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Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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Boston, Massachusetts
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It got the job done but nothing special. I feel like they bought a Holiday Inn, tried to make it "boutique" by filling it with "hip" furniture accessories but did a poor job. Upon check-in the front desk person seemed pretty unhappy to be there. However, it's getting 3 stars because the rooftop bar was super nice and the room...

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great hotel...clean and close to everything , but away from the craziness of downtown...convenient to park the car for the weekend , staff was very and personable , had a side street view of the park and part of the lake , was very nice

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Lincoln
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Junior Suite was remarkable - comfortable, spacious, TWO baths! The decor is fresh, clean, imaginative. It's location is a short cab or CTA ride from downtown in a quiet, historic area and across the street from a large park. The staff is attentive and gracious. We enjoyed our stay!

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Michael G, Front Office Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Two baths in a room is quite a suite ;) deal, David S! So glad this accommodated you during your stay here with us. Hope you are able to return soon. Best

Mason
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the location and neighborhood. The coffee and crepes at Elaine's were delicious. Authentic and eclectic vibe, loved it! The views of Lincoln Park, the water and skyline were absolutely beautiful

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Tim H, Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us, lauracW8085XU. It's great to see that you enjoyed our unique lakefront views and homemade treats at Elaine's. Come see us again! Tim

White Heath, Illinois
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Junior suite was perfect for our 3 kids. Having 2 bathrooms was amazing and a set of bunkbeds was just right! The staff was very helpful, kind, and did an great job. We will absolutely stay here again!

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Tim H, Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Aren't our family suites perfect for the kids, Samantha? We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed them during your visit. Thanks, too, for your kind words about our staff. We are very lucky to have a genuine and caring group of people on the team at Hotel Lincoln. I will be sure to share your review with them. Tim

Chicago, IL
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotel Lincoln is a rare & lovely find. You want to grab a spot at this oasis. The location is unbeatable, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood north of downtown. Step beyond the lobby doors and you are greeted with acres of green - the only thing between you and the vast blue of Lake Michigan. There are several world-class attractions...

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Michael G, Front Office Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Wow! What more can we say than thanks! This is one of the better and more thorough reviews we've received marcopolo_chicago, and we really appreciate it. So happy you were able to enjoy yourself and make personal connections with the team. We hope to see you again soon. Best

Shelby Township, Michigan
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location, close to the city but away from the craziness. Plenty of things to do within walking distance. Staff was most helpful. Room was small, and our view consisted of a fire escape and a brick wall... No need to look out the window

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Michael G, Front Office Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your stay with us rickmQ7784LX. Great to see you were able to connect with the team here. We hope you can come back and enjoy one of our larger rooms with a view of Lake Michigan so we can earn 5 stars from you! Best

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've never left a review before, but the quality of this hotel compels me. The shower was not cleaned, one of the lamps was broken, the hot water in the shower was intermittent but it was better than the sink where it was only freezing. Overall, a very disappointing experience. I will not be returning.

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Michael G, Front Office Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest and thorough feedback Rachel S. I am sorry to see we fell short on a few areas during your recent stay with us. These are all opportunities where we can improve, and we appreciate you sharing them with us so we can do just that. We would love nothing more than another opportunity to show...

Jersey Shore, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great time at the hotel as we and several others stayed there over a long weekend. The staff has personality and were very helpful, even showing several of us older folks how to use our brand new Uber apps. Highly recommend this hotel. Great location, clean, friendly, fun!

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Michael G, Front Office Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Love reading a review like this kml135! Great to see you and your fellow guests were able to enjoy yourselves and connect with the team. We hope y'all are able to return sometime soon! Best

Kerrville
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From check in to check out, this hotel made the trip so enjoyable. The staff was pleasant, Merci in houskeeping did a great job everyday. The view fromt he room of the lake was beautiful snf the location was perfect. I would recommand this hotel to all my friend and family.

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Michael G, Front Office Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience jenniferwZ1144IK! Merci and all of the hotel team are thrilled to see your connection with her was on a personal note. Glad to see the location and view enhanced your experience. We hope to see you again. Best

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Staying in Lincoln Park

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Address: 1816 North Clark, Chicago, IL 60614
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Lincoln Park
Price Range: $144 - $446 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 184
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Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#22 Green Hotel in Chicago
#23 Family Hotel in Chicago
#24 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#29 Business Hotel in Chicago
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“The elevator is old and noisy so try to get a room away from the elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles annier2014, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ask for a room over-looking Lincoln Park.”
 of 5 bubbles RJB4Paris, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Talk w/ staff about different room options - they many different style rooms & are extremely great about explaining each in detail!”
 of 5 bubbles ljudy2, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Awesome Farmers Market across the street on Saturdays and free bike rentals.”
 of 5 bubbles SamishBeachHouse, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“We had a lake view. It was lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles luvlysaraj, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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