Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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1816 North Clark, Chicago, IL 60614
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Just checked into Hotel Lincoln. It's very stylish with friendly staff. It's also centrally located with a trendy bar that draws the whole city.

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Bar
Restaurant
Fitness Center
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Business Center
Meeting Rooms
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms
Room Service

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Local from Chicago, Illinois, USA

Just checked into Hotel Lincoln. It's very stylish with friendly staff. It's also centrally located with a trendy bar that draws the whole city.

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Columbia, Missouri

Raf and Cora's reviews are spot on. I will add that the coffee shop is a great touch, and they know how to properly make good tasting products. The in-house Restaurant is a great alternative to an evening, when you're tired from a busy day. The food on the menu is farm fresh and the menu is a host to many unique vegetarian options. The king size suites are very trendy and the decor is a great mix of retro meets a 1980's Japanese luxury suite. We had two full bathrooms, a kitchen, dining room table and a living room with an actual full-size couch and coffee table. The bed was a platform bed, but it was so firm that it took a hour each morning for the lower back pain to subside. I didn't like that part at all. The hotel at Christmas time is the best. It is located across from the highly decorated Christmas display at The Lincoln Zoo! A must see for folks traveling with children.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

What a fabulous hotel! Everything you could wish for if you want charm, local flavor, and sweet fun. Coffee shop and restaurant in the lobby. Rooftop bar with spectacular views. Staff so laid back yet friendly and attentive. Need a touring bike to explore the park or neighborhood? An umbrella? Wifi? Whatever... Just enjoy. Hotel and rooms are decorated with that retro flavor and have windows that actually open. This place defines charm!

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Singapore, Singapore

This hotel is in fact quite popular with locals, who frequent the first floor restaurant for brunch and dinner, and its patio seating during the warmer months. The rooftop bar, J Parker, is also a favorite neighborhood watering hole, and the view of Lincoln Park and the Lincoln Park Zoo is gorgeous. The hotel has a hip charm, and the staff members are energetic and knowledgeable about nearby attractions. Hotel Lincoln is ideally situated for access to important Chicago institutions such as the zoo and Second City, the legendary improvisional comedy theater. Nearby Wells Street and Lincoln Avenue offer plenty of dining options, and Chicago’s downtown is only a twenty-minute bus ride away. In addition to the cute décor, Hotel Lincoln has state-of-the-art amenities and modern appliances throughout. There is also a café in the hotel lobby that is open during the day.

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Local from Chicago, Illinois, USA

The rooms at Hotel Lincoln are small, but I think that's a tiny, tiny problem considering all it's got going. It's in a great location, just steps away from the zoo and the lake, and it has incredible views. The decor is warm and eye catching, with lots of interesting details (I love the drawer pulls on the check-in desk). There's free wifi throughout the hotel, a coffee shop in the lobby that opens daily at 6:30 am. The restaurant on the ground floor has a Michelin starred chef and is rated in the top 15 brunch spots in Chicago, while the rooftop restaurant is open for dinner year round and overlooks the lake. There was really nothing not to like here.

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Local from Chicago, Illinois

Considering its size and location, it’s surprising that Hotel Lincoln still feels like a boutique hotel. Its amenities rival that of downtown hotels, but I thought this spot felt pretty bustle-free. There’s a downstairs café, and visitors can enjoy elegant dining inside the building at Perennial Virant. In the warmer months, the J. Parker rooftop lounge offers fancy cocktails and beautiful views of the lake. Fun fact: the J. Parker is named after President Lincoln’s bodyguard—the one that went out for a drink on his shift when Lincoln was assassinated.

I think the biggest draw of this hotel is the fact that it’s located across the street from Lincoln Park. I can imagine waking up in the morning, looking out on the lake, grabbing a coffee at the café downstairs, and taking a stroll through the park. The free, year-round Lincoln Park Zoo is two skips away, and wintertime visitors can also stroll to the steamy, jungle-like Lincoln Park Conservatory.

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The Chicagoland Area, Illinois, USA

A nice hotel located between downtown and Boys town was host to my wife an I New Years eve night. The rooms are average in size but are nice. We would not have gone due to the price if not for a Groupon we used.

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Local from Chicago, Illinois, USA

Maybe you don't want to stay in the thick of downtown or can't find a room... Hotel Lincoln is a good solution for you because it is just a short cab or train ride from The Loop and just steps away from Lincoln Park Zoo. The staff here tries harder- and that's solid gold in my book.

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San Jose, California, USA
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Another cute JDV hotel that is also pet friendly! There is a restaurant and coffee shop as well. Great location next to Lincoln Park. Everything else is a short bus ride away.

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Belmont, California, USA

Loved this funky cool JDV hotel in Lincoln Park! The rooms can be on the small side but they're cozy and nicely appointed. Their newly opened rooftop bar, The J. Parker, has one of the best views in all of Chicago. I didn't get a chance to try their highly acclaimed restaurant, Perennial Virant or their coffee shop, but I did get to rent one of their bikes to cruise along the lake. They also have pedicabs in the afternoon that will take you to a nearby destination. Also, they're pet friendly and have free wifi!

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • iPod docking station
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Picnic area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
Parking
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
Pets
  • Pets allowed
  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 2
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • ATM/banking
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
Bed
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Coffee/tea maker
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Satellite TV service
  • Premium TV channels
  • LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • HDTV
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Individually decorated
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 184
  • Number of floors - 12
  • Year Built 1920
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