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Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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Cincinnati
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here for a week on the 12th floor for business. Located directly across from Lincoln Park, there was a fantastic view of the park and Lake Michigan from my room and the sunrises were spectacular. Being an avid cyclist, I brought my bike and could cut through the park each evening to the Lakefront trail giving easy access...

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Sullivan, Indiana
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great hotel for traveling with pets. Nice location in Lincoln Park withing walking distance of many places. Park across the street is great for walking the dogs. We had a corner room next to the stairs so it was reasonably quiet. My daughter's room (next to ours), had a noisy neighbor (screaming toddler and big barking dog). We heard a...

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Starting with dropping off bags early, check in could not have been faster. The room was clean and comfortable. The bar had great atmosphere and great views. Location was perfect. I look forward to returning in the near future.

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Burlington
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Outstanding front desk employees. When I checked in to the hotel front deck customer service agents Charlie and Michael went the extra mile to make me feel welcome. They found out that I love Diet Coke and cheese and arranged to surprise me by having both in my fridge for me. Exceptional!!!!

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Birmingham
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a terrific hotel and a wonderful value. I've stayed here at least a half-dozen times and never had anything but good experiences. The rooms are small but attractive and the location can't be beat as long as you don't mind a bit of travel to some of the major tourist areas. Rooms with a view of Lincoln Park...

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Crawfordsville, Indiana
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lincoln Park great location lots of café, restaurants, shopping, shows to see , hotel lincoln great older newly renovated, rooftop bar awesome, rooms clean, beds comfortable, safe neighborhood, great lake view, staff friendly and helpful. Nookie's great place to eat just behind hotel.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While we initially chose this hotel due to its proximity to Lincoln Park and the Lincoln Park Zoo, we were blown away by the family suite option and staff. The main room had an oversized closet, a king bed, a desk and a couch sitting area, along with its own bathroom. Immediately adjacent was a kids' room having bunk beds,...

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Lansing
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at a few different hotels in Chicago, but Hotel Lincoln was by far my favorite. The staff were incredibly welcoming, our rooms were ready ahead of schedule, and the checkout process was quick and easy.

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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 you experience with us bbbeckster! We are thrilled you enjoyed everything from beginning to end. Hope to see you again! Best

Westerville
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the swanky boutique feel and the staff is always welcoming and helpful. We love that we can walk to most everything we want to do or take a quick trip on the train and/or metro. We have stayed there several times and will again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am loving my stay so far...I must say Charlie, the concierge person, could not be more kinder and helpful. He really knows how to cater to guests. I would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone. Sean

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

Sean - so glad you and Charlie were able to connect on a personal note. It is great to see you are enjoying yourself and we are grateful for your feedback. 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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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Lincoln Park
Price Range: $235 - $643 (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
#23 Family Hotel in Chicago
#24 Green Hotel in Chicago
#25 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#29 Business Hotel in Chicago
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“View of the park is wonderful!”
WeLove2Travel12345, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I felt any room would be more than satisfactory.”
jescan2017, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book a suite if you want a little more space”
  • view from closet doorway
  • entry area to junior suite
  • desk and king bed view of Lake View Suite
  • tub/shower in junior suite
  • vanity nook
  • stand in closet
  • tv and seating area view of Lake View Suite
  • sliding barn door to bathroom
bjaschen, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The elevator is old and noisy so try to get a room away from the elevator.”
annier2014, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room over-looking Lincoln Park.”
RJB4Paris, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
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