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Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Ranked #47 of 189 Hotels in Chicago
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Genoa, Nevada
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“Above and beyond expectations”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

The staff was very very nice. We had mistakenly booked 4 nights instead of the 3 we needed, and they didn't give us the least bit of trouble over it. They just said "no problem!" and there was no charge for the 4th night. ALSO....they gave us an upgraded room, for no apparent reason other than a desire to please us. We had not asked for or expected any upgrade! Our room had 2 bathrooms, which, while not essential was a lovely luxury. The room was well appointed, quiet and the bed was nice and firm. We did not make use of the cafe or restaurant, but it is certainly convenient. We would have used the cool white hotel bicycles if we had the time.

Green Features: We don't wash our towels and linens every night at home! We are pleased the hotel gives us a "green" option.
  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

We are Lincoln park bound when in Chicago so this is the place to stay. Vintage but comfortable and very friendly helpful staff. Spent a long weekend in March and again in April with reservations made for August. If you dig the lake and park this is the place.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

The only hotel within blocks, & it's a keeper! I spent several years living in Old Town and the Gold Coast- Hotel Lincoln gives you a neighborhood feel like you are not visiting, but living in Chicago. Great location across from the Zoo, short walk to the Beach or for tooling around 2 of my favorite neighborhoods, Old Town & The Gold Coast. An Awesome rooftop bar with great views, a way above average restaurant with outdoor dining, a coffee barista, no crowds & the friendliest staff in the Midwest make this a great stop. The rooms are small but adequately furnished with a 32" flat screen , sound machine and comfy mattress. If you complain about the room, you are boorring and don't belong here, go hang out in River North at a stale corporate hotel with the other lemmings.....

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

What a lovely experience we had a Hotel Lincoln. The ambiance and rooms where great but it was the staff that really pushed our experience over the edge. We arrived very late at night and the even desk clerk was so friendly and attentive, even at 2:00 am! I meant to keep a note of his name but I quickly realized that literally every single employee of Hotel Lincoln was sweet, thoughtful and efficient. Well done!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York, NY
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

My wife and I stayed 3 nights to celebrate our first anniversary. Between the rooftop bar, the farm-to-table restaurant, the lovely cafe, the free bikes, the ode-to-Americana decor, and the exceptionally courteous staff, we had a marvelous time. Hotel location was also great for walking along the lakefront, visiting the Saturday farmer's market, heading up to Wrigley to catch a game, or checking out an improv show at Second City -- all of which we were able to accomplish thanks to its ideal location. Just a great, welcoming vibe and a very comfortable way to see Chicago. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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West Sayville, New York
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Stayed at the Lincoln Hotel. Staff was courteous , informative and genuinely nice. The room we had was surprisingly spacious it also had a spectacular view of Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan, must be even more wonderful in the Autumn. Hotel Lincoln's' rooftop bar sported a panoramic view of all that is Chicago along with serving up some great cocktails. Wouldn't consider staying anywhere else on my next trip there.

Room Tip: Chose the 03 or the 15 line of rooms, they are the largest and look out over the park
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

I loved staying at the Hotel Lincoln. The rooms are beautiful, the staff's friendly, and the hotel is located across the street from the Lincoln Park Zoo and a few blocks away from Lake Michigan. My room had a view of both the park and the lake. Fabien, who works at the front desk, was particularly helpful with everything from directions to securing a take-out fork for a late-night meal. His gracious assistance made this first-time visitor to Chicago feel very welcome. The hotel's also located around the corner from a foodie area, North Wells Street. (Be sure to try the amazing food at Adobo Grill - churros, fish tacos, and salmon.). Enjoy your stay.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Address: 1816 North Clark, Chicago, IL 60614-6043
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Lincoln Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #47 of 189 Hotels in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 184
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 
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