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Historic Lincoln Hotel

209 South Broadway, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801
Historic Lincoln Hotel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Last stayed here late 1977, when it was Jumers and beautiful. Present owners are doing their best to restore it, and what is done looks great. Long way to go, however, but great for the urban explorer, as unfinished parts are easily accessed. A big drawback, however, is proximity to a bell tower that chimes 'round the clock, as well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We stayed at this hotel on a fluke. I expected a hole in the wall, WOW were we surprised! Clean, the decor was beautiful. Someone is putting a lot of time passion, and money into this outstanding land mark. I recommend experiencing this place before it gets to high end!

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Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2008

This hotel in absolutely gorgeous! Though it is a little rough around the edges, there is so much that makes up for it. I would not recommend it for people who like the ordinary, though. But if you like the unique and you appreciate antiquity and detail, then it is perfect. My family just happened to be staying there but... More 

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Chicago, IL
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2008

We stayed at this hotel because we were attending a wedding at the hotel. It seemed like it would be convenient. Upon entering our room we noticed that it was a bit on the dirty side. Some of the furniture was ripped and looked incredibly worn. I've stayed in worse hotels and felt that it was only one night so... More 

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USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2008

It is a sad state of affairs. What was once a lovely hotel is now faded, torn, tattered, and just plain old. The rooms still have old metal keys and the drapes/upholstery/bed spreads haven't been changed in 15 years (maybe more). The phone didn't work and the furniture is so battered, it's just sad. The pool is not functioning and... More 

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Bonn
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2008

The Historic Lincoln was one of several hotels for a conference that I attended. I chose it because of the price and did not expect a luxury stay. However, even with my low expectations, I was very disappointed for several reasons: 1) Initially, no one answered my reservation request. And that happened to other conference members, too. 2) I was... More 

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Brookfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2008

Yes, the Lincoln Hotel is a little long in the tooth, but how can you not love it? It is like no other place on earth. Fabric covered walls and elevators (fabric covered everything) -- swanky canopied beds -- lots of carved wood and stained glass -- suits of armor -- and a back door that opens onto a shopping... More 

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USA
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18 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2007

If your preference is for cookie cutter hotel rooms in cookie cutter hotels, I'm sure you an find something that will meet your needs in the C-U area. But if you're willing to accept a few minor glitches for the sake of staying in a unique property, try the Historic Lincoln .. while you still can. . Yes, the hotel... More 

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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2007

This hotel is desperately in need of renovation. It is tired and worn. Not to mention quite dirty. Sheets are thin and cheap. Bad pillows. Old bedspreads. The staff was friendly though. And the location is not bad: you can walk to some good bars and restaurants.

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Peoria, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2007

Stayed here for one night when we were in town for a baseball tournament....Room wasnt too bad...although there were some stains on the curtain (which we thought was blood) and dead spiders in the shower....the lamp was broken (fixed it cuz we did it)...only one of the elevators would go up to the third floor. Some things about the hotel... More 

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