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Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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Bedford
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We loved this hotel. My partner and I stayed here for 4 nights at the beginning of Sept. The front desk staff were so friendly and always available to assist. The whole place had a very cool vibe to it. We booked a standard double room but upgraded upon arrival to a suite on the 11th floor with two bathrooms...

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Tom, Thank you for sharing your experience with us and other travelers. It means a lot to us! Let us know if your travels bring you back to Chicago. Best.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 20 October 2016

First the good - friendly helpful staff, great location. Every staff person we encountered during our stay was friendly, welcoming and helpful. And it was especially nice to be so close to Old Town. However the room was TINY even by big city standards and there was virtually no place to put anything, especially in the bathroom. No counter space....

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Onal K, General Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest feedback and sorry that we were not able to meet your expectations. We will make sure we note your preferences in case you decide to give us another chance in the future. Best.

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I'm excited to write a review about Hotel Lincoln, because it is truly a diamond in the rough. The location is excellent. The staff are incredibly helpful and dedicated to the customer. The decor is quirky and intriguing, although the rooms could use some refreshing. While the amenities are not high end, the environment is comfortable. Breakfast at the Perennial...

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Onal K, General Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Great to hear that you will be back. Let us know when you start making your travel plans back to Chicago. Best.

Brazil
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I went to Chicago to see Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field. I had never been to Chicago so I chose a hotel based on bundle price. Great surprise. Hotel looks hipster (in a good way) and trendy. The room was a bit small but comfortable and clean. Hotel staff was nice. There is a rooftop bar that is always packed...

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Onal K, General Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

I heard that was a great concert. Thanks for your positive review. Great to hear that you might come back and visit us again. Just let us know. Best.

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 18 October 2016

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is my 3rd trip to this hotel, since my daughter moved to Chicago a couple years ago. It now feels like my Midwestern home, when I go there to visit her. I was warmly welcomed by everyone there, every single time I walked in the front door. I was upgraded to a beautiful suite upon check-in, much to my...

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You have made my day!!! Thank you for your sincere comments and being an advocate of Hotel Lincoln. See you next time.

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were there for a conference that was about a mile away. This hotel was perfectly situated for us to walk all over the place. We also had a great view of the zoo, Lincoln Park, and the waters of Lake Michigan. I am celiac and there was an abundance of restaurants with gluten free menus within a 5-10 minute...

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Appreciate the honest feedback. Great to hear that your overall experience with us was pleasant. Hope to see you back again in the near future. Best.

Reviewed 17 October 2016

Small affordable, attractive boutique hotel in a fantastic neighborhood. Rooftop bar with a view of downtown and the lake. Staff very helpful, courteous and friendly. Lincoln Park is directly across the street and the hotel is in walking distance to the zoo, great bars and restaurants.

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Thanks for the positive comments. Let us know if your travels bring you back to Chicago. Best.

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Great staff, very helpful and friendly. Lincoln Park, the zoo is located across the street. Neighborhood restaurants/bars are within walking distance. My room faced the lake - wonderful views. I highly recommend this hotel.

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Excellent review Jean. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and others. Best.

Reviewed 14 October 2016

Not having a car wasn't a problem at all. I was walking distance to the park and the old Town neighborhood with many bars and restaurants to choose from. There is an awesome gym down the block if that is important to you. The hotel gym consists of two treadmills. The rooftop bar is a pretty cool addition too. I...

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Ian, Thanks for your great review and being an advocate of Hotel Lincoln. Hope to see you back again. 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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  • Room Service
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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: $151 - $559 (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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“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
“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
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