Hotel Lincoln a Joie de Vivre Hotel ★★★★

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Check-in: Feb 22, 2016 Check-out: Feb 24, 2016
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With its brick facade featuring ornamental inlays above the windows, the Hotel Lincoln a Joie de Vivre Hotel Chicago highlights the heyday of Chicago School architecture. With an interior decor heavily influenced by the Jazz Age, the rooms and hallways feature paintings in the American Realism style that emphasizes the pre-war atmosphere of this boutique hotel. In stark contrast to the hotel's interior, the J. Parker Rooftop Bar is furnished with modern furniture and fixtures that create an inviting setting for drinking cocktails and feeling the breeze of "The Windy City."


Key facts

Located just north of downtown Chicago, the Hotel Lincoln a Joie de Vivre Hotel is within walking distance of Lincoln Park Zoo and the Chicago History Museum. Additionally, you have convenient access to North Avenue Beach along Lake Michigan. Fine dining is available at Perennial Virant, which serves gourmet dishes like seared Atlantic salmon and grilled beef loin. Opened by Chef Paul Virant, this upscale restaurant takes pride in using locally sourced ingredients. From sparkling wine to champagne, the Perennial Virant is also stocked with fine spirits while those craving less adult beverages can visit Elaine's Coffee Call located near the lobby. Open 24 hours, the fitness studio at the Hotel Lincoln a Joie de Vivre Hotel Chicago offers weight training and cardiovascular workouts.


Perenial Virant
Opened in May 2011. James Beard Award winning writer Mike Gebert called it, "The Best Restaurant of 2011," and Chicago Magazine called it "a damn good restaurant." Chef Virant was nominated for Best Chefs Great Lakes at the James Beard Awards in 2011, was named Food and Wine's Best New Chefs 2007, and has appeared on Iron Chef.

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  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities


  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Pet friendly


  • Fitness center or spa
  • Fitness Center


  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room service


  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities


  • WiFi


  • Parking

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Nearby points of interest

History Museum 0.3 mi
North Avenue Beach 0.4 mi
Lincoln Park Zoo 0.4 mi
Second City 0.5 mi
Steppenwolf Theatre 0.8 mi
Peggy Notebaert Museum 0.8 mi
Chicago Historical Society 0.8 mi
Michigan Avenue 0.9 mi
Lincoln Park 0.9 mi
Oak Street Beach 1 mi
Biograph Theater 1.1 mi
Victory Gardens Theater 1.1 mi
Washington Square Park 1.1 mi
Alumni Hall 1.2 mi
Water Tower 1.2 mi
John Hancock Center 1.3 mi
Drury Lane Theatre 1.3 mi
Kendall College 1.3 mi
Holy Name Cathedral 1.4 mi
Seneca Park 1.4 mi
Museum of Contemporary Art 1.4 mi
Lake Shore Park 1.5 mi
Terra Museum of American Art 1.5 mi
Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr 1.6 mi
North Michigan Avenue 1.7 mi
Polish Museum of America 1.7 mi
Tribune Tower 1.8 mi
Museum of Broadcast Communications 1.8 mi
Wrigley Building 1.8 mi
Merchandise Mart 1.9 mi
Marina City 1.9 mi
Lake Point Tower 2 mi
Harold Washington College 2.1 mi
Chicago Theater 2.1 mi
Goodman Theatre 2.1 mi
Children Museum 2.1 mi
Oriental Theatre 2.1 mi
Prudential Plaza 2.1 mi
Navy Pier 2.2 mi
Cadillac Palace Theatre 2.2 mi
City Hall 2.2 mi
Macys 2.2 mi
Chicago Cultural Center 2.2 mi
Harris Theater 2.2 mi
Opera House 2.3 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Rate based on Check-in: Feb 22, 2016 Check-out: Feb 24, 2016