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Hotel Lincoln

1816 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-6043
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#87 of 219 hotels in Chicago
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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.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Coffee shop
Vending machine
Rooftop bar
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Park View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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KiMitch wrote a review Yesterday
Rock Island, Illinois4 contributions
Fabulous from friendly staff checkin, clean boutique hotel, queen room nice linens, variety of artwork throughout hotel plus local art in rooms, Lincoln park right there...nature ponds-gardens, zoo, Chicagohistorymuseum,Moody Church, immersiveVanGogh, Lake Michigan, farmers market all within walking distance, reasonable selfpark less than block away, business center, fitness room, lounge and rooftop dining with spectacular views open to public too. Complimentary Bottled water and drink coupon nice touch. I will return! There is more venues. I touched on what I had time to do. Pleasant experience.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
lauracamp2016 wrote a review Sep 21
Aledo, Texas10 contributions
This is really a wonderful hotel. They have remodeled both the entrance, restaurant and rooftop bar (not the rooms). Our party had reserved part of the rooftop bar which had amazing views and food. Some of the rooms that are lower face the trees towards the park. I really thought it was worth more to book up above the trees so we could see the trees and the lake beyond. Spectacular! Van at the front desk helped us to both upgrade our room to a better view and then helped us retrieve a valuable item we left behind. Amazing staff. I would recommend asking them about what your view will be and possible upgrades.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Ask about your room location. This is a hotel worth paying for an upgrade if you can afford it.
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cer718 wrote a review Aug 2021
Kansas City, Missouri126 contributions39 helpful votes
Nice quaint hotel in a great location but housekeeping for a three night stay was nonexistent. I feel the place was having real issues with getting help. A brunch was canceled and after the first night and before retiring the second night I asked at the front desk for coffee k-pods which I got and asked the room be cleaned the next morning. That evening after the room had no housekeeping I again asked at the front desk that the room be cleaned. Front desk took my room number and said it would be cleaned the next morning which it wasn't. Reading other trip advisor reviews this seems like my experience was not a one time incident. On a positive note the coffee shop inside the hotel was great.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: stay somewhere else.
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Response from dan white, General Manager at Hotel Lincoln
Responded 1 week ago
Dear cer718, Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. Sorry to hear about your housekeeping issues and the restaurant being closed for brunch. Yes; the Chicago F&B industry is having issues with staffing so we do apologize on behalf of our restaurant partners. We typically do a good job with housekeeping requests so surprised to hear we were not able to deliver what you requested. Hope you can give us another try and hope to see you back soon. Take Care, Dan White GM
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Alyssa S wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Bottom line: the price we paid ($300+/night) was not worth what we got. The hotel is old, which is fine, but instead of upgrades they layer on more coats of sticky white paint. The carpet is old and gross and needs to be completely replaced. The room and bathroom are tiny. The bathroom: the absolute worst part! The walls are warped and wallpaper is peeling off. There is no room to get ready, no privacy as the door didn’t even shut and a shower that was a wide as my small 5’2 stature. Due to COVID restrictions they are only doing cleaning services by request. After requesting for a cleaning and keeping ourselves busy and away for as long as we could, we came back to a room that hadn’t been touched- no fresh bottle water, towels or soap. At the very least, this hotel could offer their guests reservations to the nice rooftop restaurant/bar connected to the hotel. The positive: the location worked well for us (in between Wrigleyville and downtown) and we hated the hotel so much we spent a lot of time exploring different parts of the city.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from dan white, General Manager at Hotel Lincoln
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear E2370XDalyssas, Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. Sorry if we missed your scheduled refresh service; we typically note each arrival with specifics so not to miss. Every hotel in Chicago is different. Hotel Lincoln offers a neighborhood feel with a vintage vibe. Glad you at least enjoyed the neighborhood and hope next time you find a better fit for your travels. Stay Well, Dan White GM
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Max M wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
This may sound harsh, but this was honestly the worst hotel I’ve ever stayed at. For the price point of $300+ per night, you expect more than 1) a bed that feels like cardboard, 2) ZERO cleaning service (we stayed 3 nights and never got new towels, despite specific requests), 3) finishes that felt more like 1980 than 2021. There’s a window air conditioning unit that makes more noise than my lawn mower, and carpet and walls that give a feeling of absolute filth. DO NOT STAY HERE.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$135 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesIllinoisChicagoNorth Side / Old Town Triangle / Lincoln Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Lincoln
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Lincoln?
Nearby attractions include Chicago History Museum (0.3 miles), Second City (0.3 miles), and UP Comedy Club (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Lincoln?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Lincoln?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Lincoln?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Lincoln?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nookies Wells, Twin Anchors Restaurant & Tavern, and Adobo Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Lincoln?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Lincoln?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Lincoln?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Lincoln offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Lincoln?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Lincoln?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Garfield Park Conservatory (4.7 miles), The Rookery Building (2.5 miles), and Macy's on State Street (2.2 miles).