Great location, but the service needs to perk-up!
The location is great; far away from the hustle-&-bustle of downtown and close to the relaxing Lincoln Park and the lakefront. Although some rooms may face a blank wall across the hotel’s parking area, the upmarket Lincoln park area is quiet and easy-going, and well-connected both by metro (which we did not use) and also city bus (No. 151 to Michigan avenue). The prices are very reasonable for the location. Starbucks, 7-11, and a Thai- and a Japanese-restaurant are nearby, and a Subway and Pizza-hut outlets are within walking distance. The famous Hema’s Kitchen Indian restaurant is around 1.6 miles.
The rooms are just adequate (we took a standard room) but have a LCD TV, though you may need to request in advance for coffee-maker (check), refrigerator (check) and microwave (which we could only get on the III day of our stay). The rooms are clean (though the AC in our room was somewhat antique and was in an urgent need of a silencer) and the cleaning staff is thorough. There were only 2 electrical outlets in the room, one of which already had the lamp and AC plugged in and the other refrigerator and TV; thus somewhat limiting our choices for charging the phones/tab and making coffee. Although free wi-fi is promised on the website, but the signal seems to be pretty weak, as it does not work in the lobby and a very weak signal was reaching a 1foot-by-1foot corner of our room (room # 302, probably same problem in #202 also); avoid these rooms. However, the 24-hour internet connection (free) in the lobby computer was a life-saver.
Free breakfast is included in the room-charges and is a great help for out-of-towners like us. The food on offer was adequate. There is no in-house room-service, which is outsourced to another establishment and takes 45 minutes (as per menu card, we did not utilize it).Be warned, that the sanitary staff is available only till 3 PM. The front staff is a cheery lot and very helpful with room arrangements and also other touristy information/requests. A large collection of tourist brochures in the lobby was a great help for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in one of Chicago’s quintessential neighborhoods, The Inn at Lincoln Park is a historic, European style hotel with architectural details reminiscent of the early 1900’s. Our prime location to Chicago’s renowned attractions and scenic shores of Lake Michigan, personal and attentive service, and great value make us an ideal choice for business and leisure travelers, alike.Located in the heart of Lincoln Park/Lakeview, our hotel provides the perfect gateway to your Chicago experience. Walk outside the hotel doors and you are in a walker’s paradise with tree-lined residential streets and a vibrant shopping, restaurant and theatre district. Take a stroll or bike ride through picturesque Lincoln Park and explore the Lincoln Park Zoo, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and Lincoln Park Conservatory, ending up at North Avenue Beach where you can experience Chicago’s stunning lakefront. Or, take in a Cubs game at Wrigley Field just a short walk away. We are also conveniently located 2 miles from downtown with local transportation a block away.Built in 1918, the Inn at Lincoln Park features a welcoming Lobby and Guest Lounge with the old-world charm of oak woodwork and architectural elements of the era, 71 rooms, private floor with 3 newly renovated suites, and a meeting/event space. Independently owned, we focus on accommodating your needs with personal service to make sure your stay in Chicago is a memorable one. We are gay friendly and located 1 block from Boys Town.Guests enjoy complimentary continental breakfast in our café, convenient onsite parking, complimentary high speed wireless internet access, and complimentary 24 hour coffee and tea service in our Lobby. We accept pets less than 50 pounds. A 50.00 non-refundable fee will be charged. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn At Lincoln Park Hotel Chicago
- Hotel At Lincoln Park
- At Lincoln Park Chicago
- Inn Lincoln Park