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Hotel Lincoln

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Lots to do in area from exploring the park across the street to local neighborhoods.

It isn't the swankiest hotel in Chicago, but its location across from Lincoln Park and about 2.5 miles from Downtown made The Hotel Lincoln a relaxing, convenient place to call home for our stay in Chicago. The staff people were great! The Wednesday farmer's market across the street in Lincoln Park was a delightful plus.

Positives: excellent, friendly staff all around, easy check in and out, close to everything we needed to do, spectacular sunrise from our window (facing the lake), bed was comfy and firm, lobby decorated nicely for Halloween, overall very pleasant experience and would stay again Cons: bathtub drained very slowly, heavy rain caused TV to lose picture (they use Direct TV so the problem is with the provider, not the hotel)on some stations as is typical with satellite TV systems.

1.No Refrigerator and staff's reaction of this discomfort 2.Can't be 4+ star hotel 3.room is too small 4.elevator and hallway is not clean 5.no drinking water, no ice

Had a good time at the hotel but we did feel the effects of what we thought was allergies. We checked the AC units in the room, however, and they were nearly black with dirt. Aside from that, everything else was fine.

The staff at Hotel Lincoln goes out of their way to make sure that you are happy and comfortable. I have stayed at a variety of hotels over the past 30 years. During that time , I have recieved the best customer service out of any hotel I have visited from the Hotel Lincon Staff. They truly go above and beyond. We will absolutely be staying here when we visit Chicago again.

We had a fabulous stay. Enjoyed the Lincoln Park Zoo, farmer's market and running near Lake Michigan.

Location is great. Rooms are small. No fridge. Rooftop bar is cool but we couldn't check it out as it's always mobbed with young partiers. $ Front desk staff is very good. Helpful in any way you need. $60 to park is not great.

I had to make a last-minute reservation in Chicago on the north side of town. All of the regular chain hotels that I usually stay at were either full or pricey. The Hotel Lincoln had great reviews and was in a perfect location for my visit. The staff was extremely friendly and even called my room to make sure that everything was OK. There is a bus stop right across the street , and the hotel is only a few blocks from the Lincoln Park zoo. The coffee shop in the lobby was a nice surprise. My room was clean and comfortable. There is a rooftop restaurant at this hotel with amazing views of the Lakeshore in the north side of town. I would highly recommend this hotel.

Upon check in desk attendant tried to charge me again for room stating I hadn't paid yet, but I had to show her multiple times I did and my receipt. She then said "Oh I need a card again for incidentals that will have a $100 hold for a couple days" I gave her a different credit card then I had paid for the room with because I didn't want the $100 hold on my debit account. My stay was over 1 week ago now and the hold is still on there and it's for $239 not $100... frustrating and to top it off she credited my debit card the room charge and then charged the full room price to the credit card I had given her for the incidentals! I wouldn't trust them with any of my credit information and now regretting it. Also they said they had over booked my room type and gave me a free upgrade to a junior suite, which was very nice except that the bed was as hard as a rock....floor was softer. Not a great location either...wouldn't stay here again especially due to the hassle and having to deal with the check in payment details for over 20 min. Also staff not very friendly.

Worn on the edges and corners but otherwise nicely appointed. Couldn't ask for a nicer front desk staff!

Staff were friendly, our room was small but clean. Bathrooms have no counters, making it difficult to get ready

Hotel is located right next to Lincoln park and near Old Town, great location for a tourist. It's a quaint hotel with a roof top bar. I wouldn't suggest this hotel with kids. Our room was tiny. I never saw one a child in the hotel. It was filled with 20 and 30 somethings. I would stay here again at the right price but it was not a very high end hotel. If you fancy, this is not it. :)

Overall terrific. Late late checkin no problem. Only issue seemed to be locating a soft squishy pillow as I had forgotten mine. Small rooms well designed to accommodate everything. Overall a wonderful experience. Again. Not my first time staying there.

All staff extremely nice Great hotel location Very clean

Great place to stay...affordable convenient and amazing rooftop.

Comfy, pleasant, lots to do around the area. The weather was misty to rainy but we still had fun visiting the zoo during the day and shopping. At night we found entertainment nearby and had a fabulous time. Will definitely be back!

Helpful and friendly staff with nice coffee shop in lobby, many restaurants and shops nearby

What a neat place to stay. It's an old hotel, but it has a lot of character. Lots of restaurants, cafes, and shops within walking distance. The top floor has a bar \ cafe with an awesome view overlooking the zoo and nearby parks. Very tasty hamburger! Small breakfast cafe downstairs with really good coffee.

Great front desk Marc or Van made us feel like family. The hotel was so clean and fresh. The roof top was perfect for breakfast and the coner suit we had was big and great views of Lake and city. Everyone that work at the hotel was professional and very sincere. My wife and I would stay here again with out a doubt

1816 N Clark Street Chicago IL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Lincoln Park, Hotel Lincoln is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Park West and Second City. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 184 rooms and conveniences like a 24-hour fitness center, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Centrally located in Chicago, the hotel is also a short walk from Chicago History Museum and Lincoln Park Zoo.


Dining

Enjoy dining at The Kennison, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a full breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

Hotel Lincoln's 184 individually decorated rooms provide coffee makers, safes, and phones. 37-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are also standard.


Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Lincoln enjoy a 24-hour fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is offered for USD 57.00 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include 2 meeting rooms, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, View (Neighborhood View)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible, View (Neighborhood View)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, View (Neighborhood View)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hotel Lincoln

Everyone (26) Couples (42) Business (21) Students (1) Family (21) Other (20) Friends (7)
5

convenient/clean hotel

Everyone

Lots to do in area from exploring the park across the street to local neighborhoods.

