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1816 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-6043
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#92 of 217 hotels in Chicago
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
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
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Park View
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Grade: 91 out of 100
33Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
20Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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KarineD7813 wrote a review Sep 2022
Paris, France35 contributions35 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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Al S wrote a review Sep 2022
78 contributions136 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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Kimberly C wrote a review Sep 2022
19 contributions3 helpful votes
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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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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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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brmusicman wrote a review Aug 2022
Chicago, Illinois2894 contributions1143 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Alejandro_red wrote a review Aug 2022
Brooklyn, New York10 contributions7 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Michael Thompson, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Lincoln, JdV by Hyatt
Responded 2 weeks ago
Alejandro, 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. All the Best, Michael Thompson Director of Front Office
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Cesar Velasco wrote a review Aug 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Wrightway4010 wrote a review Aug 2022
Longboat Key, Florida188 contributions82 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Michael Thompson, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Lincoln, JdV by Hyatt
Responded 2 weeks ago
Wrighway4010, 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. All the Best, Michael Thompson Director of Front Office
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Alice M wrote a review Aug 2022
Ann Arbor, Michigan130 contributions145 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Michael Thompson, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Lincoln, JdV by Hyatt
Responded 4 weeks ago
Alice, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us! We appreciate your business and are excited to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We would love to host you again! All the Best, Michael Thompson Director of Front Office
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PRICE RANGE
$164 - $357 (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).