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Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1816 North Clark, Chicago, IL 60614 (Near North Side)   |  
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Ranked #27 of 174 Hotels in Chicago
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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Hotel Lincoln is absolutely one of the very best hotels I've ever stayed at! Everything about the place is superb: the funky, ever-fascinating interior design; the comfortable, attractive rooms; the excellent coffee shop; the elegant and fun rooftop bar; the lakeside location, new downtown; and most of all, the genuinely warm and friendly staff. I also understand that the restaurant in the hotel is also first-class, but we didn't have a chance to go on this visit ... but there will be many happy returns, I can assure you!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

This hotel is unique and cozy. The room we had was pretty small but we all seemed to fit perfectly. The location is excellent, you can walk to the zoo within minutes and enjoy the nightlife of lincoln park. The staff was welcoming and helpful. I would definitely stay there another time.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Waukegan, Illinois, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

My Boyfriend and I really enjoyed out stay at Hotel Lincoln. Great Front Desk Associates, Bell Men, and Valet! Everyone was very helpful and always had a smile on their face! We will deifintely be returning!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Lincoln. The location near Lincoln Park Zoo, Lake Michigan and the nature trails was perfect for the whole family. The hotel is a little dated, but the renovations make the best of it. Also, several decent restaurants are withing walking distance, and the hotel is on a major bus route so you can get anywhere in the city!

Room Tip: there is a connected room with separate baths for a big family.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colon, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We spent only one night here, but would love to return. The location is great, the staff was friendly, the room, although smallish, was very clean and charming. Nice view of the Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan. Loved the decor - eclectic; funky. Kudos to the parking valets as well!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Spent 4 nights here with my family & had nothing less than an excellent experience. There were 3 adults & 1 child in our suite, room 1002. We had a living room with fold out sofa (comfortable), 2 full bathrooms, 2 closets, a hall with full length mirror, & a bedroom with king sized bed with a good view of Lincoln Park & Lake Michigan. Entire suite was very, very clean. The deal closer is the staff; every interaction we had with each employee in this building (bell staff, front desk, house keeping, maintenance guys in elevator, elevator lounge escort, Elaine's Coffee Call baristas, & Perennial Virant hostesses/waiters) was an absolute pleasure. These folks were helpful, efficient, & seemed sincere in their friendliness.

Room Tip: the rooms ending in 02 are fantastic
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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plymouth
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Loved this warm, friendly, neighborhood gem in Lincoln Park. Great location and fabulous, friendly people.
Would definitely stay here again. I hear they have bikes they give out in the summer to ride around the area. Can't wait to return.

Room Tip: We did not have a view of the park or lake but had lovely large windows and funky drapery. Would be...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1816 North Clark, Chicago, IL 60614
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 174 Hotels in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 184
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 
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