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1816 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-6043
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#97 of 216 hotels in Chicago
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.5
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4.6
Value
4.2
GreenLeaders Bronze level
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
Parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Vending machine
Rooftop bar
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Park View
Lake View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Grade: 91 out of 100
31Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
20Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Jay R wrote a review Oct 2022
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania2 contributions
I don’t write many reviews as we are not very picky about hotels. However, it is hard to believe that this hotel is still in existence and that Hyatt puts its name on it. If you read the first 10 TripAdvisor reviews posted recently you will see we are not the only people with the concern. This hotel is old, needs to be torn down or completely renovated. It was dirty (accumulated dirt in the corners of the mirror over the sink), wallpaper was peeling off the wall, and the sink was pulled out of the wall. My wife is diabetic and needed a refrigerator which the room does not have. We called and they brought one which was dirty, scratched and barely kept her insulin cool. We were booked for 4 days and checked out after our first night. The room had 2 in-the-wall HVACs which were old and constantly made sounds as they would turn off and on throughout the night. The elevators had dirt on the glass protecting the lights. I really would like my money back as I feel this was a bait and switch situation using the Hyatt name as a way to get people in the hotel and then not doing basic maintenance. They charged as if it were a 4-5 star hotel and it really is a 0 star. The last step just shows how out of step this hotel is – 3 days after I left the hotel (the original last day of my stay) they sent me a survey of how I liked the hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Tina H wrote a review Oct 2022
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Hotel is outrageously overpriced for the value! Room so small the coffee stand is in closet! Bathroom had gas station style toilet and there is no counter space to get ready! Bed is hard as a rock, the mattress sits on a board. The headboard is a sheet, or a sheet with art! Tv is super small and goes in and out. This place is a joke! Do yourself a favor and spend your hard earned money somewhere else.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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SupplyChain wrote a review Oct 2022
Chicago, Illinois68 contributions74 helpful votes
The property needs to be completely renovated. The hallway carpets are wore and need to be replaced. The shower in our room had had a poor repair from previous water damage. There was hair and dust on the couch, like it had not been cleaned recently. This is the only hotel in the area so they are able to charge premium rates for a below average experience. The only bright spot was the staff which were friendly and attentive. I would not recommend this property.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Michael Thompson, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Lincoln, JdV by Hyatt
Responded Oct 17, 2022
SC, Thank you for choosing Hotel Lincoln and for taking time to respond to our survey. Please be assured we have shared your feedback with our teams to help us further improve and elevate our guest experience. We appreciate your business and hope to welcome you back. Best, Michael Thompson Director of Front Office
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Jen C wrote a review Oct 2022
The staff here are great. But the hotel itself is trying to trade on kitch while overlooking basic amenities—you have to request housekeeping, and even though I did so on checkin requesting each day, 2 of 4 days no one came (even after I called the very nice folks at the front desk. They had clearly marked my preferences, but housekeeping just didn’t listen, I guess). I requested the housekeeping manager contact me, which he didn’t . Honestly, for $400/night I expect better (considering, too, the main eatery is closed and the bathroom doors sliding pocket doors with very little privacy). Do better, Hyatt. Your competition is fierce for COVID tourist dollars.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Michael Thompson, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Lincoln, JdV by Hyatt
Responded Oct 14, 2022
Jen, Thank you for taking time to respond to our survey. Your feedback is essential to helping us further improve and elevate our guest experience. Please be assured we have shared your feedback with our teams in an effort to correct our mistakes. We hope to host you again in the future! All the Best, Michael Thompson Director of Front Office
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Shannyn H wrote a review Oct 2022
This hotel is just awful. Lobby is cute and trendy, rooms are disgusting. Elevators are slow and old, I’m sure the rooftop bar is nice but if you pay extra for a lake view and are unfortunate enough to be just below the rooftop bar, please know you WILL be hearing the club music blasting through the walls and ceiling until they close at 2 am. I have kids, we were never warned of this, and the age and filth and noise of this hotel are making me wish I found a Motel 6 for a nicer experience.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Michael Thompson, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Lincoln, JdV by Hyatt
Responded Oct 14, 2022
Shannyn, Thank you for taking time to respond to our survey. Your feedback is very important to us. Please accept our sincere apologies for not meeting your expectations and the inconveniences you have experienced during your stay with us. Please be assured we have shared your feedback with our teams to help us further improve and elevate our guest experience. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future! All the Best, Michael Thompson Director of Front Office
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KarineD7813 wrote a review Sep 2022
Paris, France35 contributions36 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from dan white, General Manager at Hotel Lincoln, JdV by Hyatt
Responded Oct 4, 2022
Dear KarineD7813, So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We think the location is great as well. Hope to see you back soon! Thanks again for your business, Dan White GM
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Al S wrote a review Sep 2022
Fountain Hills, Arizona81 contributions137 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Oct 4, 2022
Dear Al S, Thank you for your feedback and sorry to hear about your experience. Please let me know if you would like to discuss further. Sincerely, Dan White GM
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Kimberly C wrote a review Sep 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Hard to park even temporarily
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Response from dan white, General Manager at Hotel Lincoln, JdV by Hyatt
Responded Oct 4, 2022
Dear wenjiac2016, Sorry to hear about your stay and the concerns you have expressed. We will review your feedback and make improvements. Stay Safe and enjoy your travels. Sincerely, Dan White GM
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mzsaucy wrote a review Sep 2022
Quincy, Massachusetts4 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Michael Thompson, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Lincoln, JdV by Hyatt
Responded Oct 14, 2022
Thank you for taking time to respond to our survey. Your feedback is important to us. Please accept our sincere apologies for not meeting your expectations and the inconveniences you have experienced during your stay with us. Please be assured we have shared your feedback with our teams to help us further improve and elevate our guest experience. We appreciate your business and hope to host you again in the future! Regards, Michael Thompson Director of Front Office
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George M wrote a review Aug 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded Oct 14, 2022
George, We appreciate your business and for taking time to respond to our survey. We extend apologies for not meeting your expectations during your stay with us. Please be assured we have shared your feedback with our teams to help us further improve and elevate our guest experience. We hope to welcome back for another stay at Hotel Lincoln All the Best, Michael Thompson Director of Front Office
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$130 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisChicagoNorth Side / Old Town Triangle / Lincoln Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
184
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Lincoln, JdV by Hyatt
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Lincoln, JdV by Hyatt?
Nearby attractions include Chicago History Museum (0.3 miles), Second City (0.3 miles), and ComedySportz Chicago (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Lincoln, JdV by Hyatt?
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, JdV by Hyatt?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Lincoln, JdV by Hyatt?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Lincoln, JdV by Hyatt?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nookies Wells, Twin Anchors Restaurant & Tavern, and Adobo Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Lincoln, JdV by Hyatt?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Lincoln, JdV by Hyatt?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Lincoln, JdV by Hyatt?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Lincoln, JdV by Hyatt 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, JdV by Hyatt?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Lincoln, JdV by Hyatt?
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).