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Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Ranked #49 of 190 Hotels in Chicago
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Hollywood, South Carolina
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10 reviews
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Hotel Lincoln is wonderful! The staff was fabulous. The interior is very unique. Not your standard hotel. Great location. Small room but absolutely perfect for a single guest! Cute lil coffee shop on your way out in the morning!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Barnesville, Ohio
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Going to the Windy City in the winter? Why not? The snow made for a more wonderful experience! And the Hotel Lincoln made for an even greater experience! Location? Excellent. We walked in the park and to Second City, the Conservatory and Chicago History Museum. Very near the 3 plays we saw in 3 days. Room? Great view of Lake Michigan. Took many spectacular pictures right from our window. Very comfortable and clean! Two bathrooms! Breakfast was awesome in relaxing atmosphere. Elaine's Coffee Shop is the best for early morning wake up! Very energetic staff. Van gave us great direction and Glenn helped secure theater tickets within minutes for us. Hope to go to Wrigley this summer. Hotel Lincoln is ideal for out-of-state baseball fans like us and hope to stay there once again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Huntley, Illinois
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

We stayed one night at Hotel Lincoln when we were in town for a concert. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful, and went out of their way to get us a taxi. The location is great, right behind the zoo, and you can walk to area restaurants. The rooms were small but that's what you get in an older building, and it didn't bother us at all. The beds were comfortable and we slept well. Our room had a view of Lake Michigan which was very nice.

We had a delicious lunch in Perennial Virant. My husband and I split the Reuben sandwich off the brunch menu, and it was fantastic. Next time I'm in the Lincoln Park area I would go back there to eat. We sat at the bar, and the service from the bartender was amazing.

That night we went to the rooftop bar J. Parker. We just had a drink and an appetizer and left. The view was nice, but I'd like to go back in the summer.

The next morning we had a light breakfast in the coffee shop, which was also very enjoyable.

If I needed to stay in the Lincoln Park area again, I would definitely stay here.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Great service, beautiful views, nice restaurants, wonderful location. Allows dogs. The front desk people were very kind. The hotel rooms were very clean. Valet service was nice. The ambience was modern. Room was clean. Good WiFi service.

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Creve Coeur, Missouri
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Great location, great room, great service, rooftop bar view ideal. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Within walking distance to Second City, Old Town Chicago, many wonderful cafes. The Chicago City Museum is two blocks and worth the walk. Too cold to walk along the lake but the view from the hotel was nice.

Room Tip: we had room 807. two bathrooms made life easier and the views of the park and lake great.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

They did a good job refurbishing this hotel. It's the perfect place to stay if you're young and in town for a concert. The hotel has a hip fell, and looks good. Most things are updated with the exception of the elevator and the bathtub/showers (at least in my room.) The bar is great! And I enjoyed the coffee shop in the lobby. I had good coffee and some excellent granola. It's a great value and the staff was nice. For me, a 45 year old woman, I don't think I would stay there again, but i definitely recommended it to my 22 year old nephew and he LOVED it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Chandlerville, Illinois
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed at The Lincoln last Saturday while in town to see The Hard Working Americans. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The location is great we could walk to the show. Our rooms were kinda small, but the rooms were clean and ready when we showed up. We had a nice view of Lake Michigan and the park across the street.

Room Tip: The Lincoln is dog friendly for those of you who like to bring your four legged friends along.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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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 #49 of 190 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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