By , from Boston on Oct 30, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 10, 2017

Thanks for your review of Hotel Lincoln NElle. We hope you are able to return soon!

5

most helpful staff eve!

Everyone

It isn't the swankiest hotel in Chicago, but its location across from Lincoln Park and about 2.5 miles from Downtown made The Hotel Lincoln a relaxing, convenient place to call home for our stay in Chicago. The staff people were great! The Wednesday farmer's market across the street in Lincoln Park was a delightful plus.

By , from Colorado on Oct 26, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 31, 2017

Thanks for your review of Hotel Lincoln, Cindy. Great to see you enjoyed the Lincoln Park neighborhood! We hope to see you again!

4

room with a view!

Everyone

Positives: excellent, friendly staff all around, easy check in and out, close to everything we needed to do, spectacular sunrise from our window (facing the lake), bed was comfy and firm, lobby decorated nicely for Halloween, overall very pleasant experience and would stay again Cons: bathtub drained very slowly, heavy rain caused TV to lose picture (they use Direct TV so the problem is with the provider, not the hotel)on some stations as is typical with satellite TV systems.

By , from Connecticut on Oct 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 31, 2017

Thanks for your review Dennis. We are very sorry for the television experience you had during your visit, but are glad the remainder of your stay went well. We hope to see you again!

2

this hotel can't be 4.5 star

Everyone

1.No Refrigerator and staff's reaction of this discomfort 2.Can't be 4+ star hotel 3.room is too small 4.elevator and hallway is not clean 5.no drinking water, no ice

By , from new york ny, and bethlehem pa on Sep 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 2, 2017

Thanks for your feedback Peter. Sorry we fell short on your expectations. Should you give us another chance, feel free to reach out to me directly; I am more than happy to personally assist and ensure an enhanced experience. Regards,

3

decent hotel, with some bad after effects.

Everyone

Had a good time at the hotel but we did feel the effects of what we thought was allergies. We checked the AC units in the room, however, and they were nearly black with dirt. Aside from that, everything else was fine.

By , from Atlanta on Sep 19, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 29, 2017

Thank you for your feedback Velvets. Sorry we fell a bit short on your expectations during your visit. Feel free to reach out to me personally should you return to ensure you have an enhanced experience. Regards,

5

5 star service

Everyone

The staff at Hotel Lincoln goes out of their way to make sure that you are happy and comfortable. I have stayed at a variety of hotels over the past 30 years. During that time , I have recieved the best customer service out of any hotel I have visited from the Hotel Lincon Staff. They truly go above and beyond. We will absolutely be staying here when we visit Chicago again.

By , from Seattle on Sep 17, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 29, 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience at Hotel Lincoln with the world Amanda! Great to see you enjoyed yourself here and we hope to see you again. Take care!

5

great hotel with beautiful view of lake michigan!

Everyone

We had a fabulous stay. Enjoyed the Lincoln Park Zoo, farmer's market and running near Lake Michigan.

By , from Grand Rapids, MI on Sep 11, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 29, 2017

Thank you for your review Kelly! Glad to see you enjoyed yourself. We hope to see you again.

3

location is great.

Everyone

Location is great. Rooms are small. No fridge. Rooftop bar is cool but we couldn't check it out as it's always mobbed with young partiers. $ Front desk staff is very good. Helpful in any way you need. $60 to park is not great.

By , from ohio on Sep 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 29, 2017

Thank you for your thorough feedback Mike. I am sorry we fell short on your expectations during your visit with everything from rooftop patrons to the parking price. Feel free to reach out to me should you give us another opportunity; I would be happy to ensure your stay is much more enhanced. Regards,

5

great hotel, great staff, great location!

Everyone
View from the rooftop restaurant.

I had to make a last-minute reservation in Chicago on the north side of town. All of the regular chain hotels that I usually stay at were either full or pricey. The Hotel Lincoln had great reviews and was in a perfect location for my visit. The staff was extremely friendly and even called my room to make sure that everything was OK. There is a bus stop right across the street , and the hotel is only a few blocks from the Lincoln Park zoo. The coffee shop in the lobby was a nice surprise. My room was clean and comfortable. There is a rooftop restaurant at this hotel with amazing views of the Lakeshore in the north side of town. I would highly recommend this hotel.

By on Aug 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 29, 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your experience John! Great to see you enjoyed the Lincoln Park neighborhood and connected with the staff. We hope to see you again!

3

nice hotel but so so experience

Everyone

Upon check in desk attendant tried to charge me again for room stating I hadn't paid yet, but I had to show her multiple times I did and my receipt. She then said "Oh I need a card again for incidentals that will have a $100 hold for a couple days" I gave her a different credit card then I had paid for the room with because I didn't want the $100 hold on my debit account. My stay was over 1 week ago now and the hold is still on there and it's for $239 not $100... frustrating and to top it off she credited my debit card the room charge and then charged the full room price to the credit card I had given her for the incidentals! I wouldn't trust them with any of my credit information and now regretting it. Also they said they had over booked my room type and gave me a free upgrade to a junior suite, which was very nice except that the bed was as hard as a rock....floor was softer. Not a great location either...wouldn't stay here again especially due to the hassle and having to deal with the check in payment details for over 20 min. Also staff not very friendly.

By , from Hampshire, IL on Aug 19, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 29, 2017

I am sorry for your less than stellar experience Jen. We take pride in our costumer service and clearly fell short on this for your stay. Feel free to reach out to me directly should you like to book a future stay to ensure nothing more than a wonderful experience. Regards,