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Review of Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Ranked #34 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
“Wonderful experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

I would definitely stay at Hotel Lincoln again! It was was an awesome room with unique touches. The view was amazing. I really appreciated the helpful staff and close proximity to everything Lincoln Park area.

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Jacksonville, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

We chose Hotel Lincoln because of its location and price. We were extremely pleased with both aspects after our stay. The hotel is very clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. Edgar the doorman even brought us a couple local micro-brews for us to try (and would not accept reimbursement). The cafe and restaurant are also excellent. We will definitely stay at Hotel Lincoln again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

The staff go above and beyond there duty to help you, and make you feel like you never left your neighborhood. The rooms are very clean and tidy. Also its in a great location for all the seasons in Chicago because of its location.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

Took trip from Milwaukee here to relax and have a nice meal at a nearby restaurant Gejas. Room was small, heater worked but was not on thermostat so had to be adjusted manually. No big deal though. Beds and bath comfy and adequate. Lobby coffee shop had great breakfast with a cafe feel. Rooftop lounge was an unexpectedly good find. Staff cheerful and helpful. Would recommend if you use hotel as a base for other area activities.

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

Love the STAFF, lobby, coffee bar, and restraunt. The J. Parker is the best rooftop in the city especially in the summer months! However, the room was tiny and in disrepair. My fiancé and I were looking to lodge guests here for our wedding but have now changed our mind. No amounts of swank and trendy can overcome this minor detail. Final word, yes to the staff, and amenities but no to the room! You can find a much more enjoyable room for less within a 2 minute bus ride or taxi.

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Greensburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

This was our second visit to Hotel Lincoln, our son lives in the area and this is the perfect location to be close to him and very easy to drive or taxi to any of the downtown attractions. We had mentioned that it was our 40th anniversary and Glenn at the front desk, who we had met at our previous stay had arranged for a bottle of very nice red wine almost before we had sat down in our room. It was a very nice touch and it was nice to see a familiar and smiling face who has been vey helpful each or our visits. We have no need to find any other place to stay when we visit our son in Chicago and when our son gets married this next spring, we will probably make the Hotel Lincoln our home base for his wedding!

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Round Lake Beach, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

This is a great hotel to stay at in Lincoln Park. It is right around the corner from a couple of great pizza places, as well as right across the street from the Lincoln Park Zoo. There is an outdoor parking lot straight across the street for easy access to the hotel. Parking is $28 overnight, but you can leave your car there and go on foot down Clark or Lincoln. All of my experiences with the staff have been positive. They are extremely friendly. I have found discounted rates for this hotel on Jetsetter and Groupon for around $100 a night. It is a great place for an overnight getaway in the city. My wife and I have stayed in the standard king room, which doesn't have a ton of space, but the bed is comfortable, and the bathroom is good for two. There is a rooftop bar, a coffee shop in house, and a hotel restaurant as well. This hotel has a ton of personality that you will enjoy from the moment you walk in the door. I definitely recommend it.

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Property: Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Address: 1816 North Clark, Chicago, IL 60614
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 187 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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