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Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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Milwaukee, WI
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Just stayed one night and was not ready to leave. Our room had two full baths - a great surprise and convenience. Bed was well appointed and comfy. Decor eclectic and interesting. Friendly staff made the experience a positive overall.

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Tim H, Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello LightningMom! Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. You're right about our rooms with two baths. They are fantastic for families and couples. The two-bath feature is included in all of our King Suite rooms as well as some Junior Suite variations. Hope to see you again! Tim Hecke

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Loved the Hotel Lincoln for my business stay. Very personal touches from welcoming card/chocolates to texts before asking for any special requests. I would definitely stay here for a leisure trip as well! Great location too!

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Tim H, Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for recommending us, chipski. We're pleased to offer easy text messaging with our staff for many bookings. Come back and see us for a week (or a weekend) of fun. Tim Hecke

Indianapolis
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We stayed at the Lincoln because of its location and history. Our first time there, and we loved it! So much to do within walking distance. The rooms are tiny but that's expected from the older boutique style hotels.

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Tim H, Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Glad to hear that you enjoyed our historic hotel! Hotel Lincoln has been here since 1928 (of course, we gave it a nice face lift a few years ago). We are a terrific choice for enjoying the comedy clubs and nightlife of Wells Street and the Halsted Street blues clubs while still being comfortably close to the downtown action. See...

Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We have stayed here twice now and enjoyed it both times. It's a great location, walking distance to Lincoln Park Zoo and Second City. Easy drive to others. We also found all staff to be friendly and helpful. Great view from rooftop bar.

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Tim H, Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back to see us again. I will be sure to share your compliments with our team members. We are incredibly lucky to work with such a genuine and caring group of people. Can't wait to welcome you back for visit #3! Tim Hecke

Fishers
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I stayed at Hotel Lincoln because the location is near to where my son lives. I was on a quick overnight trip to see him and was pleasantly pleased with the location and price of this hotel. It was very clean and the accommodations were very comfortable. I will definitely stay there again in the future!

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Tim H, Manager at Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Lisa, Thank you for staying with us. Hotel Lincoln is the perfect spot for visiting friends and family who live in the Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, and Lakeview neighborhoods. See you again soon!

Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We have just stayed in the hotel Lincoln for 3 nights, we had a great experience, the staff were very helpful and friendly anything we needed was never a problem, Van was our first point of contact and was a massive help, thank you, hotel is in a great location, straight out into Lincoln park, about a 20 minute walk...

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

Thanks for the outstanding review Michael. Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and making a connection with Van. We all look forward to seeing you next time your travels bring you back to our neighborhood. Best

Shelton, Connecticut
Reviewed 25 January 2017

From the moment we arrived at the front desk until the last person helped us as we checked out it was an awesome experience! The hotel is decorated in a cool vibe and is very clean. The employees are friendly and knowledgeable. The food was great and so was the atmosphere.Thank you!!

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

Thank you for your kind words Hunter. Hearing experiences like this are was make us happy to come to work each day. Hope to see you again. Best

Falls Church, Virginia
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This was my 5th stay in the Hotel Lincoln. I will stay again and I always recommend this hotel to friends/family going to Chicago. Great location, super friendly staff , fun rooms - and usually a good price point.

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

5 down, many more to go! We are thrilled to have you returning to stay with us Tammy. Until next time! Cheers

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The lobby is beautiful and chic. The rooms are dated and smell stale and gross. They are very basic with NO room to move. We stayed here as it was close to our friends house. When I called to book Kyle could not help me, I asked if it was possible to be in a room next to my two...

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

Thank you for your honest feedback S9343HCmichelles. While I am glad to see you made connections with the front desk team, we unfortunately fell a bit short on the rest of your stay, from beginning to end. We always appreciate this honest feedback, though, and will not stop until we have improved. We hope you will give us another attempt...

Muskegon
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We loved the Hotel Lincoln. The location was great - very close to restaurants and bars. Parking was only a penny. We booked a junior suite and it could have slept six people. It even had two bathrooms. The service at the hotel was great.

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Thank you for your kind words cynthiasH3598MW. Bring all your friends and family next time to enjoy with you! Until next time,

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

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: RM744 - RM2,022 (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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#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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“Lake view rooms worth the cost, the higher floor the better the view”
NeilBraUK, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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
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