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Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent service from valet, to check in, to roof top bar waitress, to check out! Rooms are small but the unique furnishings were enjoyably charming. The lake view room had a bonus of a view of a red barn with an ice skating rink and high rise lake shore condos- a fascinating juxtaposition in Chicago! The roof top bar was...

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

Cheryl So glad you experienced Hotel Lincoln during the beautiful winter season! Best,

montana
Reviewed 27 December 2016

i have twice stayed here. old rooms that are too small and worn. last time i became very ill. was hot weather and air conditioners were really old' in window 'types... ventolation really poor. i checked out early because i had breathing problems in room. ended up in er next day after flying home early. pneumonia for 2 months.. soon...

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

Hi MontanaLucy Very sorry to hear this happened to you while you were with us. We hope you had a swift recovery. Best,

Bloomington, United States
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Hotel Lincoln is situated right across from Lincoln Park in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood. Easy access to everything from Lake Michigan to Old Town restaurants and shopping. Good for pet walking, visiting Lincoln Park Zoo, North Avenue Beaches

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

Happy to see your stay went exceptionally well. Be sure to let us know next time you are in the neighborhood.

Plymouth, Minnesota
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is the 2nd time that I have stayed at the Lincoln and I love staying here !! It is always clean and all of the staff , every where in the hotel is alway super friendly and accomodating !! The hotel is always clean and the rooms are decorated really well .. Great location too !!

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

We loved your review! Thank you for being an advocate of Hotel Lincoln. Best.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 24 December 2016

The hotel is nice. I wouldn't classify the stay as luxury, but it's certainly a nice hotel. I booked a king suite and had expected a mini fridge to store snacks, etc. There was no mini fridge, but this is the only thing I wished were different. The staff is really excellent: Marc, Drew, and Van at the front desk...

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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 the shout out to the team. Hope to see you back again. Best.

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Great stay at the Hotel Lincoln while visiting DePaul. If my son decides to attend DePaul we will definitely be back. The check-in process was exceptional after a long drive to Chicago and the staff provided excellent recommendations on local dining.

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

Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Good luck with the college selection process. Hope to see you in the future. Best.

Lansing
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Good location, nothing memorable about the room. Tub didn't drain, hair dryer didn't work. Restaurant was a nice atmosphere but not much variety. Chose it for its proximity to second city. Unlikely to visit again, not because anything was wrong just underwhelmed.

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

Appreciate the honest feedback. Sorry to hear you have encountered couple of issues during your stay. I will make sure we address these immediately. Feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any future plans to come back to Chicago. Best.

Bloomington, Illinois
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This 1928 hotel has been remodel to provide a comfortable place to stay. The furnishings were modern, more upscale. The beds were very comfortable. The room was spotless. The carpet looked new, no stains. The maid was fun to talk to. Heat was controlled via wall units. One worked fine, the other one was a little more fussy.

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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 comments and giving us your honest feedback. Sorry to hear that one of the AC units was not up to standards. I will make sure we address this issue. Please let us know if your travels bring you back to Chicago.

Reviewed 21 December 2016

The hotel Lincoln was very nice but the rooms were VERY small. The staff went out of their way to make our stay lovely. We will return but definitely up grade to a suite. We did not try any of the restaurants, but they looked quaint.

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Anne, Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and will return in the future. Just let us know when you start planning your trip. Best.

Livonia, Michigan
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a place away from downtown at a reasonable price, this is your spot! Staff couldn't be friendlier in this fun boutique hotel. Rooms are small but had what we needed and our view was stunning. Valet available with an option to book a park-and-stay package. We visited family in Lincoln Park/DePaul campus and this was perfect....

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

Thanks for your insightful and positive review Maureen. Let us know if your travels bring you back to Chicago. 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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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: $185 - $575 (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
#22 Green Hotel in Chicago
#23 Family Hotel in Chicago
#24 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#29 Business Hotel in Chicago
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“The elevator is old and noisy so try to get a room away from the elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles annier2014, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room over-looking Lincoln Park.”
 of 5 bubbles RJB4Paris, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Talk w/ staff about different room options - they many different style rooms & are extremely great about explaining each in detail!”
 of 5 bubbles ljudy2, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Awesome Farmers Market across the street on Saturdays and free bike rentals.”
 of 5 bubbles SamishBeachHouse, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had a lake view. It was lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles luvlysaraj, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
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