroom door did not help the privacy issue as well.

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Michael G, Front Office Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the rooftop scottsY7597QI. Unfortunately, though, the lasting memory was the bathroom. Sorry we fell short on this expectation. Hopefully you will give us another shot to impress. Best

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a great place to stay. It is an older, vintage building with all the upgrades to make it both interesting AND pleasant. The view over Lincoln Park and North Avenue Beach was amazing, making the location perfect too. Easy walking to transportation and food, minutes from downtown. Charlie was a fabulous host when we arrived, and immediately found...

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Michael G, Front Office Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

So happy to hear you enjoyed yourself jennguinn! Charlie especially appreciates the huge shout out! We can't wait to see you again. Best

White Bear Lake
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Charming little spot, convenient to Lincoln Park, great shops & restaurants on North Wells. Check-in and checkout went smoothly, quickly. Staff was very friendly and upbeat, provided assistance when needed. I would make it my go-to hotel when visiting friends in this part of town and highly recommend it to friends & family.

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Michael G, Front Office Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for spreading our name lynnmaiersp! Nothing means more to us than hearing our guests truly felt at home. Come back and join us in the summertime when the sun is shining. Best

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My daughter and I stayed while she was visiting DePaul University. The hotel staff does an amazing job of making their guests feel comfortable and special. We had the best breakfast at the roof top restaurant and great way to start the day by looking at the Chicago skyline. Wonderful location and Elaine's Coffee shop is a great place to...

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Michael G, Front Office Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

We agree, the view IS amazing! So glad you got to experience it during a mild Chicago winter. Come back during the summertime and check it out with the roof retracted! Quite amazing. Thanks again!

Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is breathtaking being right across the street from the free zoo and walking park with the Lake in the background. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Rooms are well decorated but small because it's an older hotel but the price is awesome!

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Glad you were able to enjoy the view mosaic1965! It is quite breathtaking. We hope you can return during the summer! Best

North Aurora, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a staycation at Hotel Lincoln and loved it! The decor is funky and the service outstanding! We were upgraded as soon as we checked in and the texts were a plus in considering our needs. The rooms are clean and a visit to the rooftop bar/restaurant is a must. Amazing views and delicious food! We highly recommend Hotel...

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Thanks for sharing your story Patty! We love hearing how you were able to utilize everything we offer. Make sure to come back and see us when it warms up some!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at Hotel Lincoln and had an amazing experience! The reservation process was a breeze! Michael and Janessa were extremely helpful. Check-In was seamless. We stayed at the property for 5 nights, and every day we were greeted with a smile. We felt recognized, and appreciated. This hotel had everything I could possibly need-a nice size room, 2...

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Pierce M, Director of Front Office at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the stellar review. I'll be passing along your shout outs to Janessa and Michael. So happy you loved our rooms, our neighborhood, and our Rooftop Bar, J. Parker. We try our best to personalize the service for our guests, that's why I'm so happy you felt appreciated and recognized by our team. Staying 5 nights really allows you...

Youngstown
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the money. Not too costly. Every single employee was pleasant and helpful. Rooms were comfortable and quiet. I would definitely recommend this hotel. Close to the lake and also a convenient distance from busy downtown.

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Great review E3912IArobertl! Looking forward to your return trip. Best

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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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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: $148 - $558 (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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“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
“Be sure to get a room by Lake Shore Drive or else you'll get a NYC hotel view close to adjacent building or an alleyway.”
 of 5 bubbles dolphinslaxer, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I felt very at home here, every room I have stayed in had a beautiful view. I would ask for a corner room or end of the hall room.”
 of 5 bubbles tawnilou8131, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
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