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Abraham Lincoln Hotel
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Reading
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Albany, New York
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

The Lincoln is a grand old hotel - beautiful and charming. The hotel staff immediately reminded me of the Hotel Babylon series characters...they aimed to please, made me feel like an honored guest and went out of their way to assure hospitality. I thought that was a thing of the past! The room was large, comfortable and clean - the walls are a little thin and I could hear my neighbor. There is a parking garage which is convenient and attached to the back door of the hotel - it felt safe and secure in a neighborhood that leaves a lot to be desired. The hotel bar/restaurant - meh...but after staying there for 5 days and assessing all the options close by, it was a decent option. I like that this is not a chain, retains some historical details, and is customer oriented.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

You just don't see hotels like this every day - especially at this price. The lobby is really neat and so is the bar. Nice bartender - knew a lot about the area and gave us a good dinner recomnendation (the Speckled Hen a couple blocks away) We peeked in the ballroom too, and it is stunning - the chandeliers are to die for! Our room was clean and really pretty big, with microwave and little fridge and bed was very comfortable. Girl at front desk was great - printed out directions for our shopping trip and gave us coupons. Really nice getaway - would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

We chose this location based on it's proximity to the Sovereign Performing Arts Center, which was just the next block over so a quick 2 minute walk. You cannot stay any closer than that!

The hotel seems to have seen better days. It is a bit dark and could use some updating, unless they are going for a period look. But we found it pretty quiet and comfortable...very good mattresses on the beds. Linens, bathroom and all were clean and it was dead quiet all night.

We got room service for dinner and breakfast, and were confused by the 18% "service charge" (in addition to 2% delivery fee) which one server said was for them and the other said was not. So one of them ended up with a double tip. We didn't have time to go out and find food, so we got room service for the convenience, but the tip was questionable.

Parking was validated so only $2 for the overnight. Very convenient access to the lobby.

Visitors should know that Reading zips up tight even on Friday nights. After the show at PAC, which let out at 10:30, we could find NOTHING open. We ended up in the hotel tavern, which was nice with a great bartender and other concert-goers, but we'd expected a little more out of a large city.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Abraham Lincoln Hotel
Address: 100 N 5th St, Reading, PA 19601-3497
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Reading
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Reading
Hotel Class:4 star — Abraham Lincoln Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Abe's by Chef Alan offers casual and fine dining cuisine in the Restaurant and Bar located in the Lincoln Tower Apartments. The Presidential Ballroom and a Private Dining Room are also available for weddings, meetings, parties, and other special events. ... more   less 
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Wyndham Reading
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