I had a wonderful time at Lincoln Hotel and I wish I could have stayed more than 1 night. My room was pretty average and old with a vintage atmosphere, the bed just a bit hard, but the room was still clean. The location is the best thing, it was easy to walk to the park and to the beach (and swim in the lake !). Great atmosphere in the area and pretty safe for a single woman. The food at the restaurant near the lobby was very good (a bit too expensive I think) and the view from the rooftop for my lunch was amazing. I will be back to see more of this beautiful area.
Made a reservation for 5 days and checked out the next day. Our corner room was the size of a closet. The handle on the shower fell off in my hand. The air-conditioner was blowing warm air We heard screams down the hallway on the 5th floor and discovered a large party was going on with call girls. I travel many times a year and this by far is the worst I've ever seen. We were eating lunch on Wells Street and a local told us it used to be a weekly hotel that was actually run better than what's there now. They need to close and renovate. I wish I had mu money back
We stayed at this hotel because its location. This hotel has 4 star reviews, so even we knew this hotel is a 3 star hotel in a 5 star location we still choose to stay here. The hotel lobby is actually fine, with a cafe next to it. The check in experience was ok. The staff was very nice and helpful, but they were seriously understaffed. It was 9am on a Saturday morning, a lot of ppl were waiting for help but only one staff was working there. The front desk guy was very nice, we chose to upgrade to a park view room with $20 per night extra and he let us check in without extract cost. From the elevator, you can tell that the hotel is very old - the elevator wasn’t clean and the light was not very bright. You don’t need to swip room key to enter any floors, which is a bit concerning because they have a rooftop bar which seemed popular and a restaurant open to the public, one of the restaurant door is next to the elevators. I feel that anyone can enter the room floors. The room wasn’t too small, but the amenities and all the details made me feel this place needs a serious upgrade. The bed does have a headboard, and there was stains on one of the pillow cases, the AC is in the wall and very very very nosy and dirty. The light on the celling was this kind of yellow light that made us feel depressed instead of warm and comfy. This hotel is honesty only about location, everything else about this place was terrible, other than the nice staff.…
I stayed from Friday to Monday and not once did they clean the room even though I asked them to. I ran out of toilet paper and basic amenities although they sell you on having great amenities here. They didn’t even have a pen and pad when I needed it. The bike rental is great but the bikes are not good quality. Location is great and I had a decent view of the park and lake but the hotel itself is a glorified motel. It even has popcorn ceilings, The shower water leaks, the water doesn’t drain, there’s no refrigerator, the list goes on. Staff was friendly but the fact that even though I asked them to have House Cleaning clean the room they never showed up. Very small room and I would not recommend it to anyone.
The room was too small, coundn't put bags anywhere without being in the way. The bathtub had a hole in the proceline and there appearded to be spots of blood on the shower curtain liner. Nobody cleaned the room. This place cost way too much to be such a dump. I would not reccomend this to my worst enemy.
I was really shocked by this hotel. I live in Chicago and was familiar with the property, having passed it many times and heard about its restaurant and rooftop bar. It seemed like a pretty cool boutique hotel, and its location, right on Lincoln Park, is a nice departure from the typical Loop/Gold Coast/Magnificent Mile hotel. So, excited for a little staycation, I made a reservation, genuinely excited to test-out the place, especially since Joie de Vivre hotels had joined Hyatt, a brand I really trust. The hotel was disgusting. I don’t just mean not to my personal taste, or a little worn around the edges, etc. It was shocking. My room (a suite!) was in horrible condition; the actual condition of the room compared to the photographs of the room online was laughable. The photos online show a fluffy, comfortable couch with multiple pillows; I had a dumpy, faded couch with no pillows that looked like it belonged in a college dorm. The photos online show a comfortable looking bed with a chic headboard and cute artwork; I had a rock hard mattress, an unevenly hung headboard, and no art. The tiny desk in my room had tons of nicks and peeling stain. The paint on the walls and floorboards was chipped and peeling. The heater was an ancient box beneath the window that burst out intense bouts of heat, with great noise, right next to the desk—followed by bouts of no heat. The window shades were grimy. The bathroom was tiny; the paint on the ceiling had bubbles all over it from the humidity and lack of a vent. And the carpet...yuck...my socks got dusty from walking on it, and it was covered with stains. Common areas were in no better shape: the elevator had broken tiles and Formica, the soda machine areas on the floor had broken tiles, the hallways had dirty carpet (and low, drop ceilings from yesteryear). The only thing that looked halfway decent about the place was the lobby. Service was underwhelming. The employee at check-in might best be described as disinterested. In theory, this is a cool spot. In reality, this place is a dump. I was really shocked that Hyatt would consider it as within any of its brand standards, even adjusting for boutique-style quirkiness. Quite shocking. Avoid this place. Yuck.…
The Hotel Lincoln, allegedly, is a four star establishment. Reader, it’s a complete dump. Disgusting carpets. Stains of unknown provenance on the sofa, chair, and headboard. Glitter remnants from some bachelorette fest scattered around. The views and location and the soaps—those are fine. The staff—nice enough. The bottom line: the historic hotel, since being bought by Hyatt, is in dire need of being modernized. Until then, it’s a fancy Quality Inn.
The rooms are incredibly overpriced for what they are. Everything in the room was broken. Sheets were ripped, carpet in a disgusting state. Coffee machine broken, room phone broken. Half the lamps in the room broken upon touching them to turn them on. There is no single justification for this price range. Absurd I have stayed at Motel 6’s with infinitely cleaner rooms and just in better condition. The restaurant downstairs is the single worse service experience I h e ever had. Incredibly slow and u atento e staff. I am still waiting for one night to be taken off my bill after speaking to the hotel concierge upon check out. I hope they at minimum do this. I would never recommend anyone ever stay here. Truly if you get a Motel 6 you will have better service and amenities hands down. This was ridiculous to say the least.…
We should have know better! Read the negative reviews and couldn’t believe them . They were correct - this is an old, worn out piece of property with no amenities that leaves you feeling like you stayed in a Motel 6. The ONLY good thing it the location.
The Lincoln Hotel is an older property in a great location. Across the street from the park by Lake Michigan, walking distance to the hipster part of Old Towne. The hotel service is good, they checked our two bikes (!) with a smile and when there was a parking snafu related to the wedding group rate we had secured, the staff generously accommodated our particular need. Eclectic, fun furnishings and vibe. We splurged for a suite and had a larger room with a seating area. The hotel is a bit worn down and in need of a spruce up – older carpets, paint damage, etc., but there aren’t that many properties in this neighborhood and I’d rather be in a slightly shabby hotel in Lincoln Park than in a spanking new hotel in the soulless Magnificent Mile area.