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Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We love it here! Right across the street from the Zoo and convenient to downtown. Perfect location. The coffee shop and the restaurant have great food and the rooftop bar in very cool-pretty crowded most of the time. Rooms are small but comfortable.

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Onal K, General Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Lovely review! Thank you Sfuir.

Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Old hotel well appointed. Large rooms. Great views. Close to old town, Lincoln Park, Zoo. Great rooftop lounge if you can find a seat among the 20 something's. Room AC noisy Bla bla bla. Bla bla. Bla bla Baka. Bla. Just taking up some more characters this is dumb I shouldn't have to add 200 characters

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Onal K, General Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Thanks for you commitment to complete the review process even if it means taking up some more characters. Hope to see you back again. Best.

Korbach, Germany
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed here twice during my time in the USA in April and can thoroughly recommend this hotel. On arrival I was a little disconcerted that Everyone at reception was so young, making me feel maybe this was not a hotel for a "more mature" traveller, but my initial concerns were immediately allayed. Friendly, very helpful staff at reception, among...

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Onal K, General Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your insightful review and sharing your experience with other travelers. Also, it means a lot to see a shout out to our team members. I will make sure I share it with them. Please let us know if your travels bring you back to Chicago. Best.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We stayed here over Easter weekend and found this to be a delightful hotel the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The restaurant was great for breakfast. The rooms were small but clean. The bR upstairs was a bit too hip, but great for people watching the downstairs bar was more pleasant

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Onal K, General Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience with us and other travelers. Happy to hear everything was up to your satisfaction. Sorry for the delayed response and hope we see you back again. Best.

Oakland, California
Reviewed 28 May 2016

I just returned from my first trip to Chicago to visit my son. I wanted a hotel that was close to where he lives -- Hotel Lincoln was the perfect choice. This is a lovely boutique hotel with comfortable rooms and incredibly responsive staff. I particularly want to mention DeJuan, who was friendly and so helpful! Lincoln Hotel is ideally...

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Onal K, General Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Constance, Happy to hear that your visit to your son went well. Thanks for your positive review and the shout out to our team. Hope to see you back again. Best.

nottingham
Reviewed 28 May 2016

This was the last leg of our honeymoon and the sraff went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The present in the room was unexpected but typical of the extra touches that the hotel provided. The rooms were stylish and comfortable and the rooftop bar was a great find, particularly the views, We particularly appreciated the advice...

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Onal K, General Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Can there be a better compliment? "worth it on service alone" Thanks for your kind words. Makes my day. Best.

Reviewed 27 May 2016

Great little boutique hotel with a very friendly front desk staff. Located within walking distance to restaurants, shops and bars. Need to Uber downtown though. Nice rooftop bar that is very popular amongst locals and guests. Beautiful view! Requested a refrigerator 3 times but one never showed up. The only disappointment with this hotel. Overall, fabulous stay.

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Onal K, General Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Fabulous review! Thanks for being an advocate of Hotel Lincoln. Best.

Satellite Beach, Florida, United States
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Saturday we checked into the Hotel Lincoln in Chicago, a Joie de Vivre property. We flew into Midway and arrived at the hotel about 1:30 pm to be part of a wedding nearby at 3 pm. Since we knew check-in time was 3 pm, 3 days earlier I requested either an early check-in or at least a place to shower...

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Onal K, General Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest feedback and sorry for the delayed response. Please accept my sincere apologies for not meeting your expectations. We do get a lot of early check in requests, especially during the weekends and we definitely try to accommodate as much as possible. However, sometimes the room types that you might have reserved might limit our ability...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 24 May 2016

My husband and I arrived around 9am on our first day, and the friendly and helpful desk staff had a room ready for us already. The room was small but immaculate in decor and cleanliness - I was not expecting how much I loved the 'look' of everything in this hotel. We went downstairs and grabbed a quick bite to...

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Onal K, General Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review and sorry for the delayed response. Happy to see that you had a wonderful stay with us. Let us know if your travels bring you back to Chicago. Best.

Trondheim, Norway
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Stayed one night, was well served by a very helpful staff at the front desk. There are hotels with bigger rooms in Chicago, but this is a friendly hotel in a nice neighbourhood. Lincoln park, the Old town and several museums are within walking distance, and downtown can be reached easily by public transportation.

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Onal K, General Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Great to hear that we were able exceed your expectations. Come back and visit us again.

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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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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: $178 - $511 (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 Green Hotel in Chicago
#23 Family Hotel in Chicago
#24 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#29 Business Hotel in Chicago
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“great two bathroom suites”
 of 5 bubbles beckyp609, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“the rooms that end in 07 and 10 seem to be larger suites.”
 of 5 bubbles Teachermom2016, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a King corner suite on 12th floor - spectacular views from 2 sides!”
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“Ask for accessible room for more area and a larger bathroom.”
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“Ask for an upgrade... they will oblige”
